8 December

Year 9:
{167} Dante Alighieri (1265-1321).
La Commedia. First printed 1472. (First described as 'Divina' in 1555).

{168} Wu Ch'eng-en
Hsi-yu Chi. Translated in part as Monkey by Arthur Waley (Penguin, 1973).

{169} Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571).
Vita. First published 1728.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616).
[incl. {170} Sonnets; {171} Venus and Adonis; {172} The Rape of Lucrece]

Italo Calvino (b. 1923).
I Nostri Antenati. A trilogy consisting of {173} Il Visconte Dimezzato (first published 1952), {174} Il Barone Rampante (first published 1957), and {175} Il Cavaliere Inesistente (first published 1959).

{176) Henri Beyle ('Stendhal') (1783-1842).
La Chartreuse de Parme. First published 1839.

Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837).
{177} Canti. First published 1836.
[and {178} Zibaldone; {179} Operette Morali]

Post-War Russian Poetry, edited with an introduction by Daniel Weissbort (Penguin, 1974).

Year 10:
Medieval Literature in Translation, edited by Charles W Jones (Longman Green, 1950).

{180} Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616).
El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha (Part 1, 1605; part 2, 1615).

William Shakespeare (1564-1616).
The historical plays, first collected in 1623 ('First Folio') with all the other canonical plays except 'Pericles'. ({181} Richard II; {182} Henry IV; {183} Henry V; {184} Richard III)

{185} Pablo Neruda (1904-1973).
Canto General. First published complete (Mexico City) in 1950.

{186} Thomas Mann (1875-1955).
Buddenbrooks. First published 1901.

{187} Fray Gabriel Téllez ('Tirso de Molina') (1583-1648).
El Burlador de Sevilla y Convidado de Piedra. First published 1630 in its present form.

Songs of the Provençal Troubadors.
[incl. "Lyrics of the Troubadours and Trouvères: An Anthology and a History, translated and introducted by Frederick Goldin (Anchor, 1973)"; "Anthology of Troubadour Lyric Poetry, edited by Alan R Press (Edinburgh U P, 1971)"; and "Anthology of the Provençal Troubadours, edited by Thomas Goddard Bergin (2 vols., Yale U P, 1973)"]

{188} Camilo José Cela (b. 1916).
Viaje a la Alcarria. First published 1948.

{189} P'u Sung-Ling (1640-1715).
Liao-chai Chih-i. First published in 1766.

Antonio Machado (1875-1939).
{190} Juan de Mairena: Epigrams, Maxims, Memoranda, and Memoirs of an Apocryphal Professor, With an Appendix of Poems From 'The Apocryphal Songbooks'. First published 1936.
[and Poesias Completas; Prosas y Poesias Olvidadas]


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