Monday, February 16, 2009

List-o-Phile Monday

Last week we began the list of books REMOVED from the 1,0001 Books You must Read Before You Die 2008 edition. These are books that made the ’06 edition but for whatever reason (I think in some cases very questionable reasons), they were taken off to make room for the new books.

The list that I posted last week were all fairly recent works. Now we’re starting to get into the more important removals…the ones that don’t make sense. The ones where they start chopping William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf off at the knees.

The first 100 books removed

As always, list is in reverse chronological order and red (or a link) indicates that I've read it.
  1. Foe – J.M. Coetzee
  2. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson
  3. A Maggot – John Fowles
  4. Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
  5. Old Masters – Thomas Bernhard
  6. Queer – William Burroughs
  7. Worstward Ho – Samuel Beckett
  8. Fools of Fortune – William Trevor
  9. The Diary of Jane Somers – Doris Lessing
  10. The Newton Letter – John Banville
  11. Concrete – Thomas Bernhard
  12. The Names – Don DeLillo
  13. The Comfort of Strangers – Ian McEwan
  14. Rites of Passage – William Golding
  15. City Primeval – Elmore Leonard
  16. Shikasta – Doris Lessing
  17. The Safety Net – Heinrich Böll
  18. The World According to Garp – John Irving
  19. Yes – Thomas Bernhard
  20. The Passion of New Eve – Angela Carter
  21. Petals of Blood – Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
  22. Ratner’s Star – Don DeLillo
  23. The Public Burning – Robert Coover
  24. Amateurs – Donald Barthelme
  25. Grimus – Salman Rushdie
  26. High Rise – J.G. Ballard
  27. Dead Babies – Martin Amis
  28. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – John Le Carré
  29. Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
  30. The Black Prince – Iris Murdoch
  31. Sula – Toni Morrison
  32. The Breast – Philip Roth
  33. The Wild Boys – William Burroughs
  34. The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark
  35. The Ogre – Michael Tournier
  36. Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick – Peter Handke
  37. Mercier et Camier – Samuel Beckett
  38. Troubles – J.G. Farrell
  39. The Atrocity Exhibition – J.G. Ballard
  40. The Green Man – Kingsley Amis
  41. The Nice and the Good – Iris Murdoch
  42. Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid – Malcolm Lowry
  43. Chocky – John Wyndham
  44. The Cubs and Other Stories – Mario Vargas Llosa
  45. The Joke – Milan Kundera
  46. A Man Asleep – Georges Perec
  47. The Birds Fall Down – Rebecca West
  48. Trawl – B.S. Johnson
  49. August is a Wicked Month – Edna O’Brien
  50. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
  51. Come Back, Dr. Caligari – Donald Bartholme
  52. Albert Angelo – B.S. Johnson
  53. The Collector – John Fowles
  54. The Drowned World – J.G. Ballard
  55. The Violent Bear it Away – Flannery O’Connor
  56. How It Is – Samuel Beckett
  57. Our Ancestors – Italo Calvino
  58. Henderson the Rain King – Saul Bellow
  59. Memento Mori – Muriel Spark
  60. Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris – Paul Gallico
  61. The End of the Road – John Barth
  62. The Wonderful “O” – James Thurber
  63. Seize the Day – Saul Bellow
  64. A World of Love – Elizabeth Bowen
  65. Self Condemned – Wyndham Lewis
  66. The Unnamable – Samuel Beckett
  67. Watt – Samuel Beckett
  68. The Adventures of Augie March – Saul Bellow
  69. The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson
  70. The Third Man – Graham Greene
  71. The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene
  72. The Victim – Saul Bellow
  73. Cannery Row – John Steinbeck
  74. The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford
  75. Ficciones – Jorge Luis Borges
  76. Caught – Henry Green
  77. Go Down, Moses – William Faulkner
  78. The Poor Mouth – Flann O’Brien
  79. Hangover Square – Patrick Hamilton
  80. Between the Acts – Virginia Woolf
  81. The Hamlet – William Faulkner
  82. Farewell My Lovely – Raymond Chandler
  83. Party Going – Henry Green
  84. Coming Up for Air – George Orwell
  85. Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller
  86. After the Death of Don Juan – Sylvie Townsend Warner
  87. The Years – Virginia Woolf
  88. The Revenge for Love – Wyndham Lewis
  89. To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway
  90. Wild Harbour – Ian MacPherson
  91. The House in Paris – Elizabeth Bowen
  92. England Made Me – Graham Greene
  93. Burmese Days – George Orwell
  94. Threepenny Novel – Bertolt Brecht
  95. Novel With Cocaine – M. Ageyev
  96. A Handful of Dust – Evelyn Waugh
  97. A Scots Quair (Sunset Song) – Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  98. The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett
  99. Cakes and Ale – W. Somerset Maugham
  100. Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh

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