Books about Poetic

  1. The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

    by Sophocles
    Ancient tragedy of a family's fall from grace due to a fateful prophecy.

    English versions of Sophocles’ three great tragedies based on the myth of Oedipus, translated for a modern audience by two gifted poets. Index. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  2. Go Down, Moses

    by William Faulkner
    A collection of interconnected stories about the McCaslin family and their relationship with the land and African Americans in the South.

    “I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Sound and the Fury

    by William Faulkner
    Tragic story of the decline of a southern family, exploring the human condition.

    The first section of the novel is narrated by Benjamin "Benjy" Compson, a source of shame to the family due to his diminished mental capacity; the only characters who show genuine care for him are ... (Wikipedia)

  4. The Solitude of Prime Numbers

    by Paolo Giordano
    A poignant story of two strangers struggling to find a connection in a world of loneliness.

    As a seven-year-old girl, Alice Della Rocca is forced by her father to take skiing lessons, although she hates the ski school and has no particular aptitude for the sport. One morning, Alice is ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Out Stealing Horses

    by Per Petterson
    An elderly man reflects on his past, uncovering long-buried secrets and memories.

    We were going out stealing horses. That was what he said, standing at the door to the cabin where I was spending the summer with my father. I was fifteen. It was 1948 and one of the first days of ... (Goodreads)

  6. Less

    by Andrew Sean Greer
    A man's journey of self-discovery and coming to terms with his life choices.

    PROBLEM: You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years now engaged to someone else. You can’t say yes–it would all be ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Dwarf

    by Pär Lagerkvist
    A dark and twisted tale of a physically deformed man's descent into madness and violence.

    The main character is a dwarf , 66 centimetres (26 in) tall, at the court of an Italian City-state in the Renaissance . The exact time and location are unclear, but the presence of the character ... (Wikipedia)

  8. Doctor Faustus

    by Thomas Mann
    A man's Faustian bargain for knowledge and power, with unintended consequences.

    The origins of the narrator and the protagonist in the fictitious small town of Kaisersaschern on the Saale , the name of Zeitblom's apothecary father, Wohlgemut, and the description of Adrian ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Great House

    by Nicole Krauss
    A woman's exploration of the past, uncovering secrets of a mysterious desk and its owners.

    For twenty-five years, a reclusive American novelist has been writing at the desk she inherited from a young Chilean poet who disappeared at the hands of Pinochet's secret police, one day a girl ... (Goodreads)

  10. Days Without End

    by Sebastian Barry
    A young Irishman flees famine and war, finding love and a new family in the American West during the Indian and Civil Wars.

    Thomas McNulty, aged barely seventeen and having fled the Great Famine in Ireland, signs up for the U.S. Army in the 1850s. With his brother in arms, John Cole, Thomas goes on to fight in the Indian ... (Goodreads)

  11. Paradise Lost

    by John Milton
    Epic poem of the Fall of Man, exploring the depths of human nature and the consequences of sin.

    John Milton's Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. It tells the story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

    by Milan Kundera
    An exploration of the power of memory and the meaning of life through a series of interconnected stories.

    The first section occurs in 1971 and is the story of Mirek, as he explores his memories of Zdena. Knowing that he loved this ugly woman has left a blemish, and he hopes to rectify this by destroying ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Eugene Onegin

    by Alexander Pushkin
    A poetic novel of unrequited love and tragic consequences, set in early 19th century Russia.

    In the 1820s, Eugene Onegin is a bored St. Petersburg dandy , whose life consists of balls, concerts, parties, and nothing more. Upon the death of a wealthy uncle, he inherits a substantial fortune ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Leviathan

    by Paul Auster
    A mysterious stranger's dark and somewhat surreal journey of self-exploration.

    The story is told by Peter Aaron about the victim, Benjamin Sachs, his best friend whom he first meets as a fellow writer in a Greenwich Village bar in 1975. Peter decides to try to piece together ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Selected Poems

    by Jorge Luis Borges
    A collection of poems that explore the complexities of existence, time, and identity through Borges' unique blend of philosophy and literature.

    Though universally acclaimed for his dazzling fictions, Jorge Luis Borges always considered himself first and foremost a poet. This new bilingual selection brings together some two hundred poems—the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  16. City of Glass

    by Paul Auster
    A detective story that blurs the lines between reality and fiction.

