99 Books

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

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Åsne Seierstad. One of Us - 2015
Åsne Seierstad. One of Us - 2015
Ali Smith. how to be both - 2015
Ali Smith. how to be both - 2015
Maylis de Kerangal. Birth of a Bridge - 2010
Maylis de Kerangal. Birth of a Bridge - 2010
Siddhartha Mukherjee. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer - 2010
Siddhartha Mukherjee. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer - 2010
Tony Judt. The Memory Chalet - 2010
Tony Judt. The Memory Chalet - 2010
China Miéville. The City & the City - 2009
China Miéville. The City & the City - 2009
Christine Brooke-Rose. Life, End of - 2006
Christine Brooke-Rose. Life, End of - 2006
Tony Judt. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 - 2005
Tony Judt. Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 - 2005
J.G. Ballard. Millenium People - 2003
J.G. Ballard. Millenium People - 2003
Per Petterson. Out Stealing Horses - 2003
Per Petterson. Out Stealing Horses - 2003
Jean Hatzfeld. Life Laid Bare - 2000 and Machete Season - 2003
Jean Hatzfeld. Life Laid Bare - 2000 and Machete Season - 2003
François Bon. Paysage fer - 2000
François Bon. Paysage fer - 2000
Legs McNeill and Gillian McCain. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk - 1997
Legs McNeill and Gillian McCain. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk - 1997
Orhan Pamuk. The Black Book - 1990
Orhan Pamuk. The Black Book - 1990
Jacques Roubaud. Quelque chose noir - 1986
Jacques Roubaud. Quelque chose noir - 1986
Thomas Bernhard. Old Masters, a Comedy - 1985
Thomas Bernhard. Old Masters, a Comedy - 1985
Pierre Hadot. Philosophy as a Way of Life - 1981
Pierre Hadot. Philosophy as a Way of Life - 1981
Howard Zinn. A People’s History of the United States - 1980
Howard Zinn. A People’s History of the United States - 1980
Georges Perec. Life a User’s Manual - 1978
Georges Perec. Life a User’s Manual - 1978
Carlo Ginzburg. The Cheese and the Worms : the cosmos of a sixteenth-century miller - 1976
Carlo Ginzburg. The Cheese and the Worms : the cosmos of a sixteenth-century miller - 1976
Joe Haldeman. The Forever War - 1974
Joe Haldeman. The Forever War - 1974
John Berger. G. - 1972
John Berger. G. - 1972
Varlam Shalamov. Kolyma Tales - 1966
Varlam Shalamov. Kolyma Tales - 1966
Italo Calvino. Cosmicomics - 1965
Italo Calvino. Cosmicomics - 1965
Frank Herbert. Dune - 1965
Frank Herbert. Dune - 1965
Saul Bellow. Herzog (1964)
Saul Bellow. Herzog (1964)
Hannah Arendt. Eichmann in Jerusalem - 1963
Hannah Arendt. Eichmann in Jerusalem - 1963
Giorgio Bassani. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis - 1962
Giorgio Bassani. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis - 1962
Stanisław Lem. Solaris - 1961
Stanisław Lem. Solaris - 1961
Raymond Queneau. Hundred Thousand Billion Poems - 1961
Raymond Queneau. Hundred Thousand Billion Poems - 1961
Georges Perros. Papiers collés - 1961–1978
Georges Perros. Papiers collés - 1961–1978
Grace Paley. Short Stories (1959–1985)
Grace Paley. Short Stories (1959–1985)
Vasily Grossman. Life and Fate - 1959
Vasily Grossman. Life and Fate - 1959
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. The Leopard - 1958
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. The Leopard - 1958
Witold Gombrowicz. Diary - 1957–66
Witold Gombrowicz. Diary - 1957–66
Naguib Mahfouz. The Cairo Trilogy - 1956–57
Naguib Mahfouz. The Cairo Trilogy - 1956–57
Vladimir Nabokov. Lolita - 1955
Vladimir Nabokov. Lolita - 1955
Ludwig Wittgenstein † 1951 - body of work
Ludwig Wittgenstein † 1951 - body of work
André Gide. Journal - 1950
André Gide. Journal - 1950
Henry Miller. The Rosy Crucifixion - 1949–59
Henry Miller. The Rosy Crucifixion - 1949–59
Primo Levi. If This is a Man - 1947
Primo Levi. If This is a Man - 1947
Albert Camus. The Plague - 1947
Albert Camus. The Plague - 1947
Victor Klemperer. LTI, Lingua Tertii Imperii : a philologist’s notebook - 1947
