Counting Down the Days

So I am graduating in May. MAY. I can’t believe how quickly two years have flown by. The biggest obstacle between me and my diploma is my big, looming thesis paper. Students are required to spend one full calendar year researching, writing, and fleshing out their papers. As the date to choose a topic creeped closer, I panicked. This was the last chance I was ever going to have to write an academic paper on a topic of my choice–but I also wanted to incorporate my business and editorial concentrations. So what to write about?

I finally decided to focus on Banned Books. I had always been interested in them. I didn’t want to simply write a research paper, though. I needed a question to explore; I needed to write about this topic in a way that hadn’t been done before. After someLOTS of thinking and an “AHA” moment, I finally figured out how to do what I wanted. I decided to look at book banning as a culture, perpetuated by time, continued challenges, and celebrations around the globe.

So here I am in almost March of 2015, and I am well on my way to completing my second-to-last draft. It’s been a grueling process, but I am almost done. Here for your perusal, comments, and criticisms, is my overview:

Book Banning: [title here]

Three hundred and seven formal complaints were filed with the American Library Association (ALA) in 2013 regarding books deemed “inappropriate.” For each challenge recorded, the ALA estimates that there are four to five more that go unreported. If that presumption is true, then any number from 1,228 to 1,535 books were challenged in 2013 alone. For centuries, books have been challenged and persecuted on moral grounds, namely political, religious, sexual, and spiritual grounds. These books, dubbed “banned books,” were perceived to pose a threat to the society that forbade them.

So what does “banned” really mean? In our current day and digital age, books aren’t banned in the United States anymore. They are frequently challenged, sure, but if a book is unavailable in a school’s library you can bet that it is easily found in a local bookstore, library, or that behemoth corporation we love to hate—Amazon. The word “banned” has become so charged with political and social implications that its legacy has survived longer than the actual practice. In fact, the American Library Association (ALA) and its various offices and initiatives have made banning materials difficult to do.

Although bans aren’t as common as they once were, we still celebrate our freedom to read. Every year during the last week of September, we commemorate Banned Books Week. Literary websites and shops sell banned book themed tote bags, socks, t-shirts, and more. The week was founded to celebrate our intellectual freedom to read what we choose, and it has turned into a week of celebrating the books themselves. Many of the books in question are undoubtedly great pieces of literature, but they are only celebrated for that—these books have been deemed inappropriate and so the general readership has become drawn to them. Why are we celebrating the fact that these books have been repeatedly challenged? Shouldn’t we be celebrating that we have the resources available to access and read them, and the fact that their literary greatness has withstood scrutiny and opposition?

This thesis will aim to explore how this banned book culture came about, question the implications of the word “banned,” the societal impact of challenges to reading material, and how the  defined banned book culture shapes the publishing industry: does the potential of a book’s being banned effect the way it is written, edited, marketed, and sold?

——————————————-
I cannot WAIT to complete this paper.

-Chelsea

Advertisements

The Necessity of Integrating Online and Face-to-Face Tutoring (UMASS Boston Case Study)

            In the final chapter of Emily Meyer and Louise Z. Smith’s The Practical Tutor, the educators begin with a brief discussion about how computers can be used in writing tutorials. The book, published in 1987, offers insight to the genesis of the technological boom and a helpful starting point in where tutoring with technology currently stands as well as where it might be headed. Meyers and Smith are most attentive to the use of word processing and outline generators than they are about using computers to communicate between tutor and tutee. Central to their discussion is the optimism that students will learn how to interact with computers as a tool for writing; “[w]e hope, of course, that very soon most high-school students will elect typing courses as eagerly as they take driver’s education” (316). My intention in presenting this example is to show that now, 25 years later, the discussion about technology and tutoring must not only continue, but changes to tutor-training must be implemented in order to keep in stride with our tutees’ exposure to technology during the writing process. Combining observations from my own tutoring experience at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB), scholastic research from educators whose aim is to integrate technology with tutoring, and examples of how other universities have successfully used internet communication in their online writing labs, I will present that in 2012 becoming a “practical tutor” at UMB means being prepared to tutor via email as well as face to face.

The Paperless Classroom

            There has been a significant shift away from the use of paper in the classroom in the past decade. Of the five Freshman English sections I tutored for this semester (Fall 2012), only one instructor accepted paper copies of their students’ essays. My fellow tutors encountered two sections of Freshman English (I had the opportunity to meet with a student from one of these sections for several tutoring sessions) that were completely paperless. These sections were the result of a pilot program for the use of iPad technology in the classroom; all course readings, composition of drafts, instructor feedback, and revision were distributed or conducted electronically. One of the instructors whose sections I tutored for utilized the technology of wikispaces, where he had his students build digital portfolios in order to track their progression as writers and, with various assignments, see what their peers were writing. This instructor only provided revision feedback for his students electronically, inserting marginal comments via Microsoft Word, a common habit among educators in the technological age. When I would meet with students from his section for revisionary tutoring, our sessions required a computer and the negotiation of these marginalia. However, during our weekly tutoring seminar, whenever the matter of corresponding with tutees via electronic mail was broached (most commonly in the form of a tutee asking if they could email a draft for us to look over and provide feedback) we were told to deny this service and to only offer our support in person. While I acknowledge the risk of offering an electronic correspondence between tutee and tutor, namely if this is the only way communication and tutoring was offered, I cannot see how reviewing and commenting on a student’s draft sent electronically after a one-on-one session devalues the practice of tutoring. In fact, I would argue that denying our tutees this means of communication is a disservice to them. If they have to learn how to revise with an instructor’s electronic comments, why not give them practice by providing commentary electronically as a follow-up to in-person tutoring sessions? This practice would also be beneficial to tutors who are pursuing teaching positions, considering how prevalent electronic communication between professors and students has become in higher education.

The Evolution of Online Tutoring

Implementing an electronic element to tutoring requires not only a shift in the tutor-training model, but knowledge of the evolution of technology in higher education. Tracking the progression of integrating technology with tutoring has been the aim of many educators, namely because within the past decade, technology has found its way into the classroom in ways that Meyer and Smith might not have been able to imagine in the late 1980s. In a now outdated article, educator and online-tutoring enthusiast David Coogan describes the emergence of the computer in the writing center: “The greatest contribution made by the computer in writing centers proved to be the freedom these machines gave to writers to compose and revise at will” (174). What began with the computer as word processor and outline building tool has evolved into the relationship with the computer and the internet, making it a tool for communication. Coogan states, “[a]s teachers began experimenting with synchronous, electronic communication, and/or theorizing about its implications for a social theory of writing, they realized that their classroom authority had been displaced” (174). The progression from computer as compositional tool to communicational tool has not lost any momentum in higher education. This constant evolution requires us as tutors and educators to recognize that the many ways that technology has, can, and will be implemented into pedagogy.

Electronic mail marked the first format with which one could communicate with the goal of educating or tutoring online. As a way to implement email correspondence as a means for tutoring writing, universities began creating their own online writing labs (OWLs), which originally contained tips for brainstorming ideas, making outlines, writing and revising, and citing sources. Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch and Sam J. Racine, educators at the University of Minnesota, want to make a distinction between “online writing centers that use Web pages for promotional or supplemental, ‘handout’ purposes” and those that aim to connect writing students with “e-tutors” (246). While many OWLs are meant as a resource or reference for writers, like the widely popular webpage provided by Purdue University, many OWLs now include the option to email a writing tutor with specific questions or issues. Ideally, the student will also include drafts of their essays for the tutor to read and comment on.

In 2002, Dana Anderson conducted a study on the interface and tutoring offerings of 29 university OWLs. Anderson claims that at this moment in history, email correspondence was the most popular means of tutoring via computers. The aim of his study was to offer a survey of how the interfaces of various OWLs both communicate their services to potential tutees and how they also represent their tutors. What Anderson finds is that most OWLs have interfaces that describe the way in which the email tutoring session will work, which is helpful in providing student writers with a realistic set of expectations (73). What Anderson finds to be a difficult and inconsistent aspect with online writing labs, is the way they represent their tutors. In many cases, Anderson explains, the websites refer to their tutors merely as “staff” or “experienced readers” (81). He hints that there is a danger in this lack of information about the people who will be reading the students’ work. The anonymity of this faceless communication about writing (something that requires some personal knowledge or an understanding of the student’s worldview) causes a polarity between tutor and tutee, where there should be common ground upon which to build rapport. This danger is an example of what might happen if email tutoring was implemented into the Freshman English tutoring program at UMB without any face-to-face interaction between tutor and tutee. The anonymity that is created between tutor and tutee at some of the institutions Anderson studied must be averted for the integration of electronic and in-person tutoring to be successful. The University of Missouri is an example of a university that does not require an in-person meeting between tutor and tutee before an electronic tutoring session can take place. According to Anderson’s research, The University of Missouri’s online writing staff calls themselves “cybertutors” and on their site’s interface, one can read a blurb about their collegiate status and interests before they submit written work (81). Less than half of the OWLs that offer email tutoring services, however, offer any further personal description about their tutors (Anderson 80-2). It is with difficulty that I try to imagine feeling comfortable sending my writing to a not only faceless, but nameless entity with the trust and understanding that they will make sound judgments about my writing. This is not to say the tutors who staff online writing centers are unqualified to read, comment, and correspond with a tutee. What is at stake here relates to the obligation OWLs have to their tutees and tutors in representing their staff. The labs that do share their tutors’ information (name, likes, dislikes, etc.) are indeed more welcoming and offer the potential for establishing the rapport that is necessary in face-to-face tutoring, and, I would argue, essential in online tutoring. Anderson states, “[a] participating student does not need to know that tutor ‘Jody’ at one OWL likes fried chicken, as her explanatory blurb states, to engage in a helpful discussion about writing. But it might open up some possibilities for interaction that enhance their collaboration” (81). Why not take it a step further and require a meeting between the tutor and the tutee in the form of a face-to-face tutoring session? This would do away with the shroud of anonymity that exclusive email communication creates and replaces the unknowingness with a sense of comfort, or as Meyer and Smith emphasize as foundational to a tutoring relationship, “establish[ing] rapport” (23). What we can learn from Anderson’s study is that students who utilize their university’s OWL and email tutoring sessions, will only be successful if there is an exchange of some personal information between tutee and tutor. This proves that the ideal scenario when considering the use of email tutoring is that it should be used in conjunction with face-to-face sessions, either as follow-up to those sessions or after trust and a rapport is established between the tutor and the tutee.

Tutor Training: The Middle-Ground between Face-to-Face and E-Tutoring

In order to prevent the anonymity of online tutors and, more importantly, to ensure a successful tutoring via email and other technological mediums, there is a need for proper tutor training. Kastman Breuch and Racine, conducting research in 2000, when online writing centers were becoming prevalent in higher education, stress that online tutoring and face-to-face tutoring are different:

In response to the idea that online writing centers occupy spaces different from face-to-face centers, and in response to our own discoveries about online tutoring, we forward the argument that online tutors need training specific to online writing spaces. This argument rests on two important assumptions. The first is that training used in face-to-face centers does not translate easily to online writing centers. New understandings of space, time, and email interactions require us to learn new strategies and tutor techniques that work in online mediums. (246, their emphasis)

Although they state that training for these different mediums of tutoring are not equal, they do argue that “same pedagogical goals – namely, student-centered, process-based pedagogy – can be facilitated equally well in both mediums” (Kastman Breuch 246). Essentially, although the online medium of tutoring requires an awareness of the differences in communication (the displacement of time and space in communicating between tutor and tutee), the basic training and focus of the tutor will remain the same. The skills that a tutor must acquire and practice in face-to-face sessions (i.e. those espoused by Meyer and Smith in The Practical Tutor) remain the foundation of the tutoring session: allowing the tutee to generate ideas, providing them with resources, helping them with their reading assignments, getting them started with drafting, and providing tutorials about building sound arguments. These methods and goals remain at the heart of the tutoring session, whether it takes place via email or face-to-face. Kastman Breuch and Racine focus on the advantages of the online tutorial, which they refer also refer to as “text-only environments” (248): “In our experience, we have found that tutors provide extensive comments on papers through writing questions, comments, and suggestions in endnotes to help students work toward revision,” and even though the responses are not immediate, “the time delays involved may actually facilitate the writing process as we know it to be: recursive and ongoing, allowing for time between drafts” (248). While there is not a real time communication, there is an opportunity for a fruitful teaching and learning experience.

