O boy!—a contact sheet with twenty shots of McCarthy in his Bearden scriptorium, with more books stacked up on the table behind McCarthy and me going blind as a monk trying to make them out—John McPhee’s Giving Good Weight, an old John Player Motor Sport Yearbook, Ernst Cassirer’s Substance and Function and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Banesh Hoffmann’s The Strange Story of the Quantum, Harold Blumenthal’s Sacco and Vanzetti, Hans Reichenbach’s The Philosophy of Space & Time, Carolyn Kolb’s New Orleans, Gregory Bateson’s Mind and Nature, Peter Forbath’s The River Congo, Freeman Dyson’s Disturbing the Universe, a book on Kant, John Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding in two volumes, F. Max Muller’s translation of The Upanishads, also in two volumes, John R. Cooke’s The Border and the Buffalo, Weston La Barre’s The Human Animal, George F. Ruxton’s Adventures in Mexico and the Rocky Mountains, T.E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom, the novel Silence by Shusako Endo.