a reader

an eudæmonistreading

2001

December

Karen Wilkin, ed. Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey. Harcourt, 2001. [104]
Yi Mun-Yol. The Poet. trans. C. Chung et al. Harvill, 1995 (1992). [103]
Henry James. Washington Square. ed. B. Lee. Penguin, 1984 (1880). [102]
¤ Friedrich Nietzsche. Beyond Good and Evil. trans.R. J. Hollingdale. Penguin, 1990 (1886). [101]
W. G. Sebald. Vertigo. trans. M. Hulse. New Directions, 2000 (1990). [100]
C. S. Lewis. Till We Have Faces. New York, 1956. [99]
Vladimir Nabokov. Invitation to a Beheading. trans. VN & D. Nabokov. Vintage, 1989 (1959). [98]
Mikhail Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita. trans. D. Burgin & K. T. O’Connor. Vintage, 1996 (ca. 1930s). [97]

November

Michael Cunningham. The Hours. FSG, 1998. [96]
Willa Cather. O Pioneers!. New York, 1989 (1913). [95]
Virginia Woolf. Between the Acts. HBJ, 1969 (1941). [94]
Peter Ackroyd. The Plato Papers. New York, 1999. [93]
Lin Yutang. The Importance of Living. New York, 1937. [92]
Patrick Süskind. Perfume. trans. John Woods. Knopf, 1986. [91]
Carson McCullers. Complete Novels. Library of America, 2001 (1940-61). [90]
Elizabeth Gaskell. Wives and Daughters. Penguin, 1996 (1866). [89]
Theodore Dreiser. The “Genius”. New York, 1915. [88]

October

Thomas Beer. The Mauve Decade. Knopf, 1926. [87]
Luc Sante. Low Life. FSG, 1991. [86]
Salman Rushdie. Imaginary Homelands. Granta, 1991. [85]
Joseph Brodsky. Less than One: Selected Essays. FSG, 1986. [84]
H. J. Jackson. Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books. Yale, 2001. [83]
Tom Stoppard. Arcadia. faber & faber, 1993. [82.1 – first read August 1998]

September

Nancy Milford. Savage Beauty: the Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay. New York, 2001. [81]
Harold Brodkey. First Love and Other Sorrows. New York, 1998 (1954). [80]
Salman Rushdie. Fury. Random House, 2001. [79]
Dawn Powell. The Locusts Have No King. Steerforth, 1999 (1942). [78]
Jane Austen. Mansfield Park. Penguin, 1996 (1814). [77.1 – first read August 1997]
Edna St. Vincent Millay. Fatal Interview. Harper & Bros., 1931. [76]
Jhumpa Lahiri . Interpreter of Maladies. New York, 1999. [75]
Dawn Powell. Sunday, Monday, and Always. Steerforth, 1999 (1952). [74]
Dawn Powell. A Time to Be Born. Steerforth, 1996 (1942). [73]
Aimee Bender. The Girl in the Flammable Skirt. New York, 1998. [72]
T. C. Boyle. Stories. Penguin, 1999. [71]

August

George Gissing. By the Ionian Sea. Chapman & Hall, 1917 (1901). [70]
Louisa May Alcott. Work: a Story of Experience. Penguin, 1994 (1872). [69]
Jeannette Winterson. The World and Other Places. Vintage, 1998. [68]
Tobias Wolff. In the Garden of the North American Martyrs. Ecco, 1981 (1976). [67]
Gabriel García Márquez. Of Love and Other Demons. trans. E. Grossman. Penguin, 1995 (1994). [66]
Kazuo Ishiguro. A Pale View of Hills. Vintage, 1990 (1982). [65]
Jeannette Winterson. Art & Lies. Vintage, 1994. [64]
Theodore Dreiser. Sister Carrie. Signet, 1961 (1900). [63]
David Markson. This is Not a Novel. Counterpoint, 2001. [62]
Edward W. Said. Out of Place. New York, 1999. [61]
Milan Kundera. The Unbearable Lightness of Being. trans. M. H. Heim. New York, 1984. [60]

July

D. H. Lawrence. Sons and Lovers. London, 1994 (1913). [59]
E. Keeley & P. Sherrard, trans. A Greek Quintet: Poems by Cavafy, Sikelianos, Seferis, Elytis, Gatsos. Limni, Evia, Greece, 2000. [58]
¤ Richard Seaford. Reciprocity and Ritual. Oxford, 1994. [57]

June

¤ Joseph Farrell. Latin Language and Latin Culture. Roman Literature and Its Contexts. Cambridge, 2001. [56]
¤ Chester G. Starr. The Aristocratic Temper of Greek Civilization. Oxford, 1992. [55]
¤ Colin Wells. The Roman Empire. Harvard, 1988. [54]

May

¤ Page duBois. Trojan Horses: Saving the Classics from Conservatives. NYUP, 2001. [53]
¤ F. W. Walbank. The Hellenistic World. Harvard, 1986. [52]
¤ Lionel Casson. Travel in the Ancient World. Johns Hopkins, 1994 (1974). [51]
¤ Emily Gowers. The Loaded Table: Representations of Food in Roman Literature. Oxford, 1993. [50]
J. W. Jackson, ed. Flann O’Brien at War: Myles na gCopaleen 1940-1945. Duckworth, 1999. [49]
¤ Arnaldo Momigliano. Alien Wisdom: the Limits of Hellenization. Cambridge, 1975. [48]
Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers. Penguin, 1999 (1836-7). [47]