This opportunity exists because of the absence of temporal constraints on the tutoring session. The tutor has time to develop sound reactions and feedback for their tutees, which the time constraints might hinder in a face-to-face session. For example, the first time a tutee and I meet for an hour and look over a draft of an essay I may have little to say in order to guide them toward a more succinct presentation of their ideas. Despite my best efforts, I may feel the need to fill the time in ways that are not going to be beneficial to the tutee’s writing process. This issue could happen for the tutee as well. They may have an idea of questions they want to ask me, but they may not be able to articulate them during our one-on-one interaction. If they revise after this hypothetical session and email me a copy of that revised draft with a series of questions, a list of what they perceive to be strengths and weaknesses in the essay, etc., this constrictive temporal element causes no hindrance to their learning. I am now able to read the draft at my own pace, make notes, provide comments electronically, and dwell on what kind of feedback might be most helpful for the tutee. While it may require more time in order to provide the required feedback (“written feedback is the reason we found our average online tutorial session lasted 94 minutes” (Kastman Breuch 248)), I am able to witness the revisions from a face-to-face session that I would have been deprived of if the tutee had just told me they were going to revise before submitting their work to their instructor. I would also have the chance to give more detailed feedback that I would not be able to provide within an hour long face-to-face meeting. Kastman Breuch and Racine present a noteworthy concept from Coogan, who believes online tutoring is a return to the basics of text-based communication: “‘we can, finally, practice what we preach; that writing is an act of communicating, and that this act requires rhetorical skill, political compromise, and the ability to read and interpret each other’s textual intention’” (248). Although there is an absence of body language, there is an abundance of communication that comes from both parties involved, not to mention the student’s work itself. What I mean by this is that tutoring using email requires the student to pose specific questions and responses about their essays and in the same way it requires the tutor to develop clearly articulated responses and questions directed to the essay as well as to the tutee.

Ham and Davey: Findings that Complicate

After conducting two action research projects oriented on the use to email and virtual discussion boards for teaching, educators Vince Ham and Ronnie Davey realized the importance of a cautious navigation of tutoring via technology. It is necessary for their findings to be taken into consideration if we are to move toward the integration of online tutoring with the face-to-face tutoring program the already exists at UMB. The results of Ham and Davey’s project brought them to the understanding that it is vital for educators “to recognize the need for HE [higher education] tutors in such situations [email/online discussion board] to develop a clear pedagogical rationale for online teaching, rooted in a personal philosophy of teaching and learning, beyond the mere technicalities of how to do it” (259). While this echoes the argument made by Kastman Breuch and Racine, Ham and Davey present specific issues they found with email tutoring. Along with unavoidable technological difficulties, after conducting compiling from questionnaires and interviews with teachers and students who were involved in an email tutoring project, the results indicated that both groups would have preferred a specifically scheduled time to be in a computer lab working on the communications, and that many approached their revisions with an “‘out-of-sight-out-of-mind’ [attitude] at both ends of the communication loop if either the tutor or the school teacher was not there to encourage, galvanize or remind the pupils” (Ham and Davey 259). They explain the desire for allotting time for the email correspondences because of the fact that not all of the students had access to a computer off-campus. The findings reflected an overall “lack of real motivation to converse in a virtual world” (Ham and Davey 259). While it is possible that a tutee may not initially motivated to converse with their tutor via email, I believe that if electronic communication is used as an extension of the face-to-face tutoring session (provided they are motivated during these real time sessions), the student will be at an advantage by using the medium of email in developing their writing skills. Using Ham and Davey’s findings as a warning of the potential pitfalls that are involved with email tutoring will be helpful in bringing the tutoring program in alignment with the opportunities current technologies offer can offer in tutoring Freshman English.

Concluding Remarks

I feel that it is necessary to contextualize my argument within the framework of the scholarship I have provided. Both the research conducted by Anderson and the claims made by Kastman Breuch and Racine deal with an exclusively online relationship and correspondence between tutor and tutee, which is mediated by an institution’s OWL. I use their findings as support for my claim that there are benefits to integrating the face-to-face tutoring session with email or other online means of tutoring for writing, not as a call for an exclusively online tutoring relationship.

Specifically, I am arguing that the Seminar for Tutors at UMB should train its tutors to understand the benefits of this technology and encourage its tutors to use email tutoring in conjunction with face-to-face meetings. During our weekly meetings, my fellow tutors often shared their woes with scheduling time for meetings with tutors. As graduate students, many of us are only on campus certain days and times during the week and there unavoidable instances where a tutee would arrange for a meeting and not show up or come to a tutoring session unprepared. The most common problem was finding times when both tutee and tutor were on campus at the same time. I am not suggesting that offering email tutoring would eliminate scheduling problems or reduce the number of tutees who miss appointments, but it would open up the possibility to reach students who are eager for help with their writing but cannot find time to meet with a tutor. It would also alleviate some of the struggle on the tutors’ part, because during the online correspondence of the tutoring, neither tutor nor tutee would need to physically be present on campus. As the scholarship I have provided shows, online communication technology has been integrated with tutoring, and with the proper training, it has been done so successfully. Practicing tutoring via email would also be in alignment with the technological methods our tutees have been using. The examples of the paperless classroom I have provided show that it is necessary to continue the integration of technology that students experience in their English classrooms during our tutoring sessions. It is an aspect of tutoring that must be addressed and implemented to the tutoring program in the Freshman English Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Works Cited

Anderson, Dana. “Interfacing email tutoring: Shaping an emergent literate practice.” Computers

          and Composition 19.1 (2002): 71-87. Web. 3 Dec. 2012.

Coogan, David. “E-Mail Tutoring, a New Way to Do New Work.” Computers and Composition

12.2 (1998): 171-181. Web. 8 Dec. 2012.

Ham, Vince and Ronnie Davey. “Our First Time: Two Higher Education Tutors Reflect on

Becoming ‘Virtual Tutors.’” Innovations in Education and Teaching International. 42.3

(2005): 257-264. Web. 6 Dec. 2012.

Kastman Breuch, Lee-Ann M., and Sam J. Racine. “Developing sound tutor training for online

writing centers: Creating productive peer reviewers.” Computers and Composition 17.3

(2000): 245-263. Web. 4 Dec. 2012.

Meyer, Emily and Louise Z. Smith. The Practical Tutor. The Oxford University Press: New

York, 1987. Print.

1294 Books to Read Before you Die

edit: originally I posted this list in Word and bolded all the titles I had read. When I transferred the list to Notepad then here, my bold titles were gone! But feel free to edit this post and bold your titles 🙂

Hello Boys!

It’s been a while since any of us have written on here, so I thought I’d get the ball rolling again with this fun post.

I’ve been checking out a lot of book blogs lately, and this morning I stumbled upon A Home Between Pages, a book review blog by a fellow publishing student.  She has a challenges section on her page and one of the posts listed all the books mentioned in the three editions of 1001 Books to Read Before You Die–there are 1294 titles.

Collectively, we are a group of literature lovers, students, and teachers. What have we read? I have only read a mere 61 on this list, looks like I have to get busy. My titles are in bold (though Infinite Jest and The Jungle should probably not be considered fully read..) 🙂

1. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (2010) [France, French]
2. The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt (2010) [UK, English]
3. Invisible by Paul Auster (2010) [USA, English]
4. American Rust by Philipp Meyer (2010) [USA, English]
5. Cost: A Novel by Roxana Robinson (2010) [USA, English]
6. The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (2010) [India/Australia, English, Booker]
7. Home by Marilynne Robinson (2010) [USA, English, Orange]
8. Kieron Smith, Boy by James Kelman (2010) [UK, English]
9. The Gathering by Anne Enright (2010) [Ireland, English, Booker]
10. The Blind Side Of The Heart by Julia Franck (2010) [Germany, German]
11. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (2010) [USA/Dominican, English, Pulitzer]
12. Animal’s People by Indra Sinha (2008) [UK, English]
13. Falling Man by Don DeLillo (2008, 2010) [USA, English]
14. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (2008) [Pakistan, English]
15. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2008, 2010) [Nigeria, English, Orange]
16. The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell (2008) [USA/France, French]
17. The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai (2008, 2010) [India, English, Booker]
18. Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon (2008, 2010) [USA, English]
19. Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland (2008, 2010) [UK, English]
20. Mother’s Milk by Edward St. Aubyn (2008, 2010) [UK, English]
21. Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann (2008, 2010) [Germany, German]
22. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka (2008) [UK, English]
23. Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro (2006) [Japan/UK, English]
24. Saturday – Ian McEwan (2006) [UK, English]
25. On Beauty – Zadie Smith (2006) [UK, English]
26. Slow Man – J.M. Coetzee (2006) [South Africa/Australia, English]
27. Adjunct: An Undigest – Peter Manson (2006) [UK, English]
28. The Accidental by Ali Smith (2008, 2010) [UK, English]
29. The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst (2008, 2010) [UK, English, Booker]
30. 2666 by Roberto Bolano (2008, 2010) [Chile, Spanish]
31. Small Island by Andrea Levy [UK, English, Orange]
32. The Sea – John Banville (2006, 2008, 2010) [Ireland, English, Booker]
33. The Book about Blanche and Marie by Per Olov Enquist (2008, 2010) [Sweden, Swedish]
34. The Red Queen – Margaret Drabble (2006) [UK, English]
35. The Plot Against America – Philip Roth [USA, English]
36. The Master – Colm Tóibín (2006, 2008, 2010) [Ireland, English]
37. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky (2008, 2010) [France, French]
38. The Swarm by Frank Schatzing (2008, 2010)
39. Vanishing Point – David Markson (2006)
40. The Lambs of London – Peter Ackroyd (2006)
41. Dining on Stones – Iain Sinclair (2006)
42. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell (2006, 2008, 2010)
43. Your Face Tomorrow by Javier Marias (2008, 2010) [Spanish]
44. A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz (2008, 2010)
45. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
46. Drop City – T. Coraghessan Boyle (2006)
47. The Colour – Rose Tremain (2006)
48. Thursbitch – Alan Garner (2006)
49. The Light of Day – Graham Swift (2006)
50. What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt (2006, 2008, 2010)
51. Lady Number Thirteen by Jose Carlos Somoza (2008, 2010)
52. The Successor by Ismail Kadare (2008, 2010)
53. Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre (2008, 2010) [Booker]
54. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (2008, 2010)
55. Islands – Dan Sleigh
56. Unless – Carol Shields (2006)
57. Kafka on the Shore – Haruki Murakami (2006, 2008, 2010) [Japanese]
58. Elizabeth Costello – J.M. Coetzee (2006) [South Africa/Australia, English]
59. London Orbital – Iain Sinclair (2006)
60. Family Matters – Rohinton Mistry (2006)
61. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters (2006)
62. The Double – José Saramago (2006) [Portuguese]
63. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer (2006, 2008, 2010)
64. The Story of Lucy Gault – William Trevor (2006)
65. That They May Face the Rising Sun – John McGahern (2006)
66. In the Forest – Edna O’Brien (2006)
67. Shroud – John Banville (2006)
68. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides (2006) [Pulitzer]
69. Youth – J.M. Coetzee (2006) [South Africa/Australia, English]
70. Dead Air – Iain Banks (2006)
71. Nowhere Man – Aleksandar Hemon (2006, 2008, 2010)
72. Snow by Orhan Pamuk (2008, 2010)
73. Platform – Michael Houellebecq (2006, 2008, 2010)
74. The Corrections – Jonathan Franzen (2006, 2008, 2010)
75. Don’t Move – Margaret Mazzantini (2006)
76. The Body Artist – Don DeLillo (2006)
77. Fury – Salman Rushdie (2006)
78. At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill (2006)
79. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk (2006)
80. Life of Pi – Yann Martel (2006, 2008, 2010) [Booker]
81. The Book of Illusions – Paul Auster (2006)
82. Gabriel’s Gift – Hanif Kureishi (2006)
83. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald (2006, 2008, 2010)
84. Schooling – Heather McGowan (2006)
85. Atonement – Ian McEwan (2006, 2008, 2010)
86. Soldiers of Salamis by Javer Cercas (2008, 2010)
87. I’m Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti (2008, 2010) [Italian]
88. The Feast of the Goat – Mario Vargos Llosa (2006, 2008, 2010) [ Peru, Spanish, Nobel]
89. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon [US, English, Pulitzer]
90. An Obedient Father – Akhil Sharma (2006)
91. The Devil and Miss Prym – Paulo Coelho (2006, 2008, 2010)
92. Spring Flowers, Spring Frost – Ismail Kadare (2006, 2008, 2010)
93. The Heart of Redness – Zakes Mda
94. Under the Skin – Michel Faber (2006, 2008, 2010)
95. White Teeth – Zadie Smith (2006, 2008, 2010)
96. City of God – E.L. Doctorow (2006)
97. How the Dead Live – Will Self (2006)
98. The Human Stain – Philip Roth (2006, 2008, 2010)
99. The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood (2006) [Canada, English, Booker]
100. After the Quake – Haruki Murakami (2006) [Japan, Japanese]
101. Small Remedies – Shashi Deshpande
102. Ignorance – Milan Kundera (2006)
103. Nineteen Seventy Seven – David Peace (2006)
104. Celestial Harmonies – Péter Esterházy (2006, 2008, 2010)
105. Bartleby and Co. by Enrique Vila-Matas (2008, 2010)
106. Super-Cannes – J.G. Ballard (2006)
107. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski (2006) [USA, English]
108. Blonde – Joyce Carol Oates (2006) [USA, English]
109. Pastoralia – George Saunders (2006) [USA, English]
110. Everything You Need – A.L. Kennedy (2006)
111. Fear and Trembling – Amélie Nothomb (2006, 2008, 2010) [Belgium, French]
112. The Museum of Unconditional Surrender by Dubravka Urgresic (2008, 2010)
113. In Search of Klingsor by Jorge Volpi (2008, 2010)
114. Pavel’s Letters by Monika Maron (2008, 2010)
115. Timbuktu – Paul Auster (2006) [USA, English]
116. The Romantics – Pankaj Mishra (2006)
117. Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson (2006) [USA, English]
118. As If I Am Not There – Slavenka Drakulic (2006, 2008, 2010)
119. The Ground Beneath Her Feet – Salman Rushdie (2006)
120. Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee (2006, 2008, 2010) [South Africa/Australia, English, Booker]
121. Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano (2008, 2010) [Chile, Spanish]
122. Dirty Havana Trilogy by Pedro Juan Guitierrez (2008, 2010)
123. The Talk of the Town – Ardal O’Hanlon (2006, 2008, 2010)
124. Sputnik Sweetheart – Haruki Murakami (2006) [Japan, Japanese]
125. Elementary Particles – Michel Houellebecq (2006, 2008, 2010)
126. The Heretic by Miguel Deliber (2008, 2010)
127. Intimacy – Hanif Kureishi (2006)
128. Amsterdam – Ian McEwan (2006) [UK, English, Booker]
129. Cloudsplitter – Russell Banks (2006) [USA, English]
130. All Souls Day – Cees Nooteboom (2006, 2008, 2010)
131. Tipping the Velvet – Sarah Waters (2006)
132. Glamorama – Bret Easton Ellis (2006) [USA, English]
133. Another World – Pat Barker (2006)
134. The Hours – Michael Cunningham (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English, Pulitzer]
135. Veronika Decides to Die – Paulo Coelho (2006, 2008, 2010) [Brazil, Portuguese]
136. The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
137. Crossfire by Miyabe Miyuki (2008, 2010)
138. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden (2006) [USA, English]
139. Great Apes – Will Self (2006)
140. Enduring Love – Ian McEwan (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
141. Underworld – Don DeLillo (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
142. Jack Maggs – Peter Carey (2006, 2008, 2010) [Australia, English]
143. Money to Burn by Ricardo Piglia (2008, 2010)
144. The Life of Insects – Victor Pelevin (2006, 2008, 2010)
145. Margot and the Angels by Kristien Hemmerechts (2008, 2010)
146. Mason & Dixon – Thomas Pynchon (2006) [USA, English]
147. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy (2006, 2008, 2010)
148. American Pastoral – Philip Roth (2006)
149. The Untouchable – John Banville (2006)
150. Silk – Alessandro Baricco (2006, 2008, 2010)
151. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald (2008, 2010) [Canada, English]
152. A Light Comedy by Eduardo Mendoza (2008, 2010)
153. Cocaine Nights – J.G. Ballard (2006)
154. Hallucinating Foucault – Patricia Duncker (2006, 2008, 2010)
155. Fugitive Pieces – Anne Michaels (2006, 2008, 2010)
156. The Ghost Road – Pat Barker (2006, 2008, 2010)
157. Forever a Stranger – Hella Haasse (2006, 2008, 2010)
158. Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace (2006, 2008, 2010)
159. The Clay Machine-Gun – Victor Pelevin (2006, 2008, 2010)
160. Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood (2006, 2008, 2010)
161. The Unconsoled – Kazuo Ishiguro (2006, 2008, 2010)
162. Morvern Callar – Alan Warner (2006, 2008, 2010)
163. Santa Evita by Tomas Eloy Martinez (2008, 2010)
164. The Information – Martin Amis (2006)
165. The Moor’s Last Sigh – Salman Rushdie (2006)
166. Sabbath’s Theater – Philip Roth (2006)
167. The Rings of Saturn – W.G. Sebald (2006)
168. The Reader – Bernhard Schlink (2006, 2008, 2010)
169. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry (2006, 2008, 2010)
170. Love’s Work – Gillian Rose (2006, 2008, 2010)
171. The End of the Story – Lydia Davis (2006, 2008, 2010)
172. The Late-Night News by Petros Markaris (2008, 2010)
173. Troubling Love by Elena Ferrante (2008, 2010)
174. Mr. Vertigo – Paul Auster (2006)
175. The Folding Star – Alan Hollinghurst (2006)
176. Whatever – Michel Houellebecq (2006, 2008, 2010)
177. Land – Park Kyong-ni (2006, 2008, 2010)
178. Our Lady of Assassins by Fernando Vallejo (2008, 2010)
179. The Master of Petersburg – J.M. Coetzee (2006) [South Africa/Australia, English]
180. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami (2006, 2008, 2010)
181. Pereira Declares: A Testimony – Antonio Tabucchi (2006, 2008, 2010)
182. City Sister Silver – Jàchym Topol (2006, 2008, 2010)
183. How Late It Was, How Late – James Kelman (2006, 2008, 2010)
184. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernieres (2006, 2008, 2010)
185. Felicia’s Journey – William Trevor (2006, 2008, 2010)
186. Deep River by Shusaku Endo (2008, 2010)
187. Disappearance – David Dabydeen (2006, 2008, 2010)
188. The Invention of Curried Sausage – Uwe Timm (2006, 2008, 2010)
189. Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light by Ivan Klima (2008, 2010)
190. The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx (2006, 2008, 2010)
191. Trainspotting – Irvine Welsh (2006)
192. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks (2006, 2008, 2010)
193. Looking for the Possible Dance – A.L. Kennedy (2006, 2008, 2010)
194. The Twins by Tessa de Loo (2008, 2010)
195. Operation Shylock – Philip Roth (2006)
196. Complicity – Iain Banks (2006)
197. On Love – Alain de Botton (2006, 2008, 2010)
198. What a Carve Up! – Jonathan Coe (2006, 2008, 2010)
199. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth (2006, 2008, 2010)
200. The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields (2006, 2008, 2010)
201. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides (2006, 2008, 2010)
202. The Holder of the World by Bharati Mukherjee (2008, 2010)
203. Remembering Babylon by David Malouf (2008, 2010)
204. The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Alvaro Mutis (2008, 2010)
205. The House of Doctor Dee – Peter Ackroyd (2006)
206. The Robber Bride – Margaret Atwood (2006)
207. The Emigrants – W.G. Sebald (2006)
208. The Secret History – Donna Tartt (2006, 2008, 2010)
209. Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas (2008, 2010)
210. Life is a Caravanserai – Emine Özdamar (2006, 2008, 2010)
211. The Discovery of Heaven – Harry Mulisch (2006, 2008, 2010)
212. Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture by Apostolos Doxiadis (2008, 2010)
213. The Triple Mirror of the Self by Zulfikar Ghose (2008, 2010)
214. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy (2008, 2010)
215. A Heart So White – Javier Marias (2006)
216. Possessing the Secret of Joy – Alice Walker (2006, 2008, 2010)
217. Jazz – Toni Morrison (2006)
218. The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje (2006, 2008, 2010)
219. Indigo – Marina Warner (2006, 2008, 2010)
220. The Crow Road – Iain Banks (2006, 2008, 2010)
221. Written on the Body – Jeanette Winterson (2006, 2008, 2010)
222. The Dumas Club by Arturo Perez-Reverte (2008, 2010)
223. Smilla’s Sense of Snow – Peter Høeg (2006, 2008, 2010)
224. The Butcher Boy – Patrick McCabe (2006, 2008, 2010)
225. Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates (2006)
226. The Heather Blazing – Colm Tóibín (2006)
227. Asphodel – H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (2006, 2008, 2010)
228. Memoirs of Rain by Sunetra Gupta (2008, 2010)
229. Black Dogs – Ian McEwan (2006)
230. Hideous Kinky – Esther Freud (2006, 2008, 2010)
231. Arcadia – Jim Crace (2006, 2008, 2010)
232. Wild Swans – Jung Chang (2006, 2008, 2010)
233. Time’s Arrow – Martin Amis (2006)
234. Mao II – Don DeLillo (2006, 2008, 2010)
235. Typical – Padgett Powell (2006, 2008, 2010)
236. Regeneration – Pat Barker (2006, 2008, 2010)
237. Astradeni by Eugenia Fakinou (2008, 2010)
238. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (2008, 2010)
239. The Laws by Connie Palmen (2008, 2010)
240. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis (2006, 2008, 2010)
241. Vineland – Thomas Pynchon (2006) [USA, English]
242. Vertigo – W.G. Sebald (2006, 2008, 2010)
243. Downriver – Iain Sinclair (2006)
244. The Daughter by Pavlos Matesis (2008, 2010)
245. Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord – Louis de Bernieres (2006)
246. Wise Children – Angela Carter (2006)
247. Get Shorty – Elmore Leonard (2006, 2008, 2010)
248. Amongst Women – John McGahern (2006, 2008, 2010)
249. Stone Junction – Jim Dodge (2006, 2008, 2010)
