Friday, June 13, 2008

Bloom's omissions

Ideally, this list should be ranked by readers' ratings, best first. To simulate this, you can post your own opinions of which should be higher on the list (ie, Bloom should have included them), and which lower (Bloom was right, they don't belong). Save your reasons for the author's page, though.

Richard Ellmann, James Joyce
James Joyce, Stephen Hero
Patrick O'Brian, Aubrey-Maturin series
Joseph Heller, Catch-22
Kingsley Amis, Lucky Jim
James Dickey, Deliverance
Graham Greene, A Burnt-out Case
John le Carre, Karla trilogy
JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings
Walker Percy, Love in the Ruins
Iris Murdoch, A Word Child
Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince
Iris Murdoch, The Sea, the Sea
Tom Wolfe, Bonfire of the Vanities
Tom Wolfe, A Man in Full
Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin
Vladimir Nabokov, Ada
EL Doctorow, Ragtime
Joseph McElroy, Lookout Cartridge
Joseph McElroy, Ancient History
Joseph McElroy, Plus
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

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