Canon

The Official Letters Journal Canon of Beloved Books and Influences:

  • Aeschylus – Oresteia
  • Plato – Symposium
  • Aristotle – Physics
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau – Discourses
  • Genesis
  • Job
  • Paul – Epistle to Romans
  • Gospel of Matthew
  • Gospel of John
  • Roberto Bolaño – 2666
  • Roberto Bolaño – The Third Reich
  • Don DeLillo – Point Omega
  • Sophocles – Oedipus at Colonus
  • Ezra Pound – Hugh Selwyn Mauberly
  • Herman Melville – Moby-Dick
  • Herman Melville – Bartleby the Scrivener
  • César Aira – Varamo
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein – Philosophical Investigations
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein – Lectures on the Foundations of Mathematics
  • Homer – Iliad
  • Heraclitus – Fragments
  • Parmenides – Fragments
  • Oswald Spengler – Form and Actuality
  • Frére Dupont – Species Being and Other Stories
  • Jorge Luis Borges – Six Problems for Don Isidro Parodi
  • Maurice Nadeau – The History of Surrealism
  • William Gaddis – Agapē Agape
  • Martin Heidegger – The Age of the World Picture

The Official Letters Journal Canon of Unread Books:

  • Strabo – Geography
  • Pausanias – Description of Greece
  • Tacitus – Annals
  • Pierre Bayle – Critical and Historical Dictionary
  • Goethe – Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau – Confessions
  • Thomas Pynchon – Mason & Dixon
  • William Gaddis – The Recognitions
  • Peter Handke – My Year in the No-Man’s Bay
  • Gustave Flaubert – Bouvard and Pecuchet
  • Virgil – Georgics

The Official Letters Journal Canon of Unwritten Books:

  • Benno von Archimboldi – The Endless Rose
  • Benno von Archimboldi – Rivers of Europe
  • Benno von Archimboldi – Inheritance
  • Benno von Archimboldi – Saint Thomas
  • Benno von Archimboldi – The Blind Woman
  • Benno von Archimboldi – The Black Sea
  • Benno von Archimboldi – The Return
  • Benno von Archimboldi – Railroad Perfection
  • Linus Fairing, S.J. – Diaries