Works Covered


Leopoldo Alas
La Regenta
His Only Son
Ten Tales

Jerzy Andrzejewski
Ashes and Diamonds

The Campaigns of Alexander

Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey

Félix de Azúa
Diary of a Humiliated Man

Isaac Babel
Works of Isaac Babel

Pío Baroja
The Restlessness of Shanti Andía
The Lord of Labraz
The Tree of Knowledge
The Struggle for Life
     The Quest
     Red Dawn

Christopher R. Beha
What Happened to Sophie Wilder

Andrei Bely

Roberto Bolaño

Mikhail Bulgakov
Heart of a Dog

Dino Buzzati
The Tartar Steppe

J. L. Carr
A Month in the Country

Collections (Fiction):
Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Twelve Stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare

Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness
Lord Jim
The Shadow-Line

Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe

Sergio De La Pava
A Naked Singularity

Vlas Doroshevich
What the Emperor Cannot Do: Tales and Legends of the Orient

Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Gambler

Alexandre Dumas
Edmund Kean: or, The Life of an Actor
The Red Sphinx

     A Trip of Goats, Kim Crawford
     A Listening Thing, William Michaelian
     Convergence, Christopher Turner

José Maria Eça de Queirós
The Maias
The Relic

William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying

F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby

Ford Madox Ford
The Good Soldier
Parade's End

Harold Frederic
The Copperhead

Benito Pérez Galdós
Doña Perfecta
Fortunata and Jacinta
The Spendthrifts
Our Friend Manso
The Shadow
"The Novel on the Tram"

Jean Genet
The Balcony

John Freeman Gill
The Gargoyle Hunters

Witold Gombrowicz
Princess Ivona

Henry Green

Vasily Grossman
Life and Fate

Jiří Hájíček
Rustic Baroque

Jaroslav Hašek
The Good Soldier Švejk
Behind the Lines: Bugulma and Other Tales

The Histories

The Iliad
The Odyssey

Bohumil Hrabal
Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age
I Served the King of England
Too Loud a Solitude
Rambling on: An Apprentice’s Guide to the Gift of Gab

Bruno Jasieński
I Burn Paris

Adam Johnson
The Orphan Master's Son

James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Ernst Jünger
On the Marble Cliffs

Franz Kafka
The Metamorphosis

Imre Kertész

Rudyard Kipling
The Man Who Would Be King
On the City Wall

Mihály Kornis
Kozma: A Tragedy

Jerzy Kosinski
Being There

László Krasznahorkai

Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
The Letter Killers Club

Gyula Krúdy
The Adventures of Sindbad

D.H. Lawrence
Sons and Lovers

Primo Levi
If This Is a Man
The Periodic Table

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas

Curzio Malaparte
The Volga Rises in Europe
The Bird that Swallowed its Cage: The Selected Writings of Curzio Malaparte

Jaime Manrique
Cervantes Street

Sándor Márai

Anatoly Mariengof
A Novel Without Lies

Roger Martin du Gard
Jean Barois

Zachary Mason
The Lost Books of the Odyssey (and a note on the original edition)

Eduardo Mendoza
The Truth about the Savolta Case
The City of Marvels

Miklós Mészöly
Death of an Athlete

Andrea Molesini
Not All Bastards Are From Vienna

Zsigmond Móricz

Vladimir Nabokov

István Örkény
One Minute Stories
The Flower Show / The Toth Family
Stevie in the Bloodbath

Harry Parker
Anatomy of a Soldier

Walter Pater
Imaginary Portraits

Complete Works

Andrei Platonov

J. F. Powers
Morte D'Urban

Emeric Pressburger
The Glass Pearls

Bolesław Prus
The Doll

Alexander Pushkin
Eugene Onegin
Mozart and Salieri
The Little Tragedies

Marilynne Robinson

Joseph Roth
The Radetzky March
The Legend of the Holy Drinker

Jean-Paul Sartre

Arthur Schnitzler
The Road to the Open
La Ronde

Bruno Schulz

William Shakespeare
The Winter's Tale

Mikhail Shishkin
The Light and the Dark
Two short stories: “Calligraphy Lesson” and “Of Saucepans and Star-Showers”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
In the First Circle
Apricot Jam and Other Stories

György Spiró
The Imposter

Laurence Sterne
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Wilma Stockenström
The Expedition to the Baobab Tree

