Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Le Monde's 100 Books of the CenturyFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe 100 Books of the Century is a grading of the books considered as the hundred best of the 20th century, drawn up in the spring of 1999 through a poll conducted by the French retailer Fnac and the Paris newspaper Le Monde.Starting from a preliminary list of 200 titles created by bookshops and journalists, 17,000 French voted by responding to the question, "Which books have stayed in your memory?" (« Quels livres sont restés dans votre mémoire ? »).[1]The list of acclaimed titles mixes great novels with poetry and theatre, as well as the comic strip. The first fifty works on the list were the subject of an essay by Frédéric Beigbeder, The Last Inventory Before Liquidation, in which he notably drew attention to its French-centred character.
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#    Title    A
uthor    Year    Language    Country
1    The Str
anger
The Outs
ider    Albert Camus    1942    French    Algeria, 
France2    Remembrance of Things Past    Marcel Proust    1913–1927    French    France
3   
 The Trial    Franz Kafka    1925    German    Austria-Hungary, Czechoslovakia
4    The Li
ttle Prince    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry    1943    French    France
5   
 Man's Fate    André Malraux    1933    French    France
6   
 Journey to the End of the Night    Louis-Ferdinand Céline    1932    French    France
7   
 The Grapes of Wrath    John Steinbeck    1939    English    USA
8    For Whom the Bell Tolls    Ernest Hemingway    1940    English    USA
9    Le Grand Meaulnes    Alain-Fournier    1913    French    France
1
0    Froth on the Daydream    Boris Vian    1947    French    France
1
1    The Second Sex    Simone de Beauvoir    1949    French    France
1
2    Waiting for Godot    Samuel Beckett    1952    French, English    Ireland, France13    Being and Nothingness    Jean-Paul Sartre    1943    French    France
1
4    The Name of the Rose    Umberto Eco    1980    Italian    Italy
15   
 The Gulag Archipelago    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn    1973    Russian    Soviet Union
16    Parol
es    Jacques Prévert    1946    French    France
1
7    Alcools    Guillaume Apollinaire    1913    French    France
1
8    The Blue Lotus    Hergé    1936    French    Belgium19    The Diary of a Young Girl    Anne Frank    1947    Dutch    Germany, 
Netherlands
20    Trist
es Tropiques    Claude Lévi-Strauss    1955    French    France
2
1    Brave New World    Aldous Huxley    1932    English    UK
22    Nineteen Eighty-Four    George Orwell    1949    English    UK
23    Asterix the Gaul    René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo    1959    French    France
2
4    The Bald Soprano    Eugène Ionesco    1952    French, Romanian    Romania, 
France25    Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality    Sigmund Freud    1905    German    Austria26    The Abyss
Zeno of Bruges    Marguerite Yourcenar    1968    French    France, Belgium27    Lolita    Vladimir Nabokov    1955    English, Russian    Russia, USA
28    
Ulysses    James Joyce    1922    English    Ireland
29    The Tartar Steppe    Dino Buzzati    1940    Italian    Italy
30   
 The Counterfeiters    André Gide    1925    French    France
3
1    The Horseman on the Roof    Jean Giono    1951    French    France
3
2    Belle du Seigneur    Albert Cohen    1968    French    Greece, S
witzerland
33    One H
undred Years of Solitude    Gabriel García Márquez    1967    Spanish    Colombia
34    The S
ound and the Fury    William Faulkner    1929    English    USA
35    Thérèse Desqueyroux    François Mauriac    1927    French    France
3
6    Zazie in the Metro    Raymond Queneau    1959    French    France
3
7    Confusion of Feelings    Stefan Zweig    1927    German    Austria38    Gone with the Wind    Margaret Mitchell    1936    English    USA
39    Lady Chatterley's Lover    D. H. Lawrence    1928    English    UK
40    The Magic Mountain    Thomas Mann    1924    German    Germany41    Bonjour Tristesse    Françoise Sagan    1954    French    France
4
2    Le Silence de la mer    Vercors    1942    French    France
4
3    Life: A User's Manual    Georges Perec    1978    French    France
4
4    The Hound of the Baskervilles    Arthur Conan Doyle    1901–1902    English    UK
