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Unnamed black narrarator struggling with black identity in Harlem

Invisible Man (1952)

2

Written as a parallel to the Odyssey

Ulysees (1922)

3

worships Henry Ford (e.g. "Our Ford" instead of "Our Lord", and the year 632 AF (After Ford))

Brave New World (1932)

4

Chester Gillette murdered Grace Brown on Big Moose Lake

An American Tragedy (1925)

5

"It was love at first sight. The first time Yossarian saw the chaplain he fell madly in love with him"

Catch-22 (1961)

5

Billy Pilgrim

Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)

6

Joseph Heller

Catch-22 (1961)

6

The Joads trapped in the Dust Bowl, move from OK to CA on Route 66 during the Great Depression, doesn't end well

The Grapes of Wrath (1939)

6

Jim Casy

The Grapes of Wrath (1939)

8

Jay Gatsby

The Great Gatsby (1925)

9

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past"

The Great Gatsby (1925)

9

Bigger Thomas

Native Son (1940)

10

William Faulkner

The Sound and the Fury (1929)

10

Major Major Major Major

Catch-22 (1961)

11

"War is Peace", "Freedom is Slavery", "Ignorance is Strength"

1984 (1949)

12

The only solution to the prolem is denied by a circumstance in the problem

Catch-22 (1961)

13

a black American 20 yo lives in poverty in Chicago slum and commits crimes "because he's a product of society's view towards blacks", executed

Native Son (1940)

14

George Orwell

1984 (1949)

15

June 16 - Bloomsday

Ulysees (1922)

16

Yossarian and other bombadiers try to keep sane on Mediterranean island so they can return home during WW II

Catch-22 (1961)

16

Ministry of Truth

1984 (1949)

16

Clyde Griffiths gets Roberta pregnant, falls in love with rich girl Sondra, lets Roberta drown, is executed

An American Tragedy (1925)

18

Jazz Age / Roaring Twenties

The Great Gatsby (1925)

19

Eric Blair

1984 (1949)

20

Daisy Buchanan

The Great Gatsby (1925)

20

Tom Buchanan

The Great Gatsby (1925)

20

Stanley Kubrick

Lolita (1955)

20

Yossarian tries to plead insanity to keep from flying

Catch-22 (1961)

21

Stepehen rebels against Catholic/Irish conventions in Dublin and leaves for Paris

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)

22

semi-autobiographhical about young Lawrence striving to get out of his working-class mining community

Sons and Lovers (1913)