250. The Music of Chance – Paul Auster (2006, 2008, 2010)
251. The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien (2006, 2008, 2010)
252. The Midnight Examiner – William Kotzwinkle (2006, 2008, 2010)
253. The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh (2008, 2010)
254. Possession – A.S. Byatt (2006)
255. The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi (2006, 2008, 2010)
256. A Home at the End of the World – Michael Cunningham (2006)
257. Like Life – Lorrie Moore (2006, 2008, 2010)
258. A Disaffection – James Kelman (2006)
259. Sexing the Cherry – Jeanette Winterson (2006, 2008, 2010)
260. Moon Palace – Paul Auster (2006, 2008, 2010)
261. London Fields – Martin Amis (2006, 2008, 2010)
262. Billy Bathgate – E.L. Doctorow (2006)
263. Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro (2006, 2008, 2010)
264. The Melancholy of Resistance – László Krasznahorkai (2006, 2008, 2010)
265. The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor (2008, 2010)
266. The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker (2006)
267. The Trick is to Keep Breathing – Janice Galloway (2006, 2008, 2010)
268. The History of the Siege of Lisbon – José Saramago (2006, 2008, 2010)
269. Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel (2006, 2008, 2010)
270. A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving (2006, 2008, 2010)
271. Inland by Gerald Murnane (2008, 2010)
272. Obabakoak by Bernando Atxaga (2008, 2010)
273. Gimmick! by Joost Zwagerman (2008, 2010)
274. The Book of Evidence – John Banville (2006)
275. Cat’s Eye – Margaret Atwood (2006)
276. Foucault’s Pendulum – Umberto Eco (2006, 2008, 2010)
277. Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong (2008, 2010)
278. The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White (2006)
279. Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson (2006, 2008, 2010)
280. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie (2006, 2008, 2010)
281. The Swimming-Pool Library – Alan Hollinghurst (2006, 2008, 2010)
282. Oscar and Lucinda – Peter Carey (2006, 2008, 2010)
283. The Last World by Christopher Ransmayr (2008, 2010)
284. The First Garden by Anne Herbert (2008, 2010)
285. Libra – Don DeLillo (2006)
286. The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks (2006)
287. Nervous Conditions – Tsitsi Dangarembga (2006, 2008, 2010)
288. The Child in Time by Ian McEwan (2006)
289. Cigarettes by Harry Mathews (2006, 2008, 2010)
290. The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul – Douglas Adams (2006)
291. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams (2006, 2008, 2010)
292. Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (2008, 2010)
293. The Radiant Way – Margaret Drabble (2006, 2008, 2010)
294. The Afternoon of a Writer – Peter Handke (2006, 2008, 2010)
295. The Passion – Jeanette Winterson (2006)
296. The Black Dahlia – James Ellroy (2006, 2008, 2010)
297. The Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe (2006, 2008, 2010)
298. Black Box by Amos Oz All Souls by Javier Marias (2008, 2010)
299. The New York Trilogy – Paul Auster (2006, 2008, 2010)
300. All Souls by Javier Marias (2008, 2010)
301. Beloved – Toni Morrison (2006, 2008, 2010)
302. Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende (2008, 2010)
303. The Pigeon – Patrick Süskind (2006, 2008, 2010)
304. World’s End by T.C. Boyle (2006, 2008, 2010)
305. Enigma of Arrival – V.S. Naipaul (2006, 2008, 2010)
306. The Ballad for Georg Henig by Viktor Paskov (2008, 2010)
307. The Taebek Mountains – Jo Jung-rae
308. Lost Language of Cranes – David Leavitt (2006, 2008, 2010)
309. Anagrams – Lorrie Moore (2006, 2008, 2010)
310. Matigari – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o (2006, 2008, 2010)
311. The Old Devils – Kingsley Amis (2006, 2008, 2010)
312. Memory of Fire by Eduardo Galeano (2008, 2010)
313. An Artist of the Floating World – Kazuo Ishiguro (2006, 2008, 2010)
314. Extinction – Thomas Bernhard (2006, 2008, 2010)
315. Marya – Joyce Carol Oates (2006)
316. Watchmen – Alan Moore & David Gibbons (2006, 2008, 2010)
317. Foe – J.M. Coetzee (2006) [South Africa/Australia, English]
318. The Drowned and the Saved – Primo Levi (2006, 2008, 2010)
319. The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman by Szczypiorski (2008, 2010)
320. Ancestral Voices by Etienne van Heerden (2008, 2010)
321. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel García Márquez (2006, 2008, 2010)
322. The Parable of the Blind – Gert Hofmann (2006, 2008, 2010)
323. Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid (2008, 2010)
324. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson (2006)
325. The Cider House Rules – John Irving (2006, 2008, 2010)
326. Simon and the Oaks by Marianne Fredriksson (2008, 2010)
327. A Maggot – John Fowles (2006)
328. Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis (2006)
329. Contact – Carl Sagan (2006, 2008, 2010)
330. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy (2008, 2010)
331. Perfume – Patrick Süskind (2006, 2008, 2010)
332. Queer – William Burroughs (2006)
333. Hawksmoor – Peter Ackroyd (2006, 2008, 2010)
334. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood (2006, 2008, 2010)
335. Reasons to Live – Amy Hempel (2006, 2008, 2010)
336. Half of Man is Woman by Zhang Xianliang (2008, 2010)
337. Old Masters – Thomas Bernhard (2006)
338. White Noise – Don DeLillo (2006, 2008, 2010)
339. Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich (2008, 2010)
340. The Young Man by Botho Strauss (2008, 2010)
341. Legend – David Gemmell (2006, 2008, 2010)
342. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera (2006, 2008, 2010)
343. Dictionary of the Khazars – Milorad Pavic (2006, 2008, 2010)
344. The Bus Conductor Hines – James Kelman (2006, 2008, 2010)
345. Empire of the Sun – J.G. Ballard (2006, 2008, 2010)
346. The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis – José Saramago (2006, 2008, 2010)
347. The Lover – Marguerite Duras (2006, 2008, 2010)
348. Democracy by Joan Didion (2008, 2010)
349. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks (2006, 2008, 2010)
350. Neuromancer – William Gibson (2006, 2008, 2010)
351. Nights at the Circus – Angela Carter (2006, 2008, 2010)
352. Larva: Midsummer Night’s Babel by Julian Rios (2008, 2010)
353. Blood and Guts in High School – Kathy Acker (2006, 2008, 2010)
354. Professor Martens’ Departure by Jaan Kross (2008, 2010)
355. Flaubert’s Parrot – Julian Barnes (2006, 2008, 2010)
356. Money: A Suicide Note – Martin Amis (2006, 2008, 2010)
357. Shame – Salman Rushdie (2006, 2008, 2010)
358. The Witness by Juan Jose Saer (2008, 2010)
359. Fado Alexandrino by Antonio Lobo Antunes (2008, 2010)
360. The Christmas Oratorio by Goran Tunstrom (2008, 2010)
361. Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett (2006)
362. Fools of Fortune – William Trevor (2006)
363. La Brava – Elmore Leonard (2006, 2008, 2010)
364. Waterland – Graham Swift (2006, 2008, 2010)
365. The Life and Times of Michael K – J.M. Coetzee (2006, 2008, 2010) [South Africa/Australia, English, Booker]
366. The Diary of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing (2006)
367. The Piano Teacher – Elfriede Jelinek (2006, 2008, 2010)
368. The Sorrow of Belgium – Hugo Claus (2006, 2008, 2010)
369. Baltasar and Blimunda by Jose Saramago (2008, 2010)
370. The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa (2008, 2010)
371. If Not Now, When? – Primo Levi (2006, 2008, 2010)
372. A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White (2006, 2008, 2010)
373. The Color Purple – Alice Walker (2006, 2008, 2010)
374. Wittgenstein’s Nephew – Thomas Bernhard (2006, 2008, 2010)
375. A Pale View of Hills – Kazuo Ishiguro (2006, 2008, 2010)
376. Schindler’s Ark – Thomas Keneally (2006, 2008, 2010)
377. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende (2006, 2008, 2010)
378. The Newton Letter – John Banville (2006)
379. On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin (2006, 2008, 2010)
380. The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan (2006)
381. July’s People – Nadine Gordimer (2006, 2008, 2010)
382. Couples, Passerby by Botho Strauss (2008, 2010)
383. Concrete – Thomas Bernhard (2006)
384. The Names – Don DeLillo (2006)
385. Rabbit is Rich – John Updike (2006, 2008, 2010)
386. Lanark: A Life in Four Books – Alasdair Gray (2006, 2008, 2010)
387. The War of the End of the World by Llosa (2008, 2010)
388. Leaden Wings by Zhang Jie (2008, 2010)
389. The House with the Blind Glass Windows by Wassmo (2008, 2010)
390. Summer in Baden-Baden – Leonid Tsypkin (2006, 2008, 2010)
391. Waiting for the Barbarians – J.M. Coetzee (2006, 2008, 2010) [South Africa/Australia, English]
392. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie (2006, 2008, 2010)
393. Rites of Passage – William Golding (2006)
394. Broken April – Ismail Kadare (2006, 2008, 2010)
395. Smell of Sadness by Kossman (2008, 2010)
396. Rituals – Cees Nooteboom (2006, 2008, 2010)
397. Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole (2006, 2008, 2010)
398. Clear Light of Day by Anita Desai (2008, 2010)
399. City Primeval – Elmore Leonard (2006)
400. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco (2006, 2008, 2010)
401. Southern Seas by Montalban (2008, 2010)
402. Smiley’s People – John Le Carré(2006, 2008, 2010)
403. Fool’s Gold by Douka (2008, 2010)
404. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting – Milan Kundera (2006, 2008, 2010)
405. A Dry White Season by Andre Brink (2008, 2010)
406. Shikasta – Doris Lessing (2006)
407. A Bend in the River – V.S. Naipaul (2006, 2008, 2010)
408. Burger’s Daughter – Nadine Gordimer (2006, 2008, 2010)
409. So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba (2008, 2010)
410. The Safety Net – Heinrich Böll (2006)
411. If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler – Italo Calvino (2006, 2008, 2010)
412. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams (2006, 2008, 2010)
413. The Cement Garden – Ian McEwan (2006, 2008, 2010)
414. Yes – Thomas Bernhard (2006)
415. The Virgin in the Garden – A.S. Byatt (2006, 2008, 2010)
416. The Back Room by Gaite (2008, 2010)
417. The World According to Garp – John Irving (2006)
418. Life: A User’s Manual – Georges Perec (2006, 2008, 2010)
419. The Sea, The Sea – Iris Murdoch (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English, Booker]
420. The Singapore Grip – J.G. Farrell (2006, 2008, 2010)
421. Requiem for a Dream by Selby (2008, 2010)
422. The Beggar Maid by Alice Munro (2008, 2010)
423. The Passion of New Eve – Angela Carter (2006)
424. Delta of Venus – Anaïs Nin (2006, 2008, 2010)
425. The Shining – Stephen King (2006, 2008, 2010)
426. Dispatches – Michael Herr (2006, 2008, 2010)
427. The Wars by Findley (2008, 2010)
428. Petals of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o (2006)
429. Song of Solomon – Toni Morrison (2006, 2008, 2010)
430. The Hour of the Star – Clarice Lispector (2006, 2008, 2010)
431. Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym (2008, 2010)
432. The Engineer of Human Souls by Skvorecky (2008, 2010)
433. In the Heart of the Country – J.M. Coetzee (2006, 2008, 2010) [South Africa/Australia, English]
434. Almost Transparent Blue by Rhu Murakami (2008, 2010)
435. Kiss of the Spiderwoman by Manuel Puig (2008, 2010)
436. The Left-Handed Woman – Peter Handke (2006, 2008, 2010)
437. Ratner’s Star – Don DeLillo (2006)
438. The Public Burning – Robert Coover (2006)
439. Interview With the Vampire – Anne Rice (2006, 2008, 2010)
440. Cutter and Bone – Newton Thornburg (2006, 2008, 2010)
441. Blaming by Elizabeth Taylor (2008, 2010)
442. Amateurs – Donald Barthelme (2006)
443. Patterns of Childhood – Christa Wolf (2006, 2008, 2010)
444. Autumn of the Patriarch – Gabriel García Márquez (2006, 2008, 2010)
445. W, or the Memory of Childhood – Georges Perec (2006, 2008, 2010)
446. A Dance to the Music of Time – Anthony Powell (2006, 2008, 2010)
447. Dead Babies – Martin Amis (2006)
448. Correction – Thomas Bernhard (2006, 2008, 2010)
449. Grimus – Salman Rushdie (2006)
450. The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme(2006, 2008, 2010)
451. Fateless – Imre Kertész (2006, 2008, 2010)
452. Willard and His Bowling Trophies – Richard Brautigan (2006, 2008, 2010)
453. Woman at Point Zero by El Saadawi (2008, 2010)
454. High Rise – J.G. Ballard (2006)
455. Humboldt’s Gift – Saul Bellow (2006, 2008, 2010)
456. The Year of the Hare by Paasilinna (2008, 2010)
457. The Commandant by Jessica Anderson (2008, 2010)
458. Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow(2006, 2008, 2010)
459. The Port by Soljan (2008, 2010)
460. The Fan Man – William Kotzwinkle (2006, 2008, 2010)
461. Dusklands – J.M. Coetzee (2006, 2008, 2010) [South Africa/Australia, English]
462. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum – Heinrich Böll (2006, 2008, 2010)
463. The Diviners by Margaret Laurence (2008, 2010)
464. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (2008, 2010)
465. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré (2006)
466. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (2006) [USA, English]
467. Fear of Flying – Erica Jong (2006, 2008, 2010)
468. A Question of Power – Bessie Head (2006, 2008, 2010)
469. The Siege of Krishnapur – J.G. Farrell (2006, 2008, 2010)
470. The Castle of Crossed Destinies – Italo Calvino (2006, 2008, 2010)
471. Crash – J.G. Ballard (2006, 2008, 2010)
472. The Honorary Consul – Graham Greene (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
473. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
474. The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch (2006) [UK, English]
475.Sula – Toni Morrison (2006)
476. Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino (2006, 2008, 2010)
477. The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty (2008, 2010)
478. The Twilight Years by Ariyoshi (2008, 2010)
479. The Breast – Philip Roth (2006)
480. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson (2006, 2008, 2010)
481. G – John Berger (2006, 2008, 2010)
482. Surfacing – Margaret Atwood (2006, 2008, 2010)
483. House Mother Normal – B.S. Johnson (2006, 2008, 2010)
484. In A Free State – V.S. Naipaul (2006, 2008, 2010)
485. Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro (2008, 2010)
486. The Book of Daniel – E.L. Doctorow (2006, 2008, 2010)
487. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson (2006, 2008, 2010)
488. Group Portrait With Lady – Heinrich Böll (2006, 2008, 2010)
489. Cataract by Osadchyi (2008, 2010)
490.The Wild Boys – William Burroughs (2006)
491. Rabbit Redux – John Updike (2006, 2008, 2010)
492. The Sea of Fertility – Yukio Mishima (2006, 2008, 2010)
493. The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark (2006)
494. The Ogre – Michael Tournier (2006)
495. The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison (2006, 2008, 2010)
496. Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – Peter Handke (2006)
497. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou (2006, 2008, 2010)
