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Literature that created or changed ideals of writing.
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67 books · 40 voters · list created November 17th, 2009 by Heartless (votes) .
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message 1: by Antoine (new)

Antoine These are neat books, but I can't say, up front, that I felt like many of them had changed the course of literature. Of the sixteen on the list so far, I have read about half, and of that half, only four seem to represent a real milestone or turning point in literary history. That doesn't mean they aren't wonderful books! But someone needs to explain to me how Harry Potter or The Giver or Bonfire of the Vanities "created or changed ideals of writing." Remember that the power to transform readers (which each of these books have) is not the same as transforming writing.


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