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Canon in literature and philosophy

1.“Old Testament”, “New Testament”

2. The Gnostic Gospels

3. “Mahabharata”

4. “Ramayana”

5.“The Epic of Gilgamesh”

6. “The Book of the Thousand and One Nights”

7.Homer “Iliad”, “Odyssey”

8. Herodotus “History”

9. Plutarch “Comparative biographies”

10. Aeschylus “Suppliants”, “Persians”, “Seven Against Thebes”, “Oresteia”

11. Sophocles “King Oedipus”, “Oedipus in Colon”, “Antigone”, “Ajax”, “Filoktet”, “Elektra”, “Trakhiyanki”, “Pathfinders”

12. Euripides “Medea”, “Andromache”, “Hecuba”, “Hercules”, “Iphigenia in Tauris”, “Electra”, “Finikiyanka”, “Orest”, “Bacchae”, “Supplicant”, “Trojans”

13.Plato “Apology of Socrates”, “Fedon”, “Feast”, “Fedr”, “Teetet”, “Sophist”, “Parmenides”, “State”, “Timey”, “Critias”

14. Aristotle “Metaphysics”, “Poetics”

15.Publiy Virgil Naron “Aeneid”, “Bucoli”, “Georgiki”

16. Publius Cornelius Tacitus “Annals”

17. Publius Ovid Naso “Metamorphosis”, “Heroes”, “Science of Love”

18. Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus “The Life of the Twelve Caesars”

19. Marcus Aurelius “To himself”

20. Quintus Horatius Flaccus “Satires”, “Epods”, “Odes”, “Messages”

21. Plotinus “Ennead”

22. Boethius “Consolation of Philosophy”

23. Pliny the Younger “Letters”

24. Heraclitus of Ephesus “Fragments”

25. Aurelius Augustinus “Confession”

26. Theodore Mommzen “Roman History”

27. Thomas Aquinas “The Sum of Theology”

28. “Little Flowers of St. Francis”

29. Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy”

30. Francesco Petrarca “Book of Songs”, “On the contempt for the world”, “Triumphs”

31. Icelandic sagas

32. Shakespeare “Anthony and Cleopatra”, “Hamlet”, “Macbeth”, “Henry V”, “King Lear”, “Othello”

33. Francois Rabelais “Gargantua and Pantagruel”

34. Francis Bacon “Optics, or moral and political instructions”, “The Great Instauration or the New Organon”, “New Atlantis”

35. Martin Luther “95 theses”

36. Niccolò Machiavelli “Sovereign”

37. Michel de Montaigne “Of experience”

38.Miguel de Cervantes “The Ingenious Gentleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha”

39.Rene Descartes “Rules for guiding the mind”, “Primary Philosophy”, “Passion of the soul”, “Discourse on the method Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting one’s Reason and Seeking Truth in the Sciences”

40. Benvenuto Cellini “Life of Benvenuto, son of maestro Giovanni Cellini, Florentine, written by him in Florence”

41. Thomas Hobbes “Leviathan”

42. Blaise Pascal “Thoughts”

43.John Milton “Paradise Lost”

44. Augustine “Confessions”

45. Benedict Spinoza “Treatises”

46. Jonathan Swift “Gulliver’s Travels”

47. Geoffrey Chaucer “The Canterbury Tales”

48 Giovanni Boccaccio “The Decameron”

49. Jalaluddin Rumi “Masnavi”

50. Leibniz “Discourse on Metaphysics”

51. Immanuel Kant. “Criticism of pure reason”, “Criticism of practical reason”

52. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel “Phenomenology of Spirit”

53.Soren Kierkegaard “Fear and trembling”, “Either-or”, “Philosophical Crumbs”

54.Arthur Schopenhauer “Peace as will and representation”

55. . Friedrich Nietzsche “The birth of the tragedy of the spirit of music”, “Thus spoke Zarathustra”, “Will to power”

56. Karl Marx “Capital”

57. Henrik Ibsen “Peer Gynt”, “A Doll’s House”, “Ghosts”, «Hedda Gabler»

58. Sigmund Freud “The Man Moses and the Monotheistic Religion”, “Totem and Taboo”, «Dostoevsky and Parricide», “Rise of the Masses and Analysis of the Human I”

59. Fyodor Dostoevsky “Notes from the Underground”, “Demons”, “Idiot”, “Crime and Punishment”, “The Brothers Karamazov”

60. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “Faust”, “Italian Journey”.

