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American  Literature  of  The  XXth  Century
[1900-2000]

Afro-American teen seated on a stone wall in a park and reading a book              short history

books on the subject

selected books, A-Z

selected authors

links


There are half a dozen 'Best 100 List' pages here at Spirit of America Bookstore, and it was fun coding those pages: I learned a lot. But the real purpose of such pages is presenting to the visitor works of fiction and of non-fiction, and even of poetry, that are considered important. Now it is my turn!
This page of books that I say qualify as 'American Literature' of the XXth Century is paired with a similar page for the XIXth Century.
(For the XXIst Century, go here.)

TIME Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels Page = 29 from the XXth Century

Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime' Pages = 19 books + 16 duplicates

The Telegraph of U.K.'s List of Best 100 Novels Page = 2 books + 10 duplicates

The B.B.C.'s Top 100 Books List Page = 1 book + 13 duplicates

Top 100+ Children's Books Page = 2 books + 5 duplicates

Spirit of America Bookstore's Authors Pages = 8 books + 45 authors

Spirit of America Bookstore's Great Books & Great Authors Page = 5 authors


          short history, maybe
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American Literature Dept. at Wikipedia
Classic American Literature catalog {returns 6,600 titles} at Amazon
U.S literature catalog {returns 296,700 titles} at Amazon


Works About American Lit

College Book of American Literature by Ellis, Pound & Spohn  "A College Book of American Literature" [1939]
by Milton Ellis, Louise Pound & George Weida Spohn

Briefer Course: American Book Company 3rd edition hardcover [1965] out of print/used
Briefer Course: American Book Company 2nd edition hardcover [1949] out of print/used
Briefer Course: American Book Company 9½x6¾ hardcover [1940] out of print/used

"From Puritanism To Postmodernism: A History of American Literature" [12/1992] by Richard Ruland & Malcolm Bradbury
http://www.amazon.com/Puritanism-Postmodernism-American-Literature-Routledge-ebook/dp/B01EAI17Z4/

"American Literature in Context After 1929" [8/2010] by Philip R. Yannella
http://www.amazon.com/American-Literature-Context-after-1929/dp/1405186003/

"The Vintage Book of American Women Writers" [1/2011] by Elaine Showalter
http://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Book-American-Women-Writers-ebook/dp/B004CFB044/

"A Brief History of American Literature" [3/2011] by Richard Gray
http://www.amazon.com/Brief-History-American-Literature-ebook/dp/B005FMLIKY/

Twenty-five Books That Shaped America book by Thomas C. Foster  "Twenty-five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged
Our National Identity" [2011] by Thomas C. Foster

Kindle Edition from HarperCollins e-books [5/2011] for $8.99
Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [5/2011] for $9.66
Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [5/2011] out of print/used
Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [5/2011] out of print/many used
the twenty-five books reported on are: "The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" [1791]; "The Last of The Mohicans" [1826] by James Fenimore Cooper; "The Scarlet Letter" [1850] by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "Moby-Dick" [1851] by Herman Melville; "Walden" [1854] by Henry David Thoreau; "Leaves of Grass" [1855-92] by Walt Whitman; "Little Women" [1868] by Louisa May Alcott; "Huckleberry Finn" [1884] by Mark Twain; "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" [1900] by L. Frank Baum; "My Antonia" [1918] by Willa Cather; "The Weary Blues" [poem 1925] by Langston Hughes; "The Great Gatsby" [1925] by F. Scott Fitzgerald; "The Sun Also Rises" [1926] by Ernest Hemingway; "The Maltese Falcon" [1929] by Dashiell Hammett; "Their Eyes Were Watching God" [1937] by Zora Neale Hurston; "The Grapes of Wrath" [1939] by John Steinbeck; "The Adventures of Augie March" [1953] by Saul Bellow; "On The Road" [1957] by Jack Kerouac; "The Cat In The Hat" [1957] by Dr. Seuss; "To Kill A Mockingbird"
[1960]
by Harper Lee; "The Crying of Lot 49" [1966] by Thomas Pynchon; "Song of Solomon" [1977] by Toni Morrison; "Love Medicine" [1984] by Louise Erdrich; plus poetry by Robert Frost and a novel by William Faulkner

"American Literature In Context From 1865 To 1929" [6/2011] by Philip R. Yannella
http://www.amazon.com/American-Literature-Context-1865-1929-ebook/dp/B005FMOL58/

"A History of American Literature: 1950 To The Present" [1/2013] by Linda Wagner-Martin
http://www.amazon.com/History-American-Literature-Wiley-Blackwell-Histories-ebook/dp/B00B9PQ856/

"Where Is American Literature?" [5/2013] by Caroline F. Levander
http://www.amazon.com/Where-American-Literature-Wiley-Blackwell-Manifestos-ebook/dp/B00CFHYMMI/

Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry book by Walter Kalaidjian  "The Cambridge Companion To Modern American Poetry" [2015]
by Walter Kalaidjian

Kindle Edition from Cambridge Univ Press [1/2015] for $14.60
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [1/2015] for $30.97
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [1/2015] for $72.32 {sic}

Complete Idiot's Guide to American Literature book by Laurie E. Rozakis  "The Complete Idiot's Guide To American Literature" [1999] by Laurie E. Rozakis
Kindle Edition from Alpha/Penguin [1999 edition] for $11.99
Alpha Books 9x7¼ pb [8/99] out of print/many used
featuring Julia Alvarez, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, Gwendolyn Brooks, beat poet Wm. S. Burroughs, Truman Capote, Denise Chαvez, John Cheever, Sandra Cisneros, James Fenimore Cooper, Stephen Crane, Countee Cullen, poet E.E. Cummings, poet Emily Dickinson, Frederick Douglass, Theodore Dreiser, T.S. Eliot, Ralph Ellison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, poet Robert Frost, beat poet Allen Ginsberg, Mary Gordon, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Washington Irving, Henry James, Erica Jong, Jack Kerouac, Jamaica Kincaid, Stephen King, Maxine Hong Kingston, William Least Heat Moon, poet Vachel Lindsay, Jack London, Robert Lowell, Norman Mailer, Bernard Malamud,
poet Edgar Lee Masters, Claude McKay, Herman Melville, N. Scott Momaday, Toni Morrison, Frank Norris, Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, Dorothy Parker, Sylvia Plath, Edgar Allan Poe, Ezra Pound, poet Edwin Arlington Robinson, Richard Rodriguez, Philip Roth, J.D. Salinger, poet Carl Sandburg, Anne Sexton, Leslie Marmon Silko, Isaac Bashevis Singer, John Steinbeck, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Amy Tan, Henry David Thoreau, James Thurber, Jean Toomer, Mark Twain, John Updike, Alice Walker, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman, Elie Wiesel, and Richard Wright - and a section about modern Canadian authors: Margaret Atwood, Pierre Berton, Mavis Gallant, Stephen Leacock, Margaret Laurence, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Alfred Purdy, and Mordecai Richler


