The Complete List

This is the list of all the books I’ve read or plan to read for this project, in the order I’m planning to read them. I’ve tried to make it a little bit more navigable by breaking it into geographical regions (click on the name of the region to jump to that part of the list).


Australia and Oceania

Australia

  1. For the Term of His Natural Life, Marcus Clarke, 1874 (3 stars)
  2. The Man From Snowy River, Banjo Paterson, 1890 (3 stars)
  3. Australian Legendary Tales, K. Langloh Parker, 1895 (2 stars)
  4. While the Billy Boils, Henry Lawson, 1896 (4.5 stars)
  5. My Brilliant Career, Miles Franklin, 1901 (4 stars)
  6. Such is Life, Joseph Furphy, 1903 (3 stars)
  7. My Country, Dorothea Mackellar, 1908 (3 stars)
  8. Oceanic Mythology, Roland Dixon, 1916 (Australia Section) (1 star)
  9. The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, Henry Handel Richardson, 1930 (2.5 stars)
  10. The Harp in the South, Ruth Park, 1948 (3 stars)
  11. The Shiralee, D’Arcy Niland, 1955 (2.5 stars)
  12. Voss, Patrick White, 1957 (5 stars)
  13. My Brother Jack, George Johnston, 1964 (4.5 stars)
  14. Picnic at Hanging Rock, Joan Lindsay, 1967 (4 stars)
  15. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough, 1977 (1 star)
  16. Schindler’s Ark, Thomas Keneally, 1982 (3.5 stars)
  17. My Place, Sally Morgan, 1987 (3 stars)
  18. Oscar and Lucinda, Peter Carey, 1988 (3 stars)
  19. The Great World, David Malouf, 1990 (3 stars)
  20. Cloudstreet, Tim Winton, 1991 (4.5 stars)
  21. Tomorrow, When the War Began, John Marsden, 1993 (2 stars)
  22. Death of a River Guide, Richard Flanagan, 1994 (3.5 stars)
  23. The Shark Net, Robert Drewe, 2000 (2.5 stars)
  24. Carpentaria, Alexis Wright, 2006 (5 stars)

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New Zealand

  1. Polynesian Mythology, Sir George Gray, 1854 (2 stars)
  2. Oceanic Mythology, Roland Dixon, 1916 (Polynesia section) (1 star)
  3. The Garden Party and Other Stories, Katherine Mansfield, 1922 (4 stars)
  4. Maori Girl, Noel Hilliard, 1960 (2 stars)
  5. Faces in the Water, Janet Frame, 1961 (4 stars)
  6. Plumb, Maurice Gee, 1978 (3.5 stars)
  7. The Bone People, Keri Hulme, 1984 (5 stars)
  8. The Whale Rider, Witi Ihimaera, 1987 (5 stars)
  9. Once Were Warriors, Alan Duff, 1990 (4 stars)
  10. Tu, Patricia Grace, 2004 (4 stars)
  11. The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton, 2013 (4.5 stars)

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French Polynesia

  1. Les Immémoriaux (A Lapse of Memory), Victor Segalen, 1907 (3 stars)
  2. L’Île des rêves écrasés (The Island of Shattered Dreams), Chantal Spitz, 1991 (3 stars)
  3. Frangipani, Célestine Hitiura Vaite, 2004 (3.5 stars)
  4. Vārua Tupu: New Writing From French Polynesia, Frank Stewart, Kareva Mateata-Allain, and Alexander Dale Mawyer, eds., 2006 (3 stars)

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Cook Islands

  1. The Island of Desire, Robert Dean Frisbie, 1944 (3 stars)
  2. Doctor to the Islands, Tom and Lydia Davis, 1954 (2.5 stars)
  3. The Frisbies of the South Seas, Johnny Frisbie, 1959 (2 stars)
  4. An Island to Oneself, Tom Neale, 1966 (2.5 stars)
  5. Lali: A Pacific Anthology, Albert Wendt, ed., 1980 (3 stars)
  6. Dreams of a Rainbow, Kauraka Kauraka, 1986 (3 stars)
  7. The Frigate Bird, Alistair Campbell, 1989 (4 stars)

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Pitcairn Islands

  1. Fragile Paradise, Glynn Christian, 1982 (2 stars)

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Tonga

  1. An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands, William Mariner, 1817 (2 stars)
  2. Lali: A Pacific Anthology, Albert Wendt, ed., 1980 (3 stars)
  3. Kakala, Konai Helu Thaman, 1993 [did not read]
  4. Tales of the Tikongs, Epeli Hau’ofa, 1994 (3 stars)

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Samoa

  1. Leaves of the Banyan Tree, Albert Wendt, 1979 (3.5 stars)
  2. Lali: A Pacific Anthology, Albert Wendt, 1980 (3 stars)
  3. Where We Once Belonged, Sia Figiel, 1997 (4 stars)
  4. Telesa: The Covenant Keeper, Lani Wendt Young, 2011 (3 stars)
  5. The Challenge, Ruperake Petaia, 2011 (1 star)

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Tuvalu

  1. Songs of Tuvalu, Gerd Koch, 2000 [did not read]
  2. Where the Hell is Tuvalu?, Philip Els, 2002 (3 stars)

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Fiji

  1. Lali: A Pacific Anthology, Albert Wendt, 1980 (3 stars)
  2. The Wounded Sea, Satendra Nandan, 1991 (2.5 stars)
  3. Last Virgin in Paradise, Vilsoni Hereniko, 1993 (3 stars)
  4. Moving Through the Streets, Joseph Veramo, 1994 (1.5 stars)
    1. or The Black Messiah, 1989 [did not read]
  5. Kava in the Blood, Peter Thomson, 1999 (2.5 stars)
  6. Diaspora and the Difficult Art of Dying, Sudesh Mishra, 2002 (4.5 stars)

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New Caledonia

  1. Tout est peut-être inutile, Jean Mariotti, 1998 [did not read]
    1. Replaced with Les Contes de Poindi, Jean Mariotti, 1942 (4 stars)
  2. Où est le droit?, Pierre Gope, 2003 [did not read]
  3. The Kanak Apple Season, Déwé Gorodé, 2005 (3.5 stars)
  4. Nights of Storytelling, Raylene L. Ramsay, 2011 (3 stars)
  5. On refait pas l’histoire, Bernard Berger, 2012 [did not read]

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Vanuatu

  1. Lali: A Pacific Anthology, Albert Wendt, ed., 1980 (3 stars)
  2. Black Stone, Grace Mera Molisa, 1983 [read some, not all]
  3. The Story of the Eel and Other Stories, various, 2004 [read title story, no others]

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Solomon Islands

  1. Lali: A Pacific Anthology, Albert Wendt, ed., 1980 (3 stars)
  2. Civilized Girl, Jully Makini, 1981 [read title poem, no others]
  3. The Alternative, John Selwyn Saunana, 1982 (1.5 stars)
  4. Suremada: Faces from a Solomon Island Village, Rexford T. Orotaloa, 1989 (1.5 stars)
  5. Custom Stories from Choiseul, Colin Rugebatu, 1995 (2 stars)
  6. Raetemaot: Creative Writing from Solomon Islands, Julian Maka’a, 1996 (2 stars)
  7. Givers of Wisdom, Labourers Without Gain, Alice Aruhe’eta Pollard, 2000 [did not read]
  8. Cruising Through the Reverie, John Selwyn Saunana, 2011 [replaced with #3, The Alternative]
  9. Is Anyone Out There?, Julian Maka’a, 2012 [did not read]

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Papua New Guinea

  1. Kiki: Ten Thousand Years in a Lifetime, Albert Maori Kiki, 1968 (3 stars)
  2. Words of Paradise: Poetry of Papua New Guinea, Ulli Beier, ed, 1972 (3.5 stars)
  3. When the Moon Was Big, and Other Legends From New Guinea, Ulli Beier, 1972 (3.5 stars)
  4. The Crocodile, Vincent Eri, 1970 (3 stars)
  5. Maiba, Russel Soaba, 1979 [abandoned after 30 pages]
  6. Voices of Independence: New Black Writing from Papua New Guinea, Ulli Beier, 1980 (3 stars)
  7. Lali: A Pacific Anthology, Albert Wendt, ed., 1980 (3 stars)
  8. Which Way, Big Man? and Five Other Plays, Nora Vagi Brash, 1996 (2.5 stars)
  9. Reluctant Flame, John Kasaipwalova, 2011 [did not read]

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Nauru

  1. Oceanic Mythology, Roland Dixon, 1916 (Micronesia section) [did not read]
  2. Legends, Traditions, and Tales of Nauru, Timothy Detudamo, 2008 (3 stars)

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Kiribati

  1. A Pattern of Islands, Arthur Grimble, 1952 (3 stars)
  2. Lali: A Pacific Anthology, Albert Wendt, ed., 1980 (3 stars)
  3. Last Virgin in Paradise, Vilsoni Hereniko, 1993 (3 stars)
  4. The Sex Lives of Cannibals, J. Maarten Troost, 2003 [did not read]

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Marshall Islands

  1. Meļaļ: A Novel of the Pacific, Robert Barclay, 2002 (4.5 stars)
  2. Marshall Islands Legends and Stories, Daniel A. Kelin, 2003 [did not read]

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Federated States of Micronesia

  1. The Book of Luelen, Luelen Bernart, before 1946 (3 stars)
  2. His Majesty O’Keefe, Lawrence Klingman, 1950 [did not read]
  3. My Urohs, Emelihter Kihleng, 2008 (4 stars)

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Guam

  1. Chamorro Legends on the Island of Guam, Mavis Warner Van Peenen, 2010 (3 stars)

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Palau

  1. Words of the Lagoon: Fishing and Marine Lore in the Palau District of Micronesia, R.E. Johannes, 1981 (3.5 stars)

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Southeast Asia

East Timor

  1. Funu: the Unfinished Saga of East Timor, Jose Ramos Horta, 1987
  2. The Crossing: A Story of East Timor (Cronica de uma Travessia), Luís Cardoso, 1997
  3. Andanças de Um Timorense, Ponte Pedrinha, 1998
  4. Timor Lives!: Speeches of Freedom and Independence, Xanana Gusmão, 2005
  5. Beloved Land, Gordon Peake, 2013

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Indonesia

  1. Desawarnana, Mpu Prapanca, 1359
  2. Blossoms of Longing: Ancient Verses of Love and Lament from the Old Javanese, Mpu Kanwa & Mpu Tanakung, 1998
  3. Max Havelaar: Or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company, Multatuli, 1820
  4. Oceanic Mythology, Roland Dixon, 1916 (Indonesia section)
  5. Azab dan Sengsara (Pain and Suffering), Merari Siregar, 1920
  6. Sitti Nurbaya: A Love Unrealized, Marah Rusli (or Roesli), 1922
  7. The Black Lake, Hella Haasse, 1948
  8. The Ten Thousand Things, Maria Dermoût, 1955
  9. This Earth of Mankind, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, 1975
  10. Saman, Ayu Utami, 1998
  11. The Rainbow Troops, Andrea Hirata, 2005
  12. The Birth of I La Galigo, Mohamad Salim, John H. McGlynn, Sapardi Djoko Damono, 2005
  13. Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation, Elizabeth Pisani, 2014

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Philippines

  1. Darangen (ancient epic)
  2. Ibong Adarna, anon. (18th epic)
  3. Florante at Laura, Francisco Balagtas, 1861
  4. Cuentos Filipinos, Jose Montero y Vidal, (Renan Prado, trans.), 1883
  5. Nínay, Pedro Alejandro Paterno, 1885
  6. Noli Me Tangere, José Rizal, 1887
  7. The Estrella D. Alfon Anthology, Estrella Alfon, 20th c.
  8. Solo Entre Las Sombras (Shadow and Solitude), Claro M. Recto, 20th c.
  9. Banaag at Sikat, Lope K. Santos, 1906
  10. America is in the Heart, Carlos Bulosan, 1946
  11. The Bamboo Dancers, V.M. Gonzalez, 1959
  12. The Woman Who Had Two Navels, Nick Joaquin, 1961
  13. To Be Free, Edilberto K. Tiempo, 1972
  14. A Wilderness of Sweets, Gilda Cordero-Fernando, 1973
  15. Scent of Apples, Bienvenido N. Santos, 1979
  16. Dusk, F. Sionil José, 1984
  17. Awaiting Trespass, Linda Ty-Casper, 1985
  18. Looking Back, Ambeth R. Ocampo, 1990
  19. When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, 1994
  20. The Mats, Francisco Arcellana, 1995
  21. The Last Time I Saw Mother, Arlene J. Chai, 1996
  22. Nagueños, Carlos Ojeda Aureus, 1997
  23. Happy Endings, Luis Joaquin M Katigbak, 2000
  24. Hinilawod: Adventures of Humadapnon, F. Landa Jocano, 2000
  25. The Anchored Angel, Jose Garcia Villa, 2000

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Brunei

  1. A Decade in Borneo, Ada Pryer, 1894,
  2. Dusun Folktales: A collection of Eighty-Eight Folktales in the Dusun Language of Brunei with English Translations, Eva Maria Kershaw, 1994
  3. Time and the River: Brunei Darussalam 1947-2000, Mohamed Bolkiah, 2000
  4. The Forlorn Adventure, Amir Falique, 2013

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Malaysia

  1. Sejarah Melayu (Malay Annals), Tun Seri Lenang, 1612
  2. Hikayat Abdullah, Munsyi Abdullah, 1854
  3. Salina, A. Samad Said, 1961
  4. No Harvest But a Thorn, Shahnon Ahmad, 1966
  5. Sandera, Arena Wati, 1971
  6. The Last Days of an Artist, Anwar Ridhwan, 1979, trans. Harry Aveling, 1982
  7. Selected Plays by Usmun Awang, Usmun Awang, 1995
  8. Interlock, Abdullah Hussain, 1996
  9. The Bondmaid, Catherine Lim, 1997
  10. The Rice Mother, Rani Manicka, 2002
  11. The Harmony Silk Factory, Tash Aw, 2005
  12. The Gift of Rain, Twan Eng Tan, 2007
  13. Evening Is the Whole Day, Preeta Samarasan, 2008
  14. Huzir Sulaiman: Collected Plays, Huzir Sulaiman, 2013
  15. The Ghost Bride, Yangsze Choo, 2013

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 Singapore

  1. Hikayat Abdullah, Munsyi Abdullah, 1845
  2. The Shrimp People, Rex Shelley, 1991
  3. Foreign Bodies, Hwee Hwee Tan, 1997
  4. The Bondmaid, Catherine Lim, 1997
  5. From Third World to First, Lee Kuan Yew, 2000
  6. Tilting Our Plates to Catch the Light, Cyril Wong, 2007
  7. The Lies the Build a Marriage, Suchen Lim, 2007
  8. Pedra Branca: The Road to the World Court, S. Jayakumar, 2009
  9. Boom, Jean Tay, 2009
  10. If We Dream Too Long, Goh Poh Seng, 2010
  11. Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going, Zuraidah Ibrahim, 2011
  12. Year of the Tiger, David Miller, 2012
  13. Fish Eats Lion, Jason Erik Lundberg, ed., 2012
  14. Aunty Lee’s Deadly Specials, Ovidia Yu, 2014

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Thailand

  1. Ramakien (Thai national epic)
  2. Thai Tales: Folktales from Thailand, Supaporn Vathanaprida, 1997
  3. The Story of Phra Abhai Mani, Sunthon Phu, 19th c.
  4. The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen, Muangsing Janchai, (old folk epic, written down in 1917, trans. 2010)
  5. Contes Populaires du Cambodge, du Laos, et du Siam, Auguste Pavie, 1903
  6. Letters from Thailand, Botan, 1970
  7. Life and Ritual in Old Siam: Three Studies of Thai Life and Customs, Phraya Anuman Rajadhon, 1979
  8. Monsoon Country, Pira Sudham, 1990
  9. Behind the Painting and Other Stories, Siburapha, 1990
  10. The Lioness in Bloom: Modern Thai Fiction About Women, Susan F. Kepner, ed., 1996
  11. Four Reigns, Kukrit Pramoj, 1998
  12. The Politician and Other Stories, Khamsing Srinawk, 2001
  13. Sightseeing, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, 2004
  14. Married to the Demon King, Susan Fulop Kepner (retelling), 2004
  15. The Brotherhood of Kaeng Khoi, Uthis Haemamool, 2009
  16. In Grandmother’s House: Thai Folklore, Traditions, and Rural Village Life, Sorasing Kaowai, 2011

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Cambodia

  1. Contes Populaire du Cambodge, du Laos, et du Siam, Auguste Pavie, 1903
  2. Reports from the Jungle of Kampuchea, Yang Mu, 1980s
  3. Stay Alive, My Son, Pin Yathay, 1987
  4. Cambodia’s Lament: A Selection of Cambodian Writing, George Chigas, 1991
  5. When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge, Chanrithy Him, 2000
  6. First They Killed My Father, Loung Ung, 2000
  7. The Road of Lost Innocence, Somaly Mam, 2005
  8. In the Shadow of the Banyan, Vaddey Ratner, 2010
  9. The Cambodian Version of the Ramayana, Kuoch Haksrea, 2013

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Vietnam

  1. The Tale of Kiều, Nguyễn Du, 1820
    1. Sanh Thông Huỳnh translation, blank verse with “scholarly annotations”, 1983
    2. Kim Vân Kiều, novelette form by Lê Xuân Thuy, 1960s
    3. Kiều, the Tale of a Beautiful and Talented Vietnamese Girl, trans. Michael Counsell, 1994
  2. Au royaume du million d’éléphants, Auguste Pavie, c. 1900
  3. Severance, Nhất Linh, 1936
  4. Dumb Luck, Vũ Trọng Phụng, 1936
  5. The Light of the Capital: Three Modern Vietnamese Classics, Tam Lang, Vũ Trọng Phụng, Nguyen Hong, 1996 (stories from 1930s)
  6. The Adventures of a Cricket, Tô Hoài, 1941
  7. Past Continuous, Nguyễn Khải, 1984
  8. Paradise of the Blind, Dương Thu Hương, 1988
  9. The Stars, The Earth, The River, Lê Minh Khuê, 1997
  10. The Sacred Willow: Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family, Duong Van Mai Elliott, 1999
  11. The Tapestries, Kien Nguyen, 2002,
  12. Crossing the River, Nguyễn Thiếp, 2002
  13. I Love Yous Are for White People, Lac Su, 2009

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Laos

  1. Au royaume du million d’éléphants: Exploration du Laos et du Tonkin, 1887-1895, August Pavie, 1895
  2. Contes Populaires du Cambodge, du Laos, et du Siam, Auguste Pavie, 1903
  3. Mother’s Beloved: Stories from Laos, Outhine Bounyavong, 1999
  4. Another Quiet American: Stories from Laos, Brett Dakin, 2003

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Myanmar

  1. The Glass Palace Chronicle of the Kings of Burma (Hmannan Yazawin), Pe Maung Tin & Gordon H. Luce (trans.), 19thc.
  2. Burmese Days, George Orwell, 1934
  3. Wartime in Burma: A Diary, January to June 1942, Muang Wa Theippan, 2009
  4. Burmese Folk Tales, Htin Aung, 1948
  5. The Caged Ones, Ludu U Hla, 1958
  6. The Thirteen Carat Diamond and Other Stories, Khin Myo Chit, 1969
  7. Burmese History Before 1287: A Defence of the Chronicles, Htin Aung, 1970
  8. Folktales of Burma, Ludu U Hla, 1972
  9. U Nu, Saturday’s Son, U Nu, 1975
  10. Not Out of Hate: A Novel of Burma, Ma Ma Lay, 1991
  11. Letters From Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi, 1995
  12. From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey, Pascal Khoo Thwe, 2002
  13. The River of Lost Footsteps: Histories of Burma, Thant Myint-U, 2006
  14. Smile As They Bow, Nu Nu Yi, 2008

