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*''Train Dreams'' by Denis Johnson (2011)
*''Train Dreams'' by Denis Johnson (2011)
*''Down the Rabbit Hole'' by Juan Pablo Villalobos (2011)
*''Down the Rabbit Hole'' by Juan Pablo Villalobos (2011)
[[Category:Recommended Reading]]

Revision as of 20:30, 30 May 2012


  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • First Love by Ivan Turgenev
  • Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  • At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
  • Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville
  • Billy Budd by Herman Melville
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Candide by Voltaire
  • Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  • Junky by William S. Burroughs
  • Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West
  • Botchan by Natsume Soseki
  • Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler
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  • The Horla by Guy de Maupassant
  • Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy
  • Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Daisy Miller by Henry James
  • Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  • Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • No One Writes the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Mathilda by Mary Shelley
  • Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo
  • Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
  • South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
  • Diary of a Madman by Nikolai Gogol
  • Dusklands by J. M. Coetzee
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  • Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  • Everyman by Phillip Roth
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy
  • Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot
  • The Ballad of Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers
  • The Dying Animal by Phillip Roth
  • The Fox by D.H. Lawrence
  • The Girl With the Golden Eyes by Honore de Balzac
  • Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille
  • The Cossacks by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
  • The Dead by James Joyce
  • The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy
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  • The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh
  • The Pathseeker by Imre Kertesz
  • The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea by Yukio Mishima
  • The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad
  • Taras Bulba by Nikolai Gogol
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • The Devil by Leo Tolstoy
  • The Double by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Eternal Husband by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Tenth Man by Graham Greene
  • The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett
  • Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
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  • The Lemoine Affair by Marcel Proust
  • The Lifted Veil by George Eliot
  • The Man Who Would be King by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • The Subterraneans by Jack Kerouc
  • The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
  • The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev
  • A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov
  • Alien Hearts by Guy de Maupassant
  • Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
  • Pierre and Jean by Guy de Maupassant
  • The Murders of the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen Poe
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  • The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
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  • Three Lives by Gertrude Stein
  • Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • The Duel by Anton Chekov
  • The Actual by Saul Bellow
  • The Body Artist by Don Delillo
  • The Castle of Crossed Destinies by Italo Calvino
  • The Key by Junichiro Tanizaki
  • The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain
  • Therese Raquin by Emile Zola

Contemporary Novellas

100 Contemporary Novellas


  • Dark Spring by Unica Zurn (1970)
  • The White Ship by Chingiz Aimatov (1970)
  • Flats/Quake by Rudolph Wurlitzer (1971-4)
  • Love by Angela Carter (1971)
  • Log of the S.S. the Mrs. Unguentine by Stanley Crawford (1972)
  • The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (1972)
  • Motorman by David Ohle (1972)
  • A Sorrow Beyond Dreams by Peter Handke (1972)
  • Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (1972)
  • Asleep in the Sun by Adolfo Bioy Casares (1973)
  • Christie Malry's Own Double-Entry by B.S. Johnson (1973)
  • Telegram by Putu Wijaya (1973)
  • The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Boll (1974)
  • For Love of Norway by Pal Espolin Johnson (1975)
  • Travesty by John Hawkes (1976)
  • Journey into the Past by Stefan Zweig (1976)
  • P's Three Women by Paulo Emilio Slaes Gomes (1977)
  • Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette (1977)
  • The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector (1977)
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  • The Painter of Sings by R.K. Narayan (1977)
  • Secret Rendezvous by Kobo Abe (1977)
  • A Tomb for Boris Davidovich by Danilo Kis (1978)
  • Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick (1979)
  • Volcano by Shusaku Endo (1979)


