Expanded from Kinkazzo Burning's THE WESTERN CANON

THE WESTERN CANON
ACCORDING TO HAROLD BLOOM & Kinkazzo

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INTRODUCTION

The best of Western literature is considered to be the Western Canon. The list of works in the Western Canon varies according to the critic's opinions on Western culture and the relative importance of its defining characteristics.

The Western Canon is a term used to denote a canon of books, and, more widely, music and art, that has been the most influential in shaping Western culture. It asserts a compendium of the greatest works of artistic merit. Such a canon is important to the theory of educational perennialism (i.e., of everlasting importance to all) and the development of high culture. Although previously held in high regard, it has been the subject of increasing contention through the latter half of the 20th century. In practice, debates, and attempts to actually define the Canon in lists, are essentially restricted to books of various sorts: Literature, including Poetry, Fiction and Drama, autobiographical writings and Letters, Philosophy and History. A few accessible books on the Sciences are usually included.

So here’s a LIST! Who drafted it?

Bookcover-Answer: the eminent American critic Harold Bloom, literatus supremus & currently (2007) a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and Berg Professor of English and American Literature at New York University. What follows below is in fact his interpretation of the Western Canon, as presented in the homonymous book THE WESTERN CANON. I regard it as an excellent approximation of a perennial canonical Canon...!


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AESTHETIC AUTONOMY

I feel quite alone these days in defending the autonomy of the aesthetic, but its best defense is the experience of reading King Lear and then seeing the play well performed. King Lear does not derive from a crisis in philosophy, nor can its power be explained away as a mystification somehow promoted by the bourgeois institutions. It is a mark of the degeneracy of literary study that one is considered an eccentric for holding that the literary is not dependent upon the philosophical, and that the aesthetic is irreducible to ideology or to metaphysics. Aesthetic criticism returns us to the autonomy of imaginative literature and the sovereignty of the solitary soul, the reader not as a person in society but as the deep self, our ultimate inwardness.

MORALITY

The silliest way to defend the Western Canon is to insist that it incarnates all of the seven deadly moral virtues that make up our supposed range of normative values and democratic principles. This is palpably untrue...The West's greatest writers are subversive of all values, both ours and their own. Scholars who urge us to find the source of our morality and our politics in Plato, or in Isaiah, are out of touch with the social reality in which we live. If we read the Western Canon in order to form our social, political, or personal moral values, I firmly believe we will become monsters of selfishness and exploitation. To read in the service of any ideology is not, in my judgment, to read at all.

POLITICS

What interests me more is the flight from the aesthetic among so many in my profession, some of whom at least began with the ability to experience aesthetic value. In Freud, flight is the metaphor for repression, for unconscious yet purposeful forgetting. The purpose is clear enough in my profession's flight: to assuage displaced guilt. Forgetting, in an aesthetic context, is ruinous, for cognition, in criticism, always relies on memory. Longinus would have said that pleasure is what the resenters have forgotten. Nietzsche would have called it pain; but they would have been thinking of the same experience upon the heights. Those who descend from there, lemminglike, chant the litany that literature is best explained as a mystification promoted by bourgeois institutions. This reduces the aesthetic to ideology, or at best to metaphysics. A poem cannot be read as a poem, because it is primarily a social document or, rarely yet possibly, an attempt to overcome philosophy. Against this approach I urge a stubborn resistance whose single aim is to preserve poetry as fully and purely as possible. Our legions who have deserted represent a strand in our traditions that has always been in flight from the aesthetic: Platonic moralism and Aristotelian social science. The attack on poetry either exiles it for being destructive of social well-being or allows it sufferance if it will assume the work of social catharsis under the banners of the new multiculturalism. Beneath the surfaces of academic Marxism, Feminism, and New Historicism, the ancient polemic of Platonism and the equally archaic Aristotelian social medicine continue to course on.

ORIGINALITY

One mark of an originality that can win canonical status for a literary work is a strangeness that we either never altogether assimilate, or that becomes such a given that we are blinded to its idiosyncrasies. Dante is the largest instance of the first possibility, and Shakespeare, the overwhelming example of the second.


...and finally:

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CANON OF WESTERN LITERATURE

The Western Canon, despite the limitless idealism of those who would open it up, exists precisely in order to impose limits, to set a standard of measurement that is anything but political or moral. I am aware that there is now a kind of covert alliance between popular culture and what calls itself "cultural criticism," and in the name of that alliance cognition itself may doubtless yet acquire the stigma of the incorrect. Cognition cannot be placed without memory, and the Canon is the true art of memory, the authentic foundation for cultural thinking. Most simply, the Canon is Plato and Shakespeare; it is the image of the individual thinking, whether it be Socrates thinking through his own dying, or Hamlet contemplating that undiscovered company. Mortality joins memory in the consciousness of reality-testing that the Canon induces. By its very nature, the Western Canon will never close, but it cannot be forced open by our current cheerleaders. Strength alone can open it up, the strength of a Freud or a Kafka, persistent in their cognitive negations.
Here we go then...

The Ancient Alexandria Library (reconstr.)
The Ancient Library of Alexandria of Egypt (reconstruction)

CONTENTS:
~The Theocratic Age: 2000 BCE-1321 CE
~The Aristocratic Age: 1321-1832
~The Democratic Age: 1832-1900
~The Chaotic Age: 20th Century

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THE THEOCRATIC AGE

Harlod Bloom - sketch
"Since the literary canon is at issue here, I include only those religious, philosophical, historical, and scientific writings that are themselves of great aesthetic interest. I would think that, of all the books that are in this first list, once the reader is conversant with the Bible, Homer, Plato, the Athenian dramatists, and Virgil, the crucial work is the Koran....

"I have included some Sanskrit works, scriptures and fundamental literary texts, because of their influence on the Western canon. The immense wealth of ancient Chinese literature is mostly a sphere apart from Western literary tradition and is rarely conveyed adequately in the translations available to us."
(Bloom, p. 531)

The Ancient Near East

Gilgamesh
Egyptian Book of the Dead
Holy Bible (King James Version)
The Apocrypha
Sayings of the Fathers (Pirke Aboth)

Ancient India (Sanskrit)

Mahabharata
Bhagavad-Gita
Ramayana


The Ancient Greeks




  • Homer F ...... KK

  • ---Iliad
    ---Odyssey




  • Hesiod

  • ---Works and Days
    ---Theogony




  • Archilochos, Sappho, Alkman





  • Pindar F ...... KK

  • ---Odes




  • Aeschylus F ...... KK

  • ---Oresteia
    ---Seven Against Thebes
    ---Prometheus Bound
    ---Persians
    ---Suppliant Women





  • Sophocles F ...... KK

  • ---Oedipus the King
    ---Oedipus at Colonus
    ---Antigone
    ---Electra
    ---Ajax
    ---Women of Trachis
    ---Philoctetes





  • Euripides F ...... KK

  • ---Cyclops
    ---Heracles
    ---Alcestis
    ---Hecuba
    ---Bacchae
    ---Orestes
    ---Andromache
    ---Medea
    ---Ion
    ---Hippolytus
    ---Helen
    ---Iphigenia at Aulis





  • Aristophanes F ...... KK

  • ---The Birds
    ---The Clouds
    ---The Frogs
    ---Lysistrata
    ---The Knights
    ---The Wasps
    ---The Assemblywomen





  • Herodotus F ...... KK

  • ---The Histories




  • Thucydides F ...... KK

  • ---The Peloponnesian Wars




  • The Pre-Socratics (Heraclitus, Empedocles)





  • Plato F ...... KK

  • ---Dialogues




  • Aristotle F ...... KK

  • ---Poetics
    ---Ethics


    Hellenistic Greeks




  • Menander F ...... KK

  • ---The Girl from Samos




  • "Longinus"

  • ---On the Sublime




  • Callimachus

  • ---Hymns and Epigrams




  • Theocritus

  • ---Idylls




  • Plutarch F ...... KK

  • ---Lives
    ---Moralia





  • "Aesop" F ...... KK

  • ---Fables




  • Lucian F ...... KK

  • ---Satires

    The Romans




  • Plautus F ...... KK

  • ---Pseudolus
    ---The Braggart Soldier
    ---The Rope
    ---Amphitryon





  • Terence F ...... KK

  • ---The Girl from Andros
    ---The Eunuch
    ---The Mother-in-Law





  • Lucretius F ...... KK

  • ---The Way Things Are




  • Cicero F ...... KK

  • ---On the Gods




  • Horace F ...... KK

  • ---Odes
    ---Epistles
    ---Satires





  • Persius

  • ---Satires




  • Catullus F ...... KK

  • ---Attis and Other Poems




  • Virgil F ...... KK

  • ---Aeneid
    ---Eclogues
    ---Georgics





  • Lucan F ...... KK

  • ---Pharsalia




  • Ovid F ...... KK

  • ---Metamorphoses
    ---The Art of Love
    ---Heroides





  • Juvenal F ...... KK

  • ---Satires




  • Martial F ...... KK

  • ---Epigrams




  • Seneca F ...... KK

  • ---Tragedies, particularly Medea and Hercules Furens




  • Petronius F ...... KK

  • ---Satyricon




  • Apuleius F ...... KK

  • ---The Golden Ass

    Illumination
    The Middle Ages: Latin, Arabic, and the Vernacular Before Dante




  • Saint Augustine

  • ---City of God
    ---Confessions





  • The Koran (Al-Qur'an)

  • The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night
    The Poetic Edda





  • Snorri Sturluson
    ---The Prose Edda
    ---The Nibelungen Lied





  • Wolfram von Eschenbach

  • ---Parzival




  • Chrétien de Troyes

  • ---Yvain: The Knight of the Lion
    Beowulf F ...... KK

    The Poem of the Cid




  • Christine de Pisan

  • ---The Book of the City of Ladies




  • Diego de San Pedro

  • ---Prison of Love (Cárcel de amor)


    THE ARISTOCRATIC AGE


    Harlod Bloom - sketch
    "It is a span of five hundred years from Dante's Divine Comedy through Goethe's Faust, Part Two [1321-1832], an era that gives us a huge body of reading in five major literatures: Italian, Spanish, English, French, and German. In this and in the remaining lists, I sometimes do not mention individual works by a canonical master, and in other instances I attempt to call attention to authors and books that I consider canonical but rather neglected. From this list onward, many good writers who are not quite central are omitted...."
    (Bloom, p. 534)

