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The Chronology of American Literature in the 20th Century: 1940-1949 - Page 6

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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Aurora Dawn (Herman Wouk)
Aurora Dawn (Herman Wouk)
202
Peony (Pearl Buck)
Peony (Pearl Buck)
203
The Moth (James M. Cain)
The Moth (James M. Cain)
204
This Very Earth (Erskine Caldwell)
This Very Earth (Erskine Caldwell)
205
Other Voices, Other Rooms (Truman Capote)
Other Voices, Other Rooms (Truman Capote)
206
The Old Beauty and Others (Willa Cather)
The Old Beauty and Others (Willa Cather)
207
Guard of Honor
Guard of Honor
208
Intruder in the Dust (William Faulkner)
Intruder in the Dust (William Faulkner)
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209
The Wine of Astonishment (Martha Gellhorn)
The Wine of Astonishment (Martha Gellhorn)
210
Seraph on the Suwanee (Zora Neale Hurston)
Seraph on the Suwanee (Zora Neale Hurston)
211
The Outer Edges (Charles Jackson)
The Outer Edges (Charles Jackson)
212
The Road Through the Wall (Shirley Jackson)
The Road Through the Wall (Shirley Jackson)
213
Anniversary (Ludwig Lewisohn)
Anniversary (Ludwig Lewisohn)
214
Raintree County
Raintree County
215
The Naked and the Dead (Norman Mailer)
The Naked and the Dead (Norman Mailer)
216
Time Will Darken It (William Maxwell)
Time Will Darken It (William Maxwell)
217
Kiss Tomorrow Good-Bye (Horace McCoy)
Kiss Tomorrow Good-Bye (Horace McCoy)
218
The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder (Henry Miller)
The Smile at the Foot of the Ladder (Henry Miller)
219
See You in the Morning (Kenneth Patchen)
See You in the Morning (Kenneth Patchen)
220
Locusts Have No King (Dawn Powell)
Locusts Have No King (Dawn Powell)
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221
A Perfect Day for Bananafish (J.D. Salinger)
A Perfect Day for Bananafish (J.D. Salinger)
222
Remembrance Rock
Remembrance Rock
223
The World Is a Wedding (Delmore Schwartz)
The World Is a Wedding (Delmore Schwartz)
224
The Young Lions
The Young Lions
225
Walden Two
Walden Two
226
Last of the Conquerors (William Gardner Smith)
Last of the Conquerors (William Gardner Smith)
227
Fire in the Morning (Elizabeth Spencer)
Fire in the Morning (Elizabeth Spencer)
228
The Pearl (John Steinbeck)
The Pearl (John Steinbeck)
229
Fire (George Rippey Stewart)
Fire (George Rippey Stewart)
230
A Long Fourth and Other Stories (Peter Taylor)
A Long Fourth and Other Stories (Peter Taylor)
231
The City and the Pillar (Gore Vidal)
The City and the Pillar (Gore Vidal)
232
The Living Is Easy
The Living Is Easy
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233
The Ides of March (1948)
The Ides of March (1948)
234
One Arm & Other Stories (Tennessee Williams)
One Arm & Other Stories (Tennessee Williams)
235
Chinatown Family (Lin Yutang)
Chinatown Family (Lin Yutang)
236
The Man With the Golden Arm
The Man With the Golden Arm
237
The Sheltering Sky
The Sheltering Sky
238
His Human Majesty (Kay Boyle)
His Human Majesty (Kay Boyle)
239
A Long Day's Dying (Frederick Buechner)
A Long Day's Dying (Frederick Buechner)
240
The Asphalt Jungle
The Asphalt Jungle
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