22 December

Year 31:
Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1469-1536).
{534} Colloquia Familiaria. First published 1518-1533. And {535} Moriae Encomium. First published 1511.

Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843).
Poems and Fragments. Translated by Michael Hamburger (University of Michigan Press and Routledge, 1976).
[incl. {536} Hyperion, or The Hermit in Greece]

Jakob Rosenberg.
Rembrandt: Life and Work (4th ed., Phaidon Press, 1980).

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662).
{537} Les Provinciales, ou les Lettres Escrites par Louis de Montalte à un Provincial de Ses Amis. First published in Cologne (false imprint, i.e. Paris) 1656-7. And {538} Les Pensées. First published posthumously in a selection made by a group of Jansenists in Paris, 1670.

A Thousand Years of Vietnamese Poetry, translated by N N Bich, B Raffel, and W S Merwin (Knopf, 1975).

{539} Barch (later Benedict de) Spinoza (1634-77).
Ethica. First published posthumously in the Opera Posthuma (1677) edited by Lodewijk Meyer.

Emil M Cioran (b. 1911).
{540} Précis de la Décomposition. First published (by Gallimard, like all other French originals by Cioran) 1949. And {541} La Tentation d'Exister. First published 1956. And {542} La Chute Dans le Temps. First published 1964. And {543} Les Mauvais Démiurge. First published 1969.

Francisco Gómez de Quevedo y Villegas (1580-1645).
{544} Sueños. First published 1627. And {545} Historia de la Vida del Buscón. First published 1626.

Poetry of the Netherlands in Its European Context, 1170-1930, illustrated with poems in original and translation, by Theodoor Weevers (Athlone Press, 1960).
[incl. Van den Vos Reinaerde; {546} Eduard Douwes Dekkar (Multatuli) - Max Havelaar]

{547} Yoshida No Kaneyoshi ('Kenko') (1283-1350).
Tsurezuregusa. Written 1330 and 1332.

Year 32:
{548} Robert, Edler von Musil (1880-1942).
Der Mann Ohne Eigenschaften. First published incomplete 1930-43; revised incomplete edition 1952.

{549-559} Thomas Stears Eliot (1888-1965).
Collected Poems, 1909-1962 (Faber & Faber and Harcourt Brace, 1963).

Denis Diderot (1713-1784).
{560} La Religieuse. First published 1796. {561} Dialogues. First published 1796-1830. {562} Le Neveu de Rameau. First published in a German translation by Goethe, 1805; first French publication in 1823. {563} Jacques le Fataliste. First published 1796.
[and Encylopédie ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers]

David Farabant Bland.
A History of Book Illustration: The Illuminated Manuscript and the Printed Book (2nd ed., Faber & Faber, 1969).

Birds Through a Ceiling of Alabaster: Three Abbasid Poets, translated with an introduction by G B H Wightman and A Y al-Udhari (Penguin, 1975).

{564} The Zend-Aveta.

{565} Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564).
[Le ]Rime[ de Michelangelo]. First published 1623.

Ernst Robert Curtius (1886-1956).
{566} Europäische Literatur und Lateinisches Mittlelalter. First published 1948.
[and {567} Erich Auerbach - {568} Mimesis; {569} Literatursprache und Publikum in der Lateinischen Spätanike und im Mittelalter]

{570} Decimus Junius Juvenalis (Juvenal) (c. 60-c. 140 A D).

{571} Mo Tzu (c. 470-c. 391 B C).
Basic Writings.


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