Amerikaanse literatuur/De beste Amerikaanse romans sinds 1900: verschil tussen versies

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Een goed startpunt om Amerikaanse romans te gaan lezen (de keuze is immers overweldigend!) is lijstjes van 'The best of' te raadplegen. Een van de grootste Engelstalige uitgevers, Random House, publiceerde in de New York Times van 20 juli 1998 een lijst met de beste 100 Engelstalige romans sinds 1900. Daarin waren volgende Amerikaanse romans opgenomen:
#THEThe GREATGreat GATSBYGatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
#LOLITALolita, Vladimir Nabokov (Russisch/Amerikaans auteur)
#THEThe SOUNDSound ANDand THEthe FURYFury, William Faulkner
#CATCHCatch-22, Joseph Heller
#THEThe GRAPESGrapes OFof WRATHWrath, John Steinbeck
#ANAn AMERICANAmerican TRAGEDYTragedy, Theodore Dreiser
#THEThe HEARTHeart ISIs Aa LONELYLonely HUNTERHunter, Carson McCullers
#SLAUGHTERHOUSESlaughterhouse-FIVEFive, Kurt Vonnegut
#INVISIBLEInvisible MANMan, Ralph Ellison
#NATIVENative SONSon, Richard Wright
#HENDERSONHenderson THEthe RAINRain KINGKing, Saul Bellow (Canadees)
#APPOINTMENTAppointment INin SAMARRASamarra, John O'Hara
#U.S.A. (trilogie), John Dos Passos
#WINESBURGWinesburg, OHIOOhio, Sherwood Anderson
#[http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/j#a113The THEWings WINGSof OFthe THE DOVE]Dove, Henry James
#[http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/432The THE AMBASSADORS]Ambassadors, Henry James
#TENDERTender ISIs THEthe NIGHTNight, F. Scott Fitzgerald
#THEStuds STUDSLonigan LONIGAN TRILOGY(trilogie), James T. Farrell
#[http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4264The THEGolden GOLDEN BOWL]Bowl, Henry James
#[http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/5267Sister SISTER CARRIE]Carrie, Theodore Dreiser
#ASAs I LAYLay DYINGDying, William Faulkner
#ALLAll THEthe KINGKing'Ss MENMen, Robert Penn Warren
#THEThe BRIDGEBridge OFof SANSan LUISLuis REYRey, Thornton Wilder
#GOGo TELLTell ITIt ONon THEthe MOUNTAINMountain, James Baldwin
#DELIVERANCEDeliverance, James Dickey
#THEThe SUNSun ALSOAlso RISESRises, Ernest Hemingway
#THEThe NAKEDNaked ANDand THEthe DEADDead, Norman Mailer
#PORTNOYPortnoy'Ss COMPLAINTComplaint, Philip Roth
#PALEPale FIREFire, Vladimir Nabokov
#LIGHTLight INin AUGUSTAugust, William Faulkner
#ONOn THEthe ROADRoad, Jack Kerouac
#THEThe MALTESEMaltese FALCONFalcon, Dashiell Hammett
#[http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/541The THEAge AGEof OF INNOCENCE]Innocence, Edith Wharton
#THEThe MOVIEGOERMoviegoer, Walker Percy
#DEATHDeath COMESComes FORfor THEthe ARCHBISHOPArchbishop, Willa Cather
#FROMFrom HEREHere TOto ETERNITYEternity, James Jones
#THEThe WAPSHOTWapshot CHRONICLESChronicle, John Cheever
#THEThe CATCHERCatcher INin THEthe RYERye, J.D. Salinger
#MAINMain STREETStreet, Sinclair Lewis
#[http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/284The THEHouse HOUSEof OF MIRTH]Mirth, Edith Wharton
#THEThe DAYDay OFof THEthe LOCUSTLocust, Nathanael West
#A FAREWELLFarewell TOto ARMSArms, Ernest Hemingway
#THEThe ADVENTURESAdventures OFof AUGIEAugie MARCHMarch, Saul Bellow
#ANGLEAngle OFof REPOSErepose, Wallace Stegner
#RAGTIMERagtime, E.L. Doctorow
#[http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/215The THECall CALLof OFthe THE WILD]Wild, Jack London
#TOBACCOTobacco ROADRoad, Erskine Caldwell
#IRONWEEDIronweed, William Kennedy
#SOPHIESophie'Ss CHOICEChoice, William Styron
#THEThe SHELTERINGSheltering SKYSky, Paul Bowles
#THEThe POSTMANPostman ALWAYSAlways RINGSRings TWICETwice, James M. Cain
#THEThe GINGERGinger MANMan, J.P. Donleavy (Ierss/Amerikaans)
#[http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/8867The THEMagnificent MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS]Ambersons, Booth Tarkington
 
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