The Icelandic Sagas aren't that great.
the whale parts are necessary and brilliant
the judge is the best character in literature
white teeth was pretty good
dostoevsky doesn't stand up to re-reads (heartbreakingly)
billy budd >>>>>>> bartleby
pic related is my favorite yeats
i love story of wandering aengus too. i'm slowly working my way though his complete works -- another one that struck me nearly dead was 'on human dignity' -- have you read it? i dont know what about it hits me so hard, but it was on the first page i flipped to and all of a sudden i understood why poetry is so exalted. then i turned to page one.
what other poets are you fond of? my poetry game is super weak. i know some shelley, keats, eliot, and blake, but that's about all. recommendations?