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A POLITERARY CONVENTION

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August 13, 2000

Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe, Anthills of the Savannah

Henry Adams, Democracy

Eric Ambler, A Coffin for Dimitrios

Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Anonymous, Primary Colors

Donald Antrim, Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World

Harriette Arnow, The Dollmaker

Sholem Asch, Three Cities

Erendiz Atasu, The Other Side of the Mountain

James Baldwin, Another Country

Honore Balzac, Lost Illusions

Russell Banks, Continental Drift

Madison Smartt Bell, All Souls' Rising

Madison Smartt Bell, Master of the Crossroads

Madison Smartt Bell, Soldier's Joy

Saul Bellow, Mr. Sammler's Planet

John Berger, Into Their Labours

William Blake, The Divine Image

Heinrich Boll, Billiards at Half-Past Nine

Heinrich Boll, The Clown

T. Coraghessan Boyle, The Tortilla Curtain

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

David Bradley, The Chaneysville Incident

Billy Lee Brammer, The Gay Place

William Burroughs, Naked Lunch

Albert Camus, The Plague

David Caute, Fatima's Scarf

Carolyn Chute, Merry Men

J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace

J.M. Coetzee, Life and Times of Michael K

J.M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians

Joseph Conrad, Nostromo

Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent

Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes

Robert Coover, The Public Burning

Don DeLillo, Underworld

Don DeLillo, White Noise

Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Charles Dickens, Hard Times

Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

Joan Didion, Democracy

Benjamin Disraeli, Sybil

Alfred Doblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz

Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

Theodore Dreiser, An American Tragedy

Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie

Allen Drury, Advise and Consent

Georges Duhamel, The Pasquier Chronicles

Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

Bret Easton Ellis, Glamorama

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Howard Fast, Spartacus

William Faulkner, Red Leaves

William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury

Gustave Flaubert, Sentimental Education

E.M. Forster, A Passage to India

Roger Martin du Gard, Les Thibault

C. Virgil Giorghiu, The Twenty-fifth Hour

Nadine Gordimer, Burger's Daughter

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Gunter Grass, Cat and Mouse

Gunter Grass, The Tin Drum

Graham Greene, The Confidential Agent

Graham Greene, The Comedians

Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory

Graham Greene, The Quiet American

Martin Luis Guzman, La Sombra del Caudillo

Jaroslav Hasek, The Good Soldier Svejk

Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Blithedale Romance

Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

William Dean Howells, A Hazard of New Fortunes

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

John Irving, Setting Free the Bears

John Irving, The Cider House Rules

Henry James, The Princess Casamassima

James Joyce, Ulysses

Ward Just, A Dangerous Friend

Franz Kafka, The Castle

Imre Kertesz, Fateless

Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Danilo Kis, Hourglass

Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon

Arthur Koestler, Gladiators

Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

Doris Lessing, A Ripple From the Storm

Sinclair Lewis, Main Street

Sinclair Lewis, Babbitt

Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley

Mario Vargas Llosa, Conversation in the Cathedral

Norman Mailer, The Naked and the Dead

Andre Malraux, Man's Fate

Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

Mary McCarthy, The Groves of Academe

Arthur Miller, The Crucible

Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

Timothy Mo, The Redundancy of Courage

Toni Morrison, Beloved

Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities

Vladimir Nabokov, Bend Sinister

Peter Nadas, A Book of Memories

V.S. Naipaul, Guerrillas

V.S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River

John O'Hara, Ten North Frederick

Edwin O'Connor, The Last Hurrah

Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood

George Orwell, Animal Farm

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-four

George Orwell, Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Sembene Ousmane, God's Bits of Wood

John Dos Passos, U.S.A.

Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

Ann Petry, The Street

Caryl Phillips, Crossing the River

Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past

Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow

Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49

Ayn Rand, Anthem

Ishmael Reed, Mumbo Jumbo

Romain Rolland, Jean-Christophe

Jules Romains, Men of Good Will

Philip Roth, American Pastoral

Philip Roth, I Married a Communist

Philip Roth, The Human Stain

Thomas Sanchez, Rabbit Boss

Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Jean-Paul Sartre, The Roads to Freedom

Bernhard Schlink, The Reader

Victor Serge, The Case of Comrade Tulayev

Mikhail Sholokhov, And Quiet Flows the Don

Ignazio Silone, Bread and Wine

Upton Sinclair, The Jungle

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Manes Sperber, Like a Tear in the Ocean

Howard Spring, Fame Is the Spur

John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

John Steinbeck, In Dubious Battle

Stendhal, The Charterhouse of Parma

Stendhal, The Red and the Black

Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped

Robert Stone, Damascus Gate

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels

Paul Theroux, The Family Arsenal

Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces

Lionel Trilling, The Middle of the Journey

Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun

Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn

Gore Vidal, Burr

Gore Vidal, 1876

Gore Vidal, Washington, D.C.

E. L. Voynich, The Gadfly

Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men

Franz Werfel, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh

Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

Virginia Woolf, Orlando

Richard Wright, Native Son

Emile Zola, Germinal

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