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The Greatest Books of the 20th Century

The following list was inspired by the list of the "100 Greatest English Language Novels" that was compiled and released in 1998 by the editors of the Modern Library. I say "inspired," although I deplored the specific contents of the Modern Library list, which struck me as being way, way out of touch with the... read more
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Pale Fire
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Ulysses
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Gravity's Rainbow
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The Public Burning
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The Sound and the Fury
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Trilogy: Molloy, Malone Dies, the Unnamable (Samuel Beckett)
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The Making of Americans (Gertrude Stein)
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The Nova Trilogy (William Burroughs)
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Lolita
10
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
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Take It or Leave It (Raymond Federman)
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Beloved (Toni Morrison)
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13
Going Native
14
Under the Volcano
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To the Lighthouse (Mrs. Ramsay)
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In the Heart of the Heart of the Country
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JR
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Invisible Man
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Underworld (Don Delillo)
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The Sun Also Rises (Ernest Hemingway)
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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The Ambassadors
24
Women in Love
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25
60 Stories (Donald Barthelme)
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The Rifles (William T. Vollmann)
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The Recognitions
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Heart of Darkness
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Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
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1984 (George Orwell)
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Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)
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Absalom, Absalom! (William Faulkner)
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Dhalgren (Samuel R Delany)
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The Grapes of Wrath
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Stain (Book 1 of the Four Elements Tetralogy) (Rikki Ducornet)
36
Sprawl Trilogy (William Gibson)
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37
Tropic of Cancer (Henry Miller)
38
On the Road
39
Lookout Cartridge (Joseph Mcelroy)
40
Crash
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