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2004

December

Leon Edel. Henry James, The Treacherous Years: 1895–1901. New York: Avon Books, 1969. [159]
Dorothy L. Sayers, trans. The Song of Roland. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1957 (ca. 11th C. CE). [158]
Jeffrey Gantz, trans. The Mabinogion. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1976 (ca. 13th C. CE). [157]
Hergé. The Adventures of Tintin. vol. 7 (‘The Castafiore Emerald’, ‘Flight 714’, & ‘Tintin and the Picaros’). Trans. L. Lonsdale-Cooper & M. Turner. London: Methuen, 1976 (1963). [156]
Hergé. The Adventures of Tintin. vol. 3 (‘The Crab with the Golden Claws’, ‘The Shooting Star’, & ‘The Secret of the Unicorn’). Trans. L. Lonsdale-Cooper & M. Turner. London: Methuen, 1974 (1953). [155]
Hergé. The Adventures of Tintin. vol. 4 (‘Red Rackham’s Treasure’, ‘The Seven Crystal Balls’, & ‘Prisoners of the Sun’). Trans. L. Lonsdale-Cooper & M. Turner. London: Methuen, 1974 (1945). [154]
C. S. Lewis. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. New York: HarperCollins, 1998 (1950). [153]
Ernest Hemingway. A Moveable Feast. London: Arrow, 1996 (1936). [152]
C. S. Lewis. The Last Battle. New York: Collier, 1970 (1956). [151]
C. S. Lewis. The Magician’s Nephew. New York: Collier, 1970 (1955). [150]
Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Pálsson. The Vinland Sagas: the Norse Discovery of America. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1975 (ca. 12th–13th C. CE). [149]
C. S. Lewis. The Horse and His Boy. New York: Collier, 1970 (1954). [148]
C. S. Lewis. The Silver Chair. New York: Collier, 1970 (1953). [147]
C. S. Lewis. The Voyage of the ‘Dawn Treader’. New York: Collier, 1970 (1952). [146]

November

Hergé. The Adventures of Tintin. vol. 1 (‘Tintin in America’, ‘Cigars of the Pharaoh’, & ‘The Blue Lotus’). Trans. L. Lonsdale-Cooper & M. Turner. London: Methuen, 1979 (1954). [145]
C. S. Lewis. Prince Caspian. New York: HarperCollins, 1979 (1951). [144]
C. S. Lewis. A Grief Observed. New York: Bantam, 1976 (1961). [143]
Karen Joy Fowler. The Jane Austen Book Club. New York: Penguin/Putnam, 2004. [142]
Philip Pullman. The Amber Spyglass. New York: Knopf, 2000. [141]
Philip Pullman. The Subtle Knife. New York: Knopf, 1997. [140]
Philip Pullman. The Golden Compass. New York: Knopf, 1995. [139]
Hergé. The Adventures of Tintin. vol. 6 (‘The Calculus Affair’, ‘The Red Sea Sharks’, & ‘Tintin in Tibet’). Trans. L. Lonsdale-Cooper & M. Turner. London: Methuen, 1975 (1950). [138]
Hergé. The Adventures of Tintin. vol. 5 (‘Land of Black Gold’, ‘Destination Moon’, & ‘Explorers on the Moon’). Trans. L. Lonsdale-Cooper & M. Turner. London: Methuen, 1975 (1950). [137]
Hergé. The Adventures of Tintin. vol. 2 (‘The Broken Ear’, ‘The Black Island’, & ‘King Ottokar’s Sceptre’). Trans. L. Lonsdale-Cooper & M. Turner. London: Methuen, 1975 (1945). [137]
Richard Perceval Graves. A. E. Housman: The Scholar-Poet. Oxford: OUP, 1979. [136]
Gustave Flaubert. Three Tales. trans. A. J. Krailsheimer. Oxford: OUP, 1991 (1877). [135]
Peter Pickow & Jason A. Shulman. How to Play the Pocket Harmonica. New York: Amsco, 1983. [134]
Herbert Read. The Green Child. New York: New Directions, 1935. [133]
Marc Etkind. …Or Not to Be: A Collection of Suicide Notes. New York: Riverhead, 1997. [132]
Yury Tynianov. Lieutenant Kijé and Young Vitushishnikov: Two Novellas. trans. Mirra Ginsburg. Boston, MA: Eridanos, 1990 (). [131]
Dany Laferrière. An Aroma of Coffee. trans. David Homel. Toronto: Coach House, 1993 (1991). [130]

