Verzonken Boeken [Sunk Books]

Gerrit Komrij published a work in Dutch called Verzonken Boeken [literal translation – Sunk Books], which looks at various categories of forgotten books. Here is his list of favourite neglected books.

Walter Mehring: Die verlorene Bibliothek (The Lost Library)
Henry Harland: The Cardinal’s Snuff Box
Robert Smythe Hichens: The Green Carnation
Leopold Andrian: Der Garten der Erkenntnis [The Garden of Recognition]
Xavier de Maistre: Voyage Autour de ma Chambre (A Journey Round My Room)
Paul Bonnetain: Charlot s’amuse [Charlie is Having Fun]
Jacques Comte d’Adelsward-Fersen: Lord Lyllian (Black Masses: Lord Lyllian)
Maurits Wagenvoort: Het koffiehuis met de roode buisjes [The Coffee Shop with the Red Tubes]
Thomas Lovell Beddoes: Death’s Jest-Book or The Day Will Come
William Gerhardie: The Polyglots