Saturday, January 21, 2017

What’s “The Great American Novel”?

Numerous critics have acclaimed numerous books as the recipient of that title. From Lit Hub, here are 24 frequent nominees:

Scott Fitzgerald,The Great Gatsby

Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon

Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Don DeLillo, Underworld

Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

John Dos Passos, U.S.A.

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian

William Faulkner, Light in August

William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!

John Updike, Rabbit, Run

David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March

Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Toni Morrison, Beloved

Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

Jonathan Franzen, Freedom

Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Steve Erickson, These Dreams of You

Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers

You can read insightful encomiums on each novel by clicking here. Other nominations?


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Personally, I like the novels of John Grisham, they seem interesting to me.
This author has a real talent for writing books.

Posted by: Bookkooks | Jul 1, 2019 1:58:50 AM

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