Thanks for the suggestions in comments. Some very good ideas that should keep me busy – but clear that there are so many good things to read that I won’t be doing much re-reading… I won’t be following up on all, but some thoughts in response:
Milan Kundera – read Unbearable Lightness and Immortality some years back, so yes, perhaps worth something else.
Haruki Murakami – only read Norwegian Wood, and waiting for 1Q84 to come out in paperback. Maybe something else in the meantime?
Flaubert – this I have read a reasonable amount: Madame Bovary, Trois contes, Temptation of Saint Antony, the Egypt book – maybe will give Salammbo a go.
Proust – well, I’ve said he is my ‘broken leg’ project. I really want to read it in French too, so it’s not for me when faint-hearted.
Piers Plowman I have read quite recently
Ahdaf Soueif, The Map of Love – looks interesting, will take a look
Tim Ingold’s Lines isn’t a novel, but yes, something I should certainly read. As for the Situationists – have read much of Debord and a little Vanaigem. Andy Merrifield’s book on Debord is good; and I have McKenzie Wark’s The Beach Beneath the Street to read soon.
JG Ballard – not tried anything, though that’s a good idea. Same with Malcolm Bradbury or William Gibson.
Julian Barnes – read a few; A Sense of an Ending looks very slender and so resisted the hardback price.
Michel Houellebecq – read The Map and the Territory earlier this year, which was okay. Isn’t Elementary Particles also known in English as Atomised?
Roberto Bolaño- okay, I’m going to confess my previous ignorance, but from what I’ve seen online he sounds fascinating. I have ordered 2666 and Nazi Literature in the Americas (Durham has nothing in translation) and will see how I get on.
And some new ones of my own – I recently read Kamila Shamsie’s Burnt Shadows (it was mentioned in a Derek Gregory lecture) and plan to read Cartography soon. I read Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections last year and Freedom is in the ‘to read’ pile. J.M. Coetzee – I’ve read Disgrace, Lives of Animals, and Waiting for the Barbarians, and currently reading Elizabeth Costello – always appreciate them (‘enjoy’ is not the right word) so maybe more to read here…