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books that helped free my soul

G. M. Harms II "off the trail, on the path"
 
The Idiot (Oxford World's Classics)
The Idiot (Oxford World's Classics)
".my personal favorite--> witness how the world has little place for genuine trust, virtue, and love. [beautiful]"
The Brothers Karamazov: The Garnett Translation (Norton Critical Editions)
The Brothers Karamazov: The Garnett Translation (Norton Critical Editions)
"simply amazing on so many levels. psychology, faith, family, relationships, God, existentialism.... (great edition w/ insightful essays)"
Crime and Punishment (Bantam Classics)
Crime and Punishment (Bantam Classics)
"||the best look at the psychology of a person ever presented, hands down||"
Notes from Underground, The Double and Other Stories (B&N Classics)
Notes from Underground, The Double and Other Stories (B&N Classics)
"common little collection of a few of Dostoevsky's shorter works. [Notes from the Underground - of course a must read.]  < >"
The Little Prince
The Little Prince
"a seemlingly light read --> heavy with meaning and insight. ["it is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."]"
The Call of the Wild (Aladdin Classics)
The Call of the Wild (Aladdin Classics)
"[don't ignore the call <-> don't answer it with alcohol, television, or vicarious living... leave your box and get back to the freedom of the world. [primordial] still need encouragement?-->read this"
Leaves of Grass (Bantam Classics)
Leaves of Grass (Bantam Classics)
"experience it (indoors) to let the soul breathe <--> experience it OUTdoors to let the soul run free"
On the Road (Penguin Classics)
On the Road (Penguin Classics)
"experience america [raw] [real] experience writing [raw] [real]"
The Portable Jack Kerouac (Portable Library)
The Portable Jack Kerouac (Portable Library)
"experience kerouac from multiple +++learn to live moment-to-moment and enjoy the unexpected and non-standardized [the truly original]"
The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Modern Library Classics)
The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Modern Library Classics)
"mix genius with love of nature, desire to know and understand God, and view of the individual as more than matter  --> transcendent"
E. E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1904-1962 (Revised, Corrected, and Expanded Edition)
E. E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1904-1962 (Revised, Corrected, and Expanded Edition)
"pick and choose individually. read and then re-read and then maybe re-read again and then hopefully experience. (when you experience you'll understand)"
Into the Wild
Into the Wild
"meet  someone that desired to truly LIVE out his convictions (a rarity) || like Thoreau he lived [deliberately]"
Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets, No. 4)
Howl and Other Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets, No. 4)
"at least experience Howl and America and witness jazz on paper. in words. with some truth"
Turtle Island (A New Directions Book)
Turtle Island (A New Directions Book)
"see America/World/Universe without political boundaries... apply to life. if you don't like poetry then at least read "four changes""