Quintessential American Fiction, According to the Rest of the World

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On the occasion of the 4th of July, we the asked the rest of the world for its opinion on American literature. In a deeply unscientific survey of nearly 50 writers, editors, publishers, critics, mostrar mais and translators, representing 30 countries, we asked them to name three quintessentially American books, and tell us about their choices. mostrar menos
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Moby Dick de Herman Melville
12014
Pé na Estrada de Jack Kerouac
11957
O Apanhador no Campo de Centeio de J. D. Salinger
11951
American Psycho de Bret Easton Ellis
21991
Light in August de William Faulkner
21932
As I Lay Dying de William Faulkner
21930
As Aventuras de Huckleberry Finn de Mark Twain
21884
Train Dreams de Denis Johnson
32002
Underworld de Don DeLillo
31997
Graça Infinita de David Foster Wallace
31996
A Confederacy of Dunces de John Kennedy Toole
31980
Light Years de James Salter
31975
Lolita de Vladimir Nabokov
31955
O Velho e O Mar de Ernest Hemingway
31950
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter de Carson McCullers
31940
Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street de Herman Melville
31853
The Scarlet Letter de Nathaniel Hawthorne
31850
Kinder Than Solitude de Yiyun Li
42014
The Son de Philipp Meyer
42013
Americanah de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
42013
Tenth of December: Stories de George Saunders
42013
Winter Journal de Paul Auster
42012
11/22/63 de Stephen King
42011
The Buddha in the Attic de Julie Otsuka
42011
A Visit from the Goon Squad de Jennifer Egan
42010
A Mercy de Toni Morrison
42008
The Road de Cormac McCarthy
42006
Onde os Velhos não têm vez de Cormac McCarthy
42005
Damned If I Do: Stories de Percival Everett
42004
Sweet Land Stories de E. L. Doctorow
42004
The Fortress of Solitude de Jonathan Lethem
42003
Middlesex de Jeffrey Eugenides
42002
Still Can't See Nothin' Comin' de Daniel Grey Marshall
42001
The Human Stain de Philip Roth
42000
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius de Dave Eggers
42000
House of Leaves de Mark Z. Danielewski
42000
Blonde de Joyce Carol Oates
42000
Close Range de Annie Proulx
41999
Lord of the Barnyard: Killing the Fatted Calf and Arming the Aware in the Cornbelt de Tristan Egolf
41998
King Suckerman de George P. Pelecanos
41997
American Pastoral de Philip Roth
41997
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments de David Foster Wallace
41997
The Tortilla Curtain de T. Coraghessan Boyle
41995
Sabbath's Theater de Philip Roth
41995
The Swimmer de John Cheever
41994
The Love of The Last Tycoon: A Western de F. Scott Fitzgerald
41993
The Virgin Suicides de Jeffrey Eugenides
41993
What Work Is de Philip Levine
41991
Sweet Talk de Stephanie Vaughn
41990
Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories de Raymond Carver
41988
Beloved de Toni Morrison
41987
Postcards from the Edge de Carrie Fisher
41987
Abaixo de Zero de Bret Easton Ellis
41985
A Trilogia de Nova York de Paul Auster
41985
What We Talk about When We Talk about Love de Raymond Carver
41981
Suttree de Cormac McCarthy
41979
Collected Stories of O. Henry de O. Henry
41979
Falconer de John Cheever
41977
Geography III de Elizabeth Bishop
41976
Speedboat de Renata Adler
41976
Ragtime: A Novel de E. L. Doctorow
41975
Dog Soldiers de Robert Stone
41974
Donald Duck ([Walt Disney best comics series]) de Carl Barks
41974
Theophilus North de Thornton Wilder
41973
Humboldt's Gift de Saul Bellow
41973
SCUM Manifesto de Valerie Solanas
41971
Matadouro 5 de Kurt Vonnegut
41969
A Sport and a Pastime de James Salter
41967
The Last Gentleman: A Novel de Walker Percy
41966
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch de Philip K. Dick
41964
The Pat Hobby Stories de F. Scott Fitzgerald
41962
The Moviegoer de Walker Percy
41961
Revolutionary Road de Richard Yates
41961
O Sol é para Todos de Harper Lee
41960
The Haunting of Hill House de Shirley Jackson
41959
Dandelion Wine de Ray Bradbury
41957
The Adventures of Augie March de Saul Bellow
41953
The Long Goodbye de Raymond Chandler
41953
Let It Come Down de Paul Bowles
41952
Tracy's Tiger de William Saroyan
41951
A Rose for Emily {story} de William Faulkner
41945
The Lost Weekend de Charles Jackson
41944
Reflections in a Golden Eye de Carson McCullers
41941
The Big Sleep de Raymond Chandler
41939
U.S.A. de John Dos Passos
41938
Absalom, Absalom! de William Faulkner
41936
Little House on the Prairie de Laura Ingalls Wilder
41935
Miss Lonelyhearts de Nathanael West
41933
The Sound and the Fury de William Faulkner
41929
Amerika de Franz Kafka
41927
O grande Gatsby de F. Scott Fitzgerald
41925
Tales of the Jazz Age de F. Scott Fitzgerald
41922
Babbitt de Sinclair Lewis
41922
To Build a Fire and Other Stories de Jack London
41908
Autobiografia de Benjamin Franklin de Benjamin Franklin
41791
Collected Stories de Tennesse William
41969
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On the occasion of the 4th of July, we the asked the rest of the world for its opinion on American literature. In a deeply unscientific survey of nearly 50 writers, editors, publishers, critics, and translators, representing 30 countries, we asked them to name three quintessentially American books, and tell us about their choices.

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On the occasion of the 4th of July, we the asked the rest of the world for its opinion on American literature. In a deeply unscientific survey of nearly 50 writers, editors, publishers, critics, and translators, representing 30 countries, we asked them to name three quintessentially American books, and tell us about their choices.

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