The early 20th Century - Novelists and essay writers

A Listmania! list by Luca Graziuso and Marina Ross (NYC)
The list author says: "Criteria: They lived in the 1920s and affected the way we write and read, and more importantly the way we see and live the world. Some are important and difficult, such as the Cantos of Pound, others are a storehouse of wisdom such as Ulysses by Joyce...all important in their own right."
Edmund Wilson: Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1920s & 30s: The Shores of Light / Axel's Castle / Uncollected Reviews (Library of America #176)
1.  Edmund Wilson: Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1920s & 30s: The Shores of Light / Axel's Castle / Uncollected Reviews (Library of America #176) by Edmund Wilson
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Selected Prose of T.S. Eliot
2.  Selected Prose of T.S. Eliot by Frank Kermode
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The Waste Land (Norton Critical Editions)
3.  The Waste Land (Norton Critical Editions) by Christopher B. Ricks
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Theodore Dreiser: An American Tragedy (Library of America No.140)
4.  Theodore Dreiser: An American Tragedy (Library of America No.140) by Theodore Dreiser
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Sister Carrie (Norton Critical Editions)
5.  Sister Carrie (Norton Critical Editions) by Theodore Dreiser
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The Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea
6.  The Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea by Lawrence Durrell
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Of Human Bondage (Signet Classics)
7.  Of Human Bondage (Signet Classics) by W. Somerset Maugham
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Rain and Other South Sea Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)
8.  Rain and Other South Sea Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) by W. Somerset Maugham
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The Great Gatsby
9.  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Classics)
10.  The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Classics) by Saul Bellow
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Humboldt's Gift (Penguin Classics)
11.  Humboldt's Gift (Penguin Classics) by Saul Bellow
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Appointment in Samarra: A Novel
12.  Appointment in Samarra: A Novel by John O'Hara
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Brideshead Revisited (Everyman's Library Classics)
13.  Brideshead Revisited (Everyman's Library Classics) by Evelyn Waugh
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Go Tell It on the Mountain
14.  Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
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E.M. Forster: Four Novels (Library of Essential Writers Series)
15.  E.M. Forster: Four Novels (Library of Essential Writers Series) by E. M. Forster
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Arrowsmith
16.  Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis
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Look Homeward, Angel
17.  Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
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You Can't Go Home Again
18.  You Can't Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe
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The End of the Affair (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
19.  The End of the Affair (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Graham Greene
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The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion (Oxford World's Classics)
20.  The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion (Oxford World's Classics) by Ford Maddox Ford
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A Room of One's Own (Annotated)
21.  A Room of One's Own (Annotated) by Virginia Woolf
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The Death of the Heart
22.  The Death of the Heart by Elizabeth Bowen
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Wide Sargasso Sea
23.  Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
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Eugene O'Neill : Complete Plays 1920-1931 (Library of America)
24.  Eugene O'Neill : Complete Plays 1920-1931 (Library of America) by Eugene O'Neill
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Ulysses: (A Modern Library E-Book) (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
25.  Ulysses: (A Modern Library E-Book) (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) by James Joyce
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The Grove Centenary Editions of Samuel Beckett Boxed Set: Contains Novels I and II of Samuel Beckett, The Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett, and The Poems, Short Fiction and Critcism of Samuel Beckett
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Classics)
27.  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Penguin Classics) by James Joyce
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Dubliners: Centennial Edition (Signet Classics)
28.  Dubliners: Centennial Edition (Signet Classics) by James Joyce
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Stories (Vintage Classics)
29.  Stories (Vintage Classics) by Katherine Mansfield
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Invisible Man
30.  Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
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The Sun Also Rises
31.  The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
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Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited
32.  Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley
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Zora Neale Hurston : Novels and Stories : Jonah's Gourd Vine / Their Eyes Were Watching God / Moses, Man of the Mountain / Seraph on the Suwanee / Selected Stories (Library of America)
33.  Zora Neale Hurston : Novels and Stories : Jonah's Gourd Vine / Their Eyes Were Watching God / Moses, Man of the Mountain / Seraph on the Suwanee / Selected Stories (Library of America) by Zora Neale Hurston
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Arthur Miller: Collected Plays 1944-1961 (Library of America)
34.  Arthur Miller: Collected Plays 1944-1961 (Library of America) by Arthur Miller
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Tropic of Cancer
35.  Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
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Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch
36.  Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch by Henry Miller
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The Cantos of Ezra Pound (New Directions Paperbook)
37.  The Cantos of Ezra Pound (New Directions Paperbook) by Ezra Pound
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Literary Essays of Ezra Pound
38.  Literary Essays of Ezra Pound by Ezra Pound
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Three Lives
39.  Three Lives by Gertrude Stein
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