Kate Orman (kateorman) wrote,
Kate Orman

Books on the Brane

I'm having a peek at Harold Bloom's list of "canonical" works of literature. For my own amusement I thought I'd make a list of how many of them I've read (or in the case of some of the plays, seen).

The Iliad (abridged)
Sophocles - Antigone
Euripedes - Medea
Aristophanes - The Wasps
Aesop - Fables
Plautus - Pseudolus
Machiavelli - The Prince
Pedro Calderon de la Barca - Life is a Dream
William Congreve - The Way of the World
Sir Thomas Malory - Le Morte D'Arthur
Christopher Smart - Jubilate Agno (yes, the whole thing!)
Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe
Edward FitzGerald - The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Charlotte Bronte - Jane Eyre
Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights
Bram Stoker - Dracula
Louisa May Alcott - Little Women
Mark Twain - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Italo Calvino - If on a Winter's Night a Traveller
Jean-Paul Sartre - No Exit
Albert Camus - The Stranger
Shaw - Major Barbara
D.H. Lawrence - Sons and Lovers
Woolf - To the Lighthouse and Orlando
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
George Orwell - 1984
Brecht - The Threepenny Opera
Chinua Achebe- Things Fall Apart
Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms, The Sun Also Rises
John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath
Richard Wright - Black Boy
Ralph Ellison - Invisible Man
J.D. Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye
Arthur Miller - Death of a Salesman
Ursula K. Le Guin - The Left Hand of Darkness
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - Cat's Cradle

Plus bits of Shakespeare, Austen, Carroll, Wilde, the KJV, the Egyptian Book of the Dead, some Wells, Poe, Sappho, Donne, Blake, Coleridge, Keats, Browning, Tennyson, Dickinson, Yeats, Dylan Thomas, Pablo Neruda, Eliot, cummings, Lowell, and Wordsworth, a chunk of Montaigne's and Orwell's essays and Hemingway's short stories, most of the Brothers Grimm, and half of Don Quixote.
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