Friday, December 12, 2014

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL READING LIST

THE JOYS OF LITERATURE  
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© Farouk Asvat  

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[] SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL READING LIST

[] RECOMMENDED: 

● HAMLET: William Shakespeare [Edward de Vere] (britain)
● PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: Jane Austen (britain)
● DAVID COPPERFIELD: Charles Dickens (britain)
● CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: Fýodor Dosteovski (russia)
● HEART OF DARKNESS: Joseph Conrad (britain / poland)
● MY NAME IS RED: Orhan Pamuk (turkey)
● CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD: Gabriel García Márquez (colombia)
● TWENTY POEMS OF LOVE AND A SONG OF DESPAIR: Pablo Neruda (chile)
● THIRST FOR LOVE: Yukio Mishima (japan)
● … A MANY-SPLENDOURED THING: Han Su Yin (china)


[] FICTION list:

● THE TALES OF A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS: unknown (middle east)
● THE ESSENTIAL RUMI : Jalalluddin Balkhi Rumi (afghanistan / turkey)
● FABLES: Aesop (libya)
● THE ILIAD & THE ODYSSEY: Homer (greece)
● DON QUIXOTE: Miguel de Cervantes (spain)
● THE CANTERBURY TALES: Geoffrey Chaucer (britain)
● HAMLET: William Shakespeare (Edward de Vere) (britain)
● GULLIVER'S TRAVELS: Jonathan Swift (britain)
● DANGEROUS LIASONS: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (france)
● FAIRY TALES: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm (germany)
● CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: Fýodor Dosteovski (russia)
● THE COSSACKS, HADJI MURAD & other stories: Leo Tolstoi (russia)
● GERMINAL: Émile Zola (france)
● COUSIN BETTE: Honoré de Balzac (france)
● MADAME BOVARY: Gustave Flaubert (france)
● FAIRY TALES: Hans Christian Andersen (denmark)
● PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: Jane Austen (britain)
● DAVID COPPERFIELD: Charles Dickens (britain)
● MOBY DICK: Herman Melville (usa)
● TWENTY POEMS OF LOVE AND A SONG OF DESPAIR: Pablo Neruda (chile)
● CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD: Gabriel García Márquez (colombia)
● THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ: Carlos Fuentes (méxico)
● A HOUSE FOR MR BISWAS: V S Naipaul (trinidad)
● A GRAIN OF WHEAT: Ngugi wa Thiong'o (kenya)
● DEAD ROOTS: Arthur Nortje (south africa)
● MIDAQ ALLEY: Naguib Mehfouz (egypt)
● THE WEDDING OF ZEIN: Tayeb Saleh (sudan)
● GITANJALI: Rabindranath Tagore (india)
● THE TRACK TO BRALGU: B Wongar (serbia / australia)
● ZORBA THE GREEK: Nikos Kazantzakis (greece)
● MY NAME IS RED: Orhan Pamuk (turkey)
● THE TRIAL: Franz Kafka (germany)
● DARKNESS AT NOON: Arthur Koestler (hungary)
● THE PLAGUE: Albert Camus (algeria / france)
● HEART OF DARKNESS: Joseph Conrad (britain / poland)
● A PASSAGE TO INDIA: E M Forster (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 POWER AND THE GLORY: Graham Greene (britain)
● AS I LAY DYING: William Faulkner (usa)
● DEATH OF A SALESMAN: Arthur Miller (usa)
● BELOVED: Toni Morrison (usa)
● INVISIBLE MAN: Ralph Ellison (usa)
● THE GRAPES OF WRATH: John Steinbeck (usa)
THE GOOD EARTH: Pearl S Buck (china / america)
● … A MANY SPLENDOURED THING: Han Su Yin (china)
● THIRST FOR LOVE: Yukio Mishima (japan)


[] NON-FICTION list:

● THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH: Frantz Fanon (martinique)
● THE MAN DIED: Wole Soyinka (nigeria)
● DECOLONISING THE MIND: Ngugi wa Thiong'o (kenya)
● THE LOST WORLD OF THE KALAHARI: Laurens van der Post (south africa)
● I WRITE WHAT I LIKE: Steve Biko (south africa)
● MARXISM AND OTHER WESTERN FALLACIES: Ali Shariati (iran)
● MILESTONES: Sayyid Qutb (egypt)
● SATYAGRAHA IN SOUTH AFRICA: Mohandas K Gandhi (india / south africa)
PERESTROIKA: Mikhail Gorbachev (russia)
● THE SECOND SEX: Simone de Beauvoir (france)
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA: Alexis de Tocqueville (france)
● THE AFRICANS: Basil Davidson (britain)
● THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILIZATION: Robert Fisk (britain / lebanon)
● TELL ME NO LIES: ed. John Pilger (australia / britain)
● DISPATCHES: Michael Herr (usa)
● BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE: Dee Brown (usa)
● ORIENTALISM: Edward Said (palestine / usa)
● AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Malcolm X (usa)
● SOLEDAD BROTHERS: the prison letters of George Jackson (usa)
● OPEN VEINS OF LATIN AMERICA: Eduardo Galeano (uruguay)
● MEMOIRS: Pablo Neruda (chile)
TIGERS & BUTTERFLIES: Han Su Yin (china)
MUHAMMAD: a biography: Karen Armstrong (britain)
● THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO WOMEN: Karen Armstrong (britain)
● THE 100: a ranking of the most influential persons in history: Michael H Hart (usa)


© farouk asvat

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

[] Acknowledgements:

Senior High School Reading List was previously published in:

     Weapons of Words (kindle, 2016);
     Weapons of Words (amazon paperback, p125, 2016).

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