    Italy




  • Dante F ...... extensive coverage in KK

  • ---The Divine Comedy
    ---The New Life





  • Petrarch F ...... KK

  • ---Lyric Poems
    ---Selections





  • Giovanni Boccaccio F ...... KK

  • ---The Decameron




  • Matteo Maria Boiardo F ...... KK

  • ---Orlando Innamorato




  • Ludovico Ariosto F ...... KK

  • ---Orlando Furioso




  • Michelangelo Buonarroti

  • ---Sonnets and Madrigals




  • Niccolò Machiavelli F ...... KK

  • ---The Prince
    ---The Mandrake, a Comedy
    (Mandragola)




  • Leonardo da Vinci F ...... extensive coverage in KK

  • ---Notebooks




  • Baldassare Castiglione

  • ---The Book of the Courtier




  • Gaspara Stampa

  • ---Sonnets and Madrigals




  • Giorgio Vasari F ...... KK

  • ---Lives of the Painters




  • Benvenuto Cellini F ...... KK

  • ---Autobiography




  • Torquato Tasso F ...... KK

  • ---Jerusalem Delivered




  • Giordano Bruno F ...... KK

  • ---The Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast (Spaccio de la bestia trionfante)




  • Tommaso Campanella
    ---Poems
    ---The City of the Sun





  • Giambattista Vico F ...... KK

  • ---Principles of a New Science




  • Carlo Goldoni F ...... KK

  • ---The Servant of Two Masters (Il servitore di due padroni)




  • Vittorio Alfieri F ...... KK

  • ---Saul

    Portugal




  • Luis de Camoëns

  • --- The Lusiads (Os Lusíadas)




  • Antònio Ferreira

  • ---Poetry

    Spain




  • Jorge Manrique

  • ---Coplas




  • Fernando de Rojas

  • ---La Celestina
    Lazarillo de Tormes
    F ...... KK




  • Francisco de Quevedo

  • ---Visions
    ---Satirical Letter of Censure




  • Fray Luis de León

  • ---Poems




  • St John of the Cross
    ---Poems





  • Luis de Góngora F ...... KK

  • ---Sonnets
    ---Soledades





  • Miguel de Cervantes
  • F ...... KK
    ---Don Quixote
    ---Exemplary Stories





  • Lope de Vega

  • ---La Dorotea
    ---Fuente Ovejuna
    ---Lost in a Mirror (El Castigo sin venganza)
    ---The Knight of Olmedo




  • Tirso de Molina

  • ---The Trickster of Seville




  • Pedro Calderón de la Barca
    ---Life is a Dream
    ---The Mayor of Zalamea
    ---The Mighty Magician
    ---The Doctor of His Own Honor





  • Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

  • ---Poems

    England and Scotland




  • Geoffrey Chaucer F ...... KK

  • ---The Canterbury Tales
    ---Troilus and Criseyde





  • Sir Thomas Malory

  • ---Le Morte D'Arthur




  • William Dunbar

  • ---Poems




  • John Skelton

  • ---Poems




  • Sir Thomas More F ...... KK

  • ---Utopia




  • Sir Thomas Wyatt

  • ---Poems




  • Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
    ---Poems





  • Sir Philip Sidney F ...... KK

  • ---The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
    ---Astrophel and Stella
    ---An Apology for Poetry





  • Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke

  • ---Poems




  • Edmund Spenser F ...... KK

  • ---The Faerie Queene
    ---The Minor Poems





  • Sir Walter Ralegh

  • ---Poems




  • Christopher Marlowe F ...... KK

  • ---Poems and Plays




  • Michael Drayton
    ---Poems





  • Samuel Daniel

  • ---Poems
    ---A Defence of Ryme





  • Thomas Nashe

  • ---The Unfortunate Traveller




  • Thomas Kyd

  • ---The Spanish Tragedy




  • William Shakespeare
  • F ...... KK
    ---Plays and Poems (the whole opus) --- [main link here]




  • Thomas Campion

  • ---Songs




  • John Donne F ...... KK

  • ---Poems
    ---Sermons





  • Ben Jonson F ...... KK

  • ---Poems, Plays, and Masques




  • Francis Bacon F ...... KK

  • ---Essays




  • Robert Burton F ...... KK

  • ---The Anatomy of Melancholy




  • Sir Thomas Browne

  • ---Religio Medici
    ---Hydriotaphia, or Urne-Buriall
    ---The Garden of Cyrus





  • Thomas Hobbes F ...... KK

  • ---Leviathan




  • Robert Herrick

  • ---Poems




  • Thomas Carew

  • ---Poems




  • Richard Lovelace

  • ---Poems




  • Andrew Marvell

  • ---Poems




  • George Herbert

  • ---The Temple




  • Thomas Traherne

  • ---Centuries, Poems, and Thanksgivings




  • Henry Vaughan

  • ---Poetry




  • John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

  • ---Poems




  • Richard Crashaw

  • ---Poems




  • Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

  • ---Plays




  • George Chapman

  • ---Comedies, Tragedies, Poems




  • John Ford

  • ---'Tis Pity She's a Whore




  • John Marston

  • ---The Malcontent




  • John Webster

  • ---The White Devil
    ---The Duchess of Malfi





  • Thomas Middleton and William Rowley

  • ---The Changeling




  • Cyril Tourneur

  • ---The Revenger's Tragedy




  • Philip Massinger

  • ---A New Way to Pay Old Debts




  • John Bunyan F ...... KK

  • ---The Pilgrim's Progress




  • Izaak Walton

  • ---The Compleat Angler




  • John Milton F ...... KK

  • ---Paradise Lost
    ---Paradise Regained
    ---Lycidas, Comus, and the Minor Poems
    ---Samson Agonistes
    ---Areopagitica





  • John Aubrey

  • ---Brief Lives




  • Jeremy Taylor

  • ---Holy Dying




  • Samuel Butler F ...... KK

  • ---Hudibras




  • John Dryden

  • ---Poetry and Plays
    ---Critical Essays





  • Thomas Otway

  • ---Venice Preserv'd




  • William Congreve
    ---The Way of the World
    ---Love for Love





  • Jonathan Swift F ...... KK

  • ---A Tale of a Tub
    ---Gulliver's Travels
    ---Shorter Prose Works
    ---Poems





  • Sir George Etherege

  • ---The Man of Mode




  • Alexander Pope F ...... KK

  • ---Poems




  • John Gay

  • ---The Beggar's Opera




  • James Boswell

  • ---Life of Johnson
    ---Journals





  • Samuel Johnson F ...... KK

  • ---Works




  • Edward Gibbon F ...... KK

  • ---The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire




  • Edmund Burke

  • ---A Philosophical Enquiry into...the Sublime and Beautiful
    ---Reflections on the Revolution in France





  • Maurice Morgann
    ---An Essay on the Dramatic Character of Sir John Falstaff





  • William Collins F ...... KK

  • ---Poems




  • George Farquhar
    ---The Beaux' Strategem
    ---The Recruiting Officer





  • William Wycherley

  • ---The Country Wife
    ---The Plain Dealer





  • Christopher Smart

  • ---Jubilate Agno
    ---A Song to David





  • Oliver Goldsmith F ...... KK

  • ---The Vicar of Wakefield
    ---She Stoops to Conquer
    ---The Traveller
    ---The Deserted Village





  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan

  • ---The School of Scandal
    ---The Rivals





  • William Cowper

  • ---Poetical Works




  • George Crabbe

  • ---Poetical Works




  • Daniel Defoe F ...... KK

  • ---Moll Flanders
    ---Robinson Crusoe
    ---A Journal of the Plague Year





  • Samuel Richardson

  • ---Clarissa
    ---Pamela
    ---Sir Charles Grandison





  • Henry Fielding F ...... KK

  • ---Joseph Andrews
    ---The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling





  • Tobias Smollett

  • ---The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
    ---The Adventures of Roderick Random





  • Laurence Sterne F ...... KK

  • ---The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
    ---A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy





  • Fanny Burney

  • ---Evelina




  • Joseph Addison and Richard Steele

  • ---The Spectator

    Alexandria's Library
    France




  • Jean Froissart

  • ---Chronicles
    The Song of Roland





  • François Villon

  • ---Poems




  • Michel de Montaigne F ...... KK

  • ---Essays




  • François Rabelais F ...... KK

  • ---Gargantua and Pantagruel




  • Marguerite de Navarre

  • ---The Heptameron




  • Joachim Du Bellay

  • ---The Regrets




  • Maurice Scève

  • ---Délie




  • Pierre Ronsard

  • ---Odes, Elegies, Sonnets




  • Philippe de Commynes

  • ---Memoirs




  • Agrippa d'Aubigné

  • ---Les Tragiques




  • Robert Garnier

  • ---Mark Antony (Marc Antoine)
    ---The Jewesses





  • Pierre Corneille F ...... KK

  • ---The Cid
    ---Polyeucte
    ---Nicomède
    ---Horace
    ---Cinna
    ---Rodogune





  • François de La Rochefoucauld F ...... KK

  • ---Maxims




  • Jean de La Fontaine F ...... KK

  • ---Fables




  • Molière F ...... KK

  • ---The Misanthrope
    ---Tartuffe
    ---The School for Wives
    ---The Learned Ladies
    ---Don Juan
    ---School for Husbands
    ---Ridiculous Precieuses
    ---The Would-Be Gentleman
    ---The Miser
    ---The Imaginary Invalid