April

Stefan Zweig. Beware of Pity. trans. P. & T. Blewitt. Pushkin Press, 2000 (1939). [46]
¤ Jacqueline de Romilly. Magic and Rhetoric in Ancient Greece. Harvard, 1975. [45]
¤ Julius Caesar. De Bello Gallico. trans. S. A. Handford. Penguin, 1982 (ca. 52 BCE). [44]
Naguib Mahfouz. Sugar Street. (Cairo Trilogy, vol. 3) trans. W. M. Hutchins & A.B. Samaan. Black Swan, 1992 (1957). [43]
Naguib Mahfouz. Palace of Desire. (Cairo Trilogy, vol. 2) trans. W. M. Hutchins., L. M. Kenny & O. E. Kenny. Black Swan, 1991 (1957). [42]
Stefan Zweig. “The Invisible Collection” & “Buchmendel”. trans. A. Teixteira de Mattos & J. Gray. Pushkin Press, 1998 (1934). [41]
¿ Richard Sennett. The Uses of Disorder: Personal Identity and City Life. faber & Faber, 1996 (197-?). [40]
Naguib Mahfouz. Palace Walk. (Cairo Trilogy, vol. 1) trans. W. M. Hutchins & O. E. Kenny. Black Swan, 1990 (1956). [39]
¤ C. M. Woodhouse. Modern Greece: a Short History. 5th ed. Faber & Faber, 1991 (1968). [38]
Henry James. The Wings of the Dove. Penguin, 1986 (1902). [37]
¿ P. D. James. Time to be in Earnest. Faber & Faber, 1999. [36]

March

A. S. Byatt. Babel Tower. Random House, 1996. [35]
Lynne Munson. Exhibitionism: Art in an Era of Intolerance. Ivan R. Dee, 2000. [34]
¿ James Hynes. The Lecturer’s Tale. Picador, 2001.[33]
¤ Simon Pulleyn. Prayer in Greek Religion. OCM. Oxford, 1997. [32]
¤ Richard Clogg. A Concise History of Greece. Cambridge, 1992. [31]
Hermann Hesse. Steppenwolf. Trans. B. Creighton; rev. W. Sorell. Penguin, 1963 (1927). [30]
¤ Maria Brosius. Women in Ancient Persia (559–331BC). OCM. Oxford, 1996. [29]
Henry James. The Ambassadors. Penguin, 1986 (1903). [28]
Kingsley Amis. Lucky Jim. Penguin, 1992 (1954). [27]
Javier Marías. All Souls. trans. M. J. Costa. Harvill, 1989. [26]
Derek Walcott. Omeros. Faber & Faber (FSG), 1990. [25]
Ben Jonson. “Every Man in His Humor”. in ed. Wilkes. Oxford, 1981 (1598). [24]
E. M. Forster. A Room with a View. Penguin, 2000 (1908). [2000.13.3]

February

Ivan Turgenev. Fathers and Sons. Trans. R. Freeborn. Oxford, 1999. [23]
Nancy Mitford. Love in a Cold Climate. Hamish Hamilton, 1949. [22]
Jane Barker. The Galesia Trilogy and Selected Manuscript Poems. C. S. Wilson, ed. Oxford, 1997 (1713-26). [21]
Nancy Mitford. The Blessing. Hamish Hamilton, 1951. [20]
Flann O’Brien. At Swim-Two-Birds. [19.1]
¿ William J. Palmer. The Dons and Mr. Dickens. St. Martin’s, 2000. [18]
Flann O’Brien. The Third Policeman. London, 1993 (1967). [17]
¤ Mary Beard. The Invention of Jane Harrison. Harvard UP, 2000. [16]
¤ F. M. Cornford. Microcosmographia Academica. 10th ed. Cambridge, 1993 (1908). [15]
¤ Arnaldo Momigliano. The Classical Foundations of Modern Historiography. UCP, 1990. [14]
¤ Jessie Stewart. Jane Ellen Harrison: a Portrait in Letters. Merlin, 1959. [13]

January

Peter Carey. Collected Stories. Faber & Faber, 1995. [12]
Haruki Murakami. The Elephant Vanishes. Trans. A. Birnbaum & J. Rubin. Harvill, 1993. [11]
Karel Čapek. Apocryphal Tales. Trans. N. Comrada. Catbird Press, 1997. [10]
J-J Rousseau. The Social Contract. Trans. M. Cranston. Penguin, 1968 (1762). [9]
¿ A. S. Byatt. The Biographer’s Tale. Chatto & Windus, 2000. [8]
Sir Philip Sidney. Astrophil and Stella. in Selected Poems. ed. Katherine Duncan-Jones. Oxford, 1982, pp.117-88. [7]
¤ E. R. Dodds. Missing Persons. Oxford, 1977 (repr. 2000). [6]
Arnold Bennet. The Old Wives’ Tale. Everyman’s Library. [5]
¤ A. W. H. Adkins. Merit and Responsibility: a Study in Greek Values. Oxford, 1960. [4]
John Carey. The Intellectuals and the Masses: Pride and Prejudice among the Literary Intelligentsia, 1880-1939. Faber and Faber, 1992. [3]
Rainer Maria Rilke. Diaries of a Young Poet. Trans. Edward Snow & Michael Winkler. Norton, 1998. [2]
George Perec. Life a User’s Manual. Trans. David Bellos. Harvill, 1987. [1]

(last revised: 27 November 2014)

ego hoc feci mm–MMXVIII · cc 2000–2018 M.F.C.