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What is the greatest work of fiction?

>> No.18988807

>>18988802
unironically Slaughterhouse Five

>> No.18989090

>>18988802
Finnegan's Wake

>> No.18989095

The entirety of Wikipedia, at this point

>> No.18989215

>>18989095
trump lost

>> No.18989223

>>18989095
Just how will it ever recover its credibility?

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>> No.18989366

2666

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>>18988807
>>18989090
>>18989320
>>18989366
NOTHING BY WHITE MALES

>> No.18989619

>>18989602
haha epic very funny
you do stand-up, anon? you should dos tand-up

>> No.18989621

>>18989619
i have been known to write material

>> No.18989627

>>18989621
post some

>> No.18989635

>>18989602
F Gardner is not white

>> No.18989639

>>18988802
There are several in the running, I think each nation has one
>Anna Karenina (Russia)
>In Search of Lost Time (France)
>Moby-Dick (North America—the USA)
>Ulysses (Ireland)
> ... (England)
>One Hundred Years of Solitude (South America—yes, I know technically it would be Colombian but for brevity)

>> No.18989650

The United States Constitution

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>>18989635
What race is this?

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>>18989627
What's sore, red, and groans at night?
MY VAGINA

What looks like a fish and tastes like a dead one?
MY VAGINA

What do you get if you cross a bowl of raw meat with a fur coat?
MY VAGINA

What's old, dry, and full of brown people?
SAUDI ARABIA

>> No.18989671

>>18989659
Ascended bugman

>> No.18989690

>>18989639
cmon dude cien anos de culo is not in the same league as those others

>> No.18989756

>>18989662
okay that last one got me

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>>18989659

>> No.18989792

>>18989789
you gardner burgered my sister?

>> No.18989811

>>18988802
Hamlet

>> No.18989941

>>18989789
I can't believe this guy memed himself into being an author. And that it actually worked.

>> No.18990120

>>18988802
The dying Earth series

>> No.18990183

>>18989639
>Moby Dick
I've never seen someone successfuly argue why this is better than Pierre or The Confidence Man, other than more people have exposure towards it. Also, I disagree with almost all of your picks. I presume you mean novel and are discounting epic poems, so:

>Russia
Have very little exposure, Probably Virgin Soil

>France
IDK something from Balzac or Flaubert, maybe Hugo or Stendhal. Or Rabelais if that counts. Maybe Rousseau. Celine is worth mentioning.

>USA
Confidence Man, maybe Marble Faun. My top 10 would be those 2s novels. I'll exclude Henry James. Cooper, London, Burroughs, late Faulkner, Chandler, Nabokov, Lovecraft, and oddly Kerouac worth mentioning I guess.

1. Confidence Man
2. Pierre
3. Marble Faun
4. Blithedale
5. Moby Dick
6. Green Gables
7. Israel Potter
8. Scarlet Letter
9. Mardi
10. White Jacket

>Ireland
Probably one of the Stoker ones

>England
Arcadia from Sidney, I am guessing doesn't count.
Probably a Thackeray one. Henry James, the Swinburne novel, Walter Scott, Fielding, maybe Conrad, maybe Wells, Ford Madox Ford, John Henry Newman, Dickens, Defoe, MP Shiel, Carlyle, Thomas Hardy, Carroll, Lord Dunsany, Disraeli, Burgess.
I'd probably pick the Swinburne one in all honesty.

>Germany
Definitely Goethe: Wilhelm Meister 1 and 2, Elective Affinities.

>> No.18990204

>>18990183
>>18989639
>6. Green Gables
House of Seven Gables**

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>>18989095
Good point desu.

It is literally humanities knowledge funnel desu

be it written by autists and subject to personal opinion and full of wrong info buts lets be honest this is nothing new

>> No.18990286

>>18989639
>England
Sherlock Holmes

>> No.18990414

>>18988802
Blood Meridian

Bonus points for working autists into a shoot

>> No.18990424

>>18989789
oh I get it

>> No.18990970

>>18990414
based /pw/ poster

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>>18989320
>>18989635
>>18989659
>>18989789
>>18989941
>>18990424
if any anons are for some reason interested in wasting their time reading gardener's dogshit, at least don't also waste your money - it's available for free here:
https://au1lib.org/book/11994656/1ff726

>> No.18991158

>>18991104
Pretty sure everyone here already has read Call of the Crocodile by now. And we heckin love it!

>> No.18991696

>>18988802
all the stories in the bible.

>> No.18991715

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFXwA2Ute6Y&t=102s guys, watch that

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>>18988802
NieR:Automata.
Not even a competition tbdesu.

>> No.18991983

>>18988802
the bible
:^)

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