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East Asia

Macau

  1. Poéma Na Língu Maquista, José dos Santos Ferreira, 1992
  2. The Bewitching Braid, Henrique de Senna Fernandes, 2004

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Hong Kong

  1. Farewell My Concubine, Lilian Lee, 1985
  2. Tête Bêche, Liu Yichang, 1991
  3. Marvels of a Floating City, Xi Xi, 1997
  4. The Piano Teacher, Janice Y.K. Lee, 2008
  5. The Wardens of Punyu, D.L. King, 2011

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Taiwan

  1. The Execution of Mayor Yin and Other Stories from the Great Proletariat Cultural Revolution, Chen Ruoxi, 1978
  2. The Drowning of an Old Cat, and Other Stories, Chunming Huang, 1980
  3. A Thousand Moons on a Thousand Rivers, Hsiao Li-Hung, 1981
  4. Crystal Boys, Pai Hsien-yung, 1983
  5. The Ugly Chinaman and the Crisis of Chinese Culture, Bo Yang, 1985
  6. No Trace of the Gardener, Yang Mu, 1998
  7. Orphan of Asia, Zhuoliu Wu, 2005
  8. Reports from the Jungle of Kampuchea, Yang Mu, 2010 [also listed under Cambodia]

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Japan

  1. The Kojiki: Records of Ancient Matters, Ō no Yasumaro, 712
  2. The Nihon Shoki (or Nihongi), Anon., W.G. Aston trans., 720
  3. The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, Anon., Donald Keene trans, 900
  4. The Tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu, 1008
  5. Tales of Days Gone By: A Selection from Konjaku Monogatari-shu, Anon., (Charles De Wolf, trans.) 794-1185
    • Could also try Tales of Times Now Past: Sixty-Two Stories from a Medieval Japanese Collection, Marian Ury trans., 1985
  6. Hojoki: Visions of a Torn World, Kamo no Chōmei, 12th
  7. Heike Mongatari/The Tale of Heike, Anon., 1371
  8. Five Women Who Loved Love: Amorous Tales from 17th Century Japan, Saikaku Ihara, 1686
  9. The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Matsuo Bashō, 1689
  10. Tales of Moonlight and Rain, Ueda Akinari, 1776
  11. Shank’s Mare, Ikku Jippensha, 1802
  12. Anthology of Japanese Literature, From the Earliest Era to the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Donald Keene, 1955
  13. I Am a Cat, Sōseki Natsume, 1905
  14. Kokoro, Sōseki Natsume, 1914
  15. Some Prefer Nettles, Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, 1928
  16. The Cannery Boat and Other Japanese Short Stories, Takiji Kobayashi, 1929
  17. A Flock of Swirling Crows and Other Proletarian Writings, Denji Kuroshima, 2005 (written pre-1943)
  18. The Makioka Sisters, Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, 1943
  19. The Sound of the Mountain, Yasunari Kawabata, 1949
  20. Fires on the Plain, Shōhei Ōoka, 1951
  21. The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Yukio Mishima, 1956
  22. A Dark Night’s Passing, Naoya Shiga, 1962
  23. The Woman in the Dunes, Kōbō Abe, 1962
  24. The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea, Yukio Mishima, 1963
  25. A Personal Matter, Kenzaburō Ōe, 1964
  26. Kitchen, Banana Yoshimoto, 1988
  27. Ring, Koji Suzuki, 1991
  28. Out, Natsuo Kirino, 1997
  29. Battle Royale, Kōshun Takami, 1999
  30. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Haruki Murakami, 2013

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North and South Korea

  1. An Introduction to Classical Korean Literature, Kichung Kim, 1996
  2. Hyangga, Oldest Korean Songs, Kim Unsong, 1988 (7th c.)
  3. Samguk Yusa: Legends and History of the Three Kingdoms of Ancient Korea, Ilyon, 2006
  4. Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven, James Hoyt, 1979 (15th c.)
  5. Kuunmong: The Cloud Dream of the Nine, Manjung Kim, 1689
  6. The Tale of Chun Hyang, Jae-Hyo Shin, Cho Ryong Chul, 2010 (17th-19thc.)
  7. Anthology of Korean Literature: From Early Times to Nineteenth Century, Peter H. Lee, 1981
  8. Three Generations, Yom Sang-seop, 1932
  9. From Wonso Pond, Kang Kyong-ai, prior to 1943
  10. Peace Under Heaven: Modern Korean Novel, Ch’Ae Man-Sik, 1992
  11. The Descendants of Cain, Hwang Sun-Won, 1997

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North Korea

  1. My Life and Faith, Ri In Mo, 1997
  2. The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag, Kang Chol-Hwan, 2001
  3. This is Paradise!: My North Korean Childhood, Hyok Kang, 2004
  4. Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader, Bradley K. Martin, 2004
  5. Literature from the “Axis of Evil”: Writing from Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Other Enemy Nations, Alane Mason, 2006
  6. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, Barbara Demick, 2009

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South Korea

  1. Land, Kyong-Ni Park, 1969
  2. I Have the Right to Destroy Myself, Young-Ha Kim, 1995
  3. My Sister, Bongsoon, Gong Ji-Young, 2006
  4. Please Look After Mom, Kyung-sook Shin, 2008

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Mongolia

  1. The Secret History of the Mongols, Igor de Rachewiltz, 13th c.
  2. Legend of Jangar, traditional epic
  3. Mongolian Folktales, Hilary Roe Metternich, 1996
  4. The Blue Sky, Galsan Tschinag, 2006
  5. The End of the Serüün Temple, Sengiin Erdene, 2009

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China

  1. The Art of War, Sun Tzu, 512 B.C.E. (Ames translation)
  2. Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu, 500 B.C.E.
  3. The Analects, Confucius, 400 B.C.E.
  4. Li Po and Tu Fu: Poems, Li Bai, 1973 (8th), $0.99
  5. Outlaws of the Marsh (also translated as The Water Margin), Shi Nai’an, 1370
  6. Three Kingdoms: Classic Novel in Four Volumes, Luo Guanzhong, 1522
  7. Journey to the West, Wu Cheng’en, 1592 (trans. Anthony C. Yu)
  8. Stories from a Ming Collection, Feng Menglong (trans. Cyril Birch), 1624
  9. Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio, Pu Songling, 1740
  10. Dream of the Red Chamber, Cao Xueqin, 1791
  11. Diary of a Madman and Other Stories, Lu Xun, 1918
  12. Rickshaw Boy, Lao She, 1936 (Howard Goldblatt trans.)
  13. Poems of Solitude, Jerome Chen, 1960
  14. The Butterfly and Other Stories, Meng Wang, 1983
  15. Red Sorghum, Mo Yan, 1987
  16. Soul Mountain, Gao Xingjian, 1989
  17. Please Don’t Call Me Human, Wang Shuo, 1989
  18. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, Jung Chang, 1991
  19. Waiting, Ha Jin, 1999
  20. Shanghai Baby, Weihui Zhou, 1999
  21. Candy, Mian Mian, 2000
  22. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Dai Sijie, 2000 (original: French, Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise)
  23. I Love Dollars and Other Stories of China, Wen Zhu, 2007
  24. Wang in Love and Bondage, Wang Xiaobo, 2007
  25. The Corpse Walker: Real Stories, China from the Bottom Up, Liao Yiwu, 2008
  26. Apologies Forthcoming, Xujun Eberlein, 2008
  27. The Fat Years, Chan Koonchung, 2009
  28. The Civil Servant’s Notebook: A Novel of China, Wang Xiaofang, 2012
  29. The Last Quarter of the Moon, Chi Zijian, 2013

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South Asia

Tibet

  1. The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Padmasambhava, 700
  2. Songs of Milarepa, Milarepa, 2003 (11th-12th c.)
  3. The Warrior Song of King Gesar, Douglas J. Penick, 1996 (12th c.)
  4. The Jewel Ornament of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings, Gampopa, 1100
  5. The Lotus-Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava, Yeshe Tsogyal, 1993 (12th c.)
  6. Sakya Kongma Series: Admission at Dharma’s Gate, Sonam Tsemo, 2014 (12th c.)
  7. Ordinary Wisdom: Sakya Pandita’s Treasury of Good Advice, Sakya Pandita, 2000 (13th c.)
  8. The Life and Revelations of Pema Lingpa, Padma Lingpa, 2003 (14th c.)
  9. The Splendor of an Autumn Moon: The Devotional Verse of Tsongkhapa, Tsongkhapa, 2001 (14th c.)
  10. Selected works of the Dalai Lama I: Bridging the sutras and tantras, Gendun Drub, 1982 (15th c.)
  11. The Blue Annals, Gö Lotsāwa Zhönnu Pel, 1478
  12. Three Visions: Fundamental Teachings of the Sakya Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub, 2002 (16th c.)
  13. Selected Works of the Dalai Lama II: Tantric Yogas of Sister Niguma, Dalai Lama II, 1985 (16th c.)
  14. The Moon of Wisdom: Chapter Six of Chandrakirti’s Entering the Middle Way with Commentary from the Eighth Karmapa Mikyo Dorje, Candrakirti and Mikyo Dorje, 2005 (6th and 16th c.)
  15. The Karmapa’s Middle Way: A Commentary of Chandrakirti’s Madhyamakavatara, Wangchuk Dorje, 2008 (16th c.)
  16. The Essence of Other-Emptiness, Taranatha, 2007 (17th c.)
  17. The Song of the Queen of Spring: A History of Tibet, Dalai Lama V., 2008 (17th c.)
  18. The Turquoise Bee: The Tantric Lovesongs of the Sixth Dalai Lama, Dalai Lama VI, 1993 (17th-18th c.)
  19. The Tale of the Incomparable Prince, Tshe Ring Dbang Rgyal, 1997 (17th c.)
  20. The Torch of Certainty, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, 1850
  21. A Clear Mirror, Dudjom Lingpa, 2011 (19th c.)
  22. White Lotus: An Explanation of the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava, Jamgön Mipham, 2007 (19th-20th c.)
  23. Grains of Gold: Tales of a Cosmopolitan Traveler, Gendün Chöphel, 2014 (1946)
  24. In the Forest of Faded Wisdom, Gendün Chöphel, 2009 (mid-20th)
  25. Treasury of Precious Qualities: Book One, Jigme Lingpa, 2011 (mid-20th)
  26. Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama, Dalai Lama XIV, 1990
  27. Red Poppies: A Novel of Tibet, Alai, 1998
  28. Selected Stories by Tashi Dawa, Tashi Dawa, 1999
  29. The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes, Jamyang Norbu, 1999
  30. Sorrow Mountain: The Journey of a Tibetan Warrior Nun, Ani Pachen, 2001
  31. The Rainbow Palace, Tenzin Choedrak, 2000
  32. Tibet: A Political History, Tsepon Wangchuk Deden Shakabpa, 2001
  33. Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet, Xinran, 2004
  34. The Lawudo Lama: Stories of Reincarnation from the Mount Everest Region, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, 2005
  35. Brilliant Moon, Dilgo Khyentse, 2008
  36. The Nine-Eyed Agate: Poems and Stories, Jangbu, 2010
  37. A Home in Tibet, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, 2013

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Bhutan

  1. The Divine Madman: The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley, Keith Dowman, 1982 (16th c.)
  2. The Circle of Karma, Kunzang Choden, 2005
  3. Within the Realm of Happiness, Kinley Dorju, 2008
  4. Married to Bhutan, Linda Leaming, 2011, $2.07
  5. Dear Seday: Letters from the Mountains, Ugyen Gyeltshen, 2013
  6. Escapades Awakenings, Doji Dhratyul, 2013

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Nepal

  1. Naso (The Ward), Guru Prasad Mainali, trans. Theodore Riccardi, 1964
  2. Nepali Vision, Nepali Dreams: The Poetry of Laxmiprasad Devkota, David Rubin, 1980
  3. Rulings of the Night: An Ethnography of Nepalese Shaman Oral Texts, Gregory G. Maskarinec, 1995
  4. Arresting God in Kathmandu, Samrat Upadhyay, 2001
  5. Faulty Glasses and Other Stories, Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, 2002
  6. Palpasa Café, Narayan Wagle, 2005
  7. Forget Kathmandu: An Elegy for Democracy, Manjushree Thapa, 2005
  8. Gorkas Imagined: Indra Bahadur Rai in Translation, Indra Bahadur Rai, 2009
  9. The Country is Yours: Contemporary Nepali Literature, Manjushree Thapa, 2009
  10. Space Cake Amsterdam, Yuyutsu RD Sharma, 2009

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Bangladesh

  1. Gitanjali, Rabindranath Tagore, 1910
  2. Devdas, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, 1917
  3. Kazi Nazrul Islam: Selected Works, Kazi Nazrul Islam, c. 1976
  4. The Complete Adventures of Feluda, Vol. 1, Satyajit Ray, 2000
  5. A Golden Age, Tahmima Anam, 2007

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Sri Lanka

  1. Mahavamsa, ancient epic
  2. Village Folk-Tales of Ceylon, Henry Parker, 1910 (three-volume set)
  3. Madol Doova, Martin Wikramasinghe, 1947
  4. Essential Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, up to 1947
  5. In Praise of Mount Samanta (Samantakutavannana), Vedeha Thera, 1986
  6. Meena, A. Simon De Silva, 1987
  7. The Jam Fruit Tree, Carl Muller, 1993
  8. Reef, Romesh Gunesekera, 1994
  9. Cinnamon Gardens, Shyam Selvadurai, 1998
  10. Anil’s Ghost, Michael Ondaatje, 2000
  11. The Hamilton Case, Michelle de Kretser, 2003
  12. Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew, Shehan Karunatilaka, 2010
  13. Tamil Tigress, Niromi de Soyza, 2011
  14. The Road from Elephant Pass, Nihal de Silva, 2011
  15. Metta (2011) or The House of Pirith (2012), Sunethra Rajakarunanayake
  16. Questions of Travel, Michelle de Kretser, 2012

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India

  1. The Rig Veda, Anon., 2000 BCE
  2. The Bhagavad Gita, Anon., 500 BCE
  3. Mahabharata, 9th BCE-4th c. CE
  4. Works by Kalidasa, c. 400
    1. The Recognition of Sakuntala, Kalidasa, c. 400
    2. The Loom of Time: A Selection of His Plays and Works, Kalidasa
  5. Panchatantra, Vishnu Sharma, 1925
  6. Yayati: A Classic Tale of Lust, Vishnu Sakharam Khandakar, 1978
  7. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie, 1981
  8. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth, 1993
  9. The Glassblower’s Breath, Sunetra Gupta, 1993
  10. The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy, 1997
  11. The Glass Palace, Amitav Ghosh, 2000
  12. Return to Earth, Shivarama Karanth, 2002
  13. The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai, 2005
  14. The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga, 2008
  15. 2 States: The Story of My Marriage, Chetan Bhagat, 2009

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Maldives

  1. Dhon Hiyala and Ali Fulhu, Abdullah Sadiq, 2004
  2. Radio Man and Kite Fighter (short stories), Ibrahim Waheed “Kalaavehi”, 2007
  3. Folk Tales of the Maldives, Xavier Romero-Frias, 2012

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Southern Africa

Seychelles

  1. Contes et poèmes des Seychelles, Antoine Abel, 1977
  2. Beyond the Reefs, William Travis, 1992

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Comoros

  1. Brûlante est ma terre, Abdou S. Baco, 1991
  2. Le sang de l’obéissance, Salim Hatubou, 1996
  3. Mon mari est plus qu’un fou: c’est un homme, Nassur Attoumani, 2006
  4. Une suite à Moroni Blues, Rémi Carayol, Soeuf Elbadawi, and Kamal’Eddine Saindou, 2007
  5. Le Kafir du Karthala, Mohamed Toihiri, 2011

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Mauritius

  1. Paul et Virginie, Jacques Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, 1787
  2. Desert, Jean-Marie G. le Clézio, 1966
  3. Sens Plastique, Malcolm de Chazal, 1979
  4. The Rape of Sita, Linsey Collen, 1995
  5. Flame Tree Lane, Dev Virahsawmy, 2012

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Madagascar

  1. Ibonia, ancient epic
  2. Traduit de la nuit, 1935 and Vieilles chansons des pays d’imerina et autres poèmes, Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, 1967
  3. Anthologie de la nouvelle poésie nègre et malgache, Léopold Sédar Senghor, 1948
  4. Les dieux malgaches, Jacques Rabemananjara, 1962
  5. Thrènes d’avant l’aurore: Madagascar, Jacques Rabemananjara, 1985
  6. Voices from Madagascar, Jacques Bourgeacq, 2002
  7. Nour, 1947, Jean-Luc Raharimanana, 2003
  8. Juillet au pays: chroniques d’un retour à Madagascar, Michèle Rakotoson, 2007

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South Africa

  1. The Religious System of the Amazulu, Henry Callaway, 1870
  2. Xhosa Folk-Lore, George McCall Theal, 1882
  3. The Story of an African Farm, Olive Schreiner, 1883
  4. South African Folk-Tales, James A. Honey, 1910
  5. Specimens of Bushman Folklore, W.H.I. Bleek, 1911
  6. Mhudi, Sol Plaatje, 1930
  7. Myths and Legends of the Bantu, Alice Werner, 1933
  8. Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton, 1940
  9. A Walk in the Night and Other Stories, Alex La Guma, 1962
  10. Dead Roots, Arther Nortje, 1973
  11. I Write What I Like: Selected Writings, Steve Biko, 1978
  12. A Dry White Season, André Brink, 1978
  13. Tsotsi, Athol Fugard, 1979
  14. Waiting for the Barbarians, J.M. Coetzee, 1980
  15. Mine Boy, Peter Abrahams, 1981
  16. July’s People, Nadine Gordimer, 1981
  17. “Master Harold”…and the boys, Athol Fugard, 1982
  18. The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist, Breyten Breytenbach, 1983
  19. The Life and Times of Michael K., J.M. Coetzee, 1983
  20. Circles in a Forest, Dalene Mathee, 1984
  21. The Marabi Dance, Modikwe Dikobe, 1984
  22. Mating Birds, Lewis Nkosi, 1986
  23. Fools and Other Stories, Njabulo S. Ndelebe, 1986
  24. To Every Birth Its Blood, Mongane Wally Serote, 1989
  25. Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela, 1990
  26. The Rainbow Flute: A Collection of Short Stories Translated from Indigenous Languages to Reflect the Spectrum of Black Experience in South Africa, Modison Salayedvwa Magagula, 1997
  27. Disgrace, J.M. Coetzee, 1999
  28. The Heart of Redness, Zakes Mda, 2000
  29. A Life in Full and Other Stories, The Caine Prize for African Writing, 2010

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Lesotho

  1. Chaka, Thomas Mofolo, 1925
  2. Traveller to the East, Thomas Mofolo, 1934
  3. Basali!: Stories by and about Women in Lesotho, K. Limakatso Kendall, 1995
  4. Singing Away the Hunger: The Autobiography of an African Woman, Mpho M’Atsepo Nthunya, 1996
  5. The Mountain School, Greg Alder, 2013

