In The Western Canon; The Books and School of the Age (1994), Harold Bloom examines the Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon. Bloom concludes his work with an extensive bibliography covering 36 two-columned pages. Here he provides an extensive list of essential writers and books - his version of the Canon. The list is divided into four chronological ages: Theocratic, Aristocratic, Democratic, and Chaotic. Each of these is presented as a separate file at this site. He writes about the fourth part of the Canon as follows. "I am not as confident about this list as the other three. Cultural prophecy is always a mug's game. Not all of the works here can prove to be canonical; literary overpopulation is a hazard to many among them. But I have neither excluded nor included on the basis of cultural politics of any sort. What I have omitted seem to me fated to become period pieces: even their 'multiculturist' supporters will turn against them in another two generations or so, in order to clear space for better writings." See Bloom's book for his recommended translations and his elegant, perceptive, and cutting criticism.



Luigi Piramdello Naked Masks: Five Plays.
Gabriele D'Annunzio Maia: In Praise of Life.
Dino Campana Orphic Songs.
Umberto Saba Stories and Recollections. Poems.
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa The Leopard.
Giuseppe Ungaretti Selected Poems. The Buried Harbor: Selected Poems.
Eugenio Montale The Storm and Other Things: Poems. The Occasions: Poems. Cuttlefish Bones: Poems. Otherwise: Last and First Poems. The Second Life of Art: Selected Essays.
Salvatore Quasimodo Selected Writings: Poems and Discourse on Poetry.
Tommaso Landolfi Gogol's Wife and Other Stories.
Leonardo Sciascia Day of the Owl. Eqyal danger. The Wine-Dark Sea: Thirteen Stories.
Pier Paolo Pasolini Poems.
Cesare Pavese Hard Labor: Poems. Dialogues with Leuco.
Primo Levi If Not Now, When? Collected Poems. The Periodic Table.
Italo Svevo The Confessions of Zeno. As a Man Grows Older.
Giorgio Bassani The Heron.
Natalia Ginzburg Family.
Elio Vittorini Women of Messina.
Alberto Moravia 1934.
Andrea Zanzotto Selected Poetry
Italo Calvino Invisible Cities. The Baron in the Trees. If on a Winter's Night a Traveller. t zero.
Antonio Porta Kisses from Another Dream: Poems.


Miguel de Unamuno Three Exemplary Novels. Our Lord Don Quixote.
Antonio Machado Selected Poems.
Juan Ramon Jimenez Invisible Reality: Poems.
Pedro Salinas My Voice Because of You: Poems.
Jorge Guillen Guillen on Guillen: The Poetry and the Poet.
Vincente Aleixandre A Longing for the Night: Selected Poems.
Federico Garcia Lorca Selected Poems. Three Tragedies: Blood Wedding, Yerma, The House of Bernarda Alba.
Rafael Alberti The Owl's Insomnia: Poems.
Luis Cernuda Selected Poems.
Miguel Hernandez Selected Poems.
Blas de Otero Selected Poems.
Camilo Jose Cela The Hive.
Juan Goytisolo Space in Motion.


Carles Riba Selected Poems.
J.V. Foix Selected Poems.
Joan Perucho Natural History.
Merce Rodoreda The Time of the Doves.
Pere Gimferrer Selected Poems.
Salvador Espiru La Pell de Brau: Poems.


Fernando Pessoa The Keeper of Sheep. Poems. Selected Poems. Always Astonished: Selected Prose. The Book of Disquiet.
Jorge de Sena Selected Poems.
Jose Saramago Baltasar and Blimunda.
Jose Cardoso Pires Ballad of Dog's Beach.
Sophia de Mello Breyner Selected Poems.
Eugenio de Andrade Selected Poems.


