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Raymond Queneau, ed., Pour une Bibliotheque Ideal [1956]

    104 entries: 74 monographical, 30 otherwise
    Ranked

    Raymond Queneau's Pour une Bibliotheque Ideal is very difficult to find. Thankfully, one the best sites on the web, Bureau of Public Secrets, features a transcription of the 100 entries of that book's final list. In a project similar to J Peder Zane's, Queneau asked several French authors and critics each to draw up a list of their favorite 100 books. Bibliotheque Ideal includes those responses as well as the overall list seen here.


    • William Shakespeare

    Plays_4
    late Sixteenth-early Seventeenth centuries—English
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  1. The Bible_17

  2. Downs also lists John Wycliffe's 1382 English translation of the Vulgate; Bloom, Dirda, and the Globe and Mail specify the King James Version, translated 1604-11 to English from the Hebrew and Aramaic (Old Testament) and the Greek (New Testament), revised 1769 by Benjamin Blayney—Hebrew; Aramaic; Greek
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  3. Marcel Proust

  4. À la Recherche du Temps Perdu_17
    In Search of Lost Time; In Remembrance of Things Past
    originally published in seven volumes, two of which originally published as two books each, 1913-27—French

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  5. Michel de Montaigne

  6. Les Essais_26
    Essays
    originally published in three volumes: 1580, 1588, and 1595—French

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  7. François Rabelais

  8. La Vie de Gargantua et de Pantagruel_22
    originally published in five volumes: Les Horribles et Épouvantables Faits et Prouesses du Très Renommé Pantagruel Roi des Dipsodes, Fils du Grand Géant Gargantua, 1532; La Vie Très Horrifique du Grand Gargantua, Père de Pantagruel, 1534; Le Tiers Livre des Faicts et Dicts Héroïques du Bon Pantagruel, 1546; Le Quart Livre des Faicts et Dicts Héroïques du Bon Pantagruel, 1552; Le Cinquiesme et Dernier Livre des Faicts et Dicts Héroïques du Bon Pantagruel, 1564; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Thomas Urquhart and Peter Motteux's English translation—French
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  9. Charles Baudelaire

  10. Les Fleurs du Mal_7
    The Flowers of Evil
    1857—French

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  11. Blaise Pascal

  12. Pensées_20
    Thoughts
    1669—French

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    • Molière

    Plays_5
    Seventeenth Century—French
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  13. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  14. Les Confessions_14
    1782—French
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  15. Stendhal

  16. Le Rouge et le Noir, Chronique du XIXe Siècle_18
    The Red and the Black
    1830—French

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    • Plato

    Dialogues_10
    early Fourth Century B C—Greek
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  17. Stendhal

  18. Le Chartreuse de Parme_12
    The Charterhouse of Parma
    1839—French

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  19. François Villon

  20. Le Grand Testament Villon et le Petit. Son Codicille. Le Jargon et Ses Ballades_6
    1489—French
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    Arthur Rimbaud
    • Poems_3

    late Nineteenth Century—French
    *France* *Rexroth* *Ward*

  21. Les Illuminations_5

  22. published in part serially May-Jun. 1886 in La Vogue; in its entirety later the same year—French
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  23. Jean François Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz

  24. Mémoires du Cardinal de Retz_1
    1717—French
    *France*

  25. Leo Tolstoy

  26. Voyna i Mir"_24
    War and Peace
    originally entitled 1805, published in part, 1865 and 1867; retitled and published in its entirety, 1869—Russian

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  27. Louis de Rouvroy, Duc de Saint-Simon

  28. Memoires_1
    written 1739-49; published in part, 1788; in its entirety, 1858—French
    *France*

  29. Miguel de Cervantes

  30. El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha_36
    Don Quixote
    originally published in two volumes, 1605 and 1615; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Edith Grossman's English translation—Spanish

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    • Jean Racine

    Plays_2
    Seventeenth Century—French
    *France* *Read*

    • Aeschylus

    Plays_3
    Fifth Century B C—Greek
    *Baldwin* *France* *Read*

  31. Fyodor Dostoevsky

  32. Brat'â Karamazovy_23
    The Brothers Karamazov
    originally published serially 1880 in Rússkij Véstnik—Russian

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    • Stéphane Mallarmé

    Poems_1
    late Nineteenth Century—French
    *France*

  33. Jean de la Fontaine

  34. Fables_7
    originally published in 12 volumes: first-sixth, 1668; seventh-eleventh, 1678; twelfth, 1694—French
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  35. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  36. Faust_26
    originally published in two volumes: first, Faust. Der Tragödie Erster Teil, published in part, 1790; in its entirey, 1808; revised 1829; second, Faust. Der Tragödie Zweiter Teil, 1832—German
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  37. Guillaume Apollinaire

  38. Alcools_2
    1913—French
    *France* *Bloom*

  39. Gustave Flaubert

  40. L'Éducation Sentimentale_8
    1869—French
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  41. Homer

  42. Odýsseia_36
    The Odyssey
    ca. Ninth-Eighth centuries B.C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Robert Fitzgerald's English translation—Greek

