Books that Shaped the Century 1945 - 1955

  • 1945

    • POPPER, Karl (1902-1994) The Open Society and Its Enemies
    • ORWELL, George (Eric Arthur Blair) (1903-1950) Animal Farm (also Nineteen Eighty-Four 1949)

    1946

    • SPOCK, Benjamin (1903-1998) The Common-sense Book of Baby and Child Care

    1947

    • FRANK, Anne (1929-1945) Dutch Het Achterhuis: Dagboekbrieven 12 Juni 1942 - I Augustus 1944 (The diary of a young girl)

    1948

    • KINSEY, Alfred C (1894-1956) Sexual Behavior in the Human Male
    • PATON, Alan (1903-1988) Cry, the Beloved Country
    • WIENER, Norbert (1894-1964) Cybernetics

    1949

    • BEAUVOIR, Simone de (1908-1986) Le deuxième sexe (The Second Sex)
    • French GOMBRICH, E(rnest) H (1909- ) The Story of Art
    • MISES, Ludwig von (1881-1973) Human Action
    • UNITED NATIONS The Universal Declaration of Human Rights English

    1951

    • SALINGER, J(erome) D(avid) (1919- ) The Catcher in the Rye

    1952

    • BECKETT, Samuel (1906-1989) En attendant Godot (Waiting for Godot)

    1953

    • WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig (1889-1951) Untersuchungen (Philosophical Investigations)

    1954

    • CHURCHILL, Winston (1874-1965) The Second World War (6 vols)
    • GOLDING, William (1911- ) Lord of the Flies
    • MAO, Ze Dong (earlier spelling "Tse-Tung") (1893-1976) The Thoughts of Chairman Mao
    • THOMAS, Dylan (1914 -1953) Under Milk Wood

    1955

    • LEVI-STRAUSS, Claude (1908- ) Tristes tropiques (A World on the Wane) (also La pensée sauvage (The Savage Mind)1962)
    • NABOKOV, Vladimir (1899-1977) Lolita