Idiotic Bibliography

MedTrek-related books read by  The Idiot.

A partial bibliography of publications cited in “The Idiot and the Odyssey: Walking the Mediterranean,” “The Idiot and the Odyssey II: Myth, Madness and Magic on the Mediterranean,” and/or used for research for the upcoming (2018) sequel “The Idiot and the Odyssey III: Alexander the Great Walks the Mediterranean.”


“365 Tao Daily Meditations,” Deng Ming-Dao, Harper San Francisco, 1992.


“Alexander the Great At War,” Ruth Sheppard, Osprey Publishing, 2008.


“Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy,” John Maxwell O’Brien, Routledge, 1992.


“The Alexandria Quartet,” Lawrence Durrell, Faber, 1968.


“The Anabasis of Alexander, Or The History of the Wars and Conquests of Alexander the Great,” Arrian of Nicomedia, Translation by E. J. Chinnock, Hodder and Stoughton, 1884.


“Barcelona,” Robert Hughes, Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.


“Be Still and Know: Reflections from Living Buddha, Living Christ,” Thich Nhat Hanh, Riverhead Books, 1996.


“The Bull From The Sea,” Mary Renault, Pantheon Books, 1962.


“Bullfinch’s Mythology: The Greek and Roman Fables Illustrated,” Thomas Bullfinch, The Viking Press, 1979.


“Celebrating Homer’s Landscapes: Troy and Ithaca Revisited,” J.V. Luce, Yale University Press, 1998.


“Coastal Pleasures: Perusing the French Coastline,” Elizabeth Billhardt, Editions PC, 1999.


“The Colossus of Maroussi,” Henry Miller, New Directions Books, 1941.


“Chronicle of Tao: The Secret Life of a Taoist Master,” Deng Ming-Dao, Harper Collins, 1993.


“D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths,” Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire, Yearling Books, 1962.


“Deus lo Volt!” Evan S. Connell, Counterpoint, 2000.


“The Dictaean Cave,” Georgios I.Panagiotakis, Lassithi, 1988.


“The Eternal Drama: The Inner Meaning of Greek Mythology,” Edward F. Edinger, Shambhala, 1994.


“Fidelity: How to Create a Loving Relationship That Lasts,” Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, 2011.


“Fire from Heaven,” Mary Renault, Pantheon Books, 1969.


“Funeral Games,” Mary Renault, Pantheon Books, 1981.


“The Gold of Troy: The Story of Heinrich Schliemann and the Buried Cities of Ancient Greece,” Robert Payne, Funk & Wagnalls, 1958.


“The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean,” David Abulafia, Oxford University Press, 2011.


“Greeks Gods and Heroes,” Robert Graves, Doubleday & Company, 1960.


“The Greek Islands,” Lawrence Durrell, The Viking Press, 1978.


“A History of Western Philosophy,” Bertrand Russell, Simon and Schuster, 1945.


“Homeric Moments: Clues to Delight in Reading The Odyssey and The Iliad,” Eva Brann, Paul Dry Books, 2002.


“The Iliad,” Homer, Translated by Robert Fitzgerald, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1974.


“Journey Into Cyprus,” Colin Thubron, Heinemann Educational Books, 1975.


“A Literary Companion to Travel in Greece,” Edited by Richard Stoneman, Penguin Books, 1984.


“The Long Road Turns To Joy: A Guide to Walking Meditation,” Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press, 1996.


“A Mediterranean Feast,” Clifford A. Wright, William Morrow, 1999.


“The Mediterranean in History,” David Abulafia, J. Paul Getty Trust Publications, 2003.


“The Mediterranean: Saga of a Sea,” Emil Ludwig, Whittlesey House, 1942.


Michelin Country Green Guides (France, Spain, Italy, Greece), Michelin Travel Publications.


“Middlesex,” Jeffrey Eugenides, Picador, 2002.


“Myths and Legends of the Ages,” Marlon N. French, Hart Publishers, 1951.


“The Nature of Alexander,” Mary Renault, Pantheon Books, 1975.


“No-Man’s Lands: One Man’s Odyssey Through The Odyssey,” Scott Huler, Crown Publishers, 2008.


“Odysseus Unbound: The Search for Homer’s Ithaca,” Robert Bittlestone, Cambridge University Press, 2005.


“The Odyssey,” Homer, Translated by Robert Fagles, Penguin Books, 1997.


“The Odyssey,” Homer, Translated by Robert Fitzgerald, Doubleday & Co., 1961.


“The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel,” Nikos Kazantzakis, Translation by Kimon Friar, Simon and Schuster, 1958.


“The Odyssey For Boys and Girls,” Alfred J. Church, The Macmillan Company, 1949.


“On The Shores of the Mediterranean,” Eric Newby, Harvill Press, 1984.


“Pan Am’s Insider’s Rome,” Random House, 1972.


“The Persian Boy,” Mary Renault, Pantheon Books, 1972.


“The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean,” Paul Theroux, Hamish Hamilton, 1993.


“Plutarch’s Lives,” Volume IV, Plutarch, Translation by John Dryden, Revised by A. H. Clough, Little, Brown and Company, 1902.


“Route 66 A.D. – On The Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists,” Tony Perrottet, Random House, 2002.


“The Rough Guide to Egypt,” Rough Guides, 2013.


“Sicily: Three Thousand Years of Human History,” Sandra Benjamin, Steerforth Press, 2006.


“Siddhartha,” Herman Hesse, Translated by Hilda Rosner, New Directions, 1951.


“A Simple Path,” The Dalai Lama, Thorsons, 2000.


“The Song of Achilles: A Novel (P.S.)”, Madeline Miller, HarperCollins, 2012.


“The Story of the Iliad,” Alfred J. Church, The Macmillan Company, 1904.


“Swim: Why We Love The Water,” Lynn Sherr, Public Affairs, 2012.


“Tao Te Ching,” Lao Tsu, Translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English, Vintage Books Edition, March 1997.


“A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf,” John Muir, Houghton Mifflin, 1916.


“The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying,” Sogyal Rinpoche, HarperCollins, 1993.


“Three-Way Mirror: Istanbul, Athens, Rome,” Michael Kuser, Citlembik/Nettleberry Publications, 2010.


“The Tomb of Alexander,” Sean Hemingway, Hutchinson, 2012.


“Travels With Herodotus,” Ryszard Kapuscinski, Translated by Klara Glowczewska, Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.


“Ulysses Airborne,” Mauricio Obregon, Harper & Row, 1971.


“Ulysses,” James Joyce, Modern Library, 1934.


“Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation,” Martin Fletcher, St. Martin’s Press, 2010.


“The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer’s Iliad and the Trojan War,” Caroline Alexander, Viking, 2009.


“Who’s Who in Greek and Roman Mythology,” David Kravitz, Clarkson N. Potter Inc., 1976.


“The World of Odysseus,” M. I. Finley, New York Review Books, 1954.


“Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” Robert M. Pirsig, Bodley Head, 1974.


Various articles by author Joel Stratte-McClure in “Time,” “The International Herald Tribune,” “European Travel and Life,” “People,” “The Paris Metro” and other publications.