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    World Literature List

    Dear members,

    We have had quite a few lists of top books on LitNet, some from the canon, others based on members personal tastes, etc. I am, however, wondering if we can have an inclusive list of books of World Literature, classics or contemporary, old or new, either in translation or written directly in English?

    In other words I'm looking for representative works from (non-West European/American) linguistic and cultural traditions available in English.

    I have no claim to a comprehensive knowledge as to which authors or books should be included in such a list. I have some names/titles, which I am going to type out below, in no particular order, and I ask members to make their suggestions.

    Please exclude Russian works as they are already well known to English audience. Also exclude scriptures, ie, Quran, Mahabharta, Ramayana, Analects, etc.

    Thanks in advance.


    Kalidasa - Shakuntala (Sanstrkit)
    Jalaluddin Rumi - The Mathnavi (Persian)
    Omar Khayyam -Rubaiyat (Persian)
    Rabindranath Tagore - Geetanjali (Bengali)
    Murasaki Shikibu - The Tale of Genji (Japanese)
    Muhammad Hussain Jah - Hoshruba: The Land and the Tilism (Urdu)
    Wu Cheng'en - Journey to the West (Chinese)
    Naguib Mahfouz - Cairo Trilogy, other books (Arabic)
    Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart (English, Nigeria)
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude, others (Spanish, Colombia)
    Tayeb Salih - Season of Migration to the North (Arabic, Sudan)
    Mohsin Hamid - The Reluctant Fundamentalist (English, Pakistan)
    Yasunari Kawabata - The Sound of the Mountain, Snow Country (Japanese)
    Jorge Luis Borges - The Aleph (Spanish, Argentina)
    Mo Yan - Red Shorghum (Chinese)
    Khalil Gibran - The Prophet, The Broken Wings (English, Arabic)
    Vikram Seth - A Suitable Boy (English, India)
    Khushwant Singh - Delhi (English, India)
    Richard Burton (translator) - A Thousand and One Nights (Arabic)
    Lu Xun - Diary of a Madman and Other Stories (Chinese)
    Orhan Pamuk - My Name is Red, The Black book (Turkish)
    Milan Kundera - The Unbearable Lightness of Being, other books (Czech)
    Saadat Hasan Manto - Collected Stories (Urdu)
    Pablo Neruda - Collected poetry (Spanish, Chile)
    Abul Ala Al-Ma'arri - The Diwan (Arabic)
    Paulo Coelho - The Alchemist (Portuguese, Brazil)
    Faiz Ahmed Faiz - Collected poetry (Urdu)
    Ismail Kadare - Palace of Dreams (Albanian)
    Witold Gombrowicz - Pornographia (Polish)

    You may find the list biased in favour of the Middle East and South Asia. It's just me. I focus more on those literatures than others.
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    You missed some.

    Red Chamber
    Three Kingdoms
    Heike
    Jin Ping Mei

    This list will soon be enormous. I'm not well-read enough to help much, obviously, but there are people on here who are.

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    The canonic book of Borges is 'Ficciones' ('Fictions') rather than 'El Aleph'. Of the South American literary boom I would add: Alejo Carpentier ('El siglo de las luces'), Marío Vargas Llosa, Julio Cortazar ('Rayuela'), Carlos Fuentes, Juan Carlos Onetti, Juan Rulfo ('Pedro Páramo'), Ernesto Sabato ('Sobre héroes y tumbas', 'El túnel'), Bioy Casares ('La invención de Morel'), Jorge Edwards and Cabrera Infante.

    PS: There are some authors of whom I have not suggest any of their works, that is because it is hazardous to choose few works as their representative ones.
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    Isabel Allende - La casa de los espiritus/The House of the Spirits (Spanish, Chile)
    Guillermo Martínez - Acerca de Roderer/Regarding Roderer (Spanish, Argentina)
    Knut Hamsun - Hunger/Sult (Norway)
    Orhan Pamuk - Kar/Snow (Turkish)
    Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood (Japanese)
    J. M. Coetzee - Disgrace (English, South Africa)
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun (English, Nigeria)

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    I think I posted a short sort of Chinese canon elsewhere, though I cannot find it now.