October

Fanny Burney. Camilla. Oxford: OUP, 1983 (1796). [129]
Nicholson Baker. The Size of Thoughts: Essays and Other Lumber. New York: Random House, 1996 (1984–1995). [128]
John Willis Clark. Libraries in the Medieval and Renaissance Periods. Cambridge: CUP, 1894. [127]
Gabriel García Márquez. Love in the Time of Cholera. trans. Edith Grossman. London: Penguin, 1988 (1985). [126]
Nicholson Baker. Room Tempurature. New York: Vintage, 1984. [125]
Vladimir Makanin. The Loss: A Novella and Two Short Stories. trans. Byron Lindsey. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1998 (1987–1995). [124]
Zoran Živković. Time Gifts. trans. Alice Copple-Tošić. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 2000 (1997). [123]
Georges Bataille. Story of the Eye. trans. Joachim Neugroschel. San Francisco: City Lights, 1987 (1928). [122]
Lydia Zinovieva-Annibal. The Tragic Menagerie. trans. Jane Costlow. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1999 (1907). [121]
Nicholson Baker. A Box of Matches. New York: Random House, 2003. [120]
Ivan Morris. The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1964.[119]
Samuel Beckett. The Lost Ones. New York: Grove, 1972. [118]
Yury Dombrovsky. The Keeper of Antiquities. trans. Michael Glenny. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1969 (19–). [117]
The Diary of Lady Murasaki. trans. Richard Bowring. London: Penguin, 1996 (ca. 10th C.). [116]

September

Cao Xueqin. The Story of the Stone: The Golden Days. (vol. 1) trans. David Hawkes. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1973 (c. 1760). [115]
Italo Calvino. Mr. Palomar. trans. W. Weaver. New York: HBJ, 1985. [114]
Thom Gunn. Boss Cupid. New York: FSG, 2000. [113]
Patrick White. The Burnt Ones. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1964. [112]
Thomas Carlyle. Two Note Books (23 March 1822 – 16 May 1832). ed. Charles Eliot Norton. New York: Grolier Club, 1898. [111]
Otto Skutsch. Alfred Edward Housman, 1859–1936. London: Athlone, 1960 (1939). [110]

August

Peter Carey. True History of the Kelly Gang. New York: Knopf, 2001.[109]
Sinclair Lewis. Main Street. New York: Signet, 1961 (1920). [108]
John Lanchester. The Debt to Pleasure. New York: Henry Holt, 1996. [107]
Vladimir Nabokov. Pale Fire. New York: Vintage, 1989 (1962). [106]
Wendy Walker. Stories out of Omarie. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1995. [105]
Wendy Walker. The Sea-Rabbit; or, The Artist of Life. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1994 (1988). [104]
Vladimir Nabokov. Speak, Memory. New York: Vintage, 1967 (1951). [103]
Marjane Satrapi. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood. trans. L’Association. New York: Pantheon, 2003 (2000–1). [102]
Charles Maturin. Melmoth the Wanderer. ed. Douglas Grant & Chris Baldick. Oxford: OUP, 1989 (1820). [101]
Clare Morrall. Astonishing Splashes of Colour. London: Tindal Street, 2003. [100]

