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2002

December

Leon Edel. Henry James. The Conquest of London: 1870–1881. New York: Avon Books, 1962. [109]
James Agee & Walker Evans. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 1988 (1939). [108]
Dave Eggers. You Shall Know Our Velocity. San Francisco:McSweeney’s, 2002. [107]
J. M. Coetzee. Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life. A Memoir.New York: Penguin, 1997. [106]
Giovanni Boccaccio. The Decameron. trans. G. H. McWilliam.2nd ed. London: Penguin, 1995. [105]
¤ Diodorus Siculus. Library of History. ed. C. B.Welles. vol. 8. Cambridge, MA: Loeb, 1963 (ca. 1C BC). [104]
Wendy Cope. Serious Concerns. London: faber & faber,2002 (1992). [103]
¤ Walter Burkert. Creation of the Sacred: Tracks of Biologyin Early Religions. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1996. [102]

November

P. D. James. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman. London:Penguin, 1972 (1989). [101]
James Joyce. Poems and Shorter Writings. London: faber& faber, 1991. [100]
Jane Ellen Harrison. Alpha and Omega. London: Sidgwick& Jackson, 1915. [99]
¤ Edward Said. Orientalism. London: Penguin, repr.1995 (1978). [98]
¤ Mary Douglas. Purity and Danger. London: Routledge& Kegan Paul, 1966. [97]
¤ Walter Burkert. Structure and History in Greek Mythologyand Ritual. Sather Classical Lecture 47. Berkeley: UCP, 1979. [96]
¤ Jane Ellen Harrison. Epilegomena to the Study of GreekReligion. Cambridge: CUP, 1921. [95]
¤ Annabel Robinson. The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison.Oxford: OUP, 2002. [94]
¤ Naphtali Lewis. Greeks in Ptolemaic Egypt. Oxford:Clarendon, 1986. [93]
¤ E. G. Turner. Greek Papyri, an introduction. Oxford:Clarendon, 1980 (1968). [92]
¤ Naphtali Lewis. Life in Egypt under Roman Rule.Oxford: Clarendon, 1983. [91]
Stefan Zweig. Casanova: a Study in Self-Portraiture. trans. E & C. Paul. London: Pushkin Press, 1998. [90]
Thomas Wright, ed. The Book of the Knight of La Tour-Landry. EETS #33. London: Kegan Paul, 1868 (rev. ed. 1906). [89]
Ezra Pound. ABC of Reading. New York: Norton, 1960. [88]
¤ John Bodel, ed. Epigraphic Evidence: Ancient historyfrom inscriptions. London: Routledge, 2001. [87]
¤ A. Lintott. The Constitution of the Roman Republic.Oxford: Clarendon, 1999. [86]
Marc Bloch. The Historian’s Craft. trans. P. Putnam.Manchester, UK: Manchester UP, 1954. [85]

October

¤ Koen Goudriaan. Ethnicity in Ptolemaic Egypt.Amsterdam: Gieben, 1988. [84]
Benjamin Jowett. Success and Failure (a Sermon). Herrin,IL: Trovillion Private Press, 1945 (originally delivered ca. 1880–85). [83]
¤ R. M. Ogilvie. Early Rome and the Etruscans. FontanaHistory of the Ancient World. London: Fontana (HarperCollins), 1976. [82]
¤ Sarah B. Pomeroy. Spartan Women. Oxford: OUP,2002. [81]
Wendy Martin, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson.Cambridge: CUP, 2002. [80]
¤ Elizabeth Rawson. Cicero: a Portrait. London:Allen Lane (Penguin), 1975. [79]
Anne Carson. Autobiography of Red. London: Jonathan Cape(Random House), 1999. [78]
¤ Lynette G. Mitchell. Greeks Bearing Gifts: the PublicUse of Private Relationships in the Greek World, 435–323 BC. Cambridge:CUP, 1997. [77]
Vikram Seth. The Golden Gate. London: faber & faber,1999 (1986). [76]
¤ Lily Ross Taylor. Party Politics in the Age of Caesar.Sather Classical Lectures no. 22. Berkeley: UCP, 1971 (1949). [75]
Francis Bacon. The Essays; or Counsels Civil and Moral.ed. B. Vickers. Oxford: OUP (World’s Classics), 1999 (1625). [74]
Tom Stoppard. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.New York: Samuel French, 1967. [73.1]
Javier Marías. A Heart So White. trans. M. JullCosta. London: Harvill, 1995 (1992). [72]
José Saramago. The Cave. trans. M. Jull Costa. London:Harvill, 2002 (2000). [71]
Rohinton Mistry. Family Matters. London: faber &faber, 2002. [70]
¿ Carol Shields. Unless. London: Fourth Estate (HarperCollins),2002. [69]