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    Ryūnosuke Akutagawa - Rashōmon, In a Grove, other stories (Japanese)
    Sōseki Natsume - Kokoro, Botchan, I Am a Cat, Light and Darkness (Japanese)
    Jami - Haft Awrang (Persian)
    Attar of Nishapur - Conference of the Birds (Persian)
    Ferdowsi - Shahnameh (Persian)
    Kazi Nazrul Islam - Bidrhoi (Bengali)
    Adunis - Songs of Mihyar the Damascene (Arabic, Syria)
    Benito Pérez Galdós - Episodios Nacionales (Spanish, Spain)
    Machado de Assis - The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas (Portuguese, Brazil)
    Muhammed Husayn Haykal - Zaynab (Arabic, Egypt)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordeater View Post
    Isabel Allende - La casa de los espiritus/The House of the Spirits (Spanish, Chile)
    Guillermo Martínez - Acerca de Roderer/Regarding Roderer (Spanish, Argentina)
    Knut Hamsun - Hunger/Sult (Norway)
    Orhan Pamuk - Kar/Snow (Turkish)
    Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood (Japanese)
    J. M. Coetzee - Disgrace (English, South Africa)
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun (English, Nigeria)
    I just noticed I had intended to mention Snow along with My Name is Red but wrote The Black Book instead. Snow is definitely a better work than The Black Book. Thanks for reminding.

    Quote Originally Posted by JBI View Post
    I think I posted a short sort of Chinese canon elsewhere, though I cannot find it now.
    It'd be great if you could locate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by SilvanDitties View Post
    Ryūnosuke Akutagawa - Rashōmon, In a Grove, other stories (Japanese)
    Sōseki Natsume - Kokoro, Botchan, I Am a Cat, Light and Darkness (Japanese)
    Jami - Haft Awrang (Persian)
    Attar of Nishapur - Conference of the Birds (Persian)
    Ferdowsi - Shahnameh (Persian)
    Kazi Nazrul Islam - Bidrhoi (Bengali)
    Adunis - Songs of Mihyar the Damascene (Arabic, Syria)
    Benito Pérez Galdós - Episodios Nacionales (Spanish, Spain)
    Machado de Assis - The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas (Portuguese, Brazil)
    Muhammed Husayn Haykal - Zaynab (Arabic, Egypt)
    Kazi Nazrul Islam, yes. How could I have missed him!

    Is Jami's Yousuf and Zuleikha part of Haft Awrang? I recently read the former and would definitely put on the list of epics worth reading.

    For poetry, I add Mahmoud Darwish the Palestinian poet and Nizar Qabbani, the Syrian: a poet of love and eroticism.

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    Anyone beef up the list with African authors in particular? They seem to be in short supply on international lists no?

    Here are a few epics and long poems from the Persian literature which are available in English for a long time but remain underappreciated.

    Nizami Ganjavi - Haft Paykar, The Seven Beauties
    Fakhruddin Asad Gurgani - Vis and Ramin, a love poem
    Muhammad Iqbal - Asrar e Khudi, Secrets of the Self
    Forough Farrokhzad - Sin: Selected poems
    Ahmed Shamlou - translated selections
    Simin Daneshvar - Savushun (a novel)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frédéric Moreau View Post
    The canonic book of Borges is 'Ficciones' ('Fictions') rather than 'El Aleph'. Of the South American literary boom I would add: Alejo Carpentier ('El siglo de las luces'), Marío Vargas Llosa, Julio Cortazar ('Rayuela'), Carlos Fuentes, Juan Carlos Onetti, Juan Rulfo ('Pedro Páramo'), Ernesto Sabato ('Sobre héroes y tumbas', 'El túnel'), Bioy Casares ('La invención de Morel'), Jorge Edwards and Cabrera Infante.

    PS: There are some authors of whom I have not suggest any of their works, that is because it is hazardous to choose few works as their representative ones.
    Not really, El aleph is his best know short story after all, and both collections (Ficciones and El Aleph) were just a collection of works that were mostly published elsewhere. Anyways, they would form a very wrong vision of Borges, a poet who wrote short stories and essays to pay his bills. In the end, he does not have an edition representative enough to be considered canonic.

    It is similar with Cortazar and Bioy, their body of work has more variety than Morel or Rayuela can represent.

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    There has been a sizable three volume set of Borges' works in English that include Collected Fictions, Collected Poems, and Selected Non-Fictions. These need to be augmented with the addition of Seven Nights and Other Inquisitions (essays), The Book of Imaginary Beings, Labyrinths (which collects a few works not in the 3 volume set), and certainly Dream Tigers, a slim volume of fictions, essays, aphorisms, and poems that Borges' declared to be his greatest collection. I have all of these and at least another 5 or so volumes.
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    Here are a few epics and long poems from the Persian literature which are available in English for a long time but remain underappreciated.

