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Harold Bloom's 278 Books You Should Have Read by Now - Page 3

"Which twentieth-century American writers will last? Here's ....... an eminent critic's long-awaited, monumental list of the greatest literary works of all time." (Esquire magazine; September, 1994).
Impressive hyperbole. Anyway, you've had almost a quarter of a century to tackle the books on this list. in 1994 Harold Bloom, literary critic & compiler of the now infamous "The Western Canon", came up with a list of 278 works by American writers published in the 20th century. He concludes the article: "In this catalog of canonical authors of [the 20th] century, I have ventured a modest prophecy as to survival possibilities." Do you agree these works should survive?
For an alternative list of 278 works (with TIRADE) click on the link.
A somewhat mangled & incomplete version of the list is available at "https://everything2.com/title/278+Books+You+Should+Have+Read+By+Now". Or you can read the source as one of a few free articles on offer from the Esquire archives (that's what I did).
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Collected Stories of William Faulkner (William Faulkner)
Collected Stories of William Faulkner (William Faulkner)
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The Hamlet (William Faulkner)
The Hamlet (William Faulkner)
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The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
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The Wild Palms
The Wild Palms
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85
Corrupted Into Song: The Complete Poems of Alvin Feinman (Alvin Feinman)
Corrupted Into Song: The Complete Poems of Alvin Feinman (Alvin Feinman)
86
New and Selected Poems (Irving Feldman)
New and Selected Poems (Irving Feldman)
87
Babylon Revisited & Other Stories (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Babylon Revisited & Other Stories (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
88
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
89
Tender Is the Night (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Tender Is the Night (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
90
Spring Shade: Poems
Spring Shade: Poems
91
The Poetry of Robert Frost (Robert Frost)
The Poetry of Robert Frost (Robert Frost)
92
The Recognitions (William Gaddis)
The Recognitions (William Gaddis)
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93
Selected Poems (Jean Garrigue)
Selected Poems (Jean Garrigue)
94
Omensetter's Luck
Omensetter's Luck
95
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country and Other Stories (William H. Gass)
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country and Other Stories (William H. Gass)
96
Barren Ground (Ellen Glasgow)
Barren Ground (Ellen Glasgow)
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Vein of Iron
Vein of Iron
98
The Ether Dome and Other Poems: New and Selected
The Ether Dome and Other Poems: New and Selected
99
The One Day
The One Day
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Old and New Poems (Donald Hall)
Old and New Poems (Donald Hall)
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101
Second Skin
Second Skin
102
The Cannibal
The Cannibal
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Collected Poems (Robert Hayden)
Collected Poems (Robert Hayden)
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Collected Earlier Poems
Collected Earlier Poems
105
The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
106
A Farewell to Arms
A Farewell to Arms
107
The Garden of Eden (Ernest Hemingway)
The Garden of Eden (Ernest Hemingway)
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The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
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109
Earthly Measures
Earthly Measures
110
Riddley Walker (Russell Hoban)
Riddley Walker (Russell Hoban)
111
Reflections on Espionage
Reflections on Espionage
112
Selected Poetry (John Hollander)
Selected Poetry (John Hollander)
113
Tesserae
Tesserae
114
Untitled Subjects (Richard Howard)
Untitled Subjects (Richard Howard)
115
Findings by Richard Howard
Findings by Richard Howard
116
Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
117
The Big Sea
The Big Sea
118
I Wonder as I Wander
I Wonder as I Wander
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Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
120
Complete Poems (Randall Jarrell)
Complete Poems (Randall Jarrell)
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