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Absalom, Absalom! – William Faulkner

The story follows the ambition of William Sutpen to forge a dynasty in pre-Civil War Mississippi. Initially he is successful in all of his aims - acquiring land, a house, a wife and children - but the eventual undoing of his wo...

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

Has been topping the best-seller lists for months now but the readerhood is divided: Tedious or keeps-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense? Some categorize it as simplistic mystery, for others it is a brilliant psychological t...


Franny and Zooey – J. D. Salinger

The shelves bore iodine, Mercurochrome, vitamin capsules, dental floss, aspirin, Anacin, Buffern, Argyrol, Musterole, Ex-Lax, Milk of Magnesia, Sal Hepatica, Aspergum, two Gillette razors, one Schick Injector razor, two tubes o...

Catcher in the Rye – J.D.Salinger

A classic novel of teenage angst and rebellion, Salinger's Cather in the Rye, is a story about sixteen-year native of New York who has to leave school in Pennsylvania forced by his circumstances and to go underground for three ...


The Crying of Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon

A classic novella by Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49 is a story of a woman, Oedipa Maas and her attempt to unearth a centuries-old conflict between two mail distribution companies, Thurn und Taxis and the Tristero.

Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon

Set in post-war Europe, the narrative focuses on the design and dispatch of V2 rockets by the German military. It follows several characters and their quest to uncover a mysterious device installed in a particular rocket.


ABC of Reading – Ezra Pound

Ezra pound's cryptic, and often arrogant pamphlet about the principles of successful poetry is an interesting insight into the quality of the artist as a learned reader of classical poetry in the lyric form.

Personae: The Shorter Poems of Ezra Pound

A definitive collection where Pound presents himself in a variety of characters or "masks," was called Personae. A piece of work that would best show the concentration of force, the economy of means, and the habit of analysis t...


Best Known Works of Poe – Edgar Allan Poe

In Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems, Poe invites us to indulge in all of his most imaginative short-stories, including The Fall of the House of Usher, The Murders in Rue Morgue, The Tell-Tale Heart, Ligeia and Ms. In a...

Dead Brides (Vampire Tales) – Edgar Allan Poe

Dead Brides contains the vampire cycle of live stories, written between 1835 and 1842, which in many ways forms the nucleaus of Poe's prose work. n these classic tales, Poe investigates the vampiric nature of human relationship...