99 books

A personal literary canon in 100 x 100 px, black & white icons.

Work in progress

Icons done

Åsne Seierstad. One of Us - 2015 Maylis de Kerangal. Birth of a Bridge - 2010 Siddhartha Mukherjee. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer - 2010 Tony Judt. The Memory Chalet - 2010 China Miéville. The City & the City - 2009 Christine Brooke-Rose. Life, End of - 2006 Tony Judt. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 - 2005 J.G. Ballard. Millenium People - 2003 Per Petterson. Out Stealing Horses - 2003 Jean Hatzfeld. Life Laid Bare - 2000 and Machete Season - 2003 François Bon. Paysage fer - 2000 Legs McNeill and Gillian McCain. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk - 1997 Orhan Pamuk. The Black Book - 1990 Jacques Roubaud. Quelque chose noir - 1986 Thomas Bernhard. Old Masters, a Comedy - 1985 Pierre Hadot. Philosophy as a Way of Life - 1981 Howard Zinn. A People’s History of the United States - 1980 Georges Perec. Life a User’s Manual - 1978 Carlo Ginzburg. The Cheese and the Worms : the cosmos of a sixteenth-century miller - 1976 Joe Haldeman. The Forever War - 1974 John Berger. G. - 1972 Varlam Shalamov. Kolyma Tales - 1966 Italo Calvino. Cosmicomics - 1965 Hannah Arendt. Eichmann in Jerusalem - 1963 Giorgio Bassani. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis - 1962 Stanisław Lem. Solaris - 1961 Raymond Queneau. Hundred Thousand Billion Poems - 1961 Georges Perros. Papiers collés - 1961–1978 Vasily Grossman. Life and Fate - 1959 Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. The Leopard - 1958 Witold Gombrowicz. Diary - 1957–66 Naguib Mahfouz. The Cairo Trilogy - 1956–57 Vladimir Nabokov. Lolita - 1955 Ludwig Wittgenstein † 1951 - body of work André Gide. Journal - 1950 Henry Miller. The Rosy Crucifixion - 1949–59 Primo Levi. If This is a Man - 1947 Albert Camus. The Plague - 1947 Victor Klemperer. LTI, Lingua Tertii Imperii : a philologist’s notebook - 1947 Marc Bloch. Strange Defeat - 1940, published 1946 Witold Gombrowicz. Ferdydurke - 1937 Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Journey to the End of the Night - 1932 Robert Musil. The Man Without Qualities - 1930–43 Yevgeny Zamyatin. We - 1924 James Joyce. Ulysses - 1922 Karl Kraus. The Last Days of Mankind - 1922 André Breton and Philippe Soupault. The Magnetic Fields - 1920 Natsume Sōseki. Botchan - 1906 Joseph Conrad. Heart of Darkness (1899) Arthur Rimbaud. Poésies complètes. c. 1869–1873 Lewis Carroll. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) Charles Baudelaire. Les fleurs du mal (1857) Gustave Flaubert. Madame Bovary (1856) Herman Melville. Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (1853) Karl Marx. The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis-Napoléon (1852) Stendhal. Le Rouge et le Noir (1830) Grimm Brothers. Children’s and Household Tales (1812) Samuel Pepys. Diaries (1660–1669) Shakespeare. Complete Works - 1623 Michel de Montaigne. Essais (1580–1592) Miguel de Cervantes. Don Quixote (1605–1615) Rabelais. La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel - 1532–64 Niccolò Machiavelli. The Prince (1532) Reynard (12th-13th c.) Boethius. The Consolation of Philosophy - 524 Marcus Aurelius. Meditations (2d c. AC) Aristotle. On the Soul - 4th c. BC Euripides. Medea - 431 BC Homer. Iliad (c. 800 BC) Homer. Odyssey (c. 800 BC)

ToDo

  1. Ali Smith. how to be both (2015)
  2. David Peace. Occupied City (2009)
  3. Christine Brooke-Rose. Invisible author : last essays (2002)
  4. Saadallah Wannous. Une mort éphémère (2001)
  5. Jacques Roubaud. Le grand incendie de Londres (1989–2008)
  6. Ken Saro-Wiwa. Sozaboy (1986)
  7. Cormac McCarthy. Blood Meridian (1985)
  8. Art Spiegelman. Maus (1980)
  9. George Oppen. Complete Poems (1975)
  10. Frank Herbert. Dune (1965)
  11. Saul Bellow. Herzog (1964)
  12. Günther Grass. Dog Years (1963)
  13. Eric Hobsbawm. The Age of Revolution | Capital | Empire (1962–1987)
  14. Grace Paley. Short Stories (1959–1985)
  15. Günther Anders. L’obsolescence de l’homme (1957–1990)
  16. Hannah Arendt. The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951)
  17. Hans Fallada. Every Man Dies Alone (1947)
  18. Mikhael Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita (1940, published 1973)
  19. Karl Kraus. The Third Walpurgis Night (1933)
  20. George Orwell’s Essays (193~-1950)
  21. John Dos Passos. Manhattan Transfer (1925)
  22. Franz Kafka. The Trial (1915, published 1925)
  23. Leo Tolstoy. Anna Karenina (1878)
  24. Alexis de Tocqueville. De la démocratie en Amérique (1835–40)
  25. Laurence Sterne. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759–67)
  26. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature (1740)
  27. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver’s Travels (1726)
  28. The letters of Abelard and Héloïse (c. 1150)
  29. Juvenal. Satires (1st c. AC)
  30. Plato. Dialogues (5th/4th c. BC)