Autodidact: self-taught


Index – Author

by V. L. Craven


Adams, Douglas:  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy   [Q] ; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Adler, Alfred: Quotes
Aligheri, Dante: Quotes
Atkinson, Kate: Behind the Scenes at the Museum ,   Case Histories   [Q]
Aurelius, Marcus: Misc. Quotes ; Meditations


Banks, Iain:   Walking on Glass The Wasp Factory
Banville, John:  The Book of Evidence; Christine Falls;  The Untouchable [Q]
Beauvoir, Simone de: All Men are Mortal ; The Second Sex [Q]
Beckett, Samuel: Quotes
Benson, E.F.: Quotes : ‘The Room in the Tower’
Bierce, Ambrose: Quotes (most) : Cobwebs from an Empty Skull; The Devil’s Dictionary [Q]
Bissell, Tom: Quotes
Blackwood, Algernon: Quotes : ‘The Empty House’; ‘The Wendigo’
Boyle, T.C.:  The Inner Circle , The Road to Wellville [Q]
Bradbury, Ray: Quotes : ‘The Exiles’; Something Wicked This Way Comes
Brother Void: Quotes
Brown, Rita Mae: Alma Mater
Burroughs, Augusten:  Magical Thinking ; Running with Scissors
Burroughs, John: Quotes
Bryson, Bill: Bill Bryson’s African Diary ; I’m a Stranger Here Myself ; In a Sunburned Country ; Neither Here Nor There [Q] Notes from a Small Island ; A Walk in the Woods
Byrne, David:  The New Sins [Q] ; ‘Psycho Killer’: Lyrics


Calvert, Catherine: Quotes
Carey, Mike: God Save the Queen
Carroll, Lewis: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland   [Q] ; Through the Looking-Glass [Q] ; Non-Fiction Information
Chabon, Michael:  The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay ; The Final Solution; Mysteries of Pittsburgh [Q] Wonder Boys [Q]
Chekhov, Anton: Quotes
Chesterfield, Lord: Quotes
Chesterton, G.K.: ‘The Invisible Man’ ;
Chocano, Carina: Quotes
Cicero: Quotes
Cioran, E.M.: Quotes
Clemenceau: Quotes
Collins, Paul: Banvard’s Folly Not Even Wrong ; Sixpence House
Collins, Wilkie: The Frozen Deep ;   A House to Let [Q]
Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur: [Author Quotes]   The Sign of Four ; A Study in Scarlet
Cunningham, Michael: A Home at the End of the World   [Q] ; The Hours ; Specimen Days [Q]


Dershowitz, Alan: Quotes
Desiderata: Quotes
Dibdin, Michael: Dirty Tricks Thanksgiving
Dickens, Charles:  Bleak House [Q] ; A House to Let [Q]
Dickinson, Emily: Poetry or Quotes
Didion, Joan: Quote
Disraeli, Benjamin: Quotes
Donoghue, Emma: Inseparable ;
Dostoevski, Fyodor: Quotes : Crime and Punishment; Notes from Underground
Dunning, John:  Booked to Die ; The Bookman’s Wake ; The Sign of the Book [Q]
Dunsany, Lord: Quotes : ‘Assignation’; ‘Charon’; ‘Death and Odysseus’; ‘Death and the Orange’; ‘The Guest’; ‘The Little City’; ‘The Prayer of the Flowers’; ‘The Raft-Builders’; ‘The Songless Country’; ‘Time and the Tradesman’; ‘The Unpasturable Fields’; ‘Wind and Fog’; ‘The Workman’; ‘The Worm and the Angel’
Durkheim , Emile: Quotes


Ellis, Albert: Quotes
Ellis, Bret Easton:  American Psycho ; Glamorama;  The Rules of Attraction
Eldridge, Paul: Quotes
Emerson, Ralph Waldo: Quotes
Einstein, Albert: Quote
Epictetus: Quotes


Fitzgerald, Penelope:  The Bookshop   [Q] ; The Photograph [Q]
Fforde, Jasper:  The Eyre Affair Lost in a Good Book ; Something Rotten ; The Well of Lost Plots
Flaubert, Gustave: Quotes
Foer, Jonathan Safran:  Everything is Illuminated ; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close 
Fromm, Erich: Quotes


Gaiman, Neil: ‘A Calendar of Tales’ ; Graveyard Book [Q] ; Murder Mysteries;  Neverwhere ; Neverwhere [comic adaptation] ; Only the End of the World Again; Trigger Warning
Gaskill, Elizabeth:  A House to Let [Q]
Gorey, Edward: Quotes and Notes :  10 Impossible Objects; The Blue Aspic; Categorey; Creativity; The Deadly Blotter; The Doubtful Guest; The Epileptic Bicycle; The Galoshes of Remorse; The Gashlycrumb Tinies; The Grand Passion; Random Walk; The Retrieved Locket; Scenes de Ballet; Seasonal Confusion; The Other Statue; Signs of Spring; The Sopping Thursday; The Universal Solvent; The Utter Zoo; Verse Advice; The Water Flowers
Grass, Gunter: The Box ; The Tin Drum   [Q]


Haddon, Mark:  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time ; A Spot of Bother
Hammett, Dashiell: Quotes
Hawthorne, Nathaniel: ‘Young Goodman Brown’ ;
Heifetz, Jascha: Quotes
Highsmith, Patricia:  The Price of Salt [Q] ; Strangers on a Train [Q]
Hornby, Nick:  Fever Pitch; High Fidelity The Polysyllabic Spree 
Huxley, Aldous: Quotes ; The Devils of Loudun [Q]


Irving, Washington: The Devil and Tom Walker
Isherwood, Christopher: Quotes

James, M.R.: Quotes : ‘Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook’; ‘Casting the Runes’; ‘Count Magnus’: ‘The Diary of Mr Poynter’; ‘Lost Hearts’; ‘Martin’s Close’; ‘The Mezzotint’; ‘Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance’; ‘Number 13’; ‘Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad’; ‘The Residence at Whitminster’; ‘The Rose Garden’; ‘The Stalls at Barchester Cathedral’; ‘The Tractates Middoth’; ‘The Treasure of Abbott Thomas’
Jewett, Sarah Orne: Quotes
Johnson, Anna: Quotes
Jones, Archilocus: Quotes


Kafka, Franz: Quotes : ‘Before the Law’ ; ‘Description of a Struggle’ ; ‘An Imperial Message’ ; ‘The Metamorphosis’; The Trial; ‘Wedding Preparations in the Country’   Kafka: A Very Short Introduction   [Q]
Kant, Immanuel: Quotes
Kaufman, Margo: Quotes
Kierkegaard, Soren: Quotes
King, Florence:  Southern Ladies and Gentlemen [Q] ; With Charity Toward None


Lao-Tsze: Quotes
Latin Proverbs: Quotes
Lawrence, D.H.: ‘The Blind Man’ ; ‘The Fox’
L’Engle, Madeleine: Quotes
le Fanu, Sheridan: Quotes : ‘Carmilla’; ‘Green Tea’; ‘The Room in the Dragon Volant’
Lieberman, David J.:  Get Anyone to Do Anything [Q] ; Never Be Lied to Again [Q]
Lindsay, Jeff: Quotes : Darkly Dreaming Dexter;  Dearly Devoted Dexter Dexter in the Dark
Lodge, David: The Art of Fiction   [Q] ;
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth: Poems ; ‘The Cross of Snow’; ‘Mezzo Cammin’; ‘Night’
Lovecraft, H.P.: Quotes : ‘The Tomb’
Lowell, James Russell: Quotes


Machen, Arthur: Quotes The Terror: A Mystery ; The Three Impostors
Mankell, Henning: Before the Frost ; Depths [Q]
Maugham, Somerset: Quotes ; The Book-Bag [Q]
McCall Smith, Alexander:  At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances ; The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs  ; Portuguese Irregular Verbs
McCullers, Carson : The Heart is a Lonely Hunter   [Q] ;
McEwan, Ian: Atonement   [Q] ; Between the Sheets; Saturday [Q]
McGrath, Patrick: Asylum
Mirren, Dame Helen: Quotes
Mitchell, David:  Black Swan Green ; Ghostwritten ; The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet [Q]
Millet, Lydia: My Happy Life; Oh, Pure and Radiant Heart [Q]
Morrow, Bradford: The Diviner’s Tale ; The Forgers [Q]


Nabokov, Vladimir:   Ada or Ardor   [Q] ; Bend Sinister [Q] The Defence [Q] Despair   [Q] ; The Enchanter [Q] ; The Eye [Q] ; The Gift [Q] ; Glory [Q] ; Invitation to a Beheading   [Q] ; King, Queen, Knave   [Q] ; Laughter in the Dark   [Q] ; Lolita [Q] ; Look at the Harlequins [Q] Mary   [Q] ; Pnin [Q] ; Real Life of Sebastian Knight [Q]
Nicholson, William:  Shadowlands; The Society of Others [Q] ; The Trial of True Love [Q]
Nietzsche, Fredrich:  Quotes : Beyond Good and Evil


Oates, Joyce Carol:  ‘The Importance of Childhood’ [Q] ; Poe Posthumous [from Wild Nights] [Q] ; Unholy Loves [Q]
Oppenheimer, Robert: Quotes
Otsuichi: Quotes Black Fairy Tale [Q] ;  Goth [Q] ;  Summer, Fireworks and My Corpse [Q] ; ‘Yuko’
Ott, Thomas: Greetings from Hellville ;


Palahnuik, Chuck:  Fight Club [Q] ; Stranger Than Fiction
Pascal, Blaise: Quotes
Perez-Reverte, Arturo:  The Club Dumas ; The Flanders Panel ;
Poe, Edgar Allan:   Fiction Quotes : ‘The Assignation’; ‘The Balloon-Hoax’; ‘Berenice’; ‘The Black Cat’; ‘The Business Man’; ‘The Cask of Amontillado’; ‘The Colloquy of Monos and Una’; ‘The Conversation Between Eiros and Charmion’; ‘Descent into the Maelstrom’; ‘The Domain of Arnheim’; ‘The Duc du L’Omlette’; ‘Eleonora’; ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’; ‘The Gold Bug’; ‘Hop-Frog’; ‘Imp of the Perverse’; ‘Island of the Fay’; ‘Landscape Garden’; ‘Loss of Breath’; ‘The Man that was Used Up’; ‘The Masque of the Red Death’; ‘Mellonta Tauta’; ‘Mesmeric Revelation’; ‘Morella’; ‘MS Found in a Bottle’; ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue’; ‘The Mystery of Marie Roget’; The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym; ‘Never Bet the Devil Your Head’; ‘The Oblong Box’; ‘Old English Poetry’; ‘The Oval Portrait’; ‘The Philosophy of Furniture’; ‘The Purloined Letter’; ‘Silence, A Fable’ [Q] ; ‘The Sphinx’; ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’; ‘The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaal’; ‘Von Kempelen and His Discovery’; ‘William Wilson’; Poetry
Porter, Joyce:  A Meddler and Her Murder ; The Package Included Murder ; Who the Heck is Sylvia [Q]
Pym, Barbara: Quotes : Crampton Hodnet; Excellent Women ; No Fond Return of Love


Quintilian: Quotes


Renard, Jules: Quotes
Rendell, Ruth:  Adam and Eve and Pinch Me ; Face of Trespass [Q] Judgement in Stone [Q] ; Murder Being Done Once ; Piranha to Scurvy ; Thirteen Steps Down
Roach, Mary:  Bonk [Q] Spook ; Stiff
Robbins, Tom:  Still Life with Woodpecker; Villa Incognito   [Q]


Sayers, Dorothy L.:   Gaudy Night [Q] The Nine Tailors   [Q]
Schechter, Harold:  Depraved [Q] ; The Hum Bug ; Nevermore [Q] ; The Serial Killer Files
Schulman, Sarah:  After Delores ; The Sophie Horowitz Story
Scott, Sir Walter: Quotes
Scottish Prayer: Quote
Sedaris, David: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim [Q] ; Naked [Q]
Shakespeare, William: Quotes : Macbeth; Titus Andronicus
Smith, Adam: Quote
Sockman, Ralph W.: Quotes
Spark, Muriel:  The Finishing School ; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie   [Q]
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady: Quotes
Stevenson, Robert Louis:  Olalla [Q] The Suicide Club 
Strong, Anna Louise: Quotes
Syrus, Publilius: Quotes


Tartt, Donna:   The Little Friend The Secret History   [Q]
Thaxter, Celia: Quotes
Thoreau, Henry David: Quotes
Truss, Lynne: Eats Shoots and Leaves [Q] Talk to the Hand 
Twain, Mark: Quotes


Voltaire (author): Quotes
Voltaire (musician):
von Braun, Wernher: Quotes
Vonnegut, Kurt: Quotes : Cat’s Cradle; Slaughterhouse-Five


Walters, Minette:   Acid Row ;   The Breaker ; The Ice House ; The Scold’s Bridle; The Sculptress;  The Shape of Snakes
Waters, Sarah:  Affinity ; Fingersmith ; The Little Stranger [Q] The Night Watch ; Tipping the Velvet
Watson, Richard: Future Files ; Future Minds
Wilde, Oscar: Quotes
Williams, Kenneth: Quotes
William of Occam: Quote
Woolf, Virginia:   Misc Quotes  & : Melymbrosia [Q] ; Mrs Dalloway


Yevtushenko, Yevgeny: Quotes

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