61. Octavio Paz “Labyrinth of Loneliness”

62. Elias Canetti “Mass and Power”, “Blinding”

63. Nikolai Gogol “Dead Souls”, “Selected Places from Correspondence with Friends”, “Nevsky Prospect”, “Overcoat”, “Diary of a Madman”

64. Leo Tolstoy “Resurrection”, “Kreutzer Sonata”, “The Devil”, “The Death of Ivan Ilyich”, “Anna Karenina”

65. Anton Chekhov “Stories”, “Plays”

66. Leonid Andreev “Darkness”, “In the Fog”, “The Abyss”

67. Gustave Flaubert “Madame Bovary”, “Sentimental Education”

68. Samuel Beckett “Molloy”, “Malone dies”, “The Unnamable”

69. James Joyce “Ulysses”, “Portrait of the artist as a young man”

70. Marcel Proust “In Search of Lost Time”

71. Andrei Platonov “Chevengur”, “The Foundation Pit”, “Stories”

72.Robert Musil “The Man without qualities”, “Young Torless”, «Stories»

73. Franz Kafka “The Trial”, “The Castle”, “Stories”, “Letters”

74. William Faulkner “Light in August”, “Absalom, Absalom”, “The sound and the fury”

75. Jean-Gene “Our Lady of the Flowers”, “Funeral rites”, “Thief’s Diary”

76. Louis-Ferdinand Celine “Journey to the end of the night”, “Death on credit”, “Castle to castle”

77. Thomas Mann “Doctor Faustus”, “The Magic Mountain”, “Buddenbrooks”, “Death in Venice”

78. Hermann Hesse “Game of Beads”, “Steppenwolf”, “Narcissus and Goldmund”, “Sidhartha”

79. Hermann Broch “Sleepwalkers”, “The Death of Virgil”

80. Alfred Döblin “Berlin Alexanderplatz”

81. Virginia Woolf “Mrs. Dalloway”, “Orlando”, “To the lighthouse”, “Diaries”

82. Thomas Bernhard “The Frost”, “Wittgenstein’s nephew”, “The Lost”

83.Rainer Maria Rilke “The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge”, “Auguste Rodin”

84. Varlam Shalamov “The Kolyma Tales”

85. Edgar Allan Poe “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket”, “Morella”, “Aurelia”, “The Black Cat”, “Berenice”, “The Imp of the Perverse”, “William Wilson”, “Ligeia”, “The Fall of the House of Usher” , ” The Tell-Tale Heart”, “Eleonora”

86. Joris-Karl Huysmans «À rebours”

87. Jorge Luis Borges “Stories”

88. Martin Heidegger “Being and Time”

89. Ludwig Wittgenstein “The Logical-Philosophical Treatise”

90. José Ortega-y-Gasset “The Revolt of the Masses”

91. Max Weber “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”

92. Oswald Spengler “Sunset Europe”

93.Michel Foucault “The Birth of the Clinic”, “Discipline and Punish”, “Madness and Civilization”, “The order of things”

94. Antonin Artaud “The Theater and Its Double”, “Letters on Language”

95. Richard von Krafft-Ebing “Sexual psychopathy”

96. Albert Camus “The Stranger”, “The Plague”, “The Myth of Sisyphus”, “The Rebel”

97. Carl Gustav Jung “Psychology and Alchemy”

98. Herman Melville “Moby Dick”

99. Fernando Pessoa “The Book of Disquiet”

100.  Robert Antelme “The human race”, Primo Levi “If This Is a Man”, Zalman Gradovsky “At the core of hell”, Jean Amery “On the other side of crime and punishment”