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It was chaired by Daniel J. Boorstin, A. S. Byatt, Christopher Cerf, Shelby Foote, Vartan Gregorian, Edmund Morris, John Richardson, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., William Styron and Gore Vidal. James Joyce's James Joyce led the shortlist, followed by F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
His most recent novel in the catalogue is William Kennedy's Ironweed, released in 1983; the oldest is Samuel Butler's The Way of All Flesh, originally composed between 1873 and 1884 but not released until 1902. The only novel to have been released in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, continued in 1899, was later reissued in 1902 in citation.
There are four books on Conrad's mailing lists, most of them writers. Each of William Faulkner, E. M. Forster, Henry James, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence and Evelyn Waugh have three novels. 3 each. There' re ten other writers with two novel. 2 ] Some also claim that it is a "sales trick", since most of the books in the catalogue are also available from Modern Library.
3 ] Others[who?] are aware that both Modern Library and Random House USA, the mother corporation, are US-based. Reviewer have claimed that this is the reason for a very US perspective on the greatest fiction. UK, Canada and Australia scientists and even Random House UK have different listings of the "greatest novels".
It has also been criticized for its focus on early 20 th centuries - 69 of the works were first released before 1951, and only two of the writers on the book-listing ("William Kennedy" and "Salman Rushdie") have been alive since August 2018. The A Reader's Lists 100 Best Novels was released in 1999 and is separate from Modern Library.
A non-scientific survey of over 200,000 self-selected voters indicated that four of the ten best books of the twentieth centuries were by Ayn Rand, which included the two leading books on the census. Scientology author and Scientology founding author L. Ron Hubbard had three books in the top ten. "Authors such as Kyrie O'Connor and Jesse Walker have blamed the difference at the top of the voting list or particularly dedicated supporters rather than the precise expression of a wide dissent.
In the same year, a Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Index of the 100 best non-fiction works of the twentieth millennium was made. But since the English text was not translated into English, the English text of Arthur Koestler's Dark at Noon was considered a bit of a bit of a canonical one.
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