“Overlooked Works of Fiction,” from Context, from the Center for Book Culture

Source: http://www.centerforbookculture.org/context/no13/readingguides_No13.html


Chromos, Felipe Alfau

Locos, Felipe Alfau

Another Country, James Baldwin

Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin

Silk, Allessandro Baricco

Revenge of the Lawn/The Abortion/So the Wind Won’t Blow It All Away: 3 Books in 1 Volume, Richard Brautigan

The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins

62: A Model Kit, Julio Cortázar

The Gift of Stones, Jim Crace

Days between Stations, Steve Erickson

A Man’s Place, Annie Ernaux

Simple Passion, Annie Ernaux

A Woman’s Story, Annie Ernaux

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me, Richard Fariña

Under the Frog, Tibor Fischer

Kalimantaan, C. S. Godshalk

Dream Boy, Jim Grimsley

Winter Birds, Jim Grimsley

Let’s Fall in Love, Carol De Chellis Hill

Corregidora, Gayl Jones

Blood Lake and Other Stories, Jim Krusoe

Okla Hannali, R.A. Lafferty

The Age of Wire and String, Ben Marcus

The Conversions, Harry Mathews

Canone Inverso, Paolo Maurensig

Diana of the Crossways, George Meredith

The Last Life, Claire Messud

Lost in Translation, Nicole Mones

The Octopus: A Story of California, Frank Norris

A Prayer for the Dying, Stewart O’Nan

The Journal of Albion Moonlight, Kenneth Patchen

Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake

Titus Alone, Mervyn Peake

Titus Groan, Mervyn Peake

Aliens of Affection, Padget Powell

Edisto Revisited, Padget Powell

Typical, Padget Powell

The Radetzsky March, Joseph Roth

Perfume, Patrick Suskind

The Insult, Rupert Thompson

Kristin Lavransdatter, Sigrid Undset

The Temple of My Familiar, Alice Walker

A Hard Time To Be a Father, Fay Weldon

The Passion, Jeanette Winterson

Terraplane, Jack Womack

All Patrick Chamoiseau

All William H. Gass

All Jean Giono

All Milan Kundera

All Cormac McCarthy that is not the Border Trilogy (esp. Suttree)

All Iris Murdoch

All Anna Maria Ortese

All Richard Powers

All Christina Stead

All Robert Stone except Damascus Gate

All Alexander Theroux

All Robert Walser