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WESTERN LITERATURE

 

  CONTENTS:

The Beginnings of Literature. Myths and Legends

Classical Myth

Myth and Mystery

Bible

Hebrew literature

Ancient Greek literature

Ancient Greek literature. Greek theatre

Ancient Greek literature. Philosophical prose

Latin (Roman) literature

Latin (Roman) Literature. The Silver Age

Latin (Roman) Literature. Renaissance

Modern Italian Literature

The Middle Ages Literature

The Middle Ages. Elizabethan England

The Restoration

The Rise of the Novel

Cervantes and Spanish literature

The Enlightenment

Romanticism

Classicism and Naturalism

The 19th century - Prose

The 20th century - Modernism

The 20th century - The Political Novel



W. Shakespeare "Hamlet" illustration by Eugene Delacroix

 


The Beginnings of Literature. Myths and Legends

Egyptian Myth
The Creation - Osiris, Isis and Horus - Re, the Sun God


"Book of the Dead" (PART I, PART II)

"The Epic of Gilgamesh"  (PART I, PART II)

Legends of Quetzalcoatl

The Hero Twins

 

 

 

 

 

 


Classical Myth

Myth
Functions of myth and mythology
Myth in culture
Myth and religion
Myth and the arts
Major types of myth
Animals and plants in myth

 

 

 

 

 

 


Myth and Mystery

"The Poetic Edda" PART I, PART II, PART III, PART IV, PART V

Homer  "Iliad", "Odyssey"

Apollonius "Argonautica", "Jason and the Golden Fleece"  (BOOK 1, 2, 3, 4)

Hesiod "Works And Days


"The Epic of Gilgamesh"

Greek and Roman mythology
Bulfinch Thomas. THE AGE OF FABLE OR STORIES OF GODS AND HEROES
Berens E.M. "Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome"
Hamilton Edith. Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

"Beowulf"

Chansons de geste "Song of Roland"

Sir Thomas Malory  "King Arthur and of his Noble Knights"
"Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"
Knowles James  "The Legends of King Arthur"  PART I, PART II, PART III, PART IV
Illustrations by Lancelot Speed


The Sacred Mountain
Amaterasu Hides Away

Redesdale Freeman-Mitford "Tales of Old Japan"

Murasaki Shikibu "The Tale of Genji"

Legends of Quetzalcoatl
The Hero Twins

Kalevala : the Epic Poem of Finland  PART I, PART II
Illustrations by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bible


Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)

New Testament

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hebrew literature

Old Testament

Song of Solomon

Sa'adia ben Joseph
Dunash ben Labrat
Eldad the Danite

Gershom ben Judah
Judah ben Samuel
Hasdai ibn Shaprut
Menahem ben Saruk
Samuel ha-Nagid
Ibn Gabirol
Moses ibn Ezra
Abraham ibn Ezra
Judah ben Samuel Halevi
Judah ben Solomon Harizi
David Kimhi
Ibn Janāh
Isaac Israeli
Abraham bar Hiyya
Moses Maimonides
Moses de Leon
Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto
Isaac Luria
Hayyim Vital
Sabbatai Zebi
Yom Tov Lipmann Heller
Ba'al Shem Tov
Elijah ben Solomon
Moses Mendelssohn
Samuel David Luzzatto
Abraham Mapu
Judah Leib Gordon
Mendele Mokher Sefarim
Asher Ginzberg (Ahad Haham)
Hayyim Nahman Bialik
Saul Tchernichowsky
Isaac Leib Peretz
S.Y. Agnon
Uri Zevi Greenberg
Abraham Shlonsky
Yehuda Amichai
Aharon Appelfeld
Amos Oz
Amalia Kahana-Carmon

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ancient Greek literature

Greek and Roman mythology

"Heracles and his Twelve Lamors"

Bulfinch Thomas. THE AGE OF FABLE OR STORIES OF GODS AND HEROES  (CHAPTER I-XLII)
Berens E.M. "Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome"  (PART I-VIII)
Hamilton Edith. Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

Homer  "Iliad", "Odyssey"

Hesiod "Works And Days"

Sappho "Poems"

Aesop "Aesop's Fables"
PART I, PART II, PART III, PART IV
Illustrations by H. Weir, J. Tenniel, E. Griset


Archilochus of Paros
Alcaeus
Anacreon of Teos
Alcman in Sparta
Stesichorus in Sicily
Pherecydes of Syros
Hecataeus of Miletus
Pindar
Bacchylides
Xenophanes
Simonides of Ceos