"The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume I: From The Origins Through The Civil War [9/2014] by Bob Blaisdell
http://www.amazon.com/Dover-Anthology-American-Literature-Editions-ebook/dp/B00NP5T4J0/
http://www.amazon.com/Dover-Anthology-American-Literature-Editions/dp/0486780767/

"The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume II: From 1865 To 1922" [9/2014] by Bob Blaisdell
http://www.amazon.com/Dover-Anthology-American-Literature-II-ebook/dp/B00NH7ZN8M/
http://www.amazon.com/Dover-Anthology-American-Literature-II/dp/0486780775/

"The Dover Anthology of American Literature, Volume III: From 1923 To The Present" [8/2016]
http://www.amazon.com/Dover-Anthology-American-Literature-III/dp/0486790991/ = SOLD OUT!


Selected  Books,  A to Z
Classic American Literature catalog {returns 6,600 titles} at Amazon
U.S literature catalog {returns 296,700 titles} at Amazon

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  "A Confederacy of Dunces" [1980] by John Kennedy Toole [1937-69]
book won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1981
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

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GREEN CHECK: listed #64 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)" [1996]
by George R.R. Martin of Santa Fe, New Mexico
author entry at Wikipedia • book series entry at Wikipedia

Spirit of America Bookstore's "Game of Thrones" Novels & TV Page

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  GREEN CHECK: listed #50 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" [1943] by Betty Smith [1896-1972]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

also 1945 feature film and 1951 Broadway stageplay and 1974 TV movie

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  "A Wrinkle In Time Quintet" book series by Madeleine L'Engle [1918-2007]
author entry at Wikipedia • book series entry at Wikipedia

listed #3 on American Mensa mini-survey to choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)   PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "A Wrinkle In Time" [1962 kids classic]
novel entry at Wikipedia • book won the Newbery Medal
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312367554/ + 0-374-38613-7

"A Wind In The Door" [1973] ISBN 0-374-38443-6
"A Swiftly Tilting Planet" [1978] ISBN 0-374-37362-0
"Many Waters" [1986] ISBN 0-374-34796-4
"An Acceptable Time" [1989] ISBN 0-312-36858-5

"A Wrinkle In Time" TV movie [Canada April 2003, USA May 2004] /tt0290382/
cable version 4 hours 11 minutes (251 min), DVD cut down to 2 hours 8 minutes (128 min)
Filmed in British Columbia, Canada; directed by John Kent Harrison, teleplay by Susan Shilliday
http://www.amazon.com/Wrinkle-Time-Alfre-Woodard/dp/B004P7CNXQ/
http://www.amazon.com/Wrinkle-Time-Katie-Stuart/dp/B0002VEX64/

"A Wrinkle In Time" [Disney March 2018]  3/2018
A Wrinkle In Time 2018 Disney movie  Location filming in New Zealand & California (Eureka, Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, San Pedro); directed by Ava DuVernay; screenplay by Jennifer Lee, based on the novel by Madeleine L'Engle; starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, rising child actress Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, Chris Pine
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 7/2017 official trailer [1:49] at YouTube
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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Age of Innocence" [1920] by Edith Wharton [1862-1937]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0451530888/

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"Atlas Shrugged" [1957 novel] by philosopher Ayn Rand [1905-82]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

filmed in three parts, 2011-2014

"Atlas Shrugged" Novel & Movies Page
at Maison d'Κtre Philosophy Bookstore

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"Babbitt" [1922] by Sinclair Lewis [1885-1951]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

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BLUE CHECK: listed #50 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  GREEN CHECK: listed #95 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Beloved" [Knopf 2006] by Toni Morrison
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400033411/

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BLUE CHECK: listed #34 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "The Big Sleep" [1939 first novel] by Raymond Chandler [1888-1959]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

The Big Sleep novel by Raymond Chandler  After elderly oil magnate General Sternwood hires P.I. Philip Marlowe to stop a man named Geiger from blackmailing Sternwood's wild daughter Carmen, Sternwood's other daughter Vivian quizzes Marlowe about whether he was hired to find her recently-missing ex-husband, Rusty Regan. The case also involves local gangster Eddie Mars, a pornography-on-loan racket, and the murder of Sternwood's chauffeur – after which things get kinda complicated.
Vintage 8x5 pb [8/92] for $8.80
Spanish-language edition "El Sueρo Eterno": Alianza pb [6/2005] for $12.95
audio read by Elliott Gould: New Millenium Audio CD [3/2002] for $27.96
Big Sleep 1946 video  Big Sleep 1946 poster  1946 b&w feature film directed by Howard Hawks
Script by Leigh Brackett, William Faulkner & Jules Furthman; starring Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall; listed in National Film Registry (1997)
Warner both-version b&w DVD [2/2000] for $6.87
Warner 114-min. b&w 'theatrical release' VHS [3/2000] for $14.95
Warner 135-min. b&w 1945 'pre-release version' VHS [3/2000] for $14.98
M.G.M./Warner 114-min. b&w VHS [9/99] for $2.49
M.G.M./Warner 114-min. b&w VHS [1/99] for $3.48
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia • watch official trailer [1:48] at YouTube
purchase 'Big Sleep' movie posters & photos via AllPosters.com
Big Sleep 1978 movie  1978 color feature film from United Artists
Set in 1970s Britain; adapted & directed by Michael Winner; starring Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Richard Boone, Candy Clark, Joan Collins, Edward Fox, John Mills, James Stewart, Oliver Reed, Harry Andrews, Colin Blakely, John Justin & Richard Todd
Artisan color DVD [4/2002] out of prodn/used
Pioneer color DVD [8/2000] out of prodn/used
Artisan color VHS [11/99] for $9.98
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" [1928] by Thornton Wilder [1897-1975]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
novel won the Pulitzer Prize for The Novel in 1928

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bridge_of_San_Luis_Rey_(1929_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bridge_of_San_Luis_Rey_(1944_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bridge_of_San_Luis_Rey_(2004_film)

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"The Call of The Wild" [1903] by Jack London [1876-1916]