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Swaziland

  1. Swazi Fireside Tales, Phyllis Savory, 1972
  2. A History of Swaziland,S.M. Matsebula, 1976
  3. The Rainbow Flute: A Collection of Short Stories Translated from Indigenous Languages to Reflect the Spectrum of Black Experience in South Africa, Modison Salayedvwa Magagula, 1997
  4. Lilungelo Lakhe, Modison Salayedvwa Magagula, 2005
  5. Weeding the Flowerbeds, Sarah Mkhonza, 2009

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Mozambique

  1. Myths and Legends of the Bantu, Alice Werner
  2. Nós Matámos o Cão Tinhoso, Luís Bernardo Honwana, 1964
  3. Dumba Nengue, Run for Your Life, Lina Magaia, 1988
  4. Ualalapi, Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, 1991
  5. Sleepwalking Land, Mia Couto, 1992
  6. Karingana ua Karingana, José Craveirinha, 1995
  7. Neighbours: The Story of a Murder, Lília Momplé, 2001
  8. Niketche: A Story of Polygamy, Paulina Chiziane, 2002

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Zimbabwe

  1. The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing, 1962
  2. On Trial for My Country, Stanlake Samkange, 1967
  3. Waiting for the Rain, Charles Mungoshi, 1975
  4. The House of Hunger, Dambudzo Marechera, 1978
  5. The Non-Believer’s Journey, Stanley Nyamfukudza, 1981
  6. Nervous Conditions, Tsitsi Dangarembga, 1988
  7. Bones, Chenjerai Hove, 1988
  8. Harvest of Thorns, Shimmer Chinodya, 1989
  9. Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter, J. Nozipo Maraire, 1996
  10. Butterfly Burning, Yvonne Vera, 1998
  11. Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller, 2001
  12. Scribbling the Cat, Alexandra Fuller, 2004
    When a Crocodile Eats the Sun, Peter Godwin, 2006
  13. A Life in Full and Other Stories, The Caine Prize for African Writing, 2010

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Botswana

  1. When Rain Clouds Gather, Bessie Head, 1969
  2. Mating, Norman Rush, 1991
  3. The Lion Children, Angus McNeice et al., 2001
  4. The Screaming of the Innocent, Unity Dow, 2002
  5. Twenty Chickens for a Saddle, Robyn Scott, 2008
  6. Saturday is for Funerals, Unity Dow, 2010

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Namibia

  1. Born of the Sun, Joseph Diescho, 1988
  2. Never Follow the Wolf: The Autobiography of a Namibian Freedom Fighter, Helao Shityuwete, 1990
  3. The Purple Violet of Oshaantu, Neshani Andreas, 2001
  4. Drawing Water, Dorian Haarhoff, 2006

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Angola

  1. Luuanda, José Luandino Vieira, 1963
  2. Mayombe, Pepetela, 1983
  3. The Loves of Joao Vencio, José Luandino Vieira, 1991
  4. The Book of Chameleons, José Eduardo Agualusa, 2004
  5. Angola Beloved, T. Ernest Wilson, 2007

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Zambia

  1. Zambia Shall Be Free, Kenneth D. Kaunda, 1962
  2. Shaka Zulu, F.M. Mulikita, 1965
  3. The Tongue of the Dumb, Dominic Mulaisho, 1971
  4. Folktales from Zambia: Texts in Six African Languages and English, Dorothea Lehmann, 1983
  5. The Plague at My Door, Kekelwa Nyaywa, 1996
  6. Dawn Is Coming: The History of a Family Told from Information Collected, Timothy Holmes, 1997
  7. The Deadly Love Potion, Henry Kyambalesa, 1998
  8. Chisi: A Woman of Courage, Gabriel Ellison, 1998
  9. Half a Turn: the Mayhem of University Life, Sekelani S. Banda, 1999
  10. Night Whispers: A Collection of Short Stories from Zambia, Kenneth Kangende, 2000
  11. A Cowrie of Hope, Binwell Sinyangwe, 2000
  12. Tales from Kasama, Beatrice Bwalya Erlwanger, 2000
  13. The Prodigal Husband, Lazarus Miti, 2001
  14. Unmarried Wife, Sitwala Imenda, 2001
  15. Scribbling the Cat, Alexandra Fuller, 2004
  16. Bitterness, Malama Katulwende, 2005
  17. Sorrows of the Mountain Teacher, Teddyson Ngomi, 2006
  18. Salayi and the Witch Doctor, Manjase Banda, 2007
  19. Baking Cakes in Kigali, Gaile Parkin, 2009
  20. A Life in Full and Other Stories, The Caine Prize for African Writing, 2010
  21. Patchwork, Ellen Banda-Aaku, 2011
  22. Hiding and Seeking, Ina Digby, 2013
  23. Changing Shadows, Henry Musenge, 2014

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Malawi

  1. The Looming Shadow, Legson Kayira, 1970
  2. Of Chameleons and Gods, Jack Mapanje, 1981
  3. Nightwatcher, Nightsong, Frank M. Chipasula, 1986
  4. Land of Fire: Oral Literature from Malawi, J.M. Schoffeleers, 1987
  5. Smouldering Charcoal, Tiyambe Zeleza, 1992
  6. The Unsung Song: An Anthology of Malawian Writing in English, Reuben Chirambo, 1994
  7. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, William Kamkwamba, 2000
  8. The Bird Boy’s Song, Steve Chimombo, 2002
  9. A Life in Full and Other Stories, The Caine Prize for African Writing, 2010
  10. For Honour and other stories, S.O. Kenani, 2011
  11. I Will Try, Legson Kayira, 2013

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Central Africa

Tanzania

  1. Myombekere and his Wife Bugonoka, Their Son Ntulanalwo and Daughter Bulihwali, Aniceti Kitereza, 1945
  2. Dying in the Sun, Peter K. Palangyo, 1968
  3. Kisimi Cha Giningi, Muhammed Said Abdulla, 1968
  4. Village in Uhuru, Gabriel Ruhumbika, 1969
  5. An Anthology of Swahili Love Poetry, Jan Knappert, 1972
  6. Paradise, Abdulrazak Gurnah, 1994
  7. The Book of Secrets, M.G. Vassanji, 1994
  8. The Girl from Uganda, Tengio Urrio, 1998
  9. Broken Reed, Sophia Mustafa, 2005
  10. Nyerere and Africa: End of an Era, Godfrey Mwakikagile, 2006

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Kenya

  1. West with the Night, Beryl Markham, 1942
  2. The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood, Elspeth Huxley, 1959
  3. The Mzungu Boy, Meja Mwangi, 1995
  4. The Promised Land, Grace Ogot, 2000
  5. The River and the Source, Margaret A. Ogola, 2004
  6. Wizard of the Crow, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o
  7. A Life in Full and Other Stories, The Caine Prize for African Writing
  8. One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir, Binyavanga Wainaina, 2011

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Uganda

  1. Uganda’s Katakiro in England, Ham Mukasa, 1904
  2. Myths and Legends of the Bantu, Alice Werner, 1933
  3. Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol, Okot p’Bitek, 1969
  4. Return to the Shadows, Robert Serumaga, 1969
  5. The Outcasts, Bonnie Lubega, 1971
  6. Upon This Mountain, Timothy Wangusa, 1989
  7. The Invisible Weevil, Mary Karooro Okurut, 1994
  8. Fate of the Banished, Julius Ocwinyo, 1997
  9. Carrying Knowledge up a Palm Tree, Taban Lo Liyong, 1997
  10. Abyssinian Chronicles, Moses Isegawa, 1998
  11. Cassandra, Violet Barungi, 2003
  12. The People’s Bachelor, Austin Bukenya, 2005
  13. Song for the Sun in Us, Okello Oculi, 2006
  14. The Deadly Ambition, Glaydah Namukasa, 2006
  15. Waiting: A Novel of Uganda’s Hidden War, Goretti Kyoomuhendo, 2007
  16. The Terminal Move, Dilman Dila, 2012
  17. Let’s Tell This Story Properly, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, 2014

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Rwanda

  1. Un abrégé de l’ethno-histoire du Rwanda, Alexis Kagame, 1972
  2. La mort ne veut pas de moi: Document, Yolande Mukagasana, 1997
  3. Soirées d’autrefois au Rwanda: La colline des femmes, Edouard Gasarabwe Laroche, 2000
  4. Comme la langue entre les dents: fratricide et piège identitaire au Rwanda, Marie-Aimable Umurerwa, 2000
  5. Antecedents to Modern Rwanda, Jan Vansina, 2001
  6. Le feu sous la soutane, Benjamin Sehene, 2005
  7. Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust, Immaculée Ilibagiza, 2006
  8. Notre-dame du Nil, Scholastique Mukasonga, 2012

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Burundi

  1. Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness, Tracy Kidder, 2000
  2. Princesse des Rugo, mon histoire, Esther Kamatari, 2005
  3. Baho!, Roland Rugero, 2012

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Democratic Republic of Congo

  1. The Lianja Epic, Mubima Maneniang, 1999 (14th c.)
  2. Myths and Legends of the Bantu, Alice Werner, 1933
  3. The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge, V.Y. Mudimbe, 1988
  4. King Leopold’s Ghost, Adam Hochschild, 1998
  5. Full Circle, Frederick Kambemba Yamusangie, 2003
  6. Contes Africains, Kama Sywor Kamanda, 2006
  7. Ah! Mbongo, Paul Lomami Tchibamba, 2007

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Republic of Congo

  1. Notes of the Folklore of the Fjort, Richard Dennet, 1898
  2. Myths and Legends of the Bantu, Alice Werner
  3. La parenthèse de sang, Sony Lab’Ou Tansi, 1981
  4. Le pleurer-rire, Henri Lopes, 1982
  5. Les méduses ou Les orties de la mer, Tchicaya U Tam’si, 1982
  6. Johnny Chien Méchant, Emmanuel Dongala, 2002
  7. Verre cassé, Alain Mabanckou, 2005
  8. L’anté-peuple, Sony Labou Tansi, 2010

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Gabon

  1. Aventures de Biomo, Jean Baptiste Abessolo, 1975
  2. Fureur et cris de femmes, Angèle Rawiri, 1989
  3. Contes du gabon, Collectif, 1991
  4. Mema, Daniel M. Mengara, 2003

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São Tomé and Príncipe

  1. Obra Poetica, Francisco José Tenreiro, c. 1960
  2. Vila Flogá, Sum Marky, 1963
  3. Rosa do Riboque e Outros Contos, Albertino Bragança, 1997
  4. Equador, Miguel Sousa Tavares, 2003
  5. São Tome: Journey to the Abyss, Paul D. Cohn, 2005
  6. 15 dias de regresso, Olinda Beja, 2007
  7. O País de Akendengué, Conceição Lima, 2011

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Equatorial Guinea

  1. Ekomo, María Nsue Angüe, 1985
  2. The Wonga Coup, Adam Roberts, 2006
  3. Las tinieblas de tu memoria negra (Shadows of your Black Memory), Donato Ndongo, 2007
  4. Arde el monte de noche (By Night the Mountain Burns), Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel, 2014

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Cameroon

  1. Myths and Legends of the Bantu, Alice Werner, 1933
  2. Une vie de boy (Houseboy), Ferdinand Oyono, 1956
  3. Le pauvre Christ de Bomba (The Poor Christ of Bomba), Mongo Beti, 1956
  4. Cette Afrique-Là!, Jean Ikellé-Matiba, 1963
  5. Few Nights and Days, Mbella Sonne Dipoko, 1970
  6. Un sorcier blanc à Zangali, René Philombe, 1980
  7. Poèmes de demain: Anthologie de la poésie camerounaise de langue française, Paul Dakeyo, 1982
  8. Agatha Moudio’s Son, Francis Bebey, 1987
  9. C’est le soleil qui m’a brûlée, Calixthe Beyala, 1987
  10. Temps de chien, Patrice Nganang, 2001
  11. Contes du sud du Cameroun, Séverin Cécile Abega, 2002
  12. Contours du jour qui vient, Léonora Miano, 2006
  13. La mémoire amputée (The Amputated Memory), Werewere Liking, 2007

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Central African Republic

  1. Les Randonnées de Daba, de Ouadda à Bangui, Makombo Bamboté, 1970
  2. Crépuscule et défi (Kité na kité), Cyriaque Robert Yavoucko, 1979
  3. Nègre Potemkine, Blaise N’Djehoya, 1988
  4. Le dernier survivant de la caravane, Etienne Goyémidé, 1998
  5. Princesse Mandapu, Makombo Bamboté, 2000

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Chad

  1. Les moments difficiles: Dans les prisons d’Hissene Habre en 1989, Zakaria Fadoul Khidir, 1989
  2. Al Istifakh, ou, l’idylle de mes amis, Marie-Christine Koundja, 2001
  3. La phalène des collines, Koulsy Lamko, 2002
  4. Au Tchad sous les étoiles, Joseph Brahim Seid, 2007
  5. Ecrivain Tchadien: Nimrod Bena Djangrang, Ahmat Zeidane Bichara, Marie-Christine Koundja, Joseph Brahim Seid, Baba Moustapha, various, 2010

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West Africa

Niger

  1. The Epic of Askia Mohammed, Nouhou Malio, 1996 (oral epic)
  2. Sept fièvres et une lune, Hawad, 1995
  3. Talibo, un enfant du quartier, Adamou Ide, 1996
  4. Tels pères, tels fils: Une saga sahélienne, André Salifou, 1996

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Nigeria

  1. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Olaudah Equiano, 1789
  2. Folk Stories from Southern Nigeria, Elphinstone Dayrell, 1910
  3. Yoruba Legends, M.I. Ogumefu, 1929
  4. Myths and Legends of the Bantu, Alice Werner, 1933
  5. Yoruba Myths, Ulli Beier, 1980
  6. Myths of Ífè, John Wyndham, 2007
  7. Hausa Folk-Lore, Maalam Shaihua, 1913
  8. Forest of a Thousand Daemons: A Hunter’s Saga, D.O. Fagunwa, 1938
  9. My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Amos Tutuola, 1954
  10. Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, 1958
  11. Jagua Nana, Cyprian Ekwensi, 1961
  12. One Man, One Matchet, T.M. Aluko, 1965
  13. The Concubine, Elechi Amadi, 1966
  14. Efuru, Flora Nwapa, 1966
  15. The Voice, Gabriel Okara, 1970
  16. Labyrinths, Christopher Okigbo, 1971
  17. The Gods Are Not To Blame, Ola Rotimi, 1971
  18. The Joys of Motherhood, Buchi Emecheta, 1979
  19. Aké: The Years of Childhood, Wole Soyinka, 1981
  20. Sozaboy: A Novel in Rotten English, Ken Saro-Wiwa, 1985
  21. Anthills of the Savannah, Chinua Achebe, 1987
  22. The Famished Road, Ben Okri, 1991
  23. Arrows of Rain, Okey Ndibe, 2000
  24. All for Oil, J.P. Clark, 2000
  25. Everything Good Will Come, Sefi Atta, 2001
  26. GraceLand, Chris Abani, 2004
  27. Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2006
  28. Women of Owu, Femi Osofisan, 2006
  29. Voice of America, E.C. Osondu, 2009
  30. I Do Not Come to You by Chance, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, 2009
  31. The Thing Around Your Neck, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2009
  32. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, Lola Shoneyin, 2009
  33. A Life in Full and Other Stories, The Caine Prize for African Writing, 2010
  34. Oil on Water, Helon Habila, 2010
  35. Open City, Teju Cole, 2011

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Benin

  1. Un piège sans fin, Olympe Bhêly-Quenum, 1980
  2. Sur la “philosophie africaine”, Paulin J. Hountondji, 1983
  3. Dawn to Dusk: Folk Tales from Benin, Iro Eweka, 1998
  4. Sixteen Sons of Oduduwa, Festus Wale Ogunbitan, 2008

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Togo

  1. L’africain du groenland, Tété-Michel Kpomassie, 1981
  2. Fala, le redoubtable, Pyabelo Kouli Chaold, 1986
  3. Do They Hear When You Cry, Fauziya Kassindja, 1998
  4. Une Longue Histoire, Jeannette D. Ahonsou, 1999
  5. Solo d’un revenant, Kossi Efoui, 2008

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Ghana

  1. The Blinkards and the Anglo Fanti, Kobina Sekyi, 1915
  2. Ethiopia Unbound: Studies in Race Emancipation, J.E. Casley Hayford, 1969
  3. The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, Ayi Kwei Armah, 1969
  4. Changes: A Love Story, Ama Ata Aidoo, 1991
  5. The Prophet of Zongo Street, Mohammed Naseehu Ali, 2005
  6. Harmattan Rain, Ayesha Harruna Attah, 2008
  7. Wife of the Gods, Kwei Quartey, 2009
  8. Tail of the Blue Bird, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, 2009
  9. A Life in Full and Other Stories, The Caine Prize for African Writing, 2010

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Burkina Faso

  1. Le respect des morts, suivi de La chaire au trône, Amadou Koné, 1980
  2. Crépuscule des temps anciens: Chronique du Bwamu, Nazi Boni, 1994
  3. Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman, Malidoma Patrice Somé, 1994
  4. Le mal de peau, Monique Ilboudo, 2001
  5. Le parachutage, Norbert Zongo, 2004
  6. Contes du pays des Moose: Burkina Faso, Alain-Joseph Sissao, 2010

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Mali

  1. Sunjata, Bamba Suso and Banna Kanute, 1975 (oral epic)
  2. Oral Epics from Africa: Vibrant Voices from a Vast Continent, John W. Johnson, 1997
  3. Lieutenant de Kouta, Massa Makan Diabaté, 1979
  4. La passion de djimé, Fily-Dabo Sissoko, 2000
  5. Kouty Memoire de Sang, Aïda Mady Diallo, 2002
  6. Le Devoir de Violence, Yambo Ouologuem, 2003

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Côte d’Ivoire

  1. Un nègre à Paris, Bernard Binlin Dadié, 1976
  2. A vol d’oiseau, Véronique Tadjo, 1992
  3. La Valse des Tourments, Adjoua Flore Kouame, 1998
  4. En attendant le vote des bêtes sauvages, Ahmadou Kourouma, 1998
  5. Rebelle, Fatou Keïta, 1998
  6. Les Baigneurs du lac Rose, Tanella Boni, 2002
  7. Aya, Marguerite Abouet, 2005

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Liberia

  1. Journey Without Maps, Graham Greene, 1936
  2. Murder in the Cassava Patch, Bai T. Moore, 1968
  3. Rain and the Night, Wilton Sankawulo, 1979
  4. Christianity, Islam, and the Negro Race, Edward Wilmot Blyden, 1993
  5. African Life and Customs, Edward Wilmot Blyden, 1994
  6. The House at Sugar Beach, Helene Cooper, 2008
  7. This Child Will Be Great, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 2009
  8. Konkai: Living Between Two Worlds, Mardia Stone, 2011

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Sierra Leone

  1. West African Countries and Peoples, James Africanus Beale Horton, 1868
  2. The Second Round, Lenrie Peters, 1966
  3. The Feud and Other Stories, R. Sarif Easmon, 1981
  4. Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar: A Novel of Magical Vision, Syl Cheney-Coker, 1990
  5. No Past, No Present, No Future, Yulisa Amadu Pat Maddy, 1997
  6. The Devil That Danced on the Water: A Daughter’s Quest, Aminatta Forna, 2002
  7. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah, 2007
  8. The Street Boy, Ibrahim Oumarr Jalloh, 2011

