CounterPunch’s Favorite 100 Nonfiction Books in Translation, Published in English Since 1900

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The
South Pole: an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition,
1910-1912


Roald Amundsen

 
Theater
and Its Double


Antonin Artaud

 
Minima
Moralia:

Reflections from a

Damaged Life


Theodor Adorno

 
The
Hour of Our Death


Philippe Aries

 
Mimesis:


The Representation of Reality

in Western Literature


Erich Auerbach

 
The
Poetics of Space


Gaston Bachelard

 
Mythologies

Roland Barthes

 
Eroticism:
death and sensuality


Georges Bataille

 
The
Egyptian, Syrian,

and Iraqi Revolutions :

Some Observations on

Their Underlying Causes

and Social Character


Hanna Batatu 

 No Cover
Orson
Welles: a critical view


Andre Bazin

 
Illuminations

Walter Benjamin

 
Black
Elk Speaks


Black Elk

 
Feudal
Society


Marc Bloch

 
Chinook
Texts


Franz Boas

(Compiler and Translator)

 Out of Print
Other
Inquisitions


Jorge Luis Borges

 
The
Mediterranean

and the Mediterranean World

in the Age of Philip II


Fernand Braudel

 
The
Development of an Aesthetic


Bertolt Brecht

 
Manifestoes
of Surrealism


Andre Breton

 
The
Evolution of Rock Art in the Caves of France


Abbe Henri Breuil

 No cover
My
Last Sigh


Luis Bunuel

 
Homo
Necans:

the Anthropology of

Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth


Walter Burkert

 
Man,
Play and Games


Roger Caillois

 Out
of Print
Political
and Social Writings : 1961-1979 : Recommencing the Revolution
: From Socialism to the Autonomous Society


Cornelius Castoriadis

 
Theory
of Peasant Economy


Alexander V. Chayanov

 No Cover
Towards
a New Architecture


Le Corbusier

 
Traditional
French Cooking


Curnonsky

 Out
of Print
Rebellion
in the Backlands


Euclides da Cunha

 Out
of Print
The
Secret Life of Salvador Dali


Salvador Dali

 
The
Second Sex


Simone De Beauvoir

 
The
Society of the Spectacle


Guy Debord

 
Of
Grammatology


Jacques Derrida

 
Gardens
of Adonis: Spices in Greek Mythology


Marcel Detienne

 
Stranglehold
on Africa


Rene Dumont

 No Cover
Suicide:
A Study in Sociology


Emile Durkheim

 
Film
Form


Sergei Eisenstein

 
The
Sacred and the Profane: the nature of religion


Mircea Eliade

 
The
Civilizing Process


Norbert Elias

 
The
Wretched of the Earth


Frantz Fanon

 
Architecture
for the Poor : An Experiment in Rural Egypt


Hassan Fathy

 
History
of Art


Elie Faure

 Out
of Print
Discipline
and Punish:

the birth of the prison


Michel Foucault

 
The
History of Sexuality:

an introduction


Michel Foucault

 
The
Diary of a Young Girl


Anne Frank

 
Pedagogy
of the Oppressed


Paulo Freire

 
The
Psychopathology of Everyday Life


Sigmund Freud

 
Three
Essays in the Theory of Sexuality


Sigmund Freud

 
The
Dancing Bees:

an account of the life and senses of the honey bee


Karl von Frisch

 Out
of Print
Reflections
of Eden:

My Years with the

Orangutans of Borneo 


Birute Galdikas

 
Memories
of Fire


Eduardo Galeano

 
Gandhi:
An Autobiography : The Story of My ExperimentsWith Truth


Mohandas Gandhi

 
How
We Won the War


Vo Nguyen Giap

 
Travels
in the Congo


Andre Gide

 
Mechanization
Takes Command


Sigfried Giedion

 Out
of Print
 
The
Bog People:

Iron Age Man Preserved


P.V. Glob

 Out
of Print
Capitalism,
Socialism, Ecology


Andre Gorz

 No Cover
How
New York Stole

the Idea of Modern Art


Serge Guilbaut

 Out
of Print
Art
and Illusion


Ernst Hans Gombrich

 
Prison
Notebooks


Antonio Gramsci

 
Episodes
of the Cuban Revolutionary War, 1956-58


Ernesto "Che" Guevara

 
A
Theology of Liberation: history, politics and salvation


Gustavo Gutierrez

 
Seven
Years in Tibet 


Heinrich Harrer

 
The
Social History of Art


Arnold Hauser

 
Kon-Tiki


Thor Heyerdahl

 
This
Sex Which Is Not One 


Luce Irigaray

 
Being
and Time


Martin Heidegger

 
The
Dialectic of Englightenment


Max Horkheimer and

Theodor Adorno

 
Autumn
of the Middle Ages


Johan Huizinga

 
The
Gardens of Japan


Teiji Itoh

 
The
Gnostic Religion


Hans Jonas

 
I
Ching


(introduction by Carl Jung)

 
Memories,
Dreams, Reflections


Carl Jung

 
Kama-Sutra:
Complete and Unexpurgated Translation


Alain Danielou (translator)

 
Kamapua’a:

The Hawai’ian Pig-God


Lilikala Kame’Eleihiwa 

 Out
of Print
Shakespeare
Our Contemporary


Jan Kott

 
Psychopathia
Sexualis


Richard von Krafft-Ebing

 
The
Conquest of Bread


Petr Kropotkin

 
Montaillou:


The Promised Land of Error


Emmanuel Le Roi Ladurie

 
The
State and Revolution


Vladimir Lenin

 
The
Coming of the French Revolution


Georges Lefebvre

 
Critique
of Everyday Life


Henri Lefebvre

Out
of Print 
The
Broken Spears:

the Aztec Account

of the Conquest of Mexico


Miguel Leon-Portilla

 
Tristes
Tropiques


Claude Levi-Strauss

 
Christ
Stopped at Eboli: the story of a year


Carlo Levi

 
The
Periodic Table


Primo Levi

 
Russia:
an architecture

for world revolution


El Lissitsky

 Out
of Print
Ornament
and Crime


Adolf Loos

 
Man
Meets Dog


Konrad Lorenz

 
History
and Class Consciousness


Georg Lukacs

 No Cover
Lumumba
Speaks: the Speeches and Writings of Patrice Lumumba


Patrice Lumumba

No Cover 
Luxemburg
Speaks


Rosa Luxemburg

 
The
Diaries


Alma Mahler-Werfel

 No Cover
The
Works of the People of Old : Na Hana a Ka Po’E Kahiko


Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau

 No Cover
On
Guerrilla Warfare


Mao Tse-Tung

 
Shadows
of Tender Fury :

The Letters and Communiques of Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatista
Army of National Liberation


Subcomandante Marcos

 No
Cover
The
Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844


Karl Marx 

 
The
Gift: The Form and

Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies


Marcel Mauss

 
 I,
Rigoberta Menchu : An Indian Woman in Guatemala


Rigoberta Menchu

 
Sense
and Non-Sense


Maurice Merleau Ponty

 No Cover
A
History of Russian Literature: From Its Beginnings to 1900


Dmitry Svyatopolk Mirsky 

 
The
Book of Five Rings


Miyamoto Musashi

 
Ecology,
Community and Lifestyle: Outline of an Ecosophy


Arne Naess

 
Behemoth:


the structure and practice of National Socialism 1933-44


Franz Neuman

 Out
of Print
Hiroshima
Notes


Kenzaburo Oe

 
Perspective
As Symbolic Form


Erwin Panofsky

 
The
Mind and Society


Vilfredo Pareto

 Out
of Print
My
Life and the Beautiful Game


Pelé

(Translated by Robt. Fish)

 
Morphology
of the Folktale
Vladimir Aioakovlevich Propp

 
Character
Analysis


Wilhelm Reich

 
Renoir,
My Father


Jean Renoir

 Out
of Print
For
a New Novel:

Essays on Fiction


Alain Robbe-Grillet

 No Cover
Memoirs
from the

Women’s Prison


Nawal el Saadawi

 
Letters
from Prison


Marquis de Sade

 
War
Diaries: Notebooks from

a Phony War, 1939-40


Jean-Paul Sartre

 
Course
in General Linguistics


Ferdinand de Saussure

 
Sabbatai
Sevi:

the mystical messiah


Gershom Gerhard Scholem

 
Hibakusha
: Accounts by Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki


Gaynor Sekimori (Translator)

 
Memoirs
of a Revolutionary


Victor Serge

 Out
of Print
Pillow
Book of Sei Shonagon


Sei Shonagon

 
The
Philosophy of Money 


Georg Simmel

 
Critique
of Cynical Reason


Peter Sloterdijk

 No Cover
Reflections
on Violence


Georges Sorel

 No Cover
An
Actor Prepares


Konstantin Stanislavski

 
The
Russian Revolution, 1917


N. N. Sukhanov

 Out
of Print
Zen
Buddhism


D.T. Suzuki

 
Popol
Vuh : The Mayan Book

of the Dawn of Life


Dennis Tedlock (Translator)

 
Tibetan
Book of the Dead


Robert Thurman (translator)

 
Curious
Naturalists


Niko Tinbergen

 Out
of Print
The
Social Teachings of the Christian Churches


Ernst Troeltsch

 
The
Films in My Life


Francois Truffaut

 
The
Complete Letters


Vincent Van Gogh

 
Worlds
in Collision


Immanuel Velikovsky

 Out
of Print
The
Roman Empire


Paul Veyne 

 
The
Forty Days of Musa Dagh 


Franz Werfel

 
The
Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism


Max Weber

 
Oriental
Despotism :

A Comparative Study

of Total Power


Karl August Wittfogel

 Out of Print
Philosophical
Investigations


Ludwig Wittgenstein

 
On
the Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in
Time: Situationist International 1957-1972


Peter Wollen

 Out
of Print
A
World of Yesterday


Stefan Zweig

 

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