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Wednesday

Preface


Mervyn Peake: Titus Groan (1946)

'How many shelves have you built for your father?' said the Earl to his daughter with a ghastly smile.
'Seven shelves, father,' said Fuchsia. Her eyes were very wide and her hands trembled as they hung at her sides.
'Three more shelves, my daughter - three more shelves, and then we will put the volumes back.'
'Yes, father.'
Fuchsia, picking up a short branch, scored across the needled ground three long lines, adding them to the seven which already lay between her father and herself.
'That's it, that's it,' came the melancholy voice. 'Now we have space for the Sonian Poets. Have you the books ready ­- little daughter?'
Fuchsia swung her head up, and her eyes fastened upon her father. He had never spoken to her in that way - she had never before heard that tone of love in his voice. Chilled by the horror of his growing madness, she had yet been filled with a compas­sion she had never known, but now there was more than compassion within her, there was released, of a sudden, a warm jet of love for the huddled figure whose long pale hand rested upon his knees, whose voice sounded so quiet and so thoughtful. 'Yes, father, I've got the books ready,' she replied; 'do you want me to put them on the shelves?'
She turned to a heap of pine cones which had been gathered. 'Yes, I am ready,' he replied after a pause that was filled with the silence of the wood. 'But one by one. One by one. We shall stock three shelves tonight. Three of my long, rare shelves.'
'Yes, father.' ...
- Mervyn Peake. Titus Groan. 1946. Introduction by Anthony Burgess.
Penguin Modern Classics. 1968 (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1975): 345-46.


The most poignant piece I know of about the after-effects of the death of a library is this passage from Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast trilogy (worse even than the final moments of Elias Canetti's Auto-da-fé). Perhaps its effectiveness comes from the fact that Peake himself may already have known about his own Parkinson's disease. It's hard not to feel him imagining the successive loss of his faculties, both as artist and author.

Building a library is always, as Canetti reminds us, an act of faith. One one level, of course, it's at the mercy of so many factors: fire, flood, domestic turmoil, and all the other vagaries of life. On another, it needs a logic and a raison d'être to justify its existence. But without some kind of catalogue or indexing system, can it really be said to be a library - or just an opportunistic huddle of books?

A website seems to me not such a bad place to compile such a catalogue raisonnée. The pages can be edited and re-edited as often as one wants, and (what's more) decorated with the other people's art. With the aid of labels, hypertext and sidebars, it can even be effectively cross-indexed.

This blog, then, A Gentle Madness (the title borrowed from Nicholas Basbane's entertaining account of the vagaries of eccentric bibliophiles throughout history) is the result. It's very much a work in progress (but then what library could ever be said to be finished? Only when people stop writing new books, or re-editing old ones, I suppose). It's not - I suspect - of particularly absorbing interest (or use) to anyone but me, but, for what it's worth, it's now accessible to all.

Mervyn Peake: Alice

'My books .. .' he said.
'I have them here, father. Shall I fill up the first long shelf for you?'
'With the Sonian Poets, Fuchsia.'
Yes.'
She picked up a cone from the heap at her side and placed it on the end of the line she had scored in the ground. The Earl watched her very carefully.
'That is Andrema, the lyricist - the lover - he whose quill would pulse as he wrote and fill with a blush of blue, like a bruised nail. His verses, Fuchsia, his verses open out like flowers of glass, and at their centre, between the brittle petals lies a pool of indigo, translucent and as huge as doom. His voice is unmuffled - it is like a bell, clearly ringing in the night of our confusion; but the clarity is the clarity of imponderable depth - depth - so that his lines float on for evermore, Fuchsia - on and on and on, for evermore. That is Andrema ... Andrema.'
The Earl, with his eyes on the cone which Fuchsia had placed at the end of the first line, opened his mouth more widely, and suddenly the pines vibrated with the echoes of a dreadful cry, half scream, half laughter.
Fuchsia stiffened, the blood draining from her face. Her father, his mouth still open, even after the scream had died out of the forest, was now upon his hands and knees. Fuchsia tried to force her voice from the dryness of her throat. Her father's eyes were on her as she struggled, and at last his lips came together and his eyes recovered the melancholy sweetness that she had so lately discovered in them. She was able to say, as she picked up another cone and made as if to place it at the side of 'Andrema': 'Shall I go on with the library, father?' [347]


Ben Matthews: Map of Gormenghast


Notes:

Requests for the loan of any of the books or materials listed here will not be entertained seriously. It seems most unlikely you won't be able to find a nearby public library which can obtain the titles you're searching for.

The pages are organised in the following way:
  • This image denotes a category:


  • Erik Desmazières: The Library of Babel (1997)

  • This image denotes a location:


  • Carl Spitzweg: The Bookworm (1850)

  • This image denotes prelims & supplementary materials:


  • Elias Canetti: Auto-da-fé (1935)

  • The following key to my mapping conventions is (I hope) self-explanatory:
  • 1, 2 … = shelf numbers counting downwards
    [b] = back row of a double row
    i, ii = partition / section number (left to right)
    • = on top of other books (left to right)
    […] = bound Xerox copy







Monday

Acquisitions


Contents:




Note behind counter of local secondhand bookshop
photograph: Michael Steven (2012)













Sunday

Bibliographies


Tim Bowling: The Book Collector (2008)


(Alphabetical)

[A = Acquisitions]
[B = Books I'd Like to Own]
[C = Cross-Genre Writing]
[CNZ = Contemporary NZ Writers]
[F = Advanced Fiction Writing]
[M = The Imaginary Museum]
[Michele 2021 = Michele Leggott Festschrift]
[N = NZSF]
[O = Opinions]



Famous Authors

Authors:

    A

  1. Kōbō Abe (1924-1993) [B]
  2. Kathy Acker (c.1944-1997) [C] [F]
  3. Henry Adams (1838-1918) [A]
  4. Robert Aickman (1914-1981) [B]
  5. Richard Aldington (1892-1962) [A]
  6. Stephen E. Ambrose (1936-2002) [A]
  7. Kingsley Amis (1922-1995) [A] [M]
  8. Martin Amis (1949- ) [M]
  9. Martin Armstrong (1882-1974) [C] [F]
  10. Geoffrey Ashe (1923-2022) [M]
  11. Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) [B] [M]
  12. Machado de Assis (1839-1908) [B]
  13. Miguel Ángel Asturias (1899-1974) [A]
  14. W. H. Auden (1907-1973) [A] [B] [C] [M1] M2] [M3]