    A 2006 reissue by Penguin Books is fronted by new pulp magazine -style covers by comic book illustrator Art Spiegelman . The first story, City of Glass , features an author of detective fiction who ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Chronicles: Volume One

    by Bob Dylan
    A memoir tracking Bob Dylan's musical journey from humble beginnings to iconic status.

    WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE The celebrated first memoir from arguably the most influential singer-songwriter in the country, Bob Dylan. “I’d come from a long ways off and had started a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  18. The Waste Land

    by T.S. Eliot
    A modernist poem exploring the social and psychological fragmentation of modern society.

    The Waste Land, first published in 1922, is often regarded as T.S. Eliot's masterpiece, as well as one of the most important poems of the 20th century and a central work of modernist poetry. The ... (Goodreads)

  19. Cosmos

    by Carl Sagan
    Voyage through the vastness of space, unlocking the mysteries of the universe.

    Cosmos has 13 heavily illustrated chapters, corresponding to the 13 episodes of the Cosmos television series. In the book, Sagan explores 15 billion years of cosmic evolution and the development of ... (Goodreads)

  20. The Wild Iris

    by Louise Glück
    A collection of poems exploring the themes of life, death, and rebirth through the lens of the natural world.

    Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louise Glück, a stunningly beautiful collection of poems that encompasses the natural, human, and spiritual realms Bound ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. Shakespeare's Sonnets

    by William Shakespeare
    A collection of poems exploring love, life, mortality, and beauty.

    The Arden Shakespeare has long been acclaimed as the established scholarly edition of Shakespeare's work. Now being totally reedited for the third time, Arden editions offer the very best in ... (Goodreads)

  22. De Profundis

    by Oscar Wilde
    An autobiographical letter of reflections on Wilde's life, imprisonment, and spiritual journey.

    De Profundis (Latin: "from the depths") is a 50,000 word letter written by Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment in Reading Gaol, to Lord Alfred Douglas, his lover. Wilde wrote the letter between ... (Goodreads)

  23. The Complete Works

    by William Shakespeare
    A comprehensive collection of works, containing plays, sonnets, and narrative poems.

    Tempest Two Gentlemen of Verona Merry Wives of Windsor Measure for Measure Comedy of Errors Much Ado About Nothing Love's Labour's Lost Midsummer Night's Dream Merchant of Venice As You Like It ... (Goodreads)

  24. Tenth of December

    by George Saunders
    A collection of stories exploring the human condition through diverse characters and their struggles.

    A young girl named Alison is kidnapped three days before her birthday. Kyle, a boy who lives nearby whose parents enforce very strict household rules, sees the event unfold and must decide whether to ... (Wikipedia)

  25. The Raven

    by Edgar Allan Poe
    A man is visited by a mysterious raven, leading him on a journey of grief and reflection.

    In Gustave Doré, one of the most prolific and successful book illustrators of the late 19h century, Edgar Allan Poe's renowned poem The Raven found perhaps its most perfect artistic interpreter. ... (Goodreads)

  26. Les désorientés: roman (Littérature Française)

    by Amin Maalouf

    «في التائهون، أستلهم فترة شبابي بتصرف شديد. فقد عشتُ تلك الفترة مع أصدقاء كانوا يؤمنون بعالم أفضل. ومع أنَّ لا شبه بين أبطال هذه الرواية وبين أشخاص حقيقيين، فهم ليسوا من نسج الخيال تماماً. فلقد نهلتُ ... (Goodreads)

  27. The Cherry Orchard

    by Anton Chekhov
    A family faces the loss of their beloved cherry orchard due to financial troubles. They struggle to come to terms with the changing times.

    The play opens in the early morning hours of a cool day in May in the nursery of Lyubov Andreyevna Ranevskaya's ancestral estate, somewhere in the provinces of Russia just after the turn of the 20th ... (Wikipedia)

  28. Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov

    by Anton Chekhov
    A collection of short stories depicting the lives of ordinary people in Russia.

    Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, bring ... (Goodreads)

  29. The Just Assassins

    by Albert Camus

    À Moscou, en 1905, un groupe de socialistes révolutionnaires projette d'assassiner le grand-duc Serge, qui gouverne la ville en despote, afin de lutter contre la tyrannie exercée sur eux. Kaliayev, ... (Goodreads)

  30. Paroles: Selected Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets Series, #9)

    by Jacques Prévert

    Rappelle-toi Barbara Il pleuvait sans cesse sur Brest ce jour là Et tu marchais souriante Épanouie ravie ruisselante Sous la pluie Rappelle-toi Barbara... Oh Barbara Quelle connerie la guerre ... (Goodreads)

  31. Owl Moon

    by Jane Yolen
    A magical night-time adventure as a father and daughter search for an owl.

    The story deals with a father who takes his child owling for the first time on a cold summer night. Along their way, they encounter a great horned owl . While the first-person text does not specify ... (Wikipedia)

  32. A Death in the Family

    by James Agee
    A man's struggles with grief and regret after the sudden death of his father.

    The novel is based on the events that occurred to Agee in 1915 when his father went out of town to see his own father, who had suffered a heart attack. During the return trip, Agee's father was ... (Wikipedia)

  33. Goodbye to Berlin

    by Christopher Isherwood
    A portrait of the vibrant Weimar-era Berlin, with its array of characters and cultural clashes.

    Here, meine Damen und Herren, is Christopher Isherwood's brilliant farewell to a city which was not only buildings, streets, and people, but was also a state of mind which will never come around ... (Goodreads)

  34. Blue Nights

    by Joan Didion
    A reflective look back at motherhood, memory and the fragility of life.

    From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and ... (Goodreads)

  35. The Book of Illusions

    by Paul Auster
    A grieving professor is transported on a journey of the past, unlocking secrets of his deceased wife.

    Six months after losing his wife and two young sons, Vermont Professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. Then one night, he stumbles upon a clip ... (Goodreads)

  36. Adam

    by Ted Dekker
    A man with no memory wakes up in a mysterious world, where he must fight for his survival and uncover the truth about his identity.

    It takes an obsessive mind to know one. And Daniel Clark knows the elusive killer he's been stalking. He's devoted every waking minute as a profiler to find the serial killer known only as Eve. He's ... (Goodreads)

  37. Garcia Lorca: La Casa de Bernarda Alba

    by Federico García Lorca
    A group of women in rural Spain, oppressed by the matriarchal rule of a domineering mother.

    Upon her second husband's death, domineering matriarch Bernarda Alba imposes an eight-year mourning period on her household in accordance with her family tradition. Bernarda has five daughters, aged ... (Wikipedia)

  38. Fear

    by Stefan Zweig

    The protagonist , Irene Wagner, is a married, young bourgeois who has a secret affair with a pianist. Due to blackmails from the pianist's girlfriend who is aware of the affair, Irene is seized with ... (Wikipedia)

  39. A Child's Christmas in Wales

    by Dylan Thomas
    A nostalgic and whimsical recollection of the author's childhood Christmas memories in Wales.

    Originally emerging from a piece written for radio, the poem was recorded by Thomas in 1952. The story is an anecdotal retelling of a Christmas from the view of a young child and is a romanticised ... (Goodreads)

  40. For Bread Alone

    by محمد شكري

    سيرة ذاتية روائية 1935 - 1956 لم يتعلم محمد شكري القراءة والكتابة حتى العشرين من عمره, فكانت حداثته انجرافاً في عالم البؤس حيث العنف وحده قوت المبدعين اليومي. هروب من أب يكره أولاده (فقد قتل أحد ... (Goodreads)

  41. Our Town

    by Thornton Wilder
    A story of life in a small town, exploring the beauty and brevity of ordinary moments.

    Our Town was first produced and published in 1938 to wide acclaim. This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of life in the small village of Grover's Corners, an allegorical representation of all life, has ... (Goodreads)

  42. Avenue of Mysteries

    by John Irving
    Juan Diego's memories of his childhood in Mexico and his adult life in the Philippines intertwine in a surreal journey of self-discovery.

    John Irving returns to the themes that established him as one of our most admired and beloved authors in this absorbing novel of fate and memory. As we grow older—most of all, in what we remember and ... (Goodreads)

  43. This Blinding Absence of Light

    by Tahar Ben Jelloun
    A young girl's journey through the darkness of her family's secrets to find the light of truth.