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ancient Greek literature. Greek theatre

Aristophanes   "Lysistrata"  Illustrations by A. Beardsley, N. Lindsay and A. Boyd

Aeschylus
Sophocles  "Antigone"

Euripides   "Electra", "Medea"

Menander

Herodotus


Thucydides

Xenophon

Theocritus

Callimachus


Apollonius
"Argonautica", "Jason and the Golden Fleece"
 
(BOOK 1, 2, 3, 4)

Plutarch
"
The Parallel Lives of famous Greeks and Romans
"   BOOKS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


Longus "The Pastorals, or the Loves of Daphnis and Chloe"
Illustrations by Marc Chagall   PART I, PART II

Polybius

Dionysius of Halicarnassus
Apollodorus
Eucleides of Megara
Archimedes
Sextus Empiricus

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ancient Greek literature. Philosophical prose



Plato "Ion", "Phaedo", "Cratylus", "Meno", "Philebus"

Socrates

Aristotle "Poetics"
collection: Aristotle and Phyllis


Aedesius
Ammonius Saccas
Anaxagoras
Anaximander
Anaximenes of Miletus
Antiochus of Ascalon
Antisthenes
Apollonius of Tyana
Aristippus
Chrysippus
Cleanthes
Crates of Thebes
Democritus
Diogenes
Empedocles
Epicurus
Epictetus
Eudemus of Rhodes
Eudoxus of Cnidus

Gorgias
Heracleitus
Hippasus of Metapontum
Leucippus
Parmenides
Philostratus Flavius
Poseidonius
Proclus
Protagoras
Pyrrhon of Elis
Pythagoras

Straton of Lampsacus
Thales of Miletus
Xenocrates
Zeno of Citium
Zeno of Elea

 

Modern Greek literature
George Seferis
Constantine P. Cavafy

 

 

 

 

 

 


Latin (Roman) literature


Plautus
Terence
Marcus Aurelius
Cicero
Lucretius

Horace "Ars Poetica"

Catullus
Tibullus

Propertius

Livius Andronicus
Gnaeus Naevius

Virgil "Aeneid"

Ovid
"Metamorphoses"  illustrations by Francois Chauveau and Noel Le Mire
"The Art of Love" illustrations by Salvador Dali


Livy
Tacitus

 

 

 

 

 

 


Latin (Roman) Literature. The Silver Age

Lucan

Seneca

Juvenal "Satires"
Illustrations  by Aubrey Beardsley

Gaius
Lucilius

Gaius Petronius Arbiter "Satyricon"

Martial
Silius Italicus
Suetonius

Apuleius
"The Golden Asse"  PART I, PART II, PART III, PART IV
illustrations by Jean de Bosschere and Martin Van Maele (Rene Gocking)

Ennius


Saint Augustine
"Confessions"

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
Giles of Rome
Panaetius

 

 

 

 

 

 


Latin (Roman) Literature. Renaissance

Leonardo Bruni
Poggio Bracciolini
Marsilio Ficino
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
Angelo Poliziano
Pietro Bembo
Lorenzo Valla

Dante
"Divine Comedy": Inferno - Purgatorio - Paradiso
Illustrations by G. Dore
Illustrations by W. Blake
Illustrations by S. Dali


Petrarch
Poems from the Canzoniere "Song Book"

Boccaccio  "Decameron"  DAY 1  DAY 2  DAY 3  DAY 4  DAY 5  DAY 6  DAY 7  DAY 8  DAY 9  DAY 10


Leon Battista Alberti

Nicolo Machiavelli
"The Prince"

Giorgio Vasari
 "Lives of the Painters, Sculptors, and Architects"
PART I   PART II   PART III   PART IV

Pietro Aretino "Sonetti lussuriosi" 
PART 1, PART 2, PART 3, PART 4, PART 5, PART 6
Illustrations by Agostino Carracci

Ludovico Ariosto "Orlando Furioso"
see also: Ariosto "Orlando Furioso" Illustrations by Gustave Dore

Michelangelo Buonarroti

Torquato Tasso "Jerusalem Delivered" BOOKS 1-10, BOOKS 11-20

Giordano Bruno
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Jean Buridan
Galileo
Leonardo da Vinci

Giambattista Basile

"Stories from Il Pentamerone"
Illustrated by Warwick Goble


Bernardio Telesio

 

 

 