498. A World for Julius by Echenique (2008, 2010)
499. Mercier et Camier – Samuel Beckett (2006)
500. Troubles – J.G. Farrell
501. Jahrestage – Uwe Johnson (2006, 2008, 2010)
502. Play It As it Lays by Joan Didion (2008, 2010)
503. Fifth Business by Robertson Davies (2008, 2010)
504. Here’s to You, Jesusa by Poniatowska (2008, 2010)
505. Season of Migration to the North by Salih (2008, 2010)
506. Heartbreak Tango by Manuel Puig (2008, 2010)
507. Moscow Stations by Erofeyev (2008, 2010)
508. The Case Worker by Konrad (2008, 2010)
509. The Atrocity Exhibition – J.G. Ballard (2006)
510. Tent of Miracles – Jorge Amado (2006, 2008, 2010)
511. Pricksongs and Descants – Robert Coover (2006, 2008, 2010)
512. Blind Man With a Pistol – Chester Hines (2006, 2008, 2010)
513. Slaughterhouse-five – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
514. The French Lieutenant’s Woman – John Fowles (2006, 2008, 2010)
515. The Green Man – Kingsley Amis (2006)
516. Jacob the Liar by Becker (2008, 2010)
517. Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth (2006, 2008, 2010)
518. The Godfather – Mario Puzo (2006, 2008, 2010)
519. Ada – Vladimir Nabokov (2006, 2008, 2010)
520. Them – Joyce Carol Oates (2006, 2008, 2010)
521. A Void/Avoid – Georges Perec (2006, 2008, 2010)
522. The First Circle – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (2006, 2008, 2010)
523. Myra Breckinridge – Gore Vidal (2006, 2008, 2010)
524. Cancer Ward – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (2006, 2008, 2010) [Russia, Russian]
525. The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch (2006) [UK, English]
526. Belle du Seigneur – Albert Cohen (2006, 2008, 2010)
527. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke (2006, 2008, 2010)
528. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick (2006, 2008, 2010)
529. The Quest for Christa T. – Christa Wolf (2006, 2008, 2010)
530. Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid – Malcolm Lowry (2006)
531. The German Lesson – Siegfried Lenz (2006, 2008, 2010)
532. In Watermelon Sugar – Richard Brautigan (2006, 2008, 2010)
533. A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines (2006, 2008, 2010)
534. The Cathedral by Honchar (2008, 2010)
535. Eva Trout – Elizabeth Bowen (2006, 2008, 2010)
536. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe (2006, 2008, 2010)
537. Day of the Dolphin by Robert Merle (2008, 2010)
538. No Laughing Matter – Angus Wilson (2006, 2008, 2010)
539. Chocky – John Wyndham (2006)
540. The Cubs and Other Stories – Mario Vargas Llosa (2006)
541. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez (2006, 2008, 2010)
542. The Manor by Isaac Bashevis Singer (2008, 2010)
543. Pilgrimage – Dorothy Richardson (2006, 2008, 2010)
544. The Joke – Milan Kundera (2006)
545. Z by Vassilikos (2008, 2010)
546. Miramar by Mahfouz (2008, 2010)
547. The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien (2006, 2008, 2010)
548. Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys (2006, 2008, 2010)
549. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov (2006, 2008, 2010)
550. A Man Asleep – Georges Perec (2006)
551. The Birds Fall Down – Rebecca West (2006)
552. Trawl – B.S. Johnson (2006)
553. In Cold Blood – Truman Capote (2006, 2008, 2010)
554. The Magus – John Fowles (2006, 2008, 2010)
555. The Vice-Consul – Marguerite Duras (2006, 2008, 2010)
556. Marks of Identity by Juan Goytisolo (2008, 2010)
557. Giles Goat-Boy – John Barth (2006, 2008, 2010)
558. The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
559. To Each His Own by Sciascia (2008, 2010)
560. Silence by Shusaku Endo (2008, 2010)
561. Death and the Dervish by Selimovic (2008, 2010)
562. Things – Georges Perec (2006, 2008, 2010)
563. August is a Wicked Month – Edna O’Brien (2006)
564. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut (2006) [USA, English]
565. Everything That Rises Must Converge – Flannery O’Connor (2006, 2008, 2010)
566. Garden, Ashes by Kis (2008, 2010)
567. The River Between – Ngugi wa Thiong’o(2006, 2008, 2010)
568. Closely Watched Trains by Hrabal (2008, 2010)
569. Back to Oegstgeest by Wolkers (2008, 2010)
570. The Passion According to G.H. – Clarice Lispector (2006, 2008, 2010)
571. Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey (2006, 2008, 2010)
572. Three Trapped Tigers by Infante (2008, 2010)
573. Come Back, Dr. Caligari – Donald Bartholme (2006)
574. Albert Angelo – B.S. Johnson (2006)
575. Arrow of God – Chinua Achebe (2006, 2008, 2010)
576. The Ravishing of Lol V. Stein – Marguerite Duras (2006, 2008, 2010)
577. Herzog – Saul Bellow (2006, 2008, 2010)
578. V. – Thomas Pynchon (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
579. Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
580. The Graduate – Charles Webb (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
581. Manon des Sources – Marcel Pagnol (2006, 2008, 2010) [France, French]
582. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – John Le Carré (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
583. The Girls of Slender Means – Muriel Spark (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
584. Inside Mr. Enderby – Anthony Burgess (2006, 2008, 2010)
585. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
586. Dog Years by Gunter Grass (2008, 2010) [Germany, German]
587. The Third Wedding by Taktsis (2008, 2010)
588. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (2006, 2008, 2010)[Russia, Russian]
589. The Time of the Hero by Llosa (2008, 2010)
590. The Death of Artemio Cruz by Fuentes (2008, 2010)
591. The Collector – John Fowles (2006)
592. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
593. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
594. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov (2006, 2008, 2010)
595. Time of Silence by Luis Martin Santos (2008, 2010)
596. The Drowned World – J.G. Ballard (2006)
597. The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
598. Labyrinths – Jorge Luis Borges (2006, 2008, 2010) [Argentina, Spanish]
599. Girl With Green Eyes – Edna O’Brien (2006, 2008, 2010)
600. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – Giorgio Bassani (2006, 2008, 2010)
601. Stranger in a Strange Land – Robert Heinlein (2006, 2008, 2010)
602. Memoirs of a Peasant Boy by Vilos (2008, 2010)
603. Faces in the Water – Janet Frame (2006, 2008, 2010)
604. No One Writes to the Colonel by Marquez (2008, 2010)
605. Franny and Zooey – J.D. Salinger (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
606. A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
607. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
608. Cat and Mouse – Günter Grass (2006, 2008, 2010) [Germany, German]
609. Solaris – Stanislaw Lem (2006, 2008, 2010)
610. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller (2006, 2008, 2010)
611. The Shipyard by Onetti (2008, 2010)
612. God’s Bits of Wood by Sembene (2008, 2010)
613. Bebo’s Girl by Cassola (2008, 2010)
614. The Violent Bear it Away – Flannery O’Connor (2006) [USA, English]
615. How It Is – Samuel Beckett (2006)
616. Our Ancestors – Italo Calvino (2006)
617. The Country Girls – Edna O’Brien(2006, 2008, 2010)
618. Halftime by Martin Walser (2008, 2010)
619. The Magician of Lublin by Isaac Bashevis Singer (2008, 2010)
620. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
621. Rabbit, Run – John Updike (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
622. Promise at Dawn – Romain Gary (2006, 2008, 2010)
623. Absolute Beginners – Colin MacInnes (2006, 2008, 2010)
624. Billy Liar – Keith Waterhouse (2006, 2008, 2010)
625. Naked Lunch – William Burroughs (2006, 2008, 2010)
626. The Tin Drum – Günter Grass (2006, 2008, 2010) [Germany, German]
627. Cider With Rosie – Laurie Lee (2006, 2008, 2010)
628. Down Second Avenue by Mphahlele (2008, 2010)
629. Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow (2006)
630. Memento Mori – Muriel Spark (2006) [UK, English]
631. Billiards at Half-Past Nine – Heinrich Böll (2006, 2008, 2010)
632. Pluck the Bud and Destroy the Offspring – Kenzaburo Oe (2006, 2008, 2010)
633. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote (2006, 2008, 2010)
634. Deep Rivers by Arguedas (2008, 2010)
635. The Leopard – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (2006, 2008, 2010)
636. The Guide by Narayan (2008, 2010)
637. The Bitter Glass – Eilís Dillon (2006, 2008, 2010)
638. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe (2006, 2008, 2010)
639. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning – Alan Sillitoe (2006, 2008, 2010)
640. Gabriela, Clove, and Cinnamon by Jorge Amada (2008, 2010)
641. Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico (2006)
642. Borstal Boy – Brendan Behan (2006, 2008, 2010)
643. The Bell – Iris Murdoch (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
644. The End of the Road – John Barth (2006)
645. The Once and Future King – T.H. White (2006, 2008, 2010)
646. The Birds by Vesaas (2008, 2010)
647. Jealousy – Alain Robbe-Grillet (2006, 2008, 2010)
648. Voss – Patrick White (2006, 2008, 2010)
649. The Midwich Cuckoos – John Wyndham (2006, 2008, 2010)
650. Blue Noon – Georges Bataille (2006, 2008, 2010)
651. Homo Faber – Max Frisch (2006, 2008, 2010)
652. The Deadbeats by Ruyslinck (2008, 2010)
653. The Manila Rope by Meri (2008, 2010)
654. On the Road – Jack Kerouac (2006, 2008, 2010) [USA, English]
655. Pnin – Vladimir Nabokov (2006, 2008, 2010)
656. Doctor Zhivago – Boris Pasternak (2006, 2008, 2010)
657. The Glass Bees by Junger (2008, 2010)
658. The Wonderful “O” – James Thurber (2006)
659. Justine – Lawrence Durrell (2006, 2008, 2010)
660. Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin (2006, 2008, 2010)
661. Seize the Day – Saul Bellow (2006)
662. The Floating Opera – John Barth(2006, 2008, 2010)
663. The Roots of Heaven – Romain Gary (2006, 2008, 2010)
664. The Lonely Londoners – Sam Selvon (2006, 2008, 2010)
665. The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
666. The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith (2006, 2008, 2010)
667. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov (2006, 2008, 2010)
668. The Devil to Pay in the Backlands by Rosa (2008, 2010)
669. The Last Temptation of Christ – Nikos Kazantzákis (2006, 2008, 2010)
670. The Tree of Man by Patrick White (2008, 2010)
671. A World of Love – Elizabeth Bowen (2006)
672. The Trusting and the Maimed – James Plunkett (2006, 2008, 2010)
673. The Quiet American – Graham Greene (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
674. The Burning Plain by Rulfo (2008, 2010)
675. The Recognitions – William Gaddis (2006, 2008, 2010)
676. The Ragazzi – Pier Paulo Pasolini (2006, 2008, 2010)
677. I’m Not Stiller – Max Frisch (2006, 2008, 2010)
678. Self Condemned – Wyndham Lewis (2006)
679. The Unknown Soldier by Linna (2008, 2010)
680. The Sound of Waves by Mishima (2008, 2010)
681. Death in Rome by Koeppen (2008, 2010)
682. Bonjour Tristesse – Françoise Sagan (2006, 2008, 2010)
683. The Mandarins by de Beauvoir (2008, 2010)
684. Lord of the Flies – William Golding (2006, 2008, 2010)
685. Under the Net – Iris Murdoch (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
686. The Story of O – Pauline Réage (2006, 2008, 2010)
687. A Ghost at Noon – Alberto Moravia (2006, 2008, 2010)
688. A Day in Spring by Kosmac (2008, 2010)
689. The Dark Child by Laye (2008, 2010)
690. The Go-Between – L.P. Hartley (2006, 2008, 2010)
691. The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler (2006, 2008, 2010)
692. The Unnamable – Samuel Beckett (2006)
693. Watt – Samuel Beckett (2006)
694. The Hothouse by Koeppen (2008, 2010)
695. The Lost Steps by Carpentier (2008, 2010)
696. Lucky Jim – Kingsley Amis (2006, 2008, 2010)
697. Junkie – William Burroughs (2006, 2008, 2010)
698. Casino Royale – Ian Fleming (2006, 2008, 2010)
699. *The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow (2006)
700. Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin (2006, 2008, 2010)
701. A Thousand Cranes by Kawabata (2008, 2010)
702. Excellent Women by Barbara Pym (2008, 2010)
703. The Judge and His Hangman – Friedrich Dürrenmatt (2006, 2008, 2010)
704. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison (2006, 2008, 2010)
705. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway (2006, 2008, 2010)
706. Wise Blood – Flannery O’Connor (2006, 2008, 2010)
707. The Hive by Cela (2008, 2010)
708. The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson (2006)
709. Memoirs of Hadrian – Marguerite Yourcenar (2006, 2008, 2010)
710. Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham (2006, 2008, 2010)
711. Malone Dies – Samuel Beckett (2006, 2008, 2010)
712. Foundation – Isaac Asimov (2006, 2008, 2010)
713. The Opposing Shore – Julien Gracq (2006, 2008, 2010)
714. The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger (2006, 2008, 2010)
715. The Rebel – Albert Camus (2006, 2008, 2010)
716. Molloy – Samuel Beckett (2006, 2008, 2010)
717. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
718. Barabbas by Lagerkvist (2008, 2010)
719. The Guiltless by Broch (2008, 2010)
720. The Abbot C – Georges Bataille (2006, 2008, 2010)
721. The Labyrinth of Solitude – Octavio Paz (2006, 2008, 2010)
722. The Third Man – Graham Greene (2006) [UK, English]
723. The 13 Clocks – James Thurber (2006, 2008, 2010)
724. Gormenghast – Mervyn Peake (2006, 2008, 2010)
725. The Moon and the Bonfires – Cesare Pavese (2006, 2008, 2010)
726. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute (2006, 2008, 2010)
727. The Grass is Singing – Doris Lessing (2006, 2008, 2010)
728. I, Robot – Isaac Asimov (2006, 2008, 2010)
729. The Garden Where the Brass Band Played – Simon Vestdijk (2006, 2008, 2010)
730. The Case of Comrade Tulayev – Victor Serge (2006, 2008, 2010)
731. Love in a Cold Climate – Nancy Mitford (2006, 2008, 2010)
732. The Heat of the Day – Elizabeth Bowen (2006, 2008, 2010)
733. Kingdom of This World – Alejo Carpentier (2006, 2008, 2010)
734. The Man With the Golden Arm – Nelson Algren (2006, 2008, 2010)
735. Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell (2006, 2008, 2010)
736. Death Sentence – Maurice Blanchot (2006, 2008, 2010)
737. This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen by Borowski (2008, 2010)
738. In the Heart of the Seas by Agnon (2008, 2010)
739. The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene (2006) [UK, English]
740. Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton (2006, 2008, 2010)
741. All About H. Hatterr – G.V. Desani (2006, 2008, 2010)
742. Disobedience – Alberto Moravia (2006, 2008, 2010)
743. Ashes and Diamonds by Andrzejewski (2008, 2010)
744. Journey to the Alcarria by Cela (2008, 2010)
745. Froth on the Daydream by Vian (2008, 2010)
746. Midaq Alley by Mahfouz (2008, 2010)
747. Doctor Faustus – Thomas Mann (2006, 2008, 2010)
748. The Plague – Albert Camus (2006, 2008, 2010)
749. The Victim – Saul Bellow (2006)
750. Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau (2006, 2008, 2010)
