100 Best Non-Fiction Books in Translation

  1. Anna Ahkmatova: My Half-Century: Selected Prose
  2. Louis Althusser: For Marx
  3. Roald Amundsen: The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1912
  4. Antonin Artaud: Theater and Its Double
  5. Theodor Adorno: Minima Moralia: Reflections from a Damaged Life
  6. Philippe Aries: The Hour of Our Death: Wester Attitudes Toward Death
  7. Erich Auerbach: Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature
  8. Gaston Bachelard: The Poetics of Space
  9. Roland Barthes: Mythologies
  10. Georges Bataille: Eroticism: Death and Sensuality
  11. Hanna Batatu: The Egyptian, Syrian, and Iraqi Revolutions: Some Observations on Their Underlying Causes and Social Character
  12. Andre Bazin: Orson Welles: a Critical View
  13. Simone de Beauvoir: The Second Sex
  14. Walter Benjamin: Illuminations
  15. Black Elk: Black Elk Speaks
  16. Marc Bloch: Feudal Society
  17. Franz Boas: Chinook Texts
  18. Jorge Luis Borges: Other Inquisitions
  19. Pierre Bourdieu: Acts of Resistance
  20. Fernand Braudel: The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II
  21. Bertolt Brecht: The Development of an Aesthetic
  22. Andre Breton: Manifestoes of Surrealism
  23. Luis Bunuel: My Last Sigh
  24. Walter Burkert: Homo Necans: the Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth
  25. Roger Caillois: Man, Play and Games
  26. Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus
  27. Cornelius Castoriadis: Political and Social Writings
  28. Alexander V. Chayanov: Theory of Peasant Economy
  29. Le Corbusier: Towards a New Architecture
  30. Curnonsky: Traditional French Cooking
  31. Euclides da Cunha: Rebellion in the Backlands
  32. Salvador Dali: The Secret Life of Salvador Dali
  33. Guy Debord: The Society of the Spectacle
  34. Jacques Derrida: Of Grammatology
  35. Marcel Detienne: Gardens of Adonis: Spices in Greek Mythology
  36. Rene Dumont: Stranglehold on Africa
  37. Sergei Eisenstein: Film Form
  38. Mircea Eliaade: The Sacred and the Profane: the Nature of Religion
  39. Norbert Elias: The Civilizing Process
  40. Frantz Fanon: The Wretched of the Earth
  41. Hassan Fathy: Architecture for the Poor: an Experiment in Rural Egypt
  42. Elie Faure: History of Art
  43. Marc Ferro: Cinema and History
  44. Michel Foucault: Discipline and Punish: the Birth of the Prison
  45. Michel Foucault: The History of Sexuality: an Introduction
  46. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
  47. Paulo Freire: Pedagogy of the Oppressed
  48. Sigmund Freud: The Psychopathology of Everyday Life
  49. Sigmund Freud: Three Essays in the Theory of Sexuality
  50. Karl von Frisch: The Dancing Bees: an Account of the Life and Senses of the Honey Bee
  51. Birute Galdikas: Reflections of Eden: My Years with the Orangutans of Borneo
  52. Eduardo Galeano: Memory of Fire
  53. Mohandas Gandhi: Gandhi: An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth
  54. Jean Genet: Prisoner of Love
  55. Vo Nguyen Giap: How We Won the War
  56. Andre Gide: Travels in the Congo
  57. Sigfried Giedion: Mechanization Takes Command
  58. P.V. Glob: The Bog People: Iron Age Man Preserved
  59. Andre Gorz: Capitalism, Socialism, Ecology
  60. Serge Guilbaut: How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art
  61. Ernst Hans Gombrich: Art and Illusion
  62. Antonio Gramsci: Prison Notebooks
  63. Ernesto “Che” Guevera: Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War, 1956-58
  64. Gustavo Gutierrez: A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics and Salvation
  65. Heinrich Harrer: Seven Years in Tibet
  66. Arnold Hauser: The Social History of Art
  67. Martin Heidegger: Being and Time
  68. Martin Heidegger: What is Called Thinking?
  69. Maurice Herzog: Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8,000 Meter Peak
  70. Werner Herzog: Conquest of the Useless: Reflections on the Making of Fitzcarraldo
  71. Thor Heyerdahl: Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft
  72. Max Horkheimer & Theodor Adorno: The Dialectic of Enlightenment
  73. Johan Huizinga: Autumn of the Middle Ages
  74. Luce Irigary: This Sex Which Is Not One
  75. Teiji Itoh: The Gardens of Japan
  76. Hans Jonas: The Gnostic Religion
  77. Carl Jung (Introduction): I Ching or Book of Changes
  78. Carl Jung, with Aniela Jaffe: Memories, Dreams, Reflections
  79. Alain Danielou (Translator): Kama-Sutra: Complete and Unexpurgated Translation
  80. Lilikala Kame’Eleihiwa: A Legendary Tradition of Kamapua’a: The Hawai’ian Pig-God
  81. Jan Kott: Shakespeare Our Contemporary
  82. Richard von Krafft-Ebing: Psychopathia Sexualis
  83. Petr Kropotkin: The Conquest of Bread
  84. Emmanuel Le Roi Ladurie: Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error
  85. Vladimir Lenin: The State and Revolution
  86. Georges Lefebvre: The Coming of the French Revolution
  87. Henri Lefebvre: Critique of Everyday Life
  88. Miguel Leon-Portilla: The Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico Claude Levi-Strauss: Tristes Tropiques
  89. Carlo Levi: Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year
  90. Primo Levi: The Periodic Table
  91. El Lissitsky: Russia: An Architecture for World Revolution
  92. Adolf Loos: Ornament and Crime
  93. Konrad Lorenz: Man Meets Dog
  94. Georg Lukacs: History and Class Consciousness
  95. Patrice Lumumba: Lumumba Speaks: The Speaches and Writings of Patrice Lumumba
  96. Rosa Luxemburg: Reform or Revolution?
  97. Alma Mahler-Werfel: The Diaries
  98. Samuel Manaiakalani Kamakau: The Works of the People of Old: Na Hana a Ka Po’E Kahiko
  99. Mao Tse-Tung: On Guerilla Warfare
  100. Subcomandante Marcos: Shadows of Tender Fury: The Letters and Communiques of Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapista Army of National Liberation
  101. Herbert Marcuse: Eros and Civilization: a Philosophical Inquiry into Freud
  102. Marcel Mauss: The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies
  103. Rigoberta Menchu: I, Rigobeta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
  104. Maurice Merleau Ponty: Sense and Non-Sense
  105. Dmitry Svyatopolk Mirsky: A History of Russian Literature: From Its beginnings to 1900
  106. Arne Naess: Ecology, Community and Lifestyle: Outline of an Ecosophy
  107. Franz Neumann: Behemoth: The Structure and Practice of National Socialism, 1933-44
  108. Kenzaburo Oe: Hiroshima Notes
  109. Erwin Panofsky: Perspective as Symbolic Form
  110. Vilfredo Pareto: The Mind and Society
  111. Pele: My Life and the Beautiful Game
  112. Vladimir Aioakovlevich Propp: Morphology of the Folktale
  113. Wilhelm Reich: Character Analysis
  114. Jean Renoir: Renoir, My Father
  115. Alain Robbe-Grillet: For a New Novel
  116. Nawal el Saadawi: Memoirs from the Women’s Prison
  117. Jean-Paul Sartre: War Diaries: Notebooks from a Phony War, 1939-40
  118. Jean-Paul Sartre: The Words
  119. Ferdinand de Saussure: The Course in General Linguistics
  120. Gershom Gerhard Scholem: Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah
  121. Gaynor Sekimori (Translator): Hibakusha: Accounts by Survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  122. Victor Serge: Memoirs of a Revolutionary
  123. Sei Shonagon: Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon
  124. Georg Simmel: The Philosophy of Money
  125. Peter Sloterdijk: Critique of Cynical Reason
  126. Georges Sorel: Reflections on Violence
  127. Konstantin Stanislavski: An Actor Prepares
  128. N.N. Sukhanov: The Russian Revolution, 1917: an Eyewitness Account
  129. D.T. Suzuki: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism
  130. Dennis Tedlock (Translator): Popol Vuh: the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life
  131. Robert Thurman (Translator): Tibetan Book of the Dead
  132. Niko Tinbergen: Curious Naturalists
  133. Ernst Troeltsch: The Social Teachings of the Christian Churches
  134. Leon Trotsky: History of the Russian Revolution
  135. Francois Truffaut: The Films in My Life
  136. Vincent Van Gogh: The Letters
  137. Immanuel Velikovsky: Worlds in Collision
  138. Paul Veyne: The Roman Empire
  139. Franz Werfel: The Forty Days of Musa Dagh
  140. Max Weber: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
  141. Simone Weil: The Need for Roots: Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Towards Mankind
  142. Karl August Wittfogel: Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power
  143. Ludwig Wittgenstein: Philosophical Investigations
  144. Peter Wollen (Editor): On the Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time: Situationist International, 1957-1972
  145. Stefan Zweig: A World of Yesterday