Anatole France Penguin Island. Thais.
Alain-Fournier Le Grand Meaulnes.
Marcel Proust Remembrance of Things Past (In Search of Lost Time).
Andre Gide The Immoralist. Corydon. Lafcadio's Adventures (The Caves of the Vatican). The Counterfeiters. The Journals.
Colette Collected Stories. Retreat from Love.
Georges Bataille Blue of Moon.
Louis-Ferdinand Celine Journey to the End of Night.
Rene Daumal Mount Analogue.
Jean Genet Our Lady of the Flowers. The Thief's Journal. The Balcony.
Jean Giradoux Four Plays.
Alfred Jarry Selected Works.
Jean Cocteau The Infernal Machine and Other Plays.
Guillaume Apollinaire Selected Writings
Andre Breton Poems. Manifestoes of Surrealism.
Paul Valery The Art of Poetry: Selected Writings.
Rene Char Poems.
Paul Eluard Selected Poems.
Louis Aragon Selected Poems.
Jean Giono The Horseman on the Roof.
Michel Leiris Manhood.
Raymond Radiguet Count d'Orgel's Ball
Jean-Paul Sartre No Exit. Nausea. Saint Genet. The Words. The Family Idiot: Gustave Flaubert.
Simone de Beauvoir The Second Sex.
Albert Camus The Stranger. The Plague. The Fall. The Rebel.
Henri Michaux Selected Writings
Edmond Jabes The Book of Questions
Saint-John Perse Anabasis. Birds. Exile and Other Poems.
Pierre Reverdy Selected Poems.
Tristan Tzara Seven Dada Manifestos
Max Jacob Selected Poems.
Pierre-Jean Jouve Selected Poems.
Francis Ponge Things: Selected Writings
Jacques Prevert Paroles.
Philippe Jaccotet Selected Poems.
Charles Peguy The Mystery of the Charity of Joan of Arc.
Benjamin Peret Selected Poems.
Andre Malraux The Conquerors. The Royal Way. Man's fate. Man's Hope. The Voices of Silence.
Francois Mauriac Therese. The desert of Love. the Woman of the Pharisees
Jean Anouilh Becket. Antigone. Eurydice. The Rehearsal.
Eugene Ionesco The Bald Soprano. The Chairs. The Lesson. Amedee. Victims of Duty. Rhinoceros.
Maurice Blanchot Thomas the Obscure.
Pierre Klossowski The Laws of Hospitality. The Baphomet.
Raymond Roussel Locus Solus.
Antonin Artaud Selected Writings.
Claude Levi-Strauss Tristes Tropiques.
Alain Robbe-Grillet The Voyeur. Jealousy. In the Labyrinth. The Erasers. Project for a Revolution in New York. For a New Novel.
Claude Simon The Grass. The Wind. The Flanders Road.
Marguerite Duras The Lover. Four Novels.
Robert Pinget Fable. The Libera Me Domine. That Voice.
Michel Tournier The Ogre. Friday.
Marguerite Yourcenar Coup de Grace. Memoirs of Hadrian.
Jean Follain Transparence of the World.
Yves Bonnefoy Words in Stone.


