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Modern Literature, Give or Take a Few

Riffing off a Book Riot list that sought to define modern classics that were published between 1950 and at least twenty years prior, which at the time of that list was 1997. I shunted the year range forward to 1955-2002 in an attempt to maintain the same sense of the list in the current year. Anyway, no guarantee that all of these are classics. Just a collection of works that I can either personally approve of or have heard good 'quality literature' things about.
P.S. The lovely individual in the list image is none other than the magnificent Arundhati Roy, for anyone who wants to know.
P.P.S. Knowing the troll behaviors of Chad and Rosie, I'm going to assume books 1-6 actually have two less votes and 7-11 have one less than is represented. Nothing personal.
P.P.P.S. Go ahead and ignore the troll with a near 100%. I doubt they knew 75% of these authors existed in the first place, if that.
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Possession (A.S. Byatt)
Possession (A.S. Byatt)
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Cities of Salt (Abdul Rahman Munif)
Cities of Salt (Abdul Rahman Munif)
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The Notebook, the Proof, the Third Lie: Three Novels (Ágota Kristóf)
The Notebook, the Proof, the Third Lie: Three Novels (Ágota Kristóf)
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Shipwrecks (Akira Yoshimura)
Shipwrecks (Akira Yoshimura)
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Astragal (Albertine Sarrazin)
Astragal (Albertine Sarrazin)
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Island (Aldous Huxley)
Island (Aldous Huxley)
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Roots (Alex Haley)
Roots (Alex Haley)
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Edinburgh (Alexander Chee)
Edinburgh (Alexander Chee)
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Darconville's Cat (Alexander Theroux)
Darconville's Cat (Alexander Theroux)
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Selected Stories (Alice Munro)
Selected Stories (Alice Munro)
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The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
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The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll (Álvaro Mutis)
The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll (Álvaro Mutis)
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13
The Mixquiahuala Letters (Ana Castillo)
The Mixquiahuala Letters (Ana Castillo)
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The Last of the Just (André Schwarz-Bart)
The Last of the Just (André Schwarz-Bart)
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Ship Fever: Stories (Andrea Barrett)
Ship Fever: Stories (Andrea Barrett)
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The Bloody Chamber (Angela Carter)
The Bloody Chamber (Angela Carter)
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Kalpa Imperial (Angélica Gorodischer)
Kalpa Imperial (Angélica Gorodischer)
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Ice (Anna Kavan)
Ice (Anna Kavan)
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Autobiography of Red (Anne Carson)
Autobiography of Red (Anne Carson)
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Sphinx (Anne Garreta)
Sphinx (Anne Garreta)
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Fugitive Pieces (Anne Michaels)
Fugitive Pieces (Anne Michaels)
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Brokeback Mountain (Annie Proulx)
Brokeback Mountain (Annie Proulx)
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Pereira Declares: A Testimony (Antonio Tabucchi)
Pereira Declares: A Testimony (Antonio Tabucchi)
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2001: A Space Odyssey (Arthur C. Clarke)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Arthur C. Clarke)
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The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
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Sunlight on a Broken Column (Attia Hosain)
Sunlight on a Broken Column (Attia Hosain)
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The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (Ayi Kwei Armah)
The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (Ayi Kwei Armah)
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Kitchen (Banana Yoshimoto)
Kitchen (Banana Yoshimoto)
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29
The Sorrow of War (Bảo Ninh)
The Sorrow of War (Bảo Ninh)
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Sacred Hunger (Barry Unsworth)
Sacred Hunger (Barry Unsworth)
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Maru (Bessie Head)
Maru (Bessie Head)
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The Garden of the Departed Cats (Bilge Karasu)
The Garden of the Departed Cats (Bilge Karasu)
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Too Loud a Solitude (Bohumil Hrabal)
Too Loud a Solitude (Bohumil Hrabal)
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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (Brian Moore)
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (Brian Moore)
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Defiance (Carole Maso)
Defiance (Carole Maso)
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Rituals (Cees Nooteboom)
Rituals (Cees Nooteboom)
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A Gesture Life (Chang-Rae Lee)
A Gesture Life (Chang-Rae Lee)
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The Quest for Christa T. (Christa Wolf)
The Quest for Christa T. (Christa Wolf)
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The Passion According to G.H. (Clarice Lispector)
The Passion According to G.H. (Clarice Lispector)
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Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
Blood Meridian (Cormac McCarthy)
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