Scott Reads the Western Canon


The Western Canon (per Harold Bloom)

Bold titles I've yet to read

A. The Theocratic Age

    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
    Iliad
    Odyssey
  • Hesiod
    Works and Days
    Theogony
  • Archilochos, Sappho, Alkman
  • Pindar
    Odes
  • Aeschylus
    Oresteia
    Seven Against Thebes
    Prometheus Bound
    Persians
    Suppliant Women
  • Sophocles
    Oedipus the King
    Oedipus at Colonus
    Antigone
    Electra
    Ajax
    Women of Trachis
    Philoctetes
  • Euripides
    Cyclops
    Heracles
    Alcestis
    Hecuba
    Bacchae
    Orestes
    Andromache
    Medea
    Ion
    Hippolytus
    Helen
    Iphigenia at Aulis
  • Aristophanes
    The Birds
    The Clouds
    The Frogs
    Lysistrata
    The Knights
    The Wasps
    The Assemblywomen
  • Herodotus
    The Histories
  • Thucydides
    The Peloponnesian Wars
  • The Pre-Socratics (Heraclitus, Empedocles)
  • Plato
    Dialogues
  • Aristotle
    Poetics
    Ethics

    Hellenistic Greeks

  • Menander
    The Girl from Samos
  • "Longinus"
    On the Sublime
  • Callimachus
    Hymns and Epigrams
  • Theocritus
    Idylls
  • Plutarch
    Lives
    Moralia
  • "Aesop"
    Fables
  • Lucian
    Satires

    The Romans

  • Plautus
    Pseudolus
    The Braggart Soldier
    The Rope
    Amphitryon
  • Terence
    The Girl from Andros
    The Eunuch
    The Mother-in-Law
  • Lucretius
    The Way Things Are
  • Cicero
    On the Gods
  • Horace
    Odes
    Epistles
    Satires
  • Persius
    Satires
  • Catullus
    Attis and Other Poems
  • Virgil
    Aeneid
    Eclogues
    Georgics
  • Lucan
    Pharsalia
  • Ovid
    Metamorphoses
    The Art of Love
    Heroides
  • Juvenal
    Satires
  • Martial
    Epigrams
  • Seneca
    Tragedies, particularly Medea and Hercules Furens
  • Petronius
    Satyricon
  • Apuleius
    The Golden Ass

    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
  • The Poem of the Cid
  • Christine de Pisan
    The Book of the City of Ladies
  • Diego de San Pedro
    Prison of Love

B. The Aristocratic Age

    "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
    The Divine Comedy
    The New Life
  • Petrarch
    Lyric Poems
    Selections
  • Giovanni Boccaccio
    The Decameron
  • Matteo Maria Boiardo
    Orlando Innamorato
  • Ludovico Ariosto
    Orlando Furioso
  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
    Sonnets and Madrigals
  • Niccolò Machiavelli
    The Prince
    The Mandrake, a Comedy
  • Leonardo da Vinci
    Notebooks
  • Baldassare Castiglione
    The Book of the Courtier
  • Gaspara Stampa
    Sonnets and Madrigals
  • Giorgio Vasari
    Lives of the Painters
  • Benvenuto Cellini
    Autobiography
  • Torquato Tasso
    Jerusalem Delivered
  • Giordano Bruno
    The Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast
  • Tommaso Campanella
    Poems
    The City of the Sun
  • Giambattista Vico
    Principles of a New Science
  • Carlo Goldoni
    The Servant of Two Masters
  • Vittorio Alfieri
    Saul

    Portugal

  • Luis de Camoëns
    The Lusiads
  • Antònio Ferreira
    Poetry

    Spain

  • Jorge Manrique
    Coplas
  • Fernando de Rojas
    La Celestina
  • Lazarillo de Tormes
  • Francisco de Quevedo
    Visions
    Satirical Letter of Censure
  • Fray Luis de León
    Poems
  • St. John of the Cross
    Poems
  • Luis de Góngora
    Sonnets
    Soledades
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Don Quixote
    Exemplary Stories
  • Lope de Vega
    La Dorotea
    Fuente Ovejuna
    Lost in a Mirror
    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
    The Canterbury Tales
    Troilus and Criseyde
  • Sir Thomas Malory
    Le Morte D'Arthur
  • William Dunbar
    Poems
  • John Skelton
    Poems
  • Sir Thomas More
    Utopia
  • Sir Thomas Wyatt
    Poems
  • Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
    Poems
  • Sir Philip Sidney
    The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
    Astrophel and Stella
    An Apology for Poetry
  • Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke
    Poems
  • Edmund Spenser
    The Faerie Queene
    The Minor Poems
  • Sir Walter Ralegh
    Poems
  • Christopher Marlowe
    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
    Plays and Poems
  • Thomas Campion
    Songs
  • John Donne
    Poems
    Sermons
  • Ben Jonson
    PoemsPlays, and Masques
  • Francis Bacon
    Essays
  • Robert Burton
    The Anatomy of Melancholy
  • Sir Thomas Browne
    Religio Medici
    Hydriotaphia, or Urne-Buriall
    The Garden of Cyrus
  • Thomas Hobbes
    Leviathan
  • Robert Herrick
    Poems
  • Thomas Carew
    Poems
  • Richard Lovelace
    Poems
  • Andrew Marvell
    Poems
  • George Herbert
    The Temple
  • Thomas Traherne
    CenturiesPoems, 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
    The Pilgrim's Progress
  • Izaak Walton
    The Compleat Angler
  • John Milton
    Paradise Lost
    Paradise Regained
    LycidasComus, and the Minor Poems
    Samson Agonistes
    Areopagitica
  • John Aubrey
    Brief Lives
  • Jeremy Taylor
    Holy Dying
  • Samuel Butler
    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
    A Tale of a Tub
    Gulliver's Travels
    Shorter Prose Works
    Poems
  • Sir George Etherege
    The Man of Mode
  • Alexander Pope
    Poems
  • John Gay
    The Beggar's Opera
  • James Boswell
    Life of Johnson
    Journals
  • Samuel Johnson
    Works
  • Edward Gibbon
    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
    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
    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
    Moll Flanders
    Robinson Crusoe
    A Journal of the Plague Year
  • Samuel Richardson
    Clarissa
    Pamela
    Sir Charles Grandison
  • Henry Fielding
    Joseph Andrews
    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
  • Tobias Smollett
    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
    The Adventures of Roderick Random
  • Laurence Sterne
    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

