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The Chronology of American Literature in the 20th Century: 1940-1949 - Page 2

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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The Heart of Another (Martha Gellhorn)
The Heart of Another (Martha Gellhorn)
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In This Our Life
In This Our Life
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Delilah (Marcus Goodrich)
Delilah (Marcus Goodrich)
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Green Centuries (Caroline Gordon)
Green Centuries (Caroline Gordon)
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H. M. Pulham, Esquire
H. M. Pulham, Esquire
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Reflections in a Golden Eye (Carson McCullers)
Reflections in a Golden Eye (Carson McCullers)
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They Went on Together (Robert Nathan)
They Went on Together (Robert Nathan)
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The Journal of Albion Moonlight (Kenneth Patchen)
The Journal of Albion Moonlight (Kenneth Patchen)
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49
Not by Strange Gods (Elizabeth M. Roberts)
Not by Strange Gods (Elizabeth M. Roberts)
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The Hermit Place (Mark Schorer)
The Hermit Place (Mark Schorer)
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What Makes Sammy Run? (Budd Schulberg)
What Makes Sammy Run? (Budd Schulberg)
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My Theodosia (Anya Seton)
My Theodosia (Anya Seton)
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Welcome to the City (Irwin Shaw)
Welcome to the City (Irwin Shaw)
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Fire and Ice (Wallace Stegner)
Fire and Ice (Wallace Stegner)
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Ida (Gertrude Stein)
Ida (Gertrude Stein)
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Storm (George R. Stewart)
Storm (George R. Stewart)
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Men of the Mountains (Jesse Stuart)
Men of the Mountains (Jesse Stuart)
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The Heritage of Hatcher Ide (Booth Tarkington)
The Heritage of Hatcher Ide (Booth Tarkington)
59
A Curtain of Green and Other Stories (Eudora Welty)
A Curtain of Green and Other Stories (Eudora Welty)
60
The Hills Beyond (Thomas Wolfe)
The Hills Beyond (Thomas Wolfe)
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61
The Harvey Girls (Samuel Hopkins Adams)
The Harvey Girls (Samuel Hopkins Adams)
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Never Come Morning
Never Come Morning
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The Horn of Life (Gertrude Atherton)
The Horn of Life (Gertrude Atherton)
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Meet Me in St. Louis (Sally Benson)
Meet Me in St. Louis (Sally Benson)
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Primer for Combat (Kay Boyle)
Primer for Combat (Kay Boyle)
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Dragon Seed
Dragon Seed
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Love's Lovely Counterfeit (James M. Cain)
Love's Lovely Counterfeit (James M. Cain)
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The Just and the Unjust (James Gould Cozzens)
The Just and the Unjust (James Gould Cozzens)
69
The Robe (Lloyd Douglas)
The Robe (Lloyd Douglas)
70
The Unvanquished (Howard Fast)
The Unvanquished (Howard Fast)
71
Go Down, Moses (William Faulkner)
Go Down, Moses (William Faulkner)
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Clark Gifford's Body (Kenneth Fearing)
Clark Gifford's Body (Kenneth Fearing)
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73
Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time (Ernest Hemingway)
Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time (Ernest Hemingway)
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Happy Land (Mackinlay Kantor)
Happy Land (Mackinlay Kantor)
75
The Company She Keeps (Mary McCarthy)
The Company She Keeps (Mary McCarthy)
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My Uncle Dudley (Wright Morris)
My Uncle Dudley (Wright Morris)
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A Time to Be Born
A Time to Be Born
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Dragon's Teeth by Upton Sinclair
Dragon's Teeth by Upton Sinclair
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The Moon Is Down (John Steinbeck)
The Moon Is Down (John Steinbeck)
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My World and Welcome to It (James Thurber)
My World and Welcome to It (James Thurber)
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