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Worthy  Foreign  Authors

Information on authors around the world that are important in America,
whose home and life and work are/were in other lands and in other languages
. . . essentially the category 'World Literature'

Nobel-laureate Gabriel García Márquez [1927-2014] of Colombia        painting of German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [1749-1832]        painting of Russian author Anton Pavlovich Chekhov [1860-1904]        Dutch teenager Anne Frank [1929-45], who died at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp        color photo of Japanese bestselling author Keigo Higashino

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Selected  Anthologies  &  Reference Works
browse bestsellers in World Literature catalog at Amazon

Library of The World's Best Literature book series edited by Charles Dudley Warner  "Library of The World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern"
American essayist and novelist Charles Dudley Warner [1829-1900] was a neighbor and friend of Mark Twain – they co-authored the novel "The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today" in 1873. Warner's major work was editing the "Library of The World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern", originally published in 30 volumes in 1896-97; contents were alphabetical by author. There were also a 31-volume Teachers Edition and a Memorial Edition of 46 volumes, both published in 1902. The digitized versions on Internet Archive are incomplete; a partial set for Kindle was uploaded by Amazon in 2011.
Volume 1, ABE-AMI: Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Volume 1: free online etext at Internet Archive (Teachers Edition)
Volume 2, AMI-AUE: Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Volume 4, BAN-BIS: Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Volume 5, BIS-BRA: Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Volume 6, BRA-BUL: Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Volume 6: free online etext at Internet Archive
Volume 7, BUN-CAL: Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Volume 7: free online etext at Internet Archive (1896)
Volume 8, CAL-CER: Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Volume 9, CHA-COL: Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Volume 9: free online etext at Internet Archive (1897)
Volume 10: free online etext at Internet Archive
Volume 11: Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Volume 12: Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Volume 13: Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Volume 13: free online etext at Internet Archive
Volume 14: free online etext at Internet Archive
Volume 15: Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Volume 16: Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Volume 17: free online etext at Internet Archive
Volume 18: free online etext at Internet Archive (1897)
Volume 19: free online etext at Internet Archive
Volume 22: free online etext at Internet Archive
Volume 25: free online etext at Internet Archive
Volume 26: free online etext at Internet Archive (1897)
Volume 27: free online etext at Internet Archive
Volume 28: free online etext at Internet Archive
Volume 29: free online etext at Internet Archive
Volume 30: free online etext at Internet Archive

"Index-Guide To The Library of The World's Best Literature of Charles Dudley Warner" [1899]
Prepared by Edward C. Towne, BA [1834-1911]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [8/2015] for 99¢
free online etext at Internet Archive

World Literature Anthology book from McGraw-Hill  
World Literature Anthology 2nd Edition from McGraw-Hill  
"World Literature: An Anthology of Great Short Stories, Drama, and Poetry" [2001]
by Donna Rosenberg

896-page Glencoe/McGraw-Hill 9x6 pb [2/2001] for $4.34 {sic}
884-page Glencoe/McGraw-Hill hardcover [2/2001] out of print/used
76 works, ancient & modern; authors include: Achebe, Akhenaton, María Luisa Bombal, Borges, Brontë, Browning, Camus, Chekhov, Colette, Joseph Conrad, Dickinson, Dostoyesvsky, Garcia Lorca, Garcia Marquez, Hayashi, Hemingway, Hughes, Ibsen, Jackson, Joyce, Kafka, Lessing, Li Po, Mansfield, Milton, Mistral, Munro, Narayan, Neruda, Ocampo, Paz, Poe, Rilke, Rossetti, Sappho, Sartre, Schiller, Shakespeare, Sophocles, Soyinka, Tagore, Ting Ling, Tolstoy, Alice Walker, Welty, Wordsworth, Yeats — and many more
Second Edition [2003]
832-page Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Student 2nd Edition 9x5¾ pb [5/2003] out of print/used
369-page Glencoe/McGraw-Hill 2nd Edition Teacher Manual 9x6 pb [1/2004] out of print/used
832-page Glencoe/McGraw-Hill 9¼x6 hardcover [5/2003] for $82.40

Norton Anthology of World Literature in 6 volumes, cover of Volume C  
Norton Anthology of World Literature in 6 volumes, cover of Volume D  
"The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Second Edition" in six volumes [2001]
by Sarah N. Lawall & Maynard Mack

Volume A, Beginnings to AD 100: W.W. Norton & Co. 9x6 pb [6/2001] out of print/used
Volume B, AD 100-1500: W.W. Norton & Co. 9x6 pb [6/2001] out of print/used
Volume C, 1500-1650: W.W. Norton & Co. 9x6 pb [6/2001] out of print/used
Volume D, 1650-1800: W.W. Norton & Co. 9x6 pb [6/2001] for $8.19
Volume E, 1800-1900: W.W. Norton & Co. 9x6 pb [6/2001] out of print/used
Volume F, XXth Century: W.W. Norton & Co. 9x6 pb [6/2001] for $54.00
Volume 1, Beginnings to AD 1650: W.W. Norton & Co. 9x6 pb set [6/2001] 3 books - out of print/used
Volume 2, 1650 to the Present: W.W. Norton & Co. 9x6 pb set [6/2001] 3 books - out of print/used
"The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Shorter Second Edition" [2009]
both volumes: 3000-page W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 pb [4/2009] 2 books - out of print/used
Shorter Volume 1: 1920-page W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 pb [4/2009] out of print/used
Shorter Volume 2: 1264-page W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 pb [4/2009] out of print/used
Norton Anthology of World Literature book set 1  
Norton Anthology of World Literature book set 2  
"The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Third Edition" in six volumes [2012]
Volume A: W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6¼ pb [3/2012] for $48.93
Volume B: W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6¼ pb [3/2012] for $51.89
Volume C: W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6¼ pb [3/2012] for $52.09
Volume D: W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6¼ pb [3/2012] for $50.00
Volume E: W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6¼ pb [3/2012] for $52.09
Volume F: W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6¼ pb [3/2012] for $58.75
Package 1, Books A, B, C: W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 pb set [3/2012] 3 books for $65.26
Package 2, Books D, E, F: W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 pb set [3/2012] 3 books for $65.26

"The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Shorter Third Edition" [2012]
Volumes 1 & 2: W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 pb set [12/2012] 2 books - out of print/50+ used
Volume 1: W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 pb [12/2012] for $65.22
Volume 2: W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x6 pb [12/2012] for $65.22

Longman Anthology of World Literature Compact Edition book  "The Longman Anthology of World Literature" [2003]
Volume 1, Books A, B, C: 928?-page Longman 9½x6½ pb set [2/2004] 3 books - out of print/used
Volume 2, Books D, E, F: 2608-page Longman 9½x6½ [11/2003] 3 books - out of print/used
"The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Compact Edition" [2007]
2880-page Longman 9x6½ pb [2/2007] out of print/70+ used
"The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Second Edition" book sets [2008]
Volume 1, Books A, B, C: 2500-page Longman 2nd edition 9¼x6½ pb set [7/2008] 3 books for $92.60
Volume 2, Books D, E, F: 2500-page Longman 2nd edition 9¼x6½ pb set [7/2008] 3 books for $88.75

