14 December

Year 21:
{390} Joseph, Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788-1857).
Aus dem Leben Eines Taugenichts. First published 1826.

Abu 'Uthman Amur Bin Bahr, called Al-Jahiz ('The Google-Eyed') (c. 780-c. 868).
The Life and Works of Jahiz: translations of selected texts, by Charles Pellat.
[incl. {391} Kitab al-Bukhala; {392} Kitab al-Bayan; {393} Kitab al-Hayawan]

Po Chü-I (772-846).
Poems. Chinese Poems, translated by Arthur Waley (Allen & Unwin, 1946). And The Life and Times of Po Chu-I by Arthur Waley (Allen & Unwin, 1949; Macmillan, New York, 1950).

Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali (1059-1111).
{394} Al-Munqidh min ad-Dalal ('The Deliverer From Error').
[and {395} Ihya' 'Ulum ad-Din; {396} Tahafut al-Falasifah]
[and {397} Averroes - Tahafut at-Tahafut]

{398} Sinuhe (c. 2000 B C).
The Story of Sinuhe. Edited by A H Gardiner in Hieratische Papyrus aus d. Königl. Museen zu Berlin, vol. 5, 1909. Complete hierogylphic text with interlinear transliteration and translation, plus basic grammatical commentary, by Ronald Bullock (2nd ed., Probsthain, 41 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3PH, 1978).

{399} Yevgeni Ivanovich Zamyatin (1884-1937).
My. Written 1920. First published in Russian (in the U S A) 1924.
[and The Dragon and Other Stories; A Soviet Heretic]

Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918).
{400} Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres. And {401} The Education of Henry Adams.

Chaim Nachman Bialik (1873-1934).
Kitheve ('Selected Works'). First published 1926-38. Selected Poems. Bilingual edition, with translations by Maurice Samuel (Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1967).
[incl. 'Ha-Matmid'; 'Be-Ir ha-Haregah' [from Poems of Wrath and Admonishment]]

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928).
{402} Jude the Obscure. First complete edition 1895.
[and {403} The Dynasts]

Ahmad Ibn Husain, called Al-Mutanabbi (915-965).
Poems. Edited by A J Arberry, with introduction, translation and notes (Cambridge U P, 1967).

{404} Harry Elmer Barnes (b. 1889).
A History of Historical Writing.

Year 22:
The Penguin Book of Russian Verse, introduced and edited by Dimitri Obolensky (Penguin, 1962).

The Aztecs. [only a selection of histories of the Aztecs and studies of their art are recommended, though perhaps one of the noted books, Angel M Garibay's La Literatura de los Aztecas, might be an anthology]

{405} Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1828-1910).
Voyna i Mir. First published 1863-9.

William Blake (1757-1827).
The Complete Writings. Edited by Geoffrey Keynes.
[incl. {406} Songs of Innocence; Songs of Experience; {407} The Marriage of Heaven and Hell; {408} Jerusalem]

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904).
Plays. [{409} Platonov; {410} Ivanov; {411} The Seagull; {412} Uncle Vanya; {413} The Three Sisters; {414} The Cherry Orchard; {415} The Wood Demon]

{416} Patañjali (c. 300 A D).

{417} Marco Polo (c. 1254-1324).
Travels. Originally written in French (Divisament dou Monde) at Polo's dictation while a prisoner of the Genoese in 1298-9 and first published in German (Buch des Edlen Ritters und Landfahrers Marco Polo, 1477).

{418} Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov (1812-1891).
Oblomov. First published 1859.

{419} Kamo No Chomei (1153-1216).
Hojoki. Written 1212. Translated as An Account of My Hut by Donald Keene in his Anthology of Japanese Literature to the Nineteenth Century (2nd ed., Penguin, 1968).


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