 

 

 


Modern Italian Literature

Salvator Rosa
Tommaso Campanella
Giambattista Marino
Gabriello Chiabrera
Giambattista Vico
Carlo Goldoni
Carlo Gozzi
Alessandro Manzoni
Giacomo Leopardi
Giosuè Carducci
Giovanni Pascoli
Giovanni Verga
Grazia Deledda
Gabriele D’Annunzio
Benedetto Croce
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
Italo Svevo
Alberto Moravia
Luigi Pirandello
Eugenio Montale
Giuseppe Ungaretti
Cesare Pavese
Elio Vittorini
Carlo Levi
Vasco Pratolini
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Primo Levi
Giuseppe Iomasi di Lampedusa
Carlo Cassola
Giorgio Bassani
ltalo Calvino
Leonardo Sciascia
Attilio Bertolucci
Umberto Eco
Eduardo De Filippo

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Middle Ages Literature


"Beowulf"

Cynewulf

"St. Bede the Venerable"


Sir Thomas Malory "King Arthur and of his Noble Knights"
"Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"
Knowles James "The Legends of King Arthur" 
Illustrations by Lancelot Speed

Chretien De Troyes  Four Arthurian Romances: "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", "Lancelot"

Chansons de geste

"The Poetic Edda" 
PART I, PART II, PART III, PART IV, PART V

"The Nibelungenlied"  PART I, PART II, PART III, PART IV
"The Ring of the Nibelung" illustrations by Arthur Rackham

Joseph Bédier "The Romance of Tristan and Iseult"
illustrations  by Mac Harshberger
Gertrude Hall Brownell  "The Wagnerian Romances"

"Everyman"


Geoffrey Chaucer "The Canterbury Tales"

William Langland
John Gower

Hoccleve
Robert Henryson

William Dunbar


Francois Villon "Ballades"

Rabelais "
Gargantua and Pantagruel"

Montaigne "The Essays"
BOOK THE FIRST, BOOK THE SECOND, BOOK THE THIRD

Sir Thomas Wyatt
Henry Howard


Sir Thomas More
"Utopia"

Desiderius Erasmus

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Middle Ages. Elizabethan England

Michael Drayton
Philip Sidney
Walter Raleigh

Edmund Spenser "The Faerie Queene" BOOK I, BOOK II, BOOK III, BOOK IV, BOOK V, BOOK VI
Illustrations by Walter Crane

Thomas North
Richard Hakluyt
Richard Hooker

Francis Bacon "New Atlantis", "The Essays or Counsels"

John Lyly
Robert Greene
Thomas Sackville
Thomas Kyd
Nicholas Udall

William Shakespeare
PART I "Sonnets"
PART II
"Hamlet, Prince of Denmark"
PART III
"The Tragedy of King Lear"
PART IV "The Tragedy of Macbeth"
PART V
"Othello, the Moor of Venice"
PART VI "Romeo and Juliet"


Christopher Marlowe "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus"

Ben Jonson  PART I "Volpone", PART II "The Alchemist"

Thomas Dekker
Francis Beaumont
John Fletcher
George Chapman
John Marston
Thomas Middleton
n
John Webster
Cyril Tourneur

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Restoration


John Donne "Songs and Sonnets", "Elegies"

George Herbert
Edward Herbert of Cherbury
Andrew Marvell
Henry Vaughan
Thomas Traherne
Abraham Cowley

John Milton "Paradise Lost"
BOOK 1, BOOK 2, BOOK 3, BOOK 4, BOOK 5, BOOK 6,
BOOK 7, BOOK 8, BOOK 9,  BOOK 10, BOOK 11, BOOK 12
Illustrations by G.Dore, J.Martin, H.Fuseli

John Bunyan "The Pilgrim's Progress"  PART 1, PART 2, PART 3, PART 4, PART 5
Illustrations by George Woolliscraft, Frederick Rhead, & Louis Rhead

Sir Thomas Browne
Izaak Walton
John Aubrey
Charles Cotton
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

Pierre Corneille "The Cid"

Jean Racine "Phèdre"
Illustration by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson

Moliere
"Tartuffe Or, the Hypocrite"
"The Misanthrope"
"The Impostures of Scapin"
"The Imaginary Invalid"

Marie-Madeleine, comtesse de La Fayette

François de La Rochefoucauld "Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims"

Blaise Pascal
John Dryden
Thomas Otway
William Wycherley
Sir John Vanbrugh
George Farquhar

