Literary books

Literary books (novels , plays , essays , poems)   I have read:

** The old man and the sea ( by Ernest Hemingway).


** The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe (by Edgar Allan Poe).

The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe

** The Good Earth (by Pearl Buck).

** Sexus: The Rosy Crucifixion I (by Henry Miller).

** Intruder in the dust  (by William Faulkner).

** The World Set Free (by H.G. Wells).

** Hamlet (by William Shakespeare).

Hamlet at the graveyard .

** Man and Superman  ( by George Bernard Shaw).

** Prufrock and Other Observations  (by T.S. Eliot).

** The sacred wood (by T. S. Eliot).

** In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong   ( by Amin Maalouf).

** The Pearl  ( by John Steinbeck).

** Nausea ( by Jean-Paul Sartre).

** Foundation and Empire ( by Isaac Asimov).

** The Sign of Four  ( by Arthur Conan Doyle).

** Marriage and Morals  (by Bertrand Russell).

** The Marriage of Heaven and Hell ( by William Blake).

** The Cleft (by Doris Lessing).

The Cleft

** On Cats (by Doris Lessing).

** The Journey to the East (by Hermann Hesse) .

Literary books I’ve read in French:

** La Peste  (The Plague  by Albert Camus).


** La Peau de chagrin  ( The Magic Skin by Honoré de Balzac ).

** À la recherche du temps perdu: Du côté de chez Swann  ( In Search of Lost Time: Swann’s Way  by Marcel Proust).

** Les dieux ont soif  ( The Gods Are Thirsty by Anatole France).

** Le Chevalier de MaisonRouge  ( by Alexandre Dumas).

** Les Somnambules  (The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man’s Changing Vision of the Universe  by Arthur Koestler).

Les Somnambules

— This is a historical essay and an account of the history of science and astronomy told from the author’s point of view.

One of those books that belong to more than one category , such as ‘literary/ historical essay’ and ‘history of science’.

I put it in this page mostly because I read it as a dramatized assay and/or novel about the history of astronomy.

** Le Procès ( The Trial by Franz Kafka).

** Le Rocher de Tanios ( The Rock of Tanios , by Amin Maalouf).

** Le Diable et le Bon Dieu  ( The Devil and the Good Lord by Jean-Paul Sartre).

** Alexandre le Grand ( Alexander The Great by  Maurice Druon).

** Les mémoires de Zeus  ( The Memoirs of Zeus by Maurice Druon).

** Le Roman de la momie  ( by Théophile Gautier).

** Vie de Jésus  ( Life of Jesus by Ernest Renan).

Vie De Jesus** Lettres de mon moulinLetters from My Windmill by Alphonse Daudet).

** Trois Contes  ( Three Tales by Gustave Flaubert ).

** La Dernière Tentation du Christ ( The Last Temptation of Christ  by Nikos Kazantsaki).

** Candide ( by Voltaire).

** La Philosophie dans le boudoir  ( Philosophy in the Bedroom by the Marquis de Sade).

** Les Crimes de l’amour  ( The crimes of love by the Marquis de Sade).

** Les Orientales  ( by Victor Hugo).

** Tartuffe, ou l’Imposteur  ( Tartuffe, or The Impostor  by Molière ).

** Knock  ( a play by Jules Romains).

** Rhinoceros  ( a play by Eugène Ionesco).

** La guerre de Troie n’aura pas lieu ( a play by Jean Giraudoux).

** Andromaque ( a play by Jean Racine).

** Le Cid  ( a play by Pierre Corneille).

** Jacques le fataliste et son maître  ( Jacques the Fatalist by Denis Diderot).

** Le Nœud de vipères  (by François Mauriac).

** L’Iliade (The Iliad  by Homer).

** L’Art d’aimer , les Remèdes à l’amour et les Produits de beauté pour le visage de la femme ( The   Art of Love , the Cure for Love and Women’s Facial Cosmetics , by Ovid).

** Pourquoi la guerre?  ( by Albert Einstein & Sigmund Freud).

Literary books I have read in Arabic:

** Selected Short Stories by Naguib Mahfouz.

** The Prophet (by Gibran Khalil Gibran).

Khalil Gibran

** The Earth Gods (by Gibran Khalil Gibran).

** Jesus, The Son of Man (by Gibran Khalil Gibran).

** The Forerunner (by Gibran Khalil Gibran).

** The Garden of The Prophet (by Gibran Khalil Gibran).

** Rebellious Spirits (by Gibran Khalil Gibran).

** Nymphs of the Valley, also translated as Spirit Brides and Brides of the Prairie (by Gibran Khalil Gibran).

** Sand and Foam  (by Gibran Khalil Gibran).

** Virgin of Quraish ( a novel by  Jurji Zaydan).

** Charles Martel and Abd al-Rahman ( a novel by Jurji Zaydan).

**  كان ما كان (short stories by Mikhail Naimy).

To be continued…



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