Monday, February 2, 2009

List-o-Phile Monday

Here is the final part of the 1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die list…2008 edition – the added books.

One thing that I didn’t mention from last week…Pippi Longstocking was added to the list this time around. That bothers me. If children’s books were going to be a part of this, I don’t understand why the singled out THAT ONE. What about Winnie-the-Pooh? The Wind in the Willows? Charlotte’s Web? My only guess is that going with the more world-literature theme, they threw Pippi on there because it’s Swedish. But really, is it the only children’s book we should read before we die?

As always, list is in reverse chronological order and red (or a link) indicates that I've read it.

The first 100 books added to the 2008 edition
The second 100 books added to the 2008 edition

  1. Untouchable - Mulk Raj Anand
  2. The Bells of Basel – Louis Aragon
  3. On the Heights of Despair – Emil Cioran
  4. The Street of Crocodiles – Bruno Schulz
  5. Man's Fate – André Malraux
  6. Cheese – Willem Elsschot
  7. Joseph and His Brothers – Thomas Mann
  8. Viper's Tangle – Francois Mauriac
  9. The Return of Philip Latinowicz – Miroslav Krleza
  10. The Forbidden Realm - J. Slauerhoff
  11. Insatiability - Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz
  12. Monica – Saunders Lewis
  13. I Thought of Daisy - Edmund Wilson
  14. Retreat Without Song - Shahan Shahnur
  15. Some Prefer Nettles - Junichiro Tanizaki
  16. The Case of Sergeant Grischa - Arnold Zweig
  17. Alberta and Jacob - Cora Sandel
  18. Under Satan's Sun - Georges Bernanos
  19. The New World - Henry Walda-Sellasse
  20. Chaka the Zulu - Thomas Mofolo
  21. The Forest and the Hanged - Liviu Rebreanu
  22. Claudine's House - Colette
  23. Kristin Lavransdatter - Sigrid Undset
  24. Life of Christ - Giovanni Papini
  25. The Storm of Steel - Ernst Junger
  26. The Underdogs - Mariano Azuela
  27. Pallieter - Felix Timmermans
  28. The Home and the World - Rabindranath Tagore
  29. Platero and I - Juan Ramon Jimenez
  30. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge - Rainer Maria Rilke
  31. Solitude - Victor Catala
  32. The Way of All Flesh - Samuel Butler
  33. The Call of the Wild - Jack London
  34. Memoirs of My Nervous Illness - Daniel Paul Schreber
  35. None But the Brave - Arthur Schnitzler
  36. The Tigers of Momopracem - Emilio Salgari
  37. Dom Casmurro - Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
  38. Eclipse of the Crescent Moon - Geza Gardonyi
  39. As a Man Grows Older - Italo Svevo
  40. The Child of Pleasure - Gabriele D'Annunzio
  41. Pharaoh - Boleslaw Prus
  42. Compassion - Benito Perez Galdos
  43. The Viceroys - Federico De Roberto
  44. Down There - Joris-Karl Huysmans
  45. Thais - Anatole France
  46. Eline Vere - Louis Couperus
  47. Under the Yoke - Ivan Vazov
  48. The Manors of Ulloa - Emilia Pardo Bazan
  49. The Quest - Frederik van Eeden
  50. The Regent's Wife - Leopoldo Alas
  51. The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas - Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
  52. The Crime of Father Amaro - Jose Maria Eca de Queiros
  53. Pepita Jimenez - Juan Valera
  54. Martin Fierro - Jose Hernandez
  55. Indian Summer - Adalbert Stifter
  56. Green Henry - Gottfried Keller
  57. The Devil's Pool - George Sand
  58. Facundo - Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
  59. A Hero of Our Times - Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov
  60. Camera Obscura – Hildebrand (aka Nicolaas Beets)
  61. The Lion of Flanders - Hendrik Conscience
  62. Eugene Onegin - Alexander Pushkin
  63. A Life of a Good-for-Nothing - Joseph von Eichendorff
  64. The Life and Opinions of Tomcat Murr - E.T.A. Hoffman
  65. Michael Kohlhaas - Heinrich von Kleist
  66. Henry von Ofterdingen - Novalis
  67. A Dream of Red Mansions – Cao Xueqin
  68. Anton Reiser - Karl Philipp Moritz
  69. The Adventures of Simplicissimus – Hans von Grimmelshausen
  70. The Conquest of New Spain – Bernal Diaz del Castillo
  71. The Travels of Persiles and Sigismunda – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  72. Thomas of Reading – Thomas Deloney
  73. Monkey: Journey to the West – Wu Cheng'en
  74. The Lusiad – Luis Vaz de Camoes
  75. The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes - Anonymous
  76. Amadis of Gaul - Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo
  77. Le Celestina – Fernando de Rojas
  78. Tirant lo Blanc – Joanot Martorell
  79. Romance of the Three Kingdoms – Luo Guanzhong
  80. The Water Margin – Shi Nai'an
  81. The Tale of Genji – Murasaki Shikibu
  82. The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter - Anonymous



1 comment:

Chris said...

Ah! Maybe Pippi Longstocking is on the list because it was quite ground-breaking at the time when it was published. It brought modernism into children's literature and it was so controversial that it 'had' to be adapted when translated into some other languages. You simply couldn't allow children to read such radical book... Having said that, Winnie the Pooh is brilliant too, in its own way.
I'd say you should read both. :-)