My personal canon

The books that changed me the most (a work in progress…):

  • Barbara COMYNS – The Vet’s Daughter
  • Julio CORTAZAR – Hopscotch
  • Emily DICKINSON – The Complete Poems
  • Fyodor DOSTOYEVSKY – Crime and Punishment
  • Marguerite DURAS – The Lover
  • William FAULKNER – The Wild Palms
  • Janet FRAME – The Lagoon
  • Arnon GRUNBERG – Tirza
  • Franz KAFKA – The Zurau Aphorisms, The Diaries
  • Clarice LISPECTOR – An Apprenticeship or The Book of Pleasures
  • Thomas MANN – The Magic Mountain
  • Carson MCCULLERS – The Member of the Wedding
  • Alice MUNRO – Dear Life
  • Vladimir NABOKOV – Lolita
  • Jean RHYS – Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Marilynne ROBINSON – Housekeeping
  • Jean-Paul SARTRE – Nausea
  • Magda SZABO – The Door
  • Wislawa SZYMBORSKA – View with a Grain of Sand
  • Virginia WOOLF – The Waves
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