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Guinea

  1. L’Enfant noir, Camara Laye, 1953
  2. Le jeune homme de sable, Williams Sassine, 1979
  3. Contes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui, DjiBril Tamsir Niane, 1985
  4. Le roi de Kahel, Tierno Monénembo, 2008

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Guinea-Bissau

  1. Return to the Source: Selected Speeches of Amilcar Cabral, Amilcar Cabral, 1973
  2. For Vasco: Poems from Guinea-Bissau, Ana Raquel Lourenco Fernandes, 2006

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Senegal

  1. Mirages de Paris, Ousmane Socé, 1937
  2. Les bouts de bois de Dieu, Ousmane Sembène, 1960
  3. L’aventure ambiguë, Hamidou Kane, 1961
  4. Les contes d’Amadou Koumba, Birago Diop, 1966
  5. Une si longue letter, Miriama Ba, 1979
  6. Le grève des bàttu, Aminata Sow Fall, 1979
  7. Voie du salut, suivi de Le miroir de la vie, Aminata Maïga Ka, 1985
  8. Œuvre poétique, Léopold Sédar Senghor, 1990
  9. Le chant des tenèbres, Fama Diagne Sene, 1997
  10. L’ombre en feu, Mame Younousse Dieng, 1997
  11. Riwan, ou Le chemin de sable, Ken Bugul, 1999
  12. Le Ventre de l’Atlantique, Fatou Diome, 2003
  13. Murambi: Le livre des ossements, Boubacar Boris Diop, 2004
  14. Des fourmis dans la bouche, Khadi Hane, 2011

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The Gambia

  1. Folk Tales and Fables from the Gambia, Dembo Fanta Bojang, 2011
  2. The African, William Conton, 1961
  3. The Second Round, Lenrie Peters, 1966
  4. Chaff on the Wind, Ebou Dibba, 1986
  5. Hunters and Crocodiles: Narratives of a Hunter’s Bard, Bakari Kamara, 1990
  6. Reading the Ceiling, Dayo Forster, 2007

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Cape Verde

  1. Chiquinho, Baltasar Lopes, 1947
  2. Contra mar e vento: contos, Henrique Teixeira de Sousa, 1972
  3. The Last Will and Testament of Senhor da Silva Araújo, Germano Almeida, 1988
  4. A Casa dos Mastros, Orlanda Amarílis, 1989
  5. Chuva Brava, Manuel Lopes, 1997
  6. Poems, Corsino Fortes, 2015

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Mauritania

  1. Travels in Mauritania, Peter Hudson, 1990
  2. Barzakh (in French), Moussa Ould Ebnou, 1994

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North and North-East Africa

Morocco

  1. Hayy ibn Yaqdhan (“Alive, Son of Awake”), Ibn Tufail, 12th
  2. A work by Averroes, 12th
    1. Two Andalusian Philosophers (encompasses Hayy ibn Yaqdhan and The Definitive Statement by Averroes), $25.00
    2. The Decisive Treatise and Epistle Dedicatory, $8.24
    3. Faith and Reason in Islam, $5.13
    4. The Philosophy and Theology of Averroes, free for kindle/pdf
  3. The Travels of Ibn Battutah, Ibn Battuta, 1355
  4. The History and Description of Africa, Leo Africanus, c. 1550
  5. La boîte à merveilles, Ahmed Sefrioui, 1954
  6. Enfance entre deux rives or In Childhood, Abdelmajid Benjelloun, 1957
  7. La Civilisation, ma mère!…, Driss Chraïbi, 1972
  8. For Bread Alone, Mohamed Choukri, 1973
  9. Les enfants des rues étroites, Abdelhak Serhane, 1986
  10. Year of the Elephant: A Moroccan Woman’s Journey Toward Independence, Leila Abouzeid, 1989
  11. The Theocrat, Bensalem Himmich, 1990
  12. Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood, Fatema Mernissi, 1994
  13. La vie en laisse, Habib Mazini, 1997
  14. La mujer y la rosa, Mohamed Zafzaf, 1997
  15. Un marocain à New York, Youssouf Amine Elalamy, 1998
  16. The Lovers of Algeria, Anouar Benmalek, 1998
  17. Cette aveuglante absence de lumière, Tahar Ben Jelloun, 2001
  18. Les jardins du roi, Fatéma Oufkir, 2001
  19. Les clandestins, Youssouf Amine Elalamy, 2001
  20. Ma boîte noire, Driss Ksikes, 2006
  21. L’armée du salut, Abdella Taïa, 2006
  22. Like a Summer Never to Be Repeated, Mohamed Berrada, 2009
  23. The Arch and the Butterfly, Mohammed Achaari, 2010
  24. Moon and Henna Tree, Ahmed Toufiq, 2013

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Algeria

  1. L’étranger, Albert Camus, 1942
  2. La peste, Albert Camus, 1947
  3. La Grande Maison, Mohammed Dib, 1952
  4. Children of the New World, Assia Djebar, 1962
  5. The Swallows of Kabul, Yasmina Khadra, 2002
  6. Ce que le jour doit à la nuit, Yasmina Khadra, 2008

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Tunisia

  1. The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History, Ibn Khaldun, 1377
  2. La statue de sel, Albert Memmi, 1953
  3. La Montagne du Lion, Mustapha Tlili, 1990
  4. The Scents of Marie-Claire: A Modern Arabic Novel, Habib Selmi, 2008
  5. Talismano (French), Abdelwahab Meddeb, 2011
  6. La dernière heure d’Einstein, Walid Soliman, 2012

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Libya

  1. The Bleeding of the Stone, Ibrahim al-Koni, 1990
  2. In the Country of Men, Hisham Matar, 2001
  3. Zodiac of Echoes, Khaled Mattawa, 2003
  4. Literature from the “Axis of Evil”: Writing from Iran, North Korea, and Other Enemy Nations, Alane Mason, 2006
  5. Homeless Rats, Ahmed Fagih, 2011

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Sudan and South Sudan

  1. Dinka Folktales: African Stories from the Sudan, Francis Mading Deng, 1984
  2. Season of Migration to the North, Tayeb Salih, 1966
  3. Their Finest Days: A Story of the Sudanese Revolution of 1964, and Barabbas Down the Cross, El Sir Hassan Fadl, 1969
  4. Carrying Knowledge up a Palm Tree, Taban Lo Liyong, 1997
  5. Travelling with Djinns, Jamal Mahjoub, 2003
  6. They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan, Benjamin Ajak, 2005
  7. Minaret, Leila Aboulela, 2005
  8. The Palm House, Tarek Eltayeb, 2006
  9. The Grub Hunter, Amir Tag Elsir, 2010

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Ethiopia

  1. The Kebra Nagast, Anon., 14th c.
  2. The Afersata, Sahle Sellassie, 1969
  3. The Case of the Socialist Witch Doctor and Other Stories, Hama Tuma, 1993
  4. Notes from the Hyena’s Belly: An Ethiopian Boyhood, Nega Mezlekia, 2000
  5. Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese, 2009
  6. Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, Maaza Mengiste, 2010

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Somalia

  1. A Tree for Poverty, Margaret Laurence, 1972
  2. Leopard among the Women: Shabeelnaagood, Hassan Sheikh Mumin, 1974
  3. Ignorance is the Enemy of Love, Faarax M.J. Cawl, 1982
  4. Maps, Nuruddin Farah, 1986
  5. When a Hyena Laughs, Abdi Abdulkadir Sheik-Abdi, 1994
  6. Links, Nuruddin Farah, 2003
  7. At Noonday with the Gods of Somalia, Afdhere Jama, 2008
  8. Black Mamba Boy, Nadifa Mohamed, 2009
  9. Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth, Warsan Shire, 2011

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Djibouti

  1. Naufragés du destin, William J.F. Syad, 1978
  2. Le Pays Sans Ombre, Abdourahman A. Waberi, 2005
  3. Aux Etats-Unis d’Afrique, Abdourahman A. Waberi, 2006

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Eritrea

  1. Heart of Fire: One Girl’s Extraordinary Journey from Child Soldier to Soul Singer, Senait G. Mehari, 2004
  2. I Didn’t Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation, Michela Wrong, 2005
  3. Who Needs a Story? Contemporary Eritrean Poetry in Tigrinya, Tigre, and Arabic, Charles Cantalupo, 2006
  4. The Consequences of Love, Sulaiman Addonia, 2008
  5. The Conscript: A Novel of Libya’s Anticolonial War, Gebreyesus Hailu, 2012

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Egypt

  1. The Pyramid Texts, Anon., 3rd millennium BCE
  2. The Tale of Sinuhe, Anon., c. 1900 BCE
  3. The Egyptian Book of the Dead, Anon., c. 1500 BCE
  4. Jason and the Golden Fleece, Apollonius of Rhodes, 250 BCE
  5. Theologus Autodidactus, ‘Ali Ibn Abi Al-Hazm Ibn Al-Nafis, 1270
  6. Zainab, H. Haikal, 1913
  7. The Cairo Trilogy, Naguib Mahfouz, 1957
  8. Memoirs of a Woman Doctor, Nawal El Saadawi, 1958
  9. Children of the Alley, Naguib Mahfouz, 1959
  10. Woman at Point Zero, Nawal El Saadawi, 1973
  11. The Harafish, Naguib Mahfouz, 1977
  12. Distant View of a Minaret, Alifa Rifaat, 1983
  13. City of Love and Ashes, Yusuf Idris, 1998
  14. The Map of Love, Ahdaf Soueif, 1999
  15. The Yacoubian Building, Alaa Al Aswany, 2002
  16. Azazeel, Youssef Ziedan, 2005
  17. Modern Arabic Fiction: An Anthology, Salma Khadra Jayyusi, 2005
  18. Sunset Oasis, Bahaa Taher, 2006
  19. The Palm House, Tarek Eltayeb, 2006
  20. Taxi, Khaled Al Khamissi, 2006
  21. Utopia, Ahmed Khaled Towfik, 2008
  22. ¼ Gram, Essam Youssef, 2008
  23. Brooklyn Heights, Miral al-Tahawy, 2010

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West and Central Asia (including the Middle East)

Israel

  1. The Tanakh, Anon., 11th BCE
  2. The Kuzari, Yehuda Halevi, c. 1140
  3. Guide of (for/to) the Perplexed, Maimonedes, 1190
  4. Fox Fables, Berechiah Ben Natronai, c. 1300
  5. Only Yesterday, S.Y. Agnon, 1945
  6. Khirbet Khizeh, S. Yizhar, 1949
  7. King of Flesh and Blood, Moshe Shamir, 1958
  8. In Darkness Striving, Yehuda Burla, 1968
  9. The Brigade, Hanoch Bartov, 1969
  10. The Death of Lysanda: Two Novellas, Yitzhak Orpaz, 1970
  11. A Portion in Paradise, and Other Jewish Folktales, H.M. Nahmad, 1973
  12. Gates of Bronze, Haim Hazaz, 1975
  13. The Lover, Abraham B. Yehoshua, 1977
  14. Badenheim 1939, Aharon Appelfeld, 1978
  15. Someone to Run With, David Grossman, 1983
  16. The Great Madness, Avigdor Hameiri, 1984
  17. The Blue Mountain, Meir Shalev, 1988
  18. A Tale of Love and Darkness, Amos Oz, 2002
  19. Homesick, Eshkol Nevo, 2004
  20. Living on the Dead, Aharon Megged, 2005
  21. Exit Wounds, Rutu Modan, 2007
  22. And This is the Light, Leah Goldberg, 2011

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Palestine

  1. Men in the Sun and Other Palestinian Stories, Ghassan Kanafani, 1963
  2. The Secret Life of Saeed: the Pessoptimist, Emile Habiby, 1974
  3. Orientalism, Edward W. Said, 1978
  4. Wild Thorns, Sahar Khalifeh, 1983
  5. Arabesques, Anton Shammas, 1988
  6. Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982, Mahmoud Darwish, 1990
  7. Hunters in a Narrow Street, Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, 1990
  8. I Saw Ramallah, Mourid Barghouti, 1997
  9. The Eye of the Mirror, Liana Badr, 1997
  10. The Image, the Icon, and the Covenant, Sahar Khalifeh, 2002
  11. Miral, Rula Jebreal, 2004
  12. Modern Arabic Fiction: An Anthology, Salma Khadra Jayyusi, 2005
  13. The Lives of Rain, Nathalie Handal, 2005
  14. Time of White Horses, Ibrahim Nasrallah, 2007
  15. The Illusion of Return, Samir El-Youssef, 2007
  16. The Lady from Tel-Aviv, Raba’I Al-Madhoun, 2009
  17. Touch, Adania Shibli, 2010
  18. Nothing to Lose but Your Life: An 18-Hour Journey with Murad, Suad Amiry, 2010
  19. Out of It, Selma Dabbagh, 2011

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Jordan

  1. Seven Pillars of Wisdom, T.E. Lawrence, 1922
  2. Prairies of Fever, Ibrahim Nasrallah, 1985
  3. Time of White Horses, Ibrahim Nasrallah, 2007
  4. Through a Mud Wall, Rana Azzoubi, 2007
  5. The Cry of the Dove, Fadia Faqir, 2007
  6. Shepherd of Solitude: Selected Poems 1979-2004, Amjad Nasser, 2010
  7. Land of No Rain, Amjad Nasser, 2013
  8. Madinah: City Stories from the Middle East, Nedim Gursel, 2014

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Lebanon

  1. The Prophet, Khalil Gibran, 1923
  2. L’histoire de Vasco, Georges Schehadé, 1956
  3. Beirut Nightmares, Ghada Samman, 1976
  4. Women of Sand and Myrrh, Hanan Al-Shaykh, 1982
  5. Samarkand, Amin Maalouf, 1988
  6. The Rock of Tanios, Amin Maalouf, 1993
  7. Gate of the Sun, Elias Khoury, 1998
  8. Modern Arabic Fiction: An Anthology, Salma Khadra Jayyusi, 2005
  9. June Rain, Jabbour Douaihy, 2006
  10. Wild Mulberries, Iman Humaydan Younes, 2008
  11. A Girl Made of Dust, Nathalie Abi-Ezzi, 2008
  12. Amerika, Rabee Jaber, 2009
  13. Madinah: City Stories from the Middle East, Nedim Gursel, 2014

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Syria

  1. Syrian Yankee, Salom Rizk, 1943
  2. Beirut Nightmares, Ghada Samman, 1976
  3. Fragments of Memory: A Story of a Syrian Family, Hanna Mina, 1984
  4. On Entering the Sea: The Erotic and Other Poetry of Nizar Qabbani, Nizar Qabbani, 1996
  5. The Dark Side of Love, Rafik Schami, 2004
  6. In Praise of Hatred, Khaled Khalifa, 2006
  7. Literature from the Axis of Evil, Alane Mason, 2006
  8. The Unfaithful Translator, Fawwaz Haddad, 2008
  9. Adonis: Selected Poems, Adonis, 2010
  10. Sarmada, Fadi Azzam, 2011
  11. A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution, Samar Yazbek, 2012

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Iraq

  1. Enmerkar and Ensuhkesdanna, Anon., Sumerian
  2. The Epic of Gilgamesh, Anon., c. 1500 BCE
  3. A Thousand and One Nights, Anon., c. 900
  4. Memoirs of a Babylonian Princess, Maria Theresa Asmar, 19th c.
  5. An Iraqi in Paris, Samuel Shimon, 2005
  6. The Woman of the Flask, Salim Matar, 2005
  7. Literature from the “Axis of Evil”, Alane Mason, 2006
  8. The American Granddaughter, Inaam Kachachi, 2008
  9. The Tobacco Keeper, Ali Bader, 2008
  10. Zubaida’s Widow: A Novel of Iraqi Exile, Iqbal Al-Qazwini, 2008
  11. The Madman of Freedom Square, Hassan Blasim, 2010
  12. Madinah: City Stories from the Middle East, Nedim Gursel, 2014

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Kuwait

  1. Pearling in the Arabian Gulf: A Kuwaiti Memoir, Saif Marzooq al-Shamlan, 2000
  2. Women in Kuwait, Haya al-Mughni, 2000
  3. The Chronicles of Dathra, a Dowdy Girl from Kuwait, Danderma, 2011
  4. The Light House, Haitham Boodai, 2011

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Saudi Arabia

  1. Arabian Sands, Wilfred Thesiger, 1959
  2. Cities of Salt, Abdul Rahman Munif, 1987
  3. Bedoin Poetry, Clinton Bailey, 1991
  4. Voices of Change: Short Stories by Saudi Arabian Women Writers, Deborah S. Akers, 1998
  5. Finding Nouf, Zoë Ferraris, 2000
  6. Seven, Ghazi Abdul Rahman Algosaibi, 2000
  7. Girls of Riyadh, Rajaa Alsanea, 2005
  8. Throwing Sparks, Abdo Khal, 2009
  9. The Dove’s Necklace, Raja Alem, 2010
  10. Under a Crescent Moon: Stories of Arabia, Julia Simpson-Urrutia, 2010
  11. New Voices of Arabia – The Poetry: An Anthology from Saudi Arabia, Saad Al-Bazei, 2012
  12. Adama, Turki Al-Hamad, 2013

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Bahrain

  1. Looking for Dilmun, Geoffrey Bibby, 1961
  2. QuixotiQ, Ali Al Saeed, 2004

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Qatar

  1. Arabian Time Machine: Self-Portrait of an Oil State, Helga Graham, 1978
  2. Qatari Voices, Carol Henderson, 2010
  3. Drawing from Msheireb, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, 2012
  4. Corsair, Abdulaziz Al-Mahmoud, 2013

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Yemen

  1. The Antiquities of South Arabia, Al-Hamdani, 10th c.
  2. The Hostage, Zayd Mutee’ Dammaj, 1984
  3. The Handsome Jew, Ali al-Muqri, 2010
  4. A Land Without Jasmine, Wajdi Al-Ahdal, 2012

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Oman

  1. History of the Imams and Seyyids of Oman, by Salil-ibn-Razik, from AD 661-1856, Hamid ibn Muhammad ibn Ruzayq and George Percy Badger, 1871
  2. Annals of Oman, Sirhan Ibn Sa’id, E.C. Ross, and S.B. Miles, 19th c.
  3. The Smiles of the Saints, Ibrahim Farghali, 2004
  4. Arabs Down Under, Mohammed Mahfoodh Al-Ardhi, 2008
  5. Earth Weeps, Saturn Laughs, Abdulaziz Al Farsi, 2013

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United Arab Emirates

  1. Dubai Tales, Mohammad al Murr, 1990
  2. The Sand Fish, Maha Gargash, 1999
  3. Gold Ring, Qais Sedki, 2009
  4. Desperate in Dubai, Ameera Al Hakawati, 2011

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Iran

  1. A Thousand and One Nights, Anon., c. 900
  2. Folk Tales of Ancient Persia, Forough-Es-Saltaneh Hekmat, 1974
  3. Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings, Abolqasem Ferdowsi, 1010
  4. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Omar Khayyam, 1100
  5. The Conference of the Birds, Farid al-Din Attar, 1177
  6. Layla and Majnun, Nizami Ganjavi, 1188
  7. The Orchard: The Bostan of Saadi of Shiraz, Saadi, 1257
  8. The Essential Rumi, Rumi, 1995 13th c.
  9. The Blind Owl, Sadegh Hedayat, 1937
  10. Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi, 2003
  11. Literature from the “Axis of Evil”, Alane Mason, 2010
  12. Rooftops of Tehran, Mahbod Seraji, 2009