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  BLUE CHECK: listed #77 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  "Catch-22" [1961 bestseller] by Joseph Heller [1923-99]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

Catch-22 book  Captain Yossarian tries desperately to get grounded so he will not have to fly any more bombing missions over Hitler's Europe: anyone who goes to war is crazy, but if he asks to be grounded for being crazy, then he's not crazy anymore and he has to keep flying – 'catch 22'. A gut-wrenching satire.
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [10/2010] for $8.80
S&S 8½x5¾ pb [4/2011] for $9.32
Everyman's Library 8½x5¼ hardcover [10/99] for $18.30
Catch-22 video  "Catch-22" feature film [Filmways/Paramount June 1970]
Directed by Mike Nichols; screenplay by Buck Henry; all-star cast, including Alan Arkin,
Buck Henry & Orson Welles
Paramount widescreen color DVD [5/2013 for $5.97>
Paramount widescreen color DVD [5/2001] for $11.99
Paramount color VHS [8/2001] for $9.95
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
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  listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLUE CHECK: listed #52 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Catcher In The Rye" [1951] by J.D. Salinger [1919-2010]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Charlotte's Web" [1952] by E.B. White [1899- 1985], Illustrated by Garth Williams [1912-96]
E.B. White entry at Wikipedia • Garth Williams entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061124958/

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  GREEN CHECK: listed #48 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Color Purple" [1982] by Alice Walker
book won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

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"Death of A Salesman" stageplay [1949] by Arthur Miller [1915-2005]
recipient of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Miller
http://www.ibdb.com/broadway-show/death-of-a-salesman-2999
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_Salesman

"Death of A Salesman" feature film [Columbia Pictures Dec 1951] /tt0043458/
starring Fredric March, Mildred Dunnock & Kevin McCarthy; nominated for five Oscars

also filmed in 1960, 1961, 1968; broadcast on TV twice in 1966 (CBS & BBC); broadcast as TV movies
in 1985 (Dustin Hoffman), 1996 & 2000

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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Dune" science fiction classic [1965] by Frank Herbert [1920-86]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"Dune" Novels & Movies Page

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GREEN CHECK: listed #49 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  "East of Eden" [Viking Sept 1952] by John Steinbeck [1902-68]
Steinbeck considered "East of Eden" his greatest novel: "I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this."
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

East of Eden book   Kindle Edition from Penguin Group [2002 edition] for $7.50
Penguin/Oprah 8½x5½ pb [6/2003] for $13.50
Viking/Oprah 8¾x6 hardcover [6/2003] for $20.63
Sears & Viking hardcover [1952] out of print/90+ used
East of Eden movie directed by Elia Kazan  

color movie [Warner 1955]
Filmed in Cinemascope; produced & directed by Elia Kazan [1909-2003]; script by Paul Osborn; starring Julie Harris, James Dean, Raymond Massey, Burl Ives & Richard Davalos; won Oscar for Best Supporting Actress (Jo Van Fleet), Oscar noms for Best Director, Best Script/Adaptation & Best Actor (Dean)
Warner Home Video widescreen color Blu-ray [3/2014] for $14.96
Warner Home Video widescreen color DVD [11/2013] 2 disks for $9.23
Warner Special Edition widescreen color DVD [5/2005] 2 disks for $13.97
Warner Home Video color VHS [12/94] for $5.14
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

East of Eden 1981 tv miniseries  TV miniseries [Viacom/ABC Feb 1981]
Directed by Harvey Hart; script by Richard Shapiro; starring Karen Allen, Anne Baxter, Hart Bochner, Sam Bottoms, Timothy Bottoms, Bruce Boxleitner, Jane Seymour, Warren Oates, Soon-Tek Oh & Lloyd Bridges
Acorn Media color DVD [3/2009] 3 disks for $40.22
Anchor Bay color VHS [9/90] 3 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • no entry at Wikipedia
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listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  "Fahrenheit 451: A Novel" [1953] by Ray Bradbury [1920-2012]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

Fahrenheit 451 book   Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [11/2011] for $7.50
Simon & Schuster 8¼x5½ pb [1/2012] for $7.90
Ballantine 8¼x5½ trade pb [8/96] out of print/hundreds used
Ballantine mass pb [2/95] out of print/hundreds used
Simon & Schuster 8½x5¾ hardcover [1/2012] for $18.22
Simon & Schuster 8¾x5¾ hardcover [9/93] out of print/50+ used
Fahrenheit 451 audio   audio CD read by Christopher Hunt
Harper UNABR audio CD [12/2005] for $14.53
audio read by Ray Bradbury
Caedmon UNABR audio CD [10/2001] out of prodn/used
Harper UNABR audio [10/2001] 6 tapes - out of prodn/used
Caedmon UNABR audio [10/2001] out of prodn/used
audio tapes read by Michael Prichard
BooksOnTape UNABR audio [9/88] out of prodn/many used

Fahrenheit 451 movie  feature film [Universal France Sept 1966, USA Nov 1966]
Directed by Franηois Truffaut [1932-84]; cinematography by Nicolas Roeg;
starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie {dual role} & Cyril Cusack
Universal widescreen color DVD [4/2003] for $9.19
Image Ent. letterbox color DVD [10/2000] out of prodn/used
Universal color VHS [6/96] for $16.88
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia • watch official trailer [2:20] on YouTube
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 graphic novel drawn by Tim Hamilton  
"Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation" graphic novel [2009]
Drawn by Tim Hamilton, Introduction by Ray Bradbury

Hill & Wang 9x6½ pb [7/2009] for $12.78
Hill & Wang 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2009] out of print/40+ used
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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas: A Savage Journey To The Heart of The American Dream" [1971]
by gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson [1937-2005]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679785892/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_and_Loathing_in_Las_Vegas_(film)

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"From Here To Eternity" [1951 novel] by James Jones [1921-77]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Jones_(author)
httphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_Here_to_Eternity_(novel)

"From Here To Eternity" feature film [1953] starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift & Frank Sinatra
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045793/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_Here_to_Eternity
won eight Academy Awards out of 13 nominations, including awards for Best Picture, Best Director (Fred Zinnemann),
Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Frank Sinatra) and Supporting Actress (Donna Reed)

also filmed as a TV mini-series in 1979, 12-episode TV series in 1980, and as a British TV musical in 2014

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"Gentleman's Agreement" runaway bestseller novel [1947]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Z._Hobson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentleman%27s_Agreement_(novel)