Bedford Anthology of World Literature in six volumes, book 1  
Bedford Anthology of World Literature in six volumes, book 2  
"The Bedford Anthology of World Literature" in six volumes [2002-2003]
Book 1 The Ancient World: 1679-page Bedford/St. Martin's 9¼x7 pb [6/2003] out of print/90+ used
Book 2 The Middle Period, 100 CE to 1450: 1222-page Bedford/St. Martin's 9x7 pb [7/2003] out of print/100+ used
Book 2 Middle Period, 100 CE to 1450: 1222-page Bedford/St. Martin's 9¼x7 pb [6/2010] out of print/100+ used
Book 3 Early Modern World, 1450 to 1650: 1004-page Bedford/St. Martin's 9¼x7 pb [7/2003] out of print/100+ used
Book 3 Early Modern World, 1450 to 1650: 1004-page Bedford/St. Martin's 9¼x7 pb [7/2003] out of print/60+ used
Book 4 Eighteenth Century, 1650 to 1800: 915-page Bedford/St. Martin's 9¼x7 pb [11/2002] out of print/100+ used
Book 5 Nineteenth Century, 1800-1900: 1150-page Bedford/St. Martin's 9¼x7 pb [1/2003] out of print/100+ used
Book 5 Nineteenth Century, 1800-1900: 1150-page Bedford/St. Martin's 9¼x7 pb [1/2003] out of print/40+ used
Book 6 Twentieth Century, 1900 to The Present: 1448-page Bedford/St. Martin's 9¼x7 pb [2/2003] out of print/80+ used
Book 6 Twentieth Century, 1900 to The Present: 1448-page Bedford/St. Martin's 9¼x7 pb [2/2003] out of print/many used
"The Bedford Anthology of World Literature" book sets [2003]
Pack A, Books 1, 2, 3: Bedford/St. Martin's 9¼x7 pb set [3/2003] 3 books - out of print/used
Pack A, Books 1, 2, 3: Bedford/St. Martin's 9¼x7 pb set [6/2010] 3 books - out of print/used
Pack B, Books 4, 5, 6: Bedford/St. Martin's 9¼x7 pb set [3/2003] 3 books - out of print/40+ used
Pack B, Books 4, 5, 6: Bedford/St. Martin's 9¼x7 pb set [3/2003] 3 books - out of print/used
"The Bedford Anthology of World Literature, Compact Edition" in two volumes [2008-2009]
Volume 1, Beginnings to 1650: 2000-page Bedford/St. Martin's 9¼x7 pb [1/2009] out of print/60+ used
Volume 2, 1650 to The Present: 1872-page Bedford/St. Martin's 9¼x7 pb [11/2008] out of print/40+ used

'World Literature Through the Renaissance' anthology in 3 volumes  "World Literature Anthology: Through the Renaissance" in 3 volumes [2011] Edited by Fred Stielow & Judith M. Novak; Preface 1 & 2 by Linda Silva, Preface 3 by William Overton
Volume One: American Public Univ 9x6 pb [7/2011] for $8.00
Volume Two: American Public Univ 9x6 pb [7/2011] for $8.00
Volume Three: American Public Univ 9x6 pb [7/2011] for $8.00
(partial contents) authors include: Homer, the philosopher Tsang, and Virgil; works include: The Aeneid, The Illiad, The Odyssey, and Valmiki's Ramayana; topics include: dactylic hexameter; Eastern tales; fairy tales & fables; gods, goddesses & demigods; Greek/Olympic mythology; Hindu mythology; Nigerian folk stories; and oral tradition

'50 Masterpieces To Read Before You Die in Kindle format from Golden Deer Classics, Volume 1   "50 Masterpieces You Have To Read Before You Die, Volume 1" for Kindle [2012]
Kindle Edition from Beelzebub Classics [4/2017] for 99¢
Kindle Edition from Golden Deer Classics [10/2012] for 99¢
This collection's main index points to each book, which has its own chapter index; the fifty works are arranged alphabetically by authors' last names: "The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri; "Emma" and "Persuasion" and "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen; "Father Goriot" by Honoré de Balzac; "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by Anne Brontë; "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë; "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë; "The Way of All Flesh" by Samuel Butler; "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes; "Heart of Darkness" and "Nostromo" by Joseph Conrad; "Moll Flanders" by Daniel Defoe; "Bleak House" and "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens; "The Brothers Karama-zov" and "Crime and Punishment" and "The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle; "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas; "Daniel Deronda" and "Middlemarch" by George Eliot; "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert; "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman; "Dead Souls" by Nikolai Gogol; "Grimm's Fairy Tales" by The Brothers Grimm; epic poems "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" by Homer; "Les Misérables" by Victor Hugo; "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" short story by Washington Irving; "The Portrait of A Lady" by Henry James; "A Portrait of The Artist As A Young Man" by James Joyce;
"Sons and Lovers" by D.H. Lawrence; "The Phantom of The Opera" by Gaston Leroux; "The Call of The Wild" by Jack London; "The Great God Pan" by Arthur Machen; "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville; "Swann's Way" by Marcel Proust; "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley; "The Red and The Black" by Stendhal; "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson; "Dracula" by Bram Stoker; non-fiction "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu; "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift; "Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray; "Anna Karenina" and "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" and "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy; "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain; and "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
the ‡ symbol indicates duplicate on volume 2 and the § symbol indicates duplicate on volume 3

'50 Masterpieces To Read Before You Die in Kindle format from Golden Deer Classics, Volume 2   "50 Masterpieces You Have To Read Before You Die, Volume 2" for Kindle [2012]
Kindle Edition from Oregan Publng/Shandon Press [3/2017] for 99¢
Kindle Edition from Golden Deer Classics [11/2012] for 99¢
This collection's main index points to each book, which has its own chapter index; the fifty works are arranged alphabetically by authors' last names: "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott; "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen; "Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy)" by J.M. Barrie; "Cabin Fever" Western novel by B.M. Bower; "The Secret Garden" and "A Little Princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett; "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll; "The King In Yellow" by Robert William Chambers; "The Man Who Knew Too Much" by G.K. Chesterton; "The Woman In White" by Wilkie Collins; non-fiction "On The Origin of Species, 6th Edition" by Charles Darwin; "Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe; "The Iron Woman" by Margaret Deland; "David Copperfield" and "Oliver Twist" and "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens; "The Double" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; "The Hound of The Baskervilles" and "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle; "The Three Musketeers" § by Alexandre Dumas; "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" by F. Scott Fitzgerald; "A Room With A View" by E.M. Forster; non-fiction "Dream Psychology" by Sigmund Freud; "Tess of The d'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy; "Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse; "Dubliners" by James Joyce; "The Arabian Nights" by Andrew Lang; "The Sea Wolf" by Jack London; "The Call of Cthulhu" by H.P. Lovecraft; "Anne of Green Gables" by L.M. {Lucy Maud} Montgomery; non-fiction "Beyond Good and Evil" by
Friedrich Nietzsche; "The Murders In The Rue Morgue" and "The Black Cat" and "The Raven (poem)" and "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe; "Swann's Way" by Marcel Proust; "Romeo and Juliet" stageplay [circa 1597] by William Shakespeare; "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson; non-fiction "The Elements of Style" by William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White; "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Prince and The Pauper" by Mark Twain; "The Kama Sutra" by Vatsyayana; "A Journey Into The Center of The Earth" and "The Mysterious Island" and "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" by Jules Verne; "The War of The Worlds" and "The Time Machine" and "The Star" by H.G Wells; "The Canterville Ghost" by Oscar Wilde; and "The Voyage Out" by Virginia Woolfthe † indicates duplicate on volume 1 and the § symbol indicates duplicate on volume 3