  • Blaise Pascal F ...... KK

  • ---Pensées




  • Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

  • ---Funerary Orations




  • Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

  • ---The Art of Poetry
    ---Lutrin





  • Jean Racine F ...... KK

  • ---Phaedra
    ---Andromache
    ---Britannicus
    ---Athaliah





  • Pierre Carlet de Marivaux

  • ---Seven Comedies




  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau F ...... KK

  • ---The Confessions
    ---Émile
    ---La Nouvelle Héloïse





  • Voltaire F ...... KK

  • ---Zadig
    ---Candide
    ---Letters on England
    ---The Lisbon Earthquake





  • Abbé Prévost

  • ---Manon Lescaut




  • Madame de La Fayette

  • ---The Princess of Cleves




  • Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort

  • ---Products of the Perfected Civilization




  • Denis Diderot F ...... KK

  • ---Rameau's Nephew




  • Choderlos de Laclos F ...... KK

  • ---Dangerous Liaisons

    Germany




  • Erasmus F ...... KK

  • ---In Praise of Folly




  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe F ...... KK

  • ---Faust, Parts One and Two
    ---Dichtung und Wahrheit
    ---Egmont
    ---Elective Affinities
    ---The Sorrows of Young Werther
    ---Poems
    ---Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
    ---Wilhelm Meister's Years of Wandering
    ---Italian Journey
    ---Verse Plays
    ---Hermann and Dorothea
    ---Roman Elegies
    ---Venetian Epigrams
    ---West-Eastern Divan





  • Friedrich Schiller F ...... KK

  • ---The Robbers
    ---Mary Stuart
    ---Wallenstein
    ---Don Carlos
    ---On the Naïve and Sentimental in Literature





  • Gotthold Lessing

  • ---Laocoön
    ---Nathan the Wise





  • Freidrich Hölderlin
    ---Hymns and Fragments
    ---Selected Poems
  • Heinrich von Kleist

  • ---Five Plays
    ---Stories



    THE DEMOCRATIC AGE


    Harlod Bloom - sketch
    "I have located Vico's Democratic Age in the post-Goethean nineteenth century, when the literature of Italy and Spain ebbs, yielding eminence to England with its renaissance of the Renaissance in Romanticism, and to a lesser degree to France and Germany. This is also the era where the strength of both Russian and American literature begins."
    (Bloom, p. 540)


    Italy




  • Ugo Foscolo F ...... KK

  • ---On Sepulchres
    ---Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis
    ---Odes and The Graces





  • Alessandro Manzoni F ...... KK

  • ---The Betrothed
    ---On the Historical Novel





  • Giacomo Leopardi F ...... KK

  • ---Essays and Dialogues
    ---Poems
    ---The Moral Essays





  • Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli F ...... KK

  • ---Roman Sonnets




  • Giosué Carducci
  • Nobel Laureate F KK
    ---Hymn to Satan
    ---Barbarian Odes
    ---Rhymes and Rhythms





  • Giovanni Verga F ...... KK

  • ---Little Novels of Sicily
    ---Mastro Don Gesualdo
    ---The House by the Medlar Tree
    ---The She-Wolf and Other Stories





  • Grazia Deledda Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---While the East Wind Blows (see also all her works in Italian downloadable at Liber Liber)

    Spain and Portugal




  • Gustavo Adolpho Bécquer

  • ---Poems




  • Benito Pérez Galdós

  • ---Fortunata and Jacinta




  • Leopoldo Alas (Clarín)

  • ---La Regenta




  • José Maria de Eça de Queirós

  • ---The Maias

    France




  • Benjamin Constant

  • ---Adolphe
    ---The Red Notebook





  • François-Auguste-René de Chateaubriand

  • ---Attala
    ---René
    ---The Genius of Christianity





  • Alphonse de Lamartine

  • ---Meditations




  • Alfred de Vigny

  • ---Chatterton
    ---Poems




  • Victor Hugo F ...... KK

  • ---The Distance, the Shadows: Selected Poems
    ---Les Misérables
    ---Notre-Dame of Paris
    ---William Shakespeare
    ---The Toilers of the Sea
    ---The End of Satan
    ---God





  • Alfred de Musset

  • ---Poems
    ---Lorenzaccio





  • Gérard de Nerval F ...... KK

  • ---The Chimeras
    ---Sylvie
    ---Aurelia





  • Théophile Gautier

  • ---Mademoiselle de Maupin
    ---Enamels and Cameos





  • Honoré de Balzac F ...... KK

  • ---The Girl with the Golden Eyes
    ---Louis Lambert
    ---The Wild Ass's Skin
    ---Old Goriot
    ---Cousin Bette
    ---A Harlot High and Low
    ---Eugénie Grandet
    ---Ursule Mirouet





  • Stendhal F ...... KK

  • ---On Love
    ---The Red and the Black
    ---The Charterhouse of Parma





  • Gustave Flaubert F ...... KK

  • ---Madame Bovary
    ---Sentimental Education
    ---Salammbô
    ---A Simple Soul





  • George Sand
    ---The Haunted Pool





  • Charles Baudelaire F ...... KK

  • ---Flowers of Evil
    ---Paris Spleen





  • Stéphane Mallarmé F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poetry and Prose




  • Paul Verlaine F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Arthur Rimbaud F ...... extensive coverage also in KK

  • ---Complete Works---
    [Kinkazzo's PORTAL RIMBAUD - whole opus in 3 languages!]




  • Tristan Corbière F ...... KK

  • ---Les Armours Jaunes




  • Jules Laforgue

  • ---Selected Writings




  • Guy de Maupassant F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Short Stories




  • Émile Zola F ...... KK

  • ---Germinal
    ---L'Assommoir
    ---Nana


    Scandinavia




  • Henrik Ibsen F ...... KK

  • ---Brand
    ---Peer Gynt
    ---Emperor and Galilean
    ---Hedda Gabler
    ---The Master Builder
    ---The Lady from the Sea
    ---When We Dead Awaken





  • August Strindberg F ...... KK

  • ---To Damascus
    ---Miss Julie
    ---The Father
    ---The Dance of Death
    ---The Ghost Sonata
    ---A Dream Play


    Great Britain




  • Robert Burns F ...... KK

  • ---Poems




  • William Blake F ...... KK

  • ---Complete Poetry and Prose




  • William Wordsworth F ...... KK

  • ---Poems
    ---The Prelude





  • Sir Walter Scott F ...... KK

  • ---Waverley
    ---The Heart of Midlothian
    ---Redgauntlet
    ---Old Mortality





  • Jane Austen F ...... KK

  • ---Pride and Prejudice
    ---Emma
    ---Mansfield Park
    ---Persuasion





  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge F ...... KK

  • ---Poems and Prose




  • Dorothy Wordsworth

  • ---The Grasmere Journal




  • William Hazlitt

  • ---Essays and Criticism




  • Lord Byron F ...... KK

  • ---Don Juan
    ---Poems





  • Walter Savage Landor

  • ---Poems
    ---Imaginary Conversations





  • Thomas De Quincey F ...... KK

  • ---Confessions of an English Opium Eater
    ---Selected Prose





  • Charles Lamb

  • ---Essays




  • Maria Edgeworth

  • ---Castle Rackrent




  • John Galt

  • ---The Entail




  • Elizabeth Gaskell F ...... KK

  • ---Cranford
    ---Mary Barton
    ---North and South





  • James Hogg

  • ---The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner




  • Charles Maturin

  • ---Melmoth the Wanderer




  • Percy Bysshe Shelley F ...... KK

  • ---Poems
    ---A Defence of Poetry





  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley F ...... KK

  • ---Frankenstein




  • John Clare

  • ---Poems




  • John Keats F ...... KK

  • ---Poems and Letters




  • Thomas Lovell Beddoes

  • ---Death's Jest-Book
    ---Poems





  • George Darley

  • ---Nepenthe
    ---Poems





  • Thomas Hood
    ---Poems





  • Thomas Wade

  • ---Poems




  • Robert Browning F ...... KK

  • ---Poems
    ---The Ring and the Book





  • Charles Dickens F ...... KK

  • ---The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
    ---David Copperfield
    ---The Adventures of Oliver Twist
    ---A Tale of Two Cities

    ---Bleak House
    ---Hard Times
    ---Nicholas Nickleby
    ---Dombey and Son
    ---Great Expectations
    ---Martin Chuzzlewit
    ---Christmas Stories
    ---Little Dorrit
    ---Our Mutual Friend
    ---The Mystery of Edwin Drood





  • Alfred, Lord Tennyson F ...... KK

  • ---Poems




  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti F ...... KK

  • ---Poems and Translations




  • Matthew Arnold F ...... KK

  • ---Poems
    ---Essays




  • Arthur Hugh Clough

  • ---Poems




  • Christina Rossetti

  • ---Poems




  • Thomas Love Peacock

  • ---Nightmare Abbey
    ---Gryll Grange





  • Gerald Manley Hopkins

  • ---Poems and Prose




  • Thomas Carlyle F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Prose
    ---Sartor Resartus




  • John Ruskin F ...... KK

  • ---Modern Painters
    ---The Stones of Venice
    ---Unto This Last
    ---The Queen of the Air




  • Walter Pater

  • ---Studies in the History of the Renaissance
    ---Appreciations
    ---Imaginary Portraits
    ---Marius the Epicurean




  • Edward FitzGerald

  • ---The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam




  • John Stuart Mill

  • ---On Liberty
    ---Autobiography




  • John Henry Newman

  • ---Apologia pro Vita Sua
    ---A Grammar of Assent
    ---The Idea of a University




  • Anthony Trollope F ...... KK

  • ---The Barsetshire Novels
    ---The Palliser Novels
    ---Orley Farm
    ---The Way We Live Now




  • Lewis Carroll F ...... KK

  • ---Complete Works




  • Edward Lear

  • ---Complete Nonsense




  • George Gissing

  • ---New Grub Street




  • Algernon Charles Swinburne

  • ---Poems and Letters




  • Charlotte Brontë F ...... KK

  • ---Jane Eyre
    ---Villette




  • Emily Brontë F ...... KK

  • ---Poems
    ---Wuthering Heights




  • William Makepeace Thackeray F ...... KK

  • ---Vanity Fair
    ---The History of Henry Esmond




  • George Meredith

  • ---Poems
    ---The Egoist




  • Francis Thompson

  • ---Poems




  • Lionel Johnson

  • ---Poems




  • Robert Bridges

  • ---Poems




  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • ---Collected Poems
    ---The Man Who Was Thursday




  • Samuel Butler F ...... KK

  • ---Erewhon
    ---The Way of All Flesh




  • W. S. Gilbert

  • ---Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan
    ---Bab Ballads




  • Wilkie Collins F ...... KK

  • ---The Moonstone
    ---The Woman in White
    ---No Name




  • Coventry Patmore

  • ---Odes




  • James Thomson (Bysshe Vanolis)