"Gentleman's Agreement" [Nov 1947 film] starring Gregory Peck
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039416/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentleman%27s_Agreement
nominated for eight Oscars and won three: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Celeste Holm), and Best Director (Elia Kazan)

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BLUE CHECK: listed #48 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "Go Tell It On The Mountain" [1953] by James Baldwin [1924-87]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_Tell_It_on_the_Mountain_(novel)
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

"Go Tell It On The Mountain" TV movie [ABC-TV 1984]

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  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  GREEN CHECK: listed #13 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Gone With The Wind" [1936] by Margaret Mitchell [1900-49]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

filmed in 1939, non-Broadway musical in 1970, Broadway musical in 2008

"Gone With The Wind" Novel & Movie Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

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  listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLUE CHECK: listed #49 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  GREEN CHECK: listed #18 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Grapes of Wrath" [Viking 1939] by John Steinbeck [1902-68]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
book won the Pulitzer Prize for The Novel

"The Grapes of Wrath" Novel & Movie Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

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  BLUE CHECK: listed #38 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  GREEN CHECK: listed on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Great Gatsby" [Scribner's 1925] by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1896-1940]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

Spirit of America Bookstore's
"The Great Gatsby" 1925 Novel & Movies Page

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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter" [1940 first novel] by Carson McCullers [1917-67]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heart_Is_a_Lonely_Hunter_(film)

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BLUE CHECK: listed #40 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  "The House of Mirth" [1905] by Edith Wharton [1862-1937]
Lily Bart craves luxury too much to marry for love. Scandal and sleeping pills ensue.
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_of_Mirth_(1918_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_of_Mirth_(TV_film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_House_of_Mirth_(2000_film)

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GREEN CHECK: listed #52 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "In Cold Blood" [1966] 'true crime at its best' by Truman Capote
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679745580/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Cold_Blood_(film)

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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "Infinite Jest" [1996] by David Foster Wallace [1962-2008]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Invisible Man" [1952] by Ralph Ellison [1914-94]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
won the National Book Award in 1953
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679732764/

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"The Jungle: The Lie of The American Dream" [1906]
by Upton Sinclair [1878-1968]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

"What Uncle Tom's Cabin did for black slaves, The Jungle has a large chance to do for the white slaves of today."
— Jack London [1876-1916]

cover of Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" with hog carcass & butcher knife  Sinclair investigated conditions at the meat-packing plants and slums of Chicago and decided that the best way to expose the situation was with a novel. The book was published in February 1906 by Doubleday, Page & Company and caused a sensation; within months, President Theodore Roosevelt got laws passed establishing health & sanita-tion standards for meat processors. Sinclair was disappointed that the labor & personal health issues were not addressed, and later commented that he "aimed at the public's heart and by accident hit its stomach."
B&N Classics pb [9/2003] for $4.95
Bantam Classics pb [10/81] for $5.95
Chelsea House 9¼x6¼ pb [7/2002] for $14.67
Chelsea House 9½x6¼ hardcover [12/2001] for $37.95
Turtleback Books 7¼x4 library hardcover [8/2001] for $11.16
Blackstone UNABR audio [10/94] for $78.94

available as free online etext at Internet Archive
available as free digital ebook at Internet Archive

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"The Land of Little Rain" stories & essays [1903 classic] by Mary Hunter Austin [1868-1934]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
1950 Ansel Adams abridged edition

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Little House On The Prairie" [1935] by Laura Ingalls Wilder [1867-1957]
author entry at Wikipedia • book series entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

Library of America Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House on the Prairie books  "Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House Books" [ages 7-12; 2012]
Volume 1 Edited by Caroline Fraser

Library of America 8x5 hardcover [8/2012] for $26.77
includes "Little House In The Big Woods" [1932], "Farmer Boy" [1933], "Little House On The Prairie" [1935], and "On The Banks of Plum Creek" [1937]
Volume 2 Edited by Caroline Fraser
Library of America 8x5 hardcover [8/2012] for $27.88
includes "By The Shores of Silver Lake" [1939], "The Long Winter" [1940], "Little Town On The Prairie" [1941], "These Happy Golden Years" [1943], and "The First Four Years" [1971]
"The Little House Books Collection" [2012]
Library of America slipcover 8½x5½ hardcover set [8/2012] 2 volumes for $50.03

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"Main Street: The Story of Carol Kennicott" [1920] by Sinclair Lewis [1885-1951]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

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"Mourning Becomes Electra" stageplay trilogy [1931]
by Eugene O'Neill [1888-1953]
author entry at Wikipedia • trilogy entry at Wikipedia

filmed in 1947, opera in 1967, TV mini-series in 1978

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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "Naked Lunch" [Olympia 1959] by beat poet Wm. S. Burroughs [1914-97]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

Naked Lunch book   Grove Press 8¼x5¼ pb [2/92] for $9.56
TimeWarner ABR audio [12/95] out of stock/used
'restored text' version - Edited by James Grauerholz & Barry Miles
Grove Press hardcover [11/2001] for $24.00
Naked Lunch video  "Naked Lunch" feature film [Dec 1991]
Written & directed by David Cronenberg; starring Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands & Roy Scheider
Criterion widescreen DVD [11/2003] for $28.99
Fox color VHS [6/92] for $28.48
Milan Records soundtrack CD [2/92] for $13.98
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

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  "Native Son" [1940] by Richard Wright [1908-60]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

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  "Of Mice and Men" [Feb 1937 novel] by John Steinbeck [1902-68]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

Of Mice & Men book   Kindle Edition from Penguin Classic [1994 edition] for $5.62
Bantam mass pb [9/83] out of print/130+ used
Penguin 8½x5½ pb [1/2002] for $11.80
Penguin hardcover [1993] for $17.15
Penguin ABRIDGED audio [10/92] 2 tapes read by Gary Sinise - out of print/many used
Of Mice & Men 1939   1939 b&w movie [Hal Roach Studios / United Artists]
Directed by Lewis Milestone; starring Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Bickford, Roman Bohnen, Bob Steele & Noah Beery Jr.; nominated for Oscars for Best Picture, Best Music (Aaron Copland), Best Sound
Image Ent b&w DVD [3/2001] for $7.38
Image Ent b&w VHS [3/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

Of Mice & Men 1992  1992 M.G.M. color movie
Directed by & co- starring Gary Sinise; also starring John Malkovich, Ray Walston, Casey Siemaszko, Sherilyn Fenn & John Terry
MGM/UA widescreen color DVD [11/2001] for $40.67
MGM/UA color VHS [10/93] for $10.22
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
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"Old Yeller" children's novel [1956] by Fred Gipson [1908-73]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
Disney feature film in 1957; won Newbery Honor in 1957