'50 Masterpieces To Read Before You Die in Kindle format from Golden Deer Classics, Volume 3   "50 Masterpieces You Have To Read Before You Die, Volume 3" for Kindle [2012]
Kindle Edition from Golden Deer Classics [1/2013] for 49¢
Kindle Edition from Oregan Publng/Shandon Press [1/2013] for 99¢
This collection's main index points to each book, which has its own chapter index; the fifty works are arranged alphabetically by authors' last names: "What's Bred In The Bone" by Grant Allen; "Metamorphoses" by Lucius Apuleius; non-fiction "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius; "Northanger Abbey" and "Lady Susan" by Jane Austen; "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum; non-fiction "The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnegie; "The Blazing World" by Margaret Cavendish; "The Wisdom of Father Brown" and "Heretics" and "The Donnington Affair" and "The Innocence of Father Brown" by G.K. Chesterton; "Fanny Hill: Memoirs of A Woman of Pleasure" by John Cleland; "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins; "Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad; "The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe; "The Pickwick Papers" and "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens; "Notes From The Underground" and "The Gambler" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; "The Lost World" and "The Hound of The Baskervilles" and "The Sign of The Four" by Arthur Conan Doyle; "The Man In The Iron Mask" and "The Three Musketeers" § by Alexandre Dumas; "This Side of Para-dise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald; "Curious, If True: Strange Tales" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell; "King Solomon's Mines" by H. Rider Haggard; "The Hunchback of Notre
Dame" by Victor Hugo; "Kim" and "Captains Courageous" and "The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling; "Lady Chatterley's Lover" by D.H. Lawrence; "The Son of The Wolf" by Jack London; non-fiction "The Einstein Theory of Relativity"" by Hendrik Antoon Lorentz; "The Dunwich Horror" and "At The Mountains of Madness" by H.P. Lovecraft; "The Prince" by Niccolò Machia-velli; "The Story Girl" by L.M. {Lucy Maud} Montgomery; non-fiction "The Antichrist" by Friedrich Nietzsche; non-fiction "The Republic" by Plato; "The Last Man" by Mary Shelley; "Life On The Mississippi" by Mark Twain; non-fiction "The Kama Sutra" § by Vatsyayana; "Around The World In 80 Days" and short story "In The Year 2889" by Jules Verne; "The Four Just Men" by Edgar Wallace; "Ben Hur" by Gen. Lew Wallace; "Tales of Space and Time" by H.G. Wells; and "Jacob's Room" by Virginia Woolfthe § symbol indicates duplicates on volumes 1 & 2

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Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia world literature reference  "Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia" [1948]
bare book entry at Wikipedia
HarperCollins Reference 5th edition 9¼x7½ hardcover [12/2008] out of print/many used
HarperCollins Reference 4th edition 9¼x7½ hardcover [8/96] out of print/100+ used
HarperReference 3rd edition hardcover [10/87] out of print/used
Harper & Row 2nd edition 9x6 hardcover [1965] out of print/40+ used
Classic Chinese Novel Critical Introduction book by C.T. Hsia  "The Classic Chinese Novel: A Critical Introduction" [1968]
by C.T. Hsia [1921-2013]

Kindle Edition from Chinese Univ Press [9/2016] for $49.00 {sic}
Indiana Univ Press 8x5½ pb [1981] out of print/used
Chinese Univ Press 8x5 hardcover [2/2016] for $49.00

"From Karamzin To Bunin: An Anthology of Russian Short Stories" [1/1969] by Carl R. Proffer
http://www.amazon.com/Karamzin-Bunin-Anthology-Russian-Stories/dp/0253325064/

"The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry" [4/1984] by Burton Watson
http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Book-Chinese-Poetry/dp/0231056834/

"Classical Japanese Prose: An Anthology" [10/1991] by Helen McCullough
http://www.amazon.com/Classical-Japanese-Prose-Helen-McCullough/dp/0804719608/

"Traditional Japanese Poetry: An Anthology" [4/1993] by Steven Carter
http://www.amazon.com/Traditional-Japanese-Poetry-Steven-Carter/dp/0804722129/

"Anthology of Japanese Literature: From The Earliest Era To The Mid-Nineteenth Century" [UNESCO 1/1994] by Donald Keene
http://www.amazon.com/Anthology-Japanese-Literature-Mid-Nineteenth-Representative/dp/0802150586/

"Nine Centuries of Spanish Literature / Nueve Siglos de Literatura Española: A Dual-Language Anthology"
[Dover 10/1994] by Seymour Resnick and Jeanne Pasmantier
http://www.amazon.com/Nine-Centuries-Spanish-Literature-Dual-Language/dp/0486282716/

"Theatre Alive!: An Introductory Anthology of World Drama" [12/1994] by Norman A. Bert
http://www.amazon.com/Theatre-Alive-Introductory-Anthology-World/dp/1566080088/

"A Treasury of Asian Literature: Arabia, India, China, and Japan" [1/1995] by Various and John D. Yohannan
http://www.amazon.com/Treasury-Asian-Literature-Arabia-India/dp/0452011485/

"The Columbia Anthology of Traditional Chinese Literature" [4/1996] by Victor H. Mair
http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Anthology-Traditional-Chinese-Literature/dp/0231074298/
http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Anthology-Traditional-Chinese-Literature/dp/023107428X/

"The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry" [6/1996] by J.D. McClatchy
http://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Book-Contemporary-World-Poetry/dp/0679741151/

"An Anthology of Russian Folk Epics" [12/1998] by James Bailey
http://www.amazon.com/Anthology-Russian-Folklores-Cultures-Eastern/dp/0873326415/

"Folktales of India" [4/1999] by Brenda E. F. Beck and Peter J. Claus
http://www.amazon.com/Folktales-India-World-Brenda-Beck/dp/0226040836/

"Fearless Girls, Wise Women & Beloved Sisters: Heroines In Folktales From Around The World" [5/2000]
by Kathleen Ragan & Jane Yolen
http://www.amazon.com/Fearless-Girls-Women-Beloved-Sisters/dp/0393320464/

"World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse From Antiquity To Our Time" [11/2000] by Clifton Fadiman & John S. Major
http://www.amazon.com/World-Poetry-Anthology-Verse-Antiquity/dp/0393041301/

"Night & Horses & The Desert: An Anthology of Classical Arabic Literature" [1/2002] by Robert Irwin
http://www.amazon.com/Night-Horses-Desert-Anthology-Literature/dp/0385721552/

"Mythology: The Illustrated Anthology of World Myth and Storytelling" [9/2002] by C. Scott Littleton
http://www.amazon.com/Mythology-Illustrated-Anthology-World-Storytelling/dp/1571458271/

"No Star Too Beautiful: An Anthology of Yiddish Stories, 1382 to the Present" [10/2002] by Joachim Neugroschel
http://www.amazon.com/No-Star-Too-Beautiful-Anthology/dp/0393051900/

"The Oxford Companion To Italian Literature" [1/2003] by Peter Hainsworth & David Robey
http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Companion-Italian-Literature-Companions/dp/0198183321/

