Essentials

MARCEL PROUST
In Search of Lost Time

LEO TOLSTOY
Anna Karenina
The Death of Ivan Ilych
War & Peace
Hadji Murat 

ANON
The Arabian Nights

CHARLES DICKENS
Great Expectations
Bleak House
Our Mutual Friend

FRANZ KAFKA
The Trial
The Castle
The Metamorphosis

FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY
Crime & Punishment
The Idiot
Demons
The Brothers Karamazov

GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
A Sentimental Education
Madame Bovary

CAO XUEQIN
The Story of the Stone

GIUSEPPE TOMASI DE LAMPEDUSA
The Leopard

SAMUEL BECKETT
Molloy
Malone Dies
The Unnameable
Ill Seen Ill Said
Worstward Ho

HALLDOR LAXNESS
Independent People

THOMAS MANN
Buddenbrooks
The Magic Mountain
Doctor Faustus

ANDREI BELY
Petersburg

GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ
Love in the Time of Cholera
Autumn of the Patriarch
100 Years of Solitude

JAMES JOYCE
Ulysses

HOMER
The Odyssey
The Iliad

AMOS TUTUOLA
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

HONORE DE BALZAC
Lost Illusions
Pere Goriot

CESARE PAVESI
The Moon & the Bonfires

KNUT HAMSUN
Pan
Hunger
Mysteries

SHIKIBU MURASAKI
The Tale of Genji

ANDREI PLATONOV
Soul
The Foundation Pit

ROBERT MUSIL
The Man Without Qualities

HENRY JAMES
The Ambassadors
Portrait of a Lady

MALCOLM LOWRY
Under the Volcano

W.G. SEBALD
Austerlitz
The Rings of Saturn

VLADIMIR NABOKOV
Lolita

TAYEB SALIH
Season of Migration to the North

WITOLD GOMBROWICZ
Ferdydurke
Cosmos
Pornografia

STENDHAL
The Red & the Black

YUKIO MISHIMA
Spring Snow
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

LAURENCE STERNE
Life & Times of Tristram Shandy

JORGE LUIS BORGES
The Aleph
Dreamtigers

STANISLAW LEM
His Master’s Voice
Solaris

VASILY GROSSMAN
Life & Fate

ROBERT WALSER
The Robber
Jakob Von Gunten

OCTAVE MIRBEAU
The Torture Garden

JANE AUSTIN
Pride & Prejudice
Persuasion

MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
Don Quixote

LOUIS FERDINAND CELINE
Death on the Instalment Plan
Journey to the End of the Night 

JEAN GENET
Our Lady of the Flowers

JUAN RULFO
The Burning Plain
Pedro Paramo

MESA SELIMOVIC
Death & the Dervish

RAINER MARIA RILKE
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

BENITO PEREZ GALDOS
Fortunata & Jacinta

ISAAC BABEL
Red Cavalry

JOAQUIM MARIA MACHADO DE ASSIS
Dom Casmurro
The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas

GEORGES RODENBACH
Bruges-la-Morte

ALEJO CARPENTIER
The Lost Steps
The Kingdom of the World
Explosion in the Cathedral

ALLAIN FOURNIER
Les Grand Meaulnes

BOHUMIL HRABAL
Too Loud A Solitude

NAGUIB MAHFOUZ
The Cairo Trilogy

IVAN TURGENEV
Fathers & Sons
First Love

JOSE LEZAMA LIMA
Paradiso

WILLIAM FAULKNER
As I Lay Dying
The Sound & the Fury
Absalom Absalom

NIKOLAI GOGOL
Dead Souls

TARJEI VESAAS
The Ice Palace
The Birds

CLARICE LISPECTOR
The Hour of the Star

YASUNARI KAWABATA
Snow Country
House of the Sleeping Beauties
The Sound of the Mountain

WILLIAM GASS
Omensetter’s Luck

THOMAS BERNHARD
Correction
Extinction
The Lime Works

COMTE DE LAUTREAMONT
Les Chants de Maldoror

JOSE MARIA DE ECA DE QUEIROS
The Maias

VICTOR SERGE
The Case of Comrade Tulajev

GRAHAM GREENE
The Power & the Glory
The Quiet American

ADOLFO BIOY CASARES
The Invention of Morel

PATRICK WHITE
Voss
Riders in the Chariot

ALEXANDROS PAPADIAMANTIS
The Murderess

JOSE DONOSO
The Obscene Bird of Night

VARLEM SHALAMOV
Kolyma Tales

GEORGES PEREC
Life: A User’s Manual

JUAN CARLOS ONETTI
The Shipyard

THOMAS PYNCHON
Mason & Dixon

CEES NOOTEBOOM
Rituals

ALBERT CAMUS
The Stranger

ELSA MORANTE
Arturo’s Island

BRUNO SCHULZ
The Street of Crocodiles
Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass

JOSEPH ROTH
The Radetzky March

ITALO CALVINO
Invisible Cities

FORD MADOX FORD
The Good Soldier

ROBERTO BOLANO
2666

DINO BUZZATI
The Tartar Steppe

MARK TWAIN
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

KAREL CAPEK
War with the Newts

DJUNA BARNES
Nightwood

IVO ANDRIC
The Bridge on the Drina

RAYMOND CHANDLER
The Long Goodbye

JOSEF SKVORECKY
Engineer of Human Souls

HERMAN MELVILLE
Moby-Dick

KOBO ABE
The Woman in the Dunes

DAVID MARKSON
Wittgenstein’s Mistress

EMILY BRONTE
Wuthering Heights

JOSE SARAMAGO
Year in the Death of Ricardo Reis
Blindness

HENRY HANDEL RICHARDSON
Fortunes of Richard Mahony  

JAN POTOCKI
The Manuscript Found in Saragossa 

GEORGE ELIOT
Middlemarch

ITALO SVEVO
Zeno’s Conscience

FLANNERY O’CONNOR
Wise Blood
Everything that Rises Must Converge 

CESAR AIRA
Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter

GEORGES SIMENON
Dirty Snow

EDITH WHARTON
The Age of Innocence

MARCEL SCHWOB
The Book of Monelle

GUNTER GRASS
The Tin Drum

MARGUERITE YOURCENAR
Memoirs of Hadrian

NATSUME SOSEKI
The Gate
Kokoro

SAUL BELLOW
The Adventures of Augie March

IVAN GONCHAROV
Oblomov

HERMANN UNGAR
The Maimed

GEORGES BATAILLE
Story of the Eye

GYULA KRUDY
Sunflower

JEAN GIONO
Hill
The Horseman on the Roof

ERNST JUNGER
The Glass Bees

PENELOPE FITZGERALD
The Blue Flower

GERARD REVE
The Evenings
Werther Nieland

Anna Kavan
Ice

FRIEDRICH DURRENMATT
The Pledge

BARBARA COMYNS
Who Was Changed & Who Was Dead

PIERRE SOUVESTRE & MARCEL ALLAIN
Fantomas

JEAN RAY
Malpertuis

PAUL WILLEMS
The Cathedral of Mist

MARIAN ENGEL
Bear

[In no particular order]

To be continued.

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