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        "On The Road" Beat novel [October 1957] by Jack Kerouac [1922-69]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia

celebrating 50th anniversary of 'On The Road' in Paris, France [Sept 2007]
Jack Kerouac Reads from 'On The Road' (1959 Steve Allen Show) [5:44] on YouTube

On The Road novel by Jack Kerouac  On The Road by Jack Kerouac paperback cover   Kindle Edition from Penguin Books [1976 edition] for $3.99
Kindle Edition from Penguin with embedded video & audio clips [12/2012] for $10.05

Penguin Books 8¼x5½ movie tie-in pb [11/2012] for $12.84
Penguin Books 7¾x5 pb [12/76] for $12.52
Viking 50th Anniversary Edition 9x6¼ hardcover [8/2007] out of print/used
Penguin Viking 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/97] out of print/used

Penguin 50th Anniv. UNABR audio CD [10/2007] read by Will Patton out of print/used
Harper UNABR audio CD [10/2000] read by Matt Dillon out of print/used
Harper UNABR audio [10/2000] read by Matt Dillon out of print/used
Blackstone UNABR audio [10/2000] read by Tom Parker 5 tapes for $47.45
Penguin ABR audio [6/93] read by David Carradine 2 tapes - out of prodn/used

Jack Kerouac's On The Road 2012 movie  Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" feature film [American Zoetrope/United Artists 2012?]
Francis Ford Coppola bought the movie rights to Kerouac's classic novel in 1979
Filmed during Summer 2010 in Argentina, Arizona, California, Canada, Louisiana & Mexico; directed by Walter Salles; starring Sam Riley as Sal Paradise {Kerouac}, Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty {Neal Cassady}, Viggo Mortensen as Old Bull Lee {Wm. S. Burroughs}, Amy Adams as Jane (Burroughs' wife Joan Vollmer}, and Kristen Stewart as Mary Lou Moriarty
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia • watch 1/2013 trailer [1:54] at YouTube

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"Our Town" meta-theatrical three-act stageplay [1938]
by Thornton Wilder [1897-1975]
won 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Town
http://www.ibdb.com/broadway-show/our-town-6845
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thornton_Wilder

"Our Town" feature film [1940] /tt0032881/
nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture

performed on radio in 1939 & 1940, broadcast on TV in 1955, 1977 & 1989, also adapted as an opera and a ballet

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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "Play It As It Lays" [1970] by Joan Didion [b. 1934]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Portnoy's Complaint" [1969] by Philip Roth [b. 1933]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679756450/
filmed in 1972, starring Richard Benjamin & Karen Black

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BLUE CHECK: listed #43 (as 'the Rabbit books') on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "Rabbit, Run: A Novel" [1960] by John Updike [1932-2009]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "Ragtime" [1975] by E.L. Doctorow [1931-2015]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragtime_(film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragtime_(musical) 1998

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"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" [1903] by Kate Douglas Wiggin [1856-1923]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

Broadway stageplay in 1909, filmed in 1917 (Mary Pickford), 1932, and 1938 (Shirley Temple)

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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "Red Harvest" [1929 first novel] by Dashiell Hammett [1894-1961]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

Red Harvest novel by Dashiell Hammett   Kindle Edition from Vintage/Random House [12/2010] for $7.99
Vintage 8x5 pb [8/92] for $11.22
Grosset & Dunlap 9x6 hardcover [1929] out of print/used
Isis Audio Books ABR [1996] for $58.46
Isis Audio Books UNABR audio CD [12/2000] out of prodn/scarce
Yojimbo movie  "Yojimbo (The Bodyguard)" [Japan April 1961; US Oct 1962]
Co-written & directed by Akira Kurosawa; based on "Red Harvest"; starring Toshirτ Mifune, Eijirτ Tono, Seizaburτ Kawazu, Kyu Sazanka, Kamatari Fujiwara, Takashi Shimura & Tatsuya Nakadai; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (5/2005)
Home Vision widescreen b&w DVD [9/99] for $26.96
Home Vision widescreen b&w VHS [9/94] for $29.95
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
remade as Western "A Fistful of Dollars" [1964] starring Clint Eastwood
movie & sequels on VHS & DVD • full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

Miller's Crossing movie  "Miller's Crossing" [Fox Sept 1990 movie]
The anti-hero works for an Irish mob boss in the 1930s; when he is thrown out for sleeping with the boss's girlfriend, he joins the rival gang. Directed by Joel Coen; co-written by Joel & Ethan Coen, based on Hammett's "Red Harvest"; starring Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro & Marcia Gay Harden; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (5/2005)
Fox widescreen DVD [5/2003] for $14.99
Fox color VHS [1/93] for $9.98
Varese soundtrack CD [10/90] for $14.99
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

Last Man Standing movie  "Last Man Standing" [New Line 1996 movie]
Co-written & directed by Walter Hill; based on "Yojimbo" & "Red Harvest"; co-written by Ryuzo Kikushima & Akira Kurosawa; starring Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern & Christopher Walken
NewLine widescreen color DVD [5/2000] for $13.48
NewLine color VHS [5/2000] for $9.94
NewLine widescreen VHS [5/2000] out of stock/used
NewLine VHS w/Spanish subtitles [5/2000] for $9.94
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Right Stuff" [1979] by Tom Wolfe [b. 1931]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312427565/

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"Roots: The Saga of An American Family" [1976 novel] by Alex Haley [1921-92]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/Roots-American-Family-Alex-Haley-ebook/dp/B074HVYVN2/

book won a Special Pulitzer Prize in 1977; broadcast as a TV mini-series in 1977 and a sequel mini-series in 1979

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"Shane" [1949 novel] by Jack Schaefer [1907-91]
initially serialized in Argosy Magazine in 1946 under the title "Rider From Nowhere"; published in book form by Houghton Mifflin in 1949
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