  15. B

  16. James Baldwin (1924-1987) [M]
  17. J. G. Ballard (1930-2009) [B] [M]
  18. Russell Banks (1940-2023) [B]
  19. Owen Barfield (1898-1997) [A]
  20. Roland Barthes (1915-1980) [C] [F]
  21. Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) [C]
  22. Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) [A] [M]
  23. James K. Baxter (1926-1972) [B]
  24. Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986) [B]
  25. Antony Beevor (1946- ) [A]
  26. John Berryman (1914-1972) [B]
  27. John Betjeman (1906-1984) [A]
  28. Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) [B]
  29. Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) [B]
  30. R. D. Blackmore (1825-1900) [B]
  31. Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) [B] [M]
  32. William Blake (1757-1827) [C]
  33. Karen Blixen ['Isak Dinesen'] (1885-1962) [B]
  34. Edmund Blunden (1896-1974) [A]
  35. Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) [A] [C] [F]
  36. George Borrow (1803-1881) [B] [M]
  37. Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) [B] [M]
  38. Ernest Bramah (1868-1942) [A]
  39. Katharine M. Briggs (1898-1980) [A1 [A2]
  40. Anne Brontë (1820-1849) [M]
  41. Branwell Brontë (1817-1848) [M]
  42. Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) [M]
  43. Emily Brontë (1818-1848) [M]
  44. Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) [A]
  45. Alan Brunton (1946-2002) [M]
  46. John Buchan (1875-1940) [B]
  47. Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) [B]
  48. Fanny Burney (1752-1840) [A]
  49. William Burroughs (1914-1997) [A]
  50. Richard F. Burton (1821-1890) [B] [F] [M]
  51. Samuel Butler (1835-1902) [N]
  52. Lord Byron (1788-1824) [A] [B]

  53. C

  54. Guillermo Cabrera Infante (1929-2005) [A]
  55. Julius Caesar (c.100–44 BCE) [A]
  56. Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) [B]
  57. Albert Camus (1913-1960) [B]
  58. Truman Capote (1924-1984) [B] [C] [M]
  59. Orson Scott Card (1951- ) [M]
  60. Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) [A] [B]
  61. Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980) [A]
  62. Anne Carson (1950- ) [C] [CNZ]
  63. Roger Casement (1864-1916) [A]
  64. Lord David Cecil (1902-1986) [B]
  65. Paul Celan (1920-1970) [A] [M1] [M2]
  66. Michael Chabon (1963- ) [A] [B] [C] [O]
  67. Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) [A]
  68. G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) [B] [M]
  69. John Christopher (1922-2012) [B]
  70. Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) [A] [M]
  71. John Clare (1793-1864) [A] [M]
  72. Earl of Clarendon (1609-1674) [A]
  73. Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) [B] [M]
  74. Susanna Clark (1959- ) [A]
  75. Jerome W. Clinton (1937-2003) [F]
  76. Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861) [A]
  77. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) [B] [M]
  78. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) [B] [M]
  79. Susan Cooper (1935- ) [A]
  80. Tim Corballis (1971- ) [F]
  81. Julio Cortázar (1914-1984) [A]
  82. James Cowan (1870-1943) [A]
  83. Michael Cox (1948-2009) [M]
  84. Nigel Cox (1951-2006) [N]
  85. Stephen Crane (1871-1900) [A]
  86. John Cranna (1954- ) [N]
  87. F. Marion Crawford (1854-1909) [B]
  88. Edmund Crispin (1921-1978) [B]
  89. John Crowley (1942- ) [A]

  90. D

  91. Roald Dahl (1916-1990) [B]
  92. Lydia Davis (1947- ) [B] [C] [M]
  93. Cecil Day-Lewis (1904-1972) [M]
  94. Osamu Dazai (1909-1948) [B]
  95. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) [A] [B]
  96. Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) [B] [M]
  97. Samuel R. Delany (1942- ) [B]
  98. Thomas De Quincey (1785–1859) [A] [M]
  99. Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) [A] [B] [F] [M]
  100. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) [B] [M1] [M2]
  101. Peter Dickinson (1927-2015) [B]
  102. Joan Didion (1934-2021) [B]
  103. Bill Direen (1957- ) [N]
  104. John Dos Passos (1896-1970) [B]
  105. José Donoso (1924-1996) [A]
  106. Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) [B] [M]
  107. Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) [B]
  108. Maurice Duggan (1922-1974) [B]
  109. Breton Dukes [F]
  110. Daphne du Maurier (1907–1989) [B]
  111. Lord Dunsany (1878-1957) [A] [B]
  112. Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990) [A] [B]

  113. E

  114. Martin Edmond (1952- ) [C]
  115. Shūsaku Endō (1923-1996) [B]

  116. F

  117. Fiona Farrell (1947- ) [CNZ]
  118. William Faulkner (1897-1962) [A] [M]
  119. Edward FitzGerald (1809-1883) [B]
  120. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) [A]
  121. Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000) [B]
  122. Shelby Foote (1916-2005) [A]
  123. Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) [A]
  124. C. S. Forester (1899-1966) [B]
  125. John Fowles (1926-2005) [B]
  126. Janet Frame (1924–2004) [B]
  127. Jonathan Franzen (1959- ) [B] [O]
  128. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) [M]
  129. Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) [A]

  130. G

  131. William Gaddis (1922-1998) [B]
  132. Neil Gaiman (1960- ) [A] [B] [M]
  133. Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) [A] [F]
  134. Garcilaso de la Vega el Inca (1539-1616) [A]
  135. Alan Garner (1934- ) [B] [M]
  136. Maurice Gee (1931- ) [B]
  137. Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) [A]
  138. Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) [A]
  139. Philip Gluckman (1954- ) [N]
  140. William Golding (1911-1993) [M]
  141. Edward Gorey (1925-2000) [B] [M]
  142. Maxim Gorky (1868-1936) [B]
  143. Günter Grass (1927-2015) [B]
  144. Robert Graves (1895-1985) [A1] [A2] (1895-1985) [B] [M]
  145. Graham Greene (1904-1991) [B] [M]
  146. Lady Gregory (1852-1932) [A]
  147. Geoffrey Grigson (1905-1985) [M]
  148. Vasily Grossman (1905-1964) [A]
  149. Heinz Grotzfeld [F]
  150. Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) [A]

