Favourites

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  • Sylvia Plath
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Robert Frost

Essay Collection

Short Stories:

Classics:

  • The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi) – Hermann Hesse16634
  • Lord of the Flies– William Golding
  • Walden – Thoreau
  • Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  • Robinson Crusoe– Daniel Defoe
  • East of Eden – John Steinbeck
  • Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  • Today I Wrote Nothing Daniil Kharms (Russian Absurdist)
  • Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Modern Classics:

Classical:

  • Lysistrata – Aristophanes51tNFyQB-DL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_
  • Poems– Sappho
  • The Republic – Plato
  • The Odyssey – Homer
  • Fables – Aesop

Children’s Literature

  • Peter Pan  (Peter and Wendy specifically) – J.M Barrie
  • The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales, Charles Perrault Fairy Tales, Oscar Wilde’s Fairy Tales
  • The Swiss Family Robinson – Wysspeter_pan_cover_1911_b-1jpg
  • The Arabian Nights
  • A Little Princess – Burnett
  • A Monster Calls– Patrick Ness

Plays

  • The Rabbit Hole– David Lindsay-Abaire
  • Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  • No Exit – Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw

Memoirs/Biography/Reflections819f+NJCffL

  • George Sand (Aurore Amantine Lucile Dupin)
  • George Eliot (Mary-Ann Evans)
  • Embers-Richard Wagamese (reflections)
  • Memoirs, Dreams, and Reflections – Carl Jung
  • Words (Les Mots) – Jean-Paul Sartre

Medieval

  • Beowulf
  • The Travels of Sir John Mandeville61qN6QbmubL
  • Le Morte D’Arthur – Malory
  • Mankind – a cycle play
  • The Kalevala  – A Finnish Epic

New Literary Fiction that is Good

  • The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
  • Ocean Sea – Alessandro Baricco
  • If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things-Jon McGregor

Books  I like because of what they are experimenting:

  • S.– J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst (as print culture)
  • Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace (themes, experimentation, post-avant-garde)
  • Tree of Codes – Jonathan Safran Foer

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