Classics Revisited by Kenneth Rexroth

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Some of Rexroth's essays from Classics Revisited are available at Bureau of Public Secrets

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  1. The Epic of Gilgamesh
  2. Homer. The Iliad
  3. Homer. The Odyssey
  4. Beowulf
  5. Njal's Saga
  6. Job
  7. The Mahabharata
  8. The Kalevala
  9. Sappho. Poems
  10. Aeschylus. The Oresteia
  11. Sophocles. The Theban Plays
  12. Euripides
  13. Herodotus. History
  14. Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War
  15. Plato. The Trial and Death of Socrates
  16. Plato. The Republic
  17. The Greek Anthology
  18. Lucretius. On the Nature of Things
  19. Livy. Early Rome
  20. Julius Caesar. The War in Gaul
  21. Petronius. The Satyricon
  22. Tacitus. Histories
  23. Plutarch. Parallel Lives
  24. Marcus Aurelius. Meditations
  25. Apuleius. The Golden Ass
  26. Medieval Latin Lyrics
  27. Tu Fu. Poems
  28. Classic Japanese Poetry
  29. Lady Murasaki. The Tale of Genji
  30. Chaucer. Canterbury Tales
  31. Rabelais. The Adventures of Gargantua and Pantagruel
  32. Marco Polo. The Travels of Marco Polo
  33. Thomas More. Utopia
  34. Machiavelli. The Prince
  35. Malory. Le Morte d'Arthur
  36. Montaigne. Essays
  37. Cervantes. Don Quixote
  38. Shakespeare. Macbeth
  39. Shakespeare. The Tempest
  40. Webster. The Duchess of Malfi
  41. Ben Jonson. Volpone
  42. Izaak Walton. The Compleat Angler
  43. John Bunyan. Pilgrim's Progress
  44. Tsao Hsueh Chin. The Dream of the Red Chamber
  45. Giacomo Casanova. History of My Life
  46. Henry Fielding Tom Jones
  47. Laurence Sterne. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent
  48. Restif de la Bretonne. Monsieur Nicolas
  49. Edward Gibbon. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  50. Stendhal. The Red and the Black
  51. Baudelaire. Poems
  52. Karl Marx. The Communist Manifesto
  53. Walt Whitman. Leaves of Grass
  54. Dostoevsky. The Brothers Karamazov
  55. Gustave Flaubert. A Sentimental Education
  56. Tolstoy. War and Peace
  57. Rimbaud. Poems
  58. Edmond and Jules de Goncourt. Journal
  59. Mark Twain. Huckleberry Finn
  60. Chekhov. Plays

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First posted: February 1998