  151. H

  152. Husain Haddawy [F]
  153. H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925) [A]
  154. Russell Haley (1934-2016) [B] [M]
  155. Andras Hamori [F]
  156. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) [A]
  157. Michael Harlow (1930- ) [CNZ]
  158. Wilson Harris (1921-2018) [B]
  159. Craig Harrison (1942- ) [B] [M] [N]
  160. L. P. Hartley (1895-1972) [B]
  161. Max Hastings (1945- ) [A]
  162. Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) [M]
  163. Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) [B]
  164. Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) [B] [M]
  165. Joseph Heller (1923-1999) [B]
  166. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) [B]
  167. O. Henry (1862-1910) [B]
  168. Frank Herbert (1920-1986) [B] [M]
  169. Hergé (1907-1983) [A]
  170. Herodotus (c.484–c.425 BCE) [A]
  171. Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) [B] [M]
  172. Geoffrey Hill (1932-2016) [B]
  173. Susan Hill (1942- ) [B]
  174. Edmund Hillary (1919-2008) [A]
  175. Thomas Hodgkin (1831-1913) [A]
  176. William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918) [B]
  177. E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) [M]
  178. Henry Honor [N]
  179. Josef Horovitz (1974-1931) [F]
  180. Dylan Horrocks (1966- ) [N]
  181. David Howarth (1912-1991) [A]
  182. Susan Howe (1937- ) [C] [CNZ]
  183. Fred Hoyle (1915-2001) [B]
  184. W. H. Hudson (1841-1922) [A]
  185. Ted Hughes (1930-1998) [B] [M]
  186. T. E. Hulme (1883-1917) [A]
  187. John Hunt (1910-1998) [A]
  188. Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) [A] [B]
  189. Robin Hyde (1906-1939) [C]

  190. I

  191. Witi Ihimaera (1944- ) [F]
  192. Washington Irving (1783-1859) [A]
  193. Margaret Irwin (1889–1967) [B] [M]
  194. Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) [B] [M]

  195. J

  196. Roman Jakobson (1896–1982) [F]
  197. Henry James (1843-1916) [A] [M1] [M2]
  198. M. R. James (1862-1936) [A] [B] [F] [M]
  199. Lynn Jenner (1955- ) [C]
  200. Mike Johnson (1947- ) [N]
  201. David Jones (1895-1974) [A]
  202. M. K. Joseph (1914-1981) [N]
  203. James Joyce (1882-1941) [B]

  204. K

  205. Franz Kafka (1883-1924) [B] [M]
  206. Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972) [B]
  207. John Keats (1795-1821) [A]
  208. Donald Keene (1922-2019) [C]
  209. Jan Kemp (1949- ) [B]
  210. Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) [A]
  211. Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982) [B]
  212. Abdelfattah Kilito (1945- ) [F]
  213. Stephen King (1947- ) [A1] [A2] [A3] [M]
  214. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) [B] [M]
  215. Elizabeth Knox (1959- ) [N]
  216. Arthur Koestler (1905-1983) [B] [M]
  217. Theodora Kroeber (1897-1979) [A]
  218. Leicester Kyle (1937-2006) [C] [The Collected Poems of Leicester Hugo Kyle]

  219. L

  220. Lady Caroline Lamb (1785-1828) [A]
  221. Edward W. Lane (1801-1876) [F]
  222. Philip Larkin (1922-1985) [B]
  223. D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) [B]
  224. Francis Ledwidge (1887–1917) [A]
  225. J. Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873) [B] [M]
  226. Michele Leggott (1956- ) [A] [CNZ] [Michele 2021]
  227. Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) [A] [B] [F] [M]
  228. Stanisław Lem (1921-2006) [B] [F] [M]
  229. Primo Levi (1919-1987) [B] [M]
  230. Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908-2009) [C]
  231. C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) [A] [A2]
  232. W. H. Lewis (1895-1973) [A]
  233. Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) [B]
  234. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1965) [A]
  235. Graham Lindsay (1952- ) [CNZ]
  236. Deborah Lipstadt (1947- ) [A]
  237. Jack London (1876-1916) [B]
  238. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) [A]
  239. H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) [A [M]
  240. Robert Lowell (1917–1977) [B] [M1] [M2]
  241. Luo Guanzhong (c.1330–1400 or c.1280–1360) [A]

  242. M

  243. Olivia Macassey (1975- ) [C]
  244. Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859) [A]
  245. Arthur Machen (1863-1947) [M]
  246. David McCullough (1933-2022) [B]
  247. Thomas MacDonagh (1878-1916) [A]
  248. George MacDonald (1824-1905) [B] [M]
  249. Louis MacNeice (1907-1963) [M]
  250. Muhsin Mahdi (1926-2007) [F]
  251. Norman Mailer (1923-2007) [B] [C]
  252. Janet Malcolm (1934-2021) [B] [M]
  253. George Mallory (1886-1924) [A]
  254. Phillip Mann (1942-2022) [N]
  255. Thomas Mann (1948- ) [A] [B] [M]
  256. George R. R. Martin (1948- ) [A]
  257. Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) [A]
  258. John Masefield (1878-1967) [A] [B] [M] [MA Thesis: John Masefield]
  259. William Mayne (1928-2010) [B]
  260. Herman Melville (1819-1891) [A] [M]
  261. Walter M. Miller, Jr. (1923-1996) [B] [M]
  262. Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) [B]
  263. Ward Moore (1912-1991) [A]
  264. William Morris (1834–1896) [B]
  265. John L. Motley (1814-1877) [A]
  266. Paul Muldoon (1951- ) [CNZ]
  267. Haruki Murakami (1949- ) [B]
  268. Lady Murasaki (c.973-c.1014/25) [A]
  269. Les Murray (1938-2019) [A]
  270. Robert Musil (1880-1942) [B] [M]

  271. N

  272. Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977) [A] [B] [C] [M]
  273. Sōseki Natsume (1867-1916) [B]
  274. Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) [B] [M]
  275. E. Nesbit (1858-1924) [B]
  276. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) [C]
  277. Tenzing Norgay (1914-1986)[A]

  278. O

  279. Sean O'Casey (1880-1964) [A]
  280. Kenzaburō Ōe (1935- ) [B]
  281. Michael Ondaatje (1943- ) [C]
  282. Oliver Onions (1873-1961) [B]
  283. George Orwell (1903-1950) [A] [M]
  284. Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) [A]

