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Flavorwire: 10 of Literature's Most Notoriously Incomprehensible Classics

"We've come up with a selection of ... novels that have been acclaimed as classics and that we find largely incomprehensible — none of [the others] have been bewildering readers for quite as long as Tristram Shandy has, but they're doing their best to make up for lost time. We're big fans of some of these novels, by the way (although NOT all of them) — but love them or hate them, they're all confusing as hell."
The source article makes interesting and amusing reading, even if you haven't read the works.
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Naked Lunch (William S. Burroughs)
Naked Lunch (William S. Burroughs)
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Finnegans Wake (James Joyce)
Finnegans Wake (James Joyce)
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A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
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Trainspotting (Irvine Welsh)
Trainspotting (Irvine Welsh)
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The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Laurence Sterne)
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Laurence Sterne)
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Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
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Underworld (Don Delillo)
Underworld (Don Delillo)
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Foucault's Pendulum (Umberto Eco)
Foucault's Pendulum (Umberto Eco)
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Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
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