World Literature

Benchmark: Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat


New York Times: review


January __, 2017, 10:00 am

For our purposes, World Literature is defined as written by an author not raised in the United States or United Kingdom, or set in a milieu outside the United States or United Kingdom.

Here are a few lists to give you some ideas.

The Guardian: The Non-Western Books That Every Student Should Read

The Washington Post: I Read Books By Only Minority Authors For A Year

Great Fiction That Wasn’t Written By White People




6 Responses to World Literature

  1. Hi everyone! I’d like to read The Vegetarian by Han Kang.

  2. Benjamin Kalish says:

    I’m reading Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez.

  3. Joshua Vrysen says:

    I will read The Complete Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino.
    Sorry, this is a bit of a cheat as I’ve read most of these before (though there are 7 translated to english for the first time that will be new), but I’m back in school so am trying to be honest about how much extra time I’ll have for the next bit…

  4. Ralph Holley says:

    I’ll be reading Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.

  5. Lisa says:

    I’ll be reading So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba. Thanks!

  6. Jill says:

    I’ll be reading In the Pond by Ha Jin.

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