  285. P

  286. Hershel Parker (1935- ) [M]
  287. Francis Parkman (1823-1893) [A]
  288. John Payne (1842-1916) [A]
  289. Patrick Pearse (1879-1916) [A]
  290. Georges Perec (1936-1982) [B] [M]
  291. Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) [A] [M]
  292. David Pinault [F]
  293. Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) [B]
  294. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) [F] [M]
  295. Alexander Pope (1688-1744) [A] [B]
  296. Tim Powers (1952- ) [B] [M]
  297. John Cowper Powys (1872-1963) [B] [M]
  298. T. F. Powys (1875-1953) [B]
  299. Llewelyn Powys (1884-1939) [B]
  300. John Prebble (1915-2001) [B]
  301. William H. Prescott (1796-1859) [A]
  302. Harry Price (1881-1948) [A]
  303. Marcel Proust (1871-1922) [B] [M]
  304. Manuel Puig (1932-1990) [A]

  305. R

  306. Ann Radcliffe (1764–1823) [M]
  307. Herbert Read (1893-1968) [A]
  308. Peter Reading (1946-2011) [CNZ]
  309. Mary Renault (1905-1983) [B]
  310. Augusto Roa Bastos (1917-2005) [A]
  311. Keith Roberts (1935-2000) [A]
  312. Michael Roberts (1902-1948) [M]
  313. Harold Robbins (1916-1997) [F]
  314. Fr. Rolfe (Baron Corvo) (1860–1913) [B]
  315. Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) [A]
  316. Jack Ross (1962- ) [F]
  317. Juan Rulfo (1917-1986) [A]
  318. Damon Runyon (1880-1946) [A]
  319. Cornelius Ryan (1920-1974) [A]

  320. S

  321. Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962) [A]
  322. Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) [A] [B] [M]
  323. Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) [B] [M]
  324. Rosie Scott (1948-2017) [N]
  325. W. G. Sebald (1944-2001) [A][B] [M]
  326. Sei Shōnagon (c.966–1017) [C]
  327. Maurice Shadbolt (1932-2004) [B]
  328. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) [A1] [A2]
  329. Tina Shaw (1961- ) [F]
  330. Mary Shelley (1797-1851) [M]
  331. Shi Nai'an (c.1296-1372) [A]
  332. Eric Shipton (1907-1977) [A]
  333. Robert Silverberg (1935- ) [B] [M]
  334. Iain Sinclair (1943- ) [B] [M]
  335. Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) [B]
  336. Frank Smythe (1900-1949) [A]
  337. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) [A] [B]
  338. Charles Sorley (1895-1915) [A]
  339. Stephen Spender (1909-1995) [M]
  340. Jon Stallworthy (1935-2014) [A]
  341. C. K. Stead (1932- ) [B] [N]
  342. John Steinbeck (1902-1968) [B]
  343. George Steiner (1929–2020) [B]
  344. Stendhal (1783–1842) [B]
  345. James Stephens (1880-1950) [A1] [A2]
  346. John L. Stephens (1805-1852) [A] [M]
  347. Mary Stewart (1916-2014) [B]
  348. Bram Stoker (1847-1912) [B] [M]
  349. Irving Stone (1903-1989) [B]
  350. T. G. H. Strehlow (1908–1978) [B]
  351. William Styron (1925-2006) [B]
  352. Montague Summers (1880-1948) [B]

  353. T

  354. Tacitus (c.56–c.120) [A]
  355. Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (1886-1965) [B]
  356. Alice Tawhai [F]
  357. Dennis Tedlock (1939-2016) [C]
  358. Philip Temple (1939- ) [N]
  359. W. M. Thackeray (1811-1863) [B]
  360. D. M. Thomas (1935- ) [B]
  361. Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) [B] [M]
  362. Edward Thomas (1878-1917) [A] [B] [M]
  363. Rhydian Thomas [N]
  364. R. S. Thomas (1913-2000) [B] [M]
  365. Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) [B] [C]
  366. Thucydides (c.460–c.395 BCE) [A]
  367. James Thurber (1894-1961) [B]
  368. H. W. Tilman (1898-1977)[A]
  369. Tzvetan Todorov (1939-2017) [F]
  370. J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) [A]
  371. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) [A] [M]
  372. Henry Torrens (1806–1852) [B] [M]
  373. Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989) [B]
  374. Mark Twain (1837-1910) [A]

  375. V

  376. Jack Vance (1916-2013) [A]
  377. Robert van Gulik (1910-1967) [M]
  378. Mario Vargas Llosa (1936- ) [A]
  379. Jules Verne (1828-1905) [M1] [M2]
  380. Gore Vidal (1925-2012) [M]
  381. Julius Vogel (1835-1899) [N]
  382. Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) [B]
  383. Richard von Sturmer (1957- ) [C]

  384. W

  385. Helen Waddell (1889-1965) [B]
  386. H. Russell Wakefield (1888-1964) [B]
  387. Derek Walcott (1930-2017) [CNZ]
  388. Arthur Waley (1889-1966) [B] [M]
  389. Rex Warner (1905-1986) [M]
  390. Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) [A] [B]
  391. Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) [B]
  392. Ian Wedde (1946- ) [CNZ]
  393. H. G. Wells (1866-1946) [B] [F] [M]
  394. Albert Wendt (1939– ) [B] [M] [N]
  395. Patrick White (1912-1990) [B]
  396. T. H. White (1906-1964) [B]
  397. Summer Wigmore (2013- ) [N]
  398. Charles Williams (1886-1945) [A]
  399. Tad Williams (1957- ) [A] [M]
  400. Colin Wilson (1931-2013) [M]
  401. Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) [B]
  402. P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975) [B]
  403. Gene Wolfe (1931-2019) [B] [M]
  404. Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938) [B]
  405. Tom Wolfe (1930-2018) [B] [C]
  406. Leonard Woolf (1880-1969) [B]
  407. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) [B]
  408. Wu Cheng'en (c.1500-1582) [A]
  409. John Wyndham (1903-1969) [B]

  410. Y

  411. Frances A. Yates (1899-1981) [B] [M]
  412. W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) [A1] [A2] [B]
  413. Banana Yoshimoto (1964- ) [B]




Robert Alter: The Hebrew Bible (2019)

Series & Themes:

