Books Read 2014

 

  1. The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R. Tolkien (1954, England) [started 2013]
  2. Finn Family Moomintroll – Tove Jansson (1948, Finland); translation 1958 by Elizabeth Portch
  3. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum (1900, U.S.)
  4. Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery (1908, Canada) [started 2013]
  5. The 13 Clocks – James Thurber (1950, U.S.) – Ohio project
  6. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” – James Thurber (1939, U.S.) – Ohio project
  7. Essential Pleasures – Robert Pinsky, Editor (2009); selected poems:
    1. Paul Laurence Dunbar – “Little Brown Baby” (Ohio project) (also, “Sympathy,” not in this anthology)
    2. Langston Hughes – “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” (Ohio project)
    3. Rita Dove – “Gospel” (Ohio project)
    4. George Gordon, Lord Byron – “When We Two Parted”
    5. Thomas Hardy – “The Self-Unseeing”
    6. Thomas Nashe – “In Time of Plague”
    7. William Carlos Williams – “Fine Work with Pitch and Copper,” “Poem”
    8. Allen Ginsberg – “A Supermarket in California”
    9. Anonymous – “The Cruel Mother”
    10. Elizabeth Bishop – “The Burglar of Babylon”
    11. Robert Burns – “Green Grow the Rashes, O”
    12. Lewis Carroll – “Jabberwocky”
    13. Christina Rossetti – “Song (When I am dead, my dearest)”
    14. Anna Akhmatova – “N.V.N.”
    15. Frank Bidart – “The Yoke”
    16. Anne Bradstreet – “To my Dear and loving Husband”
    17. Robert Frost – “Putting in the Seed”
    18. Ezra Pound – “The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter”
    19. Sappho – “Artfully Adorned Aphrodite”
    20. William Carlos Williams – “Sappho”
    21. Robert Browning – “My Last Duchess”
    22. John Clare – “Badger”
    23. Samuel Taylor Coleridge – “Kubla Khan”
    24. Allen Ginsberg – “America”
    25. Sylvia Plath – “Nick and the Candlestick”
    26. Rainer Maria Rilke – “Archaic Torso of Apollo” (translated M.D. Herter Norton)
    27. Walt Whitman – “Italian Music in Dakota”
    28. William Carlos Williams – “The Turtle”
    29. Edna St. Vincent Millay – “I, Being Born a Woman and Distressed”
    30. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu – “The Reasons That Induced Dr. Swift to Write a Poem Called the Lady’s Dressing Room”
    31. Marianne Moore – “To Be Liked by You Would Be a Calamity”
    32. Carl Phillips – “The Hustler Speaks of Places”
  8. The Wizard of the Emerald City – Alexander Melentyevich Volkov (1939, USSR); translation 1991, rev. 2010 by Peter L. Blystone
  9. Urfin Jus and His Wooden Soldiers – Alexander Melentyevich Volkov (1963, USSR); translation 1991, rev. 2010 by Peter L. Blystone
  10.  The Golden Age: Poems of the Spanish Renaissance  – Edith Grossman, translator (translation 2006, U.S.)
  11. Thirteen Seconds: Confrontation at Kent State – Joe Eszterhas and Michael D Roberts (1970, U.S.) – Ohio Project
  12. The Two Towers – J.R.R. Tolkien (1954, England)
  13. The Conjure Stories – Charles W. Chesnutt (1887-1926, U.S.) Norton Critical Edition, 2012, Robert B. Stepto and Jennifer Rae Greeson, ed. – Ohio Project
  14. “The Playboy of Seville” – Tirso de Molina (c. 1616, Spain); translated by Adrienne Schizzano Mandel and Oscar Mandel, 1963
  15. Chronicle of a Death Foretold [Crónica de una muerte anunciada] – Gabriel García Márquez (1981, Colombia); translation by Gregory Rabassa
  16. “El burlador de Sevilla” – Tirso de Molina (c. 1616, Spain) [read in Spanish]
  17. The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales – told by Virginia Hamilton & illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (1985, U.S.)
  18. The Return of the King – J.R.R. Tolkien (1956, England)
  19. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn (2012, U.S.)
  20. The Shadow of the Wind [La sombra del viento] – Carlos Ruiz Zafón (2001, Spain; translation 2004); translation by Lucia Graves
  21. Raven Black – Ann Cleeves (2006, U.K.)
  22. Let’s Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste – Carl Wilson (2014 ed., U.S.)
  23. Death Masks – Jim Butcher (2003, U.S.)
  24. The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1902, Scotland) [reread]
  25. The Return of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1905, Scotland)
  26. Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater (2014, U.S.)
  27. Corgiville Christmas – Tasha Tudor (author and illustrator, 2003, U.S.) [reread]
  28. The Dolls’ ChristmasTasha Tudor (author and illustrator, 1950, U.S. [1999 ed.])
  29. Becky’s Christmas – Tasha Tudor (author and illustrator, 1961 U.S. [1991 ed.])

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