"The Columbia Guide To The Literature of Eastern Europe Since 1945" [4/2003] by Harold B. Segel
http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Guide-Literature-Eastern-Europe/dp/0231114044/

"Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900" [9/2004] by Haruo Shirane
http://www.amazon.com/Early-Modern-Japanese-Literature-Translations/dp/0231109911/

"The New Directions Anthology of Classical Chinese Poetry" [10/2004] by Eliot Weinberger & William Carlos Williams
http://www.amazon.com/Directions-Anthology-Classical-Chinese-Poetry/dp/0811216055/

"Wisdom Tales From Around The World" [August House 12/2005] by Heather Forest + kids
http://www.amazon.com/Wisdom-Tales-Around-Storytelling-August/dp/0874834791/

"The World's Greatest Short Stories" [Dover 4/2006] by James Daley
http://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Greatest-Stories-Thrift-Editions/dp/0486447162/

"The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry" [8/2006] by J.P. Seaton
http://www.amazon.com/Shambhala-Anthology-Chinese-Poetry/dp/1570628629/

"The Norton Anthology of Literature By Women: The Traditions In English" [2/2007]
by Sandra M. Gilbert & Susan Gubar
http://www.amazon.com/Norton-Anthology-Literature-Women-Traditions/dp/0393930130/

"The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature" [2/2007] by Joseph S. M. Lau & Howard Goldblatt
http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Anthology-Modern-Chinese-Literature/dp/0231138415/

"The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature: From 1945 to the Present" [4/2007] by J. Thomas Rimer & Van C. Gessel
http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Anthology-Modern-Japanese-Literature/dp/0231138040/

"The Columbia Guide To East African Literature In English Since 1945" [4/2007] by Simon Gikandi & Evan Mwangi
http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-African-Literature-English-Guides/dp/0231125208/

"Modern Arabic Fiction: An Anthology" [4/2008] by Salma Khadra Jayyusi
http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Arabic-Fiction-Khadra-Jayyusi/dp/0231132557/

"One World: A Global Anthology of Short Stories" [5/2009] by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jhumpa Lahiri
http://www.amazon.com/One-World-global-anthology-stories/dp/1906523134/

"The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry" [7/2009] by Cecilia Vicuña & Ernesto Livon Grosman
http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Book-Latin-American-Poetry/dp/0195124545/

Ecco Anthology of International Poetry book edited by Ilya Kaminsky & Susan Harris  "The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry" [2010]
Edited by Ilya Kaminsky & Susan Harris

Ecco Press 9x6 pb [3/2010] for $16.33
Poetic visions from the XXth Century, including internationally celebrated poets who have rarely, if ever, been translated into English – selected authors include: Anna Akhmatova, Yehuda Amichai, Guillaume Appollinaire, Ingeborg Bachmann, Gottfried Benn, Jorge Luis Borges, Bertolt Brecht, André Breton, Paul Celan, Blaise Cendrars, Aimé Césaire, Ho Chi-Fang, Julio Cortázar, Rubén Darío, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Jorge de Lima, Günter Eich, Gloria Fuertes, Günter Grass, Zbigniew Herbert, Miroslav Holub, Wen I-to, Adam Jagajewski, Attila József, Franz Kafka, Matsuharu Kaneko, Orhan Veli Kanik, Primo Levi, Federico García Lorca, Osip Mandelstam, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Czeslaw Milosz, Tatsuji Miyoshi, Kim Nam-jo, Pablo Neruda, Jacob Nibenegenesabe, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Boris Pasternak, Cesare Pavese, Octavio Paz, Sandro Penna, Fernando Pessoa, Vasko Popa, Jacques Prévert, Rainer Maria Rilke, Umberto Saba, Anna Swir, Wislawa Szymborska, Rabindranath Tagore, Shuntaro Tanikawa, Tomas Tranströmer, Ko Un, Paul Valéry, César Vallejo — and many others

"Anthology of Chinese Literature" [7/2010] by Confucius and Sun Tzu
http://www.amazon.com/Anthology-Chinese-Literature-Confucius-ebook/dp/B003XKNWAY/

"The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature" [9/2010] by Ilan Stavans & Edna Acosta-Belén
http://www.amazon.com/Norton-Anthology-Latino-Literature/dp/0393080072/

"The Columbia Guide To South African Literature In English Since 1945" [3/2011] by Gareth Cornwell & Dirk Klopper
http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-African-Literature-English-Guides/dp/1868886646/

"The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature" [5/2011] by Victor H. Mair & Mark Bender
http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Anthology-Literature-Translations-Classics/dp/0231153139/

"The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature" [11/2011] by J. Thomas Rimer & Van C. Gessel
http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-Anthology-Modern-Japanese-Literature/dp/0231157231/

"Desert Songs of The Night: 1500 Years of Arabic Literature" [11/2015] by Suheil Bushrui & James M. Malarkey
http://www.amazon.com/Desert-Songs-Night-Arabic-Literature/dp/0863561756/

The World's Greatest Poems in Kindle format from Delphi Classics  "Delphi Poetry Anthology #50: The World's Greatest Poems" for Kindle [2015]
Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [4/2015] for 99¢ {sic}
organized into seven sections, with alphabetical indexes by author and by poem: Ancient Poets: Homer, Horace, Ovid, Sappho, and Virgil; Medieval Poets: Dante Alighieri, Chaucer, Gower, ballads; Renaissance Poets: Sir Francis Bacon, Henry Constable, John Donne, Ben Johnson, Christopher Marlowe, John Milton, Sir Walter Raleigh, Wm. Shakespeare {play extracts + poems}, Edmund Spenser, many others; Restoration & XVIIIth Century Poets: William Blake, John Dryden, Henry Fielding, Oliver Goldsmith, Samuel Johnson, Alexander Pope, George Sewell, Isaac Watts, many others; Early XIXth Century Poets: Lord Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Charles Lamb, Sir Walter Scott, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Wm. Wordsworth, many others; Victorian Era Poets: Emily Brontë, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Wm. Cullen Bryant, Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edward Fitzgerald, Bret Harte, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edward Lear, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Lord Macaulley, Edgar Allan Poe, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Robert Louis Stevenson, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Wm. Makepeace Thackery, John Greenleaf Whittier, many others; Modern Poets (Early XXth Century): Thomas Hardy, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Wilfred Owen, E.A. Robinson, Walt Whitman, and W.B. Yeats

More Than a Century of Yiddish Fiction from the 'Forward' anthology edited by Ezra Glinter   "Have I Got A Story For You: More Than A Century of Fiction From The Forward"
[2016] Edited by Ezra Glinter, Introduction by Dara Horn

Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton [11/2016] for $14.16
W.W. Norton 9½x6½ hardcover [11/2016] for $20.68
short fiction in Yiddish, translated into English; from authors Sholem Asch, David Bergelson, Rokhl Brokhes, Abraham Cahan, Mikhoel Felsenbaum, Chaim Grade, Sarah Hamer-Jacklyn, Wolf Karmiol, Miriam Karpilove, Lyala Kaufman (6), B. Kovner (8), Blume Lempel, Yente Mash, Kadya Molodow-sky, Hersh Dovid Nomberg, Miriam Raskin (2), Avrom Reyzen, Morris Rosenfeld, Yona Rozenfeld, Boris Sandler, Zalman Schneour, Yente Serdatsky (3), Isaac Bashevis Singer ('The Hotel'), Israel Joshua Singer, Roshelle Weprinsky (2), David Zaritski

