Non-breezy Summer Reading: Overlooked Books from the 20th Century, Year by Year (a working evolving list in progress)


The Eternal City by Hall Caine, 1901






















  • 1901 ... Monsieur de Phocas by Jean Lorrain
  • 1902 ... Lavinia by Rhoda Broughton 
  • 1902 ... The Supermale by Alfred Jarry
  • 1902 ... Land by Olha Kobylianska
  • 1903 ... The Riddle of the Sands by Robert Erskine Childers
  • 1904 ... Jean-Christophe by Romain Rolland 
  • 1904 ... Black Opium by Claude Farrere 
  • 1904 ... Belchamber by Howard O Sturgis
  • 1905 ... The Diary of a Lost Girl by Margarete Bohme
  • 1905 ... The Gaucho War by Leopoldo Lugones
  • 1906 ... A Night in the Luxembourg by Remy de Gourmont
  • 1907 ... Sanin by Mikhail Artsybashev
  • 1908 ... The Fiery Angel by Valery Bryusov
  • 1909 ... Vita Sexualis by Mori Ogai
  • 1910 ... The Blue Peril by Maurice Renard 
  • 1910 ... The Death of the Earth by J.-H. Rosny aine

The Lunar Trilogy by Jerzy Zulawski, 1911 completed






















  • 1912 ... The Charwoman's Daughter by James Stephens
  • 1913 ... The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • 1914 ... Locus Solus by Raymond Roussel
  • 1915 ... Strange Life of Ivan Osokin by P. D. Ouspensky
  • 1916 ... The Golden Arrow by Mary Webb
  • 1917 ... The Cream of the Jest by James Branch Cabell
  • 1918 ... From Nine to Nine by Leo Perutz
  • 1919 ... The Young Visitors by Daisy Ashford
  • 1919 ... The Last Days of Mankind by Karl Kraus
  • 1920 ... A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay
  • 1921 ... A Dark Night's Passing by Naoya Shiga
  • 1922 ... The Cubical City by Janet Flanner
  • 1922 ... Theodore Savage by Cicely Hamilton 
  • 1922 ... The Real Story of Ah Q and Other Tales of China
  • 1923 ... The Clockwork Man by E. V. Odle
  • 1924 ... The Constant Nymph by Margaret Kennedy
  • 1925 ... The Twilight of the Nymphs by Pierre Louys
  • 1926 ... The Time of Man by Elizabeth Madox Roberts
  • 1927 ... Babylon by Rene Crevel
  • 1927 ... The Man with Six Senses by Muriel Jaeger
  • 1928 ... Winter Sonata by Dorothy Edwards
  • 1929 ... The Seven Madmen by Roberto Arlt
  • 1930 ... Revolt in Aspromonte by Corrado Alvaro 
  • 1931 ... Hunger and Love by Lionel Britton
  • 1932 ... The Body's Rapture by Jules Romains
  • 1932 ... Cat Country by Lao She 
  • 1933 ... The Forty Days of Musa Dagh by Franz Werfel
  • 1934 ... Tros of Samothrace by Talbot Mundy
  • 1935 ... The Field of Life and Death by Xiao Hong
  • 1936 ... The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat
  • 1937 ... To Walk the Night by William Sloane
  • 1938 ... Chateau d'Argol by Julien Gracq
  • 1938 ... The Autobiography of William Butler Yeats
  • 1939 ... The Blaze of Noon by Rayner Heppenstall
  • 1940 ... Kallocain by Karen Boye
  • 1941 ... The Wind from Nowhere by Oscar Micheaux
  • 1941 ... The Man in a Hurry by Paul Morand
  • 1942 ... Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright
  • 1943 ... Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles
  • 1944 ... Canal Town by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • 1944 ... The Horse's Mouth by Joyce Cary
  • 1944 ... Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang
  • 1945 ... In Youth is Pleasure by Denton Welch
  • 1945 ... Children of the Rich by Lu Ling (vol. I, 1945; vol. II, 1948)
  • 1946 ... Night and the City by Gerald Kersh
  • 1947 ... One Fine Day by Mollie Panter-Downes
  • 1947 ... Fortress Besieged by Qian Zhongshu
  • 1948 ... No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai
  • 1948 ... Raintree Country by Ross Lockridge, Jr.
  • 1948 ... Stalingrad by Theodor Pleivier
  • 1949 ... Bitterwood Path by Thomas Hal Phillips
  • 1950 ... A Brief Life by Juan Carlos Onetti
  • 1951 ... The Dark Chateau by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 1951 ... We Are For the Dark: Six Ghost Stories by Elizabeth Jane Howard & Robert Aickman
  • 1952 ... The Bold Saboteurs by Chandler Brossard
  • 1953 ... One by David Karp
  • 1954 ... Self-Condemned by Wyndham Lewis