Shane book   HMH Books For Young Readers 8¼x5½ pb [3/2014] for $5.62
Univ New Mexico Press 8x5½ pb [6/2017] for $13.89  6/2017
Bantam Starfire pb [10/83] out of print/90+ used
Perfection Learning 8¼x5¼ library hardcover [3/2014] for $13.44
Blackstone Audio UNABR audio CD [6/2010] for $19.55
won Oscar for Best Cinematography    Shane video  "Shane" feature film [Paramount April 1953]
Directed by George Stevens, screenplay by A.B. Guthrie Jr. from the Jack Schaefer novel; starring Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon DeWilde, Jack Palance & Ben Johnson; Oscar nomi-nations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script, Best Supporting Actor (JP & BDW), won for Best Cinematography; listed at National Film Registry 1993
Paramount color DVD [8/2000] for $22.49
Hungry Minds color VHS [4/98] for $9.95
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [11/2013 upload; 2:03] online at YouTube

for more details (other editions, other films & TV) visit the Jack Schaefer [1907-91] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Silent Spring" [1962 bestseller] by eco-activist Rachel Carson [1907-64]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia

Silent Spring  "Silent Spring" [1962] by Rachel Carson
Kindle Edition from Mariner Books [2002 edition] for $8.78
Mariner Books 40th Anniversary Edition 8x5½ pb [10/2002] for $11.39
Houghton Mifflin 8½x5¾ hardcover [10/2002] for $16.46
Durkin Hayes ABR audio [3/99] out of print/used
DH Audio [1/87] 2 tapes / out of print/scarce
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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  "Slaughterhouse-Five: or, The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death" [1969]
absurdist WW2 novel by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. [1922-2007]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385333846/

"Slaughterhouse-Five" feature film [1972]
Directed by George Roy Hill • full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/Slaughterhouse-Five-Michael-Sacks/dp/B0001FVDGY/

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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "The Sound and The Fury" [1929] by William Faulkner [1897-1962]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sound_and_the_Fury_(1959_film)

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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The Sun Also Rises" [1926] by Ernest Hemingway [1899-1961]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia

"The Sun Also Rises" [1957 feature film] starring Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner & Errol Flynn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sun_Also_Rises_(1957_film)

"The Sun Also Rises" [1984 feature film]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sun_Also_Rises_(1984_film)

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  listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  BLUE CHECK: listed #99 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  GREEN CHECK: listed #1 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  "To Kill A Mockingbird" [1960 bestseller]
by (Nelle) Harper Lee [1926-2016]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
won 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

 To Kill A Mockingbird novel by Harper Lee  As described by his tomboy daughter, an idealistic white lawyer in 1932 Alabama agrees to defend a black man accused of raping a white woman, revealing the depths of local bigotry and racism
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins Publrs [7/2014] for $4.73
Grand Central Publng mass pb [10/88] for $4.98
Harper Perennial 7¾x5¼ pb [7/2005] for $8.46
Harper Perennial 8x5½ pb [5/2006] for $13.43
Heinemann 8x5¾ hardcover [11/99] out of prodn/100+ used
HarperCollins slipcover edition [10/2006] out of print/many used
HarperCollins 8½x5½ hardcover [9/95] out of print/70+ used
Caedmon UNABR audio CD read by Sissy Spacek [8/2006] out of prodn/40+ used

Gregory Peck won Oscar for Best Actor  Horton Foote won Oscar for Best Script Adaptation  won Oscar for Best Set Decoration    To Kill A Mockingbird open-book movie poster  
To Kill A Mockingbird brown movie poster  
"To Kill A Mockingbird" feature film [Universal Dec 1962]
Directed by Robert Mulligan; script by Horton Foote, based on the novel by Harper Lee; starring Gregory Peck, Robert Duvall, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford, Brock Peters, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth White, Estelle Evans, Paul Fix, James Anderson, William Windom, Alice Ghostley & Kim Stanley; won Oscars for Best Actor (Peck), Best Script Adaptation & Best Set Decoration, nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (MB), Best B&W Cinematography & Best Music Score; listed on the National Film Registry (1995), won WGA Award for Best Drama Script
Universal Legacy Series widescreen b&w DVD [9/2005] 2 disks for $23.24
Universal b&w DVD [4/98] out of prodn/80+ used
Universal widescreen b&w VHS [2/98] for $2.27 {sic}
Universal b&w VHS [3/92] for $1.59 {sic}
Varese Sarabande Elmer Bernstein soundtrack CD [7/97] for $11.88
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
11"x17" open-book poster from Amazon for $9.98
27"x40" brown poster from Amazon for $16.48
Spirit of America Bookstore's
"To Kill A Mockingbird" Novel & Movie Page

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"Travels With Charley In Search of America" [1962]
by John Steinbeck [1902-68]
Travels With Charley In Search of America book by John Steinbeck  In 1960, Nobel-winning author Steinbeck set out in a pickup-truck-with-camper, accompanied by his French standard poodle Charley, and traveled across America, from Long Island to Montana to New Orleans to California. He found that the 'New America' replacing the old American values was not something that he liked.
Penguin mass pb [1/80] for $8.00
Bantam mass pb [1963] out of print/many used
Penguin Audio UNABR audio CD read by Gary Sinise [6/2011] for $20.60
HighBridge UNABR audio cassettes read by Gary Sinise [11/94] 6 tapes - out of prodn/many used
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RED CHECK: listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005)  "Tropic of Cancer" [1934] by Henry Miller [1891-1980]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
Rip Torn starred in the film adaptation of "Tropic of Cancer" [1970]

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"The Virginian: A Horseman of The Plains" [1902] by Owen Wister [1860-1938]

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PURPLE CHECK: listed on Amazon Editors '100 Children's Books To Read In A Lifetime' in August 2014  GREEN CHECK: listed #36 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "Where The Sidewalk Ends" [poems 1974] by Shel Silverstein [1930-99]
author entry at Wikipedia • book entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060291699/

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"White Fang" [1906] by Jack London [1876-1916]

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BLACK CHECK: listed on Amazon's '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  "The World According To Garp" [1978 bestseller] by John Irving
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345418018/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_According_to_Garp_(film) 1982

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"The Yearling" children's novel [1938] by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings [1896-1953]
author entry at Wikipedia • novel entry at Wikipedia • won Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1939


Selected Authors

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James Baldwin [1924-87]
browse books • browse audio • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

Random House/Vintage James Baldwin pages
WB's James Baldwin page

Library of America James Baldwin   Baldwin: Collected Essays [1998] Edited by Toni Morrison
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [2/98] for $23.10
includes essays from "Notes of A Native Son" [1955], "Nobody Knows My Name" [1961], "The Fire Next Time" [1963], "No Name In The Street" [1972] & "The Devil Finds Work" [1976], plus 36 more
Baldwin: Early Novels & Stories [1998] Edited by Toni Morrison
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [2/98] for $23.10
includes novels "Go Tell It On The Mountain" [1953], "Giovanni's Room" [1956] & "Another Country" [1962], and stories from "Going To Meet The Man" [1965]

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Saul Bellow [1915-2005]
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

1976 Nobel Prize in Literature
Saul Bellow Society & Journal [est. 1981]

Library of America Saul Bellow  Bellow: Novels, 1944–1953 [2003] Edited by James Wood
Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [9/2003] for $23.10
includes "Dangling Man" [1944], "The Victim" [1947] & "The Adventures
of Augie March" [1953]

Bellow: Novels, 1956–1964 [2007] Edited by James Wood
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [1/2007] for $23.10
includes "Seize The Day" [1956], "Henderson The Rain King" [1959]
& "Herzog" [1964]

"Bellow: Novels, 1970-1982: Mr. Sammler's Planet / Humboldt's Gift / The Dean's December" (Library of America) [2010]

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Raymond Carver [1938-88] of Oregon
browse books • browse audio • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

PC's Raymond Carver fansite
PR's 'Carversite' fansite

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Willa Cather [1873-1947] Page

Willa Cather Early Novels & Stories collection from Library of America  
Willa Cather Later Novels collection from Library of America  
Willa Cather Stories, Poems, and Other Writings collection from Library of America  
"Willa Cather: Early Novels and Stories" [1987] Edited by Sharon O'Brien
"The Troll Garden" [stories 1905], "O Pioneers!" [1913], "The Song of The Lark" [1915], "My Antonia" [1918], "One of Ours" [1922]
Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [1987] for $22.99
Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [1987] out of print/used

"Willa Cather: Later Novels" [1990] Edited by Sharon O'Brien
"A Lost Lady" [1923], "The Professor's House" [1925], "Death Comes For The Archbishop" [1927], "Shadows On The Rock" [1931], "Lucy Gayheart" [1935, "Sapphira and The Slave Girl" [1940]
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [7/90] for $20.65

"Willa Cather: Stories, Poems, and Other Writings" [1992] Edited by Sharon O'Brien
Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [3/92] for $11.92

"Willa Cather Novels & Stories, 1905-1918" [1999] Edited by Sharon O'Brien
"The Troll Garden" [stories 1905], "O Pioneers!" [1913], "The Song of The Lark" [1915], "My Antonia" [1918]
Kindle Edition from Heritage Publng [8/2014] for $1.99 {sic}
Library of America 7¾x5 pb [9/99] for $13.95

"Willa Cather: The Complete Fiction & Other Writings" Box Set [2016]
Library of America 8½x5¼x4½" wide hardcover box set [8/2016] 3 books for $84.05

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poet-playwright E.E. Cummings [1894-1962]
browse books • selected poetry • Wikipedia

Poets.org's E.E. Cummings pages
E.E. Cummings Society

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
poet Robert Frost [1874-1963] Page
top of page • short profile • poetry • other works • works about Robert Frost •
movies, audio, other media • family & friends • links

Library of America Robert Frost  
Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Prose and Plays [1995]
Edited by Richard Poirier & Mark Richardson

Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [10/95] for $23.10
includes the collections "Complete Poems of Robert Frost" [1949] & "In the Clearing" [1962], and nearly two dozen early works
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author/poet Langston Hughes [1902-67]
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Langston Hughes page at A.A.L.B.C.

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playwright Wm. Inge [1913-73]
browse books • browse DVDs • Broadway credits • movie credits • Wikipedia

"Picnic" won the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
William Inge Center For The Arts in Independence, Kansas

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Sinclair Lewis [1885-1951] Page
top of page • short profile • novels • short stories • other works • movies, plays, other media •
Kindle Editions • works about Sinclair Lewis • image gallery • family & friends • links

Sinclair Lewis Society

Library of America Sinclair Lewis novels in two volumes  
"Sinclair Lewis: Main Street and Babbitt" [1992]
Edited by John Hersey

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [9/92] for $27.79
"Sinclair Lewis: Arrowsmith, Elmer Gantry, Dodsworth" [2002]
Notes by Richard Lingeman

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [8/2002] for $31.66
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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Jack London [1876-1916] Page
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Library of America Jack London  Jack London: Novels and Stories [1982] Edited by Donald Pizer
Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [11/82] for $23.10
includes "Call of The Wild" [1903], "The Sea-Wolf" [1904] and "White Fang" [1906] and 25 short stories
Jack London: Novels and Social Writings [1982] Edited by Donald Pizer
Library of America 8x5½ hardcover [11/82] for $26.00
includes "The People of The Abyss" [1903], "The Road" [1907], "The Iron Heel" [1908 novel], "Martin Eden" [1909 novel] and "John Barleycorn" [1913]
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Norman Mailer [1923-2007]
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Norman Mailer Society

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Arthur Miller [1915-2005] Page

Library of America Arthur Miller plays  Arthur Miller: Collected Plays, 1944-1961 [2006]
Edited by Tony Kushner

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [2/2006] for $23.10
includes "The Man Who Had All the Luck" [written 1940]; "All My Sons" [1947]; "Death of A Salesman" [1949]; Miller's 1950 adaptation of Ibsen's "An Enemy of The People"; "The Crucible"
[1953]; "A View From The Bridge [1955]; "A Memory of Two Mondays" [1955 one-act]; and "The Misfits" [1961 novella]
Portable Arthur Miller  "The Portable Arthur Miller" [1971]
Edited by Christopher Bigsby

expanded edition includes full texts of plays "Death of A Salesman" [1949]; "The Crucible" [1953]; "After The Fall" [1964]; "The American Clock" [1980]; "The Last Yankee" [1993]; and "Broken Glass" [1994]; plus excerpts from the play "The Golden Years" [1939-1940] & Miller's autobiography "Timebends" [1987]
Penguin Classics 7½x5 pb [7/2003] for $11.56
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modernist poet Marianne Moore [1887-1972]
author entry at Wikipedia • won Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1952

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Dorothy Parker [1893-1967] Page
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The Algonquin Round Table • works about Dorothy Parker • family & friends • links

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poet Carl Sandburg [1878-1967]
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Library of America Carl Sandburg  
Carl Sandburg: Selected Poems [2006]
Edited by Paul Berman

American Poets Project/LOA 7½x4¾ hardcover [10/2006] for $15.60
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William Saroyan [1908-81] Page
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Dr. Seuss {Theodor Geisel 1904-91} Page

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'Dean of Western Writers' Wallace Earle Stegner [1909-93]
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expatriate Gertrude Stein [1874-1946]
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'Tender Buttons' Gertrude Stein fansite
EC's Gertrude Stein pages
Gertrude Stein pages at gURL.com