    France

  • Jean Froissart
    Chronicles
  • The Song of Roland
  • François Villon
    Poems
  • Michel de Montaigne
    Essays
  • François Rabelais
    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
    The Jewesses
  • Pierre Corneille
    The Cid
    Polyeucte
    Nicomède
    Horace
    Cinna
    Rodogune
  • François de La Rochefoucauld
    Maxims
  • Jean de La Fontaine
    Fables
  • Molière
    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
    Pensées
  • Jacques-Bénigne Bosuet
    Funerary Orations
  • Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux
    The Art of Poetry
    Lutrin
  • Jean Racine
    Phaedra
    Andromache
    Britannicus
    Athaliah
  • Pierre Carlet de Marivaux
    Seven Comedies
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    The Confessions
    Émile
    La Nouvelle Héloïse
  • Voltaire
    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
    Rameau's Nephew
  • Choderlos de Laclos
    Dangerous Liaisons

    Germany

  • Erasmus
    In Praise of Folly
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    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
    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

C. The Democratic Age

    "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
    On Sepulchres
    Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis
    Odes and The Graces
  • Alessandro Manzoni
    The Betrothed
    On the Historical Novel
  • Giacomo Leopardi
    Essays and Dialogues
    Poems
    The Moral Essays
  • Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli
    Roman Sonnets
  • Giosué Carducci
    Hymn to Satan
    Barbarian Odes
    Rhymes and Rhythms
  • Giovanni Verga
    Little Novels of Sicily
    Mastro-Don Gesualdo
    The House by the Medlar Tree
    The She-Wolf and Other Stories

    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
    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
    The Chimeras
    Sylvie
    Aurelia
  • Théophile Gautier
    Mademoiselle de Maupin
    Enamels and Cameos
  • Honoré de Balzac
    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
    On Love
    The Red and the Black
    The Charterhouse of Parma
  • Gustave Flaubert
    Madame Bovary
    Sentimental Education
    Salammbô
    A Simple Soul
  • George Sand
    The Haunted Pool
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Flowers of Evil
    Paris Spleen
  • Stéphane Mallarmé
    Selected Poetry and Prose
  • Paul Verlaine
    Selected Poems
  • Arthur Rimbaud
    Complete Works
  • Tristan Corbière
    Les Armours Jaunes
  • Jules Laforgue
    Selected Writings
  • Guy de Maupassant
    Selected Short Stories
  • Émile Zola
    Germinal
    L'Assommoir
    Nana

    Scandinavia

  • Henrik Ibsen
    Brand
    Peer Gynt
    Emperor and Galilean
    Hedda Gabler
    The Master Builder
    The Lady from the Sea
    When We Dead Awaken
  • August Strindberg
    To Damascus
    Miss Julie
    The Father
    The Dance of Death
    The Ghost Sonata
    A Dream Play