William Congreve "Love for Love", "The Way of the World"

Jeremy Collier

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Rise of the Novel


Richard Brinsley Sheridan "School for Scandal"
Illustrations by Hugh Thompson

Jean de La Fontaine "Fables"
Illustrations by J. J. Grandville

Madeleine de Scudéry

Paul Scarron

Alain-René Lesage "Gil Blas"  BOOK I-III, BOOK IV-VII, BOOK VIII-XII

Abbé Prévost "Manon Lescaut"

Daniel Defoe "Robinson Crusoe"  CHARTER I-VII, CHARTER VIII-XX
Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth 

Jonathan Swift
I.
"Gulliver's Travels"
II. "A VOYAGE TO LILLIPUT"
III.
"A VOYAGE TO BROBDINGNAG"
IV. "
A VOYAGE TO LAPUTA, BALNIBARBI, LUGGNAGG"
V.
"A VOYAGE TO THE COUNTRY OF THE HOUYHNHNMS"


Joseph Addison
Richard Steele

Samuel Richardson "Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded"  
LETTER I-XXXILETTER XXXII

Illustrations by Joseph Highmore

Henry Fielding "The History of Tom Jones, a foundling"  
BOOK I-IV, BOOK V-XIBOOK XII-XVIII

Tobias Smollett "THE ADVENTURES OF PEREGRINE PICKLE"  VOLUME I, VOLUME II

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre "Paul and Virginia"

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cervantes and Spanish literature

"The Lay of the Cid"

Gonzalo de Berceo
Pedro López de Ayala
Juan de Mena
Luis de León
Juan Boscán Almogáver
Lazarillo de Tormes

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

see also: CERVANTES "Don Quixote" Illustrations by G. Dore

Mateo Aleman
Francisco de Quevedo
Tirso de Molina

Lope de Vega

Benedict de Spinoza

Pedro Calderón

Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro
Félix María
Samaniego
Leandro Fernández de Moratín
José de Espronceda y Delgado
Ángel de Saavedra, duque de Rivas
José Zorrilla y Moral

Benito Pérez Galdós
Vicente Blasco Ibánez

George Santayana
Miguel de Unamuno
Azorín
Pío Baroja
Ramón María del Valle-Inclán
Rubén Darío

Antonio Machado
Juan Ramón Jiménez
Jacinto Benavente y Martínez

Rafael Alberti
Vicente Aleixandre

Federico García Lorca
"Poems"

Jorge Guillén
Camilo José Cela
Miguel Delibes
Ana María Matute

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Enlightenment


Montesquieu "Persian Letters"

Jean-Jacques Rousseau "Confessions" BOOK I-VI, BOOK VII-XII

Voltaire
"Candide"  Illustrations Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune  
"Age of Louis XIV"


Denis Diderot "Rameau's Nephew"

Alexander Pope 
PART I.
"The Rape of the Lock"  Illustration by Aubrey Beardsley,
PART II.
"An Essay on Man"

John Gay  "The Beggar's Opera"

James Thomson


Samuel Johnson  PART I "Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia",  PART II-III "LIVES OF THE POETS"

Oliver Goldsmith 
"She Stoops to Conquer"

Thomas Gray
William Cowper
James Boswell

Robert Burns  "Poems & Songs"  
BOOK I, BOOK II

Henry Mackenzie
James Macpherson

 

 

 

 

 

 


Romanticism

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Faust"  PART I, PART II, PART III Illustrations by Eugene Delacroix and Harry Clarke

Johann Gottfried von Herder

Friedrich von Schiller "Love and Intrigue"

Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Nature"

Thomas Carlyle
Henry David Thoreau

William Blake 
I.  "Songs of Innocence",
II. "Songs of Experience"
,
III. "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"
,
IV-V. "The Book of Job"

William Godwin
Tom Paine

William Wordsworth  "The Prelude"

Samuel Taylor Coleridge 
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
  PART I, PART II-IV, PART V-VI, PART
VII
Illustrations by Gustave Dore


Robert Southey

George Gordon, Lord Byron 
"Don Juan"
CANTO THE FIRST-CANTO THE FIFTH, CANTO THE SIXTH-CANTO THE SEVENTEENTH

Percy Bysshe Shelley  "Prometheus Unbound"

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley  "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus"

John Keats  "The Eve of St. Agnes"

William Hazlitt
Charles Lamb

Thomas De Quincey  "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater"