751. If This Is a Man – Primo Levi (2006, 2008, 2010)
752. Under the Volcano – Malcolm Lowry (2006, 2008, 2010)
753. The Path to the Nest of Spiders – Italo Calvino (2006, 2008, 2010)
754. House in the Uplands by Caldwell (2008, 2010)
755. Back – Henry Green (2006, 2008, 2010)
756. Zorba the Greek by Kazantzakis (2008, 2010)
757. Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake (2006, 2008, 2010)
758. The Death of Virgil by Broch (2008, 2010)
759. Andrea by Laforet (2008, 2010)
760. The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy (2008, 2010)
761. Bosnian Chronicle by Andric (2008, 2010)
762. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh (2006, 2008, 2010)
763. Arcanum 17 – André Breton (2006, 2008, 2010)
764. Christ Stopped at Eboli – Carlo Levi (2006, 2008, 2010)
765. The Bridge on the Drina – Ivo Andri? (2006, 2008, 2010)
766. Animal Farm – George Orwell (2006, 2008, 2010)
767. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck (2006)
768. The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford (2006)
769. Loving – Henry Green (2006, 2008, 2010)
770. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (2008, 2010)
771. Transit – Anna Seghers (2006, 2008, 2010)
772. The Razor’s Edge – William Somerset Maugham (2006, 2008, 2010)
773. Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges (2006)
774. Dangling Man – Saul Bellow (2006, 2008, 2010)
775. The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (2006, 2008, 2010)
776. Joseph and His Brothers by Thomas Mann (2008, 2010)
777. Caught – Henry Green (2006)
778. The Glass Bead Game – Herman Hesse (2006, 2008, 2010)
779. Chess Story by Zweig (2008, 2010)
780. Embers – Sandor Marai (2006, 2008, 2010)
781. Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner (2006)
782. The Outsider – Albert Camus (2006, 2008, 2010)
783. Conversations in Sicily – Elio Vittorini (2006, 2008, 2010)
784. The Harvesters by Parvese (2008, 2010)
785. The Poor Mouth – Flann O’Brien (2006)
786. The Living and the Dead – Patrick White (2006, 2008, 2010)
787. Broad and Alien Is the World by Alegria (2008, 2010)
788. The Man Who Loved Children by Stead (2008, 2010)
789. Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton (2006)
790. Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf (2006)
791. The Hamlet – William Faulkner (2006)
792. Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler (2006)
793. For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemingway (2006, 2008, 2010)
794. The Power and the Glory – Graham Greene (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
795. The Tartar Steppe – Dino Buzzati (2006, 2008, 2010)
796. Native Son – Richard Wright (2006, 2008, 2010)
797. Finnegans Wake – James Joyce (2006, 2008, 2010)
798. At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’Brien (2006, 2008, 2010)
799. Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller (2006)
800. Good Morning, Midnight – Jean Rhys (2006, 2008, 2010)
801. Party Going – Henry Green (2006)
802. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (2006, 2008, 2010)
803. Coming Up for Air – George Orwell (2006)
804. Goodbye to Berlin – Christopher Isherwood (2006, 2008, 2010)
805. The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler (2006, 2008, 2010)
806. One the Edge of Reason by Krleza (2008, 2010)
807. After the Death of Don Juan – Sylvie Townsend Warner (2006)
808. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Winifred Watson (2006, 2008, 2010)
809. Nausea – Jean-Paul Sartre (2006, 2008, 2010)
810. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier (2006, 2008, 2010)
811. Alamut by Bartol (2008, 2010)
812. Cause for Alarm – Eric Ambler (2006, 2008, 2010)
813. Brighton Rock – Graham Greene (2006, 2008, 2010) [UK, English]
814. U.S.A. – John Dos Passos (2006, 2008, 2010)
815. Murphy – Samuel Beckett (2006, 2008, 2010)
816. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck (2006, 2008, 2010)
817. Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston (2006, 2008, 2010)
818. The Years – Virginia Woolf (2006)
819. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien (2006, 2008, 2010)
820. The Blind Owl by Hedayat (2008, 2010)
821. Ferdydurke by Grombowicz (2008, 2010)
822. In Parenthesis – David Jones (2006, 2008, 2010)
823. The Revenge for Love – Wyndham Lewis (2006)
824. Out of Africa – Isak Dineson (Karen Blixen) (2006, 2008, 2010)
825. Rickshaw Boy by Lao She (2008, 2010)
826. To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway (2006)
827. Summer Will Show – Sylvia Townsend Warner (2006, 2008, 2010)
828. Eyeless in Gaza – Aldous Huxley (2006, 2008, 2010)
829. The Thinking Reed – Rebecca West (2006, 2008, 2010)
830. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell (2006, 2008, 2010)
831. Keep the Aspidistra Flying – George Orwell (2006, 2008, 2010)
832. War with the Newts by Capek (2008, 2010)
833. Wild Harbour – Ian MacPherson (2006)
834. Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner (2006, 2008, 2010)
835. At the Mountains of Madness – H.P. Lovecraft (2006, 2008, 2010)
836. Nightwood – Djuna Barnes (2006, 2008, 2010)
837. Independent People – Halldór Laxness (2006, 2008, 2010)
838. Untouchable by Anand (2008, 2010)
839. The Last of Mr. Norris – Christopher Isherwood (2006, 2008, 2010)
840. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? – Horace McCoy (2006, 2008, 2010)
841. Auto-da-Fé – Elias Canetti (2006, 2008, 2010)
842. The House in Paris – Elizabeth Bowen (2006)
843. England Made Me – Graham Greene (2006) [UK, English]
844. Burmese Days – George Orwell (2006)
845. The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers (2006, 2008, 2010)
846. The Bells of Basel by Aragon (2008, 2010)
847. On the Heights of Despair by Cioran (2008, 2010)
848. Threepenny Novel – Bertolt Brecht (2006)
849. Novel With Cocaine – M. Ageyev (2006)
850. The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain (2006, 2008, 2010)
851. Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller (2006, 2008, 2010)
852. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh (2006)
853. Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald (2006, 2008, 2010)
854. Thank You, Jeeves – P.G. Wodehouse (2006, 2008, 2010)
855. The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz (2008, 2010)
856. Call it Sleep – Henry Roth (2006, 2008, 2010)
857. Miss Lonelyhearts – Nathanael West (2006, 2008, 2010)
858. Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers (2006, 2008, 2010)
859. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein (2006, 2008, 2010)
860. Testament of Youth – Vera Brittain (2006, 2008, 2010)
861. A Day Off – Storm Jameson (2006, 2008, 2010)
862. Man’s Fate by Malraux (2008, 2010)
863. Cheese by Elsschot (2008, 2010)
864. The Man Without Qualities – Robert Musil (2006, 2008, 2010)
865. Vipers’ Tangle by Mauriac (2008, 2010)
866. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley (2006, 2008, 2010)
867. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons(2006, 2008, 2010)
868. The Forbidden Realm by Slauerhoff (2008, 2010)
869. The Radetzky March – Joseph Roth (2006, 2008, 2010)
870. The Return of Philip Latinowicz by Krleza (2008, 2010)
871. A Scots Quair (Sunset Song) – Lewis Grassic Gibbon (2006)
872. Journey to the End of the Night – Louis-Ferdinand Céline (2006, 2008, 2010)
873. The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett (2006, 2008, 2010)
874. To the North – Elizabeth Bowen (2006, 2008, 2010)
875. The Waves – Virginia Woolf (2006, 2008, 2010)
876. Insatiability by Witkiwicz (2008, 2010)
877. Monica by Saunders Lewis (2008, 2010)
878. The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett (2006)
879. Cakes and Ale – W. Somerset Maugham (2006)
880. The Apes of God – Wyndham Lewis (2006, 2008, 2010)
881. Her Privates We – Frederic Manning (2006, 2008, 2010)
882. Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh (2006)
883. The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett (2006, 2008, 2010)
884. Look Homeward, Angel – Thomas Wolfe (2006, 2008, 2010)
885. Hebdomeros – Giorgio de Chirico (2006)
886. Passing – Nella Larsen (2006, 2008, 2010)
887. A Farewell to Arms – Ernest Hemingway (2006, 2008, 2010)
888. I Thought of Daisy by Edmund Wilson (2008, 2010)
889. Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett (2006)
890. Living – Henry Green (2006, 2008, 2010)
891. The Time of Indifference – Alberto Moravia (2006, 2008, 2010)
892. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
893. Berlin Alexanderplatz – Alfred Döblin (2006, 2008, 2010)
894. The Last September – Elizabeth Bowen (2006)
895. Harriet Hume – Rebecca West (2006)
896. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner (2006)
897. Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau (2006, 2008, 2010)
898. Retreat without Song by Shahnour (2008, 2010)
899. Story of the Eye – Georges Bataille (2006, 2008, 2010)
900. Orlando – Virginia Woolf (2006, 2008, 2010)
901. Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence (2006, 2008, 2010)
902. The Well of Loneliness – Radclyffe Hall (2006, 2008, 2010)
903. Parade’s End – Ford Madox Ford (2006, 2008, 2010)
904. Some Prefer Nettles by Tanizaki (2008, 2010)
905. The Childermass – Wyndham Lewis (2006)
906. Quartet – Jean Rhys (2006)
907. Decline and Fall – Evelyn Waugh (2006, 2008, 2010)
908. Quicksand – Nella Larsen (2006, 2008, 2010)
909. Nadja – André Breton (2006, 2008, 2010)
910. Steppenwolf – Herman Hesse (2006, 2008, 2010)
911. Remembrance of Things Past – Marcel Proust(2006, 2008, 2010)
912. To The Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf (2006, 2008, 2010)
913. Tarka the Otter – Henry Williamson (2006, 2008, 2010)
914. The Case of Sergeant Grischa by Arnold Zweig (2008, 2010)
915. Amerika – Franz Kafka (2006, 2008, 2010)
916. The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway (2006, 2008, 2010)
917. Blindness – Henry Green (2006, 2008, 2010)
918. The Castle – Franz Kafka (2006, 2008, 2010)
919. Alberta and Jacob by Sandel (2008, 2010)
920. The Good Soldier Švejk – Jaroslav Hašek (2006, 2008, 2010)
921. Under Satan’s Sun by Bernanos (2008, 2010)
922. The Plumed Serpent – D.H. Lawrence (2006)
923. One, None and a Hundred Thousand – Luigi Pirandello (2006, 2008, 2010)
924. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie (2006, 2008, 2010)
925. The Making of Americans – Gertrude Stein (2006, 2008, 2010)
926. Chaka the Zulu by Mofolo (2008, 2010)
927. Manhattan Transfer – John Dos Passos (2006)
928. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf (2006, 2008, 2010)
929. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald (2006, 2008, 2010)
930. The Counterfeiters – André Gide (2006, 2008, 2010)
931. The Trial – Franz Kafka (2006, 2008, 2010)
932. The Artamonov Business – Maxim Gorky (2006, 2008, 2010)
933. The Professor’s House – Willa Cather (2006, 2008, 2010)
934. The New World by Welde Selasse (2008, 2010)
935. Billy Budd, Foretopman – Herman Melville (2006)
936. The Green Hat – Michael Arlen (2006, 2008, 2010)
937. The Magic Mountain – Thomas Mann (2006, 2008, 2010)
938. We – Yevgeny Zamyatin (2006, 2008, 2010)
939. A Passage to India – E.M. Forster (2006, 2008, 2010)
940. The Devil in the Flesh – Raymond Radiguet (2006, 2008, 2010)
941. Zeno’s Conscience – Italo Svevo (2006, 2008, 2010)
942. Cane – Jean Toomer (2006)
943. Antic Hay – Aldous Huxley (2006)
944. Amok – Stefan Zweig (2006, 2008, 2010)
945. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset (2008, 2010)
946. The Garden Party – Katherine Mansfield (2006)
947. The Enormous Room – E.E. Cummings (2006, 2008, 2010)
948. Jacob’s Room – Virginia Woolf (2006)
949. Siddhartha – Herman Hesse (2006, 2008, 2010)
950. The Forest of the Hanged by Rebreanu (2008, 2010)
951. The Glimpses of the Moon – Edith Wharton (2006)
952. Life and Death of Harriett Frean – May Sinclair (2006, 2008, 2010)
953. Claudine’s House by Colette (2008, 2010)
954. The Last Days of Humanity – Karl Kraus (2006)
955. Aaron’s Rod – D.H. Lawrence (2006)
956. Babbitt – Sinclair Lewis (2006, 2008, 2010)
957. Ulysses – James Joyce (2006, 2008, 2010)
958. Life of Christ by Papini (2008, 2010)
959. The Fox – D.H. Lawrence (2006)
960. Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley (2006, 2008, 2010)
961. The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton (2006, 2008, 2010)
962. Main Street – Sinclair Lewis (2006, 2008, 2010)
963. Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence (2006, 2008, 2010)
964. The Storm of Steel by Junger (2008, 2010)
965. Night and Day – Virginia Woolf (2006)
966. Tarr – Wyndham Lewis (2006, 2008, 2010)
967. The Return of the Soldier – Rebecca West (2006, 2008, 2010)
968. The Shadow Line – Joseph Conrad (2006)
969. Summer – Edith Wharton (2006)
970. Growth of the Soil – Knut Hamsen (2006, 2008, 2010)
971. The Home and the World by Tagore (2008, 2010)
972. Pallieter by Timmermans (2008, 2010)
973. The Underdogs by Azuela (2008, 2010)
974. Bunner Sisters – Edith Wharton (2006)
975. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce (2006, 2008, 2010)
976. Under Fire – Henri Barbusse (2006, 2008, 2010)
977. Rashomon – Akutagawa Ryunosuke (2006, 2008, 2010)
978. The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford (2006, 2008, 2010)
979. The Voyage Out – Virginia Woolf (2006)
980. Of Human Bondage – William Somerset Maugham (2006, 2008, 2010)
981. The Rainbow – D.H. Lawrence (2006, 2008, 2010)
982. The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan (2006, 2008, 2010)
983. Kokoro – Natsume Soseki (2006, 2008, 2010)
984. Locus Solus – Raymond Roussel (2006, 2008, 2010)
985. Rosshalde – Herman Hesse (2006)
986. Tarzan of the Apes – Edgar Rice Burroughs (2006, 2008, 2010)
987. Platero and I by Jimenez (2008, 2010)
988. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Robert Tressell (2006, 2008, 2010)
989. Sons and Lovers – D.H. Lawrence (2006, 2008, 2010)
990. Death in Venice – Thomas Mann (2006, 2008, 2010)
991. The Charwoman’s Daughter – James Stephens (2006, 2008, 2010)
992. Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton (2006, 2008, 2010)
993. Fantômas – Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre (2006, 2008, 2010)
994. Impressions of Africa – Raymond Roussel (2006, 2008, 2010)
995. Howards End – E.M. Forster (2006, 2008, 2010)
996. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rilke (2008, 2010)
997. Three Lives – Gertrude Stein (2006)
998. Martin Eden – Jack London (2006)
999. Strait is the Gate – André Gide (2006, 2008, 2010)
1000. A Room With a View – E.M. Forster (2006, 2008, 2010)
1001. Tono-Bungay – H.G. Wells (2006)
1002. The Inferno – Henri Barbusse (2006, 2008, 2010)
1003. The Iron Heel – Jack London (2006)
1004. The Old Wives’ Tale – Arnold Bennett (2006, 2008, 2010)
1005. The House on the Borderland – William Hope Hodgson (2006, 2008, 2010)
1006. Mother – Maxim Gorky (2006, 2008, 2010)
1007. The Secret Agent – Joseph Conrad (2006, 2008, 2010)
1008. The Jungle – Upton Sinclair (2006, 2008, 2010)
1009. The Forsyte Saga – John Galsworthy (2006, 2008, 2010)