Best Australian Poems 2016 book edited by Sarah Holland-Batt  "The Best Australian Poems, 2016" [2016] Edited by Sarah Holland-Batt
Kindle Edition from Black, Inc. [11/2016] for $17.29
100-plus selected poets include: Judith Beveridge, Keven Brophy, Pam Brown, Joanne Burns, Julie Chevalier, Eileen Chong, Luke Davies, Laurie Duggan, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Toby Fitch, Lionel G. Fogarty, Robert Gray, Lisa Gorton, Natalie Harkin, Martin Harrison, Clive James, Cate Kennedy, John Kinsella, David Malouf, Les Murray, Geoff Page, Felicity Plunkett, Billy Marshall Stoneking, and Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Remarkable Books / The World's Most Beautiful and Historic Works book from Dorling Kindersley  "Remarkable Books: The World's Most Beautiful and Historic Works" [2017] from Dorling Kindersley  9/2017
Dorling Kindersley 12x10¼ hardcover [9/2017] for $19.49
"Written Words That Inspired The World" • A beautifully-illustrated coffee-table guide to more than 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books and handwritten manuscripts, with discussions of their purpose, features, and creators, organized by era. • Each essay is wonderfully illustrated; contents include: 3000 BCE to 999 CE: "Egyptian Books of The Dead"; "I Ching"; "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu; "Mahabharata"; "Dead Sea Scrolls"; "Book of Kells"; "The Blue Qur'an"; "Diamond Sutra"; and "The Exeter Book"; 1000 to 1449 CE: "The Tale of Genji"; "Canon of Medicine" by ibn Sina; "The Domesday Book"; "The Gospels of Henry The Lion"; and "Les Trés Riches Heures du Duc de Berry"; 1450 to 1649 CE: "The Gutenberg Bible"; "Elementa Geometriae by Euclid"; "Nuremberg Chronicle"; "Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri; "The Codex Leicester" by Leonardo da Vinci; "Vier Bücher" by Albrecht Dürer; "Il Principe" by Niccolo Machiavelli; "Les
Propheties" by Nostradamus; "The Aubin Codex"; "Don Quixote" by Migeual de Cervantes Saavedra; "King James Bible" by the translation committee; "William Shakespeare's Come-dies, Histories, and Tragedies"; "Sistemi del Mondo" by Galileo Galilei; and "The Bay Psalms Book"; 1650 to 1899 CE: "Micrographia" by Robert Hooke; "Philosophie Naturalis Prin-cipia Mathematica" by Sir Isaac Newton; "Systema Naturae" by Carolus Linneaus; "Le Encyclopédie" edited by Denis Diderot & Jean d'Alembert; "A Dictionary of The English Lang-uage" by Dr. Samuel Johnson; "Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis by Virgil" printed by John Baskerville; "Tristram Shandy" by Laurence Sterne; "Fables In Verse by Aesop" printed by John Newbery; "The Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith; "Rights of Man" by Thomas Paine; "Songs of Innocence and Experience" by William Blake; "Birds of America" by John James Audobon; "Procedure For Writing Words, Music, and Plainsong In Dots" by Louis Braille; the guidebooks of Karl Baedeker; "The Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens; "The Holy Land" by David Roberts; "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe; "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman; "On The Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin; "Alice's Adventures In Wonder-land" by Lewis Carroll; "Das Kapital" by Karl Marx; "The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer" printed by Kelmscott Press; and "Un Coup de Dés" by Stephane Mallarmé; 1900 forward: "The Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum; "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter; "The Fairy Tales of The Brothers Grimm" by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, illustrated by Arthur Rackham; "General Thory of Relativity" by Albert Einstein; "Pro Dva Kvadrata (About Two Squares)" children's book by El Lissitzky; Penguin's First Ten Paperback Books; "The Diary of A Young Girl" by Anne Frank; "The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince)" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; "Le Deuxiéme Sexe (The Second Sex)" by Simone de Beauvoir; "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan; "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson; and "Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (The Little Red Book)"


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World Literature Today Magazine [est. 1927] subscription
World Literature Today Magazine [est. 1927]
is based at University of Oklahoma, USA

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American Authors Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore
on Page One-A:  Anthologies & Literary History  •  on Page One-B:  Early American Authors
on Page Two:  Early XXth Century Authors - A thru M
on Page Three:  Early XXth Century Authors - N thru Z
on Page Four:  Latter XXth Century Authors - A thru L
on Page Five:  Latter XXth Century Authors - M thru Z
on Page Six:  XX-XXIst Century Authors

New Mexico Authors PageEthnic-American Authors Page

American Poets Pages, including The Beats

Spirit of America Bookstore's Authors of Britain Pages

'A Pocketful of Brits' Pages at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

J.M. Barrie [1860-1937], creator of "Peter Pan"
British author G.K. Chesterton [1874-1936]
British author Agatha Christie [1890-1976]
British author Charles Dickens [1812-70]
British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1859-1930]
British author Ian L. Fleming [1908-64], creator of Agent 007 James Bond
British mystery author Dick Francis [1920-2010]
British physicist/author Stephen W. Hawking
British mystery author H.R.F. Keating [1926-2011]
British author Rudyard Kipling [1865-1936], creator of "The Jungle Books"
C.S. Lewis [1898-1963]
British author Andrew Martin
British mystery author Keith Miles
British author A.A. Milne [1882-1956], creator of "Winnie The Pooh"
British author George Orwell [1903-50], creator of the novels "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four"
Scottish mystery author Ian Rankin
British author Sax Rohmer [1883-1959], creator of evil Dr. Fu Manchu]
British author J.K. Rowling, creator of "Harry Potter"
British philosopher Bertrand Russell [1872-1970]
Italian-English author Rafael Sabatini [1875-1950]
British mystery author Dorothy L. Sayers [1893-1957]
British bard Wm. Shakespeare [1564-1616]
British playwright/author George Bernard Shaw [1856-1950]
British philosopher-economist Adam Smith [1723-90]
Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-1894]
British author & critic Julian Symons [1912-94]
British author J.R.R. Tolkien [1892-1973], creator of 'The Hobbit' & 'Lord of The Rings'
Irish-American author Leonard Wibberley [1915-83], creator of "The Mouse That Roared"

Spirit of America Bookstore's Authors of France Pages

existentialist author Albert Camus [1913-60]
French author Honoré de Balzac [1799-1850]
aviator & author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [1900-44], creator of "Le Petit Prince"
French author Alexandre Dumas [1802-70]
French author Victor Hugo [1902-85]
Czech-born Milan Kundera [b. 1929] of France
French mystery author Maurice {Marie Émile} Leblanc [1864-1941] + "The Arsène Lupin Mysteries"
French author Marcel Proust [1871-1922]
Francois Rabelais []
existentialist author Jean-Paul Sartre [1905-80]
French author Georges Simenon [1903-89], creator of Commissaire Jules Maigret
French author Marie-Henri Beyle [1783-1842], known as Stendhal
French science fiction pioneer Jules Verne [1828-1905]
French author Émile Zola [1840-1902]

