1979-1983

Since the 1960's, Art Garfunkel has been a voracious reader.  We are pleased to present a listing of every book Art has read since 1968.To view a list of Art Garfunkel's favorite books, go to Favorites. Books with astericks are favorites.

148. Feb 1979 John McPhee Coming Into the Country 1976 438 pp.
149. Mar 1979 William Manchester The Glory and the Dream 1974 1302 pp.
150. May 1979 L.N. Tolstoy Ressurrection 1899 568 pp.
151. Jun 1979 Paul Bowles The Sheltering Sky 1949 305 pp.
152. Jun 1979 Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness 1902 111 pp.
153. Jul 1979 Yukio Mishima Spring Snow 1968 376 pp.
154. Jul 1979 James Joll European History since 1870 1973 486 pp.
155. Aug 1979 Norman Mailer Marilyn 1974 262 pp.
156. Aug 1979 Jean Rhys Good Morning, Midnight * 1974 190 pp.
157. Aug 1979 John Irving The World According to Garp 1976 609 pp.
158. Sep 1979 Plato The Protagoras, The Meno 430, 402b.c. 157 pp.
159. Sep 1979 Richard Price Ladies' Man * 1978 264 pp.
160. Sep 1979 James M. Cain The Postman Always Rings Twice 1934 120 pp.
161. Sep 1979 Jean Rhys Voyage in the Dark * 1934 159 pp.
162. Sep 1979 Adam Smith The Wealth of Nations 1776 347 pp.
163. Nov 1979 John C. Brandt and Stephen P. Maran New Horizons in Astronomy 1979 533 pp.
164. Nov 1979 Margaret Mead Male and Female 1949 344 pp.
165. Nov 1979 Friedrich Nietzsche Ecco Homo 1888 134 pp.
166. Nov 1979 A. Alvarez The Savage God 1971 272 pp.
167. Nov 1979 Thomas Hardy Jude the Obscure * 1896 511 pp.
168. Dec 1979 George Santayana The Sense of Beauty 1896 164 pp.
169. Dec 1979 Jonathan Swift Gulliver's Travels * 1726 360 pp.
170. Dec 1979 W.B. Yeats Autobiography 1922 387 pp.
171. Dec 1979 John Reed Ten Days that Shook the World 1926 351 pp.
172. Jan 1980 Isaac Bashevis Singer The Slave * 1962 287 pp.
173. Jan 1980 John Dewey Liberalism and Social Action 1935 93 pp.
174. Jan 1980 Studs Turkel Working 1972 762 pp.
175. Feb 1980 Charles Dickens Great Expectations 1861 512 pp.
176. Jul 1980 Jean-Jacques Rousseau Botany, a study of pure curiosity 1781 122 pp.
177. Jul 1980 Henry James The American 1875 325 pp.
178. Jul 1980 Len Jenkin New Jerusalem Unpub-lished 204 pp.
179. Sep 1980 Jean Dorst The Life of Birds, vol. 1 * 1971 341 pp.
180. Sep 1980 Marcel Proust Within a Budding Grove * 1920 386 pp.
181. Oct 1980 Lester C. Thurow The Zero-Sum Society 1980 214 pp.
182. Nov 1980 John Huston An Open Book 1980 373 pp.
183. Nov 1980 Mordecai Richler Joshua, Then and Now 1980 435 pp.
184. Jan 1981 W.X.C. Guthrie Socrates 1969 187 pp.
185. Jan 1981 Jonathan Miller The Body in Question 1978 341 pp.
186. Feb 1981 Edward Gibbon The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Abridged) * 1787 713 pp.
187. Feb 1981 J.P. Donleavy The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman * 1977 402 pp.
188. Mar 1981 James Joyce A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man * 1916 253 pp.
189. Mar 1981 John Steinbeck The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights 1976 349 pp.
190. Jun 1981 J.D. Salinger uncollected short stories, vol. 2 (containing "The Inverted Forest") Unpublished 1947 107 pp.
