Russ Kick's The Graphic Canon (GC)

Note: Links have been added to each entry with a Listing. This label will show you the Listings of virtually every author included in the list.


At this point (April 2017) I'm just beginning to label the existing listings with "GC" for The Graphic Canon," editor Russ Kick's amazing 2012-2013 compilation of "The World's Great Literature as Comics and Visuals." With some 225 works by more than 140 artists, it's an easy entry into the world of the Great Books.

For more background, see the refurbishment of one of my (many) abandoned websites, entitled (surprise!) The Graphic Canon.

Below I have listed the entire set; while not every author is represented on The World's Classics, most are.

I have chosen to arrange this list by authors' names followed by their work/s (other arrangements are at that abandoned site), and I have added the volume number at the end of the line. Note that authors of some works are unknown; in that case a source is given.

For your information, the three volumes cover:
  • ONE: From The Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons
  • TWO: From "Kubla Khan" to the Brontë sisters to The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • THREE: From Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest
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  • Incan play: Apu Ollantay (Vol. 1)
  • Japanese Noh play [Zeami] [Kanze]: Hagoromo (Celestial Feather Robe) (Vol. 1)
  • Joyce, James: "Araby" (from Dubliners); Ulysses; Ulysses (all Vol. 3)
  • Kafka, Franz: "Give It Up!" (Vol. 3); "The Metamorphosis" (Vol. 1); "The Top" (Vol. 1)
  • Karma Lingpa and Padmasambhava: The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol) (Vol. 1)
  • Keats, John: "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" (Vol. 1); "O Solitude" (Vol. 3)
  • Kerouac, Jack: On the Road; [brief quote from The Dharma Bums] (both Vol. 3)
  • Kesey, Ken: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Vol. 3)
  • Kipling, Rudyard: "If-" (Vol. 3)
  • Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching (Vol. 1)
  • Lawrence, D. H.: "The Mowers" (Vol. 1); Lady Chatterley's Lover (Vol. 3)
  • Lear, Edward: "The Jumblies" (Vol. 3)
  • Lightman, Alan: Einstein's Dreams (Vol. 3)
  • London, Jack: John Barleycorn (Vol. 3)
  • Lucretius: On the Nature of Things (Vol. 1)
  • Ludlow, Fitz Hugh: The Hasheesh Eater (Vol. 2)
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  • Padmasambhava and Karma Lingpa: The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol) (Vol. 1)
  • Peele, George: "Hot Sun, Cool Fire" (Vol. 1)
  • Plath, Sylvia: The Bell Jar (Vol. 3)
  • Plato: Symposium (Vol. 1)
  • Poe, Edgar Allan: "The Bells" (Vol. 3); "The Masque of the Red Death" (Vol. 1); "The Pit and the Pendulum" (Vol. 3); "The Raven" (Vol. 1); "The Raven" (Vol. 3); "The Tell-Tale Heart" (Vol. 3); [a montage] (Vol. 2)
  • Pynchon, Thomas: "The Voice of the Hamster" (Vol. 1); Gravity's Rainbow (Vol. 3)
  • Quiché Maya: Popol Vuh (Vol. 1)
  • Rilke, Rainer Maria: Letters to a Young Poet (Vol. 3)
  • Rimbaud, Arthur: "The Drunken Boat" (Vol. 3)
  • Rumi: Poems (Vol. 1)
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