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The Chronology of American Literature in the 20th Century: 1940-1949 - Page 7

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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Lucifer With a Book (John Horne Burns)
Lucifer With a Book (John Horne Burns)
242
Place Called Estherville (Erskine Caldwell)
Place Called Estherville (Erskine Caldwell)
243
A Tree of Night and Other Stories (Truman Capote)
A Tree of Night and Other Stories (Truman Capote)
244
The Plum Tree (Mary Ellen Chase)
The Plum Tree (Mary Ellen Chase)
245
Track of the Cat (Walter Van Tilburg Clark)
Track of the Cat (Walter Van Tilburg Clark)
246
The Grand Design (John Dos Passos)
The Grand Design (John Dos Passos)
247
Knight's Gambit (William Faulkner)
Knight's Gambit (William Faulkner)
248
Tournament (Shelby Foote)
Tournament (Shelby Foote)
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249
The Way West Guthrie
The Way West Guthrie
250
The Cannibal
The Cannibal
251
The Girl on the via Flaminia (Alfred Hayes)
The Girl on the via Flaminia (Alfred Hayes)
252
The God-Seeker (Sinclair Lewis)
The God-Seeker (Sinclair Lewis)
253
The Moving Target (Ross MacDonald)
The Moving Target (Ross MacDonald)
254
The Primitive (Frederick Manfred)
The Primitive (Frederick Manfred)
255
Point of No Return (John P. Marquand)
Point of No Return (John P. Marquand)
256
The Oasis (Mary McCarthy)
The Oasis (Mary McCarthy)
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257
The Fires of Spring (James Michener)
The Fires of Spring (James Michener)
258
Yokohama, California (Toshio Mori)
Yokohama, California (Toshio Mori)
259
The Melodramatists (Howard Nemerov)
The Melodramatists (Howard Nemerov)
260
A Rage to Live (John O'Hara)
A Rage to Live (John O'Hara)
261
The Show Must Go on (Elmer Rice)
The Show Must Go on (Elmer Rice)
262
Shane (Jack Schaefer)
Shane (Jack Schaefer)
263
Earth Abides (George R. Stewart)
Earth Abides (George R. Stewart)
264
The Season of Comfort (Gore Vidal)
The Season of Comfort (Gore Vidal)
265
The Golden Apples (Eudora Welty)
The Golden Apples (Eudora Welty)
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