Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Reading Lists

Another Reading List

I found this list here and since I have read more than I have not read - the books I have not read so far are in bold (I will try to work them into my backlist):

Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Old Goriot - Honore de Balzac
Trilogy: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnameable - Samuel Beckett
Decameron - Giovanni Boccaccio
Collected Fictions - Jorge Luis Borges
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
The Stranger - Albert Camus
Poems - Paul Celan
Journey to the End of the Night - Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
Nostromo - Joseph Conrad
The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens*
Jacques the Fatalist and His Master - Denis Diderot
Berlin Alexanderplatz - Alfred Doblin
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky*
The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Possessed - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky*
Middlemarch - George Eliot*
Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison
Medea - Euripides
Absalom, Absalom - William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner*
Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
A Sentimental Education - Gustave Flaubert
Gypsy Ballads - Federico Garcia Lorca
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Faust - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe*
Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol
The Tin Drum - Günter Grass
The Devil to Pay in the Backlands - Joao Guimaraes Rosa
Hunger - Knut Hamsun
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Odyssey - Homer*
The Iliad - Homer
A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen
The Book of Job
Ulysses - James Joyce
The Complete Stories - Franz Kafka
The Trial - Franz Kafka
The Castle - Franz Kafka
The Recognition of Sakuntala - Kalidasa
The Sound of the Mountain - Yasunari Kawabata
Zorba the Greek - Nikos Kazantzakis*
Sons and Lovers - D H Lawrence
Independent People - Halldor K Laxness
Complete Poems - Giacomo Leopardi
The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing
Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren
Diary of a Madman and Other Stories - Lu Xun
Children of Gebelawi - Naguib Mahfouz
Buddenbrooks - Thomas Mann
The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann*
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Essays - Michel de Montaigne
History - Elsa Morante
Beloved - Toni Morrison
The Tale of Genji - Murasaki Shikibu
The Man without Qualities - Robert Musil*
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
Najl's Saga
1984 - George Orwell*
Metamorphoses - Ovid
The Book of Disquiet - Fernando Pessoa
The Complete Tales - Edgar Allan Poe
Remembrance of Things Past - Marcel Proust
Gargantua and Pantagruel - Francois Rabelais
Pedro Paramo - Juan Rulfo
The Mathnawi - Jalalu'l-Din Rumi
Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
The Bostan of Saadi - Sheikh Saadi of Shiraz
A Season of Migration to the North - Tayeb Salih
Blindness - Jose Saramago
Hamlet - William Shakespeare*
King Lear - William Shakespeare
Othello - William Shakespeare
Oedipus the King - Sophocles
The Red and the Black - Stendhal
The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy - Laurence Sterne
Confessions of Zeno - Italo Svevo
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy*
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories - Leo Tolstoy
Selected Stories - Anton Chekhov
Thousand and One Nights
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
Ramayana - Valmiki
The Aeneid - Virgil
Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman
Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf*
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
Memoirs of Hadrian - Marguerite Yourcenar*

Books with an * are particular favorites.

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