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Afghanistan

  1. Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings, Abolqasem Ferdowsi, 1010
  2. Knowledge and Liberation: A Treatise on Philisophical Theology, Nasir-i Khusraw, 11th
  3. The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor, Zahirud-din Muhammad, 1531
  4. Poems of Rahman Baba, Rahman Baba, 17th-18th c.
  5. Quatrains of Khalilullah Khalili, Khalilullah Khalili, 20th c.
  6. The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, 2002
  7. The Patience Stone, Atiq Rahimi, 2008
  8. Dear Zari: The Secret Lives of the Women of Afghanistan, Zarghuna Kargar, 2011

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Pakistan

  1. The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor, Zahirud-din Muhammad Babur, 1531
  2. The Adventures of Amir Hamza, Ghalib Lakhnavi, 1855
  3. Complaint and Answer, Allama Iqbal, 1909
  4. The Rebel’s Silhouette: Selected Poems, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, pre-1984
  5. Cracking India, Bapsi Sidhwa, 1988
  6. Meatless Days, Sara Suleri Goodyear, 1989
  7. My Feudal Lord, Tehmina Durrani, 1991
  8. Mottled Dawn: Fifty Sketches and Stories of Partition, Saadat Hasan Manto, 1997
  9. Maps for Lost Lovers, Nadeem Aslam, 2004
  10. The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid, 2007
  11. A Case of Exploding Mangoes, Mohammed Hanif, 2008
  12. The Geometry of God, Uzma Aslam Khan, 2008
  13. Burnt Shadows, Kamila Shamsie, 2009
  14. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, Daniyal Mueenuddin, 2009
  15. Slum Child, Bina Shah, 2010
  16. The Wandering Falcon, Jamil Ahmad, 2011
  17. How it Happened, Shazaf Fatima Haider, 2012
  18. Agency Rules: Never an Easy Day at the Office, Khalid Muhammad, 2014

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Tajikistan

  1. Rudaki: Selected Poems, Rudaki, 9th-10th c.
  2. The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor, Zahirud-din Muhammad, 1531
  3. At the Foot of Blue Mountains: Stories by Tajik Authors, Shavkat Niyazi, 1984
  4. The Sands of Oxus: Boyhood Reminiscences of Sadriddin Aini, Sadriddin Ayni, 1998
  5. Hurramabad, Andrei Volos, 2000

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Kyrgyzstan

  1. Jamilia, Chingiz Aitmatov, 1958
  2. Singing the Kyrgyz Manas: Saparbek Kasmambetov’s Recitations of Epic Poetry, Keith Howard, 2011

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Uzbekistan

  1. Wisdom of Royal Glory (Katadgu Bilig), Khass Hajib Yusuf, 462
  2. The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor, Zahirud-din Muhammad, 1531
  3. Alpamysh: Central Asian Identity Under Russian Rule, H.B. Paksoy, 1989 (includes translation of 14th c. epic)
  4. The Language of the Birds, Alisher Navai, 15th
  5. Firdaws Al-Iqbal: History of Khorezm, Munis Khorezmii, 19th
  6. The Railway, Hamid Ismailov, 2006
  7. A Collection of Uzbek Short Stories, Mahmuda Sayduramova, 2012

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Turkmenistan

  1. The Book of Dede Korkut, Anon., 1500
  2. Songs from the Steppes of Central Asia: The collected poems of Makhtumkuli, Makhtumkuli (Magtymguly), 18th
  3. Nebit-Dag, Berdy Kerbabaev, 1957
  4. Unknown Sands: Journeys Around the World’s Most Isolated Country, John W. Kropf
  5. Joe & Azat, Jesse Lonergan, 2009

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Kazakhstan

  1. Kazakh Folksongs: From the Two Ends of the Steppe, Janos Sipos, 2001
  2. Abai: A Novel, Mukhtar Auezov, 1957
  3. The Nomads, Iliias Esenberlin, 2000
  4. The Silent Steppe: A Memoir of a Kazakh Nomad Under Stalin, Mukhamet Shayakhmetov, 2006
  5. Apples Are from Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared, Christopher Robbins, 2008
  6. The Stories of the Great Steppe: The Anthology of Modern Kazakh Literature, Rafis Abazov, 2013

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Azerbaijan

  1. The Book of Dede Korkut, Anon., 1500
  2. Ali and Nino, Kurban Said, 1937
  3. The Sixth Floor of the Five-Story Building, Anar Rzayev, 1979
  4. There Was Never a Better Brother: Stories, Maksud Ibragimbekov, 1982
  5. Stone Dreams, Akram Aylisli, 2006
  6. Artush and Zaur, Alekper Aliyev, 2009
  7. Magnolia, Gioulzar Akhmedova, 2011

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Armenia

  1. History of the Armenians, Moses Khorenasi, 490
  2. Daredevils of Sassoun, Anon., 10th c.
  3. Ancient Gods, Levon Shant, 1908
  4. Voice of Conscience: The Stories of Krikor Zohrab, Krikor Zohrab, c. 1915
  5. The Land of Ararat: Twelve Discourses on Armenia, Her History, and Her Church, S.M. Gregory, 1920
  6. Apples of Immortality: Folktales from Armenia, Leon Z. Surmelian, 1968
  7. Bloody News from My Friend: Poems by Siamanto, Siamanto, 1996
  8. Deviation: Anthology of Contemporary Armenian Literature, Vahan Ishkhanyan, 2008

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Georgia

  1. The Life of St. Nino, Anon., 8th Trans. Marjory Wardrop, 1903
  2. A Book of Wisdom and Lies, Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani, 1675
  3. The Knight in the Panther’s Skin, Shota Rustaveli, 1712
  4. The Patricide, Alexander Kazbegi, 1883
  5. Something by Ilia Chavchavadze, 19th c.
  6. Jaqo’s Dispossessed, Mikheil Javakhishvili, 1924
  7. Granny, Iliko, Illarion, and I, Nodar Dumbadze, 1960
  8. A Man Was Going Down the Road, Otar Chiladze, 1973
  9. Data Tutashkhia, Chabua Amirejibi, 1975
  10. Three Poems: Host and Guest, Aluda Ketelauri, The Snake-Eater, Vazha-Pshavela
  11. One More Year: Stories, Sana Krasikov, 2008
  12. Best European Fiction 2011, Alexsandar Hemon, 2011
  13. Contemporary Georgian Fiction, Elizabeth Heighway, 2012

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Abkhazia

  1. The Last of the Departed, Bagrat Shinkuba, 1981
  2. Sandro of Chegem, Fazil Iskander, 1983

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Turkey

  1. Wisdom of Royal Glory (Katadgu Bilig), Khass Hajib Yusuf, 462
  2. The Masnavi: Book One, Rumi, 1215
  3. The Book of Dede Korkut, Anon., 1500
  4. An Ottoman Traveller, Evliya Çelebi, 17th c.
  5. Forbidden Love, Halid Ziya Usakligil, 1899
  6. An Unprecedented Communal Rite in the Court of Nur Baba, Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoglu, 1922
  7. The Autobiography of a Turkish Girl: Çalikusu, or the Wren, Resat Nuri Gütekin, 1922
  8. Portrait of a Turkish Family, Orga Irfan, 1950
  9. Mehmed, My Hawk, Yasar Kemal, 1955
  10. The Time Regulation Institute, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar, 1961
  11. The Disconnected (Tutunamayanlar), Oguz Atay, 1972
  12. Berji Kristin: Tales from the Garbage Hills, Latife Tekin, 1984
  13. Night, Bilge Karasu, 1985
  14. Summer’s End, Adalet Agaoglu, 1993
  15. The Shadowless, Hasan Ali Toptas, 1995
  16. Atlas of Misty Continents, Ihsan Oktay Anar, 1995
  17. My Name Is Red, Orhan Pamuk, 1998
  18. Sleeping in the Forest, Sait Faik, 2004
  19. Valley’s War, Feyyaz Fergar, 2007
  20. The Forty Rules of Love, Shafak Elif, 2009

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Eastern Europe

Cyprus

  1. Bitter Lemons of Cyprus, Lawrence Durrell, 1957
  2. Journey into Cyprus, Colin Thubron, 1975
  3. Afentis Batistas, Costas Montis, 1980
  4. Closed Doors: An Answer to Bitter Lemons by Lawrence Durrell, Costas Montis, 2004
  5. Gregory: And Other Stories, Panos Ioannides, 2009

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Greece

  1. Theogony/Works and Days, Hesiod, 750 BCE
  2. Medea, Euripides, 431 BCE
  3. The History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides, 411 BCE
  4. Anabasis (The Persian Expedition or The Expedition of Cyrus), Xenophon, 370 BCE
  5. Daphnis and Chloe, Longus, 150
  6. The Greek Alexander Romance, Anon., 3rd c.
  7. Erotokritos, Vitsentzos Komaros, c. 1600
  8. Little Infamies, Panos Karnezis, 1903
  9. Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis, 1946
  10. Z, Vassilis Vassilikos, 1966
  11. Collected Poems, Giorgos (or George) Seferis, 1969
  12. A Poet’s Journal: Days of 1945-51, 1974
  13. The Hill of Kronos, Peter Levi, 1981

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Albania

  1. The Battle of Kosovo 1389: An Albanian Epic, Robert Elsie and Anna Di Lellio, 2009
  2. The Highland Lute, Gjergj Fishta, 1937
  3. Chronicle in Stone, Ismail Kadare, 1971
  4. The Three-Arched Bridge, Ismail Kadare, 1978
  5. The Loser, Fatos Kongoli, 1992
  6. Hasta La Vista, Petro Marko, 2002

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Montenegro

  1. The Death of Smail-aga Cengic, Ivan Mazuranic, 1845
  2. The Mountain Wreath, Petar II Petrovic Njegos, 1847
  3. Honor and Heroism, Marko Miljanov, early 20th c.
  4. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Rebecca West, 1941
  5. The Red Cockerel, Miodrag Bulatovic, 1959
  6. The Time of Miracles, Borislav Pekic, 1965
  7. How to Quiet a Vampire: A Sotie, Borislave Pekic, 1977
  8. My Father, the Prince, Milena Petrovic-Njegos Thompson, 2000
  9. The City in the Mirror, Mirko Kovac, 2007

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

  1. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Rebecca West, 1941
  2. The Bridge on the Drina, Ivo Andric, 1945
  3. Death and the Dervish, Mesa Selimovic, 1966
  4. Sarajevo Marlboro, Miljenko Jergovic, 1994
  5. How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone, Stanisic Sasa, 2006
  6. A Guide to the Serbian Mentality, Momo Kapor, 2006

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Croatia

  1. Judita, Marko Marulic, 1501
  2. Osman, Ivan Gundulic, 1826
  3. The Return of Philip Latinowicz, Miroslav Krleza, 1932
  4. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Rebecca West, 1941
  5. Café Europa: Life After Communism, Slavenka Drakulic, 1996
  6. , Slavenka Drakulic, 1999
  7. Dundo Maroje, Drzic Marin, 2003

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Slovenia

  1. Baptism on the Savica, France Preseren, 1836
  2. The Ward of Mary Help of Christians (Hisa Marije Pomocnice), Ivan Cankar, 1904
  3. Alamut, Vladimir Bartol, 1936
  4. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Rebecca West, 1941
  5. Pilgrim Among the Shadows, Boris Pahor, 1967
  6. The Galley Slave, Drago Jancar, 1978
  7. The Gorjanci Vampire, Mate Dolenc, 1979
  8. The Newcomers, Lojze Kovacic, 1984
  9. Minuet for Guitar, Vitomil Zupan, 1988
  10. Filio Is Not at Home (Filio Ni Doma), Berta Bojetu, 1990
  11. The Feline Plague, Maja Novak, 2000
  12. Fuzine Blues, Andrej E. Skubic, 2001
  13. Southern Scum Go Home!, Goran Vojnovic, 2008
  14. Forbidden Bread, Erica Johnson Debeljak, 2009

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Serbia

  1. Marko the Prince: Serbo-Croat Heroic Songs, Anne Elizabeth Pennington, 1984 (oral epic tradition)
  2. Battle of Kosovo, John Matthias, 1998 (folk epic)
  3. An Orthodox Festival Book in the Habsburg Empire: Zaharija Orfelin’s Festive Greeting to Mojsej Putnik (1757), Jelena Todorovic, 2006
  4. Songs of the Serbian People: From the Collections of Vuk Karadzik, Milne Hoyton, ed., 19th c.
  5. Bad Blood, Borisav Stankovic, 1910
  6. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Rebecca West, 1941
  7. A Tomb for Boris Davidovich, Danilo Kis, 1976
  8. Dictionary of the Khazars, Milorad Pavic, 1983
  9. Hidden Camera, Zoran Zivkovic, 2003
  10. Hamam Balkania, Vladislav Bajac, 2008
  11. The Tiger’s Wife, Téa Obreht, 2011

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Kosovo

  1. The Wind and the Oak, Sinan Hasani, 1973
  2. La question du Kosovo, Ibrahim Rugova, 1994
  3. Ombres de la nuit, et autres récits du Kosovo, Eqrem Basha, 1999
  4. Call Me By My Name, Flora Brovina, 2001
  5. Neither a Wound nor a Song, Eqrem Basha, 2003

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Macedonia

  1. 19th Century Macedonian Folktales, Marko Cepenkov, trans. 1991
  2. The Moon in the Well and Other Macedonian Folk Tales, Danica Cvetanovska (or Cyetanoyska)
  3. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Rebecca West, 1941
  4. The Big Water, Zhivko Chingo, 1971
  5. Pirey, Petre M. Andreevski, 1980
  6. Poems of Blazhe Koneski, Blazhe Koneski, c. 1993
  7. Faceless Men and Other Macedonian Stories, Meto Jovanovsky, 1993
  8. My Cousin Emilia, Vlada Urosevic, 1994
  9. My Father’s Books, Luan Starova, 2001
  10. Conversation with Spinoza: A Cobweb Novel, Goce Smilevski, 2002
  11. The Legend of Kalesh Andja, Stale Popov, 2005
  12. The Catalyst 33, Irena Jordanova, 2010
  13. Six Macedonian Poets, Igor Isakovski, 2011

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Bulgaria

  1. Under the Yoke, Ivan Vazov, 1894
  2. Poems and Prose, Hristo Botev, 19th  c.
  3. The Road to Freedom, Geo Milev, 1923
  4. Légendes du Balkan, (aka Legends of Stara Planina) Yordan Yovkov, 1927
  5. Hot Noon, (screenplay) Iordan Radchkov, 1966
  6. The Peach Thief and Other Bulgarian Stories, Emiliian Stanev, 1968
    1. Or Wildlife Heroes and Villains
    2. Or Wolves Nights
    3. Or The Stranger and Other Short Stories, 1967
  7. Before I Was Born and Other Stories, Ivailo Petrov, 1971
  8. Bai Ganyo: Incredible Tales of a Modern Bulgarian, Aleko Konstantinov
  9. 18% Gray, Zachary Karabashliev

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Romania

  1. The Story of Harap Alb, Ion Creanga, 1877
  2. The Legend of the Evening Star, Mihai Eminescu, 1883
  3. Poems and Prose of Mihai Eminescu, Mihai Eminescu, 2000
  4. The Poems of Light, Lucian Blaga, 1919
  5. The Bach Concert, Hortensia Papadat-Bengescu, 1927
  6. The Last Night of Love, the First Night of War, Camil Petrescu, 1930
  7. Uprising, Liviu Rebreanu, 1932
  8. Bengal Nights, Mircea Eliade, 1933
  9. Scarred Hearts, Max Blecher, 1937
  10. Enigma Otiliei, George Calinescu, 1938
  11. Opere, Ion Pillat, c. 1945
  12. Night, Elie Wiesel, 1958
  13. The Hatchet, Mihail Sadoveanu, 1966
  14. Devil’s Luck, Barbu Stefanescu Delavrancea, 1966
  15. A Gamble With Death, Zaharia Stancu, 1969
  16. Vain Art of the Fugue, Dumitru Tepeneag, 1973
  17. Selected Poems, Tudor Arghezi, 1976
  18. Memoirs of an Anti-Semite, Gregor von Rezzori, 1979
  19. Wasted Morning, Gabriela Adamesteanu, 1983
  20. The Most Beloved of Earthlings, Marin Preda, 1984
  21. Thirst of the Salt Mountain: Trilogy of Plays, Marin Sorescu, 1985
  22. The Land of Green Plums, Herta Müller, 1994
  23. Hotel Europa, Dumitru Tepeneag, 1996
  24. Why the Child Is Cooking in the Polenta, Aglaja Veteranyi, 1999
  25. I am a Communist Biddy!, Dan Lungu, 2004
  26. Along the Enchanted Way, William Blacker, 2009
  27. Beautiful Strangers, Mircea Cartarescu, 2010

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Moldova

  1. Descriptio Moldaviae, Dimitrie Cantemir, 1717
  2. Alexandru Lapusneanul, Constantin Negruzzi, 1840
  3. Romanian Songs, Alecu Russo, 1850
  4. L’église blanche, Ion Druta (Droutse), 1985
  5. The Good Life Elsewhere, Vladimir Lorchenkov, 2008

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Ukraine

  1. Kobzar, Taras Shevchenko, 1840
  2. Dead Souls, Nikolai Gogol, 1842
  3. The Black Council, Panteleimon Kulish, 1846
  4. Stolen Happiness, Ivan Franko, 1893
  5. Red Cavalry, Isaac Babel, 1920
  6. Misto, Valerian Pidmohylny, 1928
  7. Sonata Pathetique, Mykola Kulish, 1929
  8. Requiem, Anna Akhmatova, 1940
  9. Life and Fate, Vasily Grossman, 1959
  10. Faithful Ruslan, Georgi Vladimov, 1978
  11. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky, 1981
  12. Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex, Oksana Zabuzhko, 1996
  13. Perverzion, Yuri Andrukhovych, 1997
  14. Depeche Mode, Serhiy Zhadan, 2004
  15. Hardly Ever Otherwise, Maria Matios, 2007
  16. The Babylonian Captivity, Lesya Ukrainka, 2014

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Russia

  1. The Tale of the Campaign of Igor (12th c. epic poem), Robert C. Howes, trans., 1974
  2. Eugene Onegin, Alexander Pushkin, 1825
  3. A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov, 1839
  4. Dead Souls, Nikolai Gogol, 1842
  5. Oblomov, Ivan Goncharov, 1859
  6. Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev, 1862
  7. What Is to Be Done?, Nikolai Chernyshevsky, 1863
  8. Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1866
  9. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1878
  10. The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy, 1884
  11. Selected Stories, Anton Chekhov, 1900
  12. Mother, Maxim Gorky, 1906
  13. The Village, Ivan Bunin, 1910
  14. Petersburg, Andrey Bely, 1913
  15. We, Yevgeny Zamyatin, 1924
  16. The Twelve Chairs, Ilya Ilf, 1927
  17. The Gift, Vladimir Nabokov, 1938
  18. Quiet Flows the Don, Mikhail Sholokov, 1940
  19. The Case of Comrade Tulayev, Victor Serge, 1949
  20. Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak, 1957
  21. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1962
  22. The Master and Magarita, Mikhail Bulgakov, 1967
  23. The Foundation Pit, Andrei Platonov, 1969
  24. Roadside Picnic, Arkady Strugatsky, 1972
  25. The Gulag Archipelago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1973
  26. It’s Me, Eddie: A Fictional Memoir, Eduard Limonov, 1980
  27. The Suitcase, Sergei Dovlatov, 1986
  28. Omon Ra, Victor Pelevin, 1992
  29. The Soul of a Patriot, Evgeny Popov, 1994
  30. Medea and her Children, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, 1996
  31. The Winter Queen, Boris Akunin, 1998
  32. Angels on the Head of a Pin, Yuri Druzhnikov, 2002
  33. Maidenhair, Mikhail Shishkin, 2005
  34. Day of the Oprichnik, Vladimir Sorokin, 2006
  35. Sankya, Zakhar Prilepin, 2006

