18 September

Hamlet - William Shakespeare

The Epic of Gilgamesh - Babylonian tablets

'Coyote and the Pebbles' - Native American folktale

The Iliad - Homer

The Odyssey - Homer

Poem Fragments - Sappho

Medea - Euripides

Lysistrata - Aristophanes

The Book of Hester - from the Hebrew Bible

Symposium - Plato

Tao te Ching - Lao Tzu

Mahabharata - Vyasa

Analects and Other Writings - Confucius

The Book of Daniel - from the Hebrew Bible

On the Nature of Things - Lucretius

Aeneid - Virgil 

The Book of Revelation - from the New Testament

Three Tang Poems - Wang Han, Cui Hu, and Li Bai

Beowulf - Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem

The Tale of Genji - Murasaki Shikib

The Letters of Heloise and Abelard

'O Nobilissima Viriditas' - Hildegard of Bingen

'The Fisherman and the Genie' - from The Arabian Nights

'The Woman With Two Coyntes' - from The Arabian Nights

Poems - Rumi

The Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri

The Inferno - Dante Alighieri

The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol) - Padmasambhava and Karma Lingpa 

'The Last Ballad' - Francois Villon

The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer

Le Morte d'Arthur - Sir Thomas Malory

Apu Ollantay - an Incan play

Outlaws of the Water Margin - Shi Nai'an

Hagoromo (Celestial Feather Robe) - a Japanese Noh play

Popul Vuh - sacred book of the Quiche Maya

The Visions of St. Teresa of Avila - from her autobiography

'Hot Sun, Cool Fire' - George Peele

Journey to the West - Wu Cheng'en

The Faerie Queene - Edmund Spenser

A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare

King Lear - William Shakespeare

Don Quixote - Miguel Cervantes

Sonnet 18 - William Shakespeare
 
Sonnet 20 - William Shakespeare

'The Flea' - John Donne

'To His Coy Mistress' - Andrew Marvell

'Forgive Us Our Trespasses' - Aphra Behn

Paradise Lost - John Milton

Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift

Candide - Voltaire

A Modest Proposal - Jonathan Swift

'Advice to a Young Man on the Choice of a Mistress' - Benjamin Franklin

London Journal - James Bowswell

'Letter to the Royal Academy of Brussels' (a k a 'Fart Proudly') - Benjamin Franklin

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman - Mary Wollstonecraft

Dangerous Liaisons - Choderios de Lacios

A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

'Kubla Khan' - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

'Auguries of Inocence' - William Blake

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

'She Walks in Beauty' - George Gordon, Lord Byron

'Ozymandias' - Percy Bysshe Shelley

'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud' - William Wordsworth

'O Solitude' - John Keats

Frankenstein - Mary Shelley

Fairy Tales - The Brothers Grimm

'How Six Made Good in the World' - The Brothers Grimm

'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' - John Keats

Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Gian Albion - William Blake

The Confessions of Nat Turner - Nat Turner and Thomas R. Gray

'The Mortal Immortal' - Mary Shelley

Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen

'Rondeau' ('Jenny Kiss'd Me') - Leigh Hunt

Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

'The Jumblies' - Edward Lear

Der Struwwelpeter - Heinrich Hoffmann

Poe montage - Edgar Allan Poe

'The Raven' - Edgar Allan Poe

Works - Edgar Allan Poe

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë

Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë

The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Moby-Dick - Herman Melville

Walden - Henry David Thoreau

Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman

The Hasheesh Eater [1857] - Fitz Hugh Ludlow

On the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin

'The Message From Mount Misery' - Frederick Douglass

Les Misérables - Victor Hugo

'Because I Could Not Stop for Death' - Emily Dickinson

'I Taste a Liquor Never Brewed' - Emily Dickinson

Letter to George Sand - Gustave Flaubert

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll

'Jabberwocky' - Lewis Carroll

Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky

Venus in Furs - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

'The Drunken Boat' - Arthur Rimbaud

Middlemarch - George Eliot

The Hunting of the Snaark - Lewis Carroll

Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

Thus Spake Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' - Ambrose Bierce

The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

The Awakening - Kate Chopin

The Interpretation of Dreams - Sigmund Freud

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L Frank Baum

'The New Accelerator' - H G Wells

'Reginald' - Saki

A Room With a View - E M Forster

Mother - Maxim Gorky

'If--' - Rudyard Kipling

John Barleycorn - Jack London

'Araby' (From Dubliners) - James Joyce

The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka

The Voyage Out - Virginia Woolf

'The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock' - T S Eliot

'The Mowers' - D H Lawrence

'Sea Iris' - H D

'A Matter of Colour' - Ernest Hemingway

The Madman [1918] - Kahlil Gibran

The Cather in the Rye - J D Salinger

'Hands' (From Winesburg, Ohio) - Sherwood Anderson

The Dreaming of the Bones - W B Yeats

Cheri - Colette

The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton

'Dulce et Decorum Est' - Wilfred Owen

'The Second Coming' - W B Yeats

'The Petinent' and 'The Singing-Woman From the Wood's Edge' - Edna St. Vincent Millay

'The Top' and 'Give It Up!' - Franz Kafka

To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf

'The Negro Dreams of Rivers' - Langston Hughes

'Rain' - W Somerset Maughm

Ulysss - James Joyce

'Living on $1,000 a Year in Paris' - Ernest Hemingway

'The Emperor of Ice-Cream' - Wallace Stevens

'The Hill' - William Faulkner

Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse

'The Waste Land' - T S Eliot

The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse

Lady Chatterley's Lover - D H Lawrence

The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner

Letters to a Young Poet - Rainer Maria Rilke

The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

Poker! - Zora Neale Hurston

Black Elk Speaks - Black Elk and John G Neihardt

'Strange Fruit' (a k a 'Bitter Fruit') - Lewis Allan

Nausea - Jean-Paul Sartre

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

Three stories - Jorge Luis Borges

The Stranger - Albert Camus

Animal Farm - George Orwell

'The Heart of the Park' - Flannery O'Connor

Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell

The Man With the Golden Arm - Nelson Algren

'The Voice of the Hamster' - Thomas Pynchon

Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett

'The Dancer' - Gabriela Mistral

Lord of the Flies - William Golding

The Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxley

Lolita - Vladimir Nabakov

Four Beats

On the Road - Jack Kerouac

Naked Lunch - William S Burroughs

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

Last Exit to Brooklyn - Hubert Selby, Jr.

Diaries - Anais Nin

The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov

One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In Watermelon Sugar - Richard Brautigan

Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon

Crash - J G Ballard

'I Bought a Little City' - Donald Barthelme

'What We Talk About When We Talk About Love' - Raymond Carver

Blood and Guts in High School - Kathy Acker

Blood Merdian - Cormac McCarthy

Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco

Wild at Heart - Barry Gifford

The Famished Road - Ben Okri

 Einstein's Dreams - Alan Lightman

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami

Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace

Death in Venice - Thomas Mann