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Author Theme Reads

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This group is for readers who wish to focus on one author at a time, in an effort to understand the development of an author's writings, literary technique, and general viewpoints on life.

There is no 2015 author or mini-authors as I am too busy to moderate the group in 2015. If someone would like to take over for a while or would like to start a group read, however, please feel free to do so or contact me, the administrator/creator of the group.

2014:Thomas Mann
2013:Emile Zola, Honore de Balzac, Guy de Maupassant, Marguerite Duras, Simone de Beauvoir
2012: Shusaku Endo, Natsume Soseki, Kobo Abe, Ryu Murakami, Yuko Mishima
2011: Mario Vargas Llosa, Jose Saramago, JMG Le Clezio, Ngugi wa Thiong'o
2010: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, Junichiro Tanizaki, Cormac McCarthy
2009: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Virginia Woolf, JD Salinger, Kazuo Ishiguro

Not interested in our current author choice? Check out our daughter group, Monthly Author Reads.

Total members: 140 members

Recent members: woodyh, debrakeogh, kara.shamy, kay0211, Tuirgin, mrsammr, labwriter, alphavita, BookishMatters, JennieKillough, MsMirabile, AuthorBernardB, OldDan, Kaouther, avatarodyssey, flyheatherfly, RichardeFisher, chlorine, bslavin, chellers, Myotis_sarahii, ReneeSzostek, kellijean13, Hermias, completenovice, guppyfp, amanda784, SassyLassy, DAR1102, TedWitham