September

Orhan Pamuk. The White Castle. trans. V. Holbrook.New York: Vintage, 1990 (1985). [68]
Salman Rushdie. Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction1992–2002. New York: Random House, 2002. [67]
W. H. Auden, Cyril Connolly, et al. The Seven Deadly Sins.New York: Akadine, 2002 (1962). [66]
Anne Frank. Tagebuch. übers. von. Mirjam Pressler.Frankfurt am Main: Fischer, 1991 (1942–44; 1986). [65.1- first read in English,1991]
Patrick Süskind. Der Kontrabaß. Zürich:Diogenes, 1980. [64]
Patrick Süskind. Die Geschichte von Herrn Sommer.Zürich: Diogenes, 1991. [63]
Erich Kästner. Als ich ein kleiner Junge war. Dresden:Hellerau Verlag, 2002 (Zürich: Atrium-Verlag, 1957). [62]
¤ Katherine Clarke. Between Geography and History. HellenisticConstructions of the Roman World. (Oxford Classical Monographs) Oxford:Clarendon, 1999. [61]
Erskine Childers. The Riddle of the Sands. Harmondsworth:Penguin, 1995 (1903). [60]
Jerome K. Jerome. Three Men on the Bummel. Harmondsworth:Penguin, 1994 (1900). [59]

August

Erich Kästner. Fabian. Die Geschichte eines Moralisten.München: dtv, 2001 (1931). [58]
Peter S. Beagle. I See by My Outfit. Pleasantville, NY:Akadine, 2002 (1964). [57]
Judith Hermann. Sommerhaus, später. Frankfurt amMain: Fischer, 1998. [56]
¤ Sarah B. Pomeroy. Xenophon, Oeconomicus: a Social andHistorical Commentary. Oxford: Clarendon, 1994. [55]
Stefan Zweig. Brief einer Unbekannten • Die Hochzeit vonLyon • Der Amokläufer. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer, 1985 (1922,1927, 1922). [54]
Die Gebrüder Grimm. Kinder- und Hausmärchen.Gondrom, 2001 (1812–22). [53]
Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué. Undine. (Universal-BibliothekNr. 491) Stuttgart: Reclam, 1983 (1811). [52]
Beatrix Potter. Die Geschichte von den zwei bösen Mäuschen.übers. v. M. Brettauer. London: Frederick Warne & co., ND. [51]

July

Robert Browning. Poems 1842–1864. Oxford: OUP, 1928.[50]
V. S. Naipaul. A House for Mr Biswas. Harmondsworth:Penguin, 1961. [49]
Don DeLillo. Underworld. New York: Scribner, 1997. [48]

