Two of the new entries are novels: Shusaku Endo's Deep River and Milan Kundera's Immortality . One is an autobiography, Where Thousands Fell , by Bapst Library Liturgical Collections Curator William J. Leonard, SJ, an account of his experiences as a chaplain in World War II. The fourth addition is David Hackett Fischer's Paul Revere's Ride , the fascinating story of a defining event in the American Revolution.
Devoted readers of this annual column will recall that Shusaku Endo appeared once earlier on the list with his Silence , and Fr. Leonard's previous appearance was with his The Letter Carrier .
Given the current litigious climate in this country, I will refrain from naming those removed from the list, since they are bound to suffer financially as their book sales plummet.
I want to point out that Prof. Emeritus Thomas O'Connor's (History) newest book, The Boston Irish: A Political History , would have been on the list, except that at press time I had not yet read it. However, I am rectifying this omission even as this week's Chronicle heads off to the presses, and I am confident that Tom O'Connor will grace the Dean's List next year.
All of the titles on Fr. Neenan's Dean's List of Recommended Reading for 1995 can be found in the Boston College Libraries and are available in the Boston College Bookstore.
James Agee, A Death in the Family
Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim
Arthur Ashe, Days of Grace
George Bernanos, Diary of a Country Priest
Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons
Albert Camus, The Fall
Ethan Canin, Emperor of the Air
Ralph Ellison, The Invisible Man
Shusaku Endo, Deep River
David Hackett Fischer, Paul Revere's Ride
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory
Etty Hillesum, An Interrupted Life
James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
John Keegan, Face of Battle
Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees
Milan Kundera, Immortality
Guiseppe Lampedusa, The Leopard
William J. Leonard, SJ, Where Thousands Fell
David McCullough, Truman
Gloria Naylor, Women of Brewster Place
John O'Malley, SJ, The First Jesuits
Jaroslav Pelikan, Jesus Through the Centuries
Wallace Stegner, Collected Short Stories
Sigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter
Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
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