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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Seminal novels that the author could have retired on (part 2)

The logic of this post is to list some novels that the author could have published and that'd have been enough to set them up as major in the writing history, even if they do have lots of other great works. Like Cervantes with Don Quixote . I'm going with books published after 1950. Some of these will probably be the only good book the author really did (like  Catch 22).

In no particular order:

20.  The Catcher in the Rye -1951 - United States of America - English by J.D. Salinger

19. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum, or  : how violence develops and where it can lead (Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann)- 1974- Germany - German by Heinrich Böll 

18. The Master and Margarita - 1967 - Soviet Union - Russian by Mikhail Bulgakov

17. Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death - 1969- United States of America- English by Kurt Vonnegut 

16. The General of the Dead Army (Gjenerali i Ushtrisë së vdekur) - 1963 - Albania - Albanian by Ismail Kadare

15.  Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West - 1985 - United States of America- English by Cormac McCarthy

14. Sophie's Choice - 1979- United States of America-English by William Styron

13. The Famished Road - 1991 - United Kingdom/Nigeria- English by Ben Okri

12.  The English Patient - 1992 - Canada/ Sri Lanka -English by Michael Ondaatje

11. Infinite Jest -1996- United States of America - English by David Foster Wallace

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