viernes, 3 de julio de 2009

FAVORITE BOOKS

Best novel: A la Recherche du Temps Perdu, by Marcel Proust
Best philosophical novel: Candide, by Voltaire
Best historical novel: Le Baphomet, by Pierre Klossowski
Best children's novel: Alice in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll
Best novella: The Beast in the Jungle, by Henry James
Best short stories: Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges
Best poetry: Rainer Maria Rilke, Friedrich Hoelderlin, San Juan de la Cruz
Best play: King Lear, by William Shakespeare
Best memoirs: L'Amant-La Douleur, by Marguerite Duras
Best collected letters: Flaubert's Correspondance
Best biography: Lives of the poets, by Samuel Johnson
Best humorous writing: The Nose, by Nikolai Gogol / Tristram Shandy, by Laurence Sterne
Best work on theology: Pensées by Blaise Pascal.
Best work of devotion: L'Erotisme, by Georges Bataille
Best work on esthetics: Ueber das Marionettentheater, by Heinrich von Kleist
Best philosophical work: Menschliches, Allzumenschliches, by Friedrich Nietzsche
Best essays: Michel de Montaigne
Best maxims: François VI de La Rochefoucauld, II Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Best travelogue: Un barbare en Asie, by Henri Michaux
Best nature writing: Anything by William Henry Hudson

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