  • 1955 ... Solar Lottery by Philip K. Dick
  • 1956 ... The Demons by Heimito von Doderer
  • 1957 ... It Had Been A Mild, Delicate Night by Tom Kaye
  • 1958 ... The Underground City by H. L. Hume
  • 1959 ... The Ghost of Monsieur Scarron by Janet Lewis
  • 1960 ... Each Man In His Darkness by Julien Green
  • 1960 ... Palace of the Peacock by Wilson Harris
  • 1961 ... Lilith by J. R. Salamanca
  • 1962 ... Cockfighter by Charles Willeford
  • 1963 ... The Adventures of Werner Holt by Dieter Knoll
  • 1964 ... Berg by Ann Quin
  • 1964 ... Murder by Danielle Collobert
  • 1965 ... Genoa: A Telling of Wonders by Paul Metcalf
  • 1965 ... The Adaptable Man by Janet Frame
  • 1965 ... The Iguana by Anna Maria Ortese
  • 1966 ... Black Light by Galway Kinnell (revised, 1980)
  • 1967 ... Sheeper by Irving Rosenthal
  • 1968 ... One of the Children is Crying by Coleman Dowell
  • 1968 ... The Wall by Marlen Haushofer
  • 1969 ... Hind's Kidnap by Joseph McElroy
  • 1969 ... The Buzzards by Janet Burroway
  • 1970 ... Nightmare by Russell H. Greenan
  • 1970 ... Zettel's Traum ("Bottom's Dream") by Arno Schmidt
  • 1970 ... Fragments by Ayi Kwei Armah
  • 1971 ... The Adept by Michael McClure
  • 1971 ... My Son is a Splendid Driver by William Inge
  • 1971 ... Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor
  • 1972 ... Soul Catcher by Frank Herbert
  • 1973 ... Demons by Daylight by Ramsey Campbell
  • 1974 ... Your Sparkle Cavalcade of Death by Robert Shiarella
  • 1974 ... The Last Western by Thomas S. Klise
  • 1975 ... The Dissertation by R. M. Koster
  • 1976 ... The Yawning Heights by Alexander Zinoviev
  • 1976 ... Cutter & Bone by Newton Thornburg
  • 1976 ... Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
  • 1977 ... Ennal's Point by Alun Richards
  • 1977 ... The Women's Room by Marilyn French
  • 1977 ... Girl on a Bicycle by Leland Bardwell
  • 1977 ... The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You by Frank Stanford
  • 1978 ... Miss Giardino by Dorothy Bryant
  • 1979 ... Night Studies by Cyrus Colter
  • 1979 ... Incandescence by Craig Nova
  • 1980 ... Macho Camacho's Beat by Luis Rafael Sanchez
  • 1980 ... Mockingbird by Walter Tevis
  • 1981 ... Where Are You Dying Tonight? by Michel Leon
  • 1981 ... Flames Across the Border by Pierre Berton
  • 1981 ... Waking by Eva Figes
  • 1982 ... Sour Sweet by Timothy Mo
  • 1982 ... Durgaastamana ("Durga's Sunset") by Ta. Ra. Su
  • 1983 ... Arcadio by William Goyen
  • 1983 ... Dona Quixote and Other Citizens. Portrait by Leena Krohn
  • 1984 ... The Island of the Dead by Lya Luft
  • 1985 ... Smiles on Washington Square by Raymond Federman
  • 1986 ... The Nihiliesthete by Richard Kalich
  • 1986 ... Entering Fire by Rikki Ducornet
  • 1986 ... Nothing Natural by Jenny Diski
  • 1987 ... Inner-Tube by Hob Broun
  • 1988 ... The Wine-Dark Sea by Robert Aickman
  • 1989 ... Miss Lizzie by Walter Satterthwait 
  • 1990 ... Leaving Las Vegas by John O'Brien
  • 1991 ... The Accident by David Plante
  • 1992 ... Let the Dog Drive by David Bowman
  • 1992 ... Unquenchable Fire by Rachel Pollack
  • 1993 ... Nude Men by Amanda Filipacchi
  • 1993 ... Lajja by Taslima Nasrin
  • 1993 ... The Sound of Fishsteps by Buket Uzuner
  • 1994 ... Ava by Carole Maso
  • 1995 ... Sound on Sound by Christopher Sorrentino
  • 1995 ... Rat Bohemia by Sarah Schulman
  • 1996 ... The Faculty of Useless Knowledge by Yury Dombrovsky
  • 1996 ... In the Hold by Vladimir Arsenijevic
  • 1996 ... A Lazy Eye: Stories by Mary Morrissy
  • 1996 ... Lines of Fate by Mark Kharitonov
  • 1997 ... The Story I Tell Myself: A Venture in Existentialist Autobiography by Hazel E. Barnes
  • 1997 ... London Blues by Anthony Frewin
  • 1997 ... American Nomad by Steve Erickson
  • 1998 ... Dirty Havana Trilogy by Pedro Juan Gutierrez
  • 1999 ... A Drink Called Paradise by Terese Svoboda
  • 1999 ... Lightning on the Sun by Robert Bingham
  • 1999 ... The Driftless Zone by Rick Harsch
  • 2000 ... Place Last Seen by Charlotte McGuin Freeman