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The Chronology of American Literature in the 20th Century: 1940-1949

Who will win Round 7 ? Asphlex2 or Tommood or a new contender?
This is the 7th instalment of my chronology of American fiction. It is a list of novels & short story collections by American authors published in 1940-1949. There are 8 Pulitzer Prize winners & the first two National Book Award winners as well as works by Nobel Prize winners Bellow, Faulkner, Hemingway, Steinbeck and Sinclair Lewis.
Click on the link to go to the previous instalment, which covers 1950-1959.
The source is "The Chronology of American Literature: America's Literary Achievements from the Colonial Era to Modern Times" by Daniel S. Burt (2004).
The books by year are are:
1940: 1-31
1941: 32-60
1942: 61-80
1943: 81-103
1944: 104-120
1945: 121-141
1946: 142-172
1947: 174-201
1948: 202-235
1949: 236-265
Just an observation (?warning): the paperback covers of this era seem to bear little relationship to the book's actual content or seriousness.
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Conversation; Or, Pilgrims' Progress (Conrad Aiken)
Conversation; Or, Pilgrims' Progress (Conrad Aiken)
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The Crazy Hunter (Kay Boyle)
The Crazy Hunter (Kay Boyle)
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Hamlet Had an Uncle (James Branch Cabell)
Hamlet Had an Uncle (James Branch Cabell)
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Jackpot, the Short Stories of Erskine Caldwell (Erskine Caldwell)
Jackpot, the Short Stories of Erskine Caldwell (Erskine Caldwell)
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Sapphira and the Slave Girl (Willa Cather)
Sapphira and the Slave Girl (Willa Cather)
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Farewell, My Lovely (Raymond Chandler)
Farewell, My Lovely (Raymond Chandler)
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The Ox-Bow Incident (Walter Van Tilburg Clark)
The Ox-Bow Incident (Walter Van Tilburg Clark)
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Ask Me Tomorrow (James Gould Cozzens)
Ask Me Tomorrow (James Gould Cozzens)
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But Who Wakes the Bugler? (Peter De Vries)
But Who Wakes the Bugler? (Peter De Vries)
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Chad Hanna (Walter D. Edmonds)
Chad Hanna (Walter D. Edmonds)
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The Hamlet (William Faulkner)
The Hamlet (William Faulkner)
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A Stricken Field (Martha Gellhorn)
A Stricken Field (Martha Gellhorn)
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13
The Morning Is Near Us (Susan Glaspell)
The Morning Is Near Us (Susan Glaspell)
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For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
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Figures in a Landscape (Paul Horgan)
Figures in a Landscape (Paul Horgan)
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Bethel Merriday (Sinclair Lewis)
Bethel Merriday (Sinclair Lewis)
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
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Portrait of Jennie (Robert Nathan)
Portrait of Jennie (Robert Nathan)
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Angels on Toast (Dawn Powell)
Angels on Toast (Dawn Powell)
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When the Whippoorwill (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
When the Whippoorwill (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
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The Trees (Conrad Richter)
The Trees (Conrad Richter)
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Oliver Wiswell (Kenneth Roberts)
Oliver Wiswell (Kenneth Roberts)
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My Wife Ethel (Damon Runyon)
My Wife Ethel (Damon Runyon)
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World's End (Upton Sinclair)
World's End (Upton Sinclair)
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On a Darkling Plain (Wallace Stegner)
On a Darkling Plain (Wallace Stegner)
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Trees of Heaven (Jesse Stuart)
Trees of Heaven (Jesse Stuart)
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Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated (James Thurber)
Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated (James Thurber)
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The Pilgrim Hawk (Glenway Wescott)
The Pilgrim Hawk (Glenway Wescott)
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In the Money (William Carlos Williams)
In the Money (William Carlos Williams)
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You Can't Go Home Again
You Can't Go Home Again
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Native Son (Richard Wright)
Native Son (Richard Wright)
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Blood on the Forge (William Attaway)
Blood on the Forge (William Attaway)
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Junior Miss (Sally Benson)
Junior Miss (Sally Benson)
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Mildred Pierce (James M. Cain)
Mildred Pierce (James M. Cain)
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Windswept (Mary Ellen Chase)
Windswept (Mary Ellen Chase)
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Always the Land (Paul Engle)
Always the Land (Paul Engle)
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Ellen Rogers (James T. Farrell)
Ellen Rogers (James T. Farrell)
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The Last Frontier (Howard Fast)
The Last Frontier (Howard Fast)
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Saratoga Trunk (Edna Ferber)
Saratoga Trunk (Edna Ferber)
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The Last Tycoon (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Last Tycoon (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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