    The question is just how good are the translations? There are many works of Renaissance and Baroque French literature, German Romantic poetry, Spanish literature prior to the 20th century, Russian literature prior to the mid-19th century that have suffered due to mediocre or leaden translations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stlukesguild View Post
    There has been a sizable three volume set of Borges' works in English that include Collected Fictions, Collected Poems, and Selected Non-Fictions. These need to be augmented with the addition of Seven Nights and Other Inquisitions (essays), The Book of Imaginary Beings, Labyrinths (which collects a few works not in the 3 volume set), and certainly Dream Tigers, a slim volume of fictions, essays, aphorisms, and poems that Borges' declared to be his greatest collection. I have all of these and at least another 5 or so volumes.
    Borges oversaw many of his collections published in europe and USA while he was alive, sellecting the stories even for the Complete Works in Argentina (which are incomplete, since Borges said some texts are better if he hadn't writen it in first place). One of gifts of the american editions, is that Borges worked directly with the translators, translating and correcting some of his works to english himself.

    But The book of imaginary beings and the book of dreams have little of his own work, there must be room for his works with Bioy Casares, which include some very funny short stories, Isidro Parado detective tales, movie scripts... I would inclue some of borges interviews besides and some chapters of his english class in Buenos Aires university. They are amazing readings. Now, his widow, Maria Kodama is a ***** that places lots of obstacles to publish some works of borges, specially those he did with Bioy or Alcia Jurado...

    To add: Borges translated many works from english, which includes Shakespeare. I would love to have my hands in a sellection of his translations...

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    Pär Lagerkvist- Barrabas & The Dwarf (Swedish)
    Stig Dagerman- The Games of Night (Swedish)
    Jaroslav Seifert- The Poetry of Jaroslav Seifert (Czech)
    Karel Čapek- War with the Newts (Czech)
    Jan Potocki- The Manuscript Found in Saragossa (Polish)
    Czeslaw Milosz- New and Collected Poems (Polish)
    Zbigniew Herbert- Collected Poems (Polish)
    Adam Zagajewski- Mysticism for Beginners: Poems, Without End, Eternal Enemies & Unseen Hand (Polish)
    Wisława Szymborska- View with a Grain of Sand, Here, and Poems New and Collected (Polish)
    Octavio Paz- The Collected Poems, Sunstone, In Light of India (Mexican)
    Homero Aridjis- Eyes to See Otherwise (Mexican)
    César Vallejo- The Complete Poetry, The Complete Posthumous Poetry (Peru)
    Edmond Jabès- The Book of Questions (Jewish/Egyptian/French)
    Pablo Neruda- Residence Earth, The Captain's Verses, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Canto General, The Book of Questions (Chile)
    Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis- The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas, Dom Casmurra (Brazil)
    Alejo Carpentier- Explosion in a Cathedral, The Kingdom of this World, Baroque Concerto (Cuba)
    Yehuda Amichai- Open, Closed, Open & Selected Poetry (Israel/Hebrew)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stlukesguild View Post
    Here are a few epics and long poems from the Persian literature which are available in English for a long time but remain underappreciated.

    The question is just how good are the translations? There are many works of Renaissance and Baroque French literature, German Romantic poetry, Spanish literature prior to the 20th century, Russian literature prior to the mid-19th century that have suffered due to mediocre or leaden translations.
    This is very true. But of the epics I mentioned Vis and Ramin has seen a recent translation from the very able Dick Davis (http://www.amazon.com/Ramin-Penguin-.../dp/0143105620). There's been another translation available from 1970s but I am not able to comment on that.

    Professor Julie Scott Meisami attempted to translate The Seven Beauties of Nizami Ganjavi a couple of decades-or-so ago. I have only read excerpts in an anthology. The problem is cheap availability of the translation. The price of the book makes sure it doesn't reach ordinary readers and remains within the world of academia and specialisation which is such a pity. I hope resourceful cultural organisations that want to promote their literary heritage would come forward and subsidise such classical prints and make them affordable for the lay readers.