Italo Svevo
Zeno's Conscience

Sándor Szathmári
Voyage to Kazohinia

Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
Address Unknown

Peter Taylor
A Summons to Memphis

William Makepeace Thackeray
Vanity Fair

The Peloponnesian War

Leo Tolstoy
Hadji Murad

Anthony Trollope
The Way We Live Now

Ivan Turgenev
First Love
A Sportsman's Notebook
Fathers and Children

Mark Twain
King Leopold's Soliloquy

Miguel de Unamuno

Epic of Gilgamesh

Vladislav Vančura
Summer of Caprice
The End of the Old Times

Ernst Weiss
Georg Letham: Physician and Murderer
The Eyewitness

Glenway Wescott
The Pilgrim Hawk

John Williams
Butcher's Crossing

Virginia Woolf
Mrs. Dalloway
To The Lighthouse

Stefan Żeromski
The Faithful River

Short Stories and Collections
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2018 (Collection)

Ten Tales by Leopoldo Alas

Works of Isaac Babel

Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Twelve Stories after Cervantes and Shakespeare (Collection)

What the Emperor Cannot Do by Vlas Doroshevich

"The Novel on the Tram" by Benito Pérez Galdós

Behind the Lines by Jaroslav Hašek

Dubliners by James Joyce

"Immortality" by Andrei Platonov

"Mozart and Salieri" by Alexander Pushkin
The Little Tragedies by Alexander Pushkin

Stories by Bruno Schulz

“Calligraphy Lesson” and “Of Saucepans and Star-Showers” by Mikhail Shishkin

Apricot Jam and Other Stories by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

A Sportsman's Notebook by Ivan Turgenev


Nobility of Spirit: A Forgotten Ideal by Rob Riemen

"Aes Triplex" by Robert Louis Stevenson

U.S. History
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick

The Sovereignty and Goodness of God by Mary Rowlandson

Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford

Mourt’s Relation by George Morton, William Bradford, Edward Winslow, Robert Cushman

Good Newes from New England by Edward Winslow

Common Sense by Thomas Paine (the first in a three-post series)

His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis

Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 by Pauline Maier

Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S. C. Gwynne

The Aftermath of Battle: The Burial of the Civil War Dead by Meg Groeling

God Struck Me Dead: Voices of Ex-Slaves, Edited by Clifton H. Johnson

William Goetzmann on My Confession: Reflections of a Rogue by Samuel Chamberlain (C-SPAN video) and some of the links with Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian

World History
The Histories by Herodotus

The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides

How to Think about War: An Ancient Guide to Foreign Policy by Thucydides (Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers Series)

Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuściński

Killing Eratosthenes: A True Crime Story from Ancient Athens by Debra Hamel

After Thermopylae: The Oath of Plataea and the End of the Graeco-Persian Wars by Paul Cartledge

Nemesis: Alcibiades and the Fall of Ancient Athens by David Stuttard

Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece by Ian Worthington

Brutus: The Noble Conspirator by Kathryn Tempest

The Campaigns of Alexander by Arrian

Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire by James Romm

Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization by Richard Miles
(and an excerpt of a review by Katie Low in The Oxonian Review)

The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy by Adrienne Mayor

The Spartacus War by Barry Strauss and some thoughts on such a
speculative history (before I knew about John Lewis Gaddis’ Landscape of History and Niall Ferguson’s Virtual History)

Catullus' Bedspread by Daisy Dunn

The Death of Caesar by Barry Strauss

Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero by James Romm

Off the Beaten Track in the Classics by Carl Kaeppel

Paideia: the Ideals of Greek Culture (Volume 1) by Werner Jaeger

Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli in His World by Erica Benner

A short review of A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century and The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

The Avignon Papacy Contested by Unn Falkeid

Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England by Thomas Penn

Lost Children of the Empire: The Untold Story of Britain's Child Migrants by Philip Bean and Joy Melville
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder

Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives by Paul R. Gregory

The Volga Rises in Europe by Curzio Malaparte

A Hidden Life: A Memoir of August 1969 by Johanna Reiss

Gang of One: Memoirs of a Red Guard by Fan Shen

How to Catch a Russian Spy by Naveed Jamali and Ellis Henican

Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis

Literary Nonfiction
Don Quixote's Profession by Mark Van Doren

A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 by James Shapiro

Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? by James Shapiro

Shakespeare in Swahililand by Edward Wilson-Lee

A Literary History of Alabama: The Nineteenth Century by Benjamin Buford Williams

The Disappearance of Émile Zola: Love, Literature, and the Dreyfus Case by Michael Rosen

Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters

Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century by Alexandra Popoff

Primo Levi’s Universe: A Writer’s Journey by Sam Magavern

Other Nonfiction
The Art of Eating Well by Pellegrino Artusi

Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes by Ronni Lundy

The Painting of You by William Michaelian

To Know a Fly by Vincent Dethier

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor

The Physics of NASCAR: How to Make Steel + Gas + Rubber = Speed by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

Bluegrass Bluesman by Josh Graves

Five Billion Vodka Bottles to the Moon: Tales of a Soviet Scientist by Iosif Shklovsky

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk by John Doe, with Tom DeSavia and Friends

Elemental: How the Periodic Table Can Now Explain (Nearly) Everything Tim James