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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Books read (an ever growing list)

Books read before 2006, & other lists
Read in 2006 (89=45+44):

TRANSLATIONS (13) Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev, Identity by Milan Kundera, The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, Chronicles of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alamut by Vladimir Bartol, Parineeta by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Nymphs of the Valley by Khalil Gibran,!!!!!, Mottled Dawn by Saadat Hasan Manto, Siddhartha by Herman Hesse,

NOVELS (26): Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, We The Living by Ayn Rand, Beloved by Toni Morrison, The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald,!!!!!, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, Two Lives by Vikram Seth, The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee, The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene,!!!!!, The Kiterunner by Khaled Hosseini, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul, Shalimar, the Clown by Salman Rushdie, A Passage to India by E. M. Forster, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.

POETRY (39): Call me Ishmael Tonight (A book of ghazals) by Agha Shahid Ali, The Art of Drowning, The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems, Poetry 180: A turning back to poetry, Sailing along around the room and Nine Horses by Billy Collins*, Twenty Love Poems and A Song of Despair, The Separate Rose and 100 Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda, Hamlet by William Shakespeare,!!!!!, Intimate Kisses ed. by Wendy Maltz, A Coney Island of the Mind by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Love letters in Sand by Khalil Gibran, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, Rumi The book of love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing trans. by Coleman Barks, Random House Treasury of Favorite Love Poems, First Ed., Favorite Poems by William Wordsworth, 100 Selected Poems by E. E. Cummings, Sharp Golden Thorn by Chard DeNiord, The Unsubscriber by Bill Knott,!!!!!, A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver, Love is a Dog from Hell by Charles Bukowski, Ariel by Sylvia Plath, The Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca by Lorca, Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake, Delights and Shadows and Flight at Night: 1965-1985 by Ted Kooser, The Insistence of Beauty by Stephen Dunn, Chicago Poems by Carl Sandburg, The Singing by C. K. Williams,!!!!!, A Haiku Menagerie by Stephen Addiss, Homeland Security by Miles Coon, Geetanjali by Rabindranath Tagore, Rhyme's Reason and Committed to Memory by John Hollander, The Western Wind by John Fredrick Nims, Music like dirt and Desires by Frank Bidart, Howl and other poems by Alan Ginsberg.

Hindi/ Urdu(7): Urvashi, Rashmirathi and Parshuram ki Prateeksha by Ramdhari Singh Dinkar**, Madhushaala by Harivansh Rai Bachchan**, Masterpieces of Urdu Rubaiyat by KC Kanda, Maila Aanchal by Phanishwernath Renu, Nav Bharti ** (Anthology of Modern Hindi Poems).

POPULAR SCIENCE (4): On the Six-Cornered Snowflakes by Kepler, Liquid Crystals: Nature's Delicate Phases of Matter by Peter J. Collings, Polymers: The Origins and Growth of a Science by H. Morawitz, (Cohesion: A Scientific History of Intermolecular Forces) by J. S. Rowlinson

Read in 2005 (50=41+9):

TRANSLATIONS (11): Crime and Punishment and Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes*, Love in the time of Cholera, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Of Love and Other Demons, Memories of my Melancholy Whores and Leaf Storm and other stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez**, The Unbearable Lightness of Being* by Milan Kundera, Blindness by Jose Saramago, The Broken Wings by Khalil Gibran,

NOVELS (22): 1984 by George Orwell, Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat, Dubliners by James Joyce, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, Restaurant at the end of the Universe, So Long And Thanks For All The Fish and Life, The Universe and Everything and Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams, Sons and Lovers and Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence, Piled Higher and Deeper by Jorge Cham, Love Story by Eric Segal, Anthem by Ayn Rand, Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome, Emma by Jane Austen, Riot by Shashi Tharoor, East, West and Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie, Namesake and Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri,

PHILOSOPHY: The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche, Nausea by Jean Paul Sartre*, The Art of War by Sun Tzu*,

POETRY (9): The Kural by Tiruvalluvar, Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, The Collected Poems by Emily Dickinson, Still other day and The Book of Questions by Pablo Neruda (trans. William O' Daly), Outlayer and Ghazals Poetry by Jim Harrison, The Wasteland and other poems by T. S. Eliot, English by Jeet Thayil, Maybe it was so by Reginald Gibbons

