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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Summer Reading List

Time to start reading novels again (I've been reading a ton of poetry). Here's my wish list, which will undoubtedly take more than the summer to get through.

Anonymous - Lazarillo de Tormes
George Bataille - Blue of Noon
Italo Calvino - Invisible Cities
Luis de Camões - The Lusiads
Cao Xuequin - A Dream of Red Mansions
Karel Capek - War with the Newts
Alejo Carpentier - The Kingdom if this World
Camilo José Cela - The Hive
Louis-Ferdinand Céline - Journey to the End of Night
Jean Cocteau - Les Enfants Terribles
Marguerite Duras - Four Novels
Alfred Döblin - Berlin Alexanderplatz
J. G. Farrell - The Siege of Krishnapur
Theodore Fontane - Effi Briest
George Gissing - New Grub Street
Witold Gombrowitz - Three Novels
Guillermo Cabrera Infante - Three Trapped Tigers
Christopher Isherwood - Goodbye to Berlin (The Berlin Stories)
Gottfried Keller - Green Henry
Nikolai Leskov - The Enchanted Wanderer
Primo Levi - If Not Now, When?
Mario Vargas Llosa - The War of the End of the World
Najib Mahfouz - Midaq Alley
"          "              - Miramar
Charles Maturin - Melmoth the Wanderer
Robert Musil - The Man Without Qualities
Flann O'Brien - The Third Policeman
Joyce Carol Oates - Them
Walter Pater - Marius the Epicurean
Alain Robbe-Grillet - Jealousy
Fernando de Rojas - La Celestina
Raymond Roussel - Locus Solus
José Saramago - Baltasar and Blimunda
Isaac Bashevis Singer - The Manor
Adalbert Stifter - Indian Summer
Italo Svevo - As a Man Grows Older
Junichiro Tanizaki - Some Prefer Nettles
Sigrid Undset - Kristin Lavransdatter
Giovanni Verga - The House by the Medlar Tree
Patrick White - Voss


Londell said...

I do not read Fiction, yet I wouldn't have read anything on this list either....

Anonymous said...

I've only read 3 of your list but 2 in German, Berlin Alexanderplatz and Effie Briest. Kristin Lavrandatter is the only one I've read in English.

John K.