  1. Alternate Histories (1953-2011) [A]
  2. American Civil War (1861-1865) [A] [M]
  3. Ancient Indian Epics [A]
  4. Arabian Nights Bibliography (1704-2016) [F] [Scheherazade's Web]
  5. Arabian Nights Chronology (800-2016) [Scheherazade's Web]
  6. Arabian Nights Concordance (1704-1990) [Scheherazade's Web]
  7. The Arabian Nights in Spanish (1934-2016) [A]
  8. The Bible (c.1400-400 BC / c.50-200 AD) [A] [C]
  9. Bibliothèque de la Pléiade (1931- ) [M]
  10. The Bodley Head Editions (1958-1994) [A]
  11. Britannica Great Books of the Western World (1952) [M]
  12. British Ballads (1765- ) [A]
  13. The Brontës [B] [M1] [M2]
  14. Clarkson N. Potter Annotated Editions (1960-1986) [A]
  15. The Classic Chinese Novel [A1] [A2] [M1] [M2] [O]
  16. D-Day (6 June, 1944) [A]
  17. Easter 1916 [A]
  18. Eighteenth Century Books [A]
  19. Faerie [A]
  20. Fairy Tales (1697- ) [M]
  21. The Folio Society (1947- ) [A] [M]
  22. Greek Historians (c.100 BCE-100 CE) [A]
  23. The Hakluyt Society (1846- ) [A]
  24. Himalayan Exploration (1921-1953) [A]
  25. Homer (fl. c.800 BCE) [A]
  26. The Icelandic Sagas (1960-2002) [A1] (1997) [A2]
  27. Kalila and Dimna (c.800 BCE) [M]
  28. The Landmark Ancient Histories (1996- ) [A]
  29. Latin American Boom Writers (1960s & 70s) [A]
  30. The Library of America (1979- ) [M]
  31. The Library Edition of the British Poets (1853-1860) [A]
  32. Lives of the Novelists (2011) [A]
  33. The Loeb Classics (1912- ) [A]
  34. Longman Annotated English Poets (1965- ) [A]
  35. The Muses' Library: 1st Series (26 vols - 1891-1940) / 2nd Series (16 vols - 1949-1980) [B]
  36. Napoleon (1769-1821) [A]
  37. New Zealand Feature Films (1977-2021) [A]
  38. NZSF Chronology (1863-2020) [N]
  39. Noah's Ark [A]
  40. The Nonesuch Library (1927-77) [A]
  41. Norton Annotated Editions (2000- ) [A]
  42. Omnibuses (1930-1985) [A]
  43. Oxford Books of Verse (1900- ) [A]
  44. Oxford English Texts (1912- ) [A]
  45. Oxford Myths and Legends (1954- ) [A]
  46. Penguin English Poets (1971-1983) [A]
  47. Penguin Modern European Poets (1958-1984) [M]
  48. Penguin Modern Poets (1962-1983) [M]
  49. Penguin Poets in Translation (1996-2005) [A] [M]
  50. Poetry New Zealand (1951-2022) [B] [M]
  51. The Reynard Library (1950-71) [A]
  52. Russian Foreign Languages Publishing House (1946-64) [M]
  53. Scottish Poets (1425- ) [A]
  54. Sir John Lubbock's 100 Books (1887) [M]
  55. World War I Poets (1914-18) [A] [M]



Sources:
Books I'd Like to Own
Acquisitions
Advanced Fiction Writing
Contemporary NZ Writers
Cross-Genre Writing
The Imaginary Museum
NZ Speculative Fiction
Bibliographies (Alphabetical)


  1. American:

    1. Machado de Assis (1839-1908)
    2. Russell Banks (1940-2023)
    3. Joseph Campbell (1904-1987)
    4. Truman Capote (1924-1984) [I]
    5. Michael Chabon (1963- ) [I]
    6. Lydia Davis (1947- ) [I]
    7. Joan Didion (1934-2021)
    8. John Dos Passos (1896-1970)
    9. Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)
    10. Jonathan Franzen (1959- )
    11. William Gaddis (1922-1998)
    12. Wilson Harris (1921-2018)
    13. Joseph Heller (1923-1999)
    14. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
    15. Jack London (1876-1916)
    16. David McCullough (1933-2022)
    17. Norman Mailer (1923-2007) [II]
    18. Janet Malcolm (1934-2021)
    19. W. H. Porter ['O. Henry'] (1862-1910)
    20. John Steinbeck (1902-1968)
    21. Irving Stone (1903-1989)
    22. William Styron (1925-2006)
    23. Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005)
    24. James Thurber (1894-1961)
    25. Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989)
    26. Edmund Wilson (1895-1972)
    27. Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938)
    28. Tom Wolfe (1930-2018) [I]

  2. Asian:

    1. Abe Kōbō (1924-1993)
    2. Dazai Osamu (1909-1948)
    3. Endō Shūsaku (1923-1996)
    4. Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904)
    5. Kawabata Yasunari (1899-1972)
    6. Mishima Yukio (1925-1970)
    7. Murakami Haruki (1949- )
    8. Natsume Sōseki (1867-1916)
    9. Ōe Kenzaburō (1935- )
    10. Tanizaki Jun'ichirō (1886-1965)
    11. Yoshimoto Banana (1964- )

  3. Australasian:

    1. James K. Baxter (1926-1972)
    2. Maurice Duggan (1922-1974)
    3. Janet Frame (1924–2004)
    4. Maurice Gee (1931- )
    5. Russell Haley (1934-2016)
    6. Craig Harrison (1942- ) [I]
    7. Jan Kemp (1949- )
    8. Maurice Shadbolt (1932-2004)
    9. C. K. Stead (1932- ) [I]
    10. T. G. H. Strehlow (1908–1978)
    11. Albert Wendt (1939– ) [I]
    12. Patrick White (1912-1990)

  4. British:

    1. Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)
    2. R. D. Blackmore (1825-1900)
    3. George Borrow (1803-1881)
    4. Richard F. Burton (1821-1890)
    5. Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) [I]
    6. Lord David Cecil (1902-1986)
    7. Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990) [I]
    8. Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000)
    9. C. S. Forester (1899-1966)
    10. John Fowles (1926-2005)
    11. Graham Greene (1904-1991)
    12. Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
    13. Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986)
    14. James Joyce (1882-1941)
    15. Geoffrey Keynes (1887-1982)
    16. D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
    17. Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957)
    18. John Cowper Powys (1872-1963)
    19. T. F. Powys (1875-1953)
    20. Llewelyn Powys (1884-1939)
    21. John Prebble (1915-2001)
    22. Mary Renault (1905-1983)
    23. Fr. Rolfe (Baron Corvo) (1860–1913)
    24. W. M. Thackeray (1811-1863)
    25. Henry Torrens (1806–1852)
    26. Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966)
    27. P. G. Wodehouse (1881–1975)
    28. Leonard Woolf (1880-1969)
    29. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
    30. Frances A. Yates (1899-1981)

