Reading List

Suggested Readings

The Stranger    Albert Camus

Exile and the Kingdom    Albert Camus

The Shallows    Nicholas Carr

The Lives of Children    George Dennison

The School and Society    John Dewey

Experience and Education    John Dewey

Crime and Punishment    Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Idiot    Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Unconditioned Mind    David Moody

The Fire Next Time   James Baldwin

Slouching Toward Bethlehem    Joan Didion

Essays of the 1960s and 70s    Susan Sontag

Heart of Darkness    Joseph Conrad

Tropic of Cancer    Henry Miller

Escape from Freedom    Erich Fromm

Dumbing Us Down    John Taylor Gatto

Steppenwolf    Hermann Hesse

How Children Learn    John Holt

Deschooling Society    Ivan Illich

Never Let Me Go    Kazuo Ishiguro

Let the Great World Spin    Colum McCann

The Trial    Franz Kafka

On the Road    Jack Kerouac

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest    Ken Kesey

I Won’t Learn from You    Herbert Kohl

Education and the Significance of Live    J. Krishnamurti

The Wholeness of Life    J. Krishnamurti

The Divided Self    R.D. Laing

The Politics of Experience    R.D. Laing

Summerhill School    A. S. Neill

Thus Spake Zarathustra    Friedrich Nietzsche

The Psychology of the Child (with Barbel Inhelder)    Jean Piaget

The End of Education    Neil Postman

Letters to a Young Poet    Rainer Maria Rilke

Walden    Henry David Thoreau

Leaves of Grass    Walt Whitman 

A Room of One’s Own    Virginia Woolf