1010. Young Törless – Robert Musil (2006, 2008, 2010)
1011. Solitude by Catala (2008, 2010)
1012. Professor Unrat – Heinrich Mann (2006, 2008, 2010)
1013. The House of Mirth – Edith Wharton (2006, 2008, 2010)
1014. Where Angels Fear to Tread – E.M. Forster (2006)
1015. Nostromo – Joseph Conrad (2006, 2008, 2010)
1016. Hadrian the Seventh – Frederick Rolfe (2006, 2008, 2010)
1017. The Way of All Flesh by Butler (2008, 2010)
1018. Memoirs of My Nervous Illness by Schreber (2008, 2010)
1019. The Call of the Wild by Jack London (2008, 2010)
1020. The Riddle of the Sands – Erskine Childers (2006, 2008, 2010)
1021. The Golden Bowl – Henry James (2006)
1022. The Ambassadors – Henry James (2006, 2008, 2010)
1023. The Immoralist – André Gide (2006, 2008, 2010)
1024. The Wings of the Dove – Henry James (2006, 2008, 2010)
1025. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad (2006, 2008, 2010)
1026. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2006, 2008, 2010)
1027. Buddenbrooks – Thomas Mann (2006, 2008, 2010)
1028. Kim – Rudyard Kipling (2006, 2008, 2010)
1029. None but the Brave by Schnitzler (2008, 2010)
1030. Lord Jim – Joseph Conrad (2006)
1031. Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser (2006, 2008, 2010)
1032. Sandokan: The Tigers of Mompracem by Salgari (2008, 2010)
1033. Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. – Somerville and Ross (2006, 2008, 2010)
1034. Eclipse of the Crescent Moon by Gardonyi (2008, 2010)
1035. The Stechlin – Theodore Fontane (2006, 2008, 2010)
1036. The Awakening – Kate Chopin (2006, 2008, 2010)
1037. Dom Casmurro by de Assis (2008, 2010)
1038. As a Man Grows Older by Svevo (2008, 2010)
1039. The Turn of the Screw – Henry James (2006)
1040. The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells (2006, 2008, 2010)
1041. Fruits of the Earth – André Gide (2006, 2008, 2010)
1042. Pharoah by Prus (2008, 2010)
1043. Compassion by Perez Galdos (2008, 2010)
1044. The Invisible Man – H.G. Wells (2006)
1045. What Maisie Knew – Henry James (2006, 2008, 2010)
1046. Dracula – Bram Stoker (2006, 2008, 2010)
1047. Quo Vadis – Henryk Sienkiewicz (2006, 2008, 2010)
1048. The Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells (2006, 2008, 2010)
1049. The Time Machine – H.G. Wells (2006, 2008, 2010)
1050. Effi Briest – Theodore Fontane (2006, 2008, 2010)
1051. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy (2006, 2008, 2010)
1052. The Viceroys by De Roberto (2008, 2010)
1053. The Real Charlotte – Somerville and Ross (2006)
1054. The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman (2006)
1055. Born in Exile – George Gissing (2006)
1056. Diary of a Nobody – George & Weedon Grossmith (2006, 2008, 2010)
1057. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2006, 2008, 2010)
1058. News from Nowhere – William Morris (2006, 2008, 2010)
1059. New Grub Street – George Gissing(2006, 2008, 2010)
1060. Gösta Berling’s Saga – Selma Lagerlöf (2006, 2008, 2010)
1061. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy (2006, 2008, 2010)
1062. Down There by Huysmans (2008, 2010)
1063. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde (2006, 2008, 2010)
1064. The Kreutzer Sonata – Leo Tolstoy (2006, 2008, 2010)
1065. Thais by Anatole France (2008, 2010)
1066. La Bête Humaine – Émile Zola (2006, 2008, 2010)
1067. By the Open Sea – August Strindberg (2006, 2008, 2010)
1068. Hunger – Knut Hamsun (2006, 2008, 2010)
1069. Eline Vere by Couperus (2008, 2010)
1070. The Child of Pleasure by D’Annunzio (2008, 2010)
1071. Under the Yoke by Vazov (2008, 2010)
1072. The Master of Ballantrae – Robert Louis Stevenson (2006)
1073. Pierre and Jean – Guy de Maupassant (2006, 2008, 2010)
1074. Fortunata and Jacinta – Benito Pérez Galdés (2006)
1075. The People of Hemsö – August Strindberg (2006, 2008, 2010)
1076. The Manors of Ulloa by Bazan (2008, 2010)
1077. The Woodlanders – Thomas Hardy (2006)
1078. She – H. Rider Haggard (2006)
1079. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson (2006, 2008, 2010)
1080. The Quest by van Eeden (2008, 2010)
1081. The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy (2006)
1082. Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson (2006)
1083. King Solomon’s Mines – H. Rider Haggard (2006, 2008, 2010)
1084. Germinal – Émile Zola (2006, 2008, 2010)
1085. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
1086. Marius the Epicurean – Walter Pater
1087. Bel-Ami – Guy de Maupassant
1088. The Regent’s Wife by Alas (2008, 2010)
1089. Against the Grain – Joris-Karl Huysmans
1090. The Death of Ivan Ilyich – Leo Tolstoy
1091. A Woman’s Life – Guy de Maupassant
1092. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
1093. Bouvard and Pécuchet – Gustave Flaubert
1094. The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas by de Assis (2008, 2010)
1095. The House by the Medlar Tree – Giovanni Verga
1096. The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James
1097. Ben-Hur – Lew Wallace
1098. Nana – Émile Zola
1099. The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoevsky (2006)
1100. The Red Room – August Strindberg
1101. Martin Fierro by Hernandez (2008, 2010)
1102. Return of the Native – Thomas Hardy (2006)
1103. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
1104. Drunkard – Émile Zola
1105. The Crime of Father Amaro by de Queiros (2008, 2010)
1106. Pepita Jimenez by Valera (2008, 2010)
1107. Virgin Soil – Ivan Turgenev (2006)
1108. Daniel Deronda – George Eliot (2006)
1109. The Hand of Ethelberta – Thomas Hardy (2006)
1110. The Temptation of Saint Anthony – Gustave Flaubert (2006)
1111. Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
1112. The Enchanted Wanderer – Nicolai Leskov
1113. Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
1114. In a Glass Darkly – Sheridan Le Fanu
1115. The Devils – Fyodor Dostoevsky
1116. Erewhon – Samuel Butler
1117. Spring Torrents – Ivan Turgenev
1118. Middlemarch – George Eliot
1119. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There – Lewis Carroll
1120. King Lear of the Steppes – Ivan Turgenev
1121. He Knew He Was Right – Anthony Trollope (2006)
1122. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
1123. Sentimental Education – Gustave Flaubert
1124. Phineas Finn – Anthony Trollope
1125. Maldoror – Comte de Lautréaumont
1126. The Idiot – Fyodor Dostoevsky
1127. The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
1128. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
1129. Thérèse Raquin – Émile Zola
1130. The Last Chronicle of Barset – Anthony Trollope
1131. Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne
1132. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
1133. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
1134. Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens (2006)
1135. Uncle Silas – Sheridan Le Fanu
1136. Notes from the Underground – Fyodor Dostoevsky
1137. The Water-Babies – Charles Kingsley
1138. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo
1139. Fathers and Sons – Ivan Turgenev
1140. Silas Marner – George Eliot
1141. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
1142. The Marble Faun – Nathaniel Hawthorne (2006)
1143. Max Havelaar – Multatuli
1144. On the Eve – Ivan Turgenev (2006)
1145. Castle Richmond – Anthony Trollope (2006)
1146. The Mill on the Floss – George Eliot
1147. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
1148. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens (2006)
1149. Oblomovka – Ivan Goncharov
1150. Adam Bede – George Eliot
1151. Indian Summer by Stifter (2008, 2010)
1152. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
1153. North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell
1154. Green Henry by Keller (2008, 2010)
1155. Hard Times – Charles Dickens (2006)
1156. Walden – Henry David Thoreau
1157. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
1158. Villette – Charlotte Brontë (2006)
1159. Cranford – Elizabeth Gaskell
1160. Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
1161. The Blithedale Romance – Nathaniel Hawthorne (2006)
1162. The House of the Seven Gables – Nathaniel Hawthorne
1163. Moby-Dick – Herman Melville
1164. The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
1165. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
1166. Shirley – Charlotte Brontë (2006)
1167. Mary Barton – Elizabeth Gaskell (2006)
1168. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – Anne Brontë
1169. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
1170. Agnes Grey – Anne Brontë (2006)
1171. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
1172. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
1173. The Count of Monte-Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
1174. The Devil’s Fool by George Sand (2008, 2010)
1175. Facundo by Sarmiento (2008, 2010)
1176. La Reine Margot – Alexandre Dumas (2006)
1177. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
1178. The Purloined Letter – Edgar Allan Poe (2006)
1179. Martin Chuzzlewit – Charles Dickens (2006)
1180. The Pit and the Pendulum – Edgar Allan Poe
1181. Lost Illusions – Honoré de Balzac
1182. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens (2006)
1183. Dead Souls – Nikolai Gogol
1184. A Hero for our Times by Lermontov (2008, 2010)
1185. Camera Obscura by Hildebrand (2008, 2010)
1186. The Charterhouse of Parma – Stendhal
1187. The Fall of the House of Usher – Edgar Allan Poe
1188. The Lion of Flanders by Hendrik Conscience (2008, 2010)
1189. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens (2006)
1190. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
1191. The Nose – Nikolay Gogol
1192. Le Père Goriot – Honoré de Balzac
1193. Eugénie Grandet – Honoré de Balzac
1194. Eugene Onegin by Pushkin (2008, 2010)
1195. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
1196. The Red and the Black – Stendhal
1197. The Betrothed – Alessandro Manzoni
1198. Last of the Mohicans – James Fenimore Cooper
1199. The L ife of a Good-for-Nothing by von Eichendorff (2008, 2010)
1200. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner – James Hogg
1201. The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr by Hoffman (2008, 2010)
1202. The Albigenses – Charles Robert Maturin (2006)
1203. Melmoth the Wanderer – Charles Robert Maturin
1204. The Monastery – Sir Walter Scott (2006)
1205. Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
1206. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
1207. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen (2006)
1208. Persuasion – Jane Austen (2006)
1209. Ormond – Maria Edgeworth (2006)
1210. Rob Roy – Sir Walter Scott
1211. Emma – Jane Austen
1212. Mansfield Park – Jane Austen
1213. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
1214. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
1215. Michael Kohlhaas by von Kleist (2008, 2010)
1216. The Absentee – Maria Edgeworth (2006)
1217. Elective Affinities – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1218. Rameau’s Nephew – Denis Diderot
1219. Henry of Ofterdingen by Novalis (2008, 2010)
1220. Castle Rackrent – Maria Edgeworth
1221. Hyperion – Friedrich Hölderlin
1222. The Nun – Denis Diderot
1223. Jacques the Fatalist – Denis Diderot
1224. Camilla – Fanny Burney
1225. The Monk – M.G. Lewis
1226. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1227. The Mysteries of Udolpho – Ann Radcliffe
1228. The Interesting Narrative – Olaudah Equiano
1229. The Adventures of Caleb Williams – William Godwin
1230. A Dream of Red Mansions by Xueqin (2008, 2010)
1231. Justine – Marquis de Sade
1232. Vathek – William Beckford
1233. Anton Reiser by Moritz (2008, 2010)
1234. The 120 Days of Sodom – Marquis de Sade
1235. Cecilia – Fanny Burney (2006)
1236. Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1237. Dangerous Liaisons – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
1238. Reveries of a Solitary Walker – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1239. Evelina – Fanny Burney
1240. The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1241. Humphrey Clinker – Tobias George Smollett
1242. The Man of Feeling – Henry Mackenzie
1243. A Sentimental Journey – Laurence Sterne
1244. Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne
1245. The Vicar of Wakefield – Oliver Goldsmith
1246. The Castle of Otranto – Horace Walpole
1247. Émile; or, On Education – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1248. Julie; or, the New Eloise – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1249. Rasselas – Samuel Johnson
1250. Candide – Voltaire
1251. The Female Quixote – Charlotte Lennox
1252. Amelia – Henry Fielding (2006)
1253. Peregrine Pickle – Tobias George Smollett
1254. Fanny Hill – John Cleland
1255. Tom Jones – Henry Fielding
1256. Roderick Random – Tobias George Smollett (2006)
1257. Clarissa – Samuel Richardson
1258. Pamela – Samuel Richardson
1259. Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus – J. Arbuthnot, J. Gay, T. Parnell, A. Pope, J. Swift
1260. Joseph Andrews – Henry Fielding
1261. A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift
1262. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
1263. Roxana – Daniel Defoe (2006)
1264. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
1265. Love in Excess – Eliza Haywood
1266. Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
1267. A Tale of a Tub – Jonathan Swift (2006)
1268. Oroonoko – Aphra Behn
1269. The Princess of Clèves – Marie-Madelaine Pioche de Lavergne, Comtesse de La Fayette
1270. The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan (2006)
1271. The Adventurous Simplicissimus by von Grimmelshausen (2008, 2010)
1272. The Conquest of New Spain by Diaz del Castillo (2008, 2010)
1273. The Travels of Persiles and Sigismunda by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (2008, 2010)
1274. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
1275. The Golden Ass – Lucius Apuleius
1276. Thomas of Reading by Deloney (2008, 2010)
1277. The Unfortunate Traveller – Thomas Nashe
1278. Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit – John Lyly (2006)
1279. Monkey: Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en (2008, 2010)
1280. The Lusiad by Vaz de Camoes (2008, 2010)
1281. Gargantua and Pantagruel – Françoise Rabelais
1282. The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes (2008, 2010)
1283. Amadis of Gaul by de Montalvo (2008, 2010)
1284. La Celestina by de Rojas (2008, 2010)
1285. Tirant lo Blanc by Martorell (2008, 2010)
1286. The Water Margin by Nai’an (2008, 2010)
1287. Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Guanzhong (2008, 2010)
1288. The Tale of Gengi (2008, 2010)
1289. The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (2008, 2010)
1290. The Thousand and One Nights – Anonymous
1291. Aithiopika – Heliodorus (2006)
1292. Chaireas and Kallirhoe – Chariton (2006)
1293. Metamorphoses – Ovid (2006)
1294. Aesop’s Fables – Aesopus (2006) – See more at: http://homebetweenpages.com/challenges/1294-books-to-read-before-you-die/#sthash.jEHxK38a.dpuf

