Ragen’s favorite authors may be Anthony Trollope and Samuel Johnson. He has read all 47 of Trollope’s novels, as well as most of his other books. Ragen has only published a few brief pieces on Trollope and his biographers. Johnson is a figure for whom he feels a great kinship, but he has published nothing about him. The poet he most loves to teach is Tennyson, the poet he most often quotes is W.H. Auden, but he has had only a little to say in print about them. Here are some of the books he recommends to other readers.

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