Paintings, Novels And Films

Just like musicians, our world’s directors, writers, poets, painters should not fret over society’s viewpoint that much, whilst coming up with interesting things.  If I were to write a fiction piece, I do want to connect to the audience, however I don’t want to cater passively.  I want to do the best possible, and if it doesn’t publish, then I will attempt something else.

God will keep certain masterpieces from the past, and “he” insists that no artist shall feel suppliant ever again.

Here are amongst the 12.5% that will remain with us:

Novels
Franz Kafka – The Trial
Günter Grass – My Century
James Joyce – Dubliners
Robert Graves – Goodbye To All That
Väinö Linna – The Unknown Soldier
Haruki Murakami – Norwegian Wood
George Orwell – 1984
Theodore Dreiser – Jennie Gerhardt
Richard Wright – Native Son
José Rizal – Noli Me Tángere
Edith Wharton – The Decoration Of Houses
Aldous Huxley – Doors Of Perception
Émile Zola – Germinal
Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch
Juan Carlos Onetti – A Brief Life
Hjalmar Söderberg – Doctor Glas
Achilles Tatius – The Adventures Of Leucippe And Clitophon
Heliodorus of Emesa – Aethiopica
Hugh MacLennan – Two Solitudes
Yasunari Kawabata – Snow Country
Shi Nai’an – Water Margin
Naguib Mahfouz – Akhenaten, Dweller In Truth
Guillermo Cabrera Infante – Three Trapped Tigers
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Half Of A Yellow Sun
Keigo Higashino – The Devotion of Suspect X
Amos Oz – My Michael
Louis-Ferdinand Céline – Journey To The End Of The Night
Giovanni Verga – I Malavoglia
Jorge Amado – Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon
Gavan Daws – Shoal Of Time
Haruki Murakami – 1Q84
Friedrich Dürrenmatt – The Visit
Lee Ki-ho – At Least We Can Apologize
José Saramago – Blindness
Hermann Hesse – Steppenwolf

Poems
Robert Frost – “The Road Not Taken”
Robert Burns – “To A Mouse”
Emily Dickinson – “Because I Could Not Stop For Death”
Robert Browning – “My Last Duchess”
Qu Yuan – “Li Sao”
Rafael Guillen – “Not Fear”

Novellas
Friedrich Dürrenmatt – The Assignment
Wang Anyi – Lapse Of Time

Plays
Luigi Pirandello – Six Characters In Search Of An Author
Molière – Tartuffe
Juha Jokela – Fundamentalisti
Sophocles – Oedipus Rex
Samuel Beckett – Waiting For Godot
Thornton Wilder – Our Town
George Bernard Shaw – Pygmalion
Ji Junxiang – The Orphan of Zhao

Films
The Bicycle Thieves
Umberto D.
The Graduate
Theeb
Das Leben der Anderen
La Haine
In The Company Of Men
Battle Royale
The Leopard
Loves Of A Blonde
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
Das Boot
Chris The Swiss
Double Indemnity
Bonnie And Clyde
Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Yesterday Girl
Trances
Lust, Caution
Two-Lane Blacktop
Eshtebak
Amores Perros
Clerks
Whisky
Taxi Driver
A Scanner Darkly
Kukurantumi Road To Accra
Jaws
Mar Adentro
Die Brücke
Five Broken Cameras
Rebecca
L’Avventura
In the Hell of Chaco
The Great Dictator
Funny Girl
M
Le Souffle au Coeur
Ran
Repulsion
Moonlight
Urga
Hausu

Musicals
Elixier
Candide
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
Aida

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