William Butler Yeats The Collected Poems. Collected Plays. A Vision. Mythologies.
George Bernard Shaw Major Critical Essays. Heartbreak House.Pygmalion. Saint Joan. Major Barbara. Back to Methuselah.
John Millington Synge Collected Plays.
Sean O'Casey Juno and the Peacock. The Plough and the Stars. The Shadow of a Gunman.
George Douglas Brown The House with the Green Shutters.
Thomas Hardy The Well-Beloved. The Woodlanders. The Return of the Native. The Mayor of Casterbridge. Far from the Madding Crowd. Tess of the d'Urbevilles. Jude the Obscure. Collected Poems.
Rudyard Kipling Kim. Collected Stories. Puck of Pook's Hill. Complete Verse.
A.E. Housman Collected Poems.
Max Beerbohm Zuleika Dobson. Seven Men and Two Others.
Joseph Conrad Lord Jim. The Secret Agent. Nostromo. Under Western Skies. Victory.
Ronald Firbank Five Novels.
Ford Madox Ford Parade's End. The Good Soldier.
W. Somerset Maugham Collected Short Stories. The Moon and Sixpence.
John Cowper Powys Wolf Solent. A Glastonbury Romance.
Saki (H.H. Munro) The Short Stories
H.G. Wells The Science Fiction Novels.
David Lindsay A Voyage to Arcturus.
Arnold Bennett The Old Wive's Tale.
Walter De la Mare Collected Poems. Memoirs of a Midget
Wilfred Owen Collected Poems
Isaac Rosenberg Collected Poems
Edward Thomas Collected Poems
Robert Graves Collected Poems. King Jesus
Edwin Muir Collected Poems
David Jones In Parenthesis. The Anathemata.
John Galsworthy The Forsyte Saga.
E.M. Forster Howard's End. A Passage to India.
Frank O'Connor Collected Stories.
D.H. Lawrence Complete Poems. Studies in Classic American Literature. Complete Short Stories. Sons and Lovers. The Rainbow. Women in Love.
Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway. To the Lighthouse. Orlando: A Biography. The Waves. Between the Acts.
James Joyce Dubliners. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Ulysses. Finnegan's Wake.
Samuel Beckett Murphy. Watt. Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable. Waiting for Godot. Endgame. Krapp's Last Tape. How It Is.
Elizabeth Bowen Collected Poems.
J.G. Farrell The Siege of Krishnapur.
Henry Green Nothing. Loving. Party Going.
Evelyn Waugh A Handful of Dust. Scoop. Vile Bodies. Put Out More Flags.
Anthony Burgess Nothing Like the Sun.
G.B. Edwards The Book of Ebenezer Le Page.
Iris Murdoch The Good Apprentice. Bruno's Dream.
Graham Greene Brighton Rock. The Heart of the Matter. The Power and the Glory.
Christopher Isherwood The Berlin Stories.
Norman Douglas South Wind.
Aldous Huxley Collected Essays. Antic Hay. Point Counter Point. Brave New World.
Lawrence Durrell The Alexandria Quartet.
William Golding Pincher Martin.
Doris Lessing The Golden Notebook
Mervyn Peake The Gormenghast Trilogy.
Jeanette Winterson The Passion.
W,H, Auden Collected Poems. The Dyer's Hand.
Roy Fuller Collected Poems.
Gavin Ewart Selected Poems.
Basil Bunting Collected Poems.
William Empson Collected Poems. Milton's God. Some Versions of Pastoral.
George Wilson Knight The Wheel of Fire.
R,S. Thomas Poems.
Frank Kermode The Sense of an Ending.
Stevie Smith Collected Poems.
F.T. Prince Collected Poems.
Philip Larkin Collected Poems.
Donald Davie Selected Poems.
Geoffrey Hill Collected Poems.
Jonathan Spence The Death of Woman Wang. The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci.
Elizabeth Jennings Selected Poems.
Keith Douglas The Complete Poems.
Hugh MacDiarmid Complete Poems.
Louis MacNeice Collected Poems.
Dylan Thomas The Poems.
Nigel Dennis Cards of Identity.
Seamus Heaney Selected Poems: 1969-1987. Field Work. Station Island.
Thomas Kinsella Peppercanister Poems.
Paul Muldoon Selected Poems.
John Montague Selected Poems.
John Arden Plays.
Joe Orton The Complete Plays.
Flann O'Brien The Dalkey Archive. The Third Policeman. 
Tom Stoppard Travesties.
Harold Pinter The Caretaker. The Homecoming.
Edward Bond The Fool. Saved.
George Orwell Collected Essays. 1984.
Edna O'Brien A Fanatic Heart.


Hugo von Hofmannsthal Poems and Verse Plays. Selected Prose. Selected Plays and Libretti.
Rainer Maria Rilke Selected Poetry. The Sonnets to Orpheus. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge...New Poems: First Part and Other Part.
Hermann Broch The Sleepwalkers. The Death of Virgil. Hugo von Holmannsthal and His Time
Georg Trakl Selected Poems
Gottfried Benn Selected Poems
Franz Kafka Amerika. The Complete Stories. The Blue Octavo Notebook. The Trial Diaries. The Castle. Parables, Fragments, Aphorisms.
Bertrolt Brecht Poems, 1913-1956. The Threepenny Opera. The Good Women of Setzuan. Mother Courage and Her Children. Galileo. The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
Arthur Schnitzler Plays and Stories
Frank Wedekind Lulu Plays. Spring Awakening.
Karl Kraus The Last Days of Mankind.
Gunter Eich Moles
Thomas Mann The Magic Mountain. Stories of Three Decades. Joseph and His Brothers. Doctor Faustus. Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man
Alfred Doblin Berlin Alexanderplatz.
Hermann Hesse The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi). Narcissus and Goldmund.
Robert Musil Young Torless. The Man Without Qualities.
Paul Celan Poems.
Thomas Bernhard Woodcutters.
Heinrich Boll Billiards at Half-Past Nine.
Ingeborg Bachmann In the Storm of Roses.
Hans Magnus Enzensberger Poems for People Who Don't Read Poems.
Walter Benjamin Illuminations.
Robert Walser Selected Stories.
Joseph Roth The Radetzky March.
Crista Wolf Cassandra.
Peter Handke Slow Homecoming.
Max Frisch I'm Not Stiller. Man in the Holocene.
Gunter Grass The Tin Drum. The Flounder.
Friedrich Durrenmatt The Visit.
Johannes Bobrowski Shadow Lands.


