Being and Nothingness. The Name of the Rose.
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- Lovely To Look At.
The Gulag Archipelago. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
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The Diary of a Young Girl. Nineteen Eighty-Four. Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality. The Abyss Zeno of Bruges. The Counterfeiters. The Horseman on the Roof.
One Hundred Years of Solitude. The Sound and the Fury. Confusion of Feelings. Gone with the Wind. Lady Chatterley's Lover. Le Silence de la mer. Life: A User's Manual.
How We Picked the List
The Hound of the Baskervilles. Under the Sun of Satan. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Six Characters in Search of an Author. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. The War of the Worlds. The Lord of the Rings. The Tendrils of the Vine. Capital of Pain. Ballad of the Salt Sea. The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum. The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. A Room of One's Own. The Martian Chronicles. The Ravishing of Lol Stein. Journal, — The Theatre and its Double.
For the books project, Grossman and I each began by drawing up inventories of our nominees. Once we traded notes, it turned out that more than 80 of our separately chosen titles matched. Even some of the less well-known ones, like At-Swim Two Birds.
We decided then that we would more or less divide the remaining slots between us. That would allow each of us to include books that the other might not have chosen. Or might not even have read.
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This means you, Stephen King. This project, which got underway in January, was not just a reading effort. It was a re-reading effort. It meant revisiting a lot of novels both of us had not looked into for some time. A few titles that seemed indispensable some years ago turned out on a second tasting to be, well, dispensable.
It was one of the first adult novels I attempted in late adolescence.
It left its treadmarks on me even then, but this time his experienced heart spoke to me differently. There were also first time discoveries. I have spent the months since then pressing it into the hands of anybody who will take it, including yours. It is now part of my personal canon. Henry Green?