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    • Pierre Corneille

    Plays_1
    Seventeenth Century—French
    *France*

  43. Dante

  44. La Divina Commedia_33
    The Divine Comedy
    originally entitled La Commedia; written ca. 1308-21—Italian

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  45. François-René de Chateaubriand

  46. Memoires d'Outre Tombe_2
    published in two volumes, 1849 and 1850—French
    *France* *Ward*

    • Honoré de Balzac

    La Comédie Humaine_5
    collective name for 91 finished and 46 unfinished works; Nineteenth Century—French
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    • Sophocles

    Plays_3
    Fifth Century B C—Greek
    *Baldwin* *France* *Read*

  47. James Joyce

  48. Ulysses_20
    published in part serially Mar. 1918-Dec. 1920 in the Little Review; in its entirety, 1922—English
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  49. Choderlos de Laclos

  50. Les Liaisons Dangereuses_6
    The Dangerous Liaisons
    1782—French

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  51. Jonathan Swift

  52. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and Then a Captain of Several Ships_29
    Gulliver's Travels
    1726; revised 1735—English

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    • Paul Verlaine

    Poems_2
    late Nineteenth Century—French
    *France* *Newman*

  53. Gustave Flaubert

  54. Madame Bovary_29
    originally published serially Oct. 1856-Dec. 1856 in La Revue de Paris; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Frances Steegmuller's English translation—French
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  55. Arthur Rimbaud

  56. Une Saison en Enfer_6
    A Season in Hell
    1873—French

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  57. René Descartes

  58. Discours de la Méthode Pour Bien Conduire sa Raison, et Chercher la Vérité dans les Sciences_17
    Discourse on the Method
    1637—French

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  59. Abbé Prévost

  60. L'Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut_3
    seventh volume of Homme de Qualité, 1731; published separately the same year—French
    *France* *Ward* *Bloom*

  61. Pierre de Ronsard

  62. Les Odes_2
    originally published in five volumes: first-fourth, 1550; fifth, 1552—French
    *France* *Bloom*

    • Aristophanes

    Plays_4
    late Fifth Century B C—Greek
    *Baldwin* *France* *Good* *Read*

    Cornelius Tacitus
  63. Historiae_8

  64. written ca. 100-10—Latin
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  65. Annales_11

  66. written First Century—Latin
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  67. Baruch Spinoza

  68. Ethica, Ordine Geometrico Demonstrata_15
    Ethics
    1677—Latin

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    • Friedrich Hölderlin

    Poems_1
    late Eighteenth-early Nineteenth centuries—German
    *France*

    Gérard de Nerval
    • Les Filles du Feu_1

    1854; stories, essays, and other works previously published—French
    *France*

    • Les Chimères_1

    twelve poems originally published in periodicals and earlier books by the author; included in Les Filles du Feu, 1854—French
    *France* *Bloom*

  69. Daniel Defoe

  70. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner_21
    originally anonymously published 1719—English
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  71. Augustine of Hippo

  72. Confessionum Libri Tredecim_23
    The Confessions of St. Augustine
    written 397-98—Latin

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  73. Comte de Lautreamont

  74. Les Chants de Maldoror_2
    The Songs of Maldoror
    1869—French

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  75. Victor Hugo

  76. Les Misérables_18
    1862—French
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  77. Lewis Carroll

  78. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland_17
    1865—English
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    • Alfred de Musset

    Comédies et Proverbes_1
    title used for varying collections of Musset's plays; Nineteenth Century—French
    *France*

  79. Jules Renard

  80. Journal de Jules Renard_1
    1925—French
    *France*

  81. Homer

  82. Iliad_33
    ca. Ninth-Eighth centuries B.C; Cowan and Guinness ("Trinity") specifiy Richard Lattimore's English translation; Mallison ("Smart") notes Derek Jacobi's modern aural version—Greek
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  83. Odýsseia_36

  84. The Odyssey
    ca. Ninth-Eighth centuries B.C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Robert Fitzgerald's English translation—Greek

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  85. Fyodor Dostoevsky

  86. Idiot_11
    originally published serially 1868-9 in Rússkij Véstnik—Russian
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  87. Emily Brontë

  88. Wuthering Heights_17
    originally published 1847 under the pseudonym, Ellis Bell; revised 1850—English
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  89. Fyodor Dostoevsky

  90. Besy_9
    Demons; The Devils; The Possessed
    1872—Russian

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    • Voltaire

    Stories_1
    Eighteenth Century—French
    *France*

    • William Blake

    Poems_2
    late Eighteenth-early Nineteenth centuries—English
    *France* *Magill*

  91. Fyodor Dostoevsky

  92. Prestuplénie i Nakazániye_22
    Crime and Punishment
    originally published serially Jan.-Dec. 1866 in Rússkij Véstnik; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's English translation—Russian

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  93. Plutarch

  94. Bìoi Paràllēloi_18
    Parallel Lives; Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans
    First Century—Greek

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  95. Madame de la Fayette

  96. La Princess de Clèves_4
    originallly anonymously published 1678—French
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  97. Karl Marx