    Great Britain

  • Robert Burns
    Poems
  • William Blake
    Complete Poetry and Prose
  • William Wordsworth
    Poems
    The Prelude
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Waverley
    The Heart of Midlothian
    Redgauntlet
    Old Mortality
  • Jane Austen
    Pride and Prejudice
    Emma
    Mansfield Park
    Persuasion
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Poems and Prose
  • Dorothy Wordsworth
    The Grasmere Journal
  • William Hazlitt
    Essays and Criticism
  • Lord Byron
    Don Juan
    Poems
  • William Savage Landor
    Poems
    Imaginary Conversations
  • Thomas De Quincey
    Confessions of an English Opium Eater
    Selected Prose
  • Charles Lamb
    Essays
  • Maria Edgeworth
    Castle Rackrent
  • John Galt
    The Entail
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    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
    Poems
    A Defence of Poetry
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    Frankenstein
  • John Clare
    Poems
  • John Keats
    Poems and Letters
  • Thomas Lovell Beddoes
    Death's Jest-Book
    Poems
  • George Darley
    Nepenthe
    Poems
  • Thomas Hood
    Poems
  • Thomas Wade
    Poems
  • Robert Browning
    Poems
    The Ring and the Book
  • Charles Dickens
    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
    Poems
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti
    Poems and Translations
  • Matthew Arnold
    Poems
    Essays
  • Arthur Hugh Clough
    Poems
  • Christina Rossetti
    Poems
  • Thomas Love Peacock
    Nightmare Abbey
    Gryll Grange
  • Gerald Manley Hopkins
    Poems and Prose
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Selected Prose
    Sartor Resartus
  • John Ruskin
    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
    The Barsetshire Novels
    The Palliser Novels
    Orley Farm
    The Way We Live Now
  • Lewis Carroll
    Complete Works
  • Edward Lear
    Complete Nonsense
  • George Gissing
    New Grub Street
  • Algernon Charles Swinburne
    Poems and Letters
  • Charlotte Brontë
    Jane Eyre
    Villette
  • Emily Brontë
    Poems
    Wuthering Heights
  • William Makepeace Thackeray
    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
    Erewhon
    The Way of All Flesh
  • W. S. Gilbert
    Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan
    Bab Ballads
  • Wilkie Collins
    The Moonstone
    The Woman in White
    No Name
  • Coventry Patmore
    Odes
  • James Thomson (Bysshe Vanolis)
    The City of the Dreadful Night
  • Oscar Wilde
    Plays
    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    The Artist as Critic
    Letters
  • John Davidson
    Ballads and Songs
  • Ernest Dowson
    Complete Poems
  • George Eliot
    Adam Bede
    Silas Marner
    The Mill on the Floss
    Middlemarch
    Daniel Deronda
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    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)
    Hymns to the Night
    Aphorisms
  • Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
    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
    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
    Complete Poems
  • Richard Wagner
    The Ring of the Nibelung
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    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
    Complete Prose Tales
    Complete Poetry
    Eugene Onegin
    Narrative Poems
    Boris Godunov
  • Nikolay Gogol
    The Complete Tales
    Dead Souls
    The Government Inspector
  • Mikhail Lermontov
    Narrative Poems
    A Hero of Our Time
  • Segey Aksakov
    A Family Chronicle
  • Aleksandr Herzen
    My Past and Thoughts
    From the Other Shore
  • Ivan Goncharov
    The Frigate Pallada
    Oblomov
  • Ivan Turgenev
    A Sportsman's Notebook
    A Month in the Country
    Fathers and Sons
    On the Eve
    First Love
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Notes from the Underground
    Crime and Punishment
    The Idiot
    The Possessed (The Devils)
    The Brothers Karamazov
    Short Novels
  • Leo Tolstoy
    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
    The Twelve and Other Poems
  • Anton Chekhov
    The Tales
    The Major Plays

    The United States

  • Washington Irving
    The Sketch Book
  • William Cullen Bryant
    Collected Poems
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    The Deerslayers
  • John Greenleaf Whittier
    Collected Poems
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Nature
    Essays, first and second series
    Representative Men
    The Conduct of Life
    Journals
    Poems
  • Emily Dickinson
    Complete Poems
  • Walt Whitman
    Leaves of Grass, first edition
    Leaves of Grass, third edition
    The Complete Poems
    Specimen Days
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    The Scarlet Letter
    Tales and Sketches
    The Marble Faun
    Notebooks
  • Herman Melville
    Moby-Dick
    The Piazza Tales
    Billy Budd
    Collected Poems
    Clarel
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    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
    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
    Selected Poems
  • Sidney Lanier
    Poems
  • Francis Parkman
    France and England in North America
    The California and Oregon Trail
  • Henry Adams
    The Education of Henry Adams
    Mont Saint-Michel and Chartres
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Collected Writings
  • Louisa May Alcott
    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
    The Red Badge of Courage
    Stories and Poems
  • Henry James
    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
    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
    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

D. The Chaotic Age: A Canonical Prophecy

    "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)

    Italy

  • Luigi Pirandello
    Naked Masks: Five Plays
  • Gabriele D'Annunzio
    Maia: In Praise of Life
  • Dino Campana
    Orphic Songs
  • Umberto Saba
    Stories and Recollections
    Poems
  • Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
    The Leopard
  • Giuseppe Ungaretti
    Selected Poems
    The Buried Harbour: Selected Poems
  • Eugenio Montale
    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
    Selected Writings: Poems and Discourse on Poetry
  • Tommaso Landolfi
    Gogol's Wife and Other Stories
  • Leonardo Sciascia
    Day of the Owl
    Equal Danger
    The Wine-Dark Sea: Thirteen Stories
  • Pier Paolo Pasolini
    Poems
  • Cesare Pavese
    Hard Labor: Poems
    Dialogues with Leucò
  • Primo Levi
    If Not Now, When?
    Collected Poems
    The Periodic Table
  • Italo Svevo
    The Confession of Zeno
    As a Man Grows Older
  • Giorgio Bassani
    The Heron
  • Natalia Ginzburg
    Family
  • Elio Vittorini
    Women of Messina
  • Alberto Moravia
    1934
  • Andrea Zanzotto
    Selected Poetry
  • Italo Calvino
    Invisible Cities
    The Baron in the Trees
    If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
    t zero
  • Antonio Porta
    Kisses from Another Dream: Poems