  5. European & Russian:

    1. Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986)
    2. Karen Blixen ['Isak Dinesen'] (1885-1962)
    3. Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940)
    4. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
    5. Albert Camus (1913-1960)
    6. Maxim Gorky (1868-1936)
    7. Günter Grass (1927-2015)
    8. Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)
    9. Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
    10. Arthur Koestler (1905-1983)
    11. Stanisław Lem (1921-2006)
    12. Primo Levi (1919-1987)
    13. Thomas Mann (1875-1955) [I]
    14. Robert Musil (1880-1942)
    15. Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977) [I]
    16. Georges Perec (1936-1982)
    17. W. G. Sebald (1944-2001)
    18. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)
    19. George Steiner (1929–2020)
    20. Stendhal (1783–1842)

  6. Fantasy:

    1. G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
    2. Roald Dahl (1916-1990)
    3. Peter Dickinson (1927-2015)
    4. Lord Dunsany (1878-1957)
    5. Neil Gaiman (1960- )
    6. Alan Garner (1934- )
    7. Edward Gorey (1925-2000)
    8. William Hope Hodgson (1877-1918)
    9. Margaret Irwin (1889–1967)
    10. Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018)
    11. George MacDonald (1824-1905)
    12. William Mayne (1928-2010)
    13. E. Nesbit (1858-1924)
    14. Tim Powers (1952- )
    15. Mary Stewart (1916-2014)
    16. Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978)
    17. T. H. White (1906-1964)

  7. Ghost Stories & Mysteries:

    1. Robert Aickman (1914-1981)
    2. Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) [I]
    3. John Buchan (1875-1940)
    4. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)
    5. F. Marion Crawford (1854-1909)
    6. Edmund Crispin (1921-1978)
    7. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)
    8. Daphne du Maurier (1907–1989)
    9. L. P. Hartley (1895-1972)
    10. Susan Hill (1942- )
    11. M. R. James (1862-1936) [I]
    12. J. Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873)
    13. Oliver Onions (1873-1961)
    14. Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957)
    15. Iain Sinclair (1943- )
    16. Bram Stoker (1847-1912)
    17. Montague Summers (1880-1948)
    18. H. Russell Wakefield (1888-1964)

  8. Poetry:

    1. W. H. Auden (1907-1973) [I]
    2. John Berryman (1914-1972)
    3. Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)
    4. Walter de la Mare (1873-1956)
    5. Edward FitzGerald (1809-1883)
    6. Robert Graves (1895-1985) [I]
    7. Geoffrey Hill (1932-2016)
    8. Ted Hughes (1930-1998)
    9. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
    10. Philip Larkin (1922-1985)
    11. Robert Lowell (1917-1977)
    12. John Masefield (1878-1967)
    13. William Morris (1834–1896)
    14. Pablo Neruda (1904-1973)
    15. Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)
    16. Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) [I]
    17. Edith Sitwell (1887-1964)
    18. D. M. Thomas (1935- )
    19. Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)
    20. Edward Thomas (1878-1917) [I]
    21. R. S. Thomas (1913-2000)
    22. Helen Waddell (1889-1965)
    23. Arthur Waley (1889-1966)

  9. SF:

    1. Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)
    2. J. G. Ballard (1930-2009)
    3. Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) [I]
    4. John Christopher (1922-2012)
    5. Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)
    6. Samuel R. Delany (1942- )
    7. Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)
    8. Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)
    9. Frank Herbert (1920-1986)
    10. Fred Hoyle (1915-2001)
    11. Walter M. Miller, Jr. (1923-1996)
    12. Robert Silverberg (1935- ) [I]
    13. Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)
    14. H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
    15. Gene Wolfe (1931-2019)
    16. John Wyndham (1903-1969)

  10. Sets I'd Like to Complete:

    1. The Brontë Sisters (1816–1855; 1818–1848; 1820–1849): The Works of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë (12 vols - 1893-96)
    2. Lord Byron (1788-1824): Letters and Journals (13 vols - 1973-94)
    3. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731): The Shakespeare Head Edition of the the Novels and Selected Writings (14 vols - 1927-28 / 12 vols - 1974)
    4. Charles Dickens (1812-1870): The 'Daily News' Memorial Edition (19 vols - 1900-1910)
    5. The Muses' Library: First Series (26 vols - 1891-1940) / Second Series (16 vols - 1949-1980)
    6. Poetry New Zealand: Poetry New Zealand (6 vols - 1970-84) / Poetry NZ (48 vols - 1990-2014)
    7. Alexander Pope (1688-1744): Twickenham Edition (11 vols - 1940-1969)
    8. Marcel Proust (1871-1922): Selected Letters (4 vols - 1983-2000)
    9. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941): Collected Essays (6 vols - 1986-2009)
    10. W. B. Yeats (1865-1939): The Collected Works (14 vols - 1983-2015)




Su Blackwell: The Book Collector (2018)


