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.

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.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Virginia Woolf: Jacob's Room14 unread / 14Nickelini, June 2019
Netochka Nezvanova11 unread / 11-pilgrim-, March 2019
Germinal by Zola21 unread / 21boleslasditboby, September 2018
The Box Man by Kobo Abe9 unread / 9lilisin, May 2015
Mann: Disorder and Early Sorrow (SPOILERS POSSIBLE)5 unread / 5aulsmith, December 2014
Announcement6 unread / 6lilisin, November 2014
2013 in France: What are you reading?69 unread / 69lilisin, November 2014
Mann: Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man1 unread / 1rebeccanyc, November 2014
Zola: Money1 unread / 1rebeccanyc, May 2014
Mann: Death in Venice8 unread / 8aulsmith, May 2014
Mann: Stories and Novellas3 unread / 3rebeccanyc, May 2014
Mann: Tonio Kroger SPOILERS THREAD4 unread / 4rebeccanyc, May 2014
Emile Zola - Resources and General Discussion23 unread / 23slickdpdx, March 2014
Introducing Thomas Mann40 unread / 40jcbrunner, February 2014
The Beast Within by Zola1 unread / 1rebeccanyc, February 2014
Duras: The Sea Wall3 unread / 3chlorine, January 2014
Looking ahead to Salinger7 unread / 7edwinbcn, December 2013
Salinger: For Esmé with Love and Squalor or Nine Stories3 unread / 3edwinbcn, December 2013
Dostoevsky: Winter Notes on Summer Impressions2 unread / 2edwinbcn, December 2013
Salinger: Catcher in the Rye21 unread / 21edwinbcn, December 2013
Dostoevsky: Notes from Underground11 unread / 11edwinbcn, December 2013
Preparing for 201437 unread / 37rebeccanyc, December 2013
Simone de Beauvoir General Thread9 unread / 9edwinbcn, December 2013
Duras: Plays and Films6 unread / 6edwinbcn, December 2013
Zola: The Masterpiece1 unread / 1rebeccanyc, November 2013
de Beauvoir : The Second Sex15 unread / 15chlorine, October 2013
French authors general thread37 unread / 37rebeccanyc, October 2013
Duras: L'amour1 unread / 1rebeccanyc, September 2013
Maupassant: Short Story Collections4 unread / 4rebeccanyc, September 2013
The Ladies' Paradise by Zola9 unread / 9rebeccanyc, August 2013
Marguerite Duras: General Thread8 unread / 8chlorine, August 2013
The Kill by Zola15 unread / 15chlorine, August 2013
Duras: The Lover2 unread / 2Cecilturtle, August 2013
Duras: The Sailor from Gibraltar1 unread / 1StevenTX, August 2013
The Belly of Paris by Zola13 unread / 13slickdpdx, July 2013
Duras: The North China Lover3 unread / 3lilisin, July 2013
L'Assommoir by Zola8 unread / 8jfetting, July 2013
Preparing for 201372 unread / 72rebeccanyc, June 2013
Zweig: Zweig's shorter works.34 unread / 34jfetting, June 2013
Guy de Maupassant: General Thread4 unread / 4StevenTX, May 2013
The Conquest of Plassans by Zola4 unread / 4rebeccanyc, May 2013
Secret Rendezvous by Kobo Abe4 unread / 4rebeccanyc, May 2013
The Joy of Life by Emile Zola2 unread / 2slickdpdx, May 2013
Nana by Zola4 unread / 4BALE, May 2013
Maupassant: Alien Hearts1 unread / 1rebeccanyc, May 2013
Abbe Mouret's Sin by Zola2 unread / 2rebeccanyc, April 2013
Pot Luck by Zola5 unread / 5StevenTX, April 2013
Maupassant - Une Vie (A Life)1 unread / 1StevenTX, March 2013
Dostoevsky: Crime and Punishment18 unread / 18Merelyplayers, March 2013
Balzac: Père Goriot6 unread / 6SassyLassy, March 2013
Balzac: Eugénie Grandet1 unread / 1StevenTX, March 2013
Balzac: Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes (A Harlot High and Low)2 unread / 2rebeccanyc, March 2013
Balzac: Lost Illusions1 unread / 1rebeccanyc, March 2013
Toilers of the Sea Group Read36 unread / 36edwinbcn, February 2013
Mishima : Forbidden Colours3 unread / 3Joe.Tranter, January 2013
Honoré de Balzac - Resources and General Discussion18 unread / 18BALE, January 2013
1Q84 Group Read52 unread / 52lilisin, January 2013
His Excellency Eugene Rougon by Zola6 unread / 6lriley, January 2013
The Fortune of the Rougons by Zola5 unread / 5rebeccanyc, January 2013
Mishima : The Samurai ethic and modern Japan6 unread / 6lilisin, January 2013
The Dream by Zola1 unread / 1rebeccanyc, January 2013
Scandal by Shusaku Endo8 unread / 8JDHomrighausen, December 2012
2012 in Japan: What are you reading now?89 unread / 89rebeccanyc, December 2012
The Final Martyrs discussion.....4 unread / 4hemlokgang, December 2012
Deep River by Shusaku Endo11 unread / 11JDHomrighausen, December 2012
When I Whistle by Shusaku Endo.5 unread / 5rebeccanyc, December 2012
Five by Endo by Shusaku Endo1 unread / 1JDHomrighausen, December 2012
Monthly Author Reads Group Back Open2 unread / 2.Monkey., November 2012
Idea for Author Theme Reads3 unread / 3BALE, November 2012
Japanese authors general thread63 unread / 63edwinbcn, November 2012
Mishima : The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea2 unread / 2edwinbcn, October 2012
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima1 unread / 1rebeccanyc, October 2012
Preparing for 2012!76 unread / 76kidzdoc, October 2012
Almost Transparent Blue by Ryū Murakami3 unread / 3lilisin, September 2012
Japan Read 2012: Translators and Presses19 unread / 19lilisin, September 2012
The Samurai by Shusaku Endo12 unread / 12hemlokgang, September 2012
Popular Hits of the Showa Era by Ryū Murakami3 unread / 3cameling, September 2012
A Life of Jesus by Shusaku Endo1 unread / 1JDHomrighausen, August 2012
In the Miso Soup by Ryū Murakami1 unread / 1StevenTX, August 2012
Piercing by Ryū Murakami1 unread / 1StevenTX, August 2012
[Silence] by [[Shusaku Endo]]20 unread / 20rebeccanyc, August 2012
Sixty-Nine by Ryū Murakami2 unread / 2rebeccanyc, July 2012
Ryu Murakami essay10 unread / 10rebeccanyc, July 2012
Coin Locker Babies by Ryu Murakami2 unread / 2lilisin, July 2012
The Woman in the Dunes by Kōbō Abé10 unread / 10Rise, May 2012
The Face of Another by Kobo Abe3 unread / 3lilisin, April 2012
The Sea and Poison by Shusaku Endo7 unread / 7lilisin, March 2012
Sanshirō by Natsume Sōseki1 unread / 1rebeccanyc, March 2012
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter5 unread / 5hemlokgang, February 2012
Kokoro by Natsume Soseki2 unread / 2rebeccanyc, February 2012
Botchan by Natsume Soseki3 unread / 3kidzdoc, January 2012
Stained Glass Elegies by Shusaku Endo1 unread / 1kidzdoc, January 2012
Volcano by Shusaku Endo1 unread / 1kidzdoc, January 2012
Petals of Blood by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o9 unread / 9EBT1002, January 2012
Junichiro Tanizaki's works9 unread / 9lilisin, January 2012
Matigari by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o2 unread / 2rebeccanyc, December 2011
Introducing Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o12 unread / 12laytonwoman3rd, December 2011
Weep Not, Child by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o4 unread / 4rebeccanyc, December 2011
The River Between by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o6 unread / 6jfetting, December 2011
Devil on the Cross by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o1 unread / 1rebeccanyc, November 2011
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