A personal literary canon in 100 x 100 px, black & white icons. Work in slooow progress (started 2016).

Hover over the icon to see the book title.

Icons done

Åsne Seierstad. One of Us - 2015

Ali Smith. how to be both - 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

Frank Herbert. Dune - 1965

Saul Bellow. Herzog (1964)

Hannah Arendt. Eichmann in Jerusalem - 1963

Günther Grass. Dog Years (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

Grace Paley. Short Stories (1959–1985)

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

Franz Kafka. The Trial (1915, published 1925)

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