  • ---The City of the Dreadful Night




  • Oscar Wilde F ...... KK

  • ---Plays
    ---The Picture of Dorian Gray
    ---The Artist as Critic
    ---Letters




  • John Davidson

  • ---Ballads and Songs




  • Ernest Dowson

  • ---Complete Poems




  • George Eliot F ...... KK

  • ---Adam Bede
    ---Silas Marner
    ---The Mill on the Floss
    ---Middlemarch
    ---Daniel Deronda




  • Robert Louis Stevenson F ...... KK

  • ---Essays
    ---Kidnapped
    ---Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    ---Treasure Island
    ---The New Arabian Nights
    ---The Master of Ballantrae
    ---Weir of Hermiston




  • William Morris

  • ---Early Romances
    ---Poems
    ---The Earthly Paradise
    ---The Well at the World's End
    ---News from Nowhere




  • Bram Stoker

  • ---Dracula




  • George Macdonald

  • ---Lilith
    ---At the Back of the North Wind

    Germany




  • Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenburg) F ...... KK

  • ---Hymns to the Night
    ---Aphorisms




  • Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm F ...... KK

  • ---Fairy Tales




  • Eduard Mörike

  • ---Selected Poems
    ---Mozart on His Way to Prague




  • Theodor Storm

  • ---Immensee
    ---Poems




  • Gottfried Keller

  • ---Green Henry
    ---Tales




  • E. T. A. Hoffmann F ...... KK

  • ---The Devil's Elixir
    ---Tales




  • Jeremias Gotthelf

  • ---The Black Spider




  • Adalbert Stifter

  • ---Indian Summer
    ---Tales




  • Friedrich Schlegel

  • ---Criticism and Aphorisms




  • Georg Büchner

  • ---Danton's Death
    ---Woyzeck




  • Heinrich Heine F ...... KK

  • ---Complete Poems




  • Richard Wagner

  • ---The Ring of the Nibelung




  • Friedrich Nietzsche F ...... KK

  • ---The Birth of Tragedy
    ---Beyond Good and Evil
    ---On the Genealogy of Morals
    ---The Will to Power




  • Theodor Fontane

  • ---Effi Briest




  • Stefan George

  • ---Selected Poems

    Russia




  • Aleksandr Pushkin F ...... KK

  • ---Complete Prose Tales
    ---Complete Poetry
    ---Eugene Onegin
    ---Narrative Poems
    ---Boris Godunov




  • Nikolay Gogol F ...... KK

  • ---The Complete Tales
    ---Dead Souls
    ---The Government Inspector (The Inspector-General)




  • Mikhail Lermontov

  • ---Narrative Poems
    ---A Hero of Our Time




  • Sergey Aksakov

  • ---A Family Chronicle




  • Aleksandr Herzen

  • ---My Past and Thoughts
    ---From the Other Shore




  • Ivan Goncharov

  • ---The Frigate Pallada
    ---Oblomov




  • Ivan Turgenev F ...... KK

  • ---A Sportsman's Notebook
    ---A Month in the Country
    ---Fathers and Sons
    ---On the Eve
    ---First Love




  • Fyodor Dostoevsky F ...... KK

  • ---Notes from the Underground
    ---Crime and Punishment
    ---The Idiot
    ---The Possessed (The Devils)
    ---The Brothers Karamazov
    ---Short Novels




  • Leo Tolstoy F ...... KK

  • ---The Cossacks
    ---War and Peace
    ---Anna Karenina
    ---A Confession
    ---The Power of Darkness
    ---Short Novels




  • Nikolay Leskov

  • ---Tales




  • Aleksandr Ostrovsky

  • ---The Storm




  • Nikolay Chernyshevsky

  • ---What is to Be Done?




  • Aleksandr Blok F ...... KK

  • ---The Twelve and Other Poems




  • Anton Chekhov F ...... KK

  • ---The Tales
    ---The Major Plays

    The United States




  • Washington Irving F ...... KK

  • ---The Sketch Book




  • William Cullen Bryant

  • ---Collected Poems




  • James Fenimore Cooper F ...... KK

  • ---The Deerslayers




  • John Greenleaf Whittier

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Ralph Waldo Emerson F ...... KK

  • ---Nature
    ---Essays, first and second series
    ---Representative Men
    ---The Conduct of Life
    ---Journals
    ---Poems




  • Emily Dickinson F ...... KK

  • ---Complete Poems




  • Walt Whitman F ...... KK

  • ---Leaves of Grass, first edition
    ---Leaves of Grass, third edition
    ---The Complete Poems
    ---Specimen Days




  • Nathaniel Hawthorne F ...... KK

  • ---The Scarlet Letter
    ---Tales and Sketches
    ---The Marble Faun
    ---Notebooks




  • Herman Melville F ...... KK

  • ---Moby-Dick
    ---The Piazza Tales
    ---Billy Budd
    ---Collected Poems
    ---Clarel




  • Edgar Allan Poe F ...... KK

  • ---Poetry and Tales
    ---Essays and Reviews
    ---The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
    ---Eureka




  • Jones Very

  • ---Essays and Poems




  • Frederick Goddard Tuckerman

  • ---The Cricket and Other Poems




  • Henry David Thoreau F ...... KK

  • ---Walden
    ---Poems
    ---Essays




  • Richard Henry Dana, Jr

  • ---Two Years Before the Mast




  • Frederick Douglass

  • ---Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave




  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Sidney Lanier

  • ---Poems




  • Francis Parkman

  • ---France and England in North America
    ---The California and Oregon Trail




  • Henry Adams F ...... KK

  • ---The Education of Henry Adams
    ---Mont Saint-Michel and Chartres




  • Ambrose Bierce F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Writings




  • Louisa May Alcott F ...... KK

  • ---Little Women




  • Charles W. Chesnutt

  • ---The Short Fiction




  • Kate Chopin

  • ---The Awakening




  • William Dean Howells

  • ---The Rise of Silas Lapham
    ---A Modern Instance




  • Stephen Crane F ...... KK

  • ---The Red Badge of Courage
    ---Stories and Poems




  • Henry James F ...... KK

  • ---The Portrait of a Lady
    ---The Bostonians
    ---The Princess Casamassima
    ---The Awkward Age
    ---Short Novels and Tales
    ---The Ambassadors
    ---The Wings of the Dove
    ---The Golden Bowl




  • Harold Frederic

  • ---The Damnation of Theron Ware




  • Mark Twain F ...... KK

  • ---Complete Short Stories
    ---The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    ---The Devil's Racetrack
    ---Number Forty-Four: The Mysterious Stranger
    ---Pudd'nhead Wilson
    ---A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court




  • William James F ...... KK

  • ---The Varieties of Religious Experience
    ---Pragmatism




  • Frank Norris

  • ---The Octopus




  • Sarah Orne Jewett

  • ---The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories




  • Trumbull Stickney

  • ---Poems



    THE CHAOTIC AGE: A CANONICAL PROPHECY


    Harlod Bloom - sketch
    "I am not as confident about this list as the first three. Cultural prophecy is always a mug's game. Not all of the works here can prove to be canonical; literary overpopulation is a hazard to many among them. But I have neither excluded nor included on the basis of cultural politics of any kind."
    (Bloom, p. 548)
    *[authors with asterisk* are my own "addition" to the Canon - I couldn't bear not to list them...
    They mean far too much to me!]

    Italy




  • Luigi Pirandello F ...... KK

  • ---Naked Masks: Five Plays




  • Gabriele D'Annunzio F ...... KK

  • ---Maia: In Praise of Life




  • Dino Campana F ...... KK

  • ---Orphic Songs




  • Umberto Saba F ...... KK

  • ---Stories and Recollections
    ---Poems




  • Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa F ...... KK

  • ---The Leopard (Il Gattopardo)




  • Giuseppe Ungaretti F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems
    ---The Buried Harbour: Selected Poems




  • Eugenio Montale Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---The Storm and Other Things: Poems
    ---The Occasions: Poems
    ---Cuttlefish Bones: Poems
    ---Otherwise: Last and First Poems
    ---The Second Life of Art: Selected Essays




  • Salvatore Quasimodo Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Selected Writings: Poems and Discourse on Poetry




  • Tommaso Landolfi

  • ---Gogol's Wife and Other Stories




  • Leonardo Sciascia F ...... KK

  • ---Day of the Owl (Il Giorno della Civetta)
    ---Equal Danger
    ---The Wine-Dark Sea: Thirteen Stories




  • Pier Paolo Pasolini F ...... KK

  • ---Poems




  • Cesare Pavese

  • ---Hard Labor: Poems
    ---Dialogues with Leucò




  • Primo Levi F ...... KK

  • ---If Not Now, When?
    ---Collected Poems
    ---The Periodic Table




  • Italo Svevo F ...... KK

  • ---The Confession of Zeno
    ---As a Man Grows Older




  • Giorgio Bassani F ...... KK

  • ---The Heron




  • Natalia Ginzburg F ...... KK

  • ---Family




  • Elio Vittorini F ...... KK

  • ---Women of Messina




  • Alberto Moravia F ...... KK

  • ---1934




  • Andrea Zanzotto

  • ---Selected Poetry




  • Italo Calvino F ...... KK

  • ---Invisible Cities
    ---The Baron in the Trees
    ---If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
    ---t zero




  • Antonio Porta F ...... KK

  • ---Kisses from Another Dream: Poems

    Spain




  • Miguel de Unamuno

  • ---Three Exemplary Novels
    ---Our Lord Don Quixote




  • Antonio Machado F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Juan Ramón Jiménez Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Invisible Reality: Poems




  • Pedro Salinas

  • ---My Voice Because of You: Poems




  • Jorge Guillén

  • ---Guillén on Guillén: The Poetry and the Poet




  • Vicente Aleixandre Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---A Longing for the Light: Selected Poems




  • Federico Garcia Lorca F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems
    ---Three Tragedies: Blood Wedding, Yerma, The House of Bernardo Alba




  • Rafael Alberti F ...... KK

  • ---The Owl's Insomnia: Poems




  • Luis Cernuda

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Miguel Hernández

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Blas de Otero

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Camilo José Cela Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---The Hive




