25 December

A Christmas Bonus of portions of the Phliip Ward list, years 37-46 in a single post to leave room for a few other posts before the end of the year:

Year 37:
The New Oxford Book of American Verse, chosen and edited by Richard Ellmann (Oxford U P, 1976).

Antoine-Francois, l'Abbé Prévost (1697-1763).
{648} Memoires et Aventures d'un Homme de Qualité. 7 vols. 1728-31.
[incl. {649} Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut]

John Ruskin (1819-1900).
{650} Praeterita. First published 1885-9.
[and {651} Modern Painters; {652} The Stones of Venice; {653} Unto This Last; {654} Munera Pulveris]

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace) (65-8 B C).
{655} Odes.
[and {656} Epodes]

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).
Works. (Spring Books, 1963).
[incl. {657} The Picture of Dorian Gray; {658} De Profundis; {659} Lady Windermere's Fan; {660} A Woman of No Importance; {661} The Importance of Being Earnest; {662} An Ideal Husband]

{663} James Joyce (1882-1941).
Ulysses. First published in Paris, 1922.

Nikolai Semyonovich Leskov (1831-1895).
Sobraniye Sochinenly. 11 vols., 1956-8.
[incl. {664} The March Hare; {665} Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District]

{666} Abolqasim Mansur Bin Hasan Firdausi (or Ferdowsi) (c. 940-1020).
Shahnameh. Composed between about 980 and about 1010.

Benito Pérez Galdós (1843-1920).
{667} Nazarín. First published 1895. {668} Halma. First published 1895. {669} Misericordia. First published 1897.

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955).
Collected Poems (Knopf, 1954; Faber & Faber, 1955).
[incl. Opus Posthumous; {670} The Necessary Angel]

Year 38:
{671} Benito Pérez Galdós (1843-1920).
Fortunata y Jacinta. First published 1886-7.

{672} Jayadeva (12th century A D).
Gitagovinda.

Samuel Pepys (1633-1703).
{673} Diary.
[and The Letters and Second Diary of Samuel Pepys]

{674} Gaius Petronius Arbiter (d. c. 65 or 66 A D).
Satyricon. 

Eugene O'Neill (1888-1955).
{675} A Long Day's Journey Into Night.
[and {676} Mourning Becomes Electra; {677} The Iceman Cometh]

Pre-Columbian Peru.
[incl. Francisco López de Jérez; Felipe Guamán Poma de Ayala; Garcilaso de la Vega]

Josef Škvorecký (b. 1924).
{678} Zbabelic. Written in 1948-9 and first published 1958. And {679} Bassaxofon. First published 1967.

Demosthenes (384?-322 B C).
{680-682} Philippics, {683} Olynthiacs, and Minor Public orations.

Marina Ivanovna Tsvetayeva (1894-1941).
Selected Poems.

{684} Mary Anne Cross, nee Evans ('George Eliot') (1819-1880).
Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life. First published 1871-2 in installments. 

Year 39:
The Penguin Book of Latin American Verse, edited by E Caracciolo-Trejo (Penguin, 1971).

{685} Lu Yu (1125-1210).
Chien-nan Shih-kao. Definitive collection of poems published 1220.

Modern Czech Poetry. ["Modern Czech Poetry (1945; reprinted by Arden, 1979), an anthology translated by Ewald Osers and J K Montgomery"; Three Czech Poets (Penguin, 1971); Jaroslav Seifert - {686} The Plague Column; {687} An Umbrella From Piccadilly; Miroslav Holub - Selected Poems; Vladimir Holán - Selected Poems; {688} Noc s Hamletem]

{689} Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862).
Walden, or Life in the Woods. First published 1854.

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939).
Collected Poems (Definitive ed. Macmillan, 1956).
[incl. Irish Fairy and Folk Tales; {690} The Tower]

{691} Jaroslav Hašek (1883-1923).
Osudy Dobréno Vojáka Švejka. Written 1920-3 and left unfinished.

