Some Literary theory and analysis books

I think I should collect some name of literary theory and analysis book. I read a famous forum post about this topic. I found a great list of literary critic books written by great authors. This is not a list of modern day literary theory or writing or analysis or criticism. I had not heard about these great books. Is it a classic book list? I don't know. After reading the full page, sadly I found that I have not read any of the books below. Actually my English reading experience is very poor. I did not read much English or another European language books. I wish if I get any chance to collect hardcopy or softcopy (Free download) of any of the books, I can learn a new thing and gather some further knowledge. By the way, as like modern technology I also love literature. I believe reading is not my hobby, reading is a part of my life.
  • Coleridge- Biographia Literaria
  • Samuel Johnson- Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets
  • Virginia Woolf- The Common Reader, The Common Reader Second Series
  • T.S. Eliot- The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism, Collected Essays
  • Ezra Pound- Essays, Guide to Kulchur
  • Wallace Stevens- Essays in The Palm at the End of the Mind and Opus Posthumous
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson- Representative Men
  • Gottfried Lessing- Laocoon: or, The limits of Poetry and Painting
  • Walter Pater- The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry, Appreciations, with an Essay on Style, Greek Studies, Plato and Platonism, etc...
  • Octavio Paz- Sor Juana de la Cruz, The Bow and the Lyre
  • J.L. Borges- Selected Non-Fictions, Other Inquisitions
  • Mario Vargas Llosa- García Márquez: Story of a Deicide, La orgía perpetua: Flaubert y "Madame Bovary" (The Perpetual Orgy)
  • Italo Calvino- Six Memos for the Next Millennium, Why Read the Classics? The Uses of Literature
  • Umberto Eco- On Literature
  • Charles Baudelaire- The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays
  • Maurice Blanchot- Fiction and Literary Essays
  • Samuel Daniel- A Defense of Rhyme
  • The Poet's Dante- an anthology including essays by Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Auden, Borges, Montale, Seamus Heaney, Charles Wright, W.S. Merwin, Robert Pinsky, Geoffrey Hill and C.K. Williams
  • Paul Valery- The Art of Poetry
I should read
  • Dante own work about himself
  • Il Convivio
  • Robert Louis Stevenson - Virginius Puberesque
  • Henry James - Art of Novel
  • Flaubert Letters
  • D.H.Lawrence
  • Cortazar
  • Adolfo Bioy Casares
  • Machado de Assis
  • Chesterton
  • Poe
  • E.M.Foster
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Bernard Shaw
  • Sartre
  • Ortega Y Gasseti
  • Nabokov
  • Anthony Burgess
  • Milan Kundera: The Art of the Novel, Testaments Betrayed, The Curtain
  • Louis Aragon: Treaty of Style
  • Henry Miller: The Books in My Life
  • Gore Vidal: United States: Essays 1952-1992 (one section is devoted to literature)
  • J.M. Coetzee: Stranger Shores: Literary Essays, 1986-1999; Inner Workings: Literary Essays, 2000-2005
  • E.M. Forster: Aspects of the Novel
  • Umberto Eco: Six Walks in the Fictional Woods
  • Toni Morrison: Playing in the Dark
  • Jean-Paul Sartre: What Is Literature?
  • Philip Roth: Shop Talk, Reading Myself and Others
  • J.P. Sartre- What is literature
  • A. Chekhov- The art of writin
  • AS Byatt- Passions of the Mind
  • Maurice Blanchot's The Space of Literature
  • Nabokov- Essays on Literature
I collect this valuable list from Online Literature Forum.

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I am Maxim. Like to gather knowledge and share them with you. I learn everyday. I love Linux, specially Linux Mint, Live on Science, Nature, Read Books and Literature, Inspired by Technology and regularly Disturbed by Politics. I want to focus on all of them.
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