    Iqbal's Secrets of the Self has undergone numerous translations, in part or in whole, but the richest translation remains by no other than the doyen of Farsi literature, professor R.A. Nicholson, the original translater of Rumi's Masnavi/Mathnavi. Full text available here: http://sacred-texts.com/isl/iq/index.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by stlukesguild View Post
    Pär Lagerkvist- Barrabas & The Dwarf (Swedish)
    Stig Dagerman- The Games of Night (Swedish)
    Jaroslav Seifert- The Poetry of Jaroslav Seifert (Czech)
    Karel Čapek- War with the Newts (Czech)
    Jan Potocki- The Manuscript Found in Saragossa (Polish)
    Czeslaw Milosz- New and Collected Poems (Polish)
    Zbigniew Herbert- Collected Poems (Polish)
    Adam Zagajewski- Mysticism for Beginners: Poems, Without End, Eternal Enemies & Unseen Hand (Polish)
    Wisława Szymborska- View with a Grain of Sand, Here, and Poems New and Collected (Polish)
    Octavio Paz- The Collected Poems, Sunstone, In Light of India (Mexican)
    Homero Aridjis- Eyes to See Otherwise (Mexican)
    César Vallejo- The Complete Poetry, The Complete Posthumous Poetry (Peru)
    Edmond Jabès- The Book of Questions (Jewish/Egyptian/French)
    Pablo Neruda- Residence Earth, The Captain's Verses, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Canto General, The Book of Questions (Chile)
    Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis- The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas, Dom Casmurra (Brazil)
    Alejo Carpentier- Explosion in a Cathedral, The Kingdom of this World, Baroque Concerto (Cuba)
    Yehuda Amichai- Open, Closed, Open & Selected Poetry (Israel/Hebrew)
    Excellent additions. Thank you.