Portuguese Voyages (1498-1663), edited by Charles David Ley.
[and {692} Fernão Mendes Pinto - Peregrinação; {693} Joâo de Barros - Décadas; {694} Castanheda - História; {695} Damião de Góis - Crónica de D. Manual; {696} Antonio de Galvão - [Tratado dos Descobrimentos, Antigos, e Modernos, Feitos Ate a Era de 1555. Com os Nomes Particulars das Pessos as Que os Fiserao: e em Que Tempos, e as Suas Alturas, e dos Desvairado Caminhos por Onde a Pimento, e Especiaria Veyo da India as Nossas, Partes, Obra Certo Muy Notavel, e Copiosa] Tratado; {697} Fr. Gaspar da Cruz - Tratado]

Like Water, Like Fire: An Anthology of Byelorussian Poetry From 1828 to the Present Day. Translated by Vera Rich (Allen and Unwin, 1971).

{698} Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881).
Idiot. First published 1868-9.

New Writing in Yugoslavia, edited by Bernard Johnson (Penguin, 1970).

Year 40:
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745).
{699} Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. By Lemuel Gulliver. First published 1726.
[and The Battle of the Books; {700} The Drapier's Letters]

Polish Post-War Poetry, selected and translated by Czeslaw Milosz (Penguin, 1970).

Natsume Kinnosuke (Natsume Soseki) (1867-1916).
{701} Kokoro. First published 1914.
[and {702} Michikusa]

Poems of Black Africa, edited and introduced by Wole Soyinka (Hinemann Educational, 1975).
[and Soyinka - 'Telephone Conversation']

James Cook (1728-1779).
The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery. First published 1773-1784.

Adam Bernard Mickiewicz (1798-1855).
{703} Pan Tadeusz. First published 1834.
[and Ballady i Romanse; {704} Poezye II]

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816).
Plays. Edited by Joseph Knight in World's Classics (Oxford U P, 1951).
[incl. {705} The Rivals; {706} The School for Scandal]

{707} Sasuntsi Davith. The Armenian national epic, translated as Daredevils of Sassoun by L Surmelian (Allen & Upwin, 1966).

Slawomir Mrozek (b. 1930).
{708} Tango. First performed in Polish 1964. And {709} The Ugupu Bird.

Romanian Poems: A Bilingual Anthology, by Sever Trifu and Dumitru Ciocoi-Pop (Dacia Publishing House, Cluf, 1972). And Poesía Rumana Contemporanea, translated into Spanish by Darie Novaceanu (Seix Barral, Barcelona, 1972).
[and Nichita Stanescu - The Still Unborn About the Dead--incl. {710} 11 Elegai]

Year 41:
{711} Anna Commena (1083-c. 1153).
Alexiad. Completed after 1148.

Moses Ben Jacob Ben Ezra (c. 1055-c. 1138).
Selected Poems. Bilingual edition, with translations by S de Solis-Cohen (Jewish Publication Society of America, 1934).

{712} Giovanni Battista Vico (1668-1744).
Principi di una Scienza Nuova Intorno Alla Natura Delle Nazioni. First published 1725.a Rust

Samuel Beckett (b. 1906).
{713} Molloy. {714} Malone Mueurt. {715} L'Innommable. Trilogy of novels first published respectively in 1947, 1951, and 1953. And {716} En Attendant Godot. First published 1952.

Vladimir Ilyrich Ulyanov ('Lenin') (1870-1917).
Selected Works (3 vols. Lawrence & Wishart, 1964). And {717} What Is to Be Done? Translated from Chto Delat'? (first published in Russian by Dietz of Stuttgart, 1902) by S V and P Uteching (Panther, 1970).

{718} Shota Rustaveli (fl. 1200).
Vepkhis-tqaosani. First critical edition 1712.

{719} Miguel de Unamuno (1846-1936).
Del Sentimiento Tragico de la Vida en Los Hombres y en Los Pueblos. First published 1913.

Robert Graves (b. 1895).
Collected Poems (Cassell, 1965; Doubleday, 1966).
[and {720} The White Goddess; {721} Goodbye to All That; {722} Wilfred Owen - Collected Poems]

{723} Theodor Fontane (1819-1898).
Effi Briest. First published 1895.

Modern Hungarian Poetry. [Th. Kabdebo, ed. - One Hundred Hungarian Poems (Albion Books, Manchester, 1976); Modern Hungarian Poetry edited by Miklos Vajda (Columbia U P, 1977)]
[and Lajos Kassák; Attila József; Gyula Illyés; Sándor Weöres; Ferenc Juhasz; Miklós Radnóti; János Pilinszky; László Nagy]  

Year 42:
Giovanni Verga (1840-1922).
{724} I Malavoglia. First published 1881. {725} Novelle Rusticane. First published 1883. {726} Mastro Don Gesualdo. First definitively published 1889.

