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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)

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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)

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

Sons and Lovers (1913)

22

Billy hides in a _____ to avoid bombing of Dresden

Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)

23

About a Roman Emperor as an autobiographical memoir

I, Claudius (1934)

24

Myrtle Wilson

The Great Gatsby (1925)

25

deaf-mute man (John Singer) and the people he encounters in a 1930s mill town in Georgia, commit suicide after learning his friend Spiros has died

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940)

26

Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)

26

Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man (1952)

28

Stephen Hero

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

29

Theodore Dreiser

An American Tragedy (1925)

31

John the savage

Brave New World (1932)

32

Humbert Humbert

Lolita (1955)

33

dystopia in Oceania with omnipresent govn surveillance and mind control (Big Brother), Winston's job is to change public records for the party line, he rebels

1984 (1949)

34

Futuristic novel set in London of AD 2540

Brave New World (1932)

35

now it means a sexually precocious girl, nymphet

Lolita (1955)

36

Newspeak, Oldspeak, doublethink, thought police

1984 (1949)

38

James Joyce

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

40

"Major Major never sees anyone in his office while he's in the his office"

Catch-22 (1961)

41

Stephen Dedalus

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

43

Nick Carraway

The Great Gatsby (1925)

43

Robert Graves

I, Claudius (1934)

45

Dolores Haze

Lolita (1955)

45

the Ramsays visit the Isle of Skye in Scotland, mostly stream-of-consciousness and thoughts

To the Lighthouse (1927)

47

James Joyce

Ulysees (1922)

48

Molly Bloom (Penelope)

Ulysees (1922)

48

Humbert becomes obsessed with 12 yr old, has sex with her

Lolita (1955)

50

Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita (1955)

52

Captain John Yossarian

Catch-22 (1961)

54

Aldous Huxley

Brave New World (1932)

55

Carson McCullers

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940)

57

Winston Smith

1984 (1949)

58

West Egg & East Egg, Long Island NY

The Great Gatsby (1925)

59

Day in the life of Leopold Bloom in Dublin

Ulysees (1922)

60

Richard Wright

Native Son (1940)

61

satirical anti-war (semi-autobiographical) novel starring WW II soldier Billy Pilgrim

Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)

62

D.H. Lawrence

Sons and Lovers (1913)

64

John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath (1939)

66

As a woman's "sons grow up, she selects them as lovers"

Sons and Lovers (1913)

67

Stephen Dedalus (Telemachus)

Ulysees (1922)

68

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby (1925)

69

Ma, Pa, Noah, & Tom Joad

The Grapes of Wrath (1939)

70

Virginia Woolf

To the Lighthouse (1927)

71

sequel is called "Claudius the God" (which includes his death)

I, Claudius (1934)

72

comes from a line in Macbeth

The Sound and the Fury (1929)

73

Compson Family in Mississippi dealing with the dissolution of their family and reputation

The Sound and the Fury (1929)