Patrick White
A sweeping tale of a love affair between the explorer Voss and the young orphan, Laura, unfolds in the pages of Patrick White’s masterpiece. As Voss emarks on his treacherous journey across the unforgiving Australian wilderness, facing numerous trials, ha
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The three-volume novel The Aesthetics of Resistance is the crowning achievement of Peter Weiss. This first volume was initially published in Germany in 1975.
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Cormac McCarthy
Blood Meridian
An epic tale and a brilliant novel that subverts the conventions of the Western genre and the mythology of the Wild West, portraying the violence and depravity that were present during America's westward expansion.
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Fernando Del Paso
Palinuro of Mexico
Telling the story of a medical medical student who's engaged in an incestuous affair with his cousin, the novel satirizes advertising, politics, pornography, and mythology, while at the same time celebrating the body. A masterwork of 20th century lit!
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Camilo Jose Cela
The Hive
The novel, set in Madrid in 1943 after the Spanish Civil War, explores the poverty and dissatisfaction in Spain through the eyes of various fictional characters. A virtuosic group portrait of a wounded and sick society.
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Andrey Bely
Considered Andrei Bely’s masterpiece, Petersburg, is a pioneering modernist novel, ranked in importance alongside Ulysses, The Metamorphosis, and In Search of Lost Time.
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A classic of French modernism that portrays a Parisian scene in ninety-nine unique ways.
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