Take a look at how Holden interacts children in the book in comparison with the adults, or how any other of his characters interact with children in any of his short stories. So the latest works we can reasonably include have to have been published in 1991 or before. However, i have come to know that ones the apple of greatest of writers on this list like like Kurt V. Poe, at one point, epitomized the new American Gothic: the latent reaction to the English literary focus that began 200 years before it. White, 1959 An extraordinary little book that explains with clarity the use and misuse of the written word. Song of Solomon, The Moviegoer, Being There, Lolita, On The Road and who knows how ma.
A tale of petty bureaucracy and orderliness. Based on their interviews, he wrote his world famous 31,000-worded article which is considered the finest work of journalism in the 20th century. So each author only gets one slot. The classic does a great job of depicting adolescence and loss of innocence despite its somewhat controversial content. Tolkien Known for writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, J.
Demonstrates that the brute force of the state can destroy even the most beloved institutions. He also outlines his political ideology. Consequently, it is a rare find when you encounter a short story by an established author. One of the few truly original works of history this century. She received a Pultizer Prize for Beloved in 1987. He was an Anglo-Irish symbolist poet and considered 1 of the main writers of the 20th century.
Set in Canfield's native Vermont, the story is about Timothy Hulme, headmaster of the Clifford Academy, his love for a schoolteacher twenty years his junior, and the conflict he must face when a trustee leaves a much needed gift to the academy that would require the school to exclude Jews and girls, as well as many of the local students. Lessing Moon Tiger Penelope Lively Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Anita Loos The Balkan Trilogy Olivia Manning The Group Mary McCarthy Ballad of the Sad Cafe Carson McCullers Mama Terry McMillan Patience and Sarah Isabel Miller Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell Anagrams Lorrie Moore Beloved Toni Morrison Wife Bharati Mukherjee Lives of Girls and Women Alice Munro A Severed Head Iris Murdoch House of Splendid Isolation Edna O'Brien A Good Man is Hard to Find Flannery O'Connor Tell Me a Riddle Tillie Olsen Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Grace Paley The Collected Stories of Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker Black Tickets Jayne Anne Phillips Braided Lives Marge Piercy The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath Ship of Fools Katherine Anne Porter The Golden Spur Dawn Powell The Shipping News E. From western to crime fiction to suspense thrillers, Leonard is at the forefront of contemporary realist writing. Visit or Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864 Known for his stories about sin, guilt and witchcraft in Puritan New England, the Salem, Mass. One has to literally sort the needle out of the chaff. Frederick Jackson Turner, 1920 Using as his primary sources beliefs that earlier had been felt rather than thought, Turner made those most American characteristics—optimism, grit, unflinching determination—central to the study of American history. Confronted by the violence of the 20th century, a sense of despair was reflected in the literature, and the particular conditions of American society with all its diversity found its way into American writing.
However, the suggestion that Poe was an American writer unequaled in international literary influence is ridiculous. This book helped him rise to power in Germany and he had more impact than anyone on this list when that is taken into account. William Butler Yeats William Butler Yeats William Butler Yeats was born in Sandymouth County, Dublin, Ireland on June 13, 1865 and died in Menton, France on January 28, 1939. Forbes ranked her as the 48th most powerful celebrity of 2007 while Time Magazine named her the runner-up for the 2007 Person of the Year. Lionel Trilling, 1950 Trilling shows that literature is relevant to politics not because it affirms any political doctrine but because it provides a corrective to any political ideology whatsoever. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck. In this novel James returns to some of his favorite themes, including the cultural clash between Americans and Europeans and the sticky entanglements of money and class.
So the latest works we can reasonably include have to have been published in 1993 or before. Conclusion: The 20th century was, perhaps, the most prominent from a reading and writing point of view as the preceding century was not as gifted in technological advancements, and the following century was a bit too advanced. Offering the finest examples from all reaches of the genre, this collection charts the mystery's eminent history from the turn-of-the-century puzzles of Futrelle, to the seminal pulp fiction of Hammett and Chandler, to the mystery story's rise to legitimacy in the popular mind, a trend that has benefited masterly writers like Westlake, Hunter, and Grafton. Jane Jacobs, 1961 Jacobs was the first to see that modernist architects and urban planners were creating not simply ugly buildings but entire urban environments unsuited to human communities. When he's wounded, he's cared for by English nurse Catherine Barkley with whom he falls in love.
Unlike other top 100 novel lists, this one was to be about coverage rather than judgment or ranking. At his worst his work is only great. His novels and stories, set in a past New England, are versions of historical fiction used as a vehicle to express themes of ancestral sin, guilt and retribution… Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. He was voted best college teacher of the year. In 1994 the critic, Harold Bloom, listed her among the twenty-six central writers of Western civilisation.
Should be in the top ten. In his poems Senghor explores the mythic origins of the African persona. The collection is a bargain buy with 800 pages of stories. Novels, plays and poems pour out of the United States, with increasing numbers of women, African American, Native American and Hispanic writers making a strong contribution. Madding and condescending, Vidal ranks as one of the finest American essayists and book reviewers. Anyone who thinks his work is outdated and overrated has clearly only read Catcher. Léopold Sédar Senghor, Oeuvre Poétique, 1961 Oeuvre Poetique 1990 was originally published as Poèmes 1964 bringing together Chants d'Ombre 1945 , Hosties Noires 1948 , Ethiopiques 1956 and Nocturnes 1961.