  1. Authors:

    1. Henry Adams (1838-1918)
    2. Richard Aldington (1892-1962)
    3. Stephen E. Ambrose (1936-2002)
    4. Kingsley Amis (1922-1995)
    5. Miguel Ángel Asturias (1899-1974)
    6. Owen Barfield (1898-1997)
    7. Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) [I]
    8. Antony Beevor (1946- )
    9. John Betjeman (1906-1984)
    10. Edmund Blunden (1896-1974)
    11. Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) [III]
    12. Ernest Bramah (1868-1942)
    13. Katharine M. Briggs (1898-1980) [I]
    14. Katharine M. Briggs (1898–1980) [II]
    15. Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)
    16. Fanny Burney (1752-1840)
    17. William Burroughs (1914-1997)
    18. Lord Byron (1788-1824)
    19. Guillermo Cabrera Infante (1929-2005)
    20. Julius Caesar (c.100–44 BCE)
    21. Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) [II]
    22. Alejo Carpentier (1904-1980)
    23. Roger Casement (1864-1916)
    24. Paul Celan (1920-1970) [III]
    25. Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)
    26. Winston Churchill (1874-1965) [II]
    27. John Clare (1793-1864) [I]
    28. Earl of Clarendon (1609-1674)
    29. Susanna Clark (1959- )
    30. Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861)
    31. Susan Cooper (1935- )
    32. Julio Cortázar (1914-1984)
    33. James Cowan (1870-1943)
    34. Stephen Crane (1871-1900)
    35. John Crowley (1942- )
    36. Daniel Defoe (c.1660-1731)
    37. Thomas De Quincey (1785–1859)
    38. José Donoso (1924-1996)
    39. Lord Dunsany (1878-1957)
    40. Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990) [II]
    41. William Faulkner (1897-1962)
    42. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
    43. Shelby Foote (1916-2005)
    44. Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939)
    45. Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012)
    46. Neil Gaiman (1960- )
    47. Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) [II]
    48. Garcilaso de la Vega el Inca (1539-1616)
    49. Edward Gibbon (1737-1794)
    50. Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)
    51. Robert Graves (1895-1985) [II]
    52. Robert Graves (1895-1985) [III]
    53. Lady Gregory (1852-1932)
    54. Vasily Grossman (1905-1964)
    55. Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
    56. H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925)
    57. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
    58. Max Hastings (1945- )
    59. Hergé (1907-1983)
    60. Herodotus (c.484–c.425 BCE)
    61. Edmund Hillary (1919-2008)
    62. Thomas Hodgkin (1831-1913)
    63. David Howarth (1912-1991)
    64. W. H. Hudson (1841-1922)
    65. T. E. Hulme (1883-1917)
    66. John Hunt (1910-1998)
    67. Washington Irving (1783-1859)
    68. Henry James (1843-1916) [III]
    69. M. R. James (1862-1936) [II]
    70. David Jones (1895-1974)
    71. John Keats (1795-1821)
    72. Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)
    73. Stephen King (1947- )
    74. Stephen King's Dark Tower (2007-2017)
    75. Theodora Kroeber (1897-1979)
    76. Lady Caroline Lamb (1785-1828)
    77. Francis Ledwidge (1887–1917)
    78. Michele Leggott (1956- )
    79. Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018)
    80. C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) [I]
    81. C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) [II]
    82. W. H. Lewis (1895-1973)
    83. Abraham Lincoln(1809-1965)
    84. Deborah Lipstadt (1947- )
    85. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
    86. H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937)
    87. Luo Guanzhong (c.1330–1400 or c.1280–1360)
    88. Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859)
    89. Thomas MacDonagh (1878-1916)
    90. George Mallory (1886-1924)
    91. Thomas Mann (1948- ) [II]
    92. George R. R. Martin (1948- )
    93. Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)
    94. John Masefield (1878-1967)
    95. Herman Melville (1819-1891) [I]
    96. Ward Moore (1903-1978)
    97. John L. Motley (1814-1877)
    98. Murasaki Shikibu (c.973-c.1014/25)
    99. Les Murray (1938-2019)
    100. Tenzing Norgay (1914-1986)
    101. Sean O'Casey (1880-1964)
    102. George Orwell (1903-1950) [II]
    103. Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)
    104. Francis Parkman (1823-1893)
    105. John Payne (1842-1916)
    106. Patrick Pearse (1879-1916)
    107. Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) [I]
    108. William H. Prescott (1796-1859)
    109. Harry Price (1881-1948)
    110. Manuel Puig (1932-1990)
    111. Herbert Read (1893-1968)
    112. Augusto Roa Bastos (1917-2005)
    113. Keith Roberts (1935-2000)
    114. Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918)
    115. Juan Rulfo (1917-1986)
    116. Damon Runyon (1880-1946)
    117. Cornelius Ryan (1920-1974)
    118. Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962)
    119. Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) [II]
    120. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) [I]
    121. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) [II]
    122. Shi Nai'an (c.1296-1372)
    123. Eric Shipton (1907-1977)
    124. Frank Smythe (1900-1949)
    125. Charles Sorley (1895-1915)
    126. Jon Stallworthy (1935-2014)
    127. James Stephens (1880-1950) [I]
    128. James Stephens (1882-1950) [II]
    129. John L. Stephens (1805-1852)
    130. Tacitus (c.56–c.120)
    131. Edward Thomas (1878-1917) [II]
    132. Thucydides (c.460–c.395 BCE)
    133. H. W. Tilman (1898-1977)
    134. J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973)
    135. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) [I]
    136. Mark Twain (1837-1910)
    137. Jack Vance (1916-2013)
    138. Mario Vargas Llosa (1936- )
    139. Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978)
    140. Charles Williams (1886-1945)
    141. Tad Williams (1957- )
    142. Wu Cheng'en (c.1500-1582)
    143. W. B. Yeats (1865-1938) [I]
    144. W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) [II]

  2. Series & Themes:

    1. Alternate Histories (1953-2011)
    2. American Civil War (1861-1865) [II]
    3. Ancient Indian Epics
    4. The Arabian Nights in Spanish (1934-2016)
    5. The Bible [II]
    6. The Bodley Head Editions (1958-1994)
    7. British Ballads (1765- )
    8. Clarkson N. Potter Annotated Editions (1960-1986)
    9. The Classic Chinese Novel [III]
    10. The Classic Chinese Novel [IV]
    11. D-Day (6 June, 1944)
    12. Easter 1916
    13. Eighteenth Century Books
    14. Faerie
    15. The Folio Society (1947- ) [I]
    16. Greek Historians (c.100 BCE-100 CE)
    17. Himalayan Exploration (1921-1953)
    18. Homer (fl. c.800 BCE)
    19. The Icelandic Sagas (1960-2002) [I]
    20. The Icelandic Sagas (1997) [II]
    21. The Landmark Ancient Histories (1996- )
    22. Latin American Boom Writers (1960s & 70s)
    23. The Library Edition of the British Poets (1853-1860)
    24. The Loeb Classics (1912- )
    25. Longman Annotated English Poets (1965- )
    26. Napoleon (1769-1821)
    27. New Zealand Feature Films (1977-2021)
    28. Noah's Ark]
    29. The Nonesuch Library (1927-77)
    30. Norton Annotated Editions (2000- )
    31. Omnibuses (1930-1985)
    32. Oxford Books of Verse (1900- )
    33. Oxford English Texts (1912- )
    34. Oxford Myths and Legends (1954- )
    35. Penguin English Poets (1971-1983)
    36. Penguin Poets in Translation (1996-2005) [II]
    37. The Reynard Library (1950-71)
    38. Scottish Poets (1425- )
    39. World War I Poets (1914-18) [II]


  1. Authors:

    1. Kathy Acker (c.1944-1997) [II]
    2. Martin Armstrong (1882-1974) [II]
    3. Roland Barthes (1915-1980) [II]
    4. Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) [II]
    5. Richard F. Burton (1821-1890) [II]
    6. Jerome W. Clinton (1937-2003)
    7. Tim Corballis (1971- )
    8. Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)
    9. Breton Dukes
    10. Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) [I]
    11. Heinz Grotzfeld
    12. Husain Haddawy
    13. Andras Hamori
    14. Josef Horovitz (1974-1931)
    15. Witi Ihimaera (1944- )
    16. Roman Jakobson (1896–1982)
    17. M. R. James (1862-1936) [III]
    18. Abdelfattah Kilito (1945- )
    19. Edward W. Lane (1801-1876)
    20. Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018)
    21. Stanislaw Lem (1921-2006)
    22. Muhsin Mahdi (1926-2007)
    23. David Pinault
    24. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
    25. Harold Robbins (1916-1997)
    26. Jack Ross (1962- )
    27. Tina Shaw (1961- )
    28. Alice Tawhai
    29. Tzvetan Todorov (1939-2017)
    30. H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

