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Vollmann's Favourite Books

These are the favourite books of William T. Vollmann, who is an American novelist, journalist, war correspondent, short story writer, and essayist. He won the 2005 National Book Award for Fiction for the novel Europe Central.

Go to the source article for his more provocative comments about his list. Below are some of the milder comments:
"The beauty in these books would flourish more widely if the following social changes were made:
1. Abolish television, because it has no reverence for time.
2. Abolish the automobile, because it has no reverence for space.
3. Make citizenship contingent on literacy in every sense. Thus, politicians who do not write every word of their speeches should be thrown out of office in disgrace. Writers who require editors to make their books "good" should be depublished.
4. Teach reverence for all beauty, including that of the word."
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A Dreambook for Our Time (Tadeusz Konwicki)
A Dreambook for Our Time (Tadeusz Konwicki)
2
The Tale of Genji (Murasaki Shikibu)
The Tale of Genji (Murasaki Shikibu)
3
All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)
All the Pretty Horses (Cormac McCarthy)
4
Maldoror (Comte De Lautréamont)
Maldoror (Comte De Lautréamont)
5
Life and Fate (Vasily Grossman, Trans. Robert Chandler)
Life and Fate (Vasily Grossman, Trans. Robert Chandler)
6
War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy)
7
Snow Country (Yasunari Kawabata)
Snow Country (Yasunari Kawabata)
8
Islands in the Stream (Ernest Hemingway)
Islands in the Stream (Ernest Hemingway)
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9
The Poetic Edda (Jeramy Dodds (Translator))
The Poetic Edda (Jeramy Dodds (Translator))
10
The Tales of Chekhov
The Tales of Chekhov
11
Selected Tales of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Selected Tales of Nathaniel Hawthorne
12
Njal's Saga
Njal's Saga
13
Kristin Lavransdatter (Sigrid Undset)
Kristin Lavransdatter (Sigrid Undset)
14
The Piazza Tales (Herman Melville)
The Piazza Tales (Herman Melville)
15
Martin Eden (Jack Lonon)
Martin Eden (Jack Lonon)
16
Hopscotch (Julio Cortazar)
Hopscotch (Julio Cortazar)
17
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
18
The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury
19
Pylon
Pylon
20
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Odyssey (Homer)
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21
The Iliad (Homer)
The Iliad (Homer)
22
The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel
The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel
23
Being and Time (Martin Heidigger)
Being and Time (Martin Heidigger)
24
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (Edgar Allen Poe)
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (Edgar Allen Poe)
25
Eugene Onegin (Aleksandr Pushkin)
Eugene Onegin (Aleksandr Pushkin)
26
The Woman in the Dunes (Kobo Abe)
The Woman in the Dunes (Kobo Abe)
27
Songs of Innocence and Experience (William Blake)
Songs of Innocence and Experience (William Blake)
28
The Loser (George Konrad)
The Loser (George Konrad)
29
The Family Moskat (Isaac Bashevis Singer)
The Family Moskat (Isaac Bashevis Singer)
30
The Street of Crocodiles (Bruno Schulz)
The Street of Crocodiles (Bruno Schulz)
31
Anti-Memoirs (André Malraux)
Anti-Memoirs (André Malraux)
32
Poems of Federico García Lorca by Federico García Lorca (Federico García Lorca)
Poems of Federico García Lorca by Federico García Lorca (Federico García Lorca)
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33
The Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam (Osip Mandelstam)
The Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam (Osip Mandelstam)
34
Metamorphoses (Ovid)
Metamorphoses (Ovid)
35
The Tales of D.H. Lawrence (D.H. Lawrence)
The Tales of D.H. Lawrence (D.H. Lawrence)
36
Tools for Conviviality (Ivan Illich)
Tools for Conviviality (Ivan Illich)
37
The Sea of Fertility Tetraology (Yukio Mishima)
The Sea of Fertility Tetraology (Yukio Mishima)
38
The Natural Way to Draw (Kimon Nicolaides)
The Natural Way to Draw (Kimon Nicolaides)
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The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins
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The Greenlanders (Jane Smiley)
The Greenlanders (Jane Smiley)
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