52 Books Recommended by Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham (born November 6, 1952) is an American novelist and screenwriter. He is best known for his 1998 novel The Hours, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1999. His new novel, The Snow Queen, will be published in May of 2014. He lives in New York, and teaches at Yale University.

1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

2. Being Dead: A Novel by Jim Crace

3. Birds of America: Stories by Lorrie Moore

4. Cathedral: Stories by Raymond Carver

5. Death in Venice and Seven Other Stories by Thomas Mann

6. Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany

7. Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

8. Dubliners by James Joyce

9. Enduring Love by Ian McEwan

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

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11. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler

12. Glass, Irony and God by Anne Carson

13. Howl and Other Poems (The Pocket Poets Series, Number Four) by Allen Ginsberg

14. I Lost It at the Movies: Film Writings 1954–1965 by Pauline Kael

15. In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories by Delmore Schwartz

16. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

17. Laws for Creations by Walt Whitman

18. Lectures on Literature by Vladimir Nabokov

19. Light Years by James Salter

20. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

21. Mona Lisa Overdrive (Bantam Spectra Book) by William Gibson

22. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

23. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

24. Open Secrets by Alice Munro

25. Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet

26. Pastoralia by George Saunders

27. Peaceable Kingdom: Stories by Francine Prose

28. Rabbit is Rich by John Updike

29. Rumi: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstacy and Longing by Jalaluddin Rumi

30. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery

31. Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance With Death by Kurt Vonnegut

32. Solaris by Stanislaw Lem

33. Stories in an Almost Classical Mode by Harold Brodkey

34. The Child, the Family, and the Outside World by D.W. Winnicott

35. The Death of Ivan Ilyich, and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy

36. The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer

37. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

38. The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor by Flannery O’Connor

39. The Kingdom of Ordinary Time by Marie Howe

40. The Little Disturbances of Man by Grace Paley

41. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

42. The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker

43. The Pillow Book by Sei Shonagon

44. The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers by Henry James

45. The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno Bettelheim

46. The White Album by Joan Didion

47. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

48. Train Dreams by Denis Johnson

49. Two Lives : Reading Turgenev and My House In Umbria by William Trevor

50. Ulysses (The Complete and Unabridged Text, as Corrected and Reset in 1961) by James Joyce

51. White Noise by Don DeLillo

52. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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52 Books Recommended by Michael Cunningham

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