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Best Work of American Fiction of the Last 25 Years

Nicolas "The Cinephile"
The list author says: "What Is the Best Work of American Fiction of the Last 25 Years?
By THE NEW YORK TIMES
Published: May 21, 2006

Early this year, the Book Review's editor, Sam Tanenhaus, sent out a short letter to a couple of hundred prominent writers, critics, editors and other literary sages, asking them to please identify "the single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years."

Following are the results:"
Underworld
Underworld
"THE RUNNERS-UP 1997"
Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West (Modern Library)
Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West (Modern Library)
"1985"
Rabbit Angstrom: A Tetralogy (Everyman's Library, No. 214)
Rabbit Angstrom: A Tetralogy (Everyman's Library, No. 214)
"1960-1995 John Updike (1995) 'Rabbit at Rest' (1990) 'Rabbit Is Rich' (1981) 'Rabbit Redux' (1971) 'Rabbit, Run' (1960)"
American Pastoral
American Pastoral
"1997"
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Confederacy of Dunces
"THE FOLLOWING BOOKS ALSO RECEIVED MULTIPLE VOTES from 1980"
Housekeeping: A Novel
Housekeeping: A Novel
"1980"
Winter's Tale
Winter's Tale
"1983"
White Noise: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
White Noise: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
"1985"
The Counterlife
The Counterlife
"1986"
Libra
Libra
"1988"
Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories
Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories
"1988"
The Things They Carried
The Things They Carried
"1990"
Mating: A Novel
Mating: A Novel
"1991"
Jesus' Son: Stories
Jesus' Son: Stories
"1992"
Operation Shylock : A Confession (Vintage International)
Operation Shylock : A Confession (Vintage International)
"1993"
Independence Day: Bascombe Trilogy (2)
Independence Day: Bascombe Trilogy (2)
"1995"
Sabbath's Theater
Sabbath's Theater
"1995"
The Border Trilogy: All the Pretty Horses, the Crossing, Cities of the Plain (Everyman's Library)
The Border Trilogy: All the Pretty Horses, the Crossing, Cities of the Plain (Everyman's Library)
"1992-1999 Border Trilogy Cormac McCarthy (1999) 'Cities of the Plain' (1998) 'The Crossing' (1994) 'All the Pretty Horses' (1992)"
The Human Stain: American Trilogy (3)
The Human Stain: American Trilogy (3)
"2000"
The Known World
The Known World
"2003"
The Plot Against America
The Plot Against America
"2004"
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