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Vulture's Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon - Page 2

What if you could start a canon from scratch? New York magazine's Vulture thought it might be fun to speculate (very prematurely) on what a canon of the 21st century might look like right now. A couple of months ago, they reached out to dozens of critics and authors — well-established voices (Michiko Kakutani, Luc Sante), more radical thinkers (Eileen Myles), younger reviewers for outlets like n+1, and some of their best-read contributors, too. They asked each of them to name several books that belong among the most important 100 works of fiction, memoir, poetry, and essays since 2000 and tallied the results. The purpose was not to build a fixed library but to take a blurry selfie of a cultural moment.
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Dept. of Speculation
Dept. of Speculation
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All My Puny Sorrows (Miriam Toews)
All My Puny Sorrows (Miriam Toews)
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Citizen (Claudia Rankine)
Citizen (Claudia Rankine)
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Consent Not to Be a Single Being (Fred Moten)
Consent Not to Be a Single Being (Fred Moten)
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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon)
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Amber Spyglass
Amber Spyglass
47
True History of the Kelly Gang
True History of the Kelly Gang
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The Beauty of the Husband (Anne Carson)
The Beauty of the Husband (Anne Carson)
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49
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse (Louise Erdrich)
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse (Louise Erdrich)
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Austerlitz
Austerlitz
51
Fingersmith
Fingersmith
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The Time of Our Singing
The Time of Our Singing
53
The Book of Salt, Monique Truong
The Book of Salt, Monique Truong
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Mortals
Mortals
55
Home Land
Home Land
56
Oblivion
Oblivion
57
Honored Guest: Stories, Joy Williams
Honored Guest: Stories, Joy Williams
58
Suite Francaise
Suite Francaise
59
The Sluts (Dennis Cooper)
The Sluts (Dennis Cooper)
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Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
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61
Magic for Beginners
Magic for Beginners
62
The Afterlife (Donald Antrim)
The Afterlife (Donald Antrim)
63
Winter's Bone
Winter's Bone
64
Wizard of the Crow (Ngugi Wa Thiong'o)
Wizard of the Crow (Ngugi Wa Thiong'o)
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American Genius (Lynne Tillman)
American Genius (Lynne Tillman)
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Eat the Document (Dana Spiotta)
Eat the Document (Dana Spiotta)
67
The Harry Potter Series
The Harry Potter Series
68
Sleeping It off in Rapid City (August Kleinzahler)
Sleeping It off in Rapid City (August Kleinzahler)
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The White Tiger
The White Tiger
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The Lazarus Project
The Lazarus Project
71
Home
Home
72
Gilead
Gilead
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73
Fine Just the Way It Is (Annie  Proulx)
Fine Just the Way It Is (Annie Proulx)
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Boyhood: Scenes From Provincial Life (J. M. Coetzee)
Boyhood: Scenes From Provincial Life (J. M. Coetzee)
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Notes From No Man's Land (Eula Biss)
Notes From No Man's Land (Eula Biss)
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Spreadeagle (Kevin Killian)
Spreadeagle (Kevin Killian)
77
Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story
78
Seven Years (Peter Stamm)
Seven Years (Peter Stamm)
79
The Sense of an Ending
The Sense of an Ending
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1Q84
1Q84
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