191. Jun 1981 Gary Zukav The Dancing Wu Li Masters * 1979 332 pp.
192. Jun 1981 Johann Wolfgang Goethe Faust (part one) 1805 197 pp.
193. Jul 1981 David Halberstam The Powers That Be * 1979 1027 pp.
194. Jul 1981 Laurie Lee As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning 1969 186 pp.
195. Jul 1981 Benvenuto Cellini Autobiography 1562 397 pp.
196. Aug 1981 Isaac Bashevis Singer Lost in America 1981 259 pp.
197. Sep 1981 Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby 1839 934 pp.
198. Oct 1981 Jack London Martin Eden 1909 348 pp.
199. Oct 1981 Henry James Washington Square 1880 174 pp.
200. Oct 1981 Aristotle On Poetry and Style c.350b.c. 106 pp.
201. Oct 1981 Saint Augustine Confessions * 398a.d. 347 pp.
202. Nov 1981 Joan Edelman Spero The Politics of International Economic Relations 1981 334 pp.
203. Nov 1981 Francois Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel 1534 712 pp.
204. Dec 1981 David Halberstam The Breaks of the Game 1981 360 pp.
205. Dec 1981 Immanuel Kant Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals 1785 92 pp.
206. Dec 1981 Einhard The Life of Charlemagne 830 67 pp.
207. Jan 1982 David Hume An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding 1748 124 pp.
208. Jan 1982 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Don Quixote * 1604 940 pp.
209. Jan 1982 Virginia Woolf A Room of One's Own * 1929 118 pp.
210. Jan 1982 Gustave Flaubert The Dictionary of Accepted Ideas c.1882 92 pp.
211. Feb 1982 Baldesar Castiglione The Book of the Courtier * 1518 345 pp.
212. Feb 1982 Charles Major When Knighthood Was in Flower 1898 294 pp.
213. Feb 1982 Giovanni Pico della Mirandola Oration on the Dignity of Man 1487 69 pp.
214. Feb 1982 David C. Gompert, Michael Mandelbaum, Richard L. Garwin, John H. Barton Nuclear Weapons and World Politics 1977 354 pp.
215. Mar 1982 D.M. Thomas The White Hotel * 1981 240 pp.
216. Mar 1982 Willard Gaylin, Ira Glasser, Steven Marcus, David Rochman Doing Good(The Limits of Benevolence) 1978 168 pp.
