The Armchair MA: World Literature

Below you’ll find a list of the works I hope to tackle, and links to my reviews where available!

  1. Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart
  2. Honore de Balzac: Old Father Goriot
  3. Giovanni Boccaccio: Decameron
  4. Albert Camus: The Stranger
  5. Miguel de Cervantes: Don Quixote
  6. Anton Chekhov: Thousand and One Nights, The Cherry Orchard
  7. Dante Alighieri: The Divine Comedy
  8. Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The Idiot, Crime and Punishment
  9. Euripides: Medea
  10. Gustave Flaubert: A Sentimental Education
  11. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Faust
  12. Federico Garcia Lorca: Gypsy Ballads
  13. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude
  14. Anon: The Epic of Gilgamesh
  15. Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls
  16. Homer: The Iliad, The Odyssey
  17. Franz Kafka: The Trial
  18. Yasunari Kawabata: The Sound of the Mountain
  19. Nikos Kazantzakis: Zorba the Greek
  20. Anon: Mahabharata
  21. Naguib Mahfouz: Children of Gebelawi
  22. Michel de Montaigne: Essays
  23. Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita
  24. Ovid: Metamorphoses
  25. Jalalu’l-Din Rumi: The Mathnawi
  26. Salman Rushdie: Midnight’s Children
  27. Marcel Proust: Remembrance of Things Past
  28. Sophocles: Oedipus the King
  29. Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina, The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories 
  30. Virgil: The Aeneid
  31. Valmiki: Ramayana
  32. Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale
  33. J.M. Coetzee: Waiting for the Barbarians
  34. Ngugi wa Thiong’o: Decolonizing the Mind
  35. Jamaica Kincaid: Annie John
  36. V.S. Naipaul: A Way in the World
  37. Derek Walcott: “A Far Cry from Africa”, “Names”, “The Sea is History”
  38. Wole Soyinka: Death and the King’s Horseman
  39. Maria Irene Fornes: Fefu and Her Friends
  40. Aeschylus: The Oresteia
  41. Bertolt Brecht: Man is Man
  42. Henrik Ibsen: A Doll’s House
  43. Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge: “The Heat Bird”, “Nest”

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