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Virginia Woolf: Jacob's Room 14Nickelini, June 2019ignore
Netochka Nezvanova 11-pilgrim-, March 2019ignore
Germinal by Zola 21boleslasditboby, September 2018ignore
The Box Man by Kobo Abe 9lilisin, May 2015ignore
Mann: Disorder and Early Sorrow (SPOILERS POSSIBLE) 5aulsmith, December 2014ignore
Announcement 6lilisin, November 2014ignore
2013 in France: What are you reading? 69lilisin, November 2014ignore
Mann: Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man 1rebeccanyc, November 2014ignore
Zola: Money 1rebeccanyc, May 2014ignore
Mann: Death in Venice 8aulsmith, May 2014ignore
Mann: Stories and Novellas 3rebeccanyc, May 2014ignore
Mann: Tonio Kroger SPOILERS THREAD 4rebeccanyc, May 2014ignore
Emile Zola - Resources and General Discussion 23slickdpdx, March 2014ignore
Introducing Thomas Mann 40jcbrunner, February 2014ignore
The Beast Within by Zola 1rebeccanyc, February 2014ignore
Duras: The Sea Wall 3chlorine, January 2014ignore
Looking ahead to Salinger 7edwinbcn, December 2013ignore
Salinger: For Esmé with Love and Squalor or Nine Stories 3edwinbcn, December 2013ignore
Dostoevsky: Winter Notes on Summer Impressions 2edwinbcn, December 2013ignore
Salinger: Franny and Zooey 2edwinbcn, December 2013ignore
Salinger: Catcher in the Rye 21edwinbcn, December 2013ignore
Dostoevsky: The Double 2edwinbcn, December 2013ignore
Dostoevsky: Notes from Underground 11edwinbcn, December 2013ignore
Preparing for 2014 37rebeccanyc, December 2013ignore
Simone de Beauvoir General Thread 9edwinbcn, December 2013ignore
Duras: Plays and Films 6edwinbcn, December 2013ignore
Zola: The Masterpiece 1rebeccanyc, November 2013ignore
de Beauvoir : The Second Sex 15chlorine, October 2013ignore
French authors general thread 37rebeccanyc, October 2013ignore
Duras: L'amour 1rebeccanyc, September 2013ignore
Maupassant: Short Story Collections 4rebeccanyc, September 2013ignore
Duras: Minor works 1edwinbcn, September 2013ignore
The Ladies' Paradise by Zola 9rebeccanyc, August 2013ignore
Marguerite Duras: General Thread 8chlorine, August 2013ignore
The Kill by Zola 15chlorine, August 2013ignore
Duras: The Lover 2Cecilturtle, August 2013ignore
Duras: The Sailor from Gibraltar 1StevenTX, August 2013ignore
The Belly of Paris by Zola 13slickdpdx, July 2013ignore
Duras: The North China Lover 3lilisin, July 2013ignore
L'Assommoir by Zola 8jfetting, July 2013ignore
Preparing for 2013 72rebeccanyc, June 2013ignore
Zweig: Zweig's shorter works. 34jfetting, June 2013ignore
Guy de Maupassant: General Thread 4StevenTX, May 2013ignore
The Conquest of Plassans by Zola 4rebeccanyc, May 2013ignore
Secret Rendezvous by Kobo Abe 4rebeccanyc, May 2013ignore
The Joy of Life by Emile Zola 2slickdpdx, May 2013ignore
Nana by Zola 4BALE, May 2013ignore
Maupassant: Alien Hearts 1rebeccanyc, May 2013ignore
Abbe Mouret's Sin by Zola 2rebeccanyc, April 2013ignore
Pot Luck by Zola 5StevenTX, April 2013ignore
Maupassant - Une Vie (A Life) 1StevenTX, March 2013ignore
Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment 17Merelyplayers, March 2013ignore
Balzac: Père Goriot 6SassyLassy, March 2013ignore
Balzac: Eugénie Grandet 1StevenTX, March 2013ignore
Balzac: Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes (A Harlot High and Low) 2rebeccanyc, March 2013ignore
Balzac: Lost Illusions 1rebeccanyc, March 2013ignore
Toilers of the Sea Group Read 36edwinbcn, February 2013ignore
Balzac : Colonel Chabert 1edwinbcn, February 2013ignore
Mishima : Forbidden Colours 3Joe.Tranter, January 2013ignore
Honoré de Balzac - Resources and General Discussion 18BALE, January 2013ignore
1Q84 Group Read 52lilisin, January 2013ignore
His Excellency Eugene Rougon by Zola 6lriley, January 2013ignore
The Fortune of the Rougons by Zola 5rebeccanyc, January 2013ignore
Mishima : The Samurai ethic and modern Japan 6lilisin, January 2013ignore
The Dream by Zola 1rebeccanyc, January 2013ignore
Scandal by Shusaku Endo 8JDHomrighausen, December 2012ignore
2012 in Japan: What are you reading now? 89rebeccanyc, December 2012ignore
The Final Martyrs discussion..... 4hemlokgang, December 2012ignore
Deep River by Shusaku Endo 11JDHomrighausen, December 2012ignore
When I Whistle by Shusaku Endo. 5rebeccanyc, December 2012ignore
Five by Endo by Shusaku Endo 1JDHomrighausen, December 2012ignore
Monthly Author Reads Group Back Open 2.Monkey., November 2012ignore
Idea for Author Theme Reads 3BALE, November 2012ignore
Japanese authors general thread 63edwinbcn, November 2012ignore
Mishima : The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea 2edwinbcn, October 2012ignore
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima 1rebeccanyc, October 2012ignore
Preparing for 2012! 76kidzdoc, October 2012ignore
Almost Transparent Blue by Ryū Murakami 3lilisin, September 2012ignore
Japan Read 2012: Translators and Presses 19lilisin, September 2012ignore
The Samurai by Shusaku Endo 12hemlokgang, September 2012ignore
Popular Hits of the Showa Era by Ryū Murakami 3cameling, September 2012ignore
A Life of Jesus by Shusaku Endo 1JDHomrighausen, August 2012ignore
In the Miso Soup by Ryū Murakami 1StevenTX, August 2012ignore
Piercing by Ryū Murakami 1StevenTX, August 2012ignore
[Silence] by [[Shusaku Endo]] 20rebeccanyc, August 2012ignore
Sixty-Nine by Ryū Murakami 2rebeccanyc, July 2012ignore
Ryu Murakami essay 10rebeccanyc, July 2012ignore
Coin Locker Babies by Ryu Murakami 2lilisin, July 2012ignore
The Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō Abé 10Rise, May 2012ignore
The Face of Another by Kobo Abe 3lilisin, April 2012ignore
The Sea and Poison by Shusaku Endo 7lilisin, March 2012ignore
Sanshirō by Natsume Sōseki 1rebeccanyc, March 2012ignore
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter 5hemlokgang, February 2012ignore
Kokoro by Natsume Soseki 2rebeccanyc, February 2012ignore
Botchan by Natsume Soseki 3kidzdoc, January 2012ignore
Stained Glass Elegies by Shusaku Endo 1kidzdoc, January 2012ignore
Volcano by Shusaku Endo 1kidzdoc, January 2012ignore
Petals of Blood by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o 9EBT1002, January 2012ignore
Junichiro Tanizaki's works 9lilisin, January 2012ignore

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