Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century
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Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century is a list of books thought to be the 100 best of the 20th century. The list was made in 1999 by the French retail store Fnac and the Paris newspaper Le Monde.
Starting with a list of 200 titles made by bookshops and journalists, 17,000 French people answered the question, "Which books have stayed in your memory?" The list includes novels, poetry, theatre, and comic strips. Some received the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The 100 Books of the CenturyEdit
Note: Language and Country refer to the author's career generally, not to the book specifically.
- Nobel Prize in Literature - Camus, Steinbeck, Hemingway, Beckett, Sartre, Solzhenitsyn, Gide, García Márquez, Faulkner, Mauriac, Mann, Pirandello, Böll, Lagerlöf, Le Clézio, Perse
- Booker Prize - Kadare, Rushdie
- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction - Steinbeck, Hemingway, Faulkner, Mitchell, Styron
- ↑ Écrivains et choix sentimentaux Archived 2012-05-27 at Archive.today, Josyane Savigneau, Le Monde, 15 October 1999.