    Spain

  • Miguel de Unamuno
    Three Exemplary Novels
    Our Lord Don Quixote
  • Antonio Machado
    Selected Poems
  • Juan Ramón Jiménez
    Invisible Reality: Poems
  • Pedro Salinas
    My Voice Because of You: Poems
  • Jorge Guillén
    Guillén on Guillén: The Poetry and the Poet
  • Vicente Aleixandre
    A Longing for the Light: Selected Poems
  • Federico Garcia Lorca
    Selected Poems
    Three Tragedies: Blood Wedding, Yerma, The House of Bernardo Alba
  • Rafael Alberti
    The Owl's Insomnia: Poems
  • Luis Cernuda
    Selected Poems
  • Miguel Hernández
    Selected Poems
  • Blas de Otero
    Selected Poems
  • Camilo José Cela
    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
    The Keeper of Sheep
    Poems
    Selected Poems
    Always Astonished: Selected Poems
    The Book of Disquiet
  • Jorge de Sena
    Selected Poems
  • José Saramago
    Baltasar and Blimunda
  • José Cardoso Pires
    Ballad of Dogs' Beach
  • Sophia de Mello Breyner
    Selected Poems
  • Eugénio de Andrade
    Selected Poems

    France

  • Anatole France
    Penguin Island
    Thaïs
  • Alain-Fournier
    Le Grand Meaulnes
  • Marcel Proust
    Remembrance of Things Past (In Search of Lost Time)
  • Andre Gide
    The Immoralist
    Corydon
    Lafcadio's Adventure (The Caves of the Vatican)
    The Journals
  • Colette
    Collected Stories
    Retreat from Love
  • Georges Bataille
    Blue of Noon
  • Louis-Ferdinand Céline
    Journey to the End of Night
  • René Daumal
    Mount Analogue
  • Jean Genet
    Our Lady of the Flowers
    The Thief's Journal
    The Balcony
  • Jean Giraudoux
    Four Plays
  • Alfred Jarry
    Selected Works
  • Jean Cocteau
    The Infernal Machine and Other Works
  • Guillaume Apollinaire
    Selected Writings
  • André Breton
    Poems
    Manifestoes of Surrealism
  • Paul Valéry
    The Art of Poetry
    Selected Writings
  • René Char
    Poems
  • Paul Éluard
    Selected Poems
  • Louis Aragon
    Selected Poems
  • Jean Giono
    The Horseman on the Roof
  • Michel Leiris
    Manhood
  • Raymond Radiguet
    Count d'Orgel's Ball
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
    No Exit
    Nausea
    Saint Genet
    The Words
    The Family Idiot: Gustave Flaubert
  • Simone de Beauvoir
    The Second Sex
  • Albert Camus
    The Stranger
    The Plague
    The Fall
    The Rebel
  • Henri Michaux
    Selected Writings
  • Edmond Jabès
    The Book of Questions
    Selected Poems
  • Saint-John Perse
    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
    Paroles
  • Philippe Jacottet
    Selected Poems
  • Charles Péguy
    The Mystery of the Charity of Joan of Arc
  • Bejamin Péret
    Selected Poems
  • Andé Malraux
    The Conquerors
    The Royal Way
    Man's Fate
    Man's Hope
    The Voices of Silence
  • François Mauriac
    Therese
    The Desert of Love
    The Woman of the Pharisees
  • Jean Anouilh
    Becket
    Antigone
    Eurydice
    The Rehearsal
  • Eugène Ionesco
    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
    Tristes Tropiques
  • Alain Robbe-Grillet
    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
    The Grass
    The Wind
    The Flanders Road
  • Marguerite Duras
    The Lover
    Four Novels
  • Robert Pinget
    Fable
    The Libera Me Domine
    That Voice
  • Michel Tournier
    The Ogre
    Friday
  • Marguerite Yourcenar
    Coup de Grace
    Memoirs of Hadrian
  • Jean Follain
    Transparence of the World: Poems
  • Yves Bonnefoy
    Words in Stone

