Books of Influence

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Apology by Plato
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm
The Bhagavad-Gita
Buddhism: Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Centaur by John Updike
Collected Poems by Wallace Stevens
Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison
The Dhammapada
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
The Early Stories: 1953-1975 by John Updike
The Empty Mirror by Janwillem van de Wetering
The Enormous Room by E.E. Cummings
Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck
The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Homecoming by Harold Pinter
The Invention of Love by Tom Stoppard
King Lear by William Shakespeare
The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell
London Fields by Martin Amis
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
New and Collected Poems by Richard Wilbur
Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley
Pictures from an Institution by Randall Jarrell
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
The Question of God by Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.
Realizing Genjokoan by Shohaku Okumura
Skeleton Key by Stephen King
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Something Happened by Joseph Heller
Sonnets by William Shakespeare
The Stand by Stephen King
Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
Tao-Te-Ching by Lao Tse
Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
The Trial of Socrates by I.F. Stone
U & I by Nicholson Baker
The Upanishads
V by Thomas Pynchon
Vladimir Nabokov: The Russian Years by Brian Boyd
Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years by Brian Boyd
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
The Writers at Work Series by George Plimpton
Zen Art by Holmes and Horioka
Zen Buddhism: Selected Writings of D.T. Suzuki
Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics by R.H. Blyth
Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
9 Stories by J.D. Salinger