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Below are American writer George Saunders’ favorite books.

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Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet by William Shakespeare Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most popular, and most puzzling, play. It follows the form of a “revenge tragedy,” in which the hero, Hamlet, seeks vengeance ag
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Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts by Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts by Samuel Beckett From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny Left Bank Theatre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment among American and British aud
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Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, interned teenagers, and moral fables—all in this hilarious and heartbreaking collection from an author hailed as the heir to Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon. "The first thing you ought to know is that Saunders is the funniest writer in America... [But] Saunders's laughs are a cover, a diversion, beneath which reside some profoundly serious intentions regarding the morality of how we live and hte power of love and immanent death to transform us into vastly better creatures... I can't think of another writer who would try to do what Saunders is doing, or anything close to it. This is an important book."—The Nation "Saunders is a hilarious, wicked, and pitch-perfect satirist of our times, of course, but for a satirist he has a whole lot of heart."—Esquire

In Persuasion Nation by George Saunders Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, interned teenagers, and moral fables—all in this hilarious and heartbreaking collecti
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Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman

Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman was judged so dangerous in the Soviet Union that not only the manuscript but the ribbons on which it had been typed were confiscated b
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Red Cavalry and Other Stories by Isaac Babel

Red Cavalry and Other Stories by Isaac Babel One of the most powerful short-story writers of the twentieth century, Isaac Babel expressed his sense of inner conflict through disturbing tales that expl
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The Portable Chekhov

The Portable Chekhov The Portable Chekhov includes 28 stories from Chekhov, including: The Man in the Shell; Goosberries; The Darling; and The Lady With the Pet Dog. A selection of letters is also in
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The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol

The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol When Pushkin first read some of the stories in The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol, he declared himself “amazed.”  “Here is real gaiety,”
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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison In The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown
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Hadji Murat by Leo Tolstoy

Hadji Murat by Leo Tolstoy Hadji Murat is Leo Tolstoy’s final work—a gripping novella about the struggle between the Muslim Chechens and their inept occupiers—is a powerful moral fable for our t
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Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak was first published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet/ph
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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece. John Kennedy Toole’s hero, one Ignatius J. Reilly, is “huge, obese, fractious, fasti
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White Teeth- A Novel by Zadie Smith

White Teeth: A Novel by Zadie Smith Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut, White Teeth, caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving
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