Goethe, Faust, Part One and Act Five from Part Two.
Kafka,The Trial; The Castle; Amerika
Mann,Tonio Kröger; Death in Venice; The Magic Mountain
Wang Wei,The Poetry of Wang Wei, ed. Pauline Yu; Hiding the Universe: Poems by Wang Wei, ed. Wai-lim Yip (Grossman Pub.); The Poems of Wang Wei, trans. G.W. Robinson (Penguin Books) Also see: James Liu, The Art of Chinese Poetry.
Cáo Xuegin (Ts'ao Hsueh-ch'in), Dream of the Red Chamber (C.C. Wang trans., abr.); The Story of the Stone (David Hawkes, trans.: Vols. I, II and--if available-III); also see: Liu Wu-chi, An Introduction to Chinese Literature, pp. 237-246; C.T. Hsia, The Classic Chinese Novel, intro. and chap. VII; Jeanne Knoerle, S.P., The Dream of the Red Chamber.
Lu-Xùn (Lu Hsun), Complete Short Stories (Indiana UP). Also see: C.T. Hsia, A History of Modern Chinese Fiction, 1917-1957, pp. 3-54; T.A. Hsia, The Gate of Darkness:Studies of the Leftist Literary Movement in China: articles on Lu Xún; Milena Dolezelova, "Lu Xún's 'Medicine': in Merle Goldman, ed., Modern Chinese Literature in the May Fourth Era; William A. Lyell, Jr., Lu Hsun's Visions of Reality.
Gogol,The Inspector General; "The Nose"; "The Overcoat"; "Notes of a Madman"; Dead Souls.
Dostoevsky,The Double; Notes from Underground; Crime and Punishment (Norton Critical Ed.); The Devils; The Brothers Karamazov (Norton Critical Ed.)
Tolstoy, The Cossacks; War and Peace ; (Norton Critical Ed.); Anna Karenina (Norton Critical Ed.); The Death of Ivan Ilych.
Shakespeare,As You Like It; Hamlet; Othello; King Lear; Macbeth; Antony and Cleopatra; The Tempest; Henry IV, 1 & 2.
Milton,Lycidas; Comus; the sonnets; Paradise Lost
Wordsworth, "Tintern Abbey"; "Michael"; "Resolution and Independence"; "Ode: Intimations of Immortality"; The Prelude ; "Elegaic Stanzas"; Preface to Lyrical Ballads
Joyce, Dubliners; A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; Ulysses
Emerson, Nature; "The American Scholar"; "The Divinity School Address"; Essays: First and Second Series
Melville,Moby-Dick; "Bartleby the Scrivener"; Billy Budd; "Hawthorne and His Mosses" and letters to Hawthorne.
Faulkner, Light in August; The Sound and The Fury; Absalom, Absalom!
Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji (tr. E. Seidensticker). The Diaries (tr. R. Bowring).
Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Four Major Plays (tr. D. Keene): The Love-Suicides of Sonezaki; The Battle of Coxinga; The Uprooted Pine; The Love-Suicides of Amijima.
Natsume Soseki, Kokoro (tr. E. McClellan).
Plato,Apology; Crito; Phaedo; Symposium; Republic
Old Testament,Genesis; Exodus; Ecclesiastes; Psalms; Job; Song of Songs