Nig's Fiction and Poetry List

A Listmania! list by "nigel-ockenden"
 
The Man without Qualities
1.  The Man without Qualities by Robert Musil
The list author says:
  "So much more than just a masterly depiction of a culture sleepwalking into catastrophe"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Von Kleist: Selected Writings
2.  Von Kleist: Selected Writings by Kleist Heinrich Von
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  "The anti-Goethe and the proto-Kafka, master of strange anecdotes"
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A Season in Hell and Other Poems
3.  A Season in Hell and Other Poems by Michael Hamburger
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  "The best role model a boy could have."
8.95   Used & New from: 1.59

Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings (Penguin Modern Classics)
4.  Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings (Penguin Modern Classics) by Jorge Luis Borges
The list author says:
  "Reading Borges makes reading most European philosophy unnecessary"
6.99   Used & New from: 2.74
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Auto da Fe (Vintage classics)
5.  Auto da Fe (Vintage classics) by Elias Canetti
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  "A novel of self-destruction, a theme close to my heart."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Impressions of Africa (Calderbooks)
6.  Impressions of Africa (Calderbooks) by Raymond Roussel
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  "Crazy. You couldn't make this up, but Roussel did."
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The Waves (Penguin Modern Classics)
7.  The Waves (Penguin Modern Classics) by Virginia Woolf
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  "Saturate every atom she said."
5.24   Used & New from: 0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Fathomsuns and Benighted: Poems by Paul Celan
8.  Fathomsuns and Benighted: Poems by Paul Celan by Paul Celan
The list author says:
  "Brief crystals of poetic intensity often at the limits of sense."
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The Trial (Penguin Modern Classics)
9.  The Trial (Penguin Modern Classics) by Franz Kafka
The list author says:
  "The defining book of my later teenage years."
5.24   Used & New from: 1.21
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Moby Dick: Or, the White Whale (Penguin Classics)
10.  Moby Dick: Or, the White Whale (Penguin Classics) by Herman Melville
The list author says:
  "Best novel of the 19th century?"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

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My Name is Red
11.  My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
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  "Stylistically and thematically right up my street."
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Sonnets to Orpheus
12.  Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Rilke
11.67   Used & New from: 3.06
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin)
13.  One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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  "This made a big impression first time round. The first chapter alone is worth the cover price."
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Finnegans Wake (Penguin Modern Classics)
14.  Finnegans Wake (Penguin Modern Classics) by James Joyce
The list author says:
  "As an enthusiast for grammar and etymology I have to endorse this."
9.09   Used & New from: 0.84
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

The Unknown Masterpiece (NYRB Classics)
15.  The Unknown Masterpiece (NYRB Classics) by Honore de Balzac
6.23   Used & New from: 1.33
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Junky (Essential Penguin)
16.  Junky (Essential Penguin) by William S Burroughs
The list author says:
  "A refreshingly amoral little book."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Collected Poems, 1930-78 (PBK)
17.  Collected Poems, 1930-78 (PBK) by Samuel Beckett
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Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote (Penguin Classics)
18.  Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote (Penguin Classics) by Miguel de Cervantes
The list author says:
  "Best novel of the last millenium?"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Landscape Over Zero
19.  Landscape Over Zero by Bei Dao
The list author says:
  "Montage, and motive for learning chinese."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Mason & Dixon
20.  Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon
The list author says:
  "The grandeur of Pynchon! A nomadic genesis of American modernity."
7.69   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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