45    Under the Sun of Satan    Georges Bernanos    1926    French    France
4
6    The Great Gatsby    F. Scott Fitzgerald    1925    English    USA
47    The Joke    Milan Kundera    1967    Czech    Czechoslovakia, France48    A Ghost at Noon
Contempt   
 Alberto Moravia    1954    Italian    Italy
49   
 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd    Agatha Christie    1926    English    UK
50    Nadja    André Breton    1928    French    France
5
1    Aurelien    Louis Aragon    1944    French    France
5
2    The Satin Slipper    Paul Claudel    1929    French    France
5
3    Six Characters in Search of an Author    Luigi Pirandello    1921    Italian    Italy
54   
 The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui    Bertolt Brecht    1959    German    Germany55    Friday    Michel Tournier    1967    French    France
5
6    The War of the Worlds    H. G. Wells    1898    English    UK
57     If This Is a Man
 Surviva
in Auschwitz    Primo Levi    1947    Italian    Italy
58   
 The Lord of the Rings    J. R. R. Tolkien    1954–1955    English    Orange Fr
ee State, UK
59    L
es Vrilles de la vigne (French)[Never translated: The Tendrils of the Vine] [2]    Colette    1908    French    France
6
0    Capital of Pain    Paul Éluard    1926    French    France
6
1    Martin Eden    Jack London    1909    English    USA
62    Ballad of the Salt Sea    Hugo Pratt    1967    Italian    Italy
63   
 Writing Degree Zero    Roland Barthes    1953    French    France
6
4    The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum    Heinrich Böll    1974    German    Germany65    The Opposing Shore    Julien Gracq    1951    French    France
6
6    The Order of Things    Michel Foucault    1966    French    France
6
7    On the Road    Jack Kerouac    1957    English    USA
68    The Wonderful Adventures of Nils    Selma Lagerlöf    1906–1907    Swedish    Sweden
6
9    A Room of One's Own    Virginia Woolf    1929    English    UK
70    The Martian Chronicles    Ray Bradbury    1950    English    USA
71    The Ravishing of Lol Stein    Marguerite Duras    1964    French    France
7
2    The Interrogation    J. M. G. Le Clézio    1963    French    France
7
3    Tropisms    Nathalie Sarraute    1939    French    Russia, F
rance74    Journal, 1887–1910    Jules Renard    1925    French    France
7
5    Lord Jim    Joseph Conrad    1900    English    Russian E
mpire, UK
76    É
crits    Jacques Lacan    1966    French    France
7
7    The Theatre and its Double    Antonin Artaud    1938    French    France
7
8    Manhattan Transfer    John Dos Passos    1925    English    USA
79    Ficciones    Jorge Luis Borges    1944    Spanish    Argentina
80    Moravagine    Blaise Cendrars    1926    French    France, Switzerland
81    The G
eneral of the Dead Army    Ismail Kadare    1963    Albanian, French    Albania82    Sophie's Choice    William Styron    1979    English    USA
83    Gypsy Ballads    Federico García Lorca    1928    Spanish    Spain
84   
 The Strange Case of Peter the Lett    Georges Simenon    1931    French    Belgium85    Our Lady of the Flowers    Jean Genet    1944    French    France
8
6    The Man Without Qualities    Robert Musil    1930–1932    German    Austria87    Furor and Mystery    René Char    1948    French    France
8
8    The Catcher in the Rye    J. D. Salinger    1951    English    USA
89    No Orchids For Miss Blandish    James Hadley Chase    1939    English    UK
90    Blake and Mortimer    Edgar P. Jacobs    1950    French    Belgium91    The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge    Rainer Maria Rilke    1910    German    Austria-Hungary, Switzerland
92    Secon
d Thoughts    Michel Butor    1957    French    France
9
3     The Burden of Our Time
 The Ori
gins of Totalitarianism    Hannah Arendt    1951    English, German    Germany, 
USA
94    
The Master and Margarita    Mikhail Bulgakov    1967    Russian    Soviet Union
95    The R
osy Crucifixion    Henry Miller    1949–1960    English    USA
96    The Big Sleep    Raymond Chandler    1939    English    USA
97    Amers    Saint-John Perse    1957    French    France
9
8    Gaston
Gomer Goof    André Franquin    1957    French    Belgium99    Under the Volcano    Malcolm Lowry    1947    English    UK
100    Midnight's Children    Salman Rushdie    1981    English    India, UK


Sincerely, Emma

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