    مصابي جليل، والعزاء جميل، ... وظني بأن الله سوف يديل جراح وأسر، واشتياق، وغربة... أحمل إني، بعدها، لحمول وإني، في هذا الصباح، لصالح،... ولكن خطي في الظلام جليل إذا أردتَ أن تعلَمَ قسوةَ السجّان، ... (Goodreads)

  44. Battles in the Desert & Other Stories

    by José Emilio Pacheco
    A young man's journey of self-discovery, navigating his way through Mexico's turbulent political landscape.

    Battles in the Desert is written from the perspective of a middle-aged Mexican-American immigrant Carlos reminiscing about his life in post-World War II Mexico. It begins with Carlos recounting the ... (Wikipedia)

  45. The Complete Sonnets and Poems

    by William Shakespeare
    A collection of Shakespeare's sonnets and poems, exploring themes of love, beauty, mortality, and the human experience.

    This is the only fully annotated and modernized edition to bring together Shakespeare's sonnets as well as all his poems (including those attributed to him after his death) in one volume. A full ... (Barnes & Noble)

  46. Dream Country

    by Neil Gaiman
    A collection of short stories that explore the boundaries of dreams, reality, and fantasy.

    The third volume of the Sandman collection is a series of four short comic book stories. In each of these otherwise unrelated stories, Morpheus serves only as a minor character. Here we meet the ... (Goodreads)

  47. Spill Simmer Falter Wither

    by Sara Baume
    A man and his dog's journey through life, love, and loss in a small Irish town.

    You find me on a Tuesday, on my Tuesday trip to town. You're sellotaped to the inside pane of the jumble shop window. A photograph of your mangled face and underneath an appeal for a COMPASSIONATE ... (Goodreads)

  48. Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories

    by Raymond Carver
    An exploration of human relationships and the complexity of emotions.

    By the time of his early death in 1988, Raymond Carver had established himself as one of the greatest practitioners of the American short story, a writer who had not only found his own voice but ... (Goodreads)

  49. Upstream: Selected Essays

    by Mary Oliver
    A collection of essays on the beauty of nature, and the importance of a mindful life.

    Comprising a selection of essays, Upstream finds beloved poet Mary Oliver reflecting on her astonishment and admiration for the natural world and the craft of writing. As she contemplates the ... (Goodreads)

  50. Prometheus Bound and Other Plays

    by Aeschylus
    A collection of three plays, including the story of Prometheus, who defies the gods to give fire to humanity and suffers eternal punishment.
  51. Sappho

    by Sappho
    A collection of poems by the ancient Greek poet Sappho, exploring themes of love, desire, and beauty.

    These hundred poems and fragments constitute virtually all of Sappho that survives and effectively bring to life the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet. Mary Barnard's ... (Goodreads)

  52. The Distant Hours

    by Kate Morton
    A woman unravels the secrets of a distant castle, uncovering a family mystery.

    A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchill finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst Castle, a great but moldering old house, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was ... (Goodreads)

  53. Kau, Aku & Sepucuk Angpau Merah

    by Tere Liye

    Ada tujuh miliar penduduk bumi saat ini. Jika separuh saja dari mereka pernah jatuh cinta, maka setidaknya akan ada satu miliar lebih cerita cinta. Akan ada setidaknya 5 kali dalam setiap detik, 300 ... (Goodreads)

  54. An Iliad

    by Alessandro Baricco

    “Voglio raccontarvi quel che so, perché anche voi capiate quello che io ho capito: la guerra è un’ossessione dei vecchi, che mandano i giovani a combatterla.” Venticinque monologhi dei personaggi ... (Barnes & Noble)

  55. Good Morning, Midnight

    by Lily Brooks-Dalton
    Two loners, one in the Arctic and one in the city, embark on a journey of self-discovery.

    Augustine, a brilliant, aging astronomer, is consumed by the stars. For years he has lived in remote outposts, studying the sky for evidence of how the universe began. At his latest posting, in a ... (Goodreads)

  56. The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake

    by Breece D'J Pancake
    A collection of short stories set in rural West Virginia, exploring the lives of working-class people and their struggles.

    Breece D'J Pancake cut short a remarkably promising writing career when he took his own life in 1979 at the age of 26. In 1983 Little, Brown and Company's posthumous publication of this book ... (Goodreads)

  57. A Coney Island of the Mind

    by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
    A collection of poems exploring human experience and the beauty of nature.