  98. Das Kapital, Kritik der Politischen Ökonomie_12
    published in three volumes: 1867, 1885, and 1894—German
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  99. Benjamin Constant

  100. Adolphe, Anecdote Trouvée dans les Papiers d'un Inconnu_2
    originally anonymously published 1816—French
    *France* *Bloom*

    • Pierre Beaumarchais

    Plays_1
    Eighteenth Century—French
    *France*

  101. Agrippa d'Aubigné

  102. Les Tragiques_2
    1616—French
    *France* *Bloom*

  103. Alfred de Vigny

  104. Les Destinées_1
    1864—French
    *France*

    • Federico García Lorca

    Poems_2
    early Twentieth Century—Spanish
    *France* *Ward*

  105. André Malraux

  106. La Condition Humaine_5
    Man's Fate
    1933—French

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  107. Francois de la Rochefoucauld

  108. Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales_4
    originally anonymously published 1665—French
    *Durant* *France* *Ward* *Bloom*

  109. Jean de la Bruyère

  110. Les Caractères_1
    1688—French
    *France*

    • Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sévigné (Madame de Sévigné)

    Correspondence_2
    Seventeenth Century—French
    *France* *Newman*

  111. Emile Littré

  112. Le Dictionnaire de la Langue Française_1
    1863-72—French
    *France*

  113. Alfred Jarry

  114. Ubu Roi_1
    1896—French
    *France*

    • Paul Valéry

    Poems_1
    early Twentieth Century—French
    *France*

  115. Blaise Pascal

  116. Lettres Provinciales_6
    1656-57—French
    *Classics* *France* *Read* *Ward* *Adler* *Trinity*

  117. T E Lawrence

  118. Seven Pillars of Wisdom_3
    1922—English
    *France* *Zane* *Telegraph*

    • Prosper Mérimée

    Stories_2
    Nineteenth Century—French
    *France* *Dirda*

    • Paul Valéry

    Variétes_1
    four volumes of essays previously published—French
    *France*

    • Heraclitus

    Selected works_3
    ca. late Sixth-early Fifth centuries B C; only fragments of his work are extant—Greek
    *France* *Bloom* *Dirda*

    • Pierre de Marivaux

    Plays_1
    Eighteenth Century—French
    *France*

  119. Victor Hugo

  120. La Légende des Siècles_2
    originally published in three volumes: 1859, 1877, and 1883—French
    *France* *Trinity*

  121. Franz Kafka

  122. Der Prozess_16
    The Trial
    1925—German

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    • Voltaire

    Correspondence_1
    Eighteenth Century—French
    *France*

  123. Guillaume Apollinaire

  124. Calligrammes: Poèmes de la Paix et de la Guerre 1913-1916_2
    1918—French
    *France* *Bloom*

  125. André Gide

  126. Journal_2
    originally published in two volumes, 1939 and 1950—French
    *France* *Bloom*

    • Hans Christian Andersen

    Fables_5
    Nineteenth Century—Danish
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  127. Alexandre Dumas

  128. Les Trois Mousquetaires_3
    The Three Musketeers
    originally published serially Mar.-Jul. 1844 in Le Siècle—French

    *France* *Guardian* *Newman*

  129. Giacomo Casanova

  130. Histoire de Ma Vie Jusqu'à l'An 1797 (The Story of My Life)_2
    The Story of My Life
    German translation published in part, 1822-4; abridged and censored version of the original French published 1826-38; original French published in its entirety, 1960-2—French

    *France* *Rexroth*

    --
  131. Kitab alf Laylah Wa-Laylah_17

  132. The Thousand and One Nights; The Arabian Nights
    Ninth-Fifteenth centuries; Taylor specifies Richard Burton's version—Arabic

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  133. Joseph Conrad

  134. Lord Jim_6
    originally published serially Oct. 1899-Nov. 1900 in Blackwood's Magazine—English
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    • Novalis

    "Poems and philosophical fragments"
    late Eighteenth Century—German
    *France*

  135. Friedrich Nietzsche

  136. Also Sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen_15
    Thus Spake Zarathustra
    originally published in four volumes, 1883-5—German

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    • Paul Claudel

    Plays_1
    early Twentieth Century—French
    *France*

  137. Tristan Corbière

  138. Les Amours Jaunes_2
    1873—French
    *France* *Bloom*

  139. Victor Hugo

  140. Les Contemplations_1
    1856—French
    French

    *France*

  141. San Juan de la Cruz (Saint John of the Cross)

  142. La Noche Oscura del Alma_1
    Dark Night of the Soul
    written 1578-79 and 1584-85—Spanish

    *France*

  143. Nikolai Gogol

  144. Mërtvyâ Duši_11
    Dead Souls
    1842—Russian

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  145. Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro)

  146. Aeneid_26
    First Century B C; Mallison ("Smart") specifies Dudley Fitts and Robert Fagles's English translation—Latin
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  147. Georges Bernanos

  148. Journal d'un Curé de Campagne_1
    Journal of a Country Priest
    1936—French

    *France*