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    1955 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (Russia)
    1955 The Emperor of Ice Cream by Wallace Stevens (USA)
    1955 Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo (Mexico)
    1954 Sunstone by Octavio Paz (Mexico)
    1954 Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Britain)
    1953 Gimpel, the Fool by Isaac Bashevis Singer (Poland)
    1953 Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett (Ireland)
    1952 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (USA)
    1952 The Shield of Achilles by W.H. Auden (Britain)
    1952 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (USA)
    1952 The Financial Expert by R.K. Narayan (India)
    1951 Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas (Britain)
    1951 The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (USA)
    1950 Canto General by Pablo Neruda (Chile)
    1950 The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco (Romania)
    1949 1984 by George Orwell (Britain)
    1949 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (USA)
    1948 The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki (Japan)
    1948 The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht (Germany)
    1948 A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (USA)
    1948 Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata (Japan)
    1947 Fortress Besieged Qian Zhongshu (China)
    1945 Rescue by Czeslaw Milosz (Poland)
    1944 No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre (France)
    1944 Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina)
    1944 The Dwarf by Par Lagerkvist (Sweden)
    1942 The Stranger by Albert Camus (France)
    1942 Antigone by Jean Anouilh (France)
    1939 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (USA)
    1938 The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel by Nikos Kazantzakis (Greece)
    1937 Out of Africa by Isak Dineson (Denmark)
    1937 The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat (Iran)
    1935 Wings of Gabriel by Muhammad Iqbal (India)
    1935 Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias by Federico Garcia Lorca (Spain)
    1934 Message by Fernando Pessoa (Portugal)
    1933 Man's Fate by Andre Malraux (France)
    1932 Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Celine (France)
    1932 The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil (Austria)
    1929 The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (USA)
    1928 Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence (Britain)
    1927 Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse (Germany)
    1926 Capital of Pain by Paul Eluard (France)
    1925 Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (Britain)
    1925 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (USA)
    1925 Cuttlefish Bones by Eugenio Montale (Italy)
    1924 The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann (Germany)
    1924 Anabase by Saint-John Perse (France)
    1923 The True Story of Ah Q by Lu Xun (China)
    1923 The Prophet by Khalil Gibran (Lebanon)
    1923 Confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo (Italy)
    1922 The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot (USA)
    1922 In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust (France)
    1922 Duino Elegies by Ranier Maria Rilke (Germany)
    1921 Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello (Italy)
    1920 Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (USA)
    1920 Hugh Selwyn Mauberley by Ezra Pound (USA)
    1919 The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats (Ireland)
    1918 Ulysses by James Joyce (Ireland)
    1918 The Hellscreen by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (Japan)
    1918 The Black Heralds by Cesar Vallejo (Peru)
    1917 The Young Fate by Paul Valery (France)
    1915 The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (Czechoslovakia)
    1915 The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford (Britain)
    1915 Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham (Britain)
    1914 Kokoro by Natsume Soseki (Japan)
    1914 Mending Wall by Robert Frost (USA)
    1913 Alcohol by Guillaume Apollinaire (France)
    1911 Ithaca by Constantine P. Cavafy (Greece)
    1910 Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore (India)
    1910 Peruvian Traditions by Ricardo Palma (Peru)
    1907 The Ghost Sonata by August Strindberg (Sweden)
    1907 The Travels of Lao Ts'an by Liu E (China)
    1906 Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind (Germany)
    1905 Songs of Life and Hope by Ruben Dario (Nicaragua)
    1904 The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov (Russia)
    1903 Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw (Ireland)
    1903 The Call of the Wild by Jack London (USA)
    1903 The Ambassadors by Henry James (USA)
    1902 Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (Britain)
    1902 The Immoralist by Andre Gide (France)
    1902 The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky (Russia)
    1902 The Rain in the Pinewood by Gabriele D'Annunzio (Italy)
    1901 Kim by Rudyard Kipling (Britain)
    1900 La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler (Austria)
    19th Century
    1899 Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis
    1897 Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson
    1897 Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
    1897 La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler
    1896 A Shropshire Lad by A.E. Housman
    1896 Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry
    1896 The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
    1894 Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
    1894 The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
    1892 The Weavers by Gerhart Hauptmann
    1892 Poems by Ho Xuan Huong