  • The Viceroy of Ouidah by Bruce Chatwin (1980)
  • A Month in the Country by J. L. Carr (1980)
  • A Bohemian Youth by Josef Hirsal (1980)
  • Loitering With Intent by Muriel Spark (1981)
  • Concrete by Thomas Bernhard (1982)
  • So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away by Richard Brautigan (1982)
  • The Witch-Herbalist of the Remote Town by Amos Tutuola (1982)
  • The Assault by Harry Mulisch (1982)
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  • The Wine of Astonishment by Earl Lovelace (1982)
  • A Tiger for Malgudi by R.K. Narayan (1983)
  • Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino (1983)
  • The Cannibal Galaxy by Cynthia Ozick (1983)
  • Alladin's Problem by Ernst Junger (1984)
  • The Lover by Marguerite Duras (1984)
  • In the Dutch Mountains by Cees Nooteboom (1984)
  • Isle of Dreams by Hino Keizo (1985)
  • Old Floating Cloud: Two Novellas by Can Xue (1983-6)
  • Stone in a Landslide by Maria Barbal (1985)
  • The Day the Leader Was Killed by Naguib Mahfouz (1985)
  • In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster (1987)
  • The Pigeon by Patrick Suskind (1987)
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  • Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (1988)
  • The Swordfish by Hugo Claus (1989)
  • Mister Blue by Jacques Poulin (1989)


  • Kaddish for an Uborn Child by Imre Kertesz (1990)
  • The Following Story by Cees Nooteboom (1991)
  • Chaos and All That by Lui Sola (1991)
  • Babyfucker by Urs Allemann (1992)
  • The Death of the Author by Gilbert Adai (1992)
  • Angels and Insects by A.S. Byatt (1992)
  • The Other City by Michal Ajvaz (1993)
  • Loving Sabotage by Amelie Nothomb (1993)
  • The Marx Family Saga by Juan Goytisolo (1993)
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  • The Crime Studio by Steve Aylett (1994)
  • Shyness and Dignity by Dag Solstad (1994)
  • Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1994)
  • Pereira Declares by Antonio Tabucchi (1994)
  • Phosphor in Dreamland by Rikki Ducornet (1995)
  • Panther in the Basement by Amos Oz (1995)
  • I Have the Right to Destroy Myself by Kim Young-ha (1996)
  • Escape Hatch by Vladimir Makanin (1996)
  • The Diary of Mr Pinke by Ewald Murrer (1995)
  • Reader's Block by David Markson (1996)
  • A Short Rhetoric for Leaving the Family by Peter Dimock (1998)
  • Kneller's Happy Campers by Etgar Keret (1998)
  • Honk if you Love Aphrodite by Daniel Evan Weiss (1999)
  • The Literary Conference by Cesar Aira (1999)
  • Earth and Ashes by Atiq Rahimi (1999)
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  • In Her Absence by Antonio Munoz Molina (2000)
  • Kafka's Leopards by Moacyr Scliar (2000)
  • The Colors of Infamy by Albert Cossery (2000)
  • Tales of Galicia by Andrzej Stasiuk (2001)
  • Beside the Sea by Veronique Olmi (2001)
  • Inez by Carlos Fuentes (2001)
  • Bait by David Albahari (2001)
  • Europeana by Patrik Ourednik (2001)
  • Good Morning Comrades by Ondjaki (2001)
  • All This Belongs to Me by Petra Hulová (2002)
  • Conversation with Spinoza by Goce Smilevski (2002)
  • In the Flesh by Christa Wolf (2002)
  • Agape Agape by William Gaddis (2002)
  • The Blue Fox by Sjon (2003)
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  • Piano by Jean Echenoz (2003)
  • The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (2003)
  • The Book of Words by Jenny Erpenbeck (2004)
  • Moving Parts by Magdalena Tulli (2004)
  • Suddenly in the Depths of the Forest by Amos Oz (2005)
  • Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra (2006)
  • The Hermaphrodite by Daniel Grandbois (2009)
  • The North of God by Steve Stern (2008)
  • Next World Novella by Matthias Politycki (2009)
  • The Waitress Was New by Dominique Fabre (2008)


  • The Brothers by Asko Sahlberg (2010)
  • Lightning by Jean Echenoz (2010)
  • Train Dreams by Denis Johnson (2011)
  • Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos (2011)