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Vulture's Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon - Page 3

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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The Gentrification of the Mind (Sarah Schulman)
The Gentrification of the Mind (Sarah Schulman)
82
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
83
Capital (John Lanchester)
Capital (John Lanchester)
84
Maddaddam Trilogy (Margaret Atwood)
Maddaddam Trilogy (Margaret Atwood)
85
The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
The Blind Assassin (Margaret Atwood)
86
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
87
Taipei
Taipei
88
Men We Reaped
Men We Reaped
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89
Family Life (Akhil Sharma)
Family Life (Akhil Sharma)
90
How to Be Both (Ali Smith)
How to Be Both (Ali Smith)
91
A Brief History of Seven Killings (Marlon James)
A Brief History of Seven Killings (Marlon James)
92
Preparation for the Next Life (Atticus Lish)
Preparation for the Next Life (Atticus Lish)
93
The Sympathizer (Viet Thanh Nguyen)
The Sympathizer (Viet Thanh Nguyen)
94
The Light of the World (Elizabeth Alexander)
The Light of the World (Elizabeth Alexander)
95
The Broken Earth (N.K. Jemisin)
The Broken Earth (N.K. Jemisin)
96
What Belongs to You (Garth Greenwell)
What Belongs to You (Garth Greenwell)
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97
Albert Murray: Collected Essays and Memoirs (Albert Murray)
Albert Murray: Collected Essays and Memoirs (Albert Murray)
98
The Needle's Eye (Fanny Howe)
The Needle's Eye (Fanny Howe)
99
Ghachar Ghochar (Vivek Shanbhag)
Ghachar Ghochar (Vivek Shanbhag)
100
The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
101
All Grown Up (Jami Attenberg)
All Grown Up (Jami Attenberg)
102
The Best We Could Do (Thi Bui)
The Best We Could Do (Thi Bui)
103
Tell Me How It Ends (Valeria Luiselli)
Tell Me How It Ends (Valeria Luiselli)
104
Priestdaddy (Patricia Lockwood)
Priestdaddy (Patricia Lockwood)
105
Red Clocks (Leni Zumas)
Red Clocks (Leni Zumas)
106
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden (Denis Johnson)
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden (Denis Johnson)
107
Asymmetry (Lisa Halliday)
Asymmetry (Lisa Halliday)
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