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AbitaFan08
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Top 25 Most Iconic American Literature
I need to get back into reading for pleasure. Law school kind of beat the fun out of reading for me, but I want to pick it back up. I feel like I've covered a lot of the classics, but I could stand to re-read a lot of them.

So what would you include in the top 25 most iconic pieces of American literature?

I can update the OP with a list.
This post was edited on 10/18 at 8:16 pm


Tigers0891
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re: Top 25 Most Iconic American Literature
There actually is a book board now


meaux5
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re: Top 25 Most Iconic American Literature
To kill a mockingbird
Catch 22
1984


slackster
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re: Top 25 Most Iconic American Literature
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There actually is a book board now


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AbitaFan08
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re: Top 25 Most Iconic American Literature
quote:

There actually is a book board now


Well I'll be goddamned, there sure is.

I honestly had no idea.


coolpapaboze
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re: Top 25 Most Iconic American Literature
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American
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1984
Uhhhh....


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Quarterite
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1984


Great book, but not American lit. Orwell was British.


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LSUZombie
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re: Top 25 Most Iconic American Literature
"The Raven" - Edgar Allen Poe


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Hogwarts
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re: Top 25 Most Iconic American Literature
Huckleberry Finn

Catcher in the Rye



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Kafka
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deltaland
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The Tale of Scrotey McBoogerballs


AbitaFan08
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re: Top 25 Most Iconic American Literature
I get it. You're watching Comedy Central. Clever.


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lsugorilla
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re: Top 25 Most Iconic American Literature
On the road
Confederacy of dunces
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
Fight club
Call of the Wild
One flew over the cuckoos nest
Naked lunch
Slaughterhouse five


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GulfCoastPoke
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re: Top 25 Most Iconic American Literature
My favorite is Atlas Shrugged.


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Freauxzen
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re: Top 25 Most Iconic American Literature
The Sun Also Rises
Absalom, Absalom (I would also take As I Lay Dying instead or even The Sound and the Fury)
Run, Rabbit
Moby Dick
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
Catch-22
Slaughterhouse Five
Gravity's Rainbow
The House of Seven Gables/The Scarlet Letter
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
To Kill A Mockingbird
Invisible Man
The Great Gatsby

Those are the Pillars/Great Authors. After that, maybe throw in Atlas Shrugged or Philip K Dick for a touch of sci fi. I might also go with Frank Hebert's Dune. Then maybe something super modern like Snow Crash or House of Leaves or Ready Player One.

Then maybe Infinite Jest or Blood Meridian and something from Steinbeck.
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12Pence
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re: Top 25 Most Iconic American Literature
Hmmm...way too many to list. Some of the more iconic

Fahrenheit 45
Catch-22
A Streetcar named Desire
Confederacy of Dunces
Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Grapes of Wrath
Farewell to Arms
Old Man and the Sea
Catcher in the Rye
The Great Gatsby
To Kill A Mockingbird
Of Mice and Men
Invisible Man
As I Lay Dying
Sound and the Fury


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nes2010
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re: Top 25 Most Iconic American Literature
I would put the grapes of wrath somewhere on there. But I'm a Steinbeck fan.


Hoyt
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East of Eden


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