Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 9 years ago

I need a book for English....?

What are some books that were written from 1960-1990 that would be good for my english class? I need something that is kinda a classic but not written like hemmingway, etc.

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  • 9 years ago
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    From the book 1001 books you must read before you die / general editor, Peter Boxall ; preface by Peter Ackroyd ; [written by over one hundred international critics].

    Here are some of books mentioned that meet your date criteria. The best one is To Kill A Mocking Bird.

    Rabbit, Run,Updike, John

    To Kill a Mockingbird,Lee, Harper

    Catch-22,Heller, Joseph

    Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The,Spark, Muriel

    Cat and Mouse,Grass, Gunter

    Solaris,Lem, Stanislaw

    Severed Head, A,Murdoch, Iris

    Franny and Zooey,Salinger, J.D.

    Stranger in a Strange Land,Heinlein, Robert

    Labyrinths,Borges, Jorge Luis

    Golden Notebook, The,Lessing, Doris

    Pale Fire,Nabokov, Vladimir

    Clockwork Orange, A,Burgess, Anthony

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest,Kesey, Ken

    One Day in the Life of Ivan Densovich,Solzhenitsyn

    Bell Jar, The,Plath, Sylvia

    Girls of Slender Means, The,Spark, Muriel

    Spy Who Came in From the Cold, The,Le Carre, John

    Graduate, The,Webb, Charles

    Cat's Cradle,Vonnegut, Kurt

    V.,Pynchon, Thomas

    Herzog,Bellow, Saul

    Arrow of God,Achebe, Chinua

    Everything That Rises Must Converge,O'Connor, Flannery

    Crying of Lot 49,Pynchon, Thomas

    Wide Sargasso Sea,Rhys, Jean

    Magus, The,Fowles, John

    In Cold Blood,Capote, Truman

    Third Policeman, The,O'Brien, Flann

    One Hundred Years of Solitude,Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

    Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The,Wolfe, Thomas

    Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep?,Dick, Philip K.

    2001: A Space Odyssey,Clarke, Arthur C.

    Myra Breckinridge,Vidal, Gore

    Portnoy's Complaint,Roth, Philip

    French Lieutenant's Woman, The,Fowles, John

    Slaughterhouse Five,Vonnegut, Kurt

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,Angelou, Maya

    Bluest Eye, The,Morrison, Toni

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,Thompson, Hunter S.

    Book of Daniel, The,Doctorow, E.L.

    Sula,Morrison, Toni

    Gravity's Rainbow,Pynchon, Thomas

    Honorary Counsul,Greene, Graham

    Fear of Flying,Jong, Erica

    Breakfast of Champions,Vonnegut, Kurt

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,le Carre, John

    Ragtime,Doctorow, E.L.

    Humboldt's Gift,Bellow, Saul

    High Rise,Ballard, J.G.

    Interview with the Vampire,Rice, Anne

    Song of Solomon,Morrison, Toni

    Petals of Blood,Ngugi wa Thiong'o

    Delta of Venus,Nin, Anais

    World According to Garp, The,Irving, John

    Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy,Adams, Douglas

    Bend in the River, A,Naipaul, V.S.

    Smiley's People,Le Carre, John

    Name of the Rose, The,Eco, Umberto

    Confederacy of Dunces,Toole, John Kennedy

    House of the Spirits, The,Allende, Isabelle

    Schindler's Ark,Keneally, Thomas

    Color Purple, The,Walker, Alice

    Boy's Own Story, A,White, Edmund

    Waterland,Swift, Graham

    LaBrava,Leonard, Elmore

    Fools of Fortune,Trevor, William

    Worstward Ho,Beckett, Samuel

    Flaubert's Parrot,Barnes, Julian

    Neuromancer,Gibson, William

    Unbearable Lighness of Being, The,Kundera, Milan

    Nights at the Circus,Carter, Angela

    Queer,Burroughs, William

    White Noise,DeLillo, Don

    Perfume,Suskind, Patrick

    Handmaid's Tale, The,Atwood, Margaret

    Cider House Rules, The,Irving, John

    Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit,Winterson, Jeanette

    Love in the Time of Cholera,Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

    Artist of the Floating World, An,Ishiguro, Kazuo

    Watchmen,Moor, Alan & Dave Gibbons

    Beloved,Morrison, Toni

    Bonfire of the Vanities, The,Wolfe, Tom

    Cigarettes,Mathews, Harry

    Satanic Verses, The,Rushdie, Salman

    Wittgenstein's Mistress,Markson, David

    Cat's Eye,Atwood, Margaret

    Like Water for Chocolate,Esquivel, Laura

    Remains of the Day,Ishiguro, Kazuo

    Billy Bathgate,Doctorow, E.L.

    Possession,Byatt, A.S.

    Get Shorty,Leonard, Elmore

    Source(s): 1001 books you must read before you die / general editor, Peter Boxall
  • Jordan
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    9 years ago

    To Kill A Mockingbird was 1960, you could try that one.

    The Outsiders

    The Giver


    A Clockwork Orange- this one's good if you want to do an analysis on the human mind

    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

    Fahrenheit 451


  • 4 years ago

    i might strongly propose Cambridge college Press for his or her selection of books for rookies of English. They pass each and every of ways with the aid of grammar, point by potential of point, with CD-roms to assist, plus books on vocabulary, idioms etc, each and every of ways from basic to stepped forward. Raymond Murphy is one among their significant authors. The self learn classes are surprising.

  • "Slaughterhouse-five" by Kurt Vonnegut.

    "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien.

    "Humboldt's Gift" by Saul Bellow.

    All are simply amazing.

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  • 9 years ago

    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is a great one, cant remember the author though.

    Source(s): love to read
  • 9 years ago

    Try Leo Tolstoy's Anne Karenina or Resurrection his writing style isn't too complicated.

  • 9 years ago

    To Kill a Mockingbird.

    I also love that someone recommended The Things They Carried. I love that book too.

  • 9 years ago

    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton :D

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