217. Apr 1982 Jane Austen Emma 1816 471 pp.
218. Apr 1982 John Calvin On God and Political Duty 1535 (and 1561) 121 pp.
219. Apr 1982 Leon Edel Henry James - The Middle Years: 1882--1895 * 1962 389 pp.
220. May 1982 Milan Kundera The Book of Laughter and Forgetting 1980 237 pp.
221. May 1982 Yukio Mishima Runaway Horses 1969 423 pp.
222. May 1982 Albert Einstein The World As I See It c.1932 112 pp.
223. May 1982 Ivan Turgenev First Love 1860 107 pp.
224. May 1982 Vincent Wright The Government and Politics of France 1978 253 pp.
225. May 1982 Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea 1966 156 pp.
226. May 1982 Lionel Trilling Sincerity and Authenticity 1971 158 pp.
227. May 1982 Christopher Isherwood Prater Violet 1945 160 pp.
228. Jun 1982 Johan Huizinga The Waning of the Middle Ages * 1919 335 pp.
229. Jun 1982 Honoré de Balzac The Black Sheep * 1842 339 pp.
230. Jun 1982 Martin Buber On Judaism 1909 to 1951 231 pp.
231. Jun 1982 David Sylvester Napoleon and the French Empire 1978 90 pp.
232. Jul 1982 Robert S. Lopez The Three Ages of the Italian Renaissance 1970 74 pp.
233. Jul 1982 Marie Sandoz Crazy Horse 1942 413 pp.
234. Aug 1982 David McClintick Indecent Exposure 1982 521 pp.
235. Sep 1982 Fyodor Dostoevsky The Adolescent 1874 599 pp.
236. Oct 1982 Robert Graves Goodbye to All That 1929 347 pp.
237. Oct 1982 Robert G. Weisbord Ebony Kinship * 1973 220 pp.
238. Oct 1982 Marc Bloch Feudal Society Vol. 1 1940 279 pp.
239. Nov 1982 John Updike Bech is Back 1982 195 pp.
240. Dec 1982 The Book of Job 63 pp.
241. Dec 1982 Robin Lane Fox The Search for Alexander 1980 441 pp.
242. Dec 1982 James Joyce Stephen Hero 1906 253 pp.
243. Dec 1982 William Shakespeare Antony and Cleopatra 1607 133 pp.
244. Dec 1982 Lawrence Durrell Justine 1957 245 pp.
245. Feb 1983 William James The Varieties of Religious Experience * 1902 500 pp.
246. Feb 1983 André Breton Nadja 1928 160 pp.
247. Feb 1983 Stephen Jay Gould Ever Since Darwin 1977 271 pp.
248. Feb 1983 Mikhail Bulgakov The Master and Margarita 1940 402 pp.
249. Mar 1983 John Le Carré Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 1974 317 pp.
250. Mar 1983 Thornton Wilder The Bridge of San Luis Rey * 1927 124 pp.
251. Apr 1983 51 writers (a source book) Introduction to Contemporary Civilization in the West, Vol. 1 880 pp.
252. May 1983 Jean-Jacques Rousseau The Confessions 1781 606 pp.
253. May 1983 Tom Wolfe The Painted Word 1975 120 pp.
254. Jun 1983 Patrick Humphries Bookends - The Simon and Garfunkel Story 1982 186 pp.
255. Jun 1983 Emil Ludwig Napoleon * 1926 682 pp.
256. Jul 1983 Jean-Jacques Rousseau The Social Contract and
Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
1762 and 1755 226 pp.
257. Aug 1983 Arnt Eliassen and Kaare Pedersen Meteorology, an Introductory Course, Vol. 1 chapters 1, 2, 3 1977 135 pp.
258. Aug 1983 Jean-Jacques Rousseau Reveries of the Solitary Walker 1778 155 pp.
259. Aug 1983 Henry David Thoreau Walden * 1854 247 pp.
260. Aug 1983 Peter Gay The Enlightenment (The Rise of Modern Paganism) * 1966 419 pp.
261. Aug 1983 Plutarch Makers of Rome (from Lives) c.100a.d. 366 pp.
262. Se. 1983 Basho The Narrow Road to the Deep North
and other travel sketches
1670--90 147 pp.
263. Sep 1983 W. Somerset Maugham The Razor's Edge * 1944 314 pp.
264. Sep 1983 Aaron Copland Copland on Music 1944--59 280 pp.
265. Sep 1983 Moliere 'The Misanthrope' (a play) 1666 55 pp.
266. Sep 1983 Dylan Thomas Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog 1940 128 pp.
267. Sep 1983 Isaac Asimov The Human Body 1963 309 pp.
268. Sep 1983 Vladimir Nabokov Lectures on Literature * 1980 382 pp.
269. Sep 1983 Aeschylus The Oresteian Trilogy c.480b.c. 203 pp.
270. Oct 1983 Sophocles 'Electra' (a play) 435b.c. 55 pp.
271. Oct 1983 William Shakespeare 'Trolius and Cressida' 1602 152 pp.
272. Oct 1983 Cicero Selected Works c. 60b.c. 160 pp.
273. Nov 1983 Elie Wiesel The Testament 1981 261 pp.
274. Nov 1983 Tom Stoppard 'Albert's Bridge' (1969);
'If You're Glad I'll Be Frank' (1969),
'Artist Descending a Staircase' (1973)
(three plays for radio)
116 pp.
275. Nov 1983 Sappho, Pindar, Solon, and 23 others Greek Lyrics
(translated by Richard Lattimore)
c.650--500b.c. 82 pp.
276. Dec 1983 Robertson Davies One Half of Robertson Davies 1978 286 pp.
277. Dec 1983 Basile Kerblay Modern Soviet Society 1983 306 pp.