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Estonia

  1. Kalevipoeg: An Ancient Estonian Epic, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, 1853
  2. Tales of the Amber Sea: Fairy Tales of the People of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Irina Zheleznova, 1974
  3. The Czar’s Madman, Jaan Kross, 1978
  4. The Same River, Jaan Kaplinski, 1984
  5. The Beauty of History, Viivi Luik, 1991

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Latvia

  1. Bearslayer, Andrejs Pumpurs, 1888
  2. A Man in His Primei, Gilbert Phelps, 1955
  3. Cage, Alberts Bels, 1972
  4. Latvia Writes: One Hundred Poems from the Ethnic Diversity of the Soviet Republics, Reinhold Millers, 1983
  5. A Woman in Amber: Healing the Trauma of War and Exile, Agate Nesaule, 1995
  6. With Dance Shoes in Siberian Snows, Sandra Kalniete, 2001
  7. Breakfast at Midnight, Valentins Jakobsons, 2003
  8. The Merry Baker of Riga, Boris Zemtzov, 2004
  9. Flying Blind, Guntars Godins, 2005
  10. Wolf One-Eye, Juris Kronbergs, 2006
  11. The Free World, David Bezmozgis, 2011

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Lithuania

  1. The Seasons, Kristijonas Donelaitis, 1818
  2. The Forest of Ankysciu, Antanas Baranauskas, 1859
  3. A work by Zemaite, late 19th c.
  4. Poems, Kazys Binkis, 1920
  5. In the Shadow of the Altars, Vincas Putinas-Mykolaitis, 1933
  6. The Issa Valley, Czeslaw Milosz, 1955
  7. Forest of the Gods, Balys Sruoga, 1957
  8. Amorous Initiation: A Novel of Sacred and Profane Love, O.V. de L. Milosz, 1977
  9. Skirgaila, Vincas Krévé-Mickevicius, 1978
  10. The Noble Traveller: The Life and Writings of O.V. de L. Milosz, O.V. de L. Milosz, 1985
  11. The Collected Poems, 1931-1987, Czeslaw Milosz, 1987
  12. Vilnius Poker, Ricardus Gavelis, 1989
  13. Tales of Lithuania, O.V. de L. Milosz, 1989
  14. Tula, Jurgis Kuncinas, 1993
  15. The Rain Witch, Jurga Ivanauskaite, 1993
  16. Hour of the Wolf, Andrius B. Tapinas, 2013

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Belarus

  1. King Stakh’s Wild Hunt, Uladzimir Karatkievich, 1964
  2. Like Water, Like Fire: An Anthology of Byelorussian Poetry from 1828 to the Present Day, Vera Rich, 1971
  3. Khatyn, Ales Adamovich, 1974
  4. Home Fires, Writers from Byelorussia, 1986
  5. Voices from Chernobyl, Svetlana Alexievich, 1997

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Poland

  1. Gesta Principum Polonorum (Deeds of the Princes of the Poles), Gallus, 1118
  2. Laments, Jan Kochanowski, 1580
  3. Memoirs of the Polish Baroque: The Writings of Jan Chryzostom Pasek, a Squire of the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania, Jan Chryzostom Pasek, 17th c.
  4. The Adventures of Mr. Nicholas Wisdom, Ignacy Krasicki, 1776
  5. The Manuscript Found in Saragossa, Jan Potocki, 1805
  6. Pan Tadeusz, Adam Mickiewicz, 1834
  7. Kordian, Juliusz Slowacki, 1834
  8. Polish Fables, Ignacy Krasicki, 1844
  9. The Doll, Boleslaw Prus, 1890
  10. Quo Vadis, Henryk Sienkiewicz, 1895
  11. Homo Sapiens, Stanislaw Przybyszewki, 1896
  12. Wedding, Stanislaw Wyspianski, 1901
  13. The Morality of Mrs. Dulsky, Gabriela Zapolska, 1906
  14. Chlopi, Wladyslaw Reymont, 1909
  15. The Coming Spring, Stefan Zeromski, 1924
  16. Insatiability, Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz, 1930
  17. Ferdyduke, Witold Gombrowicz, 1937
  18. Medallions, Zofia Nalkowsky, 1946
  19. The Pianist, Wladyslaw Szpilman, 1946
  20. Ashes and Diamonds, Jerzy Andrzejewski, 1948
  21. Solaris, Stanislaw Lem, 1961
  22. The Slave, Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1962
  23. Barbarian in the Garden, Zbigniew Herbert, 1962
  24. The Painted Bird, Jerzy Kosinski, 1965
  25. Primeval and Other Times, Olga Tokarczuk, 1966
  26. Another Day of Life, Ryszard Kapuscinski, 1976
  27. A Minor Apocalypse, Tadeusz Konwicki, 1979
  28. Imperium, Ryszard Kapuscinski, 1992
  29. The Undivine Comedy, and Other Poems, Zygmunt Krasinski, 2008

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Slovakia

  1. Proglas, St. Cyril, 867
  2. Three Epistles of St. Cyril, St. Cyril, 9th c.
  3. Jozef Mak, Ciger Jozef Hronsky, 1933
  4. Ever Green Is…, Pavel Vilikovsky, 1989
  5. That Alluring Land, Bozena Slancikova Timrava, 1992
  6. Samko Tále’s Cemetery Book, Daniela Kapitanova, 2000
  7. The House of the Deaf Man, Peter Kristufek, 2012

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Hungary

  1. Gesta Hungarorum, Anon., 12th c.
  2. The Siege of Sziget, Miklos Zrinyi, 1651
  3. Skylark, Dezso Kosztolanyi, 1924
  4. They Were Counted, Miklós Bánffy, 1934
  5. Journey by Moonlight, Antal Szerb, 1937
  6. Embers, Sándor Márai, 1942
  7. Fatelessness, Imre Kertész, 1975
  8. The Door, Magda Szabó, 1987

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Czech Republic

  1. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, Ranier Maria Rilke, 1910
  2. A Hunger Artist, Franz Kafka, 1922
  3. The Trial, Franz Kafka, 1925
  4. R.U.R. and War with the Newts, Karel Capek, 1936
  5. Closely Watched Trains, Bohumil Hrabal, 1965
  6. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Milan Kundera, 1978
  7. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera, 1981
  8. The Other City, Michal Ajvaz, 1993
  9. Time’s Magpie: A Walk in Prague, Myla Goldberg, 2004
  10. Freshta, Petra Prochazkova, 2004

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Western Europe

Austria

  1. Selections from Conrad Celtis, 1459-1508, Leonard Forster, 2011
  2. Simplicissium, Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, 1669
  3. The Poor Musician, Franz Grillparzer, 1848
  4. Rock Crystal, Adalbert Stifter, 1853
  5. Indian Summer, Adalbert Stifter, 1857
  6. Venus in Furs, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, 1870
  7. Their Pavel, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, 1887
  8. The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud, 1899
  9. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, Ranier Maria Rilke, 1910
  10. Last Days of Mankind, Karl Kraus, 1918
  11. Dream Story, Arthur Schnitzler, 1926
  12. The Man Without Qualities, Robert Musil, 1930
  13. The Sleepwalkers, Hermann Broch, 1932
  14. The World of Yesterday, Stefan Zweig, 1942
  15. Memoirs of an Anti-Semite, Gregor von Rezzori, 1979
  16. The Piano Teacher, Elfreide Jelinek, 1983
  17. Lay Down Your Arms, Bertha von Suttner, 1990

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Liechtenstein

  1. Ludmila: A Story of Liechtenstein, Paul Gallico, 1954
  2. Sarganserland: Gedichte, Michael Donhauser, 1998
  3. Man wortet sich die Orte selbst, Iren Nigg, 2006

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Germany

  1. The Nibelungenlied, Unknown, 1200
  2. The Sorrows of Young Werther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1774
  3. Nathan the Wise, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, 1779
  4. Faust, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1787
  5. Hyperion oder der Eremit in Griechenland, Friedrich Hölderlin, 1797
  6. The Devil’s Elixirs, E.T.A. Hoffman, 1815
  7. Debit and Credit, Gustav Freytab, 1855
  8. Effi Briest, Theodor Fontane, 1895
  9. Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family, Thomas Mann, 1901
  10. Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse, 1922
  11. The Magic Mountain, Thomas Mann, 1924
  12. Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Döblin, 1929
  13. After Midnight, Irmgard Keun, 1937
  14. Transit, Anna Seghers, 1944
  15. The Tin Drum, Günter Grass, 1959
  16. The Clown, Heinrich Böll, 1963
  17. The Quest for Christa T., Christa Wolf, 1968
  18. Three Plays, Gerhart Hauptmann, 1977

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Netherlands

  1. Praise of Folly, Desiderius Erasmus, 1508
  2. Lucifer, Joost van den Vondel, 1654
  3. Nederlandse Historiën, P.C. Hooft, 1656
  4. Ethics, Baruch Spinoza, 1677
  5. Max Havelaar: Or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company, Multatuli, 1820
  6. Old People and the Things that Pass, Louis Couperus, 1906
  7. The Evenings, Gerard Reve, 1947
  8. The Garden Where the Brass Band Played, Simon Vestdijk, 1950
  9. The Darkroom of Damocles, Willem Frederik Hermans, 1958
  10. Turkish Delight, Jan Wolkers, 1967
  11. Rituals, Cees Nooteboom, 1980
  12. Out of Mind, J. Bernlef, 1984
  13. The Tea Lords, Hella S. Haasse, 1992
  14. The Discovery of Heaven, Harry Mulisch, 1992
  15. Under the Skin, Michel Faber, 2000

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Belgium

  1. The Life of Saint Servatius: A dual-language edition of the Middle Dutch legend of Saint Servatius by Heinrich von Veldeke and the Anonymous Upper German Life of Saint Servatius, Heinrich von Veldeke and Anonymous, 2006 (pre-16th c.)
  2. The Lion of Flanders, Hendrik Conscience, 1838
  3. Bruges-La-Morte, Georges Rodenbach, 1892
  4. L’oiseau bleu, Maurice Maeterlinck, 1905
  5. Mémoires d’Hadrien, Marguerite Yourcenar, 1951
  6. Dimanche, Georges Simenon, 1958
  7. The Sorrow of Belgium, Hugo Claus, 1983
  8. Le jour de chien, Caroline Lamarche, 1996
  9. Omega Minor, Paul Verhaeghen, 2004
  10. The Angelmaker, Stefan Brijs, 2005

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Luxembourg

  1. Codex Mariendalensis, Brother Hermann von Veldenz, c. 1290
  2. Renert, Anon., (trans. Michel Rodange), 1872
  3. Le Cathédrale en flammes, Guy Rewenig, 1989
  4. Something by Nico Helminger, late 20th c.
  5. The Parrot of Käschtebam, Roger Manderscheid, 1991
  6. Haroy, ou, La memoire de la baleine, Jean Portante, 1993
  7. Le paradis brule, Anise Koltz, 2001

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Switzerland

  1. Minnesang, Helmut Brackert, 1983 (14th c. poems)
  2. The Short Chronicle: A Poor Clare’s Account of the Reformation of Geneva, Jeanne de Jussie, 16th c.
  3. Les Tragiques, Agrippa d’Aubigné, 1616
  4. The Alps and Other Poems, Albrecht von Haller, 1717
  5. Émile, or On Education, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1762
  6. Wilhelm Tell, Friedrich Schiller, 1804
  7. The Black Spider, Jeremias Gotthelf, 1842
  8. Green Henry, Gottfried Keller, 1854
  9. The Shot from the Pulpit, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, 1877
  10. Amours fragiles…, Victor Cherbuliez, 1880
  11. Jakob von Gunten, Robert Walser, 1908
  12. Olympian Spring, Carl Spitteler, 1919
  13. Derborence, Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, 1934
  14. Homo Faber, Max Frisch, 1957
  15. The Physicists, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, 1961
  16. L’Alphabet du matin, Alice Rivaz, 1968
  17. Seven Years, Peter Stamm, 1998
  18. On the Edge, Markus Werner, 2004
  19. The Vampire of Ropraz, Jacques Chessex, 2007
  20. At Home: A Selection of Stories, Franz Hohler, 2012

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Monaco

  1. L’espion de Prague, Pierre Nord, 1952
  2. Loser Takes All, Graham Greene, 1954
  3. Monaco Cool, Robert Westgate, 1992

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Italy

  1. The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri, 1306
  2. The Decameron, Giovanni Boccaccio, 1348
  3. Life of Dante, Giovanni Boccaccio, 1360
  4. Canzoniere: Selected Poemsi, Francesco Petrarca, 1374
  5. The Betrothed, Allesandro Manzoni, 1840
  6. The House by the Medlar Tree, Giovanni Verga, 1881
  7. Six Characters in Search of an Author, Luigi Pirandello, 1921
  8. Zeno’s Conscience, Italo Svevo, 1923
  9. Bread and Wine, Ignazio Silon, 1937
  10. Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year, Carlo Levi, 1944
  11. Survival in Auschwitz, Primo Levi, 1947
  12. Artemisia, Anna Banti, 1947
  13. The Leopard, Giuseppe di Lampedusa, 1958
  14. The Little Virtues, Natalia Ginzburg, 1962
  15. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Giorgio Bassani, 1962
  16. History, Elsa Morante, 1974
  17. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller, Italo Calvino, 1979
  18. The Days of Abandonment, Elena Ferrante, 2002
  19. The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, Umberto Eco, 2004

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San Marino

  1. A Freak of Freedom: Or, the Republic of San Marino, James Theodore Bent, 1970
  2. The Republic of San Marino: The Oldest and Smallest Republic of the World, Giuseppe Rossi, 1976
  3. Figlie della luna, Milena Ercolani, 2009

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Vatican City

  1. Shroud of Secrecy: The Story of Corruption Within the Vatican, The Millenari, 2000

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Malta

  1. The Cage, Frans Sammut, 1971
  2. Requiem for a Malta Fascist, Francis Ebejer, 1980
  3. Death in Malta, Rosanne Dingli, 2000
  4. Southern Wind, Pierre J. Mejlak, 2007
  5. In the Name of the Father, Immanuel Mifsud, 2010

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Portugal

  1. The Lusiads, Luís Vaz de Camões, 1572
  2. Trilogy of the Boats, Gil Vicente, 16th c.
  3. The Travels of Mendes Pinto, Fernão Mendes Pinto, 1614
  4. Eurico, the Presbyter, Alexandre Herculano, 1844
  5. Frei Luís de Sousa, Almeida Garrett, 1844
  6. Doomed Love (Amor de Perdição), Camilo Castelo Branco, 1862
  7. The Maias, Eça de Quierós, 1888
  8. The Land at the End of the World, António Lobo Antunes, 1979
  9. The Book of Disquiet, Fernando Pessoa, 1982
  10. The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, José Saramago, 1991
  11. Jerusalém, Gonçalo M. Tavares, 2005
  12. The Last Pope, Luis Miguel Rocha, 2006

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Spain

  1. The Epic of the Cid, Unknown, 12th c.
  2. Celestina, Fernando de Rojas, 1499
  3. El Lazarillo de Tormes, Anon., 1554
  4. Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes, 1605
  5. Historia de la vida del Buscón, Francisco de Quevedo, 1626
  6. La vida es sueño, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, 1635
  7. L’Atlàntida, Jacint Verdaguer i Santaló, 1877
  8. Gypsy Ballads, Federico García Lorca, 1928
  9. Tres Novelas Ejemplares y un Prólogo, Miguel de Unamuno, 1930
  10. La casa de Bernardo Alba, Federico García Lorca, 1936
  11. The Family of Pascal Duarte, Camilo José Cela, 1942
  12. Nada, Carmen Laforet, 1944
  13. Los usurpadores, Francisco Ayala, 1949
  14. Tiempo de silencio, Luis Martín-Santos, 1960
  15. Los santos inocentes, Miguel Delibes, 1981
  16. La ciudad de los prodigios, Eduardo Mendoza, 1986
  17. Beatus Ille, Antonio Muñuz Molina, 1986
  18. All Souls, Javier Marías, 1987
  19. Bartelby & Co., Enrique Vila-Matas, 2000
  20. Soldados de Salamina, Javier Cercas, 2001
  21. Your Face Tomorrow, Javier Marías, 2002
  22. La catedral del mar, Ildefonso Falcones, 2006

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Andorra

  1. A Tramp in Spain: From Andalusia to Andorra, Bart Kennedy, 1904
  2. Andorra, Max Frisch, 1961
  3. El Nudo Infinito, Ramon Villero, 2010

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France

  1. Chronicles of the Crusades, John de Joinville and Geoffrey de Villehardouin, 13th c.
  2. La Princesse de Clèves, Madame de La Fayette, 1678
  3. Candide, Voltaire, 1759
  4. Jacques the Fatalist, Denis Diderot, 1778
  5. Les Liaisons dangereuses, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, 1782
  6. Justine, Marquis de Sade, 1791
  7. Notre-Dame de Paris, Victor Hugot, 1831
  8. Père Goriot, Honoré de Balzac, 1834
  9. Illusions perdues, Honoré de Balzac, 1843
  10. Les Trois Mousquetaires, Alexandre Dumas, 1844
  11. Les Misérables, Victor Hugo, 1862
  12. Au bonheur des dames, Émile Zola, 1883
  13. À rebours, Joris-Karl Huysmans, 1884
  14. Bel-ami, Guy de Maupassant, 1885
  15. Germinal, Émile Zola, 1885
  16. L’Immoraliste, André Gide, 1902
  17. Les Thibault, Roger Martin du Gard, 1904
  18. Les Dieux ont soif, Anatole France, 1912
  19. Le Grand Meaulnes, Alain-Fournier, 1912
  20. Locus Solus, Raymond Roussel, 1913
  21. Swann’s Way, Marcel Proust, 1913
  22. Pierre et Luce, Romain Rolland, 1920
  23. Nadja, André Breton, 1928
  24. Viper’s Tangle, François Mauriac, 1932
  25. Journey to the End of the Night, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, 1932
  26. La Nausée, Jean-Paul Sartre, 1938
  27. Gigi, Colette, 1944
  28. Les Gommes, Alaine Robbe-Grillet, 1953
  29. La Vie: mode d’emploi, Georges Perec, 1978
  30. L’Amant, Marguerite Duras, 1984
  31. Volkswagen Blues, Jacques Poulin, 1984

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England

  1. The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology, Kevin Crossley-Holland, 1982
  2. The History of the Kings of Britain, Geoffrey of Monmouth, 1138
  3. The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer, 1390
  4. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Laurence Sterne, 1759
  5. Middlemarch, George Eliot, 1872
  6. Nostromo, Joseph Conrad, 1904
  7. Sons and Lovers, D.H. Lawrence, 1913

