Lesser-known gems

Lesser-known classical books you shouldn't forget

Detective Muller by Auguste Groner

I’ve read The case of the pool of blood in the pastor’s study and The case of the registered letter, which are both short stories about Joe Muller. Ever short … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Three books by Matti Aikio

Why hadn’t I heard of Matti Aikio before? Not only is his writing interesting and an important part of Norwegian history, but he as a person sounds fascinating. Born in … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

La femme de Gilles by Madeleine Bourdouxhe

To all my fellow women out there. If your partner has been unfaithful, please don’t blame the other woman. She has not made any promise to you to be faithful. … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles

Read as part of #CBAM2017 The Three Theban Plays are in chronological order Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus. The dramatic order, the order the story plays out, … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Murabba’ -i bahâ (Ode to spring) by Mesihi of Prishtina

So I found Mesihi on a website about Albanian literature, referred to as one of the big Turkish poets, but he is from Prishtina which is the capital of Kosovo, … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol

Dostoyevsky proclaimed “We all come out from Gogol’s ‘Overcoat’”, in the sense that The Overcoat changed Russian literature forever when it came out in 1842. One of the first of … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Malleus Maleficarum by Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger

The Malleus Maleficarum, also known as The Witches’s Hammer or Hammer of the witches, was a non-fiction book published in 1487 by Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger. This book is … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment