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The Chronology of American Literature in the 20th Century: 1940-1949 - Page 4

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 City of Trembling Leaves (Walter Van Tilburg Clark)
The City of Trembling Leaves (Walter Van Tilburg Clark)
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The Forest of the South (Caroline Gordon)
The Forest of the South (Caroline Gordon)
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The Ghostly Lover (Elizabeth Hardwick)
The Ghostly Lover (Elizabeth Hardwick)
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If He Hollers Let Him Go (Chester Himes)
If He Hollers Let Him Go (Chester Himes)
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Glory for Me (The Best Years of Our Lives)
Glory for Me (The Best Years of Our Lives)
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Cass Timberlane (Sinclair Lewis)
Cass Timberlane (Sinclair Lewis)
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Boy Almighty (Frederick Manfred Aka Feike Feikema)
Boy Almighty (Frederick Manfred Aka Feike Feikema)
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Repent in Haste (John P. Marquand)
Repent in Haste (John P. Marquand)
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129
The Folded Leaf (William Maxwell)
The Folded Leaf (William Maxwell)
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Focus (Arthur Miller)
Focus (Arthur Miller)
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The Man Who Was There (Wright Morris)
The Man Who Was There (Wright Morris)
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Mexican Village (Josephina Niggli)
Mexican Village (Josephina Niggli)
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This Hunger (Anaïs Nin)
This Hunger (Anaïs Nin)
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Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer (Kenneth Patchen)
Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer (Kenneth Patchen)
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Captain From Castile (Samuel Shellabarger)
Captain From Castile (Samuel Shellabarger)
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Cannery Row (John Steinbeck)
Cannery Row (John Steinbeck)
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Image of Josephine (Booth Tarkington)
Image of Josephine (Booth Tarkington)
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The Thurber Carnival
The Thurber Carnival
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Apartment in Athens (Glenway Wescott)
Apartment in Athens (Glenway Wescott)
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The Friendly Persuasion (Jessamyn West)
The Friendly Persuasion (Jessamyn West)
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141
Stuart Little (E.B. White)
Stuart Little (E.B. White)
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Thirty Stories (Kay Boyle)
Thirty Stories (Kay Boyle)
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Pavilion of Women (Pearl S. Buck)
Pavilion of Women (Pearl S. Buck)
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Past All Dishonor (James M. Cain)
Past All Dishonor (James M. Cain)
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A House in the Uplands
A House in the Uplands
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This Side of Innocence (Taylor Caldwell)
This Side of Innocence (Taylor Caldwell)
147
Mrs. Palmer's Honey (Fannie Cook)
Mrs. Palmer's Honey (Fannie Cook)
148
The Bulwark (Theodore Dreiser)
The Bulwark (Theodore Dreiser)
149
The American (Howard Fast)
The American (Howard Fast)
150
The Portable Faulkner (William Faulkner)
The Portable Faulkner (William Faulkner)
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The Big Clock (Kenneth Fearing)
The Big Clock (Kenneth Fearing)
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Trumpet to the World (Mark Harris)
Trumpet to the World (Mark Harris)
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153
All Thy Conquests (Alfred Hayes)
All Thy Conquests (Alfred Hayes)
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Mister Roberts
Mister Roberts
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Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House
Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House
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The Fall of Valor (Charles Jackson)
The Fall of Valor (Charles Jackson)
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The Sudden Guest (Christopher La Farge)
The Sudden Guest (Christopher La Farge)
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B.F.'S Daughter (John P. Marquand)
B.F.'S Daughter (John P. Marquand)
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The Member of the Wedding
The Member of the Wedding
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The Inhabitants (Wright Morris)
The Inhabitants (Wright Morris)
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