Art Garfunkel’s booklist

18 Oct

While we’re on the subject of book lists, it turns out that Art Garfunkel posts a list of every book he has read since 1968. He includes a list of favorite books. It is interesting to see Garfunkel’s interest in the mystic Gurdjieff.

Here is Garfunkel’s note to his younger self:

3 Responses to “Art Garfunkel’s booklist”

  1. yogibattle October 18, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    Very interesting. Today’s popular musical artists don’t even have a book list. Many of them probably have ghost song writers. I like how Garfunkel read a lot of Gurdjieff and Castaneda in his early days.

    • jecgenovese October 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

      Thank you for your comment. I have to confess that I don’t know that much about Gurdjieff, but intend to look into his writings. On the other hand, as someone who was trained in anthropology, I have come to be very skeptical about Castaneda’s work.

      • yogibattle October 19, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

        I agree and read Casteneda as fiction. As much of a charlatan he turned out to be, he described the apprenticeship/teacher model in a way that is accessible to the Western mind.

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