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poet Wallace Stevens [1879-1955]
browse books • Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/Collected-Poems-Wallace-Stevens/dp/0679726691/
"The Man With The Blue Guitar" [1937]

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
James Thurber [1894-1961] Page

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John Updike [1932-2009]
books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

John Updike Award [est. 2011] of the American Academy of Arts & Letters

"Updike" literary biography [] by Adam Begley

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Gore Vidal [1925-2012] Page

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educator Booker T. Washington [1856-1915]
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Eudora Welty [1909-2001]
browse books • IMDb listing • Broadway credits • Wikipedia

Eudora Welty site at Ole Miss
Eudora Welty Society • Eudora Welty Foundation
Eudora Welty House museum [built 1925; opened 2006] in Jackson, MS

Library of America Eudora Welty   Welty: Complete Novels [1998]
Edited by Richard Ford & Michael Kreyling

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [8/98] for $23.10
includes "The Robber Bridegroom" [1942 novella]; "Delta Wedding" [1946];
"The Ponder Heart" [1953]; "Losing Battles" [1970]; and Pulitzer Prize-winner
"The Optimist's Daughter" [1972]

Welty: Stories, Essays & Memoir [1998]
Edited by Richard Ford & Michael Kreyling

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [8/98] for $23.10
includes 41 short stories, 9 essays & the memoir "One Writer's Beginnings" [1984]

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Edith Wharton [1862-1937] Page

browse books • entry at Wikipedia • won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1921

Edith Wharton Society [est. 2013]

Library of America Edith Wharton novels  
Library of America Edith Wharton College Edition  
Edith Wharton: Novels [1986] Edited by R.W.B. Lewis
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [5/86] for $26.40
includes "The House of Mirth" [1905], "The Reef" [1912], "The Custom of The Country"
[1913] and "The Age of Innocence" [1920]

Edith Wharton: Novellas and Other Writings [1990]
Edited by Cynthia Griffin Wolff

Library of America hardcover [4/90] for $29.25
includes "Madame de Treymes" [1907], "Ethan Frome" [1911], "Summer" [1917], "Old New York: Four Novellas" [1924], "The Mother's Recompense" [1925], and "A Backward Glance" [1934]
Edith Wharton: Collected Stories, 1891–1910 [2001] Edited by Maureen Howard
Library of America 8&5¼ hardcover [1/2001] for $25.55
includes "The Touchstone" [1900], "Sanctuary", "The Eyes" and 35 other stories
Edith Wharton: Collected Stories, 1911–1937 [2001] Edited by Maureen Howard
Library of America hardcover [2/2001] for $25.55
includes "Xingu" [1916], "The Marne", "A Bottle of Perrier", "All Souls", "Roman Fever"
[1934] and 24 other stories

Edith Wharton: Selected Poems [2005] Edited by Louis Auchincloss
American Poets Project/LOA 7½x4¼ hardcover [10/2005] for $15.60

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Tennessee Williams [1911-83] Page

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Library of America Tennessee Williams  Tennessee Williams: Plays, 1937–1955 [2000] Edited by Mel Gussow
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [10/2000] for $26.40
includes "Spring Storm" [1937], "Not About Nightingales" [1938], "The Glass Menagerie" [1944], "A Streetcar Named Desire" [1947], "Summer and Smoke" [1948], "The Rose Tattoo" [1951], "Camino Real" [1953], Pulitzer Prize–winning "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" [1955] & 12 other plays
Tennessee Williams: Plays, 1957–1980 [2000] Edited by Mel Gussow
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [10/2000] for $26.40
includes "Orpheus Descending" [1957], "Suddenly, Last Summer" [1958], "Sweet Bird of Youth" [1959], "Period of Adjustment" [1960], "The Night of The Iguana" [1961], "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" [1963], "The Mutilated" [1966], "Kingdom of Earth" [1968], "Small Craft Warnings" [1972], "Out Cry" [1973], "Vieux Carrι" [1977] & "A Lovely Sunday For Creve Coeur" [1979]

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Thomas Wolfe [1900-38] Page

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The Thomas Wolfe Reader book edited by C. Hugh Holman  "The Thomas Wolfe Reader" [1962]
"an abundant & widely-representative treasury of his finest work, selected,
with an introduction and notes by C. Hugh Holman"
Charles Scribner's Sons 8½x6 hardcover [1962] out of print/many used
Charles Scribner's Sons 8½x5½ hardcover [1962] out of print/many used


XXIst Century American Lit
These are authors whose careers began in the XXth Century and are still active - and important - in the XXIst Century.

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Rudolfo Anaya Page

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Barbara Ehrenreich
books • official website • blogsite • Wikipedia

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
historian & poet Nasario Garcνa, PhD Page

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Cormac McCarthy of Tesuque, New Mexico
browse books • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Cormac McCarthy Society [est. 1995]

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Larry McMurtry Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

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prize-winning Toni Morrison
browse books • Wikipedia

1988 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1993 Nobel Prize in Literature

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national treasure Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978; she is a recipient of the National Book Award,
the PEN/Malamud Award, the National Humanities Medal, the Commonwealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature (2003), the Prix Femina (2005),
the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), and the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award (2010).
browse books • LitEncyc • movie credits

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Philip Roth
browse books • movie credits • Wikipedia
won the Man Booker International Prize in 2011

Library of America Philip Roth  
Library of America Philip Roth  
Roth: Novels & Stories, 1959-1962 [2005] Edited by Ross Miller
Library of America 8x5 hardcover [8/2005] for $23.10
includes novella "Goodbye, Columbus" and "Five Short Stories" [1959] & novel "Letting Go [1962]
Roth: Novels, 1967–1972 [2005] Edited by Ross Miller
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [8/2005] for $23.10
includes "When She Was Good" [1967], "Portnoy's Complaint" [1969], "Our Gang" ]1971] & "The Breast" [1972]
Roth: Novels, 1973-1977 [2006] Edited by Ross Miller
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [10/2006] for $23.10
includes "The Great American Novel" [1973], "My Life As A Man" [1974] & "The Professor of Desire" [1977]
Zuckerman Bound: A Trilogy & Epilogue, 1979–1985 [2007]
Edited by Ross Miller

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [9/2007] for $23.1
includes "The Ghost Writer' [1979], "Zuckerman Unbound" [1981], "The Anatomy Lesson" [1983], "The Prague Orgy" [1985] & previously unproduced television screenplay for 'The Prague Orgy'


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