    Great Britain and Ireland

  • William Butler Yeats
    The Collected Poems
    Collected Plays
    A Vision
    Mythologies
  • George Bernard Shaw
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Collected Short Stories
    The Moon and Sixpence
  • John Cowper Powys
    Wolf Solent
    A Glastonbury Romance
  • Saki (H. H. Munro)
    The Short Stories
  • H. G. Wells
    The Science Fiction Novels
  • David Lindsay
    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
    Collected Poems
  • Edward Thomas
    Collected Poems
  • Robert Graves
    Collected Poems
    King Jesus
  • Edwin Muir
    Collected Poems
  • David Jones
    In Parenthesis
    The Anathemata
  • John Galsworthy
    The Forsyte Saga
  • E. M. Forster
    Howards End
    A Passage to India
  • Frank O'Connor
    Collected Stories
  • D. H. Lawrence
    Complete Poems
    Studies in Classic American Literature
    Complete Short Stories
    Sons and Lovers
    The Rainbow
    Women in Love
  • Virginia Woolf
    Mrs. Dalloway
    To the Lighthouse
    Orlando: A Biography
    The Waves
    Between the Acts
  • James Joyce
    Dubliners
    Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    Ulysses
    Finnegans Wake
  • Samuel Beckett
    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
  • Evelyn Waugh
    A Handful of Dust
    Scoop
    Vile Bodies
    Put Out More Flags
  • Anthony Burgess
    Nothing Like the Sun
  • G. B. Edwards
    The Book of Ebenezer Le Page
  • Iris Murdoch
    The Good Apprentice
    Bruno's Dream
  • Graham Greene
    Brighton Rock
    The Heart of the Matter
    The Power and the Glory
  • Christopher Isherwood
    The Berlin Stories
  • Norman Douglas
    South Wind
  • Aldous Huxley
    Collected Essays
    Antic Hay
    Point Counter Point
    Brave New World
  • Lawrence Durrell
    Alexandria Quartet
  • William Golding
    Pincher Martin
  • Doris Lessing
    The Golden Notebook
  • Mervyn Peake
    The Gormenghast Trilogy
  • Jeanette Winterson
    The Passion
  • W. H. Auden
    Collected Poems
    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
  • 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
  • The Poems
  • Nigel Dennis
  • Cards of Identity
  • Seamus Heaney
  • 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
  • The Dalkey Archive
    The Third Policeman
  • Tom Stoppard
  • Travesties
  • Harold Pinter
  • The Caretaker
    The Homecoming
  • Edward Bond
  • The Fool
    Saved
  • George Orwell
  • Collected Essays
    1984
  • Edna O'Brien
  • A Fanatic Heart

    Germany

  • Hugo von Hofmannsthal
  • Poems and Verse Plays
    Selected Prose
    Selected Plays and Libretti
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
  • 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
  • The Sleepwalkers
    The Death of Virgil
    Hugo von Hofmannsthal and His Time
  • Georg Trakl
  • Selected Poems
  • Gottfried Benn
  • Selected Poems
  • Franz Kafka
  • Amerika
    The Complete Stories
    The Blue Octavo Notebook
    The Trial
    The Diaries
    The Castle
    Parables, Fragments, Aphorisms
  • Bertolt Brecht
  • Poems, 1913-1956
    The Threepenny Opera
    The Good Woman of Setzuan
    Mother Courage and Her Children
    Galileo
    The Caucasian Chalk Circle
  • Arthur Schnitzler
  • Plays and Stories
  • Frank Wedekind
  • Lulu Plays
    Spring Awakening
  • Karl Krauss
  • The Last Days of Mankind
  • Günter Eich
  • Moles
  • Thomas Mann
  • 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
  • The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi)
    Narcissus and Goldmund
  • Robert Musil
  • Young Törless
    The Man Without Qualities
  • Joseph Roth
  • The Radetzky March
  • Paul Celan
  • Poems
  • Thomas Bernhard
  • Woodcutters
  • Heinrich Böll
  • 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
  • Illuminations
  • Robert Walser
  • Selected Stories
  • Christa Wolf
  • Cassandra
  • Peter Handke
  • Slow Homecoming
  • Max Frisch
  • I'm Not Stiller
    Man in the Holocene
  • Günter Grass
  • The Tin Drum
    The Flounder
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt
  • The Visit
  • Johannes Bobrowski
  • Shadow Lands

    Russia

  • Anna Akhmatova
  • Poems
  • Leonid Andreyev
  • Selected Tales
  • Andrey Bely
  • Petersburg
  • Osip Mandelshtam
  • Selected Poems
  • Velimir Khlebnikov
  • The King of Time
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky
  • The Bedbug and Selected Poetry
  • Mikhail Bulgakov
  • The Master and the Margarita
  • Mikhail Kuzmin
  • Alexandrian Songs
  • Maksim Gorky
  • Reminiscences of Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Andreev
    Autobiography
  • Ivan Bunin
  • Selected Stories
  • Isaac Babel
  • Collected Stories
  • Boris Pasternak
  • Doctor Zhivago
    Selected Poems
  • Yury Olesha
  • Envy
  • Marina Tsvetayeva
  • Selected Poems
  • Mikhail Zoshchenko
  • Nervous People and Other Satires
  • Andrei Platonov
  • The Foundation Pit
  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
    The Cancer Ward
    The Gulag Archipelago
    August 1914
  • Joesph Brodsky
  • A Part of Speech: Poems

    Scandinavia

  • Isak Dinesen
  • Winter's Tales
    Seven Gothic Tales
  • Martin Andersen Nexø
  • Pelle the Conqueror
  • Knut Hamsun
  • Hunger
    Pan
  • Sigrid Undset
  • Kristin Lavransdatter
  • Gunnar Ekelöf
  • Guide to the Underworld
  • Tomas Tranströmer
  • Selected Poems
  • Pär Lagerkvist
  • Barabbas
  • Lars Gustafsson
  • Selected Poems

    Serbo-Croat

  • Ivo Andric
  • 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
  • Largo Desolato
  • Milan Kundera
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Jaroslav Seifert
  • Selected Poetry
  • Miroslav Holub
  • The Fly