    The title of this book is taken from Henry Miller's "Into the Night Life" and expresses the way Lawrence Ferlinghetti felt about these poems when he wrote them during a short period in the 1950's—as ... (Goodreads)

  58. Distant Star

    by Roberto Bolaño
    A Chilean poet becomes obsessed with a mysterious and talented artist, who may have been involved in the country's military dictatorship.

    The book is narrated from a distance by Arturo B. (probably Arturo Belano , Bolaño's frequent stand-in) and tells the story of Alberto Ruiz-Tagle, an aviator who exploits the 1973 Chilean coup d'état ... (Wikipedia)

  59. Blind Sunflowers

    by Alberto Méndez

    Este libro es el regreso a las historias reales de la posguerra, que contaron en voz baja narradores que no querian contar cuentos sino hablar de sus amigos, de sus familiares desaparecidos, de ... (Goodreads)

  60. The Gift

    by Hafez
    A collection of mystical poems that explore the nature of love, spirituality, and the human experience.

    More than any other Persian poet, it is perhaps Hafiz who accesses the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many ... (Goodreads)

  61. The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

    by Edward Albee
    A successful architect's life is turned upside down when he reveals his love for a goat.

    Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf , The Goat won every major award for best new play of the year: ... (Goodreads)

  62. Mr Gwyn

    by Alessandro Baricco

    Jasper Gwyn è uno scrittore. Vive a Londra e verosimilmente è un uomo che ama la vita. Tutt'a un tratto ha voglia di smettere. Forse di smettere di scrivere, ma la sua non è la crisi che affligge gli ... (Goodreads)

  63. Trois fois dès l'aube (Du monde entier)

    by Alessandro Baricco

    Si incontreranno per tre volte, ma ogni volta sarà l’unica, e la prima, e l’ultima. “Nell’ultimo romanzo che ho scritto, Mr Gwyn , si accenna, a un certo punto, a un piccolo libro scritto da un ... (Goodreads)

  64. A Year of Marvellous Ways

    by Sarah Winman
    An elderly woman, Marvellous Ways, befriends a young soldier, Francis Drake, and helps him find his way home.

    Cornwall, 1947. Marvellous Ways is a ninety-year-old woman who's lived alone in a remote creek for nearly all her life. Recently she's taken to spending her days sitting on the steps of her caravan ... (Goodreads)

  65. همنوایی شبانه‌ی ارکستر چوبها

    by رضا قاسمی

    همنوایی شبانهٔ ارکستر چوب‌ها، رمانی از رضا قاسمی نخستین بار نشر کتاب آن را در سال ۱۹۹۱ در آمریکا منتشر کرد، در ایران نیز اجازهٔ انتشار یافت و برنده بهترین رمان اول سال۱۳۸۰ جایزه هوشنگ گلشیری، و ... (Goodreads)

  66. Night Sky with Exit Wounds

    by Ocean Vuong
    An exploration of identity and displacement, told through powerful and poetic language.

    Ocean Vuong's first full-length collection aims straight for the perennial "big"—and very human—subjects of romance, family, memory, grief, war, and melancholia. None of these he allows to overwhelm ... (Goodreads)

  67. Alcools

    by Guillaume Apollinaire
    A collection of poems exploring love, nature, and the modern world through vivid imagery and experimental forms.

    Alcools, first published in 1913 and one of the few indispensable books of twentieth- century poetry, provides a key to the century's history and consciousness. Champion of "cubism," Guillaume ... (Goodreads)

  68. Ultima noapte de dragoste, întâia noapte de război

    by Camil Petrescu

    "La aparitie, in 1930, romanul lui Camil Petrescu, Ultima noapte de dragoste, intaia noapte de razboi, a surprins critica prin caracterul lui aparent neunitar. O poveste clasica de dragoste si un ... (Goodreads)

  69. قمر على سمرقند

    by محمد المنسي قنديل
    يشاهد الشخصية الرئيسية نهج الحياة الذي يجب أن يستعيده من الصفر ليصل إلى الإنتاجية الرائعة.

    عندما يقوم «علي» الطبيب المصري الشاب برحلة إلى مدينة «سمرقند»، بحثًا عن سر قديم ويتقابل مع رجل أسطوري هو «نور الله» الذي يقود سيارته ويوجه مصيره، ويخوضان معًا مغامرة في أماكن مدهشة.. وتأخذ الرحلة ... (Goodreads)

  70. Red Sorghum

    by Mo Yan
    A story of love, war, and tradition in rural China, told through the eyes of a young woman.