Victor Klemperer. LTI, Lingua Tertii Imperii : a philologist’s notebook - 1947
Marc Bloch. Strange Defeat - 1940, published 1946
Marc Bloch. Strange Defeat - 1940, published 1946
Witold Gombrowicz. Ferdydurke - 1937
Witold Gombrowicz. Ferdydurke - 1937
Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Journey to the End of the Night - 1932
Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Journey to the End of the Night - 1932
Robert Musil. The Man Without Qualities - 1930–43
Robert Musil. The Man Without Qualities - 1930–43
Yevgeny Zamyatin. We - 1924
Yevgeny Zamyatin. We - 1924
James Joyce. Ulysses - 1922
James Joyce. Ulysses - 1922
Karl Kraus. The Last Days of Mankind - 1922
Karl Kraus. The Last Days of Mankind - 1922
André Breton and Philippe Soupault. The Magnetic Fields - 1920
André Breton and Philippe Soupault. The Magnetic Fields - 1920
Franz Kafka. The Trial (1915, published 1925)
Franz Kafka. The Trial (1915, published 1925)
Natsume Sōseki. Botchan - 1906
Natsume Sōseki. Botchan - 1906
Joseph Conrad. Heart of Darkness (1899)
Joseph Conrad. Heart of Darkness (1899)
Arthur Rimbaud. Poésies complètes. c. 1869–1873
Arthur Rimbaud. Poésies complètes. c. 1869–1873
Lewis Carroll. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Lewis Carroll. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Charles Baudelaire. Les fleurs du mal (1857)
Charles Baudelaire. Les fleurs du mal (1857)
Gustave Flaubert. Madame Bovary (1856)
Gustave Flaubert. Madame Bovary (1856)
Herman Melville. Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (1853)
Herman Melville. Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (1853)
Karl Marx. The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis-Napoléon (1852)
Karl Marx. The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis-Napoléon (1852)
Stendhal. Le Rouge et le Noir (1830)
Stendhal. Le Rouge et le Noir (1830)
Grimm Brothers. Children’s and Household Tales (1812)
Grimm Brothers. Children’s and Household Tales (1812)
Samuel Pepys. Diaries (1660–1669)
Samuel Pepys. Diaries (1660–1669)
Shakespeare. Complete Works - 1623
Shakespeare. Complete Works - 1623
Michel de Montaigne. Essais (1580–1592)
Michel de Montaigne. Essais (1580–1592)
Miguel de Cervantes. Don Quixote (1605–1615)
Miguel de Cervantes. Don Quixote (1605–1615)
Rabelais. La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel - 1532–64
Rabelais. La vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel - 1532–64
Niccolò Machiavelli. The Prince (1532)
Niccolò Machiavelli. The Prince (1532)
Reynard (12th-13th c.)
Reynard (12th-13th c.)
Boethius. The Consolation of Philosophy - 524
Boethius. The Consolation of Philosophy - 524
Marcus Aurelius. Meditations (2d c. AC)
Marcus Aurelius. Meditations (2d c. AC)
Aristotle. On the Soul - 4th c. BC
Aristotle. On the Soul - 4th c. BC
Euripides. Medea - 431 BC
Euripides. Medea - 431 BC
Homer. Iliad (c. 800 BC)
Homer. Iliad (c. 800 BC)
Homer. Odyssey (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. Günther Grass. Dog Years (1963)
  9. Eric Hobsbawm. The Age of Revolution | Capital | Empire (1962–1987)
  10. Günther Anders. L’obsolescence de l’homme (1957–1990)
  11. Hannah Arendt. The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951)
  12. Hans Fallada. Every Man Dies Alone (1947)
  13. Mikhael Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita (1940, published 1973)
  14. Karl Kraus. The Third Walpurgis Night (1933)
  15. George Orwell’s Essays (193~-1950)
  16. John Dos Passos. Manhattan Transfer (1925)
  17. Leo Tolstoy. Anna Karenina (1878)
  18. Alexis de Tocqueville. De la démocratie en Amérique (1835–40)
  19. Laurence Sterne. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759–67)
  20. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature (1740)
  21. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver’s Travels (1726)
  22. The letters of Abelard and Héloïse (c. 1150)
  23. Juvenal. Satires (1st c. AC)
  24. Plato. Dialogues (5th/4th c. BC)