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Wales

  1. Poems from the Book of Taliesin, Taliesin, 6th c.
  2. The Gododdin, Aneirin, 11th c.
  3. The History of the Kings of Britain, Geoffrey of Monmouth, 1138
  4. The Mabinogion, Unknown, 1200
  5. The Welsh Classics vol. 1: Dafydd ap Gwilym, Dafydd ap Gwilym, 14th c.
  6. Triads of Britain, Iolo Morganwg, 2009 (13th-15th c.)
  7. The Four Ancient Books of Wales, William Forbes Skene, 13th-15th c.
  8. Rhys Lewis, Danie Owen, 1885
  9. Ceiriog, John Ceiriog Hughes, 1902
  10. Queen of the Rushes, Allen Raine, 1906
  11. Monica, Saunders Lewis, 1930
  12. Black Parade, Jack Jones, 1935
  13. Feet in Chains, Kate Roberts, 1936
  14. In Parenthesis, David Jones, 1937
  15. Under Milk Wood, Dylan Thomas, 1953
  16. Ash on a Young Man’s Sleeve, Dannie Abse, 1954
  17. My People, Caradoc Evans, 1987
  18. A Toy Epic, Emyr Humphreys, 1990
  19. Gillian Clarke: Collected Poems, Gillian Clarke, 1997
  20. Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters, 1998
  21. Random Deaths and Custard, Catrin Dafydd, 2007
  22. Diary of a Soul, Pennar Davies, 2011

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Ireland

  1. Early Irish Myths and Sagas, Jeffrey Gantz, 1981
  2. Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of Conquests, Anon., 11th c.
  3. The Fenian Cycle, Anon., 12th c.
  4. The Táin, Anon., 1106
  5. The Madness of Shuibhne, Seán Ó Sé, 1617
  6. Caoineadh Airt Uí Laoghaire (The Lament of Art O’Leary), Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill, 1773
  7. The Midnight Court, Brian Merriman, 18th c.
  8. Melmoth the Wanderer, Charles Robert Maturin, 1820
  9. Fardorougha the Miser, William Carleton, 1838
  10. Uncle Silas, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 1864
  11. In a Glass Darkly, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 1872
  12. Riders to the Sea, J.M. Synge, 1903
  13. Gods and Fighting Men: The Story of the Tuatha De Danaan and the Fianna of Ireland, Lady Gregory, 1904
  14. Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw, 1912
  15. The Charwoman’s Daughter, James Stephens, 1912
  16. Ulysses, James Joyce, 1920
  17. The Valley of the Squinting Windows, Brinsley MacNamara, 1920
  18. The Big Drum, Seosamh Mac Grianna, c. 1930
  19. Molly, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, Samuel Beckett, 1958
  20. Borstal Boy, Brendan Behan, 1958
  21. The Field, John Brendan Keane, 1966
  22. Langrishe, Go Down, Adam Higgins, 1980
  23. The Butcher Boy, Patrick McCabe, 1992
  24. A Goat’s song, Dermot Healy, 1995
  25. At Swim, Two Boys, Jamie O’Neill, 2001
  26. The Sea, John Banville, 2005
  27. The Secret Scripture, Sebastian Barry, 2008
  28. Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín, 2009
  29. A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, Eimear McBride, 2013

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Northern Ireland

  1. The Feast of Bricriu, Anon., 8th c.
  2. The Táin, Anon., 1106
  3. At Swim-Two-Birds, Flann O’Brien, 1939
  4. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Brian Moore, 1955
  5. Till We Have Faces, C.S. Lewis, 1956
  6. Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Brian Friel, 1964
  7. Cal, Bernard MacLaverty, 1983
  8. Ripley Bogle, Robert McLiam Wilson, 1989
  9. Divorcing Jack, Colin Bateman, 1995
  10. Reading in the Dark, Seamus Deane, 1996
  11. Open Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996, Seamus Heaney, 1997
  12. Shamrock Tea, Ciarán Carson, 2003
  13. The Dervish House, Ian McDonald, 2009
  14. Following Darkness, Forrest Reid, 2010

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Scotland

  1. Life of St. Columba, Adomnán of Iona, 7th c.
  2. The Dream of the Rood, Cynewulf, 9th c.
  3. Fergus of Galloway: Knight of King Arthur, Guillaume Le Clerc, c. 1200
  4. The Bruce, John Barbour, 1375
  5. The Wallace, Blind Harry, 1488
  6. The Buik of Alexander the Conqueror, Gilbert Hay, c. 1499
  7. The Buik of the Croniclis of Scotland, Hector Boece, 1527
  8. Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis, David Lyndsay, 1552
  9. The Adventures of Roderick Random, Tobial Smollett, 1748
  10. The Poems of Ossian and Related Works, James MacPherson, 1760
  11. The Tea-Table Miscellany, vol. 1, Allan Ramsay, 1763
  12. Rob Roy, Walter Scott, 1817
  13. Ivanhoe, Walter Scott, 1819
  14. Six Gothic Dramas, Joanna Baillie, 1851
  15. Phantastes, George MacDonald, 1858
  16. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson, 1886
  17. Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie, 1902
  18. Poems and Songs, Robert Burns, 1909
  19. A Scots Quair: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe, Grey Granite, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, 1932
  20. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark, 1961
  21. A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle, Hugh MacDiarmid, 1969
  22. Lanark, Alisdair Gray, 1981
  23. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks, 1984
  24. Knots and Crosses, Ian Rankin, 1987
  25. How Late It Was, How Late, James Kelman, 1994
  26. The World’s Wife, Carol Ann Duffy, 1999
  27. Three Scottish Poets, Edwin Morgan, 2001
  28. Buddha Da, Anne Donovan, 2003

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Denmark

  1. Saxo Grammaticus: The History of the Danes, Books I-IX, Saxo Grammaticus, 1204
  2. Comedies: Jeppe of the Hill, The Political Tinker, and Erasmus Montaus, Ludvig Holberg, 1723
  3. The Rector of Veilbye, Steen Steenson Blicher, 1829
  4. Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen, 1837
  5. Jammers Minde, Leonora Christina, 1869
  6. Marie Grubbe, Jens Peter Jacobse, 1876
  7. Ved Vejen, Herman Bang, 1886
  8. The Polar Bear, Henrik Pontoppidan, 1887
  9. The Fall o f the King, Johannes V. Jensen, 1900
  10. Lucky Per, Henrik Pontoppidan, 1904
  11. The Realm of the Dead, Henrik Pontoppidan, 1916
  12. Out of Africa, Karen Blixen, 1937
  13. Winter’s Tales, Karen Blixen, 1942
  14. And Other Stories, Klaus Rifbjerg, 1964
  15. Murder in San Francisco, Dan Turèll, 1990
  16. Butterfly Valley: A Requiem, Inger Christensen, 1991
  17. Smilla’s Sense of Snow, Peter Høeg, 1992
  18. Nordkraft, Jakob Ejersbo, 2002

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Finland

  1. The Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot, 1835
  2. Seven Brothers, Aleksis Kivi, 1870
  3. Kurskas kurjuus, E. Sillanpää, 1919
  4. The Egyptian, Mika Waltari, 1945
  5. The Unknown Soldier, Väinö Linna, 1954
  6. The Earth is a Sinful Song, Timo K. Mukka, 1964
  7. The Year of the Hare, Arto Paasilinna, 1975
  8. Troll: A Love Story, Johanna Sinisalo, 2000
  9. Purge, Sofi Oksanen, 2008

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Norway

  1. Five Pieces of Runic Poetry Translated from the Islandic Language, Thomas Percy, 1763
  2. Ágrip af Nóregskonungasögum: A Twelfth Century Synoptic History of the Kings of Norway, Anon., 12th c.
  3. The Saga of Olaf Tryggvason, Oddr Snorrason, 1180
  4. Heimskringla, or, The Lives of the Norse Kings, Snorri Sturluson, 1230
  5. Saga of Thidrek of Bern, Unknown, 1240
  6. The King’s Mirror, Unknown, 1250
  7. Fagrskinna, A Catalogue of the Kings of Norway, Alison Finlay (ed.), 2003 (13th c.)
  8. A History of Norway and the Passion and Miracles of Blessed Óláfr, Devra Kunin, trans., 2001 (12th-15th c.)
  9. Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway, Martin Chase, 2014
  10. The Trumpet of Nordland, Petter Dass, 1739
  11. Jan Van Huysum’s Flower Piece, Henrik Wergeland, 1840
  12. East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, 1845
  13. Synnøve Solbakken, Bjørnstjern Bjørnson, 1857
  14. Gift, Alexander Kielland, 1883
  15. Hunger, Knut Hamsun, 1890
  16. Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen, 1890
  17. Growth of the Soil, Knut Hamsun, 1917
  18. The Wreath, Sigrid Undset, 1920
  19. The Last of the Vikings, Johan Bojer, 1921
  20. Petter Moen’s dagbok, Petter Moen, 1949
  21. From Day to Day, Odd Nansen, 1949
  22. The Ice Palace, Tarjei Vessas, 1963
  23. Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaarder, 1991
  24. Out Stealing Horses, Per Petterson, 2003
  25. The Family at Gilje, Jonas Lie, 2012

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Sweden

  1. The Chronicle of Duke Erik, Erik Carlquist, 2012 (14th c.)
  2. The Queen’s Tiara, Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, 1834
  3. Sara Videbeck and the Chapel, Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, 1839
  4. The Red Room, August Strindberg, 1879
  5. Miss Julie, August Strindberg, 1888
  6. Gösta Berlings Saga, Selma Lagerlöf, 1891
  7. The Tree of the Folkungs, Verner von Heidestam, 1905
  8. Doctor Glas, Hjalmar Söderberg, 1905
  9. The Dwarf, Pär Lagerkvist, 1944
  10. Return to Ithaca: The Odyssey told as a modern novel, Eyvind Johnson, 1946
  11. The Emigrants, Vilhelm Moberg, 1949
  12. Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem, Harry Martinson, 1956
  13. Faceless Killers, Henning Mankell, 1991
  14. Blackwater, Kerstin Ekman, 1993
  15. The Visit of the Royal Physician, Per Olov Enquist, 1999
  16. Let the Right One In, John Ajvide Lindqvist, 2004
  17. The Unit, Ninni Holmqvist, 2006
  18. The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems, Tomas Tranströmer, 2011

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Iceland

  1. The Poetic Edda, Anon., 1200
  2. The Sagas of the Icelanders, Jane Smiley (ed.), 1200
  3. The Prose Edda, Snorri Sturlusun, 1220
  4. The Saga of the Volsungs, Anon., 1290
  5. Njal’s Saga, Anon., 1290
  6. The Vinland Sagas, Anon., 1390
  7. Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway, Martin Chase, 2014
  8. Independent People, Halldór Laxness, 1934
  9. 101 Reykjavik, Hallgrímur Helgason, 1996
  10. The Blue Fox, Sjón, 2003
  11. Last Rituals, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, 2005
  12. Hypothermia, Indriðason Arnaldur, 2007

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North America

Greenland

  1. The Vinland Sagas, Anon., 1390
  2. Eskimo Folk-Tales, Knud Rasmussen, 1921
  3. This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland, Gretel Ehrlich, 2001

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Canada

  1. The Clockmaker: The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville, Thomas Chandler Haliburton, 1838
  2. The Golden Dog, William Kirby, 1897
  3. The Tin Flute, Gabrielle Roy, 1945
  4. The Two Solitudes, Hugh MacLennan, 1945
  5. Le Survenant, Germaine Guèvremont, 1945
  6. Who Has Seen the Wind, W.O. Mitchell, 1947
  7. The Double Hook, Sheila Watson, 1959
  8. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Mordecai Richler, 1959
  9. Never Cry Wolf, Farley Mowat, 1963
  10. The Stone Angel, Margaret Laurence, 1964
  11. Beautiful Losers, Leonard Cohen, 1966
  12. Fifth Business, Robertson Davies, 1970
  13. The White Dawn: An Eskimo Saga, James Archibald Houston, 1971
  14. In the Skin of a Lion, Michael Ondaatje, 1987
  15. Green Grass, Running Water, Thomas King, 1993
  16. Fugitive Pieces, Anne Michaels, 1996
  17. Barney’s Version, Mordecai Richler, 1997
  18. The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, Wayne Johnston, 1998
  19. Kiss of the Fur Queen, Tomson Highway, 1998
  20. No Great Mischief, Alistair MacLeod, 1999
  21. Mercy Among the Children, David Adams Richards, 2000
  22. A Complicated Kindness, Miriam Toews, 2004
  23. Runaway, Alice Munro, 2004
  24. Three Day Road, Joseph Boyden, 2005
  25. Lullabies for Little Criminals, Heather O’Neill, 2006

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USA

  1. Moby-Dick, Herman Melville, 1851
  2. Myths and Legends of Our Own Land, Charles M. Skinner, 1896
  3. The Magnificent Ambersons, Booth Tarkington, 1918
  4. Absalom, Absalom!, William Faulkner, 1936
  5. Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston, 1937
  6. Native Son, Richard Wright, 1940
  7. Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison, 1952
  8. House Made of Dawn, N. Scott Momaday, 1968
  9. Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto, Vine Deloria Jr., 1970
  10. Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko, 1977
  11. Blue Highways, William Least Heat-Moon, 1982
  12. Bearheart: The Heirship Chronicles, Gerald Vizenor, 1990
  13. Tunkashila, Gerald Hausman, 1993
  14. Reservation Blues, Sherman Alexie, 1995
  15. The Round House, Louise Erdrich, 2012

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Mexico

  1. Poemas de Nezahualcóyotl, Nezahualcóyotl, 15th c.
  2. La Grandeza Mexicana y Compendio Apologético en Alabanza de la Poesía, Bernardo de Balbuena, 1604
  3. La verdad sospechosa, Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, 1624
  4. Infortunios de Alonso Ramírez, Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, 1690
  5. Poems, Protest, and a Dream, Juana Inés de la Cruz, 17th c.
  6. El Periquillo Sarniento, José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, 1816
  7. Clemencia, Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, 1869
  8. El éxodo y las flores del camino, Amado Nervo, 1902
  9. Vision de Anáhuac, Alfonso Reyes, 1915
  10. The Underdogs, Mariano Azuela, 1916
  11. The Labyrinth of Solitude and Other Writings, Octavio Paz
  12. Pedro Páramo, Juan Rulfo, 1955
  13. La Región Más Tranparente, Carlos Fuentes, 1958
  14. The Death of Artemio Cruz, Carlos Fuentes, 1962
  15. The Book of Lamentations, Rosario Castellanos, 1962
  16. El gesticulador, Rodolfo Usigli, 1965
  17. Los paseos de la ciudad de México, Salvador Novo, 1974
  18. Dos crímenes, Jorge Ibargüengoitia, 1979
  19. Las batallas en el desierto, José Emilio Pacheco, 1981
  20. Como agua para chocolate, Laura Esquivel, 1989
  21. La vida conyugal, Sergio Pitol, 1990
  22. Diablo Guardián, Xavier Velasco, 2003
  23. 200 Poemas de amor, Amado Nervo, 2007

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Central America and the Caribbean

Guatemala

  1. Popol Vuh, Anon., 1550
  2. La Recordacin Florida, Francisco Antonio Fuentes y de Guzmán, 1690
  3. La hija del Adelantado, José Milla y Vidaurre, 1866
  4. The President, Miguel Ángel Asturias, 1946
  5. Men of Maize, Miguel Ángel Asturias, 1949
  6. Guatemala, las líneas de su mano, Luis Cardoza y Aragón, 1955
  7. La oveja negra y demás fábulas, Augusto Monterroso, 1969

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Belize

  1. Beka Lamb, Zee Edgell, 1986
  2. On Heroes, Lizards and Possums, Zoila Ellis, 1991
  3. X Communication: Selected Writings, Evan X. Hyde, 1995

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Honduras

  1. Blanca Olmedo, Lucila Gamero de Medina, 1908
  2. Prisión Verde, Ramón Amay Amador, 1950
  3. Points of Light: Honduran Short Stories, Guillermo Yuscarán, 1992
  4. The Big Banana, Roberto Quesada, 1999

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El Salvador

  1. Cuentos de barro, Salarrué, 1933
  2. One Day of Life, Manlio Argueta, 1982
  3. Bitter Grounds, Sandra Benitez, 1997
  4. Land of Childhood, Claudia Lars, 2003
  5. Senselessness, Horacio Castellanos Moya, 2004
  6. Trece, Rafael Menjivar Ochoa, 2008

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Nicaragua

  1. Azul…, Rubén Darío, 1888
  2. El Soldado Desconocido y Otros Poemas, Salomón de la Selva, 1922
  3. The Inhabited Woman, Gioconda Belli, 1988
  4. Margarita, How Beautiful the Sea, Sergio Ramírez, 1998

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Costa Rica

  1. Cuentos de mi tía panchita, Carmen Lyra, 1920
  2. Mamita Yunai, Carlos Luis Fallas, 1976
  3. Poesías de Roberto Brenes Mesén, Roberto Brenes Mesén, 1979
  4. El sitio de las abras, Fabián Dobles, 1979
  5. La isla de los hombres solos, José León Sánchez, 1984
  6. La ruta de su evasión, Yolanda Oreamuno, 1984
  7. Cocori, Joaquín Gutiérrez, 1989
  8. Kimbo, Quince Duncan, 1990
  9. Antología poética, Isaac Felipe Azofeifa, 1994
  10. Place, Language, and Identity in Afro-Costa Rican Literature, Dorothy E. Mosby, 2003
  11. Gina, Rodrigo Soto, 2006

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Panama

  1. Historia general y natural de las Indias, Gonzalo Fernandez de Oveido y Valdés, 16th c.
  2. Pleniluno, Rogelio Sinan, 1943
  3. El ahogado, Tristan Solarte, 1957
  4. Antología del cuento centroamericano, Sergio Ramírez Mercado, 1973
  5. Loma ardiente y vestida de sol, Rafael Pernett y Morales, 1973
  6. Narraciones panameñas, Berta Maria Cabezas, ed., 1982
  7. El desvan, Ramón H. Jurado, 1986
  8. Pantalones largos, Ernesto Endara, 1998
  9. Con ardientes fulgores de Gloria, Jorge Thomas, 1999
  10. Poesía completa de Rogelio Sinán, Rogelio Sinán, 2000
  11. Laberintos de orgullo, Rosa María Britton, 2002
  12. Evangelio según san Borges, Consuelo Tomás Fitzgerald, 2004
  13. Vida que olvida, Justo Arroyo, 2008
  14. El último juego, Gloria Guardia, 2009
  15. Corazón de charol a-gogó, Lili Mendoza, 2009
  16. Sueños urbanos, José Luis Rodríguez Pittí, 2010

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Cayman Islands

  1. Far Tortuga, Peter Matthiessen, 1975
  2. Founded Upon the Seas: A History of the Cayman Islands and Their People, Michael Craton, 2003
  3. Down the Cayman Wall, Gary M. Montemayor, 2011