  • Juan Goytisolo

  • ---Space in Motion

    Catalonia




  • Carles Ribá

  • ---Selected Poems




  • J. V. Foix

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Joan Perucho

  • ---Natural History




  • Merce Rodoreda

  • ---The Time of the Doves




  • Pere Gimferrer

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Salvador Espríu

  • ---La Pell de Brau: Poems

    Portugal




  • Fernando Pessoa F ...... KK

  • ---The Keeper of Sheep
    ---Poems
    ---Selected Poems
    ---Always Astonished: Selected Poems
    ---The Book of Disquiet




  • Jorge de Sena

  • ---Selected Poems




  • José Saramago Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Baltasar and Blimunda




  • José Cardoso Pires

  • ---Ballad of Dogs' Beach




  • Sophia de Mello Breyner

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Eugénio de Andrade F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems

    France




  • Anatole France Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Penguin Island
    ---Thaïs




  • Alain-Fournier F ...... KK

  • ---Le Grand Meaulnes




  • Marcel Proust F ...... KK

  • ---Remembrance of Things Past (In Search of Lost Time)




  • Andre Gide Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---The Immoralist
    ---Corydon
    ---Lafcadio's Adventure (The Caves of the Vatican)
    ---The Journals




  • Colette F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Stories
    ---Retreat from Love




  • Georges Bataille F ...... KK

  • ---Blue of Noon (Le Bleu du ciel)




  • Louis-Ferdinand Céline F ...... KK

  • ---Journey to the End of Night




  • René Daumal

  • ---Mount Analogue




  • Jean Genet F ...... KK

  • ---Our Lady of the Flowers
    ---The Thief's Journal
    ---The Balcony




  • Jean Giraudoux

  • ---Four Plays




  • Alfred Jarry

  • ---Selected Works




  • Jean Cocteau F ...... KK

  • ---The Infernal Machine and Other Works




  • Guillaume Apollinaire F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Writings




  • André Breton F ...... KK

  • ---Poems
    ---Manifestoes of Surrealism




  • Paul Valéry F ...... KK

  • ---The Art of Poetry
    ---Selected Writings




  • René Char

  • ---Poems




  • Blaise Cendrars* F ...... KK

  • ---Moravagine*
    ---Selected poems*




  • Paul Éluard F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Louis Aragon F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Jean Giono F ...... KK

  • ---The Horseman on the Roof (other works)




  • Michel Leiris F ...... KK

  • ---Manhood




  • Raymond Radiguet

  • ---Count d'Orgel's Ball




  • Jean-Paul Sartre Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---No Exit
    ---Nausea
    ---Saint Genet
    ---The Words
    ---The Family Idiot: Gustave Flaubert




  • Simone de Beauvoir F ...... KK

  • ---The Second Sex




  • Albert Camus Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---The Stranger
    ---The Plague
    ---The Fall
    ---The Rebel




  • Henri Michaux

  • ---Selected Writings




  • Edmond Jabès F ...... KK

  • ---The Book of Questions
    ---Selected Poems




  • Saint-John Perse Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Anabasis
    ---Birds
    ---Exile and Other Poems




  • Pierre Reverdy

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Tristan Tzara

  • ---Seven Dada Manifestoes




  • Max Jacob

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Pierre-Jean Jouve

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Francis Ponge

  • ---Things: Selected Writings




  • Jacques Prévert F ...... KK

  • ---Paroles




  • Philippe Jacottet F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems (translated by Paul Auster)




  • Charles Péguy

  • ---The Mystery of the Charity of Joan of Arc




  • Benjamin Péret

  • ---Selected Poems




  • André Malraux F ...... KK

  • ---The Conquerors
    ---The Royal Way
    ---Man's Fate
    ---Man's Hope
    ---The Voices of Silence




  • François Mauriac Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Therese
    ---The Desert of Love
    ---The Woman of the Pharisees




  • Jean Anouilh

  • ---Becket
    ---Antigone
    ---Eurydice
    ---The Rehearsal




  • Eugène Ionesco F ...... KK

  • ---The Bald Soprano
    ---The Chairs
    ---The Lesson
    ---Amédée
    ---Victims of Duty
    ---Rhinoceros




  • Maurice Blanchot

  • ---Thomas the Obscure




  • Pierre Klossowski

  • ---The Laws of Hospitality
    ---The Baphomet




  • Raymond Roussel

  • ---Locus Solus




  • Antonin Artaud

  • ---Selected Writings




  • Claude Lévi-Strauss F ...... KK

  • ---Tristes Tropiques




  • Alain Robbe-Grillet F ...... KK

  • ---The Voyeur
    ---Jealousy
    ---In the Labyrinth
    ---The Erasers
    ---Project for a Revolution in New York
    ---For a New Novel




  • Nathalie Sarraute

  • ---The Use of Speech
    ---The Planetarium




  • Claude Simon Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---The Grass
    ---The Wind
    ---The Flanders Road




  • Marguerite Duras F ...... KK

  • ---The Lover
    ---Four Novels




  • Robert Pinget

  • ---Fable
    ---The Libera Me Domine
    ---That Voice




  • Michel Tournier

  • ---The Ogre
    ---Friday




  • Marguerite Yourcenar F ...... KK

  • ---Coup de Grace
    ---Memoirs of Hadrian




  • Georges Perec*

  • ---Life: A User's Manual*




  • Jean Follain

  • ---Transparence of the World: Poems




  • Yves Bonnefoy F ...... KK

  • ---Words in Stone (selected poems)

    Great Britain and Ireland




  • William Butler Yeats Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---The Collected Poems
    ---Collected Plays
    ---A Vision
    ---Mythologies




  • George Bernard Shaw Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Major Critical Essays
    ---Heartbreak House
    ---Pygmalion
    ---Saint Joan
    ---Major Barbara
    ---Back to Methuselah




  • John Millington Synge

  • ---Collected Plays




  • Sean O'Casey

  • ---Juno and the Paycock
    ---The Plough and the Stars
    ---The Shadow of a Gunman




  • George Douglas Brown

  • ---House with the Green Shutters




  • Thomas Hardy F ...... KK

  • ---The Well-Beloved
    ---The Woodlanders
    ---The Return of the Native
    ---The Mayor of Casterbridge
    ---Far From the Madding Crowd
    ---Tess of the D'Urbervilles
    ---Jude the Obscure
    ---Collected Poems




  • Rudyard Kipling Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Kim
    ---Collected Stories
    ---Puck of Pook's Hill
    ---Complete Verse




  • A. E. Housman

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Max Beerbohm

  • ---Zuleika Dobson
    ---Seven Men and Two Others




  • Joseph Conrad F ...... KK

  • ---Lord Jim
    ---The Secret Agent
    ---Nostromo
    ---Under Western Eyes
    ---Victory




  • Ronald Firbank

  • ---Five Novels




  • Ford Madox Ford

  • ---Parade's End
    ---The Good Soldier




  • W. Somerset Maugham F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Short Stories
    ---The Moon and Sixpence




  • John Cowper Powys F ...... KK

  • ---Wolf Solent
    ---A Glastonbury Romance




  • Saki (H. H. Munro) F ...... KK

  • ---The Short Stories




  • H. G. Wells F ...... KK

  • ---The Science Fiction Novels




  • David Lindsay F ...... KK

  • ---A Voyage to Arcturus




  • Arnold Bennett

  • ---The Old Wives' Tale




  • Walter De la Mare

  • ---Collected Poems
    ---Memoirs of a Midget




  • Wilfred Owen

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Isaac Rosenberg F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Edward Thomas

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Robert Graves F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Poems
    ---King Jesus




  • Edwin Muir

  • ---Collected Poems




  • David Jones

  • ---In Parenthesis
    ---The Anathemata




  • John Galsworthy Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---The Forsyte Saga




  • E. M. Forster F ...... KK

  • ---Howards End
    ---A Passage to India




  • Frank O'Connor

  • ---Collected Stories




  • D. H. Lawrence F ...... KK

  • ---Complete Poems
    ---Studies in Classic American Literature
    ---Complete Short Stories
    ---Sons and Lovers
    ---The Rainbow
    ---Women in Love




  • Virginia Woolf F ...... KK

  • ---Mrs. Dalloway
    ---To the Lighthouse
    ---Orlando: A Biography
    ---The Waves
    ---Between the Acts




  • James Joyce F ...... KK

  • ---Dubliners
    ---Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    ---Ulysses
    ---Finnegans Wake




  • Samuel Beckett Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Murphy
    ---Watt
    ---Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnameable
    ---Waiting for Godot
    ---Endgame
    ---Krapp's Last Game
    ---How It Is




  • Elizabeth Bowen

  • ---Collected Stories




  • J. G. Farrell

  • ---The Siege of Krishnapur




  • Henry Green

  • ---Nothing
    ---Loving
    ---Party Going




  • P. G. Wodehouse* F ...... KK

  • ---The Jeeves stories*




  • Evelyn Waugh F ...... KK

  • ---A Handful of Dust
    ---Scoop
    ---Vile Bodies
    ---Put Out More Flags
    ---Sword of Honour (trilogy)*




  • Anthony Burgess F ...... KK

  • ---Nothing Like the Sun
    ---Earthly Powers*




  • G. B. Edwards
    ---The Book of Ebenezer Le Page





  • Iris Murdoch F ...... KK

  • ---The Good Apprentice
    ---Bruno's Dream




  • J. R. R. Tolkien* F ...... KK

  • ---The Lord of the Rings*




  • Graham Greene F ...... KK

  • ---Brighton Rock
    ---The Heart of the Matter
    ---The Power and the Glory




  • Christopher Isherwood F ...... KK

  • ---The Berlin Stories




  • Norman Douglas

  • ---South Wind




  • Aldous Huxley F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Essays
    ---Antic Hay
    ---Point Counter Point
    ---Brave New World




  • Lawrence Durrell F ...... KK

  • ---Alexandria Quartet




  • William Golding Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Pincher Martin




  • Doris Lessing Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---The Golden Notebook




  • Mervyn Peake F ...... KK

  • ---The Gormenghast Trilogy




  • Jeanette Winterson

  • ---The Passion




  • W. H. Auden F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Poems (on Vagheggiando - bilingual)
    ---The Dyer's Hand




