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Newton Reads 2019

Fiction related to Mental Health

Fiction related to Suicide

Referenced/Mentioned in Beginning of Everything

Referenced/Mentioned in Beginning of Everything  

1) Books and Epigraphs


“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity and her flaming self-respect and it’s these things I’d believe in even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all that she should be… I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything.”
             From: A letter by F. Scott Fitzgerald
See: Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Edited by Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks (Page 8)

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward; some are strong at the broken places.”
From: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

“Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her, too, Till she cry “Lover, gold-hatted, high bouncing, lover, I must have you! By Thomas Parke D’Invilliers
            See Wikipedia entry:
Epigraph in: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald  


Foucault (reference to “panopticon”)
—see Power by Michael Foucault Edited by Michel Fabion, translated by Robert Hurley, et al

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald  

The Guinness Book of World Records

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck

Tragedy of Hamlet by William Shakespeare

2) Poetry

“Had we but world enough and time”
          From: “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell
Included in: Essential Pleasures: A New Anthology of Poetry to Read Aloud edited by Robert Pinsky

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and previous life?”
          From: "The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver  
Included in: New and Selected Poems, by Mary Oliver (1992)  821 O48NE 1992   

3) Films/TV Programs/Music

Dead Poet’s Society

Great Gatsby

Harry Potter films

Monty Python and the Holy Grail  (Doune Castle)

Napoleon Dynamite

National Lampoon’s Animal House

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Pirates of the Caribbean

Princess Bride


Sex in the City

Spring Awakening (CD)