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Steven03tx's European Trek

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1StevenTX
Editado: Dez 16, 2010, 7:48 pm




create your personalized map of europe


I'm joining this group on May 30, 2010. A good portion of my reading is European literature, so I should have fun with this one. I'll break things down by regions, and start with books I've read since January 2009. As I finish additional books, they'll get their own postings and mini-reviews.

2StevenTX
Editado: Jun 13, 2010, 10:25 pm

The Balkans

Albania - Spring Flowers, Spring Frost by Ismail Kadare
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Greece - The Odyssey by Homer (10/21/09)
Kosovo
Macedonia
Montenegro
Serbia
Slovenia
Turkey - The Iliad by Homer (9/17/09)
- My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk (4/3/10)

3StevenTX
Editado: Dez 16, 2010, 7:45 pm

Eastern Europe

Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Czech Republic - Closely Watched Trains by Bohumil Hrabal
- The Golem by Gustav Meyrink
Georgia
Hungary - Fateless by Imre Kertesz (7/17/09)
Moldova
Poland - The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass (1/19/09)*
Romania
Russia - Novel with Cocaine by M. Ageyev (1/29/09)
- Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov (2/5/09)
- The Collected Stories of Alexander Pushkin by Alexander Pushkin (4/20/10)
Slovakia
Ukraine - Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer (9/12/09)

* Mostly takes place in Danzig, which was German then, but is now the Polish city of Gdansk.

4StevenTX
Editado: Dez 16, 2010, 7:46 pm

Northern Europe

Denmark
Estonia
Finland
Iceland
Latvia
Lithuania
Norway - Out Stealing Horses by Per Pettersen (9/30/09)
Sweden - Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

5StevenTX
Editado: Maio 30, 2010, 7:34 pm

Central Europe

Austria - Auto-da-Fe by Elias Canetti (3/19/10)
Italy - The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco (2/9/09)
- The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe (3/16/09)
- The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole (8/29/09)
- Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar (11/17/09)
- After the Fireworks by Aldous Huxley (1/15/10)
- The Dwarf by Par Lagerkvist (4/4/10)
Germany - The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood (2/17/09)
- The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre (5/18/09)
- The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (6/30/09)
- Headbirths; or, The Germans Are Dying Out by Gunter Grass (9/8/09)
- Alraune by Hanns Heinz Ewers (2/8/10)
- Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Doblin (5/18/10)
Liechtenstein
Malta
San Marino
Switzerland
Vatican

6StevenTX
Editado: Jul 26, 2010, 6:05 pm

Western Europe

Andorra
Belgium - Cheese by Willem Elsschot (12/21/09)
France - The Erasers by Alain Robbe-Grillet (1/22/09)
- Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (3/5/09)
- The Planetarium by Nathalie Sarraute (3/12/09)
- The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir (6/29/09)
- A Sport and a Pastime by James Salter (8/3/09)
- Life: A User's Manual by Georges Perec (10/4/09)
- Delta of Venus and Little Birds by Anais Nin (10/26/09)
Gibraltar
Luxembourg
Monaco
Netherlands - The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas, pere (4/7/09)
- Rituals by Cees Nooteboom (10/9/09)
Portugal - Baltasar and Blimunda by Jose Saramago (7/24/10)
Spain - The Family of Pascal Duarte by Camilo Jose Cela (1/15/09)
- The Monk by M. G. Lewis (11/19/09)

7StevenTX
Editado: Jul 26, 2010, 6:07 pm

The British Isles

Channel Islands
Ireland - The Sea by John Banville (6/21/09)
Northern Ireland
Scotland - The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan (2/15/09)
- Regeneration by Pat Barker (8/24/09)
Wales - Everything You Need by A. L. Kennedy (5/10/09)

Northern England - The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (1/24/10)
- Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson (5/3/10)
The Midlands - Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence (2/16/09)
Eastern England
Southern England - Atonement by Ian McEwan (7/16/09)
- Crome Yellow by Aldous Huxley (12/29/09)
- Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (7/26/10)
Southwestern England - Sense and Sensibility by Janes Austen (2/5/09)
- Northanger Abbey by Janes Austen (1/25/10)
London - The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens (6/16/09)
- The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (7/23/09)
- The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West (10/24/09)
- What Maisie Knew by Henry James (11/25/09)
- The Drowned World by J. G. Ballard (5/23/10)