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I'm studying English Literature at uni next year, and the university has sent out a compulsory reading list and a list of authors "you might consider reading". Have you read any works by the following authors? If so, what did you think and would you recommend it? Thank you! Apologies for the length of the list

Julian Barnes
Elizabeth Bowen
Basil Bunting
John Fowles
William Golding
Henry Green
Graham Greene
Geoffrey Hill
Ted Hughes
Aldous Huxley
Christopher Isherwood
Kazuo Ishiguro
BS Johnson
David Jones
Philip Larkin
DH Lawrence
Louis Macneice
Ian McEwan
Paul Muldoon
Iris Murdoch
Harold Pinter
Muriel Spark
Tom Stoppard
Elizabeth Taylor
Paul Auster
Margaret Atwood
Bessie Head
Derek Walcott
Chinua Achebe
JM Coetzee
William Faulkner
Edith Wharton
Tennessee Williams
Hart Crane
Nathanael West
John Berryman
James Baldwin
John Ashberry
Eugene O'Neill
Philip Roth
Wallace Stevens
Robert Lowell
John Dos Passos
Ernest Hemingway
Flannery O'Connor
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Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and The Sea.
Aldous Huxley - A Brave New World.
Ian McEwan - Solar, Enduring Love, Atonement.
Harold Pinter - The Birthday Party, No Man's Land, The Homecoming.
Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire.
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(Original post by Taliahart)
I'm studying English Literature at uni next year, and the university has sent out a compulsory reading list and a list of authors "you might consider reading". Have you read any works by the following authors? If so, what did you think and would you recommend it? Thank you! Apologies for the length of the list

Julian Barnes ooh you must read Metroland and A History of the World...
Elizabeth Bowen
Basil Bunting
John Fowles The Magus
William Golding
Henry Green
Graham Greene
Geoffrey Hill
Ted Hughes
Aldous Huxley
Christopher Isherwood
Kazuo Ishiguro
BS Johnson Seventy Two Virgins
David Jones
Philip Larkin
DH Lawrence
Louis Macneice
Ian McEwan
Paul Muldoon
Iris Murdoch The Bell
Harold Pinter
Muriel Spark
Tom Stoppard
Elizabeth Taylor
Paul Auster
Margaret Atwood
Bessie Head
Derek Walcott
Chinua Achebe
JM Coetzee
William Faulkner
Edith Wharton
Tennessee Williams
Hart Crane
Nathanael West
John Berryman
James Baldwin
John Ashberry
Eugene O'Neill
Philip Roth Portnoy's Complaint
Wallace Stevens
Robert Lowell
John Dos Passos
Ernest Hemingway
Flannery O'Connor
It would take you a decade to read all of those properly :eek:
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I've read 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' by D. H. Lawrence and would recommend it - you could also watch the Sean Bean TV adaptation and read more about the history of the novel, eg. that it was banned for thirty years and the 1960 trial that led to the ban being lifted.

I've also read 'Enduring Love' by Ian McEwan and 'The Whitsun Weddings' by Philip Larkin, but I read them quite a while ago and can't say that I loved either of them...
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Graham Greene is fantastic. Read anything by him, but start with The Quiet American, Our Man in Havana, Brighton Rock, and The Honourary Consul.
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Kazuo Ishiguro - Kafka on the Shore and Never Let Me Go
Ian McEwan - Atonement
William Faulkner - Intruder in the Dust
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Graham Greene is fantastic. Read anything by him, but start with The Quiet American, Our Man in Havana, Brighton Rock, and The Honourary Consul.
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Graham Greene - Brighton Rock
Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
DH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley's Lover
Ian McEwan - Atonement, Enduring Love
Margaret Atwood - A Handmaid's Tale
Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart
Edith Wharton - The House of Mirth
Tennessee Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire
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For Atwood you should read The Handmaid's Tale.

Out if interest, what university is this for?

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Golding is lord of the flies, isn't he?
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Kazuo Ishiguro ' - 'Never Let Me Go'
Ian McEwan - 'Atonement'
Margaret Atwood - 'A Handmaid's Tale'
Tennessee Williams - 'A Street Car Named Desire'

Edit - Looked at other posts and all of these have been mentioned, but they're definitely all well worth reading!
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William Golding - Lord of the Flies
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Robert Lowell - Life Studies
Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea

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John Fowles - The Collector
William Golding - Lord of the Flies
Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
Ian McEwan - Enduring Love [avoid Saturday, I thought it was a load of rubbish]
Iris Murdoch - The Bell
Paul Auster - [I read The Book of Illusions, I remember not being overly impressed and haven't the foggiest what it was about now, if that says something]
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake




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Kazuo Ishiguro - Kafka on the Shore and Never Let Me Go
Ian McEwan - Atonement
William Faulkner - Intruder in the Dust
Kazuo Ishiguro didn't write Kafka on the Shore! It is possibly my favourite Haruki Murakami novel though, so feel free to read it too.
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Kazuo Ishiguro didn't write Kafka on the Shore! It is possibly my favourite Haruki Murakami novel though, so feel free to read it too.
LOL OOPS!! Yeah I'm reading it at the moment and I can't even get the name right haha :x
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Besides A Streetcar Named Desire, be sure to check out Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams Orpheus Descending is my personal favorite.
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