Topics and Reading List: Summer School 2013
Below you will find the final reading list for The Rockford Institute's 2013 Summer School, Reactionary Radicals of the 20th Century. A star (*) indicates a reading-list priority.
*Maurice Barrès: The Uprooted (free eBook)
Maurice Barrès: Colette Badoche (free eBook)
*Georges Bernanos: The Diary of a Country Priest
Donald Davidson: "Still Rebels, Still Yankees"
*T.S. Eliot: The Waste Land
T.S. Eliot: Notes Towards a Definition of Culture
Julius Evola: Men Among the Ruins (free eBook, begins at p. 112)
Eric Gill: “Work”
*Eric Gill: "Private Property"
Ernst Jünger: Storm of Steel
*Ernst Jünger: "On Pain"
*Pope Pius IX: Syllabus of Errors
Pope Pius IX: Quanta cura
*Pope Pius X: Pascendi dominici gregis
*Ezra Pound: Selected Prose, 1909-1965 (New Directions), particularly "ABC of Economics," "What is Money for?," "An Introduction to the Economic Nature of the United States," "Gold and Work 1944," and other essays and passages from relevant writings.
Ezra Pound: "Canto XLV"
*Ezra Pound: "Hugh Selwyn Mauberley"
*Ezra Pound: Guide to Kulchur, section in praise of Quadragesimo Anno (handout)
Anthony Powell: A Dance to the Music of Time (12 vols.), particularly The Acceptance World (vol. 3, 1955), The Military Philosophers (vol. 9, 1968), and Books Do Furnish a Room (vol. 10, 1971). (*A summary of the entire work is available.)
*Georges Sorel: Reflections on Violence (free pdf)
*Oswald Spengler: The Decline of the West
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
*C.F.A. Voysey: “Ideas in Things” (1909)
*Frank Lloyd Wright: excerpts from A Testament (1957) and from his London lectures of 1939