    Polish

  • Bruno Schulz
  • The Street of Crocodiles
    Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass
  • Czeslaw Milosz
  • Selected Poems
  • Witold Gombrowicz
  • Three Novels
  • Stanislaw Lem
  • 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

  • C. P. Cavafy
  • Collected Poems
  • George Seferis
  • Collected Poems
  • Nikos Kazantzakis
  • The Greek Passion
    The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel
  • Yannis Ritsos
  • Exile and Return
  • Odysseas Elytis
  • What I Love: Selected Poems
  • Angelos Sikelianos
  • Selected Poems

    Yiddish

  • Sholem Aleichem
  • Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories
    The Nightingale
  • Mendele Mokher Seforim
  • The Travels and Adventures of Benjamin the Third
  • I. L. Peretz
  • Selected Stories
  • Jacob Glatstein
  • Selected Poems
  • Moshe-Leib Halpern
  • Selected Poems
  • H. Leivick (Leivick Halpern)
  • Selected Poems
  • Israel Joshua Singer
  • The Brothers Ashkenazi
    Yoshe Kalb
  • Chaim Grade
  • The Yeshiva
  • S. Ansky
  • The Dybbuk
  • Mani Leib
  • Selected Poems
  • Sholem Asch
  • East River
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Collected Stories
    In My Father's Court
    The Manor, the Estate, the Family Moskat
    Satan in Goray

    Hebrew

  • Hayyim Nahman Bialik
  • Shirot Bialik: The Epic Poems
  • S. Y. Agnon
  • In the Heart of the Seas
    Twenty-One Stories
  • Aharon Appelfeld
  • The Immortal Bartfuss
    Badenheim 1939
  • Yaakov Shabtai
  • Past Continuous
  • Yehuda Amichai
  • Selected Poetry
    Travels
  • A. B. Yehoshua
  • A Late Divorce
  • Amos Oz
  • A Perfect Peace
  • T. Carmi
  • At the Stone of Losses
  • Nathan Zach
  • Selected Poems
  • Dalia Ravikovitch
  • A Dress of Fire
  • Dan Pagis
  • Selected Poems
  • David Shahar
  • The Palace of Shattered Vessels
  • David Grossman
  • See Under: Love
  • Yoram Kaniuk
  • His Daughter

    Arabic

  • Najib Mahfuz
  • Midaq Alley
    Fountain and Tomb
    Miramar
  • Adunis
  • Selected Poems
  • Mahmud Darwish
  • The Music of Human Flesh
  • Taha Husayn
  • An Egyptian Childhood

    Latin America

  • Rubén Dário
  • Selected Poetry
  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • The Aleph and Other Stories
    Dreamtigers (The Maker)
    Ficciones
    Labyrinths
    A Personal Anthology
  • Alejo Carpentier
  • 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
  • Canto General
    Residence on Earth
    Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
    Fully Empowered
    Selected Poems
  • Nicolás Guillén
  • Selected Poems
  • Octavio Paz
  • The Collected Poems
    The Labyrinth of Solitude
  • César Vallejo
  • Selected Poems
    Spain, Take This Cup from Me
  • Miguel Angel Asturias
  • Men of Maize
  • José Lezama Lima
  • Paradiso
  • José Donoso
  • The Obscene Bird of Night
  • Julio Cortázar
  • Hopscotch
    All Fires the Fire
    Blow-up and Other Stories
  • Gabriel García Márquez
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude
    Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Mario Vargas Llosa
  • The War of the End of the World
  • Carlos Fuentes
  • A Change of Skin
    Terra Nostra
  • Carlos Drummond de Andrade
  • Travelling in the Family

    The West Indies

  • C. L. R. James
  • The Black Jacobins
    The Future in the Present
  • V. S. Naipaul
  • A Bend in the River
    A House for Mr. Biswas
  • Derek Walcott
  • Collected Poems
  • Wilson Harris
  • The Guyana Quartet
  • Michael Thelwell
  • The Harder They Come
  • Aimé Césaire
  • Collected Poetry

    Africa

  • Chinua Achebe
  • Things Fall Apart
    Arrow of God
    No Longer at Ease
  • Wole Soyinka
  • A Dance of the Forest
  • Amos Tutuola
  • The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town
  • Christopher Okigbo
  • Labyrinths, with Path of Thunder
  • John Pepper Clark (-Bekederemo)
  • Casualties: Poems
  • Ayi K. Armah
  • The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born
  • Wa Thiong'o Ngugi
  • A Grain of Wheat
  • Gabriel Okara
  • The Fisherman's Invocation
  • Nadine Gordimer
  • Collected Stories
  • J. M. Coetzee
  • Foe
  • Athol Fugard
  • A Lesson from Aloes
  • Léopold S. Senghor
  • Selected Poems

    India (in English)

  • R. K. Narayan
  • The Guide
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Midnight's Children
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  • Heat and Dust

    Canada

  • Malcolm Lowry
  • Under the Volcano
  • Robertson Davies
  • The Deptford Trilogy
    The Rebel Angels
  • Alice Munro
  • Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You
  • Northrop Frye
  • Fables of Identity
  • Anne Hébert
  • Selected Poems
  • Jay Macpherson
  • Poems Twice Told
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Surfacing
  • Daryl Hine
  • Selected Poems