Anna Akhmatova Poems.
Leonid Andreyev Selected Tales
Andry Bely Petersburg.
Osip Mandelahtam Selected Poems.
Velimir Khlebnikov The King of Time.
Vladimir Mayakovsky The Bedbug and Selected Poetry.
Mikhail Bilgakov The Master and Margarita.
Mikhail Kuzmin Alexandrian Songs.
Maksim Gorky Reminiscences of Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Andreev. Autobiography.
Ivan Bunin Selected Stories.
Issac Babel Collected Stories.
Boris Pasternak Doctor Zhivago. Selected Poems.
Yury Olesha Envy.
Marina Tsvetayeva Selected Poems.
Mikhail Zoshchenko Nervous People and Other Satires.
Andrei Platonov The Foundation Pit.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. The Cancer Ward. The Gulag Archipelago. August 1914.
Joseph Brodsky A Part of Speech: Poems.


Isak Dinesen (Danish, wrote in English) Winter's Tales. Seven Gothic Tales.
Martin Andersen Nexo Pelle the Conqueror.
Knut Hamsun Hunger. Pan.
Sigrid Undset Kristin Lavransdatter
Gunnar Ekelof Guide to the Underworld
Tomas Transtromer Selected Poems.
Par Lagerkvist Barrabas.
Lars Gustafsson Selected Poems.


Ivo Andric The Bridge on the Drina.
Vasko Popa Selected Poems.
Danilo Kis A Tomb for Boris Davidovich


Karel Capek War with the Newts. R.U.R.
Vaclav Havel Largo Desolato.
Milan Kundera The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
Jaroslav Seifert Selected Poetry.
Miroslav Holub The Fly.


Bruno Schulz The Street of Crocodiles. Sanitorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass.
Czeslaw Milosz Selected Poems.
Witold Gombrowicz Three Novels.
Stanislaw Lem The Investigation. Solaris.
Zbigniew Herbert Selected Poems.
Adam Zagajewski Tremor


Attila Jozsef Perched on Nothing's Branch.
Ferenc Juhasz Selected Poems.
Laszlo Nemeth Guilt.


C.P. Cavafy Collected Poems.
George Seferis Collected Poems.
Nikos Kazantzakis The Greek Passion. The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel.
Yannos Ritsos Exile and Return.
Odysseas Elytis What I Love: Selected Poems.
Angelos Sikelianos Selected Poems.


Sholem Aleichem Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories. The Nightingale.
Mendele Mokher Seforim The Travels and Adventures of Benjamin the Third.
I.L. Peretz Selected Stories.
Jacob Glatstein Selected Poems.
Moshe-Leib Halpern Selected Poems
H. Leivick (Levick Halpern) Selected Poems.
Israel Joshua Singer The Brothers Askenazi. Yoshe Kalb.
Chaim Grade The Yeshiva.
S. Ansky The Dybbuk.
Mani Leib Selected Poems.
Sholem Asch East River.
Isaac Bashevis Singer Collected Stories. In My Father's Court. The Manor. The Estate. The Family Moskat. Satan in Goray.


Hayyim Nahman Bialik Shirot Bialik: The Epic Poems.
S.Y. Agnon In the Heart of the Seas. Twenty-One Stories.
Aharon Appelfeld The Immortal Bartyss. Badenheim 1939.
Yaakov Shabtai Past Continuous
Yehuda Amichai Selected Poetry. Travels.
A.B. Yehoshua A Late Divorce.
Amos Oz A Perfect Peace.
T. Carmi At the Stone of Losses.
Nathan Zach Selected Poems.
dalia Ravikovitch A Dress of Fire.
Dan Pagis Selected Poems.
David Shahar The Palace of Shattered Vessels.
David Grossman See Under: Love.
Yoram Kaniuk His Daughter.