{727} Jacques de Varagine (c. 1227-1298).
Legenda Aurea. Written before 1264.

{728} Guillaume de Lorris (c. 1212-c. 1237) and Jean de Meun (c. 1237-c. 1305).
Le Roman de la Rose.

Laurence Sterne (1713-1768).
{729} The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent. First published in 9 vols., 1760-1767.
[and {730} Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, by Mr. Yorick, 1768; {731} The Sermons of Mr. Yorick]

Hungarian Short Stories. With an introduction by A Alvarez. World's Classics (Oxford U P, 1967). And Folktales of Hungary by Linda Degh. Translated by J Halász (2nd ed., University of Chicago Press, 1969). 

Wang Shou-jen (Wang Yang-ming) (1472-1529).
{732} Instructions for Practical Living, and Other Neo-Confucian Writings [incl. {733} Inquiry on the Great Learning].

Akutagawa Ryunosuke (1892-1927).
Rashoman and Other Stories. Translated by Kojima Takashi (Bantham, 1959).
[and {734} Kappa; {735} Mori Ogai - The Wild Geese]

Judah Ha-levi (c. 1075-after 1140).
Selected Poems. Bilingual edition, with translations by N Salaman (Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia, 1928).
[and {736} Ha-Levi - [Kuzari] Kitab al-Huyya wa 'd-Dalil fi Nusr ad-Din ad-Dalil]

James Joyce (1882-1941).
{737} Finnegans Wake. First published 1939.
[and {738} Dubliners; {717} A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; {739} Dylan Thomas - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog]

Ludovico Ariosto (1474-1533).
{740} Orlando Furioso. Begun about 1503 and first published 1516. First definitive edition 1532.
[and {741} Matteo Boiardo - Orlando Innamorato]

Year 43:
{742} 'Currer Bell' (Charlotte Brontë) (1816-1855).
Jane Eyre. First published 1847.

{743} Pindar (c. 518-c. 438 B C).
The Odes, including the principal fragments.

{744} René Descartes (1596-1650).
Discours de la Méthode Pour Bien Conduire sa Raison & Chercher la Verité Dans les Sciences. First published 1637. 

{745} Alessandro Manzoni (1785-1873).
I Promessi Sposi. First definitive edition 1840-2.

{746} Bhartrhari (7th century A D).
[Satakatraya] Poems. Translated by Barbara Stoler Miller (Columbia U P, 1967).

Sean O'Casey (1884-1964).
Three Plays: {747} Juno and the Paycock, {748} The Shadow of a Gunman, {749} The Plough and the Stars. First published in 1925, 1925 and 1926.
[and J M Synge - {750} The Playboy of the Western World; {75130} Riders to the Sea]

Vladimir Nabakov (1899-1977).
{752} Ada or Ador: A Family Chronicle
[and {753} Pale Fire; {754} Bend Sinister]

T'ao Ch'ien (365-427).
The Poetry of T'ao Ch'ien. Translated with commentary and annotation by J R Hightower (Oxford U P, 1970).

{755} Ivy Compton-Burnett (1892-1969).
A God and His Gifts.

{756} Gottfried Von Strassburg (f. 1210).
Tristan. Composed in the years up to 1210, but unfinished.

Year 44:
The Maya. [Historical and critical surveys are listed, plus an anthology, La Literatura de los Mayas by Demetrio Sodi M]

Ezra Pound (1885-1972).
{757} The Cantos.
[and Collected Shorter Poems (Faber & Faber, 1968); The Literary Essays (New Directions and Faber & Faber, 1954); {758} The Spirit of Romance; {759} The A B C of Reading; {760} Guide to Kulchur]

Mariano Azuela (1873-1952).
{761} Los de Abajo. First published in El Paso, Texas, 1916. Standard edition published by Pedro Robredo (Mexico City, 1938).
[and {762} Los Caciques; {763} Las Moscas]

Octavio Paz (b. 1914).
{764} El Laberinto de la Soledad: Vida y Pensamiento de Mexico. With Posdata. And Configurations [includes {765} Piedra de Sol and {766} Blanco].
[and Poemas (Seix Barral, Barcelona, 1979); {767} Ladera Este]

{768} Chu Hsi (1130-1200).
Chin-ssu lu. First published during the compiler's lifetime. Translated by Wing-tsit Chan, from the printed Chu Tzu i-Shu datable to about 1717, as Reflections on Things at Hand: The Neo-Confucian Anthology (Columbia U P, 1967).

