I've already read:
Jorge Luis Borges "Labyrinths"What would your list be like?
William S. Burroughs "Naked Lunch"(got so disgusted with it that I actually tossed it in the trash getting off the subway at 14th Street and never looked back. Only book I've ever thrown out, and I LOVE books. Sorry, Burroughs fans. Although I'll admit he can use language wonderfully at times, at other times it was just self-indulgent crap.)
Italo Calvino "If on a Winter's Night a Traveler"
Nathaniel Hawthorne "The Scarlet Letter"
Franz Kafka "Metamorphosis"
William Shakespeare "Hamlet"
Kurt Vonnegut "Slaughterhouse Five"
Some more to add to my "to-read" list:
Paul Auster "New York Trilogy" (I've been meaning to read this forever)What do you think is missing? My nominations:
Umberto Eco "The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana" (not sure how I missed this one)
Art Spiegelman "Maus I & II" (I've only scanned parts of it)
David Foster Wallace "Infinite Jest"
Angela Carter "The Bloody Chamber" (read)Who says nobody reads anymore...
John Berger "Ways of Seeing" (?)
Virginia Woolf "Orlando" (read)
Gunter Grass "Tin Drