20th Century

The 20th century was the period between January 1, 1901 and December 31, 2000 inclusive. It was the tenth and last century of the 2nd millennium. It is distinct from the century known as the 1900s (sometimes written 19XX), which began on January 1, 1900 and ended December 31, 1999.

The century had the first global-scale wars between world powers across continents in World War I and World War II. Nationalism became a major political issue in the world in the 20th century, acknowledged in international law along with the right of nations to self-determination, official decolonization in the mid-c
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The Nine: The True Story of a Band of Women Who Survived the Worst of Nazi Germany
The Girls in the Attic
Bacchanal
Tears of Amber
The Last Correspondent
Haven Point
The Girls with No Names
The Broken Circle: A Memoir of Escaping Afghanistan
Lady Clementine
Spy
The Life She Was Given
The Last Bathing Beauty
Paper Wife
The Girls of Pearl Harbor
The Puzzle Women
All the Forgivenesses
The Great Gatsby
1984
To Kill a Mockingbird
Animal Farm
The Catcher in the Rye
Of Mice and Men
Brave New World
Lolita
Fahrenheit 451
Lord of the Flies
The Stranger
Slaughterhouse-Five
The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
The Old Man and the Sea
Matilda by Roald DahlHowl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne JonesAlanna by Tamora PierceIn the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora PierceMossflower by Brian Jacques
Children's Fantasy of the 1980s
148 books — 38 voters

The Price of Salt by Claire  MorganOranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette WintersonThe Color Purple by Alice WalkerThe Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe HallOrlando by Virginia Woolf
Lesbian novels from before 1990
206 books — 77 voters
Embers by Sándor MáraiJourney by Moonlight by Antal SzerbThe Door by Magda SzabóFatelessness by Imre KertészThe Paul Street Boys by Ferenc Molnár
20th Century Hungarian Literature
134 books — 181 voters



Jean Baudrillard
Nothing has the same meaning any more once it has been confronted not with its unfinished form, but with its accomplished or even excessive form. We are no longer fighting the spectre of alienation, but that of ultra-reality. We are no longer fighting our shadows, but transparency. And every step in technological progress, every advance in information and communications, brings us closer to that inescapable transparency. All the signs have been reversed as a result of this precession of the end, ...more
Jean Baudrillard, The Perfect Crime

Whereas the pagans of yore groped after mystery in all the strange beauty of the world, the pagans of the 20th century, having supplanted nature with factories, saw the glimmer of the transcendental only in themselves. Hence, their longing for mystery—union in one sacred body, absolute order, and submission to an omnipotent lord—was manifested in an obscene eidolon palpable, for instance, in the Nazi motto, 'ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer. ...more
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