Anonymous  Works  of  Ancient  Literature

"The Epic of Gilgamesh" [circa 1800 B.C.E.]
Consensus dating of the oldest clay cuneiform tablets of the "Epic of Gilgamesh" put its creation at around 1800 B.C.E.; it is considered the oldest existing major work
of literature, and was based on three separate & distinct partial sets of tablets that date to 2100 B.C.E. The character Gilgamesh is a demigod king of superhuman strength;
the tales may be based on a real person circa 2500 B.C.E.
'Gilgamesh' entry at Wikipediaepic poem entry at Wikipedia
available as free online etext at Internet Archive

The Epic of Gilgamesh ancient poem translated by Herbert Mason  "Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative" bestseller [1971]
Translated by Herbert Mason

'A finalist for the National Book Award, Mason's retelling is at once a triumph of scholarship, a masterpiece of style, and a labor of love that grew out of the poet's long affinity with the original.'
Kindle Edition from Mariner/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [2003 edition] for $8.99
Mariner Books 8¼x5½ pb [7/2003] for $8.75
Signet/Mentor mass pb [4/72] out of print/100+ used
Houghton Mifflin 9x6½ hardcover [6/71] out of print/used
'Gilgamesh the King' 1984 historical novel by Robert Silverberg  "Gilgamesh The King" historical novel [1984]
by {scifi Grand Master} Robert Silverberg

Kindle Edition from Open Road Media [5/2013] for $7.99
Open Road Media 8½x5½ pb [5/2013] for $19.99
Bantam Books mass pb [10/85] out of print/40+ used
Open Road Media 8½x5½ hardcover [1/2014] for $35.95
William Morrow & Co. 9x6¼ hardcover [10/84] out of print/50+ used
book entry at Wikipedia
Portuguese cover for Jim Starlin's 'Gilgamesh II' comic  "Gilgamesh II" [1989]
Story & art by Jim Starlin, with colorist Steve Oliff

4-issue graphic science fiction {space adventure} re-telling of the Gilgamesh Epic
Volume 1: D.C. Comics 10x6½ pb [1989] out of print/used
Volume 2: D.C. Comics 10x6½ pb [1989] out of print/used
Volume 3: D.C. Comics 10x6½ pb [1989] out of print/used
Volume 4: D.C. Comics 10x6½ pb [1989] out of print/used
Gilgamesh graphic novel by Andrew Winegarner  "Gilgamesh: A Graphic Novel" [2011]
Story & art by Andrew Winegarner, Afterword by April Rasmussen

Soft Skull Press 9x6 pb [9/2011] for $14.95

Authors,  A to Z

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Chinua Achebe

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Æsop of Ancient Greece [620-564 B.C.E.]
"Aesop's Fables" entry at Wikipedia
'Aesopica' fansite [est. 2002] - the fables in English, Latin & Greek
25 free online etexts at Project Gutenberg

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"Aesop's Fables" Stories, Books, Stageplays & Movies Page

Aesop's Fables in Kindle format  

"Aesop's Fables" [1867 edition]
'the standard English edition' of 1867 translated by Rev. George Fyler
Townsend [1814-1900] includes 313 fables and 'A Life of Aesop'

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [8/2014] for FREE {sic}
Doubleday & Co. hardcover [1968] out of print/used
free online 1867 etext at Internet Archive

Aesop's Fables in Kindle format  "Aesop's Fables" for Kindle [1912 edition]
Kindle Illustrated Edition from Maplewood Books [8/2014] for 99¢ {sic}
over 280 fables, with classic illustrations by Arthur Rackham
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César Aira of Argentina
The prolific César Aira has already produced some 90 short novels over his career, publishing two to four novels annually, a staggering bibliographic hurricane that shows no sign of abating. He sets many of his tales in his strangely named hometown, Colonel Pringles, and gets so entangled in digressions that his stories seldom make it to an expected ending. Aira supposedly never rewrites, never plans plot direction, never corrects contradictions, and relentlessly produces a page a day. The novellas resulting from this are exhilarating, infuriating, exasperating, inspiring and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny.
The most recent addition to the 10 novels in translation available from New Directions is "Dinner" (translated by Katherine Silver).

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mystery author Boris Akunin of Republic of Georgia

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2015 Nobel-laureate Svetlana Alexievich [b. 1948] of Minsk, Belarus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svetlana_Alexievich

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Tuscan/Italian poet Dante Alighieri [1265?–1321]

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Hans Christian Anderson [1805-75] of Denmark

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Roberto Bolaño Ávalos [1953-2003] of Chile & Mexico

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Chetan Bhagat, India’s best-selling English author

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1972 Nobel-laureate Heinrich Böll [1917-85] of Germany

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María Luisa Bombal [1910-80] of Chile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar%C3%ADa_Luisa_Bombal

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playwright Mikhail A. Bulgakov [1891–1940] of Russia

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Italo Calvino [1923-85] of Italy

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C.P. Cavafy [] of Greece
the most widely known and best-loved modern Greek poet
http://www.amazon.com/Collected-Poems-parallel-Oxford-Classics/dp/0199555958/

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Israel Centeno is living in exile in Pittsburgh, PA
considered one of the most important Venezuelan writers of the last 50 years
browse booksauthor entry at Wikipedia {empty}

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poet Luis Cernuda [1902–1963] of Spain & Mexico

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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov [1860-1904] of Russia

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2003 Nobel-laureate J.M. Coetzee [b. 1940] of South Africa

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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra [1547-1616] of Spain

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Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa [1896-1957] of Italy

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journalist & author Antonio di Benedetto [1922-86] of Argentina
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1194321/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_di_Benedetto

neglected South American masterpiece “Zama” [1956 existential novel]
recognized in the Spanish-speaking world as a classic, took sixty years to be translated into English
https://www.amazon.com/Zama-York-Review-Books-Classics-ebook/dp/B00LYXDZPO/
https://www.amazon.com/Zama-York-Review-Books-Classics/dp/1590177177/
https://www.amazon.com/Zama-El-silenciero-Los-suicidas/dp/8476699840/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3409848/

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Isak Dinesen {Karen von Blixen-Finecke} [1885-1962] of Denmark

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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky [1821-81] of Russia

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Umberto Eco [b. 1932] of Italy

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1997 Nobel-laureate Dario Fo [b. 1926] of Italy

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Anne Frank [1929-45] of The Netherlands
author entry at Wikipediabook entry at Wikipedia

  listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in  a Lifetime' (9/2015)  GREEN CHECK: listed #3 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Diary of A Young Girl" [Dutch 1947, English 1952] by Anne Frank

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Carlos Fuentes of Mexico
Carlos Fuentes Macías [1928-2012]
author entry at Wikipedia

La Región Más Transparente / Where The Air Is Clear novel by Carlos Fuentes   "La Región Más Transparente (Where The Air Is Clear): A Novel" [Mexico 1958]
by Carlos Fuentes

book entry at Wikipedia
Deutsch 7½x5 pb [1985] out of print/used
Ivan Obolensky NYC 8¼x5½ hardcover [1960] out of print/used
1988 translation by Sam Hileman, Introduction by Ignacio Padilla
Kindle Edition from FS&G/Macmillan [5/2013] for $7.99
Dalkey Archive Press 8½x5½ pb [12/2014] for $15.69
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 8x5½ hardcover [1988] out of print/50+ used
Spanish-language editions
Destino Spanish-language 7½x4½ pb [6/2004] for $14.95
Alfaguara 50th anniv edition 9½x6½ hardcover [1/2008] out of print/used

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Kahlil Gibran [] wrote "The Prophet" []

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Günter Grass [1927-2015] of Germany

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The Brothers Grimm [circa 1785-1860] of Germany
"Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm: A New English Version" [2012] by Philip Pullman

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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol [1809-1852] of Russia

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1991 Nobel-laureate Nadine Gordimer [1923-2014] of South Africa

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mystery author Batya Gur [1947-2005] of Israel

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1920 Nobel-laureate Knut Hamsun [1859-1952] of Norway
for his novel "Growth of The Soil"

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Hermann Hesse [1877-1962] of Germany

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Keigo Higashino - described as 'Japan’s bestselling and most widely read author'

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Ancient Greek epic poet Homer / Homerus [lived in the VIIIth Century B.C.E.]
Homer's works are about fifty percent speeches; he is best known as the author of "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey"
Greek epic poet Homer online works {returns 30+} at Project Gutenberg
Greek epic poet Homer entry at Wikipedia

"The Iliad" [written 760-710 BCE] entry at Wikipedia
"The Odyssey" [written prior to 700 BCE] entry at Wikipedia

Ithaca novel by Patrick Dillon  "Ithaca: A Novel of Homer's Odyssey" [2016]
by Patrick Dillon

Troubled teenager Telemachus is the son of the king and queen of the island of Ithaca; his father went to war against Troy long ago, and various suitors are trying to convince Penelope that she is a widow and should marry one of them; Telemachus sets out to find the truth of his father's fate . . .
Kindle Edition from Pegasus Books [7/2016] for $12.99
Pegasus Books 9¼x6½ hardcover [7/2016] for $17.74
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Afghanistan-born author Khaled Hosseini

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playwright Henrik Ibsen [1828-1906] of Norway

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Kazuo Ishiguro of Japan

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Franz Kafka [1884-1923] of Prague, Austria-Hungary

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polymath Omar Khayyám [1048-1131] of Persia
Omar Khayyám entry at Wikipedia

"The Rubáiyát (Quatrains) of Omar Khayyám" as translated by Edward FitzGerald [1809-83]
A ruba'i is a two-line stanza with two parts per line (derived from the Arabic language root for 'four'), hence the plural rubáiyát means 'quatrains'. FitzGerald's first edition
of 1859 contained 75 quatrains, the second in 1868 contained 110, there were 101 quatrains in the third [1872], fourth [1879], and fifth [1889] editions; the posthumous
fifth edition was revised based on handwritten notes left by FitzGerald.

'Rubáiyát' entry at Wikipedia
read 'The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám' 1859 illustrated first edition online at Internet Archive

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám poems translated by Edward FitzGerald  "The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: First and Fifth Editions"
132-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
144-page CreateSpace 9x6 pb [10/2010] for $8.95
164-page F.Q. Classics 9x6 hardcover [9/2007] for $19.99
144-page Palala Press 9¼x6 hardcover [9/2015] for $22.95
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Fifth Edition 1889 book by Edward FitzGerald  "The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fifth Edition - Translated by Edward FitzGerald" [1889]
Introduction and Annotations by Robert D. Richardson, Illustrated by Lincoln Perry

A celebration of FitzGerald's loose translation and an arrangement of Khayyam's verse into a unified narrative, published in conjunction with Richardson's dual biography {just below}
144-page Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury USA [6/2016] for $12.53
144-page Bloomsbury USA 7¾x5½ hardcover [6/2016] for $13.19
Nearer The Heart's Desire dual biography by Robert D. Richardson  "Nearer The Heart's Desire: Poets of The Rubaiyat - A Dual Biography of Omar Khayyam and Edward FitzGerald" [2016] by Robert D. Richardson
Kindle Edition from Bloomsbury USA [6/2016] for $9.99
Bloomsbury USA 8½x6 hardcover [6/2016] for $15.10
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Ayse Kulin [b. 1941] - "Turkey’s beloved bestselling novelist"
Kuzin has written 27 books (1984-2014); only four novels and one story collection are translated into English.
browse booksauthor entry at Wikipedia

Last Train to Istanbul novel by Ayse Kulin  
Turkish edition 'Last Train to Istanbul' novel by Ayse Kulin  
"Last Train To Istanbul: A Novel" [intl bestseller 2013]
by Ayse Kulin, Translated by John W. Baker

A Turkish woman marries a Jewish man and they exile themselves to Paris, France; when Hitler's armies threaten France, the Turkish embassy schedules a train to Istanbul to rescue Turkish & Jewish citizens; book won the European Council Jewish Community Best Novel Award.
Kindle Edition from AmazonCrossing [10/2013] for $4.99
AmazonCrossing 8x5½ pb [10/2013] for $7.99
"Der Letzte Zug Nach Istanbul: Roman" [2015]
by Ayse Kulin, Translated by Ute Birgi

Kindle Edition from AmazonCrossing [8/2015] for $4.99
AmazonCrossing 7¼x5 pb [8/2015] for $10.99
"Nefes Nefese" [Turkish original 2002] by Ayse Kulin
Edition Orient 7¾x5¼ pb [12/2002] import/used
Everest mass pb [2011] import/used
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1951 Nobel-laureate Pär Lagerkvist [1891-1974] of Sweden

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Stieg Larsson [1954-2004] of Sweden

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science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem [1921-2006] of Poland
official website {in four languages}author entry at Wikipedia

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Yan Lianke [b. 1958] of China
considered one of China's greatest novelists • author entry at Wikipedia

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Federico García Lorca [1898-1936] of Spain

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Niccolò Machiavelli [1469-1527] of the Republic of Florence in Italy

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Nobel-laureate Naguib Mahfouz [1911-2006] of Egypt
"The Cairo Trilogy" [1956-57]

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mystery author Henning Mankell [1948-2015] of Sweden

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1929 Nobel-laureate Thomas Mann [1875-1955] of Germany
for his great novel "Buddenbrooks"

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Petros Markaris of Greece
Insp. Haritos of Athens Homicide series

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Nobel-laureate Gabriel García Márquez [1927-2014] of Colombia

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mystery author Seicho Matsumoto [1909-92] of Japan
Insp. Imanishi of Tokyo series

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Nobel-laureate novelist Mo Yan {born Guan Moye} of Beijing, China

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Haruki Murakami of Japan

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Lady Murasaki [978?-1014?] of Japan

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Vladimir Nabokov [1899-1977] of Russia

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1971 Nobel-laureate poet Pablo Neruda [1904-73] of Chile

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mystery author Jo Nesbø of Norway

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philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche [1844-1900] of Germany
Friedrich Nietzsche Quotations Page at the Working Minds Philosophy website

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1994 Nobel-laureate Kenzaburo Oe [b. 1935] of Japan

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mystery author Günter Ohnemus [b. 1946] of Germany

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Yei Theodora Ozaki [1871-1932] of Japan
entry at Wikipedia17 online etexts available free at Internet Archive

The Japanese Fairy Book by Yei Theodora Ozaki  "The Japanese Fairy Book" [22 stories 1903]
Translated from the modern version written by Sadanami Sanjin ("The Story of The Man Who Did Not Wish To Die" is taken from a little book written [circa 1800] by Shinsui Tamenaga [1790-1844]; the original title is "Chosei Furo (Longevity"); book re-printed in 1908 as "Japanese Fairy Tales".

