PATTI SMITH’S LIST OF FAVORITE BOOKS

  1. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  2. Journey to the East by Hermann Hesse
  3. The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse
  4. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  5. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  6. Billy Budd by Herman Melville
  7. Songs of Innocence by William Blake
  8. The Wild Boys by William Burroughs
  9. Howl by Allen Ginsberg
  10. A Season in Hell by Arthur Rimbaud
  11. Illuminations by Arthur Rimbaud
  12. Wittgensein’s Poker by David Edmonds and John Eidinow
  13. Villete by Charlotte Bronte
  14. The Process by Brion Gysin
  15. Cain’s Book by Alexander Trocchi
  16. Coriolanus by William Shakespeare
  17. The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde
  18. The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
  19. Against Interpretation by Susan Sontag
  20. The Oblivion Seekers by Isabelle Everhardt
  21. The Women of Cairo by Gérard de Nerval
  22. Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry
  23. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  24. The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
  25. The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch
  26. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters by J.D. Salinger
  27. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  28. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  29. A Night of Serious Drinking by René Daumal
  30. Swann in Love by Marcel Proust
  31. A Happy Death by Albert Camus
  32. The First Man by Albert Camus
  33. The Waves by Virginia Woolf
  34. Big Sur by Jack Kerouac
  35. Anything by H.P. Lovecraft
  36. Anything by W.G. Sebald
  37. The Thief’s Journal or anything by Jean Genet
  38. The Arcades Project or anything by Walter Benjamin
  39. Poet in New York by Federico García Lorca
  40. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Böll
  41. The Palm-Wine Drinkard by Amos Tutuola
  42. Ice or anything by Anna Kavan
  43. The Divine Proportion by  H.E. Huntley
  44. Nadja by André Breton
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