My name is Moe and I have overdue library books. My friend Josh tells me that I’m right-brained. I admit that I’m not exactly sure what he means by “right-brained” because I study writing more than he studies the brain. I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that this qualification explains why its so hard for me to pick a favorite color. I do have a favorite food though. I’ll tell you what it is if you ask. Speaking of food, I like to cook. I also like jazz. And baseball.  I like to think and I plan on distracting myself with all sorts  of moonlight this year. I made two resolutions for 2013:

  1. Read books like you breathe air.
  2. Do not fall asleep with your glasses on.

I’ll share my balderdash if you want me to. And I’ll probably fall asleep with my glasses on. Now you know all about my life:

life

Continue reading

Telephone English: The Good, the Bad, and the Consequences for traditional education (Part 1)

Author’s note: In this post and those following I refer to English language education almost exclusively as “ESL.” I know that isn’t he preferred nomenclature anymore, but I hate writing “EFL” because it looks like “ELF” to me and I start giggling thinking about some neckbeard teaching people about Elven culture.

So I’m finally getting around to writing a post that I meant to do two weeks ago. This post is going to be decently lengthy, so read at your own risk. I’m going to be talking about what my job has taught me about education (ESL/EFL education to be exact) and about how the methods of my job can be applied to a more “traditional” English classroom. My job has opened my eyes ESL in ways that never even crossed my mind when I was a wee little student teacher. When I was in college the only ESL narratives available for sale were the full-time specialist or the (usually slightly unwilling) regular classroom teacher who was forced to deal with ESL students without any real support from the school. One consistent part of both these narratives was the language involved: while it was never explicitly stated it was almost universally implied that the ESL students would be predominantly Spanish speaking. While I have nothing against the Spanish language or any Hispanic culture, I’ve always found it a little boring and uninteresting. Plus that fucking rolling “r” was an asshole that I could never quite do. Other languages or other venues of teaching ESL were never discussed, so for most of my college career I never paid much attention to any of the lessons regarding ESL even though they were supposedly super serious business that we needed to know if we ever wanted to work ever. Whoops. Anyway, onto my job.

I teach English over the telephone to people living in South Korea. To be more precise, they are on the phone, I’m sitting in my pajamas using a VoIP program on my computer. This works better for me than traditional ESL for multiple reasons. First, I’m a lazy piece of shit and don’t like wearing pants or leaving my house if I can help it. Second: I really like the Korean language and Korean culture so I’m already intrinsically interested in the students I am teaching. Telephone English is different from regular classes in many regards, the first of which is pretty obvious: it is down over the telephone. Instead of herding many students into a room for an hour long, I call students one on one for a twenty minute session, usually 3 times a week though daily or twice a week classes are also available, as are 10 minute classes.

The class is organized around a textbook, usually consisting of two pages that follow very specific structures. There are many different types of classes, from beginner classes that focus on patterns to advanced classes centered around debate and everything in between but I will describe the most common textbook style that appears at beginner, intermediate, and advance levels. The page starts by introducing a pattern (I’d better, I’d like, I’m sure, things like that). Student then practice their pronunciation and translating skills by reading a dialogue with the teacher using the pattern. There are two dialogues, each about 3-4 phrases in length with one phrase being written in Korean that the student has to translate. The second half of the page has a “role play” section where a situation is described, and the student has to respond in some way using the pattern of the page. This is repeated on the second page with a different pattern. As stated above, there are other styles of textbook but this is by far the most and I will describe the others if the need arises.

After first looking over the textbooks and learning the class schedule I was naturally curious to see just how useful the class would be. As someone who has been in a traditional style school for almost my entire life the idea of something as simple as this struck me as odd, and I was unsure if ~1 hour per week could really improve someone’s English skills at all. In my next series of posts I will describe my experiences on the job: the good, the bad, and the weird. I found some of my qualms to be true, while others got flipped around or got assuaged entirely.

EP Review: Chipzel – Fragments

So this blog was originally supposed to be for super intellectual teaching/English stuff but I’m thinking smart about this so fuck that noise. Today one of my favorite chiptune (a genre of electronic music made using [or made using things to emulate {there are some purists <no one likes them> who have hearty discussions over this  difference}] soundboards from 8- and 16-bit systems like the NES, SNES, and Genesis.)  artists, a wonderful Irish lady who goes by the name chipzel, released a new 4 track album today called Fragments through the noisechannel record label. Give it a listen here. As a long time lover of chiptunes and onetime chiptune radio DJ I feel it is my obligation to share my thoughts on this new release.

Technically speaking chipzel has come a long way since her debut EP Judgement Day. The songs are faster paced, more fluid, and overall have a smoother, more mature feel that comes from working with the medium for ~3  more years. While “Judgement Day” will always have a special place in my heart due to the fact that it was one of the major releases that first got me into the chiptune scene, the new material coming from chipzel is much more polished and refined, ultimately leading to a better listening experience. The songs, once a little discordant with many different levels that coexisted but never really meshed have now melded and become a multi-layered complete product where different melodies and sounds fade, intertwine, and exist together to create a song greater than the sum of its parts. The songs still retain a definite “chipzel sound” including the recognizable “haha” soundclip found in many of her songs.

The EP starts off strong with “When They Come for Us,” probably the most recognizably “chipzel” song on the album. It hits fast and hard and doesn’t take shit from anyone. It’s a fun, dancey track with good pacing and progression that tapers off and leads well into “Torpedo.”

This is easily my least favorite track on the EP. It is by far the longest track clocking in at 6:37. I can see what chipzel was trying here, as each section of the song builds and evolves from the previous section, but I just feel it is much too long and much too repetitive. I’d love to see a longer track from chipzel, as most of her songs last about three and a half minutes, but I don’t think this is the song. It has some great, fun sections in it. I’m a fan of the section that starts around 3:55, but I feel that it doesn’t go anywhere.

“Knuckle Joe” comes up next, starting slowly and, I think, doing what “Torpedo” tried to do much better.Each section of the song is a logical progression from the next, turning a song that starts out slightly melancholy into an uplifting song that just screams hard work ethic ultimately leading to success out of its bleeps and bloops. As an added bonus, it is named after one of the most badass characters from the Kirby Franchise,pictured to the left.

Finishing off the EP is “Online.” The song starts off fast and quickly gets harder and harder, turning into a banger of a track. I feel it is missing out on some potential to be just slightly louder and slightly harder, but the endings more than makes up for it. I love any song that plays with the left and right channel, and “Online” ends with a metaphorical ping pong game between your ears.

Overall, while the album does have some flaws it is still a solid release with some great tracks. Be sure to give it a listen and tell me what you think of it below. You can find follow chipzel on facebook, or check out her other albums and support her through her bandcamp.

This is a story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down

This is the first post for this blog. I hope it will be a success. Or, at least, unlike many of my blogs in the past, slowly degrade into nothing. My name is Chris Reese and I am starting this blog with a few of my university friends. I plan on using this mostly as a space to write out my thoughts on teaching, literature, theory, and everything in-between. I do not want this (or at least my sections) to turn into a typical teacher blog when I just bitch about everything all the time. I want every post I make to have a point, to have some sort of objective meaning, and hopefully to both delight and instruct.

I currently work as a telephone English instructor for South Koreans. It is immensely fun, much more so than a typical teaching job mostly due to the fact that I do every day while still in my pajamas, and I discuss and hold conversations more than any actual frontal teaching. I have  a feeling most of my posts will revolve around this in some way or another. Due to the 13 hour time difference between the US and South Korea, I live on a Korean schedule and most of my contacts with the outside world are Koreans. I am slowly understanding more and more Korean culture, and would like to expand upon it here. I am currently learning Korean, so I may also use this blog as a way to test out my Korean, or talk about Korean in a linguistic sense. It is a seriously cool language.

Anyway, expect a post sometime this weekend on the merits and failings of telephone English this weekend. It’ll be a dozy.