Najiib Mahfuz Midaq Alley. Fountain and Tomb. Miramar.
Adunis Selected Poems.
Mahmud Darwish The Music of Human Flesh.
Taha Husayn An Egyptian Childhood.


Ruben Dario Selected Poetry.
Jorge Luis Borges The Aleph and Other Stories. Dreamtigers (The Maker). Ficciones. Labyrinths. A Personal Anthology.
Alejo Carpentier Explosion in a Cathedral. The Lost Steps. Reasons of State. The Kingdom of This World.
Guillermo Cabrera Anfante Three Trapped Tigers. View of Dawn in the Tropics.
Severo Sarduy Maitreya.
Reinaldo Arenas The Ill-Fated Peregrinations of Fray Sevando.
Pablo Neruda Canto General. Resistance on Earth. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. Fully Empowered. Selected Poems.
Nicolas Guillen Selected Poems.
Octavio Paz The Collected Poems. The Labyrinth of Solitude.
Cesar Vallejo Selected Poems. Spain, Take This Cup from Me.
Miguel Angel Asturias Men of Maize.
Jose Lezama Lima Paradiso.
Jose Donoso The Obscene Bird of Flight.
Julio Cortazar Hopscotch. All Fires the Fire. Blow-Up and Other Stories.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude. Love in the Time of Colera.
Mario Vargas Llosa The War of the End of the World.
Carlos Fuentes A Change of Skin. Terra Nostra.
Carlos Drummond de Andrade Travelling in the Family.


C.L.R. James The Black Jacobins. The Future in the Present.
V.S. Naipaul A Bend in the River. A House for Mr. Biswas.
Derek Walcott Collected Poems.
Wilson Harris The Guyana Quartet.
Michael Thelwell The Harder They Come.
Aime Cesaire Collected Poetry.


Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart. Arrow of God. No Longer at Ease.
Wole Soyinka A Dance of the Forest.
Amos Tutola The Palm-Wine Drinkard and His Dead Palm-Wine Tapster in the Dead's Town.
Christopher Okigbo Labyrinths, with Path of Thunder.
John Pepper Clark Casualties: Poems.
Ayi K. Armah The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born.
Wa Thiong'o Ngugi A Grain of Wheat.
Gabriel Okara The Fisherman's Invocation.
Nadime Gordimer Collected Stories.
J.M. Coetzee Foe.
Athol Fugard A Lesson from Aloes.
Leopold S. Senghor Selected Poems.


R.K. Narayan The Guide
Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Heat and Dust


Malcolm Lowry Under the Volcano.
Robertson Davies The Deptford Trilogy. The Rebel Angels.
Alice Munro Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You.
Northrop Frye Fables of Identity.
Anne Hebert Selected Poems.
Jay Macpherson Poems Twice Told.
Margaret Atwood Surfacing.
Daryl Hine Selected Poems.


Miles (Stella) Franklin My Brilliant Career.
Katherine Mansfield The Short Stories.
A.D. Hope Collected Poems.
Patrick White Riders in the Chariot. A Fringe of Leaves. Voss.
Christina Stead The Man Who Loved Children.
Judith Wright Selected Poems.
Les A. Murray The Rabbiter's Bounty: Collected Poems.
Thomas Keneally The Playmaker. Schindler's List.
David Malouf An Imaginary Life.
Kevin Hart Peniel and Other Poems.
Peter Carey Oscar and Lucinda. Illywhacker.