  • Roy Fuller

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Gavin Ewart

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Basil Bunting

  • ---Collected Poems




  • William Empson

  • ---Collected Poems
    ---Milton's God
    ---Some Versions of Pastoral




  • George Wilson Knight

  • ---The Wheel of Fire
    ---The Burning Oracle




  • R. S. Thomas

  • ---Poems




  • Frank Kermode

  • ---The Sense of an Ending




  • Stevie Smith

  • ---Collected Poems




  • F. T. Prince

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Philip Larkin F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Donald Davie

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Geoffrey Hill

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Jonathan Spence

  • ---The Death of Woman Wang
    ---The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci




  • Elizabeth Jennings

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Keith Douglas

  • ---The Complete Poems




  • Hugh MacDiarmid

  • ---Complete Poems




  • Louis MacNeice

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Dylan Thomas F ...... KK

  • ---The Poems




  • Nigel Dennis

  • ---Cards of Identity




  • Seamus Heaney Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Selected Poems: 1969-1987
    ---Field Work
    ---Station Island




  • Thomas Kinsella

  • ---Peppercanister Poems




  • Paul Muldoon

  • ---Selected Poems




  • John Montague

  • ---Selected Poems




  • John Arden

  • ---Plays




  • Joe Orton

  • ---The Complete Plays




  • Flann O'Brien F ...... KK

  • ---The Dalkey Archive
    ---The Third Policeman




  • Tom Stoppard

  • ---Travesties




  • Harold Pinter Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---The Caretaker
    ---The Homecoming




  • Edward Bond

  • ---The Fool
    ---Saved




  • George Orwell F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Essays
    ---1984




  • Edna O'Brien

  • ---A Fanatic Heart

    Germany




  • Hugo von Hofmannsthal F ...... KK

  • ---Poems and Verse Plays
    ---Selected Prose
    ---Selected Plays and Libretti




  • Rainer Maria Rilke F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poetry (including the Duino Elegies)
    ---The Sonnets to Orpheus
    ---The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
    ---New Poems: First Part and Other Part




  • Hermann Broch F ...... KK

  • ---The Sleepwalkers
    ---The Death of Virgil
    ---Hugo von Hofmannsthal and His Time




  • Georg Trakl F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Gottfried Benn

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Franz Kafka F ...... KK

  • ---Amerika
    ---The Complete Stories
    ---The Blue Octavo Notebook
    ---The Trial
    ---The Diaries
    ---The Castle
    ---Parables, Fragments, Aphorisms




  • Bertolt Brecht F ...... KK

  • ---Poems, 1913-1956
    ---The Threepenny Opera
    ---The Good Woman of Setzuan
    ---Mother Courage and Her Children
    ---Galileo
    ---The Caucasian Chalk Circle




  • Arthur Schnitzler F ...... KK

  • ---Plays and Stories




  • Frank Wedekind

  • ---Lulu Plays
    ---Spring Awakening




  • Karl Krauss F ...... KK

  • ---The Last Days of Mankind




  • Günter Eich

  • ---Moles




  • Thomas Mann Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---The Magic Mountain
    ---Stories of Three Decades
    ---Joseph and His Brothers
    ---Doctor Faustus
    ---Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man




  • Alfred Döblin

  • ---Berlin Alexanderplatz




  • Hermann Hesse Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi)
    ---Narcissus and Goldmund




  • Robert Musil F ...... KK

  • ---Young Törless
    ---The Man Without Qualities




  • Joseph Roth F ...... KK

  • ---The Radetzky March




  • Paul Celan F ...... KK

  • ---Poems (Italian translations on Vagheggiando)




  • Thomas Bernhard F ...... extensive coverage in KK

  • ---Woodcutters (see also Five Stories)




  • Heinrich Böll Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Billiards at Half-Past Nine




  • Ingeborg Bachmann

  • ---In the Storm of Roses




  • Hans Magnus Enzensberger

  • ---Poems for People Who Don't Read Poems




  • Walter Benjamin F ...... KK

  • ---Illuminations




  • Robert Walser

  • ---Selected Stories




  • Christa Wolf

  • ---Cassandra




  • Peter Handke

  • ---Slow Homecoming




  • Max Frisch

  • ---I'm Not Stiller
    ---Man in the Holocene




  • Günter Grass Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---The Tin Drum
    ---The Flounder




  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt F ...... KK

  • ---The Visit




  • Johannes Bobrowski

  • ---Shadow Lands

    Russia




  • Anna Akhmatova F ...... KK

  • ---Poems




  • Leonid Andreyev

  • ---Selected Tales




  • Andrey Bely

  • ---Petersburg




  • Osip Mandelshtam

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Velimir Khlebnikov

  • ---The King of Time




  • Vladimir Mayakovsky F ...... KK

  • ---The Bedbug and Selected Poetry




  • Mikhail Sholokhov Nobel Laureate

  • ---And Quiet Flows the Don




  • Mikhail Bulgakov F ...... KK

  • ---The Master and the Margarita




  • Mikhail Kuzmin

  • ---Alexandrian Songs




  • Maksim Gorky F ...... KK

  • ---Reminiscences of Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Andreev
    ---Autobiography




  • Ivan Bunin Nobel Laureate

  • ---Selected Stories




  • Isaac Babel F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Stories




  • Boris Pasternak Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Doctor Zhivago
    ---Selected Poems (on Vagheggiando in Italian)




  • Yury Olesha

  • ---Envy (see also short story “The Cherry Seed”)




  • Marina Tsvetayeva

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Mikhail Zoshchenko

  • ---Nervous People and Other Satires




  • Andrei Platonov

  • ---The Foundation Pit




  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
    ---The Cancer Ward
    ---The Gulag Archipelago
    ---August 1914




  • Joseph Brodsky Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---A Part of Speech: Poems (pdf)

    Scandinavia




  • Isak Dinesen

  • ---Winter's Tales
    ---Seven Gothic Tales




  • Martin Andersen Nexø

  • ---Pelle the Conqueror




  • Knut Hamsun Nobel Laureate F ...... KK

  • ---Hunger
    ---Pan




  • Sigrid Undset Nobel Laureate

  • ---Kristin Lavransdatter




  • Gunnar Ekelöf

  • ---Guide to the Underworld (some poems in translation)




  • Tomas Tranströmer

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Pär Lagerkvist Nobel Laureate

  • ---Barabbas




  • Lars Gustafsson F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems

    Serbo-Croat




  • Ivo Andric Nobel Laureate
    ---The Bridge on the Drina





  • Vasko Popa

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Danilo Kis

  • ---A Tomb for Boris Davidovich

    Czech




  • Karel Capek

  • ---War with the Newts
    ---R.U.R.




  • Vaclav Havel F ...... KK

  • ---Largo Desolato




  • Milan Kundera F ...... KK

  • ---The Unbearable Lightness of Being




  • Jaroslav Seifert Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Selected Poetry




  • Miroslav Holub

  • ---Supposed to Fly

    Polish




  • Bruno Schulz

  • ---The Street of Crocodiles
    ---Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass




  • Czeslaw Milosz Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Witold Gombrowicz F ...... KK

  • ---Three Novels




  • Stanislaw Lem F ...... KK

  • ---The Investigation
    ---Solaris




  • Zbigniew Herbert

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Adam Zagajewski

  • ---Tremor

    Hungarian




  • Attila József

  • ---Perched on Nothing's Branch




  • Ferenc Juhasz

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Laszlo Németh

  • ---Guilt

    Modern Greek




  • Konstantinos P. Kavafis F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Poems (on Vagheggiando in Italian)




  • George Seferis Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Nikos Kazantzakis F ...... KK

  • ---The Greek Passion
    ---The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel




  • Yannis Ritsos F ...... KK

  • ---Exile and Return (Moonlight Sonata)




  • Odysseus Elytis Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---What I Love: Selected Poems




  • Angelos Sikelianos F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems

    Yiddish




  • Sholem Aleichem F ...... KK

  • ---Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories
    ---The Nightingale




  • Mendele Mokher Seforim

  • ---The Travels and Adventures of Benjamin the Third




  • I. L. Peretz F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Stories




  • Jacob Glatstein

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Moshe-Leib Halpern F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems




  • H. Leivick (Leivick Halpern)

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Israel Joshua Singer F ...... KK

  • ---The Brothers Ashkenazi
    ---Yoshe Kalb




  • Chaim Grade

  • ---The Yeshiva




  • S. Ansky

  • ---The Dybbuk




  • Mani Leib

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Sholem Asch

  • ---East River




  • Isaac Bashevis Singer Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Collected Stories
    ---In My Father's Court
    ---The Manor, the Estate, the Family Moskat
    ---Satan in Goray

    Hebrew




  • Hayyim Nahman Bialik F ...... KK

  • ---Shirot Bialik: The Epic Poems




  • S. Y. Agnon Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---In the Heart of the Seas
    ---Twenty-One Stories




  • Aharon Appelfeld F ...... KK

  • ---The Immortal Bartfuss
    ---Badenheim 1939




  • Yaakov Shabtai F ...... KK

  • ---Past Continuous




  • Yehuda Amichai F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poetry
    ---Travels




  • A. B. Yehoshua F ...... KK

  • ---A Late Divorce




  • Amos Oz F ...... KK

  • ---A Perfect Peace




  • T. Carmi F ...... KK

  • ---At the Stone of Losses




  • Nathan Zach F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poem




  • Dahlia Ravikovitch F ...... KK

  • ---A Dress of Fire




  • Dan Pagis F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems




  • David Shahar F ...... KK

  • ---The Palace of Shattered Vessels




  • David Grossman F ...... KK

  • ---See Under: Love




  • Yoram Kaniuk F ...... KK

  • ---His Daughter

    Arabic




  • Naguib Mahfuz Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Midaq Alley
    ---Fountain and Tomb
    ---Miramar




  • Adunis

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Mahmud Darwish F ...... KK

  • ---The Music of Human Flesh




  • Taha Husayn

  • ---An Egyptian Childhood (Pierre Cachia's study)

    Latin America




  • Rubén Dário F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poetry




  • Jorge Luis Borges F ...... KK

  • ---The Aleph and Other Stories
    ---Dreamtigers (The Maker)
    ---Ficciones
    ---Labyrinths
    ---A Personal Anthology