    Spanning three generations, this novel of family and myth is told through a series of flashbacks that depict events of staggering horror set against a landscape of gemlike beauty, as the Chinese ... (Goodreads)

  71. The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

    by John Steinbeck
    A collection of four short novels exploring the human condition and the struggles of ordinary people in America.

    Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men , ... (Goodreads)

  72. Hotel du Lac

    by Anita Brookner
    A woman's journey of self-discovery, confronting her past and discovering her identity.

    Edith reaches Hotel du Lac in a state of bewildered confusion at the turn of events in her life. After a secret and often lonely affair with a married man and an aborted marriage, she is banished by ... (Wikipedia)

  73. A Sound of Thunder

    by Ray Bradbury
    Time travelers go back to hunt dinosaurs, but one small mistake changes the course of history.

    In the year 2055, time travel has become a practical reality, and the company Time Safari Inc. offers wealthy adventurers the chance to travel back in time to hunt extinct species such as dinosaurs. ... (Wikipedia)

  74. The Aleph

    by Jorge Luis Borges

    In Borges' story, the Aleph is a point in space that contains all other points. Anyone who gazes into it can see everything in the universe from every angle simultaneously, without distortion, ... (Wikipedia)

  75. No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories

    by Gabriel García Márquez
    A collection of short stories depicting the lives of everyday people in an unnamed Colombian village.

    The novel, written between 1956 and 1957 while living in Paris in the Hotel des Trois Colleges , and first published in 1961, , is the story of an impoverished, retired colonel , a veteran of the ... (Wikipedia)

  76. Bonsai

    by Alejandro Zambra
    A love story told through the art of bonsai, exploring the fragility of relationships and the power of memory.

    "Winner of Chile’s Literary Critics’ Award for Best Novel",Now a Major Motion Picture, Hailed as a great Latin American literary event, this stylistically innovative, elliptically told tale of a ... (Goodreads)

  77. A Perfect Day for Bananafish

    by J.D. Salinger
    A man on vacation in Florida struggles with his mental health and has a conversation with a young girl about bananafish.

    The story is set at an upscale seaside resort in Florida. Muriel Glass, a wealthy and self-absorbed woman, phones her mother from her suite to discuss Muriel's husband Seymour, a World War II combat ... (Wikipedia)

  78. Clouds

    by Aristophanes
    A comedic play about a man who convinces his friend to finance a play that ridicules the famous philosopher Socrates.

    The play begins with Strepsiades suddenly sitting up in bed while his son, Pheidippides, remains blissfully asleep in the bed next to him. Strepsiades complains to the audience that he is too worried ... (Wikipedia)

  79. The Cantos

    by Ezra Pound
    A long, complex poem that weaves together history, mythology, and personal experiences to explore the nature of humanity and civilization.

    The Cantos by Ezra Pound is a long, incomplete poem in 116 sections, each of which is a canto. Most of it was written between 1915 and 1962, although much of the early work was abandoned and the ... (Goodreads)

  80. The House of Paper

    by Carlos María Domínguez

    ''1998 ilkbaharında Bluma Lennon, Soho'daki bir kitapçıdan Emily Dickinson'ın Şiirler'inin eski bir baskısını aldı ve ilk köşe başında, tam da ikinci şiiri okumaya başladığında bir arabanın altında ... (Goodreads)

  81. The Ambassadors

    by Henry James
    A wealthy American is sent to Paris to convince his friend's son to return home, but he becomes entangled in the city's social scene.

    Graham Greene and E.M. Forster marvelled at it, but F.R. Leavis considered it to be 'not only not one of his great books, but to be a bad one.' As for the author, he held The Ambassadors as the ... (Goodreads)

  82. Puslu Kıtalar Atlası

    by İhsan Oktay Anar
    An epic journey of a man's quest for understanding the world and his place in it.

