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Some influential tomes listed
in no particular order

The List

The Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille *

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare*

The Tin Drum by GŁnter Grass

Tao te Ching by Lao-Tzu *

Hunger by Knut Hamsun

The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly : Poems Collected and New by Denis Johnson *

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet *

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller *

If on a Winterís Night, a Traveler ... by Italo Calvino *

Federico Garcia Lorca: Selected Verse *
Edited by Christopher Maurer

Residence on Earth by Pablo Neruda *
translated by Donald D. Walsh

The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

Bambi by Felix Salten

Justine by Lawrence Durrell

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking *

Complete Works: Percy B. Shelley

Artaud Anthology or Selected Works by Antonin Artaud *

Thoreauís Journals edited by Odell Shepard *

The Complete Stories and Parables by Franz Kafka

Erotism by Georges Bataille *

Singular Pleasures by Harry Mathews

Physics and Philosophy by Werner Heisenberg

Black Spring by Henry Miller

Watchfiends and Rack Screams by Antonin Artaud *

Howl by Allen Ginsberg

My Mother/ Madame Edwarda/ The Dead Man by Georges Bataille

Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse

The Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller

The Works of Robert Frost

Incest by AnaÔs Nin *

Journey to the End of Night by Louis-Ferdinand Celine (Destouches)

Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Nexus and Plexus by Henry Miller *

Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

A Void by Georges Perec

Swannís Way by Marcel Proust

Paris Spleen by Charles Baudelaire *
(Louise Varese translation)

The Autobiography of Frank Lloyd Wright

Justine by the Marquis de Sade

Childe Haroldís Pilgrimage by George Gordon, Lord Byron

The Razorís Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

Henry and June by AnaÔs Nin *

Relativity by Albert Einstein

Blue of Noon by Georges Bataille

Metamagical Themas by Douglas R. Hofstader

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman *

Maxims by La Rochefoucauld

The Thiefís Journal by Jean Genet *

Shakespeareís Language by Frank Kermode

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again
by David Foster Wallace 

The Impossible by Georges Bataille *

Poems from the Sanskrit (Translated by John Brough)

Nausea by Jean Paul Sartre

Deliberate Prose by Allen Ginsberg

Ulysses by James Joyce *

The Inferno by Dante Alighieri

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Great Swan: Meetings with Ramakrishna by Lex Hixon *

The Emperorís New Mind by Roger Penrose

Pan by Knut Hamsun

The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
(translated by Stephen Mitchell)

Six Memos for the Next Millenium by Italo Calvino

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Making of a Poem:
A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms

Edited by Mark Strand and Evan Boland

Extraterrestrial Sex Fetish by Supervert

Collected Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Chicago Manual of Style

* especially recommended


The Absinthe Literary Review