July

Robert Morrison & Chris Baldick. The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre. Oxford: OUP, 1997 (ca. 1800). [99]
Clara Reeve. The Old English Baron. Oxford: OUP, 2003 (1777, 1780). [98]
Patrick White. The Vivisector. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1973 (1970). [97]
Christopher Isherwood. The Berlin Stories. New York: New Directions, 1954 (1935). [96]
Rebecca West. The Harsh Voice. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1956 (1935). [95]
Ezra Pound, ‘trans.’ Sophokles/Women of Trachis. New York: New Directions, 1957. [94]
Care of Invalids: A Manual for Reference. New York: Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1903. [93]
Alice Munro. The Love of a Good Woman. New York: Vintage, 1998. [92]
Jan Potocki. The Manuscript Found in Saragossa. London: Penguin, 1995 (ca. 1805). [91]
Anthony Hope. The Prisoner of Zenda. Harmondsworth: Puffin, 1984 (1894). [90].

June

Italo Svevo. A Perfect Hoax. trans. J. G. Nichols. London: Hesperus, 2003 (1929). [89]
Christopher Isherwood. Down There on a Visit. London: Methuen, 1962. [88]
Emily Innes. The Chersonese with the Gilding Off. Oxford: OUP, 1974 (1885). [87]
‘Olive Pratt Rayner’ (= Grant Allen). The Type-Writer Girl. ed. C. J. Suranji. Toronto: Broadview, 2004 (1897). [86]
Henry James. The Sacred Fount. New York: New Directions, 1995 (1901). [85]
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Culture and Value. trans. Peter Winch. Chicago: UCP, 1980 (1914–1951). [84]
Vladimir Nabokov. The [Luzhin] Defense. trans. VN & M. Scammell. New York: Popular Library, 1964 (1930). [83]
Yoryis Yatromanolakis. Eroticon. trans. David Connolly. Cambridge: Dedalus, 1999 (1995). [82]
Giacomo Leopardi. Thoughts (Pensieri). trans. J.G. Nichols. London: Hesperus, 2002 (early 19th C.). [81]
Christopher Isherwood. A Meeting by the River. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1970 (1967). [80]
Lavinia Greenlaw. Minsk. London: faber & faber, 2003. [79]
H.D. Tribute to Freud. New York: New Directions, 1956 (1944). [78]

May

Michel Foucault. The History of Sexuality 1: The Will to Knowledge. trans. Robert Hurley. London: Penguin, 1998 (1976). [77]
A. S. F. Gow. A. E. Housman: A Sketch. Cambridge: CUP, 1936. [76]
Jane Collier. An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting. ed. Audrey Bilger. Toronto: Broadview, 2003 (1753). [75]
¤ D.R. Shackleton Bailey, ed. Cicero’s Letters to Atticus. vol. 3 (of 7). Cambridge: CUP, 1968. [74.1]
Thom Gunn. The Man with Night Sweats. London: faber & faber, 1992. [73]
Venedikt Yerofeev. Moskow Stations. trans. Stephen Mulrine. London: faber & faber, 1997 (1969). [72]
Orhan Pamuk. Snow. trans. Maureen Freely. London: faber & faber, 2004 (2002). [71]
Louise Glück. The Seven Ages. Manchester: Carcanet, 2001. [70]
Anne Carson. The Beauty of the Husband. London: Cape, 2001. [69]
A. E. Housman. Introductory Lectury 1892. Cambridge: CUP, 1937. [68]
Vladimir Nabokov. Pnin. New York: Knopf, 2004 (1953). [67]
Louise Glück. Vita Nova. Manchester: Carcanet, 2000. [66]
¤ D.R. Shackleton Bailey, ed. Cicero’s Letters to Atticus. vol. 2 (of 7). Cambridge: CUP, 1965. [65.1]
¤ D.R. Shackleton Bailey, ed. Cicero’s Letters to Atticus. vol. 1 (of 7). Cambridge: CUP, 1965. [64.1]
Sara Mills. Michel Foucault. RCT. London: Routledge, 2003. [63]

April

Anne Dufourmantelle & Jacques Derrida. Of Hospitality. trans. Rachel Bowlby. Stanford, CA: SUP, 2000 (1997). [62]
James Joyce. Dubliners. ed. Jeri Johnson. Oxford: OUP (World’s Classics), 2000 (1914). [61.1]
¤ Keith Bradley. Slavery and Society at Rome. Cambridge: CUP, 1994. [60]
Bashō. On Love and Barley – Haiku of Basho. trans. Lucien Stryk. London: Penguin, 1985 (17th C.). [59]
Samuel Beckett. Murphy. London: Calder, 1993 (1938). [58]
Jean-François de Bastide. The Little House. trans. Rodolphe El-Khoury. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1996 (1758, 1879). [57]
Cevat Çapan. Where are you, Susie Petschek? (Susie Petschek Nerdesin). trans. Michael Hulse & Cevat Çapan. London: Arc, 2001. [56]
C. S. Lewis. An Experiment in Criticism. Cambridge, UK: CUP, 1961. [55]
Roland Barthes. Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography. trans. Richard Howard. New York: Vintage, 1981 (1980). [54]
Alexander Pope & John Arbuthnot. Memoirs of the Extraordinary Life, Works and Discoveries of Martinus Scriblerus. London: Hesperus, 2002 (1741). [53]
Italo Svevo. Confessions of Zeno. trans. Beryl de Zoete. New York: Vintage, 1958 (1923, trans: 1930). [52]
Jane Austen. Love and Friendship. London: Hesperus, 2003 (17??). [51]
¤ Amélie Kuhrt. The Ancient Near East: c. 3000–330BC. 2 vols. London: Routledge, 1995. [50]
Anne Carson. Men in the Off Hours. London: Cape, 2000. [49]
Mark Twain. The Diary of Adam and Eve. London: Hesperus, 2002 (1893&#8211?). [48.1]
Charles Dickens (et al.). The Haunted House. London: Hesperus, 2002 (1859). [47]
¤ Steven W. Cole & Peter Machinist, eds. Letters from Priests to the Kings Esarhaddon and Assurbanipal. SAA 13. Helsinki: Helsinki UP, 1998. [46]
¤ Simo Parpola, ed. The Correspondence of Sargon II, part I: Letters from Assyria and the West. SAA 1. Helsinki: Helsinki UP, 1987. [45]
Charles Baudelaire. On Wine and Hashish. trans. Andrew Brown. London: Hesperus, 2002 (1851, 1860). [44]
Heinrich von Kleist. The Marquise of O—. trans. Richard Stokes. London: Hesperus, 2003 (1807–1811). [43]

March

Jonathan Swift. Directions to Servants. London: Hesperus, 2003 (1745). [42]
¤ Simo Parpola & Kazuko Watanabe, eds. Neo-Assyrian Loyalty Oaths. SAA 2. Helsinki: Helsinki UP, 1988. [41]
¤ G. R. Driver & John C. Miles, eds. The Babylonian Laws. vol. 2. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955. [40]
Geoff Nicholson. Street Sleeper. London: Quartet Books, 1987. [39]
Charlotte Brontë. The Green Dwarf. London: Hesperus, 2003 (1833). [38]
Samuel Johnson. Rasselas. ed. J. P. Hardy. Oxford: OUP, 1988 (1759). [37]
Kjell Askildsen. A Sudden Liberating Thought. trans. Sverre Lyngstad. Norwich (UK): Norvik Press, 1994 (1966–1991). [36]
¤ William Fitzgerald. Slavery and the Roman Literary Imagination. Cambridge: CUP, 2000. [35]
István Örkény. One Minute Stories. trans. Judith Sollosy. Budapest: Corvina, 1994 (1977–1989). [34]
Hermann Ungar. The Maimed. trans. Mike Mitchell. Sawtry, Cambs. (UK): Dedalus, 2002 (1923). [33]
William Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White. ed. H. P. Sucksmith. Oxford: OUP, 1975 (1859–1861). [32]
¤ C. M. Woodhouse. The Philhellenes. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1969. [31]
Hjalmar Söderberg. Short Stories. trans. Carl Lofmark. Norwich (UK): Norvik Press, 1987 (1894–1931). [30]
J. M. Bumsted. The Peoples of Canada: A Pre-Confederation History. Oxford: OUP, 1992. [29]
Henry David Thoreau. Walden. ed. S. Fender. Oxford: OUP, 1997 (1854). [28.1]
¤ Molly Mackenzie. Turkish Athens: The Forgotten Centuries 1456–1832. Reading: Ithaca Press, 1992. [27]
Sarah Scott. Millenium Hall. ed. Gary Kelly. Toronto: Broadview, 1995 (1762). [26]

February

Eliza Hayworth. The Adventures of Eovaai. ed. Earla Wilputte. Toronto: Broadview, 1999 (1741). [25]
John Aubrey. Aubrey’s Brief Lives. ed. Oliver Lawson Dick. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972 (ca. 1680). [24]
¤ Robert Parker. Miasma: Pollution and Purification in Early Greek Religion. Oxford: Clarendon, 1983. [23.1]
Charlotte Smith. Emmeline, the Orphan of the Castle. ed. Loraine Fletcher. Toronto: Broadview, 2003 (1788). [22]
Gustave Flaubert. Memoirs of a Madman. trans. Andrew Brown. London: Hesperus, 2002 (1838). [21]
Mary Hays. The Victim of Prejudice.2 ed. Eleanor Ty. Toronto: Broadview, 1998 (1799). [20]
Benito Pérez Galdós. Misericordia. trans. C. de Salis. Sawtry, Cambs. (UK): Dedalus, 1995 (1819). [19]
Lajos Illés, ed. 44 Hungarian Short Stories. Budapest: Corvina, 1979. [18]
Mary Hays. Memoirs of Emma Courtney. ed. M. L. Brooks. Ontario: Broadview, 2000 (1759). [17]
¤ Douglas MacDowell. Athenian Homicide Law in the Age of the Orators. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1963. [16]
Richard Hodges. Visions of Rome: Thomas Ashby, Archeologist. London: BSR, 2000. [15]
¤ A. Trevor Hodge. Roman Aqueducts and Water Supply2. London: Duckworth, 2002 (1993). [14]
Anthony Trollope. Autobiography. Oxford: OUP, 1947 (1883). [13]

January

Christopher Logue. All Day Permanent Red (War Music continued). London: Faber & Faber, 2003. [12]
¤ Marcel Mauss. The Gift: the form and reason for exchange in archaic societies. tr. W. D. Halls. London: Routledge, 1990 (1950). [11]
Jimmy M. Skaggs. The Great Guano Rush: Entrepreneurs and American Overseas Expansion. New York: Macmillan, 1995. [10]
¤ Simon Goldhill. Who Needs Greek? Contests in the Cultural History of Hellenism. Cambridge: CUP, 2002. [9]
Theophrastus. On Stones (Introduction, Greek Text, English Translation, and Commentary). ed. E. R. Caley & J. F. C. Richards. Columbus, OH: Ohio State, 1956 (ca. 390s BCE). [8]
Karl Popper. The Poverty of Historicism. London: Routledge, 2002 (1957). [7]
Anne Carson, trans. If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho. New York: Vintage, 2002 (7th C. BCE). [6.1]
¤ Peter Brown. The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity. New York: Columbia UP, 1988. [5]
¤ Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. trans. S. Lattimore. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett, 1998 (ca. 400 BCE). [4.1]
Dubravka Ugresic. Thank You For Not Reading. trans. C. Hawkesworth. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive, 2003 (2001). [3]
Danilo Kiš. The Encyclopedia of the Dead. trans. M. H. Heim. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1989 (1983). [2]
Sarah Anne Cox. Arrival. San Francisco: Krupskaya, 2002. [1]

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