    Yeniçeriler kapıyı zorlarken Uzun İhsan Efendi hâlâ malûm konuyu düşünüyor, fakat işin içinden bir türlü çıkamıyordu… “Rendekâr doğru mu söylüyor? Düşünüyorum, öyleyse varım. Oldukça makûl. Fakat ... (Goodreads)

  83. Sevda Sözleri

    by Cemal Süreya

    Cemal Süreya, Cumhuriyet Dönemi şiirinin en özel "vitamin"iydi. Lirik, erotik, politik gür bir ırmak. "Sevda Sözleri" bu büyük ustanın bütün şiirlerini bir araya getiriyor. Öyle bir bütünlük ki bu, ... (Goodreads)

  84. الساعة 7:46 مساءً

    by عبدالله المغلوث

    واحد من الكتب الإجتماعية الخفيفة ، سلس في القراءة ولا بد أن يمدك بإيجابية تغير نظرتك فيها لبعض الأمور ، أو قد تغير سلوك ما فيك ، كتاب مليء بالتفاؤل و الأمل .. الإسم يجذبك لتعرف سر اختيار الكاتب لهذا ... (Goodreads)

  85. ترنيمة سلام

    by أحمد عبد المجيد

    إن ما يجعل قصة خالد قصة تستحق الحكي أن أحدًا منا لم يمتلك الشجاعة التي امتلكها للوصول بالتدمير الذاتي لحياته إلى منتهاه.. نحن دائمًا ما ندور في دوائر مفرغة، نبتعد ونقترب من النجاح دون أن نحسم ... (Goodreads)

  86. كزهر اللوز أو أبعد

    by Mahmoud Darwish

    في هذا الكتاب يبدو أن محمود درويش ما زال قادراً على الإدهاش ومنح الشعر العربي مزيداً من الأناقة والجاذبية المسيطرة في وقت يتراجع فيه ذلك الشعر ويسترسل في هذيانية بائسة وجهل مطبق. هنا يسأل درويش الشعر ... (Goodreads)

  87. American Primitive

    by Mary Oliver
    A collection of poems that celebrate the beauty of nature and the human experience, with a focus on the simplicity and wonder of everyday life.

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Her most acclaimed volume of poetry, American Primitive contains fifty visionary poems about nature, the humanity in love, and the wilderness of America, both ... (Goodreads)

  88. The House at the Edge of Night

    by Catherine Banner
    A multi-generational family saga set on a small island off the coast of Italy, exploring love, loss, and the ties that bind us.

    A sweeping saga about four generations of a family who live and love on an enchanting Mediterranean island off the coast of Italy—combining the romance of, Beautiful Ruins, with the magical tapestry ... (Goodreads)

  89. Homeric Hymns

    by Homer
    Collection of 33 hymns to various Greek gods and goddesses, praising their powers and legends.

    Composed for recitation at festivals, these 33 songs were written in honour of the gods and goddesses of the ancient Greek pantheon. They recount the key episodes in the lives of the gods, and ... (Goodreads)

  90. في ممر الفئران

    by أحمد خالد توفيق

    " دعني أنتحِ بك جانبًا لأخبرك بسر لا يعرفه سوانا. احترس! لا ترفع صوتك.. عندما نحلم، فإن وعينا يسافر لبعد آخر ليمارس حياة أخرى ويلقى أناسًا آخرين، ويعرف وجوهًا أخرى. (فرويد) لم يقل هذا، لكن دعني أخبرك ... (Goodreads)

  91. Lizard

    by Banana Yoshimoto
    A young woman struggles to come to terms with the death of her mother and finds solace in a strange and mysterious friendship with a lizard.

    In these six stories, the author of Goodbye Tsugumi and N.P. explores themes of time, healing and fate, and how her urban, sophisticated, independent young men and women come to terms with them. The ... (Goodreads)

  92. The Room on the Roof

    by Ruskin Bond
    Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, rebels against his strict guardian and explores his identity in the foothills of the Himalayas.

    The Room on the Roof is Ruskin Bond’s masterpiece of adolescence and coming of age. Written when the author was seventeen, it brilliantly describes the hopes and passions that capture young minds and ... (Goodreads)

  93. A Lost Lady

    by Willa Cather
    A portrait of a beautiful and charming woman, Marian Forrester, as seen through the eyes of a young boy.

    The novel is written in the third person, but is mostly written from the perspective of Niel Herbert, a young man who grows up in Sweet Water and witnesses the decline of Mrs. Forrester, for whom he ... (Wikipedia)

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