- Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery.
- William Faulkner, US, 1929. Light in August.
- “Our Town,” Thornton Wilder (1938).
- The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams
- Carl Sandburg, 1940, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years
- “Why We Can’t Wait,” Martin Luther King Jr.
- On the Origin of Species, Darwin
- T. S. Eliot, "The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock"
- Gregory of Tours, History of the Franks
- Pope St. Gregory I, Pastoral Care
- Thomas Mann, Germany, 1924. The Magic Mountain.
- Pensees, Pascal (1670)
- Gunter Grass, The Tin Drum
- Kalidasa, The Loom of Time.
- Murasaki Shikubu, Japan, ca. 990.The Tale of Genji. (abridged)
- The Conference of the Birds
- The Blind Owl, by Sadegh Hedayat.
- Cesar Vallejo, Poemas Humanos.
- Augusto Roa Bastos, I the Supreme or another work.
- Mario Benedetti, The Truce or another work.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Classics Spin #12
Yippee, it's another Spin! I get so ridiculously excited about these. It's getting tricky now, because I'm getting down to about 30 books left on my Classics Club list. I've only left out a few of the very scariest ones (like William James' Varieties of Religious Experience, what on EARTH was I thinking?), but some of these are still pretty terrifying. Faulkner is impenetrable, the History of the Franks is over 600 pages of medieval history, I'm not at all sure I'm going to like The Tin Drum, and everything from Latin America is just difficult. This time I just put everything down in the same order that it shows up on my CC list: