World Literature

A

Kobo Abe

Chinua Achebe

Peter Ackroyd

Douglas Adams

Richard Adams

Aeschylus

S. Y. Agnon

Chingiz Aitmatov

Bella Akhmadulina

Anna Akhmatova

Claribel Alegria

Vicente Aleixandre

Isabel Allende

Jorge Amado

Yehuda Amichai

Kingsley Amis

Mulk Raj Anand

Hans Christian Andersen

Ivo Andric

Jean Anouilh

Guillaume Apollinaire

Louis Aragon

Reinaldo Arenas

Jose Maria Arguedas

Aristophanes

Aristotle

Roberto Arlt

Ayi Kwei Armah

Matthew Arnold

Juan Jose Arreola

Antonin Artaud

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Miguel Angel Asturias

Alaa al Aswany

Margaret Atwood

W. H. Auden

Jacques Audiberti

Augustine

Jane Austen

B

Honore de Balzac

Julian Barnes

J. M. Barrie

Matsuo Basho

Charles Baudelaire

Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

Samuel Beckett

Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

Brendan Behan

Hilaire Belloc

Jacinto Benavente

Mario Benedetti

Mongo Beti

Adolfo Bioy Casares

William Blake

Giovanni Boccaccio

Maria Luisa Bombal

Yves Bonnefoy

Jorge Luis Borges

Elizabeth Bowen

Bertolt Brecht

Breyten Breytenbach

Andre Brink

Joseph Brodsky

Anne Bronte

Charlotte Bronte

Emily Bronte

Rupert Brooke

Anita Brookner

Brigid Brophy

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Robert Browning

Mikhail Bulgakov

Basil Bunting

John Bunyan

Anthony Burgess

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Robert Burns

Samuel Butler

A. S. Byatt

Lord Byron

C

Joao Cabral de Melo Neto

Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Morley Callaghan

Italo Calvino

Thomas Campion

Albert Camus

Elias Canetti

Karel Capek

Peter Carey

Thomas Carlyle

Alejo Carpentier

Roch Carrier

Lewis Carroll

Angela Carter

Rosalia de Castro

Constantine Cavafy

Margaret Cavendish

Camilo Jose Cela

Paul Celan

Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Luis Cernuda

Miguel de Cervantes

Aime Cesaire

George Chapman

Rene Char

Thomas Chatterton

Geoffrey Chaucer

Anton Chekhov

G. K. Chesterton

T’ao Ch’ien

Agatha Christie

Winston Churchill

Johnson Pepper Clark-Bekederemo

Jean Cocteau

Andrei Codrescu

Paulo Coelho

J. M. Coetzee

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Colette

Wilkie Collins

Padraic Colum

Ivy Compton-Burnett

Maryse Conde

Confucius

William Congreve

Joseph Conrad

Pierre Corneille

Julio Cortazar

William Cowper

D-E

Roald Dahl

Gabriele d’Annunzio

Dante Alighieri

Bei Dao

Ruben Dario

Robertson Davies

Simone de Beauvoir

Daniel Defoe

Anita Desai

Ramon del Valle-Inclan

Charles Dickens

Isak Dinesen

John Donne

Jose Donoso

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Arthur Conan Doyle

Margaret Drabble

Michael Drayton

John Dryden

Maureen Duffy

Maurice Duggan

Alexandre Dumas

Daphne du Maurier

Lord Dunsany

Marguerite Duras

Lawrence Durrell

Friedrich Diirrenmatt

Umberto Eco

Gunnar Ekelöf

Cyprian Ekwensi

Mircea Eliade

George Eliot

T. S. Eliot

Odysseus Elytis

Buchi Emecheta

Shusaku Endo

Hans Enzensberger

Laura Esquivel

Sir George Etherege

Euripides

F-G

Frantz Fanon

Nuruddin Farah

George Farquhar

Georges Feydeau

Henry Fielding

Gustave Flaubert

Ian Fleming

Dario Fo

Ken Follett

C. S. Forester

E. M. Forster

Frederick Forsyth

John Fowles

Janet Frame

Anatole France

Dick Francis

Anne Frank

George MacDonald Fraser

Michael Frayn

Sigmund Freud

Brian Friel

Carlos Fuentes

Athol Fugard

John Galsworthy

Mohandas Gandhi

Theophile Gautier

John Gay

Maurice Gee

Jean Genet

Hsadullah Khan Ghalib

Michel de Ghelderode

Kahlil Gibran

Andre Gide

Jean Giono

Jean Giraudoux

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nikolai Gogol

William Golding

Carlo Goldoni

Oliver Goldsmith

Witold Gombrowicz

Nadine Gordimer

Maxim Gorky

Patricia Grace

Kenneth Grahame

Gunter Grass

Robert Graves

Thomas Gray

Graham Greene

Nicolas Guillen

H-J

Thomas Hardy

Jaroslav Hasek

Gerhart Hauptmann

Vaclav Havel

Bessie Head

Seamus Heaney

Lafcadio Hearn

George Herbert

Robert Herrick

James Herriot

Hermann Hesse

Nazim Hikmet

Rolf Hochhuth

Fritz Hochwaelder

Peter Hoeg

Homer

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Nick Hornby

A. E. Housman

Ted Hughes

Victor Hugo

Aldous Huxley

Henrik Ibsen

Eugene Ionesco

Christopher Isherwood

Kazuo Ishiguro

Kobayashi Issa

Alfred Jarry

Elfriede Jelinek

Juan Ramon Jimenez

Samuel Johnson

Ben Jonson

James Joyce

K-L

Franz Kafka

Yasunari Kawabata

Nikos Kazantzakis

John Keats

Thomas Keneally

Kenzaburo Oe

Imre Kertesz

Omar Khayyam

Thomas Kinsella

Rudyard Kipling

A. M. Klein

Heinrich von Kleist

Ivan Klima

Joy Kogawa

Milan Kundera

Hari Kunzru

Thomas Kyd

Paer Lagerkvist

Alex La Guma

Alphonse de Lamartine

Charles Lamb

Philip Larkin

D. H. Lawrence

Camara Laye

Irving Layton

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Leonid Leonov

Doris Lessing

Primo Levi

C. S. Lewis

Jose Lezama Lima

Federico Garcia Lorca

John Lyly

M

Niccolo Machiavelli

Alistair Stuart MacLean

Maurice Maeterlinck

Jayanta Mahapatra

Naguib Mahfouz

Stephane Mallarme

Thomas Malory

David Malouf

Andre Malraux

Demetrio Aguilera Malta

Osip Mandelstam

Thomas Mann

Katherine Mansfield

Kamala Markandaya

Christopher Marlowe

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Ngaio Marsh

Yann Martel

Andrew Marvell

Karl Marx

W. Somerset Maugham

Guy de Maupassant

Vladimir Mayakovsky

John McCrae

Ian McEwan

Menander

George Meredith

Thomas Middleton

A. A. Milne

Czeslaw Milosz

John Milton

Yukio Mishima

Gabriela Mistral

Thomas Mofolo

Moliere

Michel de Montaigne

Eugenio Montale

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Henry de Montherlant

Paul Muldoon

Alice Munro

Haruki Murakami

Iris Murdoch

Les Murray

N-Q

Vladimir Nabokov

V. S. Naipaul

R. K. Narayan

Irene Nemirovsky

Pablo Neruda

Edith Nesbit

Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Friedrich Nietzsche

Josephina Niggli

Anais Nin

Lewis Nkosi

Silvina Ocampo

Sean O’Casey

Christopher Okigbo

Ben Okri

Michael Ondaatje

Juan Carlos Onetti

George Orwell

Ovid

Amos Oz

Jose Emilio Pacheco

Orhan Pamuk

Nicanor Parra

Pier Paolo Pasolini

Boris Pasternak

Alan Paton

Octavio Paz

Okot p’Bitek

Samuel Pepys

Arturo Perez-Reverte

Francesco Petrarch

Arturo Uslar Pietri

Harold Pinter

Luigi Pirandello

Plato

Li Po

Elena Poniatowska

Alexander Pope

Terry Pratchett

Marcel Proust

Alexander Pushkin

R

Franfois Rabelais

Jean Racine

Terence Rattigan

Dahlia Ravikovitch

Erich Maria Remarque

Mary Renault

Samuel Richardson

Mordecai Richler

Rainer Maria Rilke

Arthur Rimbaud

Augusto Roa Bastos

Alain Robbe-Grillet

T. W. Robertson

Pierre de Ronsard

Christina Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Edmond Rostand

Jacques Roumain

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

J. K. Rowling

Tadeusz Rozewicz

Juan Rulfo

Rumi

Salman Rushdie

S

Thomas Sackville

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Saki

George Sand

Sappho

Jose Saramago

Jean-Paul Sartre

Siegfried Sassoon

Marjane Satrapi

Friedrich von Schiller

Olive Schreiner

Bruno Schulz

Walter Scott

Eugene Scribe

George Seferis

Jaroslav Seifert

Seneca

Leopold Sedar Senghor

William Shakespeare

George Bernard Shaw

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Mikhail Sholokhov

Nevil Shute

Alan Sillitoe

Georges Simenon

Claude Simon

Edith Sitwell

Josef Skvorecky

Christopher Smart

Alexander McCall Smith

Mario Soldati

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Sophocles

Wole Soyinka

Muriel Spark

Stephen Spender

Edmund Spenser

Gertrude Stein

Stendhal

Laurence Sterne

Robert Louis Stevenson

Bram Stoker

Tom Stoppard

Alfonsina Storni

August Strindberg

Rosemary Sutcliff

Jonathan Swift

Algernon Charles Swinburne

John Millington Synge

Wislawa Szymborska

T-V

Rabindranath Tagore

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

William Makepeace Thackeray

Dylan Thomas

J.R.R. Tolkien

Leo Tolstoy

Michel Tournier

Georg Trakl

Tomas Tranströmer

Michel Tremblay

Anthony Trollope

Leon Trotsky

Marina Tsvetaeva

Tu Fu

Ivan Turgenev

Amos Tutuola

Tristan Tzara

Miguel de Unamuno

Sigrid Undset

Luisa Valenzuela

Paul Valery

W. D. Valgardson

Cesar Vallejo

Mario Vargas Llosa

Vergil

Paul Verlaine

Jules Verne

Alfred de Vigny

Elio Vittorini

Voltaire

Andrei Voznesensky

W-Z

Derek Walcott

Edmund Waller

Hugh Walpole

Evelyn Waugh

John Webster

Simone Weil

H. G. Wells

Rebecca West

Patrick White

Elie Wiesel

Oscar Wilde

Charles Williams

Emlyn Williams

Raymond Williams

Angus Wilson

Colin Wilson

Jeanette Winterson

P. G. Wodehouse

Virginia Woolf

William Wordsworth

Judith Wright

William Wycherley

Gao Xingjian

Lu Xun

William Butler Yeats

A. B. Yehoshua

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Charlotte Yonge

Marguerite Yourcenar

Emile Zola

Mikhail Zoshchenko

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