Edward Arlington Robinson Selected Poems.
Robert Frost The Poetry
Edith Wharton Collected Short Stories. The Age of Innocence. Ethan Frome. The House of Mirth. The Custom of the Country.
Willa Cather My Antonia. The Professor's House. A Lost Lady.
Gertrude Stein Three Lives. The Geographical History of America. The Making of Americans. Tender Buttons.
Wallace Stevens Collected Poems. The Necessary Angel. Opus Posthumous. The Palm at the End of the Mind.
Vachel Lindsay Collected Poems.
Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology.
Theodore Dreiser Sister Carrie. An American Tragedy.
Sherwood Anderson Winesburg, Ohio. Death in the Woods and Other Stories.
Sinclair Lewis Babbit. It Can't Happen Here.
Elinor Wylie Last Poems.
William Carlos Williams Spring and All. Paterson. Collected Poems.
Ezra Pound Personae: Collected Poems. The Cantos. Literary Essays.
Robinson Jeffers Selected Poems.
Marianne Moore Complete Poems.
Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) Selected Poems.
John Crowe Ransom Selected Poems.
T.S. Eliot The Complete Poems and Plays. Selected essays.
Katherine Anne Porter Collected Stories.
Jean Toomer Cane.
John Dos Passos U.S.A.
Conraid Aiken Collected Poems.
Eugene O'Neill Lazarus Laughed. The Iceman Cometh. Long Day's Journey into Night.
e.e. cummings Complete Poems.
John B. Wheelwright Collected Poems.
Robert Fitzgerald Spring Shade: Poems.
Louise Brogan The Blue Estuaries: Selected Poems.
Leonie Adams Poems: A Selection.
Hart Crane Complete Poems and Selected Letters and Prose.
Allen Tate Collected Poems.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Babylon Revisited and Other Stories. The Great Gatsby. Tender Is the Night.
William Faulkner As I Lay Dying. Sanctuary. Light in August. Absalom, Absalom! The Sound and the Fury. The Wild Palms. The Collected Stories. The Hamlet.
Ernest hemingway Complete Short Stories. A Farewell to Arms. The Sun Also rises. The Garden of Eden.
John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath.
Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Nathanael West Miss Lonelyhearts. A Cool Million. The Day of the Locust.
Richard Wright Native Son. Black Boy.
Eudora Welty Collected Stories. Delta Wedding. The Robber Bridegroom. The Ponder Heart.
Langston Hughes Selected Poems. The Big Sea. I Wonder As I Wander.
Edmund Wilson The Shores of Light. Patriotic Gore.
Kenneth Burke Counter-Statement. A Rhetoric of Motives.
Joseph Mitchell Up in the Old Hotel.
Abraham Cahan The Rise of David Levinsky.
Kay Boyle Three Short Novels.
Ellen Glasgow Barren Ground. Vein of Iron.
John P. Marquand H.M. Pullham, Esq.
John O'Hara Collected Stories. Appointment in Samarra.
Henry Roth Call It Sleep.
Thornton Wilder Three Plays.
Robert Penn Warren All the King's Men. World Enough and Time. Selected Poems.
Delmore Schwartz Selected Poems. Summer Knowledge.
Weldon Kees Collected Poems.
Elizabeth Bishop The Complete Poems.
John Berryman Collected Poems.
Paul Bowles The Sheltering Sky.
Randall Jarell Complete Poems.
Charles Olson The Maximus Poems. Collected Poems.
Robert Hayden Collected Poems.
Robert Lowell Collected Poems.
Theodore Roethke Collected Poems. Straw for the Fire.
James Agee Permit Me Voyage. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (with Walker Evans)
Jean Garrigue Selected Poems.
May Swenson New & Selected Things Taking Place. In Other Words.
Robert Duncan Bending the Bow.
Richard Wilbur New and collected Poems.
Richard Eberhart Collected Poems.
M.B. Tolson Harlem Gallery.
Kenneth Koch Seasons on Earth.
Frank O'Hara Selected Poems.
James Schuyler Collected Poems.
James Baldwin The Price of a Ticket.
Saul Bellow Seize the Day. The Adventures of Augie Narch. Herzog.
John Cheever The Stories. Bullet Park.
Ralph Ellison Invisible Man.
Truman Capote In Cold Blood.
Carson McCullers The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.
Flannery O'Connor Complete Stories. The Violent Bear It Away. Wise Blood.
