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November 08, 2005

40 Most Important Books of the last 75 years

The World Literature Today at the University of Oklahoma has selected a list of the 40 most important books of the last 75 years. It includes works by writers from 29 countries.

  1. "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf
  2. "Gypsy Ballads" by Federico Garcia Lorca
  3. "The Tower" by William Butler Yeats
  4. "The Sound and the Fury" by William Faulkner
  5. "Turning Point (I strofí)" by Giorgios Seferiades
  6. "Residence on Earth" by Pablo Neruda
  7. "Independent People" by Halldór Laxness
  8. "Requiem" by Anna Akhmatova
  9. "Mother Courage and Her Children" by Bertolt Brecht
  10. "The Stranger" by Albert Camus
  11. "The Four Quartets" by T. S. Eliot
  12. "Ficciones" by Jorge Luis Borges
  13. "The Day Before Yesterday" by S. Y. Agnon
  14. "Snow Country" by Yasunari Kawabata
  15. "The Labyrinth of Solitude" by Octavio Paz
  16. "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett
  17. "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison
  18. "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway
  19. "In Country Sleep" by Dylan Thomas
  20. "The Lost Steps" by Alejo Carpentier
  21. "The Devil to Pay in the Backlands" by João Guimarães Rosa
  22. "The Cairo Trilogy" by Naguib Mahfouz
  23. "Voss" by Patrick White
  24. "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe
  25. "The Guide" by R. K. Narayan
  26. "The Tin Drum" by Günter Grass
  27. "A House for Mr. Biswas" by V. S. Naipaul
  28. "The Book of Disquiet" by Fernando Pessoa
  29. "The Golden Notebook" by Doris Lessing
  30. "Pale Fire" by Vladimir Nabokov
  31. "The Time of the Doves" by Mercé Rodoreda
  32. "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  33. "A Personal Matter" by Kenzaburo Oe
  34. "Collected Shorter Poems 1927-1957" by W. H. Auden
  35. "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez
  36. "House Made of Dawn" by N. Scott Momaday
  37. "Invisible Cities" by Italo Calvino
  38. "The Conservationist" by Nadine Gordimer
  39. "Bells in Winter" by Czeslaw Milosz
  40. "Red Sorghum" by Mo Yan



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