Books Read, 2013

As I posted for 2011 and 2012, here is a list of books I’ve read over the past year.

Asterisks mark those that are re-reads.

Ælfric, various homilies and hagiographies

*Alexander, Lloyd: The Chronicles of Prydain (The Book of Three; The Black Cauldron; The Castle of Llyr; Taran Wanderer; and The High King)
Aristotle, Poetics
Augustine: Confessions
Augustine: De libero arbitrio (Concerning Free Will)
Augustine: De quantitate animae (Concerning the Size of the Soul)
Austen, Jane: Emma
Bradshaw, John: Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
Bredehoft, Thomas: Early English Metre
Bremmer, Jan: The Early Greek Concept of the Soul
Cavell, Megan: Weaving Words and Binding Bodies: The Poetics of Human Experience in Old English Literature (unpublished ms)
Clemoes, Peter: Interactions of Thought and Language in Old English Poetry
Dante, The Inferno
*Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe
Dennett, Daniel: Elbow Room: The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting
Dennett, Daniel: Freedom Evolves
Fagin, Don: Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
Gibbs, Raymond: Poetics of the Mind: Figurative Thought, Language, and Understanding
Greenfield, Stanley: Hero and Exile: The Art of Old English Poetry
Grundy, Lynne: Books and Grace: Ælfric’s Theology
Harbus, Antonina: The Life of the Mind in Old English Poetry
*Haywood, Eliza: Fantomina
Hitchings, Henry: The Language Wars: A History of Proper English
Hitchens, Christopher, ed.: The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
Homer: The Iliad
Hume, Kathryn: Surviving Your Academic Job Hunt
Low, Soon Ai: The Anglo-Saxon Mind: Metaphor and Common Sense Psychology in Old English Literature (Ph.D. dissertation)
Morris, Colin: The Discovery of the Individual, 1050–1200
Njal’s Saga
Nunberg, Geoffrey: Ascent of the A-Word:Assholism, the First Sixty Years
Ovid: Metamorphoses
Phillips, Michael: Heart, Mind, and Soul in Old English: A Semantic Study (Ph.D. dissertation)
Plato: Symposium
*Pope, Alexander: The Rape of the Lock
Robinson, Fred: Beowulf and the Appositive Style
Ryan, Christopher and Cacilda Jetha: Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships
Savage, Dan: American Savage: On Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics
Selections from Old Norse sagas and poems
Tyler, Elizabeth: Old English Poetics: The Aesthetics of the Familiar in Anglo-Saxon England
Ullman, Walter: The Individual and Society in the Middle Ages
Virgil, The Aeneid
Wehlau, Ruth: “The Riddle of Creation”: Metaphor Structures in Old English Poetry
White, Curtis: The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a Culture of Easy Answers

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