Horace Walpole  "The Castle of Otranto"

William Beckfor  "The History of Caliph Vathek"

Ann Radcliffe  "The Mysteries of Udolpho"    VOLUME 1-2, VOLUME 3, VOLUME 4

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley  "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus"

Thomas Love Peacock


Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet  "Ivanhoe"

 

 

 

 

 

 


Classicism and Naturalism

Soren Kierkegaard
Alphonse de Lamartine
Alfred de Vigny
Anthony Powell
George Sand
Alfred de Musset

Charles Baudelaire "The Flowers of Evil"

Arthur Rimbaud "Poems"

Paul Verlaine "Poems"

Stephane Mallarme

Washington Irving
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
"Rip Van Winkle"
Illustrations by Arthur Rackham

James Fenimore Cooper

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow "The Song of Hiawatha"

Edgar Allan Poe

1. "Ligeia"
2. "The Raven" Illustrations by Gustave Dore
3.
"The Fall of the House of Usher"
4. Illustrations from Edgar Poe by Edmund Dulac
5. Illustrations from Edgar Poe by Harry Clarke

Walt Whitman "Leaves of Grass"

Emily Dickinson "Poems"

Dante Gabriel Rossetti
William Morris
Algernon Charles Swinburne

Robert Browning  "Dramatic Romances"

Elizabeth Barrett Browning  "Sonnets from the Portuguese"

Alfred Tennyson "Idylls of the King"  PART I, PART II   Illustrations by G. Dore
"Lady of Shalott", "Sir Galahad"
Pre-Raphaelite illustrations for Moxon's Tennyson


Heinrich Heine "Poems and Ballads"

Austrian Frans Grillparzer
Christian Friedrich Hebbel
Georg Buchner


Oscar Wilde  I. "The Ballad of Reading Gaol", "The Paradox" 
II.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray"
 
III.
"Salome" Illustrations by Beardsley

Walter Pater
Henrik Ibsen
August Strindberg

Anton Chekhov "Uncle Vanya"

George Bernard Shaw  "Pygmalion"

 

 

 

 

 

 


The 19th century - Prose

Thomas Love Peacock
Benjamin Disraeli
Jane Austen  "Pride and Prejudice"  PART I, PART II
George Sand
Stendhal
Victor Hugo "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"  VOLUME I, VOLUME II
Alexandre Dumas, pere "The Three Musketeers"
Dumas Alexandre, fils "The Lady of the Camellias"
Honore de Balzac "Father Goriot"
Gustave Flaubert "Madame Bovary"    PART I, PART II, PART III
Charles Dickens
"Great Expectations"
  CHAPTER I, CHAPTER II-XII, CHAPTER XIII-XXXII, CHAPTER XXXIII-LIX
Illustrations by John McLenan


William Makepeace Thackeray
Anthony Trollope  "Barchester Towers"
Robert Louis Stevenson  "Treasure Island" Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth
George Meredith  "The Egoist"
George Gissing
Mrs Gaskell

Anne Brontë
Charlotte Bronte 
"Jane Eyre"    CHAPTER I-XXIV, CHAPTER XXV-XXXVIII Illustrations by F. H. Townsend
Emily Brontë
George Eliot  "Silas Marner"

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
"The Bronze Horseman"  Illustrations by Alexandre Benois
"Eugene Onegin"    
CANTO I, CANTO II, CANTO III, CANTO IV, CANTO V, CANTO VI, CANTO VII, CANTO VIII
collection:
Portrait in Russian Art (18th-19th centuries)

Nikolay Gogol
Ivan Turgenev

Fyodor Dostoyevsky "The Idiot"

Leo Tolstoy "The Kreutzer Sonata"

Émile Zola "J'accuse" (I accuse)

Gerhart Hauptmann
Stephen Crane
Theodore Dreiser

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Herman Melville      
"Moby Dick or The Whale" PART I, PART II, PART III, PART IV, PART V
Illustrated by Rockwell Kent 

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
"The Prince and the Pauper"

Chapter I-IV, Chapter V-VII, Chapter VIII-XI,
Chapter XII-XIV, Chapter XV-XVII, Chapter XVIII-XXI,
Chapter XXII-XXVI, Chapter XXVII-XXXI, Chapter XXXII-XXXIII


Edgar Allan Poe
1. "Ligeia"
2. "The Raven" Illustrations by Gustave Dore
3.
"The Fall of the House of Usher"
4. Illustrations from Edgar Poe by Edmund Dulac
5. Illustrations from Edgar Poe by Harry Clarke

