In this edition, I make no effort to focus, and, instead, find items in the university library to further distract me:
Susan Jacoby’s Freethinkers
DVD biography of Frida Kahlo
DVD of Apocolypse Now
CD of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and Four Quartets (I find whenever I want to put a poem to memory (or parts of a poem), it helps if I listen to it (I can recite song lyrics pretty confidently, but always hesitate when I’m trying to recall a passage from a poem)).
Carlyle’s Selected Writings and Carlyle’s Selected Essays do not share the selections I need.