Friday, August 8, 2014

100 BEST BOOKS OF FICTION

THE JOYS OF LITERATURE 
     towards an international library  
© Farouk Asvat  

     a beginner's guide to the essential books of fiction:
     to understand the cultures of the world in the context of our time.

[] 100 BEST BOOKS OF FICTION  

● THE TALES OF A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS: unknown (middle east)
● MATHNAWI: Jalaluddin Balkhi Rumi (afghanistan & turkey)
● THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS: Farid Ud-Din Attar (persia)
● THE BOOK OF KINGS: Ferdowsi (persia)
● TAO TE CHING: Lao Tzu (china)
● THE STORY OF THE STONE: Cao Xue Qin (china)
● SIX RECORDS OF A FLOATING LIFE: Shen Fu (china)
● NEW SONGS FROM A JADE TERRACE: anthology (china)
● THE TALE OF GENJI: Murasaki Shikibu (japan)
● THE PILLOW BOOK: Sei Shonagon (japan)
● THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH: Matsuo Bashō (japan)
● JAPANESE NŌ DRAMAS: anthology (japan)
● THE LOOM OF TIME: Kalidasa (india)
● GITAGOVINDA: Jayadeva (india)
● THE LOVE THIEF: Bilhana (india)
● THE HERMIT: Bhartrhari (india)
● THE KURAL: Tiruvalluvar (india)
● THE SATASAI: Bihari (india)
● FABLES: Aesop (libya)
● ILIAD: Homer (greece)
● ODYSSEY: Homer (greece)
● THE DIALOGUES (of socrates): Plato (greece)
● POETICS: Aristotle (greece)
● ANTIGONE: Sophocles (greece)
● THE ORESTEIA: Aeschylus (greece)
THE BACCHAE: Euripedes (greece)
● METAMORPHOSES: Ovid (rome)
● DON QUIXOTE: Miguel de Cervantes (spain)
● THE DIVINE COMEDY: Dante (italy)
● LA DOROTEA: Lope de Vega (spain)
● LIFE IS A DREAM: Pedro Calderón de la Barca (spain)
● THE DECAMERON: Giovanni Boccaccio (italy)
● THE CANTERBURY TALES: Geoffrey Chaucer (britain)
● HAMLET: William Shakespeare (Edward de Vere) (britain)
● THE POETRY OF DONNE: John Donne (britain)
● GULLIVER'S TRAVELS: Jonathan Swift (britain)
● FAUST: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (germany)
● THE NUN: Denis Diderot (france)
● LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (france)
DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER:
          Ts'ao Hsüeh Ch'in (80 Chapters) (china)
          & Hung Lou Meng (Kao Ou) (40 Chapters) (china)
● THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG: Richard Wagner (germany)
● FAIRY TALES: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (germany)
● BROTHERS KARAMAZOV: Fýodor Dostoyevski (russia)
● ANNA KARENINA: Leo Tolstoi (russia)
EUGENE ONEGIN: Aleksandr Pushkin (russia)
● THREE SISTERS: Anton Chekov (russia)
● GERMINAL: Émile Zola (france)
EUGÉNIE GRANDET: Honoré de Balzac (france)
● FLOWERS OF EVIL: Charles Baudelaire (france)
● COMPLETE WORKS: Arthur Rimbaud (france)
● MADAME BOVARY: Gustave Flaubert (france)
A DOLL'S HOUSE: Henrik Ibsen (norway)
● MISS JULIE: August Strindberg (sweden)
● FAIRY TALES: Hans Christian Andersen (denmark)
● HUNGER: Knut Hamsun (norway)
● PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: Jane Austen (britain)
● THE POETRY OF BLAKE: William Blake (britain)
● DAVID COPPERFIELD: Charles Dickens (britain)
● LEAVES OF GRASS: Walt Whitman (usa)
● MOBY DICK: Herman Melville (usa)
● CANTO GENERAL: Pablo Neruda (chile)
● ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE: Gabriel García Márquez (colombia)
● DREAMTIGERS: Jorge Luis Borges (argentina)
● EXPLOSIONS IN A CATHEDRAL: Alejo Carpentier (cuba)
● THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ: Carlos Fuentes (méxico)
● THE GUYANA QUARTET: Wilson Harris (guyana)
● IN THE CASTLES OF MY SKIN: George Lamming (barbados)
● A HOUSE FOR MR BISWAS: V S Naipaul (trinidad)
● A GRAIN OF WHEAT: Ngugi wa Thiong'o (kenya)
● THE GRASS IS SINGING: Dorris Lessing (zimbabwe)
● CHILDREN OF GABELAWI: Naguib Mehfouz (egypt)
● SEASON OF MIGRATION TO THE NORTH: Tayeb Saleh (sudan)
● GITANJALI: Rabindranath Tagore (india)
● QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: Allama Muhammad Iqbal (india)
● THE TRACK TO BRALGU: B Wongar (serbia / australia)
● COMING THROUGH SLAUGHTER: Michael Ondaatje (sri lanka /canada)
● SELECTED POEMS: Federico García Lorca (spain)
● ZORBA THE GREEK: Nikos Kazantzakis (greece)
● MY NAME IS RED: Orhan Pamuk (turkey)
● THE TRIAL: Franz Kafka (germany)
● DARKNESS AT NOON: Arthur Koestler (hungary)
● REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST: Marcel Proust (france)
● IRON IN THE SOUL: Jean-Paul Sartre (france)
● THE PLAGUE: Albert Camus (algeria / france)
● ULYSSES: James Joyce (ireland)
● NOSTROMO: Joseph Conrad (poland / britain)
● THE COLLECTED POEMS: W B Yeats (britain)
● THE WASTELAND: T S Eliot (britain)
● WOMEN IN LOVE: D H Lawrence (britain)
● BRAVE NEW WORLD: Aldous Huxley (britain)
● MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN: Salman Rushdie (india / britain)
● 1984: George Orwell (britain)
● A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS: Robert Bolt (britain)
● THE SOUND AND THE FURY: William Faulkner (usa)
● BELOVED: Toni Morrison (usa)
● DEATH OF A SALESMAN: Arthur Miller (usa)
● THE SEA OF FERTILITY: Yukio Mishima (japan)
● THE POEMS OF MAO TSE TUNG: Mao Tse Tung (china)
THE GOOD EARTH: Pearl S Buck (china / america)
● … A MANY SPLENDOURED THING: Han Su Yin (china)


© farouk asvat

composed: 2010 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

100 Best Books of Fiction was previously published in:

     Weapons of Words (kindle, 2016);
     Weapons of Words (amazon paperback, p109, 2016).

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