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The Chronology of American Literature in the 20th Century: 1940-1949 - Page 5

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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Ladders to Fire (Anaïs Nin)
Ladders to Fire (Anaïs Nin)
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The Street (Ann Petry)
The Street (Ann Petry)
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Anthem (Ayn Rand)
Anthem (Ayn Rand)
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The Adventures of Wesley Jackson (William Saroyan)
The Adventures of Wesley Jackson (William Saroyan)
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The Bridge of Years (May Sarton)
The Bridge of Years (May Sarton)
166
Brewsie and Willie (Gertrude Stein)
Brewsie and Willie (Gertrude Stein)
167
Williwaw
Williwaw
168
The Snake Pit (Mary Jane Ward)
The Snake Pit (Mary Jane Ward)
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169
All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
All the King's Men (Robert Penn Warren)
170
Delta Wedding (Eudora Welty)
Delta Wedding (Eudora Welty)
171
Memoirs of Hecate County (Edmund Wilson)
Memoirs of Hecate County (Edmund Wilson)
172
The Foxes of Harrow (Frank Yerby)
The Foxes of Harrow (Frank Yerby)
173
The Neon Wilderness (Nelson Algren)
The Neon Wilderness (Nelson Algren)
174
The Indifferent Children (Louis Auchincloss)
The Indifferent Children (Louis Auchincloss)
175
The Victim (Saul Bellow)
The Victim (Saul Bellow)
176
The End of My Life (Vance Bourjaily)
The End of My Life (Vance Bourjaily)
177
Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown)
Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown)
178
The Gallery (John Horne Burns)
The Gallery (John Horne Burns)
179
The Butterfly (James M. Cain)
The Butterfly (James M. Cain)
180
The Stoic (Theodore Dreiser)
The Stoic (Theodore Dreiser)
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181
The Big Sky (A. B. Guthrie)
The Big Sky (A. B. Guthrie)
182
Shadow of Heaven (Alfred Hayes)
Shadow of Heaven (Alfred Hayes)
183
Lonely Crusade (Chester Himes)
Lonely Crusade (Chester Himes)
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Gentleman's Agreement (Laura Z. Hobson)
Gentleman's Agreement (Laura Z. Hobson)
185
Kingsblood Royal (Sinclair Lewis)
Kingsblood Royal (Sinclair Lewis)
186
This Is the Year (Frederick Manfred)
This Is the Year (Frederick Manfred)
187
Tales of the South Pacific
Tales of the South Pacific
188
Knock on Any Door (Willard Motley)
Knock on Any Door (Willard Motley)
189
Bend Sinister (Vladimir Nabokov)
Bend Sinister (Vladimir Nabokov)
190
Country Place (Ann Petry)
Country Place (Ann Petry)
191
Prince of Darkness and Other Stories (J.F. Powers)
Prince of Darkness and Other Stories (J.F. Powers)
192
The State of Mind (Mark Schorer)
The State of Mind (Mark Schorer)
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193
The Harder They Fall (Budd Schulberg)
The Harder They Fall (Budd Schulberg)
194
Prince of Foxes (Samuel Shellabarger)
Prince of Foxes (Samuel Shellabarger)
195
I, the Jury
I, the Jury
196
The Mountain Lion (Jean Stafford)
The Mountain Lion (Jean Stafford)
197
The Wayward Bus
The Wayward Bus
198
The Middle of the Journey (Lionel Trilling)
The Middle of the Journey (Lionel Trilling)
199
In a Yellow Wood (Gore Vidal)
In a Yellow Wood (Gore Vidal)
200
Circus in the Attic and Other Stories (Robert Penn Warren)
Circus in the Attic and Other Stories (Robert Penn Warren)
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