Saturday, December 12, 2015

BEST 20th CENTURY FICTION

THE JOYS OF LITERATURE 
     towards an international library  
© Farouk Asvat  

     a beginner's guide to the essential 100 books of 20th century fiction -
     to understand the cultures of the world in the context of our time.

[] 100 BEST BOOKS of 20th CENTURY FICTION:  

● CANTO GENERAL: Pablo Neruda (chile)
● SELECTED POEMS: Pablo Neruda (chile)
● ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE: Gabriel García Márquez (colombia)
● THE AUTUMN OF THE PATRIARCH: Gabriel García Márquez (colombia)
● TERRA NOSTRA: Carlos Fuentes (méxico)
● THE DEATH OF ARTEMIO CRUZ: Carlos Fuentes (méxico)
● DREAMTIGERS: Jorge Luis Borges (argentina)
● LABYRINTHS: Jorge Luis Borges (argentina)
● EXPLOSIONS IN A CATHEDRAL: Alejo Carpentier (cuba)
● THE KINGDOM OF THIS WORLD: Alejo Carpentier (cuba)
● SPAIN TAKE THIS CUP FROM ME: César Vallejo (peru)
● SELECTED POETRY: Rúben Dário (nicaragua)
● THE GOSPEL IN SOLENTINAME: Ernesto Cardenal (nicaragua)
● HOPSCOTCH: Julio Cortázar (méxico)
● MEN OF MAIZE: Miguel Angel Asturias (guatemala)
● 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 PALM-WINE DRINKARD AND HIS DEAD PALM-WINE TAPSTER
          IN THE DEAD'S TOWN: Amos Tutuola (nigeria)
● THE HOUSE OF HUNGER: Dumbudzo Marechera (zimbabwe)
● THE GOLDEN NOTEBOOK: Dorris Lessing (zimbabwe)
● A WALK IN THE NIGHT & other stories: Alex la Guma (south africa)
● DEAD ROOTS: Arthur Nortje (south africa)
● THINGS FALL APART: Chinua Achebe (nigeria)
● CHILDREN OF GABELAWI: Naguib Mehfouz (egypt)
● MIDAQ ALLEY: Naguib Mehfouz (egypt)
● THE CHEAPEST NIGHTS: Yusuf Idris (egypt)
● SEASON OF MIGRATION TO THE NORTH: Tayeb Saleh (sudan)
● THE MUSIC OF HUMAN FLESH: Mahmoud Darwish (palestine)
● SELECTED POEMS: Adonis (syria)
● SELECTED POEMS: Yehuda Amichai (israel)
● GITANJALI: Rabindranath Tagore (india)
● THE TAGORE READER: Rabindranath Tagore (india)
● THE GUIDE: R K Narayan (india)
● POEMS BY FAIZ: Faiz Ahmed Faiz (pakistan)
● QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: Allama Muhammad Iqbal (pakistan)
● DOCTOR ZHIVAGO: Boris Pasternak (russia)
● A DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN IVANOVICH: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (russia)
● THE LAST TEMPTATION: Nikos Kazantzakis (greece)
● ZORBA THE GREEK: Nikos Kazantzakis (greece)
● MY NAME IS RED: Orhan Pamuk (turkey)
● THE TRIAL: Franz Kafka (germany)
● METAMORPHOSIS: Franz Kafka (germany)
DEATH IN VENICE: Thomas Mann (germany)
● POEMS (1913-1956): Bertolt Brecht (germany)
● SELECTED POETRY: Rainer Maria Rilke (tr. S Mitchell) (germany)
● STEPPENWOLF: Herman Hesse (germany)
● SELECTED POEMS: Federico García Lorca (spain)
● SELECTED POEMS: Antonio Machado (spain)
● THE OWL'S INSOMNIA: Rafael Alberti (spain)
● DARKNESS AT NOON: Arthur Koestler (hungary)
● PELLE THE CONQUEROR: Martin Anderson Nexo (denmark)
● THE LEOPARD: Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (italy)
● THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS CHRIST: José Saramago (portugal)
● REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST: Marcel Proust (france)
● IRON IN THE SOUL: Jean-Paul Sartre (france)
● THE AGE OF REASON: Jean-Paul Sartre (france)
● THE PLAGUE: Albert Camus (france)
● THE REBEL: Albert Camus (france)
● DELTA OF VENUS: Anaïs Nin (france)
● THE COLLECTED POEMS: William Butler Yeats (ireland)
● ULYSSES: James Joyce (ireland)
● HEART OF DARKNESS: Joseph Conrad (poland / britain)
● NOSTROMO: Joseph Conrad (poland / britain)
● THE WASTELAND: T S Eliot (britain)
● THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES: Arthur Conan Doyle (britain)
● WOMEN IN LOVE: D H Lawrence (britain)
● TO THE LIGHTHOUSE: Virginia Woolf (britain)
● WAITING FOR GODOT: Samuel Beckett (britain)
● THE POWER AND THE GLORY: Graham Greene (britain)
● BRAVE NEW WORLD: Aldous Huxley (britain)
● MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN: Salman Rushdie (india / britain)
● 1984: George Orwell (britain)
● ANIMAL FARM: George Orwell (britain)
● A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS: Robert Bolt (britain)
● A PASSAGE TO INDIA: E M Forster (britain)
● PYGMALION: George Bernard Shaw (britain)
● KIM: Rudyard Kipling (britain)
● OF HUMAN BONDAGE: W Somerset Maugham (britain)
● THE SHORT STORIES: Saki (HH Munro) (burma / britain)
● THE TRACK TO BRALGU: B Wongar (serbia / australia)
● COLLECTED SHORT STORIES: Katherine Mansfield (new zealand)
● COMING THROUGH SLAUGHTER: Michael Ondaatje (sri lanka / canada)
● THE SOUND AND THE FURY: William Faulkner (usa)
● AS I LAY DYING: William Faulkner (usa)
● THE GRAPES OF WRATH: John Steinbeck (usa)
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA: Ernest Hemingway (usa)
● DEATH OF A SALESMAN: Arthur Miller (usa)
● SPRING AND ALL: William Carlos Williams (usa)
● NATIVE SON: Richard Wright (usa)
● GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN: James Baldwin (usa)
● INVISIBLE MAN: Ralph Ellison (usa)
● SELECTED POEMS: Langston Hughes (usa)
● BELOVED: Toni Morrison (usa)
● THE SEA OF FERTILITY: Yukio Mishima (japan)
● THIRST FOR LOVE: Yukio Mishima (japan)
THE GOOD EARTH: Pearl S Buck (china /usa)
● … A MANY SPLENDOURED THING: Han Su Yin (china)
● THE POEMS OF MAO TSE TUNG: Mao Ze Dong (china)


© farouk asvat

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

[] Acknowledgements:

100 Best Books of 20th Century Fiction was previously published in:

     Weapons of Words (kindle, 2016);
     Weapons of Words (amazon paperback, p112, 2016).

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