Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Reading List

A colleague wanted a list of books (in different categories for her students in the creative writing class. The list/s turns out of be pretty massive, thanks to the internet sources from where I culled the data. Thanks to those who compile the list/s. Individual mention would have been impossible.)

Reading List: Indian Writing In English

Vikram Chandra: Love and Longing in Bombay
Vikram Chandra: Red Earth and Pouring Rain
Aubrey Menen: The Fig Tree
Rohinton Mistry: Tales from Firozhsha Baug
Jhumpa Lahiri: The Interpreter of Maladies
Hari Kunzru: The Impressionist
G V Desani: All About H Hatterr
Vikram Seth: The Golden Gate
Salman Rushdie: Midnight’s Children
Salman Rushdie: Haroun and the Sea of Stories
R K Narayan: Swami and Friends
R K Narayan: The Guide
Mulk Raj Anand: Coolie
Kamala Markandaya: Nectar in a Sieve
Anita Desai: Baumgartner’s Bombay
Amitav Ghosh: The Shadow Lines
Amitav Ghosh: The Calcutta Chromosome
I Allan Sealy: The Trotternama
Shashi Tharoor: The Great Indian Novel
Githa Hariharan: When Dreams Travel
Kiran Nagarkar: Raavan & Eddie
Shashi Deshpande: That Long Silence
Arundhathi Roy: The God of Small Things
Raja Rao: Kanthapura
Khushwant Singh: Delhi
Nisha Da Cunha: Old Cypress
Ruskin Bond: The Room on the Roof
Gita Mehta: The River Sutra
Pankaj Mishra: The Romantics
Manil Suri: The Death of Vishnu
Amit Chaudhuri : Afternoon Raag
Rohinton Mistry: A Fine Balance
V S Naipaul: In A Free State
V S Naipaul: Bend In The River
Upamanyu Chatterjee: English, August: An Indian Story
Nirad C Chaudhuri: The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian
Ardashir Vakil: Beach Boy
Hanif Kureishi: The Buddha of Suburbia
Michael Ondaatje: Anil's Ghost
Shyam Selvadurai: Funny Boy

Reading List: Classics

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The BFG by Roald Dahl
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Emma by Jane Austen
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Herzog by Saul Bellow
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
Money by Martin Amis
Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Nostromo : a tale of the seabord by Joseph Conrad
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
The Plague by Albert Camus
Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence
The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Sybil by Benjamin Disraeli
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Three men in a boat by Jerome K. Jerome
The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
The Trial by Franz Kafka
Wise Children by Angela Carter
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
The Stranger by Albert Camus
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Siddharta by Hermann Hesse
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

Reading List: Detective Fiction

G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown stories
Carolyn Keene’s Nancy Drew stories
Edgar Allan Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin stories
Franklin W. Dixon’s The Hardy Boys
Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple stories
Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot stories
Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay’s Byomkesh Bakshi stories
Satyajit Ray’s Feluda
Douglas Adams’s Dirk Gently stories
P.D.James’s Cordelia Gray stories
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories
Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe stories (‘The Big Sleep’)
Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade stories
Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone
Uberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose
Ian Fleming’s James Bond
Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne Series
Thomas Harris’s Hannibal Lecter Series
Stieg Larsson’s The Millennium Trilogy
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles

Reading List: Ghost Stories

The Best Ghost Stories by Sheridan Le Fanu
Complete Ghost Stories (Collector's Library) by David Stuart Davies
The Wine-Dark Sea by Robert Aickman
The Collected Macabre Stories of L.P. Hartley by L.P. Hartley
The Sense of the Past: The Ghostly Stories of Henry James by Henry James
The Collected Ghost Stories of E.F. Benson by E.F. Benson
The Complete Wandering Ghosts by F. Marion Crawford
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural by Arthur Machen
Best Ghost Stories by Algernon Blackwood
Ancestral Shadows: An Anthology of Ghostly Tales by Russell Kirk
Widdershins (Alan Rodgers Books) by Oliver Onions
Alone with the Horrors: The Great Short Fiction of Ramsey Campbell 1961-1991 by Ramsey Campbell
Supernatural Buchan: Stories of Ancient Spirits Uncanny Places and Strange Creatures by John Buchan
The King in Yellow and Other Horror by Robert W Chambers
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
Strangers and Pilgrims by Walter de la Mare
Mark of the Beast by Rudyard Kipling
Ghost Stories by Charles Dickens
The works of Stephen King
Seleted ghost stories:
The Apparition of Mrs. Veal by Daniel De Foe
Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook by Montague Rhodes James
The Haunted and the Haunters by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Silent Woman by Leopold Kompert
The Man Who Went Too Far by E. F. Benson
The Woman’s Ghost Story by Algernon Blackwood
The Phantom 'Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling
The Rival Ghosts by Brander Matthews
The Damned Thing by Ambrose Bierce
The Interval by Vincent O’Sullivan
Dey Ain’t No Ghosts by Ellis Parker Butler

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