- "Intimate Revolt", Julia Kristeva
- "Surprised by Sin: The Reader in 'Paradise Lost'", Stanley Fish
- "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions", Thomas Kuhn
- "Contingency, Irony and Solidarity", Richard Rorty
- "Government", B. Traven
Needless to say I ended up with none of these. I picked up a Stanley Elkin novel and a book on the modern political history of the Gulf states, and went home and read about Nazis, weeping like a woman the whole time. Well, weeping like a very mannish woman, who is weeping over her inability to purchase a couple of books by postmodernist philosophers. Those kinds of tears are rare indeed, but no less real.