    1891 Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind
    1891 Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
    1891 Simple Verses by Jose Marti
    1890 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
    1890 Hunger by Knut Hamsun
    1890 Poems by Emily Dickinson
    1888 Azul by Ruben Dario
    1888 The Maias by Eca de Queiros
    1888 Miss Julie by August Strindberg
    1887 A Study in Scarlett by Arthur Conan Doyle
    1885 The Makado by Gillbert and Sullivan
    1885 Germinal by Emile Zola
    1884 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    1884 Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans
    1883 Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    1881 The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
    1880 The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    1880 Ball of Fat by Guy De Maupassant
    1879 A Doll's House by Heinrik Ibsen
    1877 Six Records of a Floating Life by Shen Fu
    1876 Afternoon of a Faun by Stephane Mallarme
    1876 The Wreck of the Deutschland by Gerard Manley Hopkins
    1874 The City of Dreadful Night by James Thomson
    1873 A Season in Hell by Arthur Rimbaud
    1872 Martin Fierro by Jose Hernandez
    1872 Middlemarch by George Eliot
    1871 Rhymes and Legends by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
    1869 The Songs of Maldoror by Comte de Lautreamont
    1869 War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
    1866 Saturnine Poems by Paul Verlaine
    1865 Hymn to Satan by Giosue Carducci
    1865 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
    1862 Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev
    1862 Goblin Market and other Poems by Christina Rossetti
    1862 Divan by Mirza Ghalib
    1862 Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
    1859 Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov
    1859 A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
    1859 The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward FitzGerald
    1859 The Storm by Aleksandr Ostrovsky
    1857 Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
    1857 Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
    1856 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
    1855 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
    1854 Elegy for Imam Hussein by Qa'ani
    1853 El Desdichado by Gerard de Nerval
    1853 Poems by Bibi Hayati
    1851 Moby Dick by Hermann Melville
    1850 The Scarlett Letter by Nathanael Hawthorne
    1850 Sonnets From the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    1850 Death's Jest Book by Thomas Lovell Beddoes
    1849 In Memoriam A.H.H. by Alfred Lord Tennyson
    1849 The Kalevala by Elias Lonnrot
    1848 The Lady of the Camellias by Alexander Dumas, fils
    1848 Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
    1847 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    1847 Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    1847 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
    1847 The Shark by Dionysios Solomos
    1846 The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
    1846 Toldi by Janos Arany
    1845 Janos Vitez by Sandor Petofi
    1844 The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
    1844 The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen
    1842 Dramatic Lyrics by Robert Browning
    1842 Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
    1842 Eight Dog Chronicles by Kyokutei Bakin
    1842 The Complete Works of Friedrich Holderlin
    1841 A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov
    1837 Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin
    1835 Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac
    1835 Danton's Death by Georg Buchner
    1834 Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz
    1832 Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    1831 Kanshi by Taigu Ryokan
    1830 The Red and the Black by Stendhal
    1827 Book of Songs by Heinrich Heine
    1827 The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni
    1826 The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
    1824 Don Juan by George Gordon Byron
    1821 First Idylls by Giacomo Leopardi
    1821 Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas De Quincey
    1819 Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
    1819 Oraga Haru by Kobayashi Issa
    1818 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    1818 Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock
    1818 Endymion by John Keats
    1818 Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
    1817 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    1816 The Sandman by ETA Hoffman
    1813 The Tale of Kieu by Nguyen Du
    1813 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    1812 Grimms' Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
    1808 Milton: a poem by William Blake
    1807 Poems in Two Volumes by William Wordsworth
    1805 The Broken Jug by Heinrich von Kleist
    1804 William Tell by Friedrich Schiller
    1802 Rene by Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand
    1800 Hymns to the Night by Novalis
    18th century
    1798 Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge
    1798 Sorrows of an Abandoned Queen by Nguyen Gia Thieu
    1798 The Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis by Ugo Foscolo
    1797 Poems by Yuan Mei
    1796 Jacques the Fatalist by Denis Diderot
    1794 A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns
    1791 Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell
    1791 Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xueqin
    1791 Justine by Marquis de Sade
    1790 The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
    1789 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
    1789 Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake
    1784 The Marriage of Figaro by Pierre Beaumarchais
