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Classics, a quick look at history of literature
The Odyssey (Oxford World's Classics)
"Greek classics. Try also Sappho, Sophocles, Euripides, Plato, Aristotle,...."
The Aeneid: A New Prose Translation (Classics)
"The latins (No Ricky Martin related). Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Julius Caesar, Cicero., Seneca...."
Don Quixote (Penguin Classics)
"The Quixote, the first great novel ever. Clue for those who read it for the first time: You can skip Don Quijote's looooong soliloquies and you'll get the sense anyway."
Collins Classics - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text
"Who was Shakespeare? Shakespeare? Marlowe? Who? If the name of the rose does not matter neither the author's name does."
Les Miserables (Classics)
"French romantic authors: Hugo and Dumas (father). Dumas was considered a kind of Stephen King because of his highly productive rhythm, his works have stood the test of time."
Nana (Oxford World's Classics)
"Realism and Naturalism: when reality meets literature. Zola, Balzac, Flaubert, Maupassant, Stendhal,......"
Rimbaud: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)
"The simbolists: Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Mallarmé. "Poetry is the art of evoking an object, little by little, to reveal a soul state, or viceversa" (Mallarmé)"
In Search of Lost Time Vol 1: The Way by Swann's
"Predecessor of modernity. Other major XX century writers: A. Gide, L.F. Céline, Sartre, Camus, S. de Beauvoir,..."
Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse (Oxford World's Classics)
"Origin of romanticism in Russia. "Pushkin is to Russian literature, what Leonardo da Vinci is to European art" (M. Gorki)"
Anna Karenina (Penguin Classics)
"Tolstoi, Dostoyevski, Chekhov, Turguenev, Gogol, Lermontov,....The XIX is the great Russian literature century."
Doctor Zhivago (Harvill Panther)
"Great century too, with major writers pro and against the communist regime: M. Gorki, I. Bunin, M. Bulgakov, Platonov, Pasternak, ......."
Wuthering Heights (Penguin Popular Classics)
"The Victorian period produced several quality authors, such as the Brontë sisters, W. Scott, Ch. Dickens, Th. Hardy, etc..."
Ulysses (Penguin Modern Classics)
"J. Joyce, V. Woolf,...."
Edgar Allan Poe Complete Tales and Poems
"The power of Blackness: the North American Romanticism. Poe, Hawthorne, Melville."
The Sound And The Fury (Vintage Classics)
"That's what we pay for the lack of perspective: what are the NOVELS of the XXth century? All great American authors were really great?"
Selected Poems (Penguin Modern Classics)
"Lorca, the best known of the poets from the Generación del 27, stands along with Alberti, P. Salinas, D. Alonso, L. Cernuda, Miguel Hernández....A generation broken by the Spanish civil war.,"
Stories and Poems/Cuentos y Poesías: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language Spanish)
"Rubén Darío, best expression of the postmodernism poetry in South America."
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Essential Penguin)
"Hard to believe, but Latin American literature is more than 100 years... and Love in the time of Cholera. Vargas Llosa, Borges, Neruda, Rulfo, Cortázar, Cabrera Infante, Paz, Allende, Benedetti,...."
The Sorrows of Young Werther (Classics)
The Magic Mountain
"Expressionism, a deformed and gloomy vision of reality. T. Mann, H. Hesse, Kafka, Rilke,..."
New and Collected Poems 1931-2001
"Central Europe literature, part I: Eminescu, Ionescu, Eliade, Gombrowicz, Schulz, Milosz, Szymborska, Herbert, Kusnewicz..."
"Central Europe literature, part II: Andric, Kundera, Hrabal, Mrozek, Roth, Capek, Hasek, Sienkiewicz, ...."
Guido Cavalcanti, the Complete Poems
"Dante, Petrarca, Cavalcanti and Bocaccio, the masters of Italian Trecento."
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