  2. Series & Themes:

    1. The 1001 Nights




NZ Official Yearbook: If New Zealand was in Europe (1919)


  1. Authors:

    1. Anne Carson (1950- ) [II]
    2. Fiona Farrell (1947- )
    3. Michael Harlow (1930- )
    4. Susan Howe (1937- ) [II]
    5. Michele Leggott (1956- )
    6. Graham Lindsay (1952- )
    7. Paul Muldoon (1951- )
    8. Peter Reading (1946-2011)
    9. Derek Walcott (1930-2017)
    10. Ian Wedde (1946- )


  1. Authors:

    1. Kathy Acker (1947-1997) [I]
    2. Martin Armstrong (1882-1974) [I]
    3. W. H. Auden (1907-1973) [II]
    4. Roland Barthes (1915-1980) [I]
    5. Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)
    6. William Blake (1757-1827)
    7. Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) [I]
    8. Truman Capote (1924-1984) [II]
    9. Anne Carson (1950- ) [I]
    10. Michael Chabon (1963- ) [II]
    11. Lydia Davis (1947- ) [II]
    12. Martin Edmond (1952- )
    13. Susan Howe (1937- ) [I]
    14. Robin Hyde (1906-1939)
    15. Lynn Jenner (1955- )
    16. Donald Keene (1922-2019)
    17. Leicester Kyle (1937-2006)
    18. Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908-2009)
    19. Olivia Macassey (1975- )
    20. Norman Mailer (1923-2007) [I]
    21. Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) [II]
    22. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
    23. Michael Ondaatje (1943- )
    24. Sei Shōnagon (c.966–1017)
    25. Dennis Tedlock (1939-2016)
    26. Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) [II]
    27. Richard von Sturmer (1957- )
    28. Tom Wolfe (1931-2018) [II]

  2. Series & Themes:

    1. The Bible (c.1400-400 BC / c.50-200 AD) [I]


  1. Authors:

    1. Kingsley Amis (1922-1995)
    2. Martin Amis (1949- )
    3. Geoffrey Ashe (1923-2022)
    4. James Baldwin (1924-1987)
    5. Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) [II]
    6. Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951) [II]
    7. Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) [II]
    8. Anne Brontë (1820-1849)
    9. Branwell Brontë (1817-1848)
    10. Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855)
    11. Emily Brontë (1818-1848)
    12. Alan Brunton (1946-2002)
    13. Richard F. Burton (1821-1890) [I]
    14. Truman Capote (1924-1984)
    15. Orson Scott Card (1951- )
    16. Paul Celan (1920-1970) [I]
    17. Paul Celan (1920-1970) [II]
    18. Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) [I]
    19. John Clare (1793-1864) [II]
    20. Michael Cox (1948-2009)
    21. Cecil Day-Lewis (1904-1972)
    22. Walter de la Mare (1873-1956)
    23. Thomas De Quincey (1785–1859)
    24. William Faulkner (1897-1962)
    25. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
    26. William Golding (1911-1993)
    27. Geoffrey Grigson (1905-1985)
    28. Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)
    29. E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822)
    30. Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986)
    31. Henry James (1843-1916) [I]
    32. Henry James (1843-1916) [II]
    33. Stephen King (1947- )
    34. Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018)
    35. H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937) [I]
    36. Robert Lowell (1917–1977) [I]
    37. Robert Lowell (1917-1977) [II]]
    38. Arthur Machen (1863-1947)
    39. Louis MacNeice (1907-1963)
    40. Herman Melville (1819-1891) [II]
    41. George Orwell (1903-1950) [I]
    42. Hershel Parker (1935- )
    43. Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) [II]
    44. Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
    45. Ann Radcliffe (1764–1823)
    46. Michael Roberts (1902-1948)
    47. Mary Shelley (1797-1851)
    48. Robert Silverberg (1935- ) [II]
    49. Stephen Spender (1909-1995)
    50. John L. Stephens (1805-1852)
    51. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) [II]
    52. Robert van Gulik (1910-1967)
    53. Jules Verne (1828-1905)
    54. Gore Vidal (1925-2012)
    55. Rex Warner (1905-1986)
    56. Tad Williams (1957- )
    57. Colin Wilson (1931-2013)

  2. Series & Themes:

    1. American Civil War (1861-1865) [I]
    2. Bibliothèque de la Pléiade (1931- )
    3. Britannica Great Books of the Western World (1952)
    4. The Brontës
    5. The Classic Chinese Novel [I]
    6. The Classic Chinese Novel [II]
    7. Fairy Tales (1697- )
    8. The Folio Society (1947- ) [II]
    9. Kalila and Dimna (c.800 BCE)
    10. The Library of America (1979- )
    11. Penguin Modern European Poets (1958-1984)
    12. Penguin Modern Poets (1962-1983)
    13. Penguin Poets in Translation (1996-2005) [I]
    14. Russian Foreign Languages Publishing House (1946-64)
    15. Sir John Lubbock's 100 Books (1887)
    16. World War I Poets (1914-18) [I]




Geoff Murphy, dir. The Quiet Earth (1985)


  1. Authors:

    1. Samuel Butler (1835-1902)
    2. Nigel Cox (1951-2006)
    3. John Cranna (1954- )
    4. Bill Direen (1957- )
    5. Philip Gluckman (1954- )
    6. Craig Harrison (1942- ) [II]
    7. Henry Honor ('The Inhabitant')
    8. Dylan Horrocks (1966- )
    9. Mike Johnson (1947- )
    10. M. K. Joseph (1914-1981)
    11. Elizabeth Knox (1959- )
    12. Phillip Mann (1942-2022)
    13. Rosie Scott (1948-2017)
    14. C. K. Stead (1932- ) [II]
    15. Philip Temple (1939- )
    16. Rhydian Thomas
    17. Julius Vogel (1835-1899)
    18. Albert Wendt (1939- ) [II]
    19. Summer Wigmore (2013- )

  2. Series & Themes:

    1. NZSF Chronology (1863-2020)