Nick Potter’s “Literary Pillars”

  1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  2. All Fall Down – Mary Caponegro
  3. A Prank of Georges – Thalia Field & Abigail Lang
  4. As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
  5. Asterios Polyp – David Mazzucchelli
  6. At Swim-Two-Birds – Flann O’Brien
  7. Autumn of the Patriarch – Garbriel García Márquez
  8. Berg – Ann Quin
  9. Big Questions – Anders Nilsen
  10. Bone – Jeff Smith
  11. Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  12. Dies: a Sentence – Vanessa Place
  13. Epileptic – David B.
  14. Europeana – Patrik Ourdenik
  15. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater – Kurt Vonnegut
  16. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
  17. Hey, Wait… – Jason
  18. Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino
  19. Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
  20. Jimmy Corrigan – Chris Ware
  21. Labyrinths – Jorge Luis Borges
  22. Memories of My Father Watching T.V. – Curtis White
  23. Minor Angels – Antoine Volodine
  24. Molloy – Samuel Beckett
  25. Motorman – David Ohle
  26. Pedro Páramo – Juan Rulfo
  27. 60 Stories – Donald Barthelme
  28. Sleepers Awake – Kenneth Patchen
  29. Souls of the Labadie Tract – Susan Howe
  30. Stories in the Worst Way – Gary Lutz
  31. Take Five – D. Keith Mano
  32. Tender Buttons – Gertrude Stein
  33. The Age of Wire and String – Ben Marcus
  34. The Art Lover – Carole Maso
  35. The BFG – Roald Dahl
  36. The Dead Father – Donald Barthelme
  37. The Epileptic Bicycle – Edward Gorey
  38. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  39. The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy, Gentleman – Lawrence Stern
  40. The Log of the SS Mrs Unguentine – Stanley Crawford
  41. The Magic Kingdom – Stanley Elkin
  42. The People of Paper – Salvador Plascencia
  43. The Regular Man – Dina Kelberman
  44. The Stranger – Albert Camus
  45. The Third Policeman – Flann O’Brien
  46. The Tin Drum – Günter Grass
  47. The Wavering Knife – Brian Evenson
  48. Ulysses – James Joyce
  49. Underworld – Don DeLillo
  50. Wittgenstein’s Mistress – David Markson
  51. Editor’s Note: This list is part of Big Other’s Tribute to William H. Gass’s 88th Birthday.

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