20th Century’s Greatest Hits

Blue = 86

  1. Pale Fire Vladimir Nabokov
  2. Ulysses James Joyce
  3. Gravity’s Rainbow Thomas Pynchon
  4. The Public Burning Robert Coover
  5. The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
  6. The Trilogy (Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable) Samuel Beckett
  7. The Making of Americans Gertrude Stein
  8. The Nova Trilogy (The Soft Machine, The Ticket That Exploded, Nova Express) William S. Burroughs
  9. Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
  10. Finnegans Wake James Joyce
  11. Take It or Leave It Raymond Federman
  12. Beloved Toni Morrison
  13. Going Native Stephen Wright
  14. Under the Volcano Malcolm Lowry
  15. To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf
  16. In the Heart of the Heart of the Country William H. Gass
  17. J R William Gaddis
  18. Invisible Man Ralph Ellison
  19. Underworld Don DeLillo
  20. The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
  21. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce
  22. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
  23. The Ambassadors Henry James
  24. Women in Love D. H. Lawrence
  25. Sixty Stories Donald Barthelme
  26. The Rifles William T. Vollmann
  27. The Recognitions William Gaddis
  28. Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
  29. Catch-22 Joseph Heller
  30. Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell
  31. Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston
  32. Absalom, Absalom! William Faulkner
  33. Dhalgren Samuel R. Delany
  34. The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
  35. The Four Elements Tetrology (The Stain, Entering Fire, The Fountains of Neptune, The Jade Cabinet) Rikki Ducornet
  36. Cyberspace Trilogy (Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive) William Gibson
  37. Tropic of Cancer Henry Miller
  38. On the Road Jack Kerouac
  39. Lookout Cartridge Joseph McElroy
  40. Crash J. G. Ballard
  41. Midnight’s Children Salman Rushdie
  42. The Sot-Weed Factor John Barth
  43. Genoa Paul Metcalf
  44. Brave New World Aldous Huxley
  45. A Passage to India E. M. Forster
  46. Double or Nothing Raymond Federman
  47. At Swim-Two-Birds Flann O’Brien
  48. Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy
  49. The Cannibal John Hawkes
  50. Native Son Richard Wright
  51. The Day of the Locust Nathaniel West
  52. Nightwood Djuna Barnes
  53. Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson
  54. Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
  55. Libra Don DeLillo
  56. Wise Blood Flannery O’Conner
  57. Always Coming Home Ursula K. Le Guin
  58. U.S.A. Trilogy (The 42nd Parallel, 1919, The Big Money) John Dos Passos
  59. The Golden Notebook Doris Lessing
  60. The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger
  61. Red Harvest Dashiell Hammett
  62. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Raymond Carver
  63. Dubliners James Joyce
  64. Cane Jean Toomer
  65. The House of Mirth Edith Wharton
  66. Riddley Walker Russell Hoban
  67. The Checkerboard Trilogy (Go in Beauty, The Bronc People, Portrait of the Artist with 26 Horses) William Eastlake
  68. The Franchiser Stanley Elkin
  69. The New York Trilogy (City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room) Paul Auster
  70. Skinny Legs and All Tom Robbins
  71. Infinite Jest David Foster Wallace
  72. The Age of Wire and String Ben Marcus
  73. Tlooth Harry Mathews
  74. Pricksongs and Descants Robert Coover
  75. The Man in the High Castle Phillip K. Dick
  76. American Psycho Brett Easton Ellis
  77. The French Lieutenant’s Woman John Fowles
  78. The Book of the New Sun Tetrology (The Shadow of the Torturer, The Claw of the Conciliator, The Sword of the Lictor, The Citadel of the Autarch) Gene Wolfe
  79. A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
  80. Albany Cycle (Legs, Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game, Ironweed) William Kennedy
  81. The Tunnel William H. Gass
  82. Omensetter’s Luck William H. Gass
  83. The Sheltering Sky Paul Bowles
  84. Darconville’s Cat Alexander Theroux
  85. Up Ronald Sukenick
  86. Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down Ishmael Reed
  87. Winesburg, Ohio Sherwood Anderson
  88. You Bright and Risen Angels William T. Vollmann
  89. The Naked and the Dead Norman Mailer
  90. The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. Robert Coover
  91. Creamy and Delicious Steve Katz
  92. Waiting for the Barbarians J. M. Coetzee
  93. More Than Human Theodore Sturgeon
  94. Mulligan Stew Gilbert Sorrentino
  95. Look Homeward, Angel Thomas Wolfe
  96. An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser
  97. Easy Travel to Other Planets Ted Mooney
  98. Tours of the Black Clock Steve Erickson
  99. In Memorium to Identity Kathy Acker
  100. Hogg Samuel R. Delany

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