The Modern Library: The Two Hundred Best Novels in English Since 1950

By Colm Tóibín, Carmen Callil

For Colm Toibin and Carmen Callil, there's no distinction among literary and advertisement writing - there's purely the nice novel: engrossing, inspirational, and compelling. of their number of the simplest two hundred novels written because 1950, the editors make a case for the easiest and the best-loved works and argue why each one might be thought of a latest vintage. Enlightening, usually unforeseen, and constantly attractive this journey throughout the international of fiction is stuffed with surprises, forgotten masterpieces and a beneficial consultant to what to learn subsequent. the full record of integrated authors is as follows: Agatha Christie, Henry eco-friendly, Frank Hardy, Georgette Heyer, Sam Hanna Bell, Daphne du Maurier, Patrick Hamilton, Carson McCullers, Anthony Powell, J.D. Salinger, Ralph Ellison, Ernest Hemingway, Bernard Malamud, R.K. Narayan, Flannery O'Connor, John Steinbeck, Evelyn Waugh, Mulk Raj Anand, James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, L.P. Hartley, Rosamund Lehmann, Amos Tutuola, Kingsley Amis, William Golding, Elizabeth Jenkins, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Samuel Beckett, William Gaddis, Patricia Highsmith, Vladimir Nabokov, Janet body, Jack Kerouac, Elizabeth Taylor, Rebecca West, Chinua Achebe, Isak Dineson, John O'Hara, Alan Sillitoe, William Burroughs, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Grace Paley, Harper Lee, Olivia Manning, John Updike, P.G. Wodehouse, Joseph Heller and V.S. Naipaul. This record additionally comprises: Muriel Spark, Patrick White, Maureen Duffy, William Faulkner, Doris Lessing, Edna O'Brien, Katherine Anne Porter, Elizabeth Bowen, John Le CarrE, Mary McCarthy, Sylvia Plath, Wilson Harris, Hubert Selby Jr., Frank Sargeson, Wole Soyinka, Margaret Laurence, Jean Rhys, Paul Scott, John Fowles, Christina Stead, William Styron, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, William H. Gass, Iris Murdoch, B.S. Johnson, Mary Lavin, Mario Puzo, Robertson Davies, Patrick O'Brian, Frederick Forsyth, Mordecai Richler, Francis Stewart, Eudora Welty, J.G. Farrell, Thomas Pynchon, E.L. Doctorow, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, David inn, Alistair MacLeod, Anne Rice, David Storey, Beryl Bainbridge, John Cheever, Joan Didion, Margaret Drabble, Jessica Anderson, Maurice Gee, Graham Greene, Roy A.K. Heath, Ian McEwan, Thomas Flanagan, Mavis Gallant, Nadine Gordimer and Elizabeth Hardwick. This checklist additionally contains: Norman Mailer, V.S Naipaul, Anthony Burgess, Shirley Hazzard, Russell Hoban, Bernard MacLaverty, Marilynne Robinson, John Kennedy Toole, Fay Weldon, William Maxwell, Alasdair grey, Thomas Harris, Salman Rushdie, Robert Stone, Bruce Chatwin, Thomas Keneally, Alice Walker, Edmund White, Martin Amis, J.G. Ballard, Julian Barnes, Anita Desai, Balraj Khanna, Jayne Anne Phillips, Helen Garner, Anita Brookner, Cormac McCarthy, Larry McMurtry, Brian Moore, Jeanette Winterson, Richard Ford, Kazuo Ishiguro, Peter Taylor, Barbera Vine, Kaye Gibbons, Carl Hiaasen, Stephen King, Toni Morrison, Micheal Ondaatje, Francis Wyndham, Peter Carey, Raymond Carver, Pete Dexter, Elizabeth Jolley, Frank Moorhouse and Bapsi Sidhwa. This record additionally contains: Anne Tyler, Tom Wolfe, John Banville, Oscar Hijuelos, Amy Tan, A.S. Byatt, J.M. Coetzee, Micheal Cunningham, Roddy Doyle, Elmore Leonard, John McGahern, David Malouf, Alice Munro, Pat Barker, Angela Carter, Amit Chaudhuri, Bret Easton Ellis, Timothy Mo, Norman Rush, Iain Sinclair, Jane Smiley, William Trevor, Tim Winton, Eugene McCabe, Patrick McCabe, Donna Tartt, Jeffrey Eugenides, Gita Mehta, E. Annie Proulx, Will Self, Irvine Welsh, Sebastian Faulks, Vikram Seth, Jonathan Coe, Louis de BerniEres, Alan Hollinghurst, P.D. James, James Kelman, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Penelope Fitzgerald, Rohinton Mistry, Margaret Atwood, Patrick McGrath, Graham fast, Tobias Wolff, Jim Crace, Don DeLillo, Philip Roth, Charles Frazier and V.S Pritchett.

