Books that Shaped the Century 1956 - 1964

  • 1956

    • O'NEILL, Eugene (1888-1953) American Long Day's journey Into Night
    • TOLKIEN, J(ohn) R(onald) (1892-1973) The Lord of the Rings (3 vols)

    1957

    • HOGGART, Richard (1918- ) The Uses of Literacy
    • KEROUAC, Jack (1922-1969) On the Road
    • PACKARD, Vance (1914-) The Hidden Persuaders
    • PARKINSON, C Northcote (1909-1993) Parkinson's Law
    • PASTERNAK, Borìs (1890-1960) Doctor Zhivago (Il Dottor Zivago)

    1958

    • ACHEBE, Chinua (1930-) Things Fall Apart
    • GALBRAITH, John K (1908-) The Affluent Society

    1959

    • GRASS, Günter (1927-) Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum)
    • SNOW, C(harles) P(ercy) (1905-1980) The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution

    1961

    • HELLER, Joseph (1923- ) Catch-22

    1962

    • BALDWIN, James (1924-1998) Another Country
    • BURGESS, Anthony (John Anthony Burgess Wilson) (1917-1993) Clockwork Orange
    • CARSON, Rachel (1907-1964) Silent Spring
    • JUNG, Carl Gustav (1875-1961) Erinnerungen, Träume, Gedanken(Memories, Dreams, Reflections)
    • SOLZHENITSYN, Aleksandr (1918-) Odin den Ivana Denisovicha (One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich) also Arkhipelag Gulag (The Gulag Archipelago) 1973)

    1963

    • FRIEDAN, Betty (1921-1999) The Feminine Mystique
    • MCNEILL, William (1917- ) The Rise of the West

    1964

    • US SURGEON GENERAL Smoking and Health