  • Alejo Carpentier F ...... KK

  • ---Explosion in a Cathedral
    ---The Lost Steps
    ---Reasons of State
    ---The Kingdom of This World




  • Guillermo Cabrera Infante

  • ---Three Trapped Tigers
    ---View of Dawn in the Tropics




  • Severo Sarduy

  • ---Maitreya




  • Reinaldo Arenas

  • ---The Ill-Fated Peregrinations of Fray Servando




  • Pablo Neruda Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Canto General
    ---Residence on Earth
    ---Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
    ---Fully Empowered
    ---Selected Poems




  • Nicolás Guillén F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Octavio Paz Nobel Laureate F extensive coverage in KK

  • ---The Collected Poems
    ---The Labyrinth of Solitude




  • César Vallejo F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems
    ---Spain, Take This Cup from Me




  • Miguel Angel Asturias Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Men of Maize




  • José Lezama Lima

  • ---Paradiso




  • José Donoso F ...... KK

  • ---The Obscene Bird of Night




  • Julio Cortázar F ...... extensive coverage in KK

  • ---Hopscotch
    ---All Fires the Fire
    ---Blow-up and Other Stories




  • Gabriel García Márquez Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---One Hundred Years of Solitude
    ---Love in the Time of Cholera




  • Mario Vargas Llosa F ...... KK

  • ---The War of the End of the World




  • Carlos Fuentes F ...... KK

  • ---A Change of Skin
    ---Terra Nostra




  • Carlos Drummond de Andrade F ...... KK

  • ---Travelling in the Family

    The West Indies




  • C. L. R. James

  • ---The Black Jacobins
    ---The Future in the Present




  • V. S. Naipaul Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---A Bend in the River
    ---A House for Mr. Biswas




  • Derek Walcott Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Wilson Harris
    ---The Guyana Quartet





  • Michael Thelwell

  • ---The Harder They Come




  • Aimé Césaire F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Poetry

    Africa




  • Chinua Achebe

  • ---Things Fall Apart
    ---Arrow of God
    ---No Longer at Ease




  • Wole Soyinka Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---A Dance of the Forest




  • Amos Tutuola F ...... KK

  • ---The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town




  • Christopher Okigbo F ...... KK

  • ---Labyrinths, with Path of Thunder




  • John Pepper Clark (-Bekederemo) F ...... KK

  • ---Casualties: Poems




  • Ayi K. Armah

  • ---The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born




  • Wa Thiong'o Ngugi

  • ---A Grain of Wheat




  • Gabriel Okara F ...... KK

  • ---The Fisherman's Invocation




  • Nadine Gordimer Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Collected Stories




  • J. M. Coetzee Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Foe




  • Athol Fugard

  • ---A Lesson from Aloes




  • Léopold S. Senghor F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems

    India (in English)




  • R. K. Narayan

  • ---The Guide




  • Salman Rushdie

  • ---Midnight's Children




  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

  • ---Heat and Dust

    Canada




  • Malcolm Lowry F ...... KK

  • ---Under the Volcano




  • Robertson Davies

  • ---The Deptford Trilogy
    ---The Rebel Angels




  • Alice Munro F ...... KK

  • ---Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You




  • Northrop Frye F ...... KK

  • ---Fables of Identity




  • Anne Hébert F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Jay Macpherson F ...... KK

  • ---Poems Twice Told




  • Mordecai Richler* F ...... KK

  • ---Joshua Then and Now
    ---Barney's Version*




  • Margaret Atwood

  • ---Surfacing




  • Daryl Hine F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems

    Australia and New Zealand




  • Miles (Stella) Franklin F ...... KK

  • ---My Brilliant Career




  • Katherine Mansfield F ...... KK

  • ---The Short Stories




  • A. D. Hope

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Patrick White Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Riders in the Chariot
    ---A Fringe of Leaves
    ---Voss




  • Christina Stead

  • ---The Man Who Loved Children




  • Judith Wright

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Les A. Murray

  • ---The Rabbiter's Bounty: Collected Poems




  • Thomas Keneally F ...... KK

  • ---The Playmaker
    ---Schindler's List




  • David Malouf F ...... KK

  • ---An Imaginary Life




  • Kevin Hart

  • ---Peniel and Other Poems




  • Peter Carey F ...... KK

  • ---Oscar and Lucinda
    ---Illywhacker

    The United States




  • Edwin Arlington Robinson

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Robert Frost F ...... KK

  • ---The Poetry




  • Edith Wharton F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Short Stories
    ---The Age of Innocence
    ---Ethan Frome
    ---The House of Mirth
    ---The Custom of the Country




  • Willa Cather F ...... KK

  • ---My Ántonia
    ---The Professor's House
    ---A Lost Lady




  • Gertrude Stein F ...... KK

  • ---Three Lives
    ---The Geographical History of America
    ---The Making of Americans
    ---Tender Buttons




  • Wallace Stevens F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Poems
    ---The Necessary Angel
    ---Opus Posthumous
    ---The Palm at the End of the Mind




  • Vachel Lindsay

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Edgar Lee Masters F ...... KK

  • ---Spoon River Anthology




  • Theodore Dreiser F ...... KK

  • ---Sister Carrie
    ---An American Tragedy




  • Sherwood Anderson F ...... KK

  • ---Winesburg, Ohio
    ---Death in the Woods and Other Stories




  • Sinclair Lewis Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Babbitt
    ---It Can't Happen Here




  • Elinor Wylie

  • ---Last Poems




  • William Carlos Williams F ...... KK

  • ---Spring and All
    ---Paterson
    ---Collected Poems




  • Ezra Pound F ...... KK

  • ---Personae: Collected Poems
    ---The Cantos
    ---Literary Essays




  • Robinson Jeffers

  • ---Selected Poems (pdf)




  • Marianne Moore

  • ---Complete Poems




  • Hilda Doolittle (H.D.)

  • ---Selected Poems




  • John Crowe Ransom

  • ---Selected Poems




  • T. S. Eliot Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---The Complete Poems and Plays
    ---Selected Essays




  • Katherine Anne Porter

  • ---Collected Stories




  • Jean Toomer

  • ---Cane




  • John Dos Passos F ...... KK

  • ---U.S.A. (see also his Three Soldiers)




  • Conrad Aiken

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Eugene O'Neill Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---Lazarus Laughed
    ---The Iceman Cometh
    ---Long Day's Journey Into Night




  • e. e. cummings F ...... KK

  • ---Complete Poems




  • John B. Wheelwright

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Robert Fitzgerald

  • ---Spring Shade: Poems




  • Louise Bogan

  • ---The Blue Estuaries: Selected Poems




  • Léonie Adams F ...... KK

  • ---Poems: A Selection




  • Hart Crane F ...... KK

  • ---Complete Poems and Selected Letters and Prose




  • Allen Tate

  • ---Collected Poems




  • F. Scott Fitzgerald F ...... KK

  • ---Babylon Revisited and Other Stories
    ---The Great Gatsby
    ---Tender is the Night




  • William Faulkner Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---As I Lay Dying
    ---Sanctuary
    ---Light in August
    ---Absalom, Absalom!
    ---The Sound and the Fury
    ---The Wild Palms
    ---The Collected Stories
    ---The Hamlet




  • Ernest Hemingway Nobel Laureate F ...... extensive coverage in KK

  • ---Complete Short Stories
    ---A Farewell to Arms
    ---The Sun Also Rises
    ---The Garden of Eden
    ---Across the River and Into the Trees* (his low-water mark, but my madeleine)
    ---The Old Man and the Sea*




  • John Steinbeck Nobel Laureate F KK

  • ---The Grapes of Wrath




  • Zora Neale Hurston

  • ---Their Eyes Were Watching God




  • Nathanael West F ...... KK

  • ---Miss Lonelyhearts
    ---A Cool Million
    ---The Day of the Locust




  • Richard Wright F ...... KK

  • ---Native Son
    ---Black Boy




  • Eudora Welty

  • ---Collected Stories
    ---Delta Wedding
    ---The Robber Bridegroom
    ---The Ponder Heart




  • Langston Hughes F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems
    ---The Big Sea
    ---I Wonder as I Wander




  • Edmund Wilson F ...... KK

  • ---The Shores of Light
    ---Patriotic Gore




  • Kenneth Burke

  • ---Counter-statement
    ---A Rhetoric of Motives




  • Joseph Mitchell

  • ---Up in the Old Hotel




  • Abraham Cahan F ...... KK

  • ---The Rise of David Levinsky




  • Kay Boyle

  • ---Three Short Novels




  • Ellen Glasgow

  • ---Barren Ground
    ---Vein of Iron




  • John P. Marquand F ...... KK

  • ---H. M. Pulham, Esquire (see also his The Unspeakable Gentleman)




  • John O'Hara

  • ---Collected Stories
    ---Appointment in Samarra




  • Henry Roth F ...... KK

  • ---Call It Sleep




  • Thornton Wilder F ...... KK

  • ---Three Plays




  • Robert Penn Warren F ...... KK

  • ---All the King's Men
    ---World Enough and Time
    ---Selected Poems




  • Delmore Schwartz F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems: Summer Knowledge (pdf)




  • Weldon Kees

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Elizabeth Bishop

  • ---The Complete Poems




  • John Berryman

  • ---Collected Poems (pdf)




  • Paul Bowles F ...... KK

  • ---The Sheltering Sky




  • Randall Jarrell

  • ---Complete Poems




  • Elie Wiesel* F ...... KK

  • ---Night*




  • Charles Olson F ...... KK

  • ---The Maximus Poems
    ---Collected Poems




  • Robert Hayden

  • ---Collected Poems (pdf)




  • Robert Lowell F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Poems




  • Theodore Roethke F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Poems
    ---Straw for the Fire




  • James Agee F ...... KK

  • ---Permit Me Voyage
    ---Let Us Now Praise Famous Men




  • Jean Garrigue

  • ---Selected Poems




  • May Swenson

  • ---New & Selected Things Taking Place
    ---In Other Words (pdf)




  • Robert Duncan

  • ---Bending the Bow




  • Richard Wilbur

  • ---New and Collected Poems




  • Richard Eberhart F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Poems




  • M. B. Tolson

  • ---Harlem Gallery




  • Kenneth Koch F ...... KK

  • ---Seasons on Earth (pdf)




