24 December

Year 35:
Anthology of Japanese Literature to the Nineteenth Century, introduced and compiled by Donald Keene (Penguin, 1968).

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950).
{622} Man and Superman. First published 1903. And {23} Saint Joan. First published 1924.

{624 Ihara Saikaku (1642-1693).
Koshoku Ichidai Onna. First published 1686.

Ch'an and Zen Teaching, edited, translated and explained by Lu K'uan Yu (Charles Luk) (3 vols., Rider, 1960-62).

Marie-René-Auguste-Alexis Léger ('St.-John Perse') (1887-1975).
Oeuvre Poétique. Gallimard, 1953.
[incl. {625} Anabasis; {626} Birds; {627} Chronique; {628} Eloges; {629} Exile; {630} Seamarks; {631} Winds]

{632} Matsuo Munefusa (Basho) (1644-1694).
Oku no Hosomichi.

{633} Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340-1400).
The Canterbury Tales. Written between 1386 and 1400 in ten fragments but never finished.
[and {634Troilus and Criseyde}

{635} Ueda Tosaku (Ueda Akinari) (1734-1809).
Ugetsu Monogatori. First published 1776.

{636} Manyoshu.

{37} Epictetus (c. 55-135).
Discourses.

Year 36:
The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse. Translated with an introduction by Geoffrey Bownas and Anthony Thwaite (Penguin, 1964).

{638} Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859).
Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. First published 1822, but definitively revised, 1856.

Twenty Plays of the Nō Theatre, edited by Donald Keene, with the assistance of Royall Tyler (Columbia U P, 1970).

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-1980).
{639} The Family Moskat. First published 1950.
[and {640} In My Father's Country; {641} The Séance]

Hekigan Roku. Compiled about 1000. Translated as The Blue Cliff Records by R D M Shaw (Michael Joseph, 1961).

{642} Pär Lagerkvist (1891-1974).
Evening Land/ Aftonland. First published 1953.

Kawabata Yasunari (1899-1972).
{643} Yukiguni. First published in book form 1947. And {644} Sembazuru. First published 1949-51.

{645} Mabinogion. Translated by J Gantz (Penguin, 1976).

{646} Sei Shonagon (c. 966-after 1008).
Makura no Soshi.

{647} Marcus Annius Verus, later Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121-180, ruled 161-180). 
Works. [Meditations]

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