The Reading List : Contemporary

Nikolai Lenin (1870-1924)

  • The State and Revolution

Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

  • Remembrance of Things Past

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

  • The Problems of Philosophy
  • The Analysis of the Mind
  • An Inquiry into Meaning and Truth
  • Human Knowledge; Its Scope and Limits

Charles Peguy (1873-1914)

  • The Mystery of the Holy Innocents
  • The Portal of the Mystery of Hope

Willa Cather (1873-1947)

  • O Pioneers!
  • My Antonia
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • Shadows on the Rock

G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

  • Orthodoxy
  • The Everlasting Man
  • The Complete Father Brown Stories
  • Essays
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Thomas Aquinas

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)

  • Book of Hours

Henri Gheon (1875-1944)

  • Plays

Thomas Mann (1875-1955)

  • The Magic Mountain
  • Joseph and His Brothers
  • Buddenbrooks
  • Death in Venice and Other Stories

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

  • The Meaning of Relativity
  • On the Method of Theoretical Physics
  • The Evolution of Physics

James Joyce (1882-1941)

  • The Dubliners
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Ulysses

Sigrid Undset (1882-1949)

  • Kristin Lavransdatter
  • Saint Catherine of Siena

Jacques Maritain (1882-1973)

  • Works

Franz Kafka (1883-1924)

  • The Trial
  • The Castle

Francois Mauriac (1885-1970)

  • Works

Romano Guardini (1885-1968)

  • Works

T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)

  • Works

Christopher Dawson (1889-1970)

  • Religion and the Rise of Western Culture
  • The Formation of Christendom
  • The Historic Reality of Christian Culture

Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975)

  • A Study of History
  • Civilization on Trial

Martin Heidegger (1889-1976)

  • Works

Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889-1977)

  • Works

Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940)

  • Master and Margarita

St. Edith Stein (1891-1942)

  • Works

Henri de Lubac (1896-1991)

  • Works

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

  • Works

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

  • Works

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966)

  • Works

Graham Greene (1904-1991)

  • The Power and the Glory
  • The End of the Affair

Joseph Pieper (1904-1997)

  • Works

Vasily Grossman (1905-1964)

  • Life and Fate

Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

  • Nausea
  • No Exit
  • Being and Nothingness

Vatican II Documents

Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988)

  • Works

Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

  • The Seven Storey Mountain

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • The First Circle
  • Cancer Ward
  • The Gulag Archipelago

St. John Paul II (1920-2005)

  • Works

Shusaku Endo (1923-1996)

  • Silence

Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964)

  • Works

Pope Benedict XVI (1927-)

  • Works

Alasdair MacIntyre (1929-)

  • Works

To be continued…

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