What Is the Best Work of American Fiction of the Last 25 Years? – New York Times

What Is the Best Work of American Fiction of the Last 25 Years? – New York Times:

THE WINNER:

Beloved
Toni Morrison (1987)

THE RUNNERS-UP:

Underworld
Don DeLillo (1997)

Blood Meridian
Cormac McCarthy (1985)

Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels John Updike
‘Rabbit at Rest’ (1990)
‘Rabbit Is Rich’ (1981)
‘Rabbit Redux’ (1971)
‘Rabbit, Run’ (1960)

American Pastoral
Philip Roth (1997)

THE FOLLOWING BOOKS ALSO RECEIVED MULTIPLE VOTES:

A Confederacy of Dunces
John Kennedy Toole (1980)

Housekeeping
Marilynne Robinson (1980)

Winter’s Tale
Mark Helprin (1983)

White Noise
Don DeLillo (1985)

The Counterlife
Philip Roth (1986)

Libra
Don DeLillo (1988)

Where I’m Calling From
Raymond Carver (1988)

The Things They Carried
Tim O’Brien (1990)

Mating
Norman Rush (1991)

Jesus’ Son
Denis Johnson (1992)

Operation Shylock
Philip Roth (1993)

Independence Day
Richard Ford (1995)

Sabbath’s Theater
Philip Roth (1995)

Border Trilogy
Cormac McCarthy (1999)
‘Cities of the Plain’ (1998)
‘The Crossing’ (1994)
‘All the Pretty Horses’ (1992)

The Human Stain
Philip Roth (2000)

The Known World
Edward P. Jones (2003)

The Plot Against America
Philip Roth (2004)

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