43 Books Recommended by George Saunder


George Saunders is an American writer of short stories, essays, novellas, children’s books, and a novel. His writing is influenced by Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Pynchon, John Updike and John Steinbeck.

1. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess


2. A Collection of Essays by George Orwell


3. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole


4. A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov


5. Airships by Barry Hannah


6. All the King’s Men (Restored Edition) by Robert Penn Warren


7. Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney


8. Cannery Row (Steinbeck Centennial Edition (1902–2002)) by John Steinbeck


9. Cathedral: Stories by Raymond Carver


10. Children of Light by Robert Stone


11. Dead Souls (Wordsworth Classics) by Nikolai Gogol


12. Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak


13. Dos Passos: U.S.A. : The 42nd Parallel; 1919; The Big Money by John Dos Passos


14. Dubliners by James Joyce


15. Edie: American Girl by Jean Stein


16. Europeana: A Brief History of the Twentieth Century by Patrik Ourednik


17. Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor


18. Hadji Murat by Leo Tolstoy


19. I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabal


20. In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway


21. Ironweed by William Kennedy


22. Joel Sternfeld: American Prospects by Joel Sternfeld


23. Johnny Tremain by Esther Hoskins Forbes


24. Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Celine


25. Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life by Thomas Wolfe


26. Omon Ra by Victor Pelevin


27. One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko by Mike Royko


28. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow


29. Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy


30. Senselessness by Horacio Castellanos Moya


31. Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey


32. The Age of Wire and String by Ben Marcus


33. The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose by Alice Munro


34. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison


35. The Bushwhacked Piano by Thomas McGuane


36. The Coast of Chicago by Stuart Dybek


37. The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel by Isaac Babel


38. The Dead Father by Donald Barthelme


39. The Groucho Letters: Letters from and to Groucho Marx by Groucho Marx


40. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne


41. Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writing of Daniil Kharms by Daniil Kharms


42. Twilight of the Superheroes: Stories by Deborah Eisenberg


43. Visions of Gerard: A Novel by Jack Kerouac



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