13 December

Year 19:
Anthology of Islamic Literature, From the Rise of Islam to Modern Times, edited by James Kritzeck (Penguin, 1964).

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980).
{352} La Nausée. First published 1938.
[and {353} Le Mur; {354} L'Être et le Néant; {355} Les Mots; {356} Les Mouches; {357} Les Séquestrés d'Altona]

{358} Al-Qur'an ('The Koran'). First set down in writing c. 610-632 A D.

Publius Terentius Afer (Terence) (c. 195-159 B C).
Comedies. [{359} Andria; {360} Hecyra; {361} Heauton Timorumenos; {362} Phormio; {363} Eunuchus; {364} Adelphoe]

{365} Al Mu'allaqat as-Sab', translated as The Seven Odes, the First Chapter in Arabic Literature, by A J Arberry (Allen & Unwin, 1957).

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890).
{366} Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah. First published in 3 vols., 1855-6.
[and The Arabian Nights' Entertainment; {367} The Gold-Mines of Midian; {368} The Land of Midian Revisited; {369} A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome; {370} Abeokuta and the Camaroon Mountains]

Procopius (c. 498-c. 560).
[incl. {371} Discourses About the Wars; {372} Peri Krismaton; {373} Anekdota]

{374} 'Ali Ahmad Ibn Hazm (994-1064).
Tawq al-Hamama ('The Dove's Necklace').

Giuseppe Gioachino Belli (1791-1863).
I Sonetti. First published 1886-89.

{375} Muhammad Bin 'Abdullah Ibn Battuta (1304-1369).
Tuhfat an-Nuzzar fi Ghara 'ib al-Amsar wa 'Aja 'ib al-Asfar ('A Gift for Those Interested in the Curiosities of Cities and the Wonders on the Routes') commonly known as the Rihla ('Journey').

Year 20:
Jean-Nicolas-Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891).
Oeuvres. First collected edition 1898. Complete edition by Jules Mouquet and Roland de Reneville 1946.
[incl. {376} Les Illuminations]

{377} Alf Layla wa Layla ('A Thousand and One Nights').

{378} Pedro Calderón de la Barca (1600-1681).
La Vida Es Sueño. First published 1636.

Hadith ('Narrative') or Traditions of Islam.
[incl. {379} al-Bukhari - Sahih; {380} Muslim - Sahih]

Daniel Defoe (c. 1660-1713).
{381} The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, or York, Mariner. First published 1719.
[and {382} Farther Adventures; {383} Serious Reflections]
[and {384} [Johann David ]Wyss - Der Schweizerische Robinson]

{385} 'Abd ar-Rahman Bin Muhammad Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406).
Kitab al-'Ibar ('Book of Instructive Examples'). Written in 1375-8.

{386} Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900).
Also Sprach Zarathustra. First complete edition 1882.

{387} Abu Muhamad al-Qasim al-Hariri (1054-1122).

{388} Takeda Kiyosada, known as Takeda Izumo (c. 1690-c. 1749).
Kanadehon Chushingura. Written 1748 in collaboration with Miyoshi Shoraku and Namiki Senryu.

{389} Marcus Annaeus Lucanus (Lucan) (39-65 A D).
De Bello Civili (Concerning the Civil War).


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