Quintessential American Fiction, According to the Rest of the World

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96 Works 927,677 Livros 18,692 Críticas ½ 3.9
On the occasion of the 4th of July, we the asked the rest of the world for its opinion on American literature. In a deeply unscientific survey of nearly 50 writers, editors, publishers, critics, mostrar mais and translators, representing 30 countries, we asked them to name three quintessentially American books, and tell us about their choices. mostrar menos
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Moby Dick por Herman Melville
12014
On the Road por Jack Kerouac
11957
The Catcher in the Rye por J. D. Salinger
11951
American Psycho por Bret Easton Ellis
21991
Light in August por William Faulkner
21932
As I Lay Dying por William Faulkner
21930
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn por Mark Twain
21884
Train Dreams por Denis Johnson
32002
Underworld por Don DeLillo
31997
Infinite Jest por David Foster Wallace
31996
A Confederacy of Dunces por John Kennedy Toole
31980
Light Years por James Salter
31975
Lolita por Vladimir Nabokov
31955
The Old Man and the Sea por Ernest Hemingway
31950
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter por Carson McCullers
31940
Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street por Herman Melville
31853
The Scarlet Letter por Nathaniel Hawthorne
31850
Kinder Than Solitude por Yiyun Li
42014
The Son por Philipp Meyer
42013
Americanah por Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
42013
Tenth of December: Stories por George Saunders
42013
Winter Journal por Paul Auster
42012
11/22/63 por Stephen King
42011
The Buddha in the Attic por Julie Otsuka
42011
A Visit from the Goon Squad por Jennifer Egan
42010
A Mercy por Toni Morrison
42008
The Road por Cormac McCarthy
42006
No Country for Old Men por Cormac McCarthy
42005
Damned If I Do: Stories por Percival Everett
42004
Sweet Land Stories por E. L. Doctorow
42004
The Fortress of Solitude por Jonathan Lethem
42003
Middlesex por Jeffrey Eugenides
42002
Still Can't See Nothin' Comin' por Daniel Grey Marshall
42001
The Human Stain por Philip Roth
42000
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius por Dave Eggers
42000
House of Leaves por Mark Z. Danielewski
42000
Blonde por Joyce Carol Oates
42000
Close Range por Annie Proulx
41999
Lord of the Barnyard: Killing the Fatted Calf and Arming the Aware in the Cornbelt por Tristan Egolf
41998
King Suckerman por George P. Pelecanos
41997
American Pastoral por Philip Roth
41997
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments por David Foster Wallace
41997
The Tortilla Curtain por T. Coraghessan Boyle
41995
Sabbath's Theater por Philip Roth
41995
The Swimmer por John Cheever
41994
The Love of The Last Tycoon: A Western por F. Scott Fitzgerald
41993
The Virgin Suicides por Jeffrey Eugenides
41993
What Work Is por Philip Levine
41991
Sweet Talk por Stephanie Vaughn
41990
Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories por Raymond Carver
41988
Beloved por Toni Morrison
41987
Postcards from the Edge por Carrie Fisher
41987
Less Than Zero por Bret Easton Ellis
41985
The New York Trilogy por Paul Auster
41985
What We Talk about When We Talk about Love por Raymond Carver
41981
Suttree por Cormac McCarthy
41979
Collected Stories of O. Henry por O. Henry
41979
Falconer por John Cheever
41977
Geography III por Elizabeth Bishop
41976
Speedboat por Renata Adler
41976
Ragtime: A Novel por E. L. Doctorow
41975
Dog Soldiers por Robert Stone
41974
Donald Duck ([Walt Disney best comics series]) por Carl Barks
41974
Theophilus North por Thornton Wilder
41973
Humboldt's Gift por Saul Bellow
41973
SCUM Manifesto por Valerie Solanas
41971
Slaughterhouse-Five por Kurt Vonnegut
41969
A Sport and a Pastime por James Salter
41967
The Last Gentleman: A Novel por Walker Percy
41966
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch por Philip K. Dick
41964
The Pat Hobby Stories por F. Scott Fitzgerald
41962
The Moviegoer por Walker Percy
41961
Revolutionary Road por Richard Yates
41961
To Kill a Mockingbird por Harper Lee
41960
The Haunting of Hill House por Shirley Jackson
41959
Dandelion Wine por Ray Bradbury
41957
The Adventures of Augie March por Saul Bellow
41953
The Long Goodbye por Raymond Chandler
41953
Let It Come Down por Paul Bowles
41952
Tracy's Tiger por William Saroyan
41951
A Rose for Emily {story} por William Faulkner
41945
The Lost Weekend por Charles Jackson
41944
Reflections in a Golden Eye por Carson McCullers
41941
The Big Sleep por Raymond Chandler
41939
U.S.A. por John Dos Passos
41938
Absalom, Absalom! por William Faulkner
41936
Little House on the Prairie por Laura Ingalls Wilder
41935
Miss Lonelyhearts por Nathanael West
41933
The Sound and the Fury por William Faulkner
41929
Amerika por Franz Kafka
41927
O grande Gatsby por F. Scott Fitzgerald
41925
Tales of the Jazz Age por F. Scott Fitzgerald
41922
Babbitt por Sinclair Lewis
41922
To Build a Fire and Other Stories por Jack London
41908
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin por Benjamin Franklin
41791
Collected Stories por Tennesse William
41969
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On the occasion of the 4th of July, we the asked the rest of the world for its opinion on American literature. In a deeply unscientific survey of nearly 50 writers, editors, publishers, critics, and translators, representing 30 countries, we asked them to name three quintessentially American books, and tell us about their choices.

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On the occasion of the 4th of July, we the asked the rest of the world for its opinion on American literature. In a deeply unscientific survey of nearly 50 writers, editors, publishers, critics, and translators, representing 30 countries, we asked them to name three quintessentially American books, and tell us about their choices.

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