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EN236 Further Reading 2013/14


Allen, Woody: Collected Prose

Amis, Martin: London Fields; Money; Time’s Arrow; The Information

Austen, Jane: Persuasion; Sense and Sensibility; Emma etc

Bainbridge, Beryl: An Awfully Big Adventure; Injury Time; Every Man for Himself

Ballard, J. G.: Hello America, High-Rise, The Drowned World

Calvino, Italo: If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller, Invisible Cities

Carter, Angela: Black Venus

Carver, Raymond: Collected Short Stories

Cather, Willa: Death Comes for the Archbishop, The Professor’s House

Coetzee, J. M.: Disgrace

Crace, Jim: Quarantine; Gift of Stones

Dahl, Roald: James and the Giant Peach

Dick, Philip K.: The Man in the High Castle

Dickens, Charles: David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Bleak House

Duncker, Patricia: Hallucinating Foucault

Eliot, George: The Mill on the Floss, Adam Bede, Middlemarch

Fitzgerald, Penelope: Offshore, The Blue Flower

Ford, Richard: The Sportswriter, Independence Day, Wildlife

Golding, William: The Inheritors; Pincher Martin

Greene, Graham: Our Man In Havana, The Comedians

Gurganus, Allan: Plays Well With Others

Highsmith, Patricia: The Talented Mr Ripley; Ripley Under Ground, Cry of the Owl

Hilton, James: Lost Horizon

Hollinghurst, Alan: The Spell, The Stranger’s Child, The Swimming-Pool Library

Irwin, Robert: Satan Wants Me, The Limits of Vision, Exquisite Corpse

Jackson, Shirley: The Lottery and Other Stories; We Have Always Lived in the Castle

James, Henry: Washington Square, Portrait of a Lady

Jansson, Tove: The Summer Book; Fair Play; Comet in Moominland

Larsson, Stieg: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Laxness, Halldor: The Fish Can Sing

Leonard, Elmore: Pronto, Maximum Bob, Hombre, Get Shorty

Mantel, Hilary: Beyond Black; Wolf Hall; Fludd

McEwan, Ian: The Cement Garden, Atonement

McCarthy Cormac: No Country for Old Men

Mitford, Nancy: The Pursuit of Love, Love in a Cold Climate

Moore, Lorrie: Collected Short Stories

Morrisson, Toni: Sula

Munro, Alice: Runaway, Collected Stories

Priestley, J. B.: The Good Companions

Saki (H. H. Munro): Short Stories

Simpson, Helen: Hey Yeah Right Get A Life; Constitutional

Smith, Zadie: White Teeth

Spark, Muriel: A Far Cry From Kensington; Memento Mori; Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Tournier, Michel: The Four Wise Men; The Erl King (Erl-Konig)

Webb, Charles: The Graduate

White, Edmund: The Beautiful Room Is Empty

White, Patrick: Voss, The Vivisector

Wilder, Thornton: The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Woolf, Virginia: Orlando, To The Lighthouse


Beuys, Joseph, The Multiples (ed. Jörg Schellmann (Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1997)

Brande, Dorothea, Becoming a Writer (1934)

Dietrich, Dorothea, The Collages of Kurt Schwitters: Tradition and Innovation (1993)

Conrad, Peter, Creation: Artists, Gods & Origins (2007)

Eliot, Simon and Jonathan Rose, A Companion to the History of the Book (2007)

Flaherty, Alice W., The Midnight Disease: The Drive to Write, Writer’s Block, and the Creative Brain (2005)

Gardner, Howard, Creating Minds (1993)

Hunter, Dard, Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft (1947)

James, Henry, “The Art of Fiction” (1884)

Levi, Primo, “Why Does One Write?”, from Other People’s Trades (1989)

Moore, Lorrie, “How to Become a Writer”, from Self-Help (1985)

Pound, Ezra, ABC of Reading (1934)

Pennac, Daniel, The Rights of the Reader (1992), English translation Sarah Adams (2006)



The Famished Road, by Ben Okri

The World War One Trilogy, by Pat Barker

The Matisse Stories / Possession / Angels and Insects, by AS Byatt

Downriver, by Iain Sinclair

House of Sleep, by Jonathan Coe

Crash / Supercannes, by JG Ballard

Remainder, by Tom McCarthy

Waterland / Last Orders by Graham Swift

Flesh and Blood, by Michele Roberts

Your Blue-Eyed Boy, by Helen Dunmore

Flaubert’s Parrot, by Julian Barnes

The Map of Love, by Ahdaf Souief

Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters


The Tin Drum, by Gunther Grass

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera

The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco

Out Stealing Horses, by Per Petersen


The Book of Evidence, by John Banville

Amongst Women, by John McGahern

The Colour of Blood, by Brian Moore


The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields

The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje

Surfacing / A Handmaid’s Tale / Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Fugitive Pieces / The Winter Vault, by Anne Michaels

The Deptford Trilogy, by Robertson Davies


Oscar and Lucinda / True History of the Kelly Gang, by Peter Carey

Cosmo Cosmolino, by Helen Garner

The Getting of Wisdom, by Henry Handel Richardson

The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea, by Randolph Stow


Things Fall Apart / Anthills of the Savannah, by Chinua Achebe

July’s People / The Pickup / Burgher’s Daughter / The House Gun, by Nadine Gordimer

Admiring Silence, by Abdurazak Gurman

The House of Hunger, by Dambudzo Marechera

United States

White Noise / Underworld, by Don Delillo

Seize the Day, by Saul Bellow

A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley

American Appetites, by Joyce Carol Oates

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore

Giovanni’s Room, by James Baldwin

Brown Girl, Brownstones, by Paule Marshall

Beloved, by Toni Morrison

Outerbridge Reach / Flag for Sunrise, by Robert Stone

The New York Trilogy / The Music of Chance by Paul Auster

I Married a Communist, by Philip Roth

The Road / All the Pretty Horses, by Cormac McCarthy

Latin American

Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Year of the Goat, by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Death of Artemio Cruz, by Carlos Fuentes

The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende

South Asian

A Suitable Boy, by Vikram Seth

A Fine Balance, by Rohinton Mistry

Holder of the World / Desirable Daughters, by Bharati Mukherjee


Memed My Hawk, by Yashar Kemal

The Black Book / My Name is Red / Snow, by Orhan Pamuk