    Australia and New Zealand

  • Miles (Stella) Franklin
  • My Brilliant Career
  • Katherine Mansfield
  • The Short Stories
  • A. D. Hope
  • Collected Poems
  • Patrick White
  • 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
  • The Playmaker
    Schindler's List
  • David Malouf
  • An Imaginary Life
  • Kevin Hart
  • Peniel and Other Poems
  • Peter Carey
  • Oscar and Lucinda
    Illywhacker

    The United States

  • Edwin Arlington Robinson
  • Selected Poems
  • Robert Frost
  • The Poetry
  • Edith Wharton
  • Collected Short Stories
    The Age of Innocence
    Ethan Frome
    The House of Mirth
    The Custom of the Country
  • Willa Cather
  • My Ántonia
    The Professor's House
    A Lost Lady
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Three Lives
    The Geographical History of America
    The Making of Americans
    Tender Buttons
  • Wallace Stevens
  • Collected Poems
    The Necessary Angel
    Opus Posthumous
    The Palm at the End of the Mind
  • Vachel Lindsay
  • Collected Poems
  • Edgar Lee Masters
  • Spoon River Anthology
  • Theodore Dreiser
  • Sister Carrie
    An American Tragedy
  • Sherwood Anderson
  • Winesburg, Ohio
    Death in the Woods and Other Stories
  • Sinclair Lewis
  • Babbitt
    It Can't Happen Here
  • Elinor Wylie
  • Last Poems
  • William Carlos Williams
  • Spring and All
    Paterson
    Collected Poems
  • Ezra Pound
  • Personae: Collected Poems
    The Cantos
    Literary Essays
  • Robinson Jeffers
  • Selected Poems
  • Marianne Moore
  • Complete Poems
  • Hilda Doolittle (H.D.)
  • Selected Poems
  • John Crowe Ransom
  • Selected Poems
  • T. S. Eliot
  • The Complete Poems and Plays
    Selected Essays
  • Katherine Anne Porter
  • Collected Stories
  • Jean Toomer
  • Cane
  • John Dos Passos
  • U.S.A
  • Conrad Aiken
  • Collected Poems
  • Eugene O'Neill
  • Lazarus Laughed
    The Iceman Cometh
    Long Day's Journey Into Night
  • e. e. cummings
  • Complete Poems
  • John B. Wheelwright
  • Collected Poems
  • Robert Fitzgerald
  • Spring Shade: Poems
  • Louise Bogan
  • The Blue Estuaries: Selected Poems
  • Léonie Adams
  • Poems: A Selection
  • Hart Crane
  • Complete Poems and Selected Letters and Prose
  • Allen Tate
  • Collected Poems
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Babylon Revisited and Other Stories
    The Great Gatsby
    Tender is the Night
  • William Faulkner
  • 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
  • Complete Short Stories
    A Farewell to Arms
    The Sun Also Rises
    The Garden of Eden
  • John Steinbeck
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Nathanael West
  • Miss Lonelyhearts
    A Cool Million
    The Day of the Locust
  • Richard Wright
  • Native Son
    Black Boy
  • Eudora Welty
  • Collected Stories
    Delta Wedding
    The Robber Bridegroom
    The Ponder Heart
  • Langston Hughes
  • Selected Poems
    The Big Sea
    I Wonder as I Wander
  • Edmund Wilson
  • The Shores of Light
    Patriotic Gore
  • Kenneth Burke
  • Counter-statement
    A Rhetoric of Motives
  • Joseph Mitchell
  • Up in the Old Hotel
  • Abraham Cahan
  • The Rise of David Levinsky
  • Kay Boyle
  • Three Short Novels
  • Ellen Glasgow
  • Barren Ground
    Vein of Iron
  • John P. Marquand
  • H. M. Pulham, Esquire
  • John O'Hara
  • Collected Stories
    Appointment in Samarra
  • Henry Roth
  • Call It Sleep
  • Thornton Wilder
  • Three Plays
  • Robert Penn Warren
  • All the King's Men
    World Enough and Time
    Selected Poems
  • Delmore Schwartz
  • Selected Poems: Summer Knowledge
  • Weldon Kees
  • Collected Poems
  • Elizabeth Bishop
  • The Complete Poems
  • John Berryman
  • Collected Poems
  • Paul Bowles
  • The Sheltering Sky
  • Randall Jarrell
  • Complete Poems
  • Charles Olson
  • The Maximus Poems
    Collected Poems
  • Robert Hayden
  • Collected Poems
  • Robert Lowell
  • Collected Poems
  • Theodore Roethke
  • Collected Poems
    Straw for the Fire
  • James Agee
  • Permit Me Voyage
    Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
  • Jean Garrigue
  • Selected Poems
  • May Swenson
  • New & Selected Things Taking Place
    In Other Words
  • Robert Duncan
  • Bending the Bow
  • Richard Wilbur
  • New and Collected Poems
  • Richard Eberhart
  • Collected Poems
  • M. B. Tolson
  • Harlem Gallery
  • Kenneth Koch
  • Seasons on Earth
  • Frank O' Hara