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Jamaica

  1. Brother Anancy and Other Stories, Andrew Salkey, 1993
  2. Jamaica Anansi Stories, Martha Warren Beckwith, 2007
  3. The White Witch of Rosehall, Herbert G. de Lisser, 1929
  4. Banana Bottom, Claude McKay, 1971
  5. Brother Man, Roger Mais, 1974
  6. Song for Mumu: A Novel, Lindsay Barrett, 1974
  7. American Food, Evan Jones, 1981
  8. The Hills of Hebron, Sylvia Winter, 1984
  9. Old Story Time and Smile Orange, Trevor Rhone, 1987
  10. The True History of Paradise, Margaret Cezair-Thompson, 1999
  11. From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island, Lorna Goodison, 2007
  12. The Book of Night Women, Marlon James, 2009
  13. Barrel Child, Pamela K. Marshall, 2011
  14. Pao, Kerry Young, 2011

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Cuba

  1. Cecilia Valdes: Or El Angel Hill, Cirilo Villaverde, 1839
  2. Explosion in a Cathedral, Alejo Carpentier, 1962
  3. Tres tristes tigres, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, 1965
  4. Paradiso, José Lezama Lima, 1966
  5. Sea of Lentils, Antonio Benítez Rojo, 1990
  6. Before Night Falls, Reinaldo Arenas, 1992
  7. Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, Carlos Eire, 2003
  8. Awake Now, Sailor, Eddie Vega, 2011
  9. El negrero, Lino Novás-Calvo, 2012

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The Bahamas

  1. Paradise Overdose, Brian Antoni, 1997
  2. Bougainvillea Ringplay, Marion Bethel, 2009
  3. Running the Dusk, Christian Campbell, 2010

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Turks and Caicos

  1. Turks Island Landfall, Herbert E. Sadler, 1980s
  2. Living in the Turks and Caicos Islands, from Conchs…to the Florida Lottery, Charles Palmer, 2001
  3. Slave History in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Nigel Sadler, 2004
  4. A History of the Turks & Caicos Islands, Carlton Mills, 2009

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Bermuda

  1. The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave Narrative, Mary Prince, 1831
  2. The Sailor and the Fox, Brian Burland, 1973
  3. A Fall from Aloft, Brian Burland, 1986
  4. Endangered Species and Other Stories, Angela Barry, 2003

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Haiti

  1. The Black Jacobins: Toussaint l’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution, C.L.R. James, 1938
  2. Gouverneurs de la Rosée, Jacques Roumain, 1944
  3. Compère Général Soleil, Jacques Stephen Alexis, 1955
  4. The Comedians, Graham Greene, 1965
  5. Amour, Colère, et Folie, Marie Vieux-Chauvet, 1968
  6. Hadriana dans tous mes rêves, René Depestre, 1988
  7. Breath, Eyes, Memory, Edwidge Danticat, 1994
  8. Les Affres d’un défi, Frankétienne, 2000

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Dominican Republic

  1. How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, Julia Alvarez, 1991
  2. Los Pétalos de la Cayena, Luis Arambilet, 1993
  3. Dominicanish: A Peformance Text, Josefina Baez, 2000
  4. Compadre Mon, Manuel del Cabral, 2001
  5. Between Two Silences, Hilma Contreras, 2004
  6. Eva/Sion/Es, Chiqui Vicioso, 2007
  7. Praises & Offenses: Three Women Poets from the Dominican Republic, Aída Cartagena Portalatín, 2009
  8. Caribe Africano en despertar, Blas R. Jiménez, 2010

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Puerto Rico

  1. Póstumo el Transmigrado, Alejandro Tapia y Rivera, 1872
  2. Insularismo, Antonio Salvador Pedreira, 1934
  3. La Llamarada, Enrique A. Laguerre, 1935
  4. Terrazo, Abelardo Díaz Alfaro, 1948
  5. Song of the Simple Truth, Julia de Burgos, 1995 (1950s)
  6. The Fifteenth Pelican, Tere Rios, 1965
  7. La Pasión según Antígona Pérez, Luis Rafael Sánchez, 1978
  8. Bienvenido, Don Goyito, Manuel Méndez Ballester, 1979
  9. Puerto Rico: The Four-Storeyed Country and Other Essays, José Luis González, 1980
  10. Cortijo’s Wake (El entierro de Cortijo), Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá, 1983
  11. Family Installments: Memories of Growing up Hispanic, Edward Rivera, 1983
  12. Memoirs of Bernardo Vega: A contribution to the history of the Puerto Rican community in New York, Bernardo Vega, 1984
  13. Felices días, Tío Sergio, Magali Garcia Ramis, 1988
  14. Sweet Diamond Dust, Rosario Ferré, 1988
  15. When I Was Puerto Rican, Esmeralda Santiago, 1993
  16. The Lost Museum: The Nazi Conspiracy to Steal the World’s Greatest Works of Art, Hector Feliciano, 1997
  17. The Renunciation, Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá, 1997
  18. La patografía, Angel Lozada, 1998
  19. Yo-Yo Boing!, Giannina Barschi, 1998
  20. El Jíbaro, Manuel Antonio Alonso, 2001
  21. No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Ain’t Never Coming Home Again, Eduardo Vega Yunque, 2003
  22. The Meaning of Consuelo, Judith Ortiz Cofer, 2003
  23. Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora, Lawrence La Fontain-Stokes, 2009
  24. Stay with Me, Sandra Rodriguez Barron, 2010
  25. Doce versiones de soledad, Janette Becerra, 2011
  26. Simone, Eduardo Lalo, 2012

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Virgin Islands

  1. Don’t Stop the Carnival, Herman Wouk, 1965
  2. Two on the Isle, Robb White, 1985
  3. Tales of St. John and the Caribbean, Gerald Singer, 2001
  4. Land of Love and Drowning, Tiphanie Yanique, 2014

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Saint Kitts and Nevis

  1. The Crusader, Cyril Briggs, mid-20th c.
  2. Swords, Ships, and Sugar: History of Nevis, Vincent K. Hubbard, 1992
  3. Crossing the River, Caryl Phillips, 1993
  4. Out of the Crowded Vagueness: A History of the Islands of St. Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla, Brian Dyde, 2005
  5. Only God Can Make a Tree, Bertram Roach, 2008

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Antigua and Barbuda

  1. Annie John, Jamaica Kincaid, 1985
  2. Unburnable, Marie-Elena John, 2006
  3. The Politics of Black Women’s Hair, Althea Prince, 2009

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Guadeloupe

  1. Anabasis, Saint-John Perse, 1924
  2. The Bridge of Beyond, Simone Schwarz-Bart, 1974
  3. Juletane, Myriam Warner-Vieyra, 1982
  4. Segu, Maryse Condé, 1984
  5. I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem, Maryse Condé, 1986
  6. L’homme au baton, Ernest Pépin, 1997

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Dominica

  1. The Orchid House, Phyllis Shand Allfrey, 1953
  2. Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys, 1966
  3. A Passage to Anywhere, Irving Andre, 1997
  4. Rain on a Tin Roof, Gabriel J. Christian, 1999

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Martinique

  1. Cahier d’un retour au pays natal, Aimé Césaire, 1939
  2. Discours sur le colonialisme, Aimé Césaire, 1950
  3. La Rue Cases-Nègres, Joseph Zobel, 1950
  4. Les Damnés de la terre, Frantz Fanon, 1961
  5. Le Quatrième siècle, Édouard Glissant, 1990
  6. Texaco, Patrick Chamoiseau, 1992
  7. Mamzelle Dragonfly, Raphaël Confiant, 1994
  8. Moi, Tresilien-Theodore Augustin, Xavier Orville, 1996
  9. Climb to the Sky, Suzanne Dracius-Pinalie, 2012

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Saint Lucia

  1. A Room on the Hill, Garth St. Omer, 1968
  2. Omeros, Derek Walcott, 1990
  3. Voices from a Drum, Earl G. Long, 1996
  4. Birthright, Kendel Hippolyte, 1997
  5. Season of Mist, McDonald Dixon, 2000
  6. Death by Fire, Anderson Reynolds, 2001
  7. Performance Anxiety: New and Selected Poems, Jane King, 2013
  8. Neg Maron: Freedom Fighter, Michael Aubertin, 2013

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines

  1. Behind the Face of Winter, H. Nigel Thomas, 2001
  2. City of Arches: Memories of an Island Capital, Vivian Child, 2004
  3. The Angel Horn, Shake Keane, 2005
  4. Were Mama’s Tears in Vain?, Richard A. Byron-Cox, 2007
  5. Beneath the Golden Mango Tree, Trish St. Hill, 2009
  6. The Moon is Following Me, Cecil Browne, 2010

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Barbados

  1. In the Castle of My Skin, George Lamming, 1953
  2. The Man Who Loved Attending Funerals and Other Stories, Frank Collymore, 1993
  3. Trench Town Rock, Kamau Brathwaite, 1994
  4. The Polished Hoe, Austin Clarke, 2002
  5. Born to Slow Horses, Kamau Brathwaite, 2005

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Grenada

  1. Angel, Merle Collins, 1987
  2. Under the Silk Cotton Tree, Jean Buffong, 1993
  3. Gems in the Cracks, Rowley Jeffrey, 2008

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Trinidad and Tobago

  1. Free Mulatto, Jean Baptiste Philippe, 1824
  2. Minty Alley, C.L.R. James, 1936
  3. The Black Jacobins: Toussaint l’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution, C.L.R. James, 1938
  4. The Lonely Londoners, Sam Selvon, 1956
  5. Green Days by the River, Michael Anthony, 1967
  6. Crick Crack, Monkey, Merle Hodge, 1970
  7. In a Free State, V.S. Naipul, 1971
  8. All Papa’s Children, Albert Maria Gomes, 1978
  9. A Bend in the River, V.S. Naipul, 1979
  10. The Dragon Can’t Dance, Earl Lovelace, 1979
  11. Black Fauns, Alfred Mendes, 1984
  12. Rum and Coca-Cola, Ralph de Boissiere, 1984
  13. No Pain Like This Body, Harold Sonny Ladoo, 1987
  14. Cereus Blooms at Night, Shani Mootoo, 1996
  15. The Jumbie Bird, Ismith Khan, 1998
  16. At the Full and Change of the Moon, Dionne Brand, 1999
  17. Aelred’s Sin, Lawrence Scott, 2000
  18. The Swinging Bridge, Ramabai Espinet, 2003
  19. The Ten Incarnations of Adam Avatar, Kevin Baldeosingh, 2004
  20. The African Origins of UFOs, Anthony Joseph, 2006
  21. The Amazing Absorbing Boy, Rabindranath Maharaj, 2010
  22. Daughters of Empire, Lakshmi Persaud, 2012
  23. Emmanuel Appadocca, Michel Maxwell Philip, 2013

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South America

Venezuela

  1. Venezuela heroíca, Eduardo Blanco, 1881
  2. Selected Writings, Andrés Bello, mid-19th c.
  3. Doña Barbara, Rómulo Gallegos, 1929
  4. Las Lanzas Coloradas, Artura Uslar Pietri, 1949
  5. Piedra de mar, Francisco Massiani, 1968
  6. País portátil, Adriano González León, 1968
  7. Memories of Altagracia, Salvador Garmendia, 1979
  8. Rajatabla, Luis Britto García, 1987
  9. Ifigenia, Teresa de la Parra, 1992
  10. Carriel para la fiesta, Elisa Lerner, 1997

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Guyana

  1. Black Midas, Jan Carew, 1958
  2. To Sir, With Love, E.R. Braithwaite, 1959
  3. Palace of the Peacock, Wilson Harris, 1960
  4. Corentyne Thunder, Edgar Mittelholzer, 1970
  5. Frangipani House, Beryl Gilroy, 1986
  6. The Armstrong Trilogy: From the Heat of the Day, One Generation, and Genetha, Roy Heath, 1994
  7. The Ventriloquist’s Tale, Pauline Melville, 1997
  8. Buxton Spice, Oonya Kempadoo, 1998
  9. Of Marriageable Age, Sharon Maas, 2000

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Suriname

  1. The Cost of Sugar, Cynthia McLeod, 1987
  2. Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for Medicines in the Rain Forest, Mark J. Plotkin, 1993
  3. The Queen of Paramaribo, Clark Accord, 1999
  4. The Free Negress Elisabeth, Cynthia McLeod, 2000

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French Guiana

  1. Atipa: Premier Roman en Creole, Alfred Parepou, 1885
  2. Batouala, René Maran, 1921
  3. Papillon, Henri Charrière, 1969
  4. Nègre du gouverneur: chronique coloniale, Serge Patient, 1978
  5. Pigments – Névralgies, Léon-Gontran Damas, 2001

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Brazil

  1. Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas, Machado de Assis, 1880
  2. Dom Casmurro, Machado de Assis, 1889
  3. Os Sertões (Rebellion in the Backwoods), Euclides da Cunha, 1902
  4. The Cannibal Manifesto, Oswald de Andrade, 1928
  5. Macunaíma, Mário de Andrade, 1928
  6. Time and the Wind, Erico Verissimo, 1949
  7. Grande Sertão: Veredas, João Guimarães Rosa, 1956
  8. Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, Jorge Amado, 1958
  9. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, Jorge Amado, 1966
  10. The Hour of the Star, Clarice Lispector, 1975
  11. Agosto, Rubem Fonseca, 1990
  12. Daytripper, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Ba, 2011

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Colombia

  1. María, Jorge Isaacs, 1864
  2. La vorágine, José Eustasio Rivera, 1924
  3. Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez, 1985
  4. Delerium, Laura Restrepo, 2000
  5. En La Diestra de Dios Padre, Tomás Carrasquilla, 2000
  6. Memories of My Melancholy Whores, Gabriel García Márquez, 2004
  7. The Armies, Evelio Rosero, 2007
  8. The Sound of Things Falling, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, 2011
  9. Oblivion: A Memoir, Héctor Abad, 2012

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Ecuador

  1. Cumanda: The Novel of the Ecuadorian Jungle, Juan León Mera, 1877
  2. Capítulos que se le olvidaron a Cervantes, Juan Montalvo, 1895
  3. Don Goyo, Demetrio Aguilera-Malta, 1933
  4. Juyungo, Adalberto Ortiz, 1942
  5. Nuestro Pan, Enrique Gil Gilbert, 1942
  6. Huasipungo, Jorge Icaza, 1964
  7. Entre Marx y una mujer desnuda: texto con personajes, Jorge Enrique Adoum, 1978
  8. Polvo y ceniza, Eliecer Cardenas, 1986
  9. Wolves’ Dream, Abdon Ubidia, 1996

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Peru

  1. Apu Allanta: A Drama of the Time of the Incas Sovereigns of Peru About A.D. 1470, Clements Robert Markham, 2008
  2. Verdadera Relacion de la Conquista del Peru, Francisco Xeres, 1534
  3. History of How the Spaniards Arrived in Peru, Titu Cusi Yupanqui, 16th c.
  4. Comentarios reales, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, 1608
  5. The First New Chorincle and Good Government, Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala, 17th c.
  6. Poesias de don Felipe Pardo y Aliaga, Felipe Pardo y Aliago, 19th c.
  7. Tradiciones Peruanas, Ricardo Palma, 1883
  8. Aves Sin Nido, Clorinda Matto de Turner, 1889
  9. Lima la horrible, Sebastián Salazar Bondy, 1964
  10. José Santos Chocano Sus Mejores Poesías, Francisco Bendezú, 1968
  11. Un mundo para Julius, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, 1970
  12. La palabra del mundo: Cuentos 52-72, Julio Ramón Ribeyro, 1973
  13. La tía Julia y el escribidor, Mario Vargas Llosa, 1977
  14. Ne se lo digas a nadia, Jaime Bayly, 1994
  15. Beauty Salon, Mario Bellatin, 1999
  16. The Feast of the Goat, Mario Vargas Llosa, 2000
  17. She-Calf and Other Quechua Folk Tales, Johnny Payne, 2000
  18. La hora azul, Alonso Cueto, 2005
  19. Abril Rojo, Santiago Roncagliolo, 2006
  20. Lost City Radio, Daniel Alarcón, 2007

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Chile

  1. La Araucana, Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga, 1589
  2. El niño que enloqueció de amor, Eduardo Barrios, 1915
  3. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Pablo Neruda, 1924
  4. Selected Poems, Gabriela Mistral, 1957
  5. The Obscene Bird of Night, Isabel Allende, 1982
  6. The Postman: Il Postino, Antonio Skármeta, 1985
  7. The Savage Detectives, Roberto Bolaño, 1998
  8. 2666, Roberto Bolaño, 2004
  9. La casa de Dostoievski, Jorge Edwards, 2008

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Bolivia

  1. Juan de la Rosa: Memoirs of the Last Soldier of the Independence Movement, Nataniel Aguirre, 1885
  2. Intimas, Adela Zamudio, 1913
  3. Raza de bronce, Alcides Arguedas, 1919
  4. Los Andes no creen en Dios, Adolfo Costa du Rels, 1973
  5. Cerco de Penumbras, Oscar Cerruto, 1975
  6. Poemas, Pedro Shimose, 1988
  7. Los fundadores del alba, Renato Prada Oropeza, 1990
  8. The Fat Man from La Paz: Contemporary Fiction from Bolivia, Rosario Santos, 2000
  9. Odas Por Franz Tamayo, Franz Tamayo, 2007
  10. Crónicas de Oreja de Vaca, Andrea Jeftanovic, 2011
  11. Norte, Edmundo Paz-Soldan, 2012
  12. Cuentos en el exilio, Victor Montoya, 2012
  13. Castalia Barbara, Ricardo Jaimes Freyre, 2014

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Paraguay

  1. I, the Supreme, Augusto Roa Bastos, 1974
  2. Dago, Robin Wood, 1979
  3. La Babosa, Gabriel Casaccia, 1991
  4. The curse of Nemur: In Search of the Art, Myth, and Ritual of the Ishir, Ticio Escobar, 2007
  5. Saved by a Poem: Fecha Feliz, Nestor Amarilla, 2010

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Uruguay

  1. Bartolomé Hidalgo: Un Patriota de las dos Bandas. Obra Completa del primer poeta gauchi-político rioplatensei, Bartolomé Hidalgo, 2007 (18th c.)
  2. Tabaré: An Indian Legend of Uruguay, Juan Zorrilla de San Martín, 1888
  3. A Brief Life, Juan Carlos Onetti, 1950
  4. La tregua, Mario Benedetti, 1960
  5. Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, Eduardo Galeano, 1970
  6. Piano Stories, Felisberto Hernández, 1993
  7. The Queen of America, Jorge Majfud, 2002

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Argentina

  1. Martín Fierro, José Hernández 1872
  2. Hopscotch, Julio Cortázar, 1920
  3. Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges, 1944
  4. The Tunnel, Ernesto Sabato, 1948
  5. Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings, Jorge Luis Borges, 1962
  6. Cronopios and Famas, Julio Cortázar, 1962
  7. Kiss of the Spider Woman, Manuel Puig, 1976
  8. Respiración artificial, Ricardo Piglia, 1980
  9. The Witness, Juan José Saer, 1983
  10. Santa Evita, Tomás Eloy Martínez, 1995
  11. The Tango Singer, Tomás Eloy Martínez, 2001

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Falkland Islands

  1. Forgotten Voices of the Falklands: The Real Story of the Falklands War in the Words of Those Who Were There, Hugh McManners, 2007

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4 thoughts on “The Complete List

    1. Oh good, thank you! It’s always nice to have any of my choices confirmed, since a lot of the time I don’t really have any idea whether the books I’ve chosen will be any good. I’ve had several misses lately so it’s nice to know ahead of time that books are going to be worth the time it takes to read them. If you have any other suggestions I’d love to hear them!

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