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Old August 27 2013, 01:53 AM   #2
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Re: New classic literature?

Do they have to be taught in schools to be considered classic? Most of the newer books that I consider classics would probably be considered inappropriate for teenagers by school boards. (Not by me, of course. Just by school boards. )

Roberto Bolano - 2666, Savage Detectives
Don Delillo - White Noise, Underground
Philip Roth - The Human Stain, American Pastoral
Jonathan Franzen - The Corrections
Marilynne Robinson - Gilead

Out of those, The Human Stain is probably most likely to show up in schools.
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