I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits: Recommended Reading

A short but powerful list that includes books from all over the world.

Recommended Reading from Author Anouk Markovits, author of I Am Forbidden

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil) by Charles Baudelaire
The Gay Science by Friedrich Nietzsche
À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) by Marcel Proust
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Hunger by Knut Hamsun
L’Innommable (The Unnameable) by Samuel Beckett
Voyage au bout de la nuit (Journey to the End of the Night) by Louis Ferdinand Céline
L’espèce humaine by Robert Antelme
A Burnt Child by Stig Dagerman
Call It Sleep by Henry Roth
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
The novels of Jean Genet
The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The General of the Dead Army by Ismail Kadaré
Histoire de la chauve-souris by Pierrette Fleutiaux
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
The novels of Selma Lagerlöf, Sigrid Undset, Pär Lagerkvist

Alexander Dumas was a favorite of Markovits’s when she was a child; in particular, The Count of Monte Cristo.

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ANOUK MARKOVITS grew up in France, in an ultra-orthodox Satmar home. She attended a religious seminary in England instead of high school, and left the fold at the age of nineteen to avoid an arranged marriage. She went on to receive a bachelor of science from Columbia University, a master of architecture from Harvard, and a PhD in Romance Studies from Cornell. Translations of I am Forbidden are forthcoming in a dozen countries. Markovits's first novel, Pur Coton, written in French, was published by Gallimard. I Am Forbidden is available in paperback from Hogarth wherever books are sold. Visit the author online at AnoukMarkovits.com.

About Anouk Markovits, author of I Am Forbidden

ANOUK MARKOVITS grew up in France, in an ultra-orthodox Satmar home. She attended a religious seminary in England instead of high school, and left the fold at the age of nineteen to avoid an arranged marriage. She went on to receive a bachelor of science from Columbia University, a master of architecture from Harvard, and a PhD in Romance Studies from Cornell. Translations of I am Forbidden are forthcoming in a dozen countries. Markovits’s first novel, Pur Coton, written in French, was published by Gallimard. I Am Forbidden is available in paperback from Hogarth wherever books are sold. Visit the author online at AnoukMarkovits.com.

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