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1996 Nuala O’Faolain Are you someone 1997 Literary Biographies TWENTY OF the easiest WRITTEN considering 1950 Peter Ackroyd T. S. Eliot: A existence 1984 Walter Jackson Bate Samuel Johnson 1978 Jane Dunn Antonia White: A lifestyles 1998 Leon Edel Henry James 1953–1972 (5 volumes) Richard Ellmann James Joyce 1959 Roy Foster Yeats 1997 Ian Gibson Federico Garcia Lorca: A lifestyles 1988 Gordon Haight George Eliot 1968 Ian Hamilton Robert Lowell 1977 Richard Holmes Footsteps, Adventures of a Romantic Biographer 1985 Michael Holroyd Lytton Strachey 1994 (one-volume variation) Hermione Lee Virginia Woolf 1996 Fiona MacCarthy William Morris: A existence for Our Time 1994 Bernard Martin Tennyson: An Unquiet brain 1980 George Painter Marcel Proust: A Biography 1989 (one-volume revised variation) Graham Robb Victor Hugo 1997 Richard B. Sewell Emily Dickinson 1996 Jon Stallworthy Wilfred Owen 1974 Claire Tomalin Jane Austen 1997 Jenny Uglow Elizabeth Gaskell: A behavior of news 1993 Poetry TWENTY OF the easiest COLLECTIONS released considering that 1950 John Ashbery Self-Portrait in a Convex reflect 1977 W. H. Auden urban with no partitions 1969 Elizabeth Bishop whole Poems, 1927–1979 1986 Paul Durcan A Snail in My major: New and chosen Poems 1993 Thom Gunn My unhappy Captains 1961 Seamus Heaney box paintings 1979 Anthony Hecht hundreds of thousands of wierd Shadows 1977 Geoffrey Hill King Log 1968 Ted Hughes The Hawk within the Rain 1957 Philip Larkin The Whitsun Weddings 1964 Robert Lowell Robert Lowell’s Poems: a variety 1974 Derek Mahon The Snow social gathering 1974 Les Murray The Vernacular Republic 1982 Howard Nemerov The Western techniques 1975 Sylvia Plath Ariel 1965 Adrienne wealthy the very fact of a Doorframe: Poems chosen and New 1950–1984 1984 Theodore Roethke accrued Poems 1966 Anne Sexton whole Poems 1981 R. S. Thomas music on the Year’s Turning 1955 Derek Walcott The Star-Apple state 1979 Autobiographies and memoirs via novelists selected during this booklet Chinua Achebe domestic and Exile 2000 Martin Amis adventure 2000 Kingsley Amis Memoirs 1991 J. G. Ballard Miracles of lifestyles: Shanghai to Shepperton 2008 Julian Barnes not anything to be afraid of 2008 Sybille Bedford Quicksands: A Memoir 2005 Elizabeth Bowen Seven Winters 1942 Bowen’s courtroom 1942 John Cheever The Journals of John Cheever 1991 Agatha Christie Autobiography 1977 Joan Didion The yr of Magical considering 2005 Isak Dinesen Out of Africa 1937 Anthony Burgess Little Wilson and massive God 1987 You’ve Had a while 1990 John Fowles The Journals quantity 1 1949–1965 2003 The Journals quantity 2 1965–1990 2006 Janet body To the Is-Land 1983 An Angel at My desk 1984 The Envoy from replicate urban 1985 Graham Greene a kind of lifestyles 1971 methods of get away 1980 Shirley Hazzard Greene on Capri: A Memoir 2000 Roy Heath Shadows around the Moon: Caribbean Memoirs 1990 Joseph Heller at times: From Coney Island to right here 1998 Ernest Hemingway A transportable banquet 1964 P.

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