Vladimir Nabokov Lolita. Pale Fire.
Gore Vidal Myra Breckinridge. Lincoln.
William Styron The Long March.
J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye. Nine Stories.
Wright Morris Ceremony in Lone Tree.
Bernard Malamud The Stories. The Fixer.
Norman Mailer Advertisements for Myself. The Executioner's Song. Ancient Evenings.
John Hawkes The Cannibal. Second Skin.
William Gaddis The Recognitions.
Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie. A Streetcar Named Desire. Summer and Smoke.
Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman.
Edwin Justus Mayer Children of Darkness
Harold Brodkey Stories in an Almost Classical mode.
Ursula K. Le Guin The Left Hand of Darkness.
Raymond Carver Where I'm Calling From.
Robert Coover Spanking the Maid.
Don DeLillo White Noise. Libra. Runnning Dog. Mao II.
John Crowley Little, Big. Aegypt. Love and Sleep.
Guy Davenport Tatlin!
James Dickey The Early Motion. The Central Motion.
E.L. Doctorow The Book of Daniel. World's Fair.
Stanley Elkin The Living End.
William H. Gass In the Heart of the Heart of the Country. Omensetter's Luck.
Russell Hoban Riddley Walker.
Denis Johnson Angels. Fiskaroro. Jesus' Son.
Cormac McCarthy Blood Meridian. Suttree. Child of God. 
William Kennedy Ironweed. The Albany Cycle.
Toni Morrison Song of Solomon.
Gloria Naylor The Women of Brewster Place.
Joyce Carol Oates Them.
Walker Percy The Moviegoer.
Grace Paley The Little Disturbances of Man.
Thomas Pynchon V. The Crying of Lot 49. Gravity's Rainbow.
Cynthia Ozick Envy, or Yiddish in America. The Messiah of Stockholm.
Ishmael Reed Mumbo Jumbo.
Philip Roth Portnoy's Complaint. My Life as a Man. Zuckerman Bound: A Trilogy and Epilogue. The Counterlife. Patrimony. Operation Shylock.
James Salter Solo Faces. Light Years.
Robert Stone Dog Soldiers. A Flag for Sunrise.
John Barth The Floating Opera. The End of the Road. The Sot-Weed Factor.
Walter Abish Alphabetical Africa. How German Is It. Eclipse Fever. I Am the Dust Under Your Feet.
Donald Barthelme Forty Stories. The Dead Father.
Thomas M. Disch On Wings of Song.
Paul Theroux The Mosquito Coast.
John Updike The Witches of Eastwick.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Cat's Cradle.
Edmund White Forgetting Elena. Nocturnes for the King of Naples.
James McCourt Time Remaining.
James Wilcox Modern Baptists.
A.R. Ammons Collected Poems. Selected Longer Poems. Sphere: The Form of the Nation.
John Ashbery The Double Dream of Spring. Houseboat Days. Selected Poems. Flow Chart. Hotel Lautreamont. And the Stars Were Shining.
David Mamet American Buffalo. Speed-the-Plow.
David Rabe Streamers.
Sam Shepard Seven Plays. 
August Wilson Fences. Joe Turner's Come and Gone.
Anthony Hecht Collected earlier Poems.
Edgar Bowers Living Together: New and Selected Poems.
Donald Justice Selected Poems.
James Merrill From the First Nine. The Changing Light at Sandover.
W.S. Merwin Selected Poems.
James Wright Above the River: The Complete Poems.
Galway Kinnell Selected Poems.
Philip Levine Selected Poems.
Irving Feldman New and Selected Poems.
Donald Hall The One Day. Old and New poems.
Alvin Feinman Poems.
Richard Howard Untitled Subjects. Findings.
John Hollander Reflections on Espionage. Selected Poetry. Tesserae.
Gary Snyder No Nature: New and Selected Poems.
Charles Simic Selected Poems.
Mark Strand Selected Poems. The Continuous Life. Dark Harbor.
Charles Wright The World of the Ten Thousand Things.
Jay Wright Dimensions of History. The Double Invention of Komo. Selected Poems. Elaine's Book. Boleros.
Amy Clampitt Westward.
Allen Grossman The Ether Dome and Other Poems: New and Selected.
Howard Moss New Selected Poems.
James Applewhite River Writing: An Echo Journal.
J.D. McClatchy The Rest of the Way.
Alfred Corn A Call in the Midst of the Crowd.
Douglas Crase The Revisionist.
Rita Dove Selected Poems.
Thylias Moss Small Congregations: New and Selected Poems.
Edward Hirsch Earthly Measures.
Tony Kushner Angels in America.