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE {sic}
Kindle Edition from Gold Edition [4/2017] for 99¢
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [4/2016] for $4.85
Andesite Press 9¼x6 hardcover [8/2015] for $23.95
A.L. Burt Co. hardcover [1903] long out of print/scarce

"Warriors of Old Japan, and Other Stories" []

"Romances of Old Japan" []
http://www.archive.org/details/romancesofoldjap00ozak

"Buddha's Crystal and Other Fairy Stories" []

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Nobel-laureate {Ferit} Orhan Pamuk of Turkey

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Nobel-laureate Boris Pasternak [1890-1960] of Russia

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1990 Nobel-laureate Octavio Paz [1914-98] of Mexico

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Portugal’s great modernist poet Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa [1888-1935]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_Pessoa

fiction masterpiece "The Book of Disquiet" [Portuguese 1982, English 1991]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Book_of_Disquiet

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Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin [1799-1837] of Russia
IMDb listing {140+ titles since 1907}entry at Wikipedia
18 works by A. Pushkin online at Project Gutenberg213 works by/about A. Pushkin online at Internet Archive
Pushkin State Museum [opened 1912, renamed 1937] in Moscow, Russia

Alexander Pushkin Dramatic Works book translated by James E. Falen   "Alexander Pushkin: Boris Godunov and Other Dramatic Works" [2009]
New Translations by James E. Falen

Kindle Edition from ... [9/00] for $7.55
Oxford Univ Press World's Classics 7½x5 pb [11/2009] for $13.95
Complete Prose of Alexander Pushkin book translated by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky   "Novels, Tales, Journeys: The Complete Prose of Alexander Pushkin" [2016]
New Translations by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

Kindle Edition from Knopf/Random House [11/2016] for $15.99
Knopf 9½x6¾ hardcover [11/2016] for $24.76
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mystery author Edogawa Ranpo {real name Hirai Taro} [1894-1965] of Japan
often called 'the Japanese Edgar Allen Poe'

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Satyajit Ray [1921-92] of India

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Erich Maria Remarque [1898-1970] of Germany & Switzerland

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philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau [1712-78] of Switzerland

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Persian poet Rumi [1207-73] aka Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi
'The bestselling poet in America today'

Illuminated Rumi book translated by Coleman Barks  "The Illuminated Rumi" [1997]
Translations & Commentary by Coleman Barks, Illustrated by Michael Green

Broadway Books 11x8¾ pb [10/97] out of print/used
Broadway Books 11¼x8¾ hardcover [10/97] for $22.89
Illustrated Rumi book translated by Philip Dunn  "The Illustrated Rumi: A Treasury of Wisdom From The Poet of The Soul" [2000]
A New Translation by Philip Dunn, Manuela Dunn Mascetti & R.A. Nicholson, Foreword by Huston Smith

HarperOne 10x8 pb [12/2010] for $8.92
HarperOne 10x8 pb [12/2010] out of print/used
HarperOne 10x8 hardcover [10/2000] out of print/used

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Iranian author & filmmaker Marjane Satrapi lives in Paris, France

"Persepolis" [France May 2007, USA Oct 2007]
French-language Persepolis movie poster  
Persepolis graphic novel  
Oscar-nominated mostly black-and-white animated masterpiece, French-language with subtitles. Tells the history of artist Satrapi from her childhood under the Shah of Iran, during the Iraq-Iran War, and thru exile in Vienna & Paris. Co-written & co-directed by Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, based on Satrapi's graphic novels; with the voices of Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes, François Jerosme, Arié Elmaleh & Mathias Mlekuz; Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film
Sony Pictures widescreen color/b&w DVD [6/2008] for $20.99
full credits from IMDb
official French-language movie site on MySpace {requires Flash}
Sony Classics official USA moviesite {Flash only}
French-language 27"x40" poster from Amazon for $19.99
listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Complete Persepolis: Now a Major Motion Picture" [2007]
Pantheon 8¾x6 pb graphic novel [10/2007] for $16.47
prior editions in paper & hardcover
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philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer [1788-1860] of Germany

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mystery author Soji Shimada of Japan

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mystery author team Maj Sjöwall [b. 1935] & Per Wahlöö [1926-75] of Sweden

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Nobel-laureate novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn [1918-2008] of Russia

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1986 Nobel-laureate Wole Soyinka [b. 1934] of Nigeria

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Italian writer Italo Svevo [1861-1928]
Aron Ettore Schmitz was born in Trieste, Austrian Empire; Irish ex-patriot James Joyce helped Svevo gain some success late in life; Svevo's importance as a prominent figure of early XXth Century Italian literature rests on the two novels "Senilità" [1898] and "La Coscienza di Zeno" [1923].
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Bengali polymath Rabindranath Tagore [1861-1941] of India

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mystery author Paul Thomas [b. 1951] of Wellington, New Zealand
maverick Maori detective Tito Ihaka series

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writer Count Lyev Nikolayevich 'Leo' Tolstoy [1828-1910] of Russia
BLUE CHECK: GREEN CHECK:"Anna Karenina" [1878]

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mystery author Arthur W. Upfield [1888-1964] of Australia
Det. Insp. Napoleon Bonaparte series

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Sanskrit poet Valmiki {nee Ratnakara} [IVth Century BCE] of Ancient India
Valmiki entry at Wikipedia'Ramayana' entry at Wikipedia
The epic poem "Ramayana" was composed in the IVth Century BCE by Valmiki; it consists of 24,000 shlokas in 7 cantos (kandas) and runs about 480,000 words
(in Sanskrit). The story relates the struggle of Prince Rama to defeat a demonic god and rescue his kidnapped wife, thus restoring order to the world.

'The Ramayana' translated by R.T.H. Griffiths  "The Ramayana" by Valmiki, Translated by R.T.H. Griffiths [1870]
CreateSpace 8x5¼ pb [10/2010] for $6.95

"The Ramayana" by Valmiki, Translated into English verse by Romesh Dutt [1899]
Kindle Edition from Rupa Publns India [11/2001] for $9.99

"The Ramayana" by Valmiki, Translated into Modern English by Arshia Sattar [1996]
Penguin Global 7¾x5 pb [1/2010] for $34.00

"Ramayana For Children" [2016] by Arshia Sattar
indep 7¼x7 hardcover [2016] out of print/used

The Rama Epic visual art book  
"The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe" [2016]
by Robert P. Goldman & Sally J. Sutherland Goldman, Introduction by Pika Ghosh

This book surveys visual art based on 'Ramayana' over the past 1500 years.
Asian Art Museum 12x9 hardcover [10/2016] for $33.38
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Netherlands-born mystery author Janwillem van de Wetering [1931-2008]

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writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [1749-1832] of Germany

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wuxia novelist Du Lu Wang [1909–77] of China

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mystery author Seishi Yokomizo [1902-81] of Japan

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author & poet Akiko Yosano [1878-1942] of Japan
Her name at birth was Sho Ho; she is one of the most famous, and most controversial, post-classical woman poets of Japan.
browse bookswikipedia

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award-winning novelist Markus Zusak [b. 1975] of Australia



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