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The 20th Century in Written Works - First Draft

A personal selection of 100 noteworthy written works that were published during the course of the 20th century, drawn from everything I've read thus far and continually subject to future amendment. Nonfiction welcome, one book per author, minimal indulgence of non-adult material/genre writing/series, all ordered in terms of first year of publication. I didn't include material published in the year 2000, which is technically the wrong thing to do, but it simplified the choosing process and won't piss off anyone who doesn't know any better. Any biases towards certain periods/decades will hopefully be gradually alleviated during the course of future reading, although I can't promise the same regarding bias towards certain genres and/or lack thereof.
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Howards End (E. M. Forster)
Howards End (E. M. Forster)
2
Kristin Lavransdatter (Sigrid Undset, Trans. Tiina Nunnally)
Kristin Lavransdatter (Sigrid Undset, Trans. Tiina Nunnally)
3
The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann)
The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann)
4
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
5
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
6
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
To the Lighthouse (Virginia Woolf)
7
Quicksand (Nella Larsen)
Quicksand (Nella Larsen)
8
Letters to a Young Poet (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Letters to a Young Poet (Rainer Maria Rilke)
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9
The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
The Sound and the Fury (William Faulkner)
10
Living My Life (Emma Goldman)
Living My Life (Emma Goldman)
11
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
12
Testament of Youth (Vera Brittain)
Testament of Youth (Vera Brittain)
13
Independent People (Halldór Laxness)
Independent People (Halldór Laxness)
14
Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 (W.E.B. Du Bois)
Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 (W.E.B. Du Bois)
15
Native Son (Richard Wright)
Native Son (Richard Wright)
16
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
17
Chess Story (Stefan Zweig)
Chess Story (Stefan Zweig)
18
The Street (Ann Petry)
The Street (Ann Petry)
19
The Discovery of India (Jawaharlal Nehru)
The Discovery of India (Jawaharlal Nehru)
20
Under the Volcano (Malcolm Lowry)
Under the Volcano (Malcolm Lowry)
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21
The Second Sex (Simone De Beauvoir)
The Second Sex (Simone De Beauvoir)
22
Memoirs of Hadrian (Margarite Yourcenar)
Memoirs of Hadrian (Margarite Yourcenar)
23
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
24
The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)
The Long Goodbye (Raymond Chandler)
25
The Complete Stories (Flanner O'Connor)
The Complete Stories (Flanner O'Connor)
26
The Ten Thousand Things (Maria Dermoût)
The Ten Thousand Things (Maria Dermoût)
27
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
28
Imperial Woman (Pearl S. Buck)
Imperial Woman (Pearl S. Buck)
29
God's Bits of Wood (Ousmane Sembène)
God's Bits of Wood (Ousmane Sembène)
30
The Wretched of the Earth (Franz Fanon)
The Wretched of the Earth (Franz Fanon)
31
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
32
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
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33
The Book of Lamentations (Rosario Castellanos)
The Book of Lamentations (Rosario Castellanos)
34
Labyrinths (Jorge Luis Borges)
Labyrinths (Jorge Luis Borges)
35
The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
The Golden Notebook (Doris Lessing)
36
The Wall (Marlen Haushofer)
The Wall (Marlen Haushofer)
37
The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)
The Fire Next Time (James Baldwin)
38
Eichmann in Jerusalem (Hannah Arendt)
Eichmann in Jerusalem (Hannah Arendt)
39
The Passion According to G.H. (Clarice Lispector)
The Passion According to G.H. (Clarice Lispector)
40
Stoner (John Williams)
Stoner (John Williams)
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