Pierre Corneille (1606-1684).
The Chief Plays. Translated by Lacy Lockert (New ed. Princeton U P, 1957). [{769} Le Cid; {770} Polyeucute; {771} Cinna]

Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980).
{773} Los Pasos Perdidos. First published in Mexico Cit, 1953.
[and {774} El Recurso del Método]

Cesar Vallejo (1892-1938).
Obra Poética Completa. First published 1968.
[incl. {775} Los Heraldos Negros; {776} Trilce; {777} Poemas Humanos; {778} España, Aparta de Mi Este Cáliz]

{779} Hasan Ibn Ali Tusi, Nizam Al-Mulk (1018-1092).
Siyasatnama. Written 1086-1091.

Juan Jose Arreola (b. 1918).
{780} Confabulario Total, 1941-1961. First published 1962.
[and {781} La Feria; {782} Marcel Schwob - La Vies Imaginaires; Juan Rulfo - {783} El Llano en Llamas; {784} Pedro Páramo] 

Year 45:
{785} Naturalist on the River Amazons. First published 1863.

João Guimarães Rosa (1908-1967).
{786} Sagarana. First published 1946; definitive ed., 1956. {787} Grande Sertão: Veredas. First published 1956; definitive ed., 1958.

Thomas Paine (1737-1809).
{788} Rights of Man. First published 1791.
[and {789} Edmund Burke - Reflections on the Revolution in France; {790} Alexis de Tocqueville - L'Ancien Regime et la Revolution]

{791} Orlando & Claudio Villas Boas (b. 1916 and 1918 respectively).
Xingu: The Indians, Their Myths.

{792} Walt Whitman (1819-1892).
Leaves of Grass. First published 1855.

Gilberto Freyre (b. 1900).
{793} Casa-Grande & Senzala. First published 1933. And {794} Sobrados & Mucambos. First published 1936. And {795} Ordem & Progresso.

{796} Tokutomi Roka ('Tokutomi Kenjiro') (1868-1927).
Omoide no Ki. First published 1901.

{797} Theophrastus (c. 372 B C-c. 287 B C).
Characters. First published 319 B C.

Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755).
{798} De l'Esprit des Loix. First published 1748.
[and {799} Lettres Persanes; {800} Considérations sur les Causes de la Grandeur des Romains et de Leur Décadence]

Year 46:
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837).
{801} The Captain's Daughter and Other Stories. ['Peter the Great's Negro'; 'The Station-Master';' Queen of Spades'; 'Dubrovsky']

Torquato Tasso (1544-1595).
{802} Gerusalemme Liberata. First published complete 1581.
[and {803} Rinaldo; {804} Bernardo Tasso - Amadigi]

Herbert Read (1893-1968).
{805} The Contrary Experience: Autobiographies. And {806} The Green Child. First published by Heinemann, 1935.

Vidyapati Thakur (1352-1448?).
Love Songs.

{807} Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux (1688-1763).
Le Paysan Parvenu. First published 1735-6, but left unfinished.

Luis Velez de Guevara (1579-1644).
{808} El Diablo Cojuelo. First published 1641.
[and {809} Rodrigo Fernández de Ribera - Los Anteojos de Mejor Vista]

{810} Moshe Ben Maimon (Maimonides) (1135-1204).
Moreh Nebukhim. First published in Rome 1473-5.

{811} Hermann Broch (1886-1951).
Der Tod des Vergil. First published 1945.

{812} Milarepa (1052-1135).
Mila Grubum.

Apollonius Rhodius (fl. 220 B C).
{813} Argonautica.
[and Callimachus of Cyrene; {814} Theocritus - Idylls; Lawrence Durrell - {815} Justine; {816} Balthazar; {817} Mountolive; {818} Clea; {819} Bitter Lemons; {820} Reflections on a Marine Venus; {821} The Greek Islands]

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continued at 26 December and 27 December posts...