  • Selected Poems
  • James Schuyler
  • Collected Poems
  • James Baldwin
  • The Price of a Ticket
  • Saul Bellow
  • Seize the Day
    The Adventures of Augie March
    Herzog
  • John Cheever
  • The Stories
    Bullet Park
  • Ralph Ellison
  • Invisible Man
  • Truman Capote
  • In Cold Blood
  • 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
  • Lolita
    Pale Fire
  • Gore Vidal
  • Myra Breckenridge
    Lincoln
  • William Styron
  • The Long March
  • J. D. Salinger
  • The Catcher in the Rye
    Nine Stories
  • Wright Morris
  • Ceremony in Lone Tree
  • Bernard Malamud
  • The Stories
    The Fixer
  • Norman Mailer
  • Advertisements for Myself
    The Executioner's Song
    Ancient Evenings
  • John Hawkes
  • The Cannibal
    Second Skin
  • William Gaddis
  • The Recognitions
  • Tennessee Williams
  • The Glass Menagerie
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    Summer and Smoke
  • Arthur Miller
  • Death of a Salesman
  • Edwin Justus Mayer
  • Children of Darkness
  • Harold Brodkey
  • Stories in an Almost Classical Mode
  • Ursula K. LeGuin
  • The Left Hand of Darkness
  • Raymond Carver
  • Where I'm Calling From
  • Robert Coover
  • Spanking the Maid
  • Don DeLillo
  • White Noise
    Libra
    Running Dog
    Mao II
  • John Crowley
  • Little, Big
    Aegypt
    Love and Sleep
  • Guy Davenport
  • Tatlin!
  • James Dickey
  • The Early Motion
    The Central Motion
  • E. L. Doctorow
  • The Book of Daniel
    World's Fair
  • Stanley Elkin
  • The Living End
  • William H. Gass
  • In the Heart of the Heart of the Country
    Omensetter's Luck
  • Russell Hoban
  • Riddley Walker
  • Denis Johnson
  • Angels
    Fiskadoro
    Jesus' Son
  • Cormac McCarthy
  • Blood Meridian
    Suttree
    Child of God
  • William Kennedy
  • Ironweed
    The Albany Cycle
  • Toni Morrison
  • Song of Solomon
  • Gloria Naylor
  • The Women of Brewster Place
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Them
  • Walker Percy
  • The Moviegoer
  • Grace Paley
  • The Little Disturbances of Man
  • Thomas Pynchon
  • V
    The Crying of Lot 49
    Gravity's Rainbow
  • Cynthia Ozick
  • Envy, or Yiddish in America
    The Messiah of Stockholm
  • Ishmael Reed
  • Mumbo Jumbo
  • Philip Roth
  • Portnoy's Complaint
    My Life as a Man
    Zuckerman Bound: A Trilogy and Epilogue
    The Counterlife
    Patrimony
    Operation Shylock
  • James Salter
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Mosquito Coast
  • John Updike
  • The Witches of Eastwick
  • Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
  • Cat's Cradle
  • Edmund White
  • Forgetting Elena
    Nocturnes for the King of Naples
  • James McCourt
  • Time Remaining
  • James Wilcox
  • Modern Baptists
  • A. R. Ammons
  • Collected Poems
    Selected Longer Poems
    Sphere: The Form of a Motion
  • John Ashbery
  • The Double Dream of Spring
    Houseboat Days
    Selected Poems
    Flow Chart
    Hotel Lautréamont
    And the Stars Were Shining
  • David Mamet
  • American Buffalo
    Speed-the-Plow
  • David Rabe
  • Streamers
  • Sam Shepard
  • Seven Plays
  • August Wilson
  • Fences
    Joe Turner's Come and Gone
  • Anthony Hecht
  • 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
  • Selected Poems
  • Irving Feldman
  • New and Selected Poems
  • Donald Hall
  • The One Day
    Old and New Poems
  • Alvin Feinman
  • Poems
  • Richard Howard
  • Untitled Subjects
    Findings
  • John Hollander
  • Reflections on Espionage
    Selected Poetry
    Tesserae
  • Gary Snyder
  • No Nature: New and Selected Poems
  • Charles Simic
  • Selected Poems
  • Mark Strand
  • Selected Poems
    The Continuous Life
    Dark Harbor
  • Charles Wright
  • The World of the Ten Thousand Things
  • Jay Wright
  • Dimensions of History
    The Double Invention of Komo
    Selected Poems
    Elaine's Book
    Boleros
  • Amy Clampitt
  • Westward
  • Allen Grossman
  • The Ether Dome and Other Poems: New and Selected
  • Howard Moss
  • New Selected Poems
  • James Applewhite
  • River Writing: An Eno Journal
  • J. D. McClatchy
  • The Rest of the Way
  • Alfred Corn
  • A Call in the Midst of the Crowd
  • Douglas Crase
  • The Revisionist
  • Rita Dove
  • Selected Poems
  • Thylias Moss
  • Small Congregations: New and Selected Poems
  • Edward Hirsch
  • Earthly Measures
  • Tony Kushner
  • Angels in America

No comments: