not about world literature here. Of course, you should have read Dostoyevski (Hint
for all psycho-students: Take "The Idiot" and "Crime and
Punishment" to the river Eisbach in Munich in summer and forget about all
seminars in depth psychology. Saves at least 3 semesters).
Who wants to be able to understand their fossil 60´s dads at least a little
bit, should try Kerouac´s "On the Road" and Tom Wolfe
or a few other fellows from the Beat Generation. Everyone who has a daughter in
primary school getting on their nerves with Winnie-the-Pooh (A. A. Milne)
buying and collecting orgies, can turn the tables and read "Pooh´s
Corner" by Harry Rowohlt. Here, Pooh is mentioned on 6 pages only,
and the rest is simply brilliant. He can also - which is really fun - go to
Sussex with her, more precisely to Hartfield. Milne wrote his books there. From
the Anchor Inn (2 sorts of Stout!) you can explore the Ashdown forest for days
and find various Pooh, Eyore and Heffalump sites.
to mention only two outstanding authors of the modern literature scene:
Henscheid´s "Trilogy of continuous bullshit"