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Greg Hunter’s “Literary Pillars”

Hamlet, William Shakespeare
“White Nights,” Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dubliners, James Joyce
Look Homeward Angel, Thomas Wolfe
Red Harvest, Dashiell Hammett
Ulysses, James Joyce
The Third Policeman, Flann O’Brien
Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor
Nine Stories, J. D. Salinger
A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Flannery O’Connor
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
Molly/Malone Dies/The Unnameable, Samuel Beckett
Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury
Mythologies, Roland Barthes
Pnin, Vladimir Nabokov
A Separate Peace, John Knowles
Catch-22, Joseph Heller
D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, Ingri d’Aulaire, Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
Pale Fire, Vladimir Nabokov
The Talented Mister Ripley/Ripley Under Ground/Ripley’s Game, Patricia Highsmith
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark
The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
The Amazing Spider-Man #1-38, Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin
Bande à part, Jean-Luc Godard
Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick et al.
Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
If on a winter’s night a traveler, Italo Calvino
Blade Runner, Ridley Scott et al.
Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy
Let it Be, The Replacements
Paris, Texas, Wim Wenders, L.M. Kit Carson, Sam Shepard
“The Death of Speedy,” Jaime Hernandez
Batman: Year One, Frank Miller and David Mazzuccelli
The Kids in the Hall
The Simpsons
Twin Peaks
Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, David Foster Wallace
Assorted superhero comics, Grant Morrison
The Acme Novelty Library series, Chris Ware
Unlikely, Jeffrey Brown
“Cecil and Jordan in New York,” Gabrielle Bell
Remainder, Tom McCarthy
Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell
Skippy Dies, Paul Murray

Editor’s Note: This list is part of Big Other’s Tribute to William H. Gass’s 88th Birthday.

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