    1783 The Village George Crabbe
    1782 The Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos
    1782 Saul by Vittorio Alfieri
    1781 The Robbers by Friedrich Schiller
    1780 Oberon by Christoph Martin Wieland
    1777 The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    1774 The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    1767 Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
    1767 Wingolf by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
    1767 Minna von Barnhelm by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
    1766 The Vicar of Wakefield Oliver Goldsmith
    1765 The Works of Ossian by James Macpherson
    1761 The Love For Three Oranges by Carlo Gozzi
    1761 Julie, or the New Heloise by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    1759 Candide by Voltaire
    1751 Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray
    1750 The Rambler by Samuel Johnson
    1750 The Scholars by Wu Jingzi
    1749 Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
    1748 Chushingura by Takeda Izumo
    1743 The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni
    1740 Pamela by Samuel Richardson
    1740 Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio by Pu Songling
    1734 An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope
    1730 The Game of Love and Chance by Marivaux
    1728 The Beggar's Opera by John Gay
    1726 Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
    1722 Jeppe of the Hill by Ludvig Holberg
    1721 Persian Letters by Montesquieu
    1719 Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
    1715 The Battles of Coxinga by Chikamatsu Monzaemon
    1713 Cato by Joseph Addison
    1711 The Spectator by Richard Steel
    1709 Turcaret by Alain-Rene Lesage
    1707 The Beaux Stratagem by George Farquhar
    1700 The Way of the World by William Congreve
    17th century
    1694 Fables by Jean de La Fontaine
    1694 The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Matsuo Basho
    1685 Five Women Who Loved Love by Ihara Saikaku
    1684 Sodom, or the Quintessence of Debauchery by John Wilmot
    1682 Venice Preserv'd by Thomas Otway
    1678 The Princess of Cleves by Madame de La Fayette
    1678 Maximes by Francois de La Rochefoucauld
    1678 All For Love by John Dryden
    1678 The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
    1677 The Rover by Aphra Behn
    1677 The Campaign Against Qandahar by Saib Tabrizi
    1677 Phaedra by Jean Racine
    1676 The Man of Mode by George Etherege
    1675 The Country Wife by William Wycherley
    1674 Paradise Lost by John Milton
    1674 The Latrine by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
    1668 Letters of a Portuguese Nun by Anonymous
    1668 Simplicius Simplicissimus by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen
    1664 Tartuffe by Moliere
    1654 Lucifer by Joost van den Vondel
    1653 The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton
    1650 To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
    1636 Le Cid by Pierre Corneille
    1635 Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderon de la Barca
    1633 'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford
    1633 The Temple by George Herbert
    1633 Works of John Donne
    1630 The Trickster of Seville by Tirso de Molina
    1626 The Swindler by Francisco de Quevedo
    1625 Essays by Francis Bacon
    1621 Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
    1620 Stories to Awaken the World by Feng Menglong
    1619 Fuente Ovejuna by Lope De Vega
    1619 Idea by Michael Drayton
    1619 The Maid's Tragedy by John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont
    1616 Les Tragiques by Agrippa D'Aubigne
    1615 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
    1613 The Fable of Polyphemus and Galatea by Luis de Gongora
    1612 The White Devil by John Webster
    1610 Jin Ping Mei by Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng
    1608 The Revenger's Tragedy by Thomas Middleton
    1606 Volpone by Ben Jonson
    1600 Erotokritos by Vitsentzos Kornaros
    1600 Hamlet by William Shakespeare
    1600 The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd by Sir Walter Ralegh
    16th century
    1598 Consolation for Mr. du Perier by Francois de Malherbe
    1598 Every Man in His Humor by Ben Jonson
    1596 The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser
    1594 Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
    1592 The Spanish Tragedy by Thomas Kyd
    1592 A Litany in Time of Plague by Thomas Nashe
    1589 The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe
    1587 When You Are Truly Old by Pierre de Ronsard
    1586 Astrophel and Stella by Philip Sydney
    1581 Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso
    1578 Euphues by John Lyly
    1573 Farewell with a Mischief by George Gascoigne
    1572 The Lusiads by Luis vaz de Camoes
    1569 The Araucana by Alonso de Ercilla y Zuniga
    1564 Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
    1558 The Heptameron by Marguerite de Navarre
    1557 They Flee From Me by Thomas Wyatt
    1555 The Regrets by Joachim du Bellay
    1554 Lazarillo de Tormes by Anonymous
    1541 Bovo-Bukh by Elia Levita
    1532 Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto
    1528 The Book of the Courtier by Baltissar Castiglione
    1526 Hell by Clement Marot
    1522 The Great Lutheran Fool by Thomas Murner
    1521 Colin Clout by John Skelton
    1518 Songs of Kabir
    1518 The Mandrake by Niccolo Machiavelli
    1516 Utopia by Sir Thomas More
    1509 In Praise of Folly by Erasmus
    1505 Lament for the Makaris by William Dunbar
    1501 Judita by Marko Marulic
    1501 Book of Margery Kempe
    15th century
    1499 La Celestina by Fernando de Rojas
    1495 Orlando In Love by Matteo Maria Boiardo
    1494 The Ship of Fools by Sebastian Brant
    1492 Poems by Lorenzo de Medici
