Fiction

Britain

  • Emily Brontë (30 July 1818–19 December 1848)
    • Wuthering Heights (1847)
  • Henry James (15 April 1843–28 February 1916)
    • The Portrait of a Lady (1881)
    • The Turn of the Screw (1898)
    • Selected Tales (2001)

Denmark

  • Karl Ove Knausgård (6 December 1968– )
    • My Struggle 1
    • My Struggle 2
    • My Struggle 3
    • My Struggle 4
    • My Struggle 5
    • My Struggle 6

France

  • Gustave Flaubert (12 December 1821–8 May 1880)
    • Sentimental Education (1869)
  • Émile Zola (2 April 1840–29 September 1902)
    • Germinal (1885)
    • The Masterpiece (1886)
  • Marcel Proust (10 July 1871–18 November 1922)
    • Swann’s Way (1913)

Germany

  • Thomas Mann (6 June 1875–12 August 1955)
    • Lotte in Weimar: The Beloved Returns (1939/1940)
    • Doctor Faustus (1947)
  • Alfred Döblin (10 August 1878–26 June 1957)
    • Berlin Alexanderplatx (1929/2018)
  • Franz Kafka (3 July 1883–3 June 1924)
    • The Complete Stories (1971)
  • W.G. Sebald (18 May 1944–14 December 2001)
    • The Rings of Saturn (1995/1998)

USA

  • Herman Melville (1 August 1819–28 September 1891)
    • Billy Budd, Sailor (An Inside Narrative) (1962)
    • Bartleby, the Scrivener (1853)
  • Joseph Conrad (3 December 1857–3 August 1924)
    • Heart of Darkness (1899)
    • Lord Jim (1900)
    • The Secret Agent (1907)
  • William Faulkner (25 September 1897–6 July 1962)
    • Light in August (1932)
    • The Unvanquished (1938)
    • The Reivers (1962)
  • Vladimir Nabokov (22 April 1899–2 July 1977)
    • Speak, Memory (1966)
  • Thomas Pynchon (8 May 1937– )
    • Gravity’s Rainbow (1973)
  • Ben Lerner (4 February 1979– )
    • Leaving the Atocha Station (2011)
    • The Topeka School (2019)

Non-fiction

Britain

  • W.N.P. Barbellion (7 September 1889–22 October 1919)
    • The Journal of a Disappointed Man (2017)

France

  • Charles Baudelaire (9 April 1821–31 August 1867)
    • Les fleurs du mal (1857)
    • Le Peintre de la Vie Moderne (1863)
    • Salon de 1845 (1845)
    • Salon de 1846 (1846)

Germany

  • Immanuel Kant (22 April 1724–12 February 1804)
    • Critique of the Power of Judgement (1790/2000)
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (27 August 1770–14 November 1831)
  • Karl Marx (5 May 1818–14 March 1883)
  • Theodor W. Adorno (11 September 1903–6 August 1969)
    • Dialectic of Enlightenment (1947/2002)
    • Minima Moralia: Reflections From a Damaged Life (1951)
    • Aesthetic Theory (1970/1997)
  • Walter Benjamin (15 July 1892–26 September 1940)

Hungary

  • György Lukács (13 April 1885–4 June 1971)

Russia

  • Vladimir Lenin (22 April 1870–21 January 1924)
    • The State and Revolution (1917/1992)

Scotland

  • David Hume (7 May 1711–25 August 1776)
    • “Of Tragedy” (1757)
    • “Of the Standard of Taste” (1757)
    • “Of Commerce” (1752)
    • “Of the Delicacy of Taste and Passion” (1752)
    • “Of Eloquence” (1752)
    • “The Sceptic” (1752)
    • “Of Simplicity and Refinement in Writing” (1752)

USA

  • Gillian Rose (20 September 1947–9 December 1995)
    • The Melancholy Science: An Introduction to the Thought of Theodor W. Adorno (2014)
  • Susan Buck-Morss (1942– )
    • The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project (1989)
    • The Origin of Negative Dialectics: Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, and the Frankfurt Institute (1977)