quinta-feira, 24 de agosto de 2006

Other 10 best novels of the 20.th century...

As promised, here you have other ten titles that made their way in the 20.th century novel universe. And how they did it!

As I also said once before, this is no longer a ranking; it's a list I've been establishing through the years, trying to be as inclusive of all (national) literatures as possible.

You will tell me your opinion about it. I'm sure you will...

Umberto ECO, Il Nome della Rosa (Italy)
William FAULKNER, The Sound and the Fury (United States of America)
André GIDE, Les Faux-Monnayeurs (France)
Ernest HEMINGWAY, Green Hills of Africa (United States of America)
Hermann HESSE, Das Glasperlenspiel (Switzerland)
Aldous HUXLEY, Brave New World (United Kingdom)
Milan KUNDERA, L'Insoutenable Légèreté de l'Être (France/Czech Republic)
D. H. LAWRENCE, Women in Love (United Kingdom)
Siegfried LENZ, Die Deutschstunde (Germany)
Curzio MALAPARTE, La Pelle (Italy)

… Who said I didn't care for any literature in English language, huh?

4 comentários:

castor disse...

I miss Hans Henny Jahnn, one of the most interesting German authors of the 20th century, but it's a shame, he isn't well known in Germany, Austria too. In Switzerland they know more about him.
Love and Peace,
Hans

http://www.hans-henny-jahnn.de/
http://www.jose-corti.fr/auteursetrangers/Jahnn.html
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Henny_Jahnn
http://www.powells.com/biblio?isbn=1571132066

RIC disse...

I'm sorry, but I don't know him either... Not even his name... I'll do my best though to reverse the situation.
Liebe und Frieden!
Ricardo

Gumby disse...

Brave New World is an amazing book. I read that when I was a teenager, in summer, for my own enjoyment, not as an assignment. I should reread it now, in the context of our current times.

RIC disse...

Indeed it is, Gumby! Aldous Huxley is fantastic. I believe I had an experience similar to yours when I read «To A God Unknown» by John Steinbeck (so forgotten these days...). I've been trying to read it again, but haven't been able up till now. Others always get in the way...