Essential Literature

The following works of fiction should be considered essential reading.


Camus, Albert - The Plague
Montaigne, Michel de - The Complete Essays
Pynchon, Thomas - Gravity's Rainbow

9.1 - 9.9

Aurelius, Marcus - Meditations
Calvino, Italo - If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
Fitzgerald, F. Scott - The Great Gatsby
Flaubert, Gustave - Madame Bovary
Kierkegaard, Søren - Fear and Trembling
Maxwell, William - The Folded Leaf
Mulisch, Harry - The Discovery of Heaven
Mulisch, Harry - Siegfried
Proust, Marcel - In Search of Lost Time I - The Way by Swann's
Proust, Marcel - In Search of Lost Time II - In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower
Wiesel, Elie - Night

8.1 - 8.9

Antunes, Antonion Lobo - Fado Alexandrino
Atwood, Margaret - The Blind Assassin
Bernard, Christopher - A Spy in the Ruins
Borges, Jorge Luis - The Book of Sand
DeLillo, Don - White Noise
Epstein, Joseph - Friendship: An Exposé
Epstein, Joseph - Narcissus Leaves the Pool
Grass, Günter - Crabwalk
Hamsun, Knut - Hunger
Hamsun, Knut - Pan
Heine, Heinrich - The Harz Journey and Selected Prose
Hemingway, Ernest - The Old Man and the Sea
James, Henry - Washington Square
Kafka, Franz - The Trial
Kundera, Milan - Immortality
Lermontov, Mikhail - A Hero of Our Time
Llosa, Mario Vargas - Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Maupassant, Guy de - Bel-Ami
Nabokov, Vladimir - Pale Fire
Nooteboom, Cees - The Following Story
Ozick, Cynthia - The Din in the Head
Ozick, Cynthia - What Henry James Knew
Peake, Mervyn - Titus Groan
Powers, Richard - The Time of Our Singing
Pynchon, Thomas - Against the Day
Roth, Philip - Exit Ghost
Roth, Philip - Goodbye, Columbus
Roth, Philip - My Life as a Man
Roth, Philip - Zuckerman Bound
Sartre, Jean-Paul - Nausea
Schivelbusch, Wolfgang - Three New Deals
Scullard, H. H. - From the Gracchi to Nero
Tolstoy, Leo - Anna Karenina
Turgenev, Ivan - Fathers and Sons
Updike, John - Hugging the Shore
Updike, John - Rabbit, Run
Zola, Émile - Thérèse Raquin