    1490 Tirant Lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Joan de Galba
    1485 Haft Awrang by Jami
    1485 Everyman by Anonymous
    1485 Le Morte D'Arthur by Thomas Malory
    1483 Morgante by Luigi Pulci
    1482 Khamsa by Ali-Shir Nava'i
    1480 Manto by Poliziano
    1476 Stanzas on His Father's Death by Jorge Manrique
    1461 Ballad of the Dead Ladies by Francois Villon
    1440 Poems by Charles Duke of Orleans
    1428 Book 13 of the Aeneid by Maffeo Vegio
    1424 La Belle Dame sans Merci by Alain Chartier
    1420 The Siege of Thebes by John Lydgate
    1405 Book of the City of Ladies by Christine De Pizan
    Medieval Literature (Europe)
    1400 Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
    1390 Confessio Amantis by John Gower
    1390 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Anonymous
    1387 Piers Plowman by William Langland
    1375 The Bruce by John Barbour
    1374 The Canzoniere by Francesco Petrarch
    1353 The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
    1321 Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
    1300 Grettis Saga by Anonymous
    1300 A Lady Asks Me by Guido Cavalcanti
    1290 Havelok the Dane by Anonymous
    1280 Njal's Saga by Anonymous
    1276 The Gentle Heart by Guido Guinizelli
    1275 Romance of the Rose by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun
    1270 Elder Edda by Anonymous
    1260 Laxdaela Saga by Anonymous
    1250 Thorstein the Staff-Struck by Anonymous
    1240 Egil's Saga by Anonymous
    1225 Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach
    1220 Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson
    1210 Nibelungenlied by Anonymous
    1210 On this gay and slender tune by Arnaut Daniel
    1210 Tristan and Isolt by Gottfried von Strassburg
    1207 Song of the Cid by Abbot Peter
    1200 Under the Linden Tree by Walther von der Vogelweide
    1200 Aucassin and Nicolette by Anonymous
    1190 Mabinogion by Anonymous
    1190 Tale of Igor's Campaign by Anonymous
    1190 Henry the Leper by Hartmann von Aue
    1184 The Joyful Springtime Pleases Me by Bertran de Born
    1180 When I See the Lark by Bernart de Ventadorn
    1175 The Werewolf by Marie de France
    1170 Yvain the Knight of the Lion by Chretien de Troyes
    1163 The Confession by The Archpoet
    1160 Tain Bo Cuailnge by Anonymous
    1144 Letters of Abelard and Heloise
    1141 Ode to Zion by Judah Halevi
    1100 Under the Sun I Ride Along by William IX Duke of Aquitaine
    1098 Song of Roland by Anonymous
    1050 Digenes Akritas by Anonymous
    991 The Battle of Maldon by Anonymous
    937 The Battle of Brunanburh by Anonymous
    850 Beowulf by Anonymous
    850 The Phoenix by Anonymous
    841 The Battle of Fontenoy by Angilbert
    840 Elene by Cynewulf
    830 Lay of Hildebrand by Anonymous
    800 Finnsburg Fragment by Anonymous
    680 Dream of the Rood by Caedmon
    675 Y Gododdin by Aneirin
    524 Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius
    Classical literature (Western)
    400AD Nonnus- Dionysiacca
    354-430AD St. Augustine- Confessions
    250AD Heliodorus- Ethiopica
    213-273AD Longinus- On the Sublime
    150-235AD Cassius Dio- Roman History
    150AD Longus- Daphnis and Chloe
    143-176AD Pausanias- Description of Greece
    129-199AD Galen- Medical Writing
    125-180AD Apuleius- The Golden ***
    125-180AD Lucian- True Story
    125-180AD Aulus Gellius- Attic Nights
    121-180AD Marcus Aurelius- Meditations
    95-165AD Appian- Roman History
    90-168AD Ptolemy- The Great Treatise
    86-160AD Arrian- The Anabasis of Alexander
    69-130AD Suetonius- Lives of 12 Caesars
    61-112AD Pliny the Younger- Letters
    56-117AD Tacitus- Annals
    55-138AD Juvenal- Satires
    55-135AD Epictetus- Discourses
    46-120AD Plutarch- Lives
    45-96AD Statius- Thebaid
    40-104AD Martial- Epigrams
    39-65AD Lucan- Pharsalia
    37-100AD Josephus- The Jewish War
    35-100AD Quintillian- Institutes of Oratory
    34-62AD Persius- Satires
    27-66AD Petronius- Satyricon
    23-79AD Pliny the Elder- Natural History
    4BC-65AD Seneca- Thyestes
    43BC-17AD Ovid- Metamorphoses
    50-15BC Sextus Propertius- Elegies
    55-19BC Tibullus- Elegies
    59BC-17AD Livy- History of Rome
    60-7BC Dionysus of Halicarnassus- On Imitation
    64BC-24AD Strabo- Geography
    65-8BC Horace- Odes
    70-19BC Virgil- The Aeneid
    84-54BC Catullus- Poem 107
    86-35BC Sallust- The Catiline Conspiracy
    100-44BC Caesar- The Gallic War
    106-43BC Cicero- Dream of Scipio
    195-159BC Terence- The Brothers
    200-118BC Polybius- The Histories
    204-270BC Plotinus- Enneads
    254-184BC Plautus- The Pot of Gold
    300-246BC Apollonius Rhodius- Argonautika
    310-250BC Theocritus- Idylls
    310-240BC Callimachus- Aetia
    323-283BC Euclid- Elements
    342-291BC Menander- The Miser
    361-291BC Dinarchus- Speeches
    371-287BC Theophrastus- On Character
    384-322BC Demosthenes- On the Crown
    384-322BC Aristotle- Nichomachean Ethics
    389-314BC Aeschines- Speeches
    390-322BC Hypereides- Speeches
    396-323BC Lycurgus- Speeches
    420-348BC Isaeus- Speeches
    424-348BC Plato- Republic
    430-354BC Xenophon- Anabasis
    436-338BC Isocrates- Panathenaicus
    445-380BC Lysias- Speeches
    446-386BC Aristophanes- Lysistrata
    460-395BC Thucydides- History of the Peloponnesian War
    480-406BC Euripides- Medea
    484-425BC Herodotus- Histories
    497-405BC Sophocles- Oedipus Rex
    522-443BC Pindar- Victory Odes
    525-456BC Aeschylus- Oresteia
    582-485BC Anacreon- Love's Night Walk
    620-564BC Aesop- The Fox and the Grapes
    630-570BC Sappho- Hymn to Aphrodite
    680-645BC Archilochus- Be Bold
    700-500BC Homeric Hymns
    750BC Hesiod- Theogony
    750BC Homer- The Iliad
    "So-Crates: The only true wisdom consists in knowing that you know nothing." "That's us, dude!"- Bill and Ted
    "This ain't over."- Charles Bronson
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