June

Pär Lagerkvist. The Dwarf. trans. Alexandra Dick.New York, 1945. [47]
Umberto Eco. The Name of the Rose. trans. W. Weaver.Vintage, 1983 (1980). [46]
Kathleen Burk. Troublemaker: the Life and History of A.J.P.Taylor. Yale UP, 2000. [45]
Joe Sacco. Safe Area Goražde: the War in Eastern Bosnia1992–95. Seattle, 2000. [44]
Joe Sacco. Palestine. Seattle, 1993. [43]
J. M. Coetzee. Waiting for the Barbarians. Penguin, 1999(1980). [42]
David Markson. Reader’s Block. Dalkey Archive,1996. [41]
Leni Riefenstahl. A Memoir. St. Martin’s, 1997(1992). [40]
Rick Moody. Demonology. Little, Brown, & co., 2001.[39]
Henry M. Stanley. How I Found Livingstone in Central Africa.Dover, 2001 (1895). [38]
Anton Kaes. M. rev. ed. BFI, 2001. [37]
¿ Joan Mellen. Seven Samurai. BFI, 2002. [36]
Mark C. Taylor & Dietrich Christian Lammerts. Grave Matters.London, 2002. [35]
Harriet Beecher Stowe. The Minister’s Wooing. Penguin,1999 (1859). [34]

May

W. M. Thackeray. Pendennis. OUP, 1994 (1848–50). [33]
Benjamin Franklin. Autobiography and Other Writings.OUP, 1993 (1726–90). [32]
Jane Austen. Persuasion. Knopf, 1992 (1818). [31.1 -first read 1997]
Jane Austen. Mansfield Park. Penguin, 1996 (1814). [30.2=2001.77.1]
Amin Maalouf. The Crusades through Arab Eyes. trans.J. Rothschild. Schocken, 1984. [29]
H. H. Munro (Saki). Beasts & Superbeasts. Viking,1927 (1914). [28.1 – first read 1996]
Charlotte Brontë. Villette. Penguin, 1979 (1853).[27.1 – first read July 1997]
Benjamin Disraeli. Sybil, or The Two Nations. OUP, 1981(1845). [26]
Anthony Burgess. A Clockwork Orange. New York, 1965 (1962).[25]
Leon Edel. Henry James: the Untried Years 1843–1870.New York, 1953. [24]

April

Eliza Haywood. The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless.London, 1986 (1751). [23]
Ian Sutton. Western Architecture. Thames & Hudson,1999. [22]
Iris Murdoch. Under the Net. Penguin, 1954. [21]
David McCullough. John Adams. Simon & Schuster, 2001.[20]
Theodore Dreiser. An American Tragedy. Signet, 1964 (1925).[19]

March

Peter Gay. Schnitzler’s Century: The Making of Middle-ClassCulture, 1815–1914. Norton, 2002. [18]
Jane Austen. Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sanditon. ed. M.Drabble. Penguin, 1974 (1795–1817). [17.1 – first read December 1997]
Charles Darwin. Autobiography. ed. Nora Barlow. Norton,1958. [16]
Peter Raby. Bright Paradise: Victorian Scientific Travellers.Princeton UP, 1996. [15]
Roberto Calasso. Literature and the Gods. Knopf, 2001.[14]
Anne Carson. Eros the Bittersweet. Princeton UP, 1986.[13]

February

¤ Mary Fulbrook. A Concise History of Germany.Cambridge, 1992. [12]
Samuel Butler. The Way of All Flesh. Oxford, 1993 [1903].[11]
Elizabeth Cook. Achilles. Picador, 2001. [10]
Charles Dickens. Bleak House. Penguin, 1985 (1852–3).[9.1]
A. S. Byatt. Possession. Vintage, 1990. [8.2=2000.10]
Don DeLillo. The Body Artist. Scribner, 2001. [7]
Zelda Fitzgerald. Save Me the Waltz. Southern IllinoisUP, 1967 (1932). [6]

January

¿ Christopher Hitchens. Letters to a Young Contrarian.New York, 2001. [5]
Fanny Burney. Cecilia. Oxford, 1999 (1782). [4]
¤ Peter Brown. Augustine of Hippo. University ofCalifornia Press, 1967. [3]
Richard Dawkins. River out of Eden: a Darwinian View of Life.Science Masters. New York, 1995. [2]
Henry James. Letters from the Palazzo Barbaro. ed. R.M. Zorzi. Pushkin, 1998 (1869–1907). [1]

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