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Marta Figlerowicz, an associate professor of comparative literature and English at Yale, discusses classic works of literature about pandemics from Boccaccio’s “The Decameron” to Camus’ “The Plague.” Plus, she psychoanalyzes Noah’s love of detective novels.

Marta Figlerowicz’s Pandemic Reading List

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

Stalingrad by Vasily Grossman

Everything Flows by Vasily Grossman

Molloy by Samuel Beckett

Malone Dies by Samuel Beckett

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

The Plague by Albert Camus

Occupation Journal by Jean Giono

The Host

Noah Feldman

Noah Feldman is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and director of its Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law. He specializes in constitutional studies and…