Wilkie Collins  "The Moonstone"   PART I, PART II
"The Woman in White" PART I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VI
Illustrations by John McLenan


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  "SHERLOCK HOLMES" (contents)
"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"    PART I,  PART II Illustrations by Sidney Paget
"Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes"
     PART I,  PART II
Illustrations by Sidney Paget
"The Return of Sherlock Holmes"   
PART I,  PART II Illustrations by Sidney Paget
"The Hound of the Baskervilles"     PART I,  PART II Illustrations by Sidney Paget
"A Study in Scarlet", "The Valley of Fear", "His Last Bow", "The Sign of Four"

G.K. Chesterton 
PART I
"The Innocence of Father Brown",

PART II "The Wisdom of Father Brown",
PART III "The Incredulity of Father Brown",
PART IV "The Secret of Father Brown",
PART V "The Scandal of Father Brown"


Charles Perrault 
"The Tales of Mother Goose" 
PART I, PART II Illustrated by Gustave Dore

Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm "Grimms Fairy Tales"   PART I, PART II, PART III

Hans Christian Andersen "The Fairy Tales" PART I, PART II
Illustrations by Edmund Dulac
PART III, PART IV

Edward Lear

Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll - photographer   PART 2
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"   PART 3, PART 4, PART 5   Illustrations by John Tenniel
"
Through the Looking-Glass"   PART 6PART 7, PART 8   Illustrations by John Tenniel
Illustrations by Arthur Rackham  PART 9
Walt Disney’s "Alice in Wonderland"
  PART10,   PART 11

Rudyard Kipling  PART I "Poems"  PART II "Kim"  PART III "The Jungle Book"

 

 

 

 

 

 


The 20th century - Modernism

Henry James

Joseph Conrad  "Lord Jim"

Knut Hamsun

Sigmund Freud
"The Interpretation of Dreams"
Chapter 1 The Scientific Literature of Dream-Problems (up to 1900)
Chapter 2 The Method of Dream Interpretation
Chapter 3 The Dream as Wish Fulfilment
Chapter 4 Distortion in Dreams
Chapter 5 The Material and Sources of Dreams
Chapter 6 The Dream-Work
Chapter 7 The Psychology of the Dream Process
"Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex"

Arnold Bennett  "The Old Wives' Tale"   BOOK I-II, BOOK III-IV


H.G. Wells  "The War of the Worlds"   PART I, PART II   
"The Invisible Man"
 
"A Short History of the World"  PART I, II, III, IV, V

Marcel Proust

James Joyce
William Faulkner

Virginia Woolf  "Jacob's Room"
E. M. Forster
D.H. Lawrence  "Sons and Lovers"    PART I, PART II
"Lady Chatterley's Lover"   PART I, PART II


Émile Verhaeren

Rainer Maria Rilke "Duino Elegies"
Guillaume Apollinaire
Hugo von Hofmannsthal "Poems"
T.S. Eliot  "The Waste Land"
Ezra Pound
William Butler Yeats  "A Man Young And Old"

Maurice Maeterlinck

Ivan Bunin
Georgy Ivanov
Vladislav Khodasevich

Aleksandr Blok  "Dvenadtzat" ("The Twelve")  llustrations by Yuri Annenkov
Nikolay Gumilyov "Poems"
Anna Akhmatova "Poems", "Requiem", Iconography
Osip Mandelshtam
 "Tristia", "Poems"
Marina Tsvetayeva  "Poems"

Eugene O'Neill
Tennessee Williams
Arthur Miller
Eugene Ionescu
Samuel Beckett  "Waiting for Godot"
Harold Pinter
Friedrich Durrenmatt
Robert Frost "Poems"
Dylan Thomas  "Poems"
Philip Larkin
Ted Hughes

 

 

 

 

 

 


The 20th century - The Political Novel

Franz Kafka "The Trial"
George Orwell  "Nineteen Eighty-Four"

Mikhail Bulgakov
"Master i Margarita" ("The Master and Margarita")


Boris Pasternak "Poems"

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn  
"One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich"


Andrei Sinyavsky
Yuli Daniel


Joseph Brodsky
"Poems"
Nobel Lecture  December 8, 1987


Fitzgerald
Hemingway
Norman Mailer
J. D. Salinger
Bernard Malamud
Saul Bellow
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