  • Frank O' Hara

  • ---Selected Poems




  • James Schuyler

  • ---Collected Poems




  • James Baldwin F ...... KK

  • ---The Price of the Ticket




  • Saul Bellow Nobel Laureate F ...... KK

  • ---Seize the Day
    ---The Adventures of Augie March
    ---Herzog
    ---More Die of Heartbreak*




  • John Cheever F ...... KK

  • ---The Stories
    ---Falconer*
    ---Bullet Park




  • Ralph Ellison

  • ---Invisible Man




  • Truman Capote F ...... KK

  • ---In Cold Blood
    ---The Grass Harp*




  • Carson McCullers

  • ---The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
    ---The Heart is a Lonely Hunter




  • Flannery O'Connor

  • ---Complete Stories
    ---The Violent Bear It Away
    ---Wise Blood




  • Vladimir Nabokov F ...... KK

  • ---Lolita
    ---Pale Fire




  • Gore Vidal

  • ---Myra Breckenridge
    ---Lincoln




  • William Styron

  • ---The Long March




  • J. D. Salinger F ...... KK

  • ---The Catcher in the Rye
    ---Nine Stories




  • Wright Morris

  • ---Ceremony in Lone Tree




  • Bernard Malamud F ...... KK

  • ---The Stories
    ---The Fixer
    ---Pictures of Fidelman*




  • Norman Mailer F ...... KK

  • ---Advertisements for Myself
    ---The Executioner's Song
    ---Ancient Evenings




  • John Hawkes

  • ---The Cannibal
    ---Second Skin




  • William Gaddis

  • ---The Recognitions




  • Tennessee Williams F ...... KK

  • ---The Glass Menagerie
    ---A Streetcar Named Desire
    ---Summer and Smoke




  • Arthur Miller F ...... KK

  • ---Death of a Salesman




  • Henry Miller* F ...... KK

  • ---Tropic of Cancer*
    ---Tropic of Capricorn*





  • Edwin Justus Mayer

  • ---Children of Darkness




  • Harold Brodkey F ...... KK

  • ---Stories in an Almost Classical Mode




  • Ursula K. LeGuin

  • ---The Left Hand of Darkness




  • Raymond Carver F ...... KK

  • ---Where I'm Calling From




  • Robert Coover

  • ---Spanking the Maid




  • Don DeLillo F ...... KK

  • ---White Noise
    ---Libra
    ---Running Dog
    ---Mao II




  • John Crowley F ...... extensive coverage in KK

  • ---Little, Big
    ---Aegypt communication from author
    ---Love and Sleep
    ---Daemonomania*
    ---Endless Things*




  • Guy Davenport

  • ---Tatlin!




  • James Dickey

  • ---The Early Motion
    ---The Central Motion




  • E. L. Doctorow F ...... KK

  • ---The Book of Daniel
    ---World's Fair




  • Stanley Elkin F ...... KK

  • ---The Living End




  • William H. Gass

  • ---In the Heart of the Heart of the Country
    ---Omensetter's Luck




  • Russell Hoban

  • ---Riddley Walker




  • Walter M. Miller, Jr* F ...... KK

  • ---A Canticle for Leibowitz*




  • Denis Johnson F ...... KK

  • ---Angels
    ---Fiskadoro
    ---Jesus' Son




  • Cormac McCarthy

  • ---Blood Meridian
    ---Suttree
    ---Child of God




  • William Kennedy

  • ---Ironweed
    ---The Albany Cycle




  • Toni Morrison Nobel Laureate F ...... KK

  • ---Song of Solomon




  • Gloria Naylor

  • ---The Women of Brewster Place




  • Joyce Carol Oates F ...... KK

  • ---Them




  • Walker Percy

  • ---The Moviegoer




  • Grace Paley

  • ---The Little Disturbances of Man




  • Thomas Pynchon F ...... KK

  • ---V.
    ---The Crying of Lot 49
    ---Gravity's Rainbow




  • Cynthia Ozick F ...... KK

  • ---Envy, or Yiddish in America (pdf)
    ---The Messiah of Stockholm




  • Ishmael Reed F ...... KK

  • ---Mumbo Jumbo




  • Philip Roth F ...... KK

  • ---Portnoy's Complaint
    ---My Life as a Man
    ---Zuckerman Bound: A Trilogy and Epilogue
    ---The Counterlife
    ---Patrimony
    ---Operation Shylock




  • James Salter F ...... KK

  • ---Solo Faces
    ---Light Years




  • Robert Stone

  • ---Dog Soldiers
    ---A Flag for Sunrise




  • John Barth

  • ---The Floating Opera
    ---The End of the Road
    ---The Sot-Weed Factor




  • Walter Abish F ...... KK

  • ---Alphabetical Africa
    ---How German Is It
    ---Eclipse Fever
    ---I Am the Dust Under Your Feet




  • Donald Barthelme

  • ---Forty Stories
    ---The Dead Father




  • Thomas M. Disch

  • ---On Wings of Song




  • Paul Theroux F ...... KK

  • ---The Mosquito Coast




  • John Updike F ...... KK

  • ---The Witches of Eastwick




  • Kurt Vonnegut, Jr F ...... KK

  • ---Cat's Cradle




  • Edmund White F ...... KK

  • ---Forgetting Elena
    ---Nocturnes for the King of Naples




  • James McCourt

  • ---Time Remaining




  • Charles Bukowski*

  • ---Pulp*
    ---Selected poems*




  • James Wilcox

  • ---Modern Baptists




  • A. R. Ammons

  • ---Collected Poems
    ---Selected Longer Poems
    ---Sphere: The Form of a Motion




  • John Ashbery F ...... KK

  • ---The Double Dream of Spring
    ---Houseboat Days
    ---Selected Poems
    ---Flow Chart
    ---Hotel Lautréamont
    ---And the Stars Were Shining




  • David Mamet F ...... KK

  • ---American Buffalo
    ---Speed-the-Plow




  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti*

  • ---Selected poems*




  • David Rabe

  • ---Streamers




  • Sam Shepard F ...... KK

  • ---Seven Plays




  • August Wilson

  • ---Fences
    ---Joe Turner's Come and Gone




  • Anthony Hecht F ...... KK

  • ---Collected Earlier Poems




  • Edgar Bowers

  • ---Living Together: New and Selected Poems




  • Donald Justice

  • ---Selected Poems




  • James Merrill

  • ---From the First Nine
    ---The Changing Light at Sandover




  • W. S. Merwin

  • ---Selected Poems




  • James Wright

  • ---Above the River: The Complete Poems




  • Galway Kinnell

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Philip Levine F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Irving Feldman

  • ---New and Selected Poems




  • Donald Hall

  • ---The One Day
    ---Old and New Poems




  • Alvin Feinman F ...... KK

  • ---Poems




  • Richard Howard

  • ---Untitled Subjects
    ---Findings




  • John Hollander F ...... KK

  • ---Reflections on Espionage
    ---Selected Poetry
    ---Tesserae




  • Gary Snyder

  • ---No Nature: New and Selected Poems




  • Charles Simic

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Mark Strand F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems
    ---The Continuous Life
    ---Dark Harbor




  • Charles Wright F ...... KK

  • ---The World of the Ten Thousand Things




  • Jay Wright F ...... KK

  • ---Dimensions of History
    ---The Double Invention of Komo
    ---Selected Poems
    ---Elaine's Book
    ---Boleros




  • Amy Clampitt F ...... KK

  • ---Westward




  • Allen Grossman F ...... KK

  • ---The Ether Dome and Other Poems: New and Selected




  • Howard Moss F ...... KK

  • ---New Selected Poems




  • James Applewhite F ...... KK

  • ---River Writing: An Eno Journal




  • J. D. McClatchy F ...... KK

  • ---The Rest of the Way




  • Alfred Corn F ...... KK

  • ---A Call in the Midst of the Crowd




  • Douglas Crase F ...... KK

  • ---The Revisionist




  • Rita Dove F ...... KK

  • ---Selected Poems




  • Thylias Moss F ...... KK

  • ---Small Congregations: New and Selected Poems update from author




  • Edward Hirsch F ...... KK

  • ---Earthly Measures




  • Tony Kushner F ...... KK

  • ---Angels in America

    Joie de vivre
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  • Joe Abercrombie (UK)
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  • Bruno Arpaia (Italy) a review





  • Paul Auster (USA)





  • Tullio Avoledo (Italy) Il Caso Avoledo, post by Wu Ming (2003)





  • Theresa Breslin (UK) a review





  • Dan Brown (USA)





  • Michael Chabon (USA)





  • Lee Child (UK)





  • Michael Crichton (USA)





  • Lindsey Davis (UK)





  • Sandrone Dazieri (Italy)





  • Andrea De Carlo (Italy)





  • Nelson DeMille (USA) Best Author's Acknowledgement Ever Written!





  • Umberto Eco (Italy) a review





  • Kinky Friedman (USA) On Kinky & Kinkazzo





  • Giacomo Gardumi (Italy)





  • Linda Grant (UK) Bookcrossing entry & author's message (2003)





  • Alasdair Gray (UK) a review





  • Steven Hall (UK) a review





  • Robert Harris (UK)





  • Nick Hornby (UK)





  • Howard Jacobson (UK)
  • Erica Jong (USA) Poem sent to K with message (1995)




  • Stephen King (USA) a review





  • Jonathan Lethem (USA)





  • Ian McEwan (UK)





  • Claudio Magris (Italy)





  • Steve Martin (USA)





  • Pascal Mercier/Peter Bieri (CH) a review





  • Anne Michaels (Canada)





  • Daubmir Nadir (bilingual)





  • John O'Farrell (UK)





  • Robert B. Parker (USA)





  • Christopher Rush (UK) Message from author & review





  • C. J. Sansom (UK)





  • Sam Savage/FIRMIN (USA)





  • W. G. Sebald (D)





  • Clara Sereni (Italy)





  • Władysław Szpilman (Poland) The Pianist
  • Neal Stephenson (USA) reviews




  • Antonio Tabucchi (Italy) a short appraisal





  • Scarlett Thomas (UK) a review





  • Jonathan Tropper (USA)





  • Fabio Volo (Italy) a video too!





  • Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Spain)


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