POPULAR SCIENCE (4): At Home in the Universe: The Search for Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity by Stuart Kauffman, Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order by Steven Strogatz, Cells, Gels and Engines of Life by Gerald H. Pullock, Random Walks in Biology by Howard C. Berg

Read in 2004 (21):

TRANSLATIONS (3): Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy,

NOVELS (15): Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen*, A Hitchhikers Guide to Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Rainbow by DH Lawrence, The Razors Edge, Up the Villa and The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham, Far from Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, The House of Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul, The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway, Brave New World * by Aldous Huxley, Metamorphosis* by Kafka, Sula by Toni Morrison**,
The Stranger by Albert Camus,

POPULAR SCIENCE: Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos by Mitchell M. Waldrop, Life in Moving Fluids by Steven Vogel.

Read in 2001-2003 (20):

Novels and Poetry: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, Ulysses and The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce, The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor, Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger, Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence, Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Johnathan Livingston Seagull and The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach, Love and longing in Bombay by Vikram Chandra, Prophet and Beloved by Kahlil Gibran, The Three Chinese Poets and The Heaven's Lake by Vikram Seth**,

POPULAR SCIENCE: Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton & Edward Hutchings, Chaos: Making a New Science** by James Gleick, A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawkings, The Double Helix by James Watson.

Read during IIT days 1999-2001 (31):

TRANSLATIONS: Gora and Gaire Bhare (Home and the World) by Rabindranath Tagore**, Anand Math** by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya, Godan by Prem Chand and Leo Tolstoy's Father Sergius and other Stories.

NOVELS: The Fountainhead and The Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand; Illusions and Johanathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach; The Ground Beneath her Feet, The Moor's Last Sigh and The Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie; An Equal Music, A Suitable Boy, The Humble Administrator's Garden, All you who Sleep Tonight and The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth; The Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mehta; The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy; In the Shadow of Pines, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Doctors by Eric Segal, City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre, The Mayor of Castorbridge by Thomas Hardy, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, The Animal Farm by George Orwell; A Study in Scarlet, A Sign of Four, The Hound of Baskervilles, and in fact Sherlock Holmes : The Complete Novels and Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Julius Ceaser by Shakespeare,

Multiple books of same author list (three or more only):

1) Vikram Seth (9/11): Golden Gate, Suitable Boy, From Heaven's Lake, An Equal Music, All you who sleep tonight, Three Chinese Poets, Mappings, The Humble Administrator's Garden, Two Lives

2) Salman Rushdie (9/12): Midnight's Children, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories; Shalimar, the Clown; East, West; Fury, The Enchantress of Florence

3) D. H. Lawrence (4): Sons and Lovers, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Rainbow and Women in Love

4) Douglas Adams (5): The Hitchhikers Guide to Galaxy, So Long And Thanks For All The Fish; Restaurant at the end of the Universe and Life, The Universe and Everything; Mostly Harmless

5) Gabriel Garcia Marquez (7): Love in the time of Cholera, Autumn of the Patriarch, One Hundred Years of Solitude and Leaf Storm and other stories, Memories of my Melancholy Whores, Of Love and other Demons, Chronicles of a Death Foretold

6) Ranier Maria Rilke (5): Songs of the Orpheus, Letters to a Young Poet, Book of Hours, Selected Poems ed. by Robert Bly, Rilke on Love and other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations (ed. by John M. L. Wood), Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God (trans. by Anita Barrows and Joanna Marie Macy)

7) W. Somerset Maugham (8): The Razors Edge, Of Human Bondage, Up the Villa, Catalina, Husbands and Wives, The Painted Veil, Essays on Literature and The Moon and Sixpence

8) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (nearly all): A Study in Scarlet, A Sign of Four, The Hound of Baskervilles, and in fact Sherlock Holmes : The Complete Novels and Stories

9) Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (4): Urvashi, Rashmirathi, Pratinidhi Kavitayen and Parshuram ki Prateeksha

10) Fyodor Dostovesky (4) {Translated by Constance Garnett): Crime and Punishment, Idiot, The Gambler and The Brothers Karamazov

11) James Joyce (3): Ulysses, Dubliners and The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man

12) Jane Austen (3): Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma

13) Pablo Neruda (9): Still other day, The Separate Rose, Winter Garden and The Book of Questions (trans. William O' Daly), Twenty Love Poems and A Song of Despair, 100 Love Sonnets, Odes to Common Things, The Captain’s Verses (trans. Donald D. Walsh) by Pablo Neruda, Selected Odes of Pablo Neruda trans. by Margaret S. Peden

14) Leo Tolstoy (5): Father Sergius and other Stories, The Kingdom of God is Within You, Letter to a Hindu, War and Peace and Anna Karenina

15) Ernest Hemmingway (4): The Sun Also Rises, Men without women, Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and The Sea

16) Billy Collins (5): The Art of Drowning, The Trouble with Poetry: And Other Poems, Poetry 180: A turning back to poetry, Sailing along around the room and Nine Horses

17) Kahlil Gibran (5): Prophet, Broken Wings, Love letters in Sand, Nymphs of the Valley and Beloved;

18) Rabindranath Tagore (4): Gora, Geetanjali, Chitra and The Home and the World

19) Toni Morrison (4): Sula, Beloved, Song of Solomon and The Bluest Eye

20) William Shakespeare (4): Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello and Tempest

21) EM Forster (3): A Passage to India, Where Angels Fear to Tread and Howard’s End

22) Henry James (3): Portrait of a Lady, Daisy Miller and Washington Square

23) Ayn Rand (4): Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, We, The Living and Anthem

24) Milan Kundera (4): Unbearable Lightness of the Being, Identity, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting and The Art of Novel

25) Richard Bach (3): Illusions, Johnathan Livingston Seagull and The Bridge Across Forever: A Love Story



Translations read (67)

1) Russian (>13): Father Sergius and other Stories, War and Peace and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, Crime and Punishment, Idiot, The Gambler and The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, Dead Souls and The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol, Torrents of Spring and Fathers and Sons by Ivan Tugenev; also read stories by Gorky, Chekov and Gogol, Selected Poems of Anna Akhmatova

2) Spanish (19): Love in the time of Cholera, Autumn of the Patriarch, One Hundred Years of Solitude and Leaf Storm and other stories, Memories of my Melancholy Whores, Of Love and Other Demons, Chronicles of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez;
Still other day, The Separate Rose, Winter Garden and The Book of Questions (trans. William O' Daly), Twenty Love Poems and A Song of Despair, 100 Love Sonnets, Odes to Common Things, The Captain’s Verses (trans. Donald D. Walsh) by Pablo Neruda, Selected Odes of Pablo Neruda trans. by Margaret S. Peden by Pablo Neruda
The Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca and In search of Duende by Lorca and Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes,

3) Chinese (4): The Three Chinese Poets by Vikram Seth, Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, Cries in the Drizzle by Yu Hua

4) French (15): The Stranger by Albert Camus, Les Miserables and The Hunchback of NotraDame by Victor Hugo, Nausea by Jean Paul Sartre, Identity, Slowness, The Art of Fiction and The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera, The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, Lost Illusions by Honore Balzac, Candide by Voltaire, Swann’s Way by M. Proust, Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (trans. by Douglas Charmee), Slowness by Milan Kundera

5) Bengali (5): Geetanjali, Gora and Gaire Bhare (Home and the World) by Rabindranath Tagore, Anand Math by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya, Parineeta by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

6) Czech: The Unbearable Lightness of the Being by Milan Kundera

7) Portuguese: Blindness by Jose Saramago

8) Tamil: The Kural by Tiruvalluvar

9) Slovene (2): Alamut by Vladimir Bartol, A Day in Spring by Ciril Kosmac

10) Arabic: Nymphs of the Valley by Khalil Gibran

11) German (8): Letters to a Young Poet, Selected Poems (ed. by Robert Bly), Book of Hours, Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God (trans. by Anita Barrows and Joanna Marie Macy), Sonnets to Orpheus, Rilke on Love and other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations (ed. by John M. L. Wood), The Essential Rilke (trans. by Galway Kinnel and Hannah Liebmann) by Ranier Maria Rilke, Sidhartha by Herman Hesse,

3 comments:

Bill Knott said...

thanks for the five exclamation points. . .

may i please mention my blog,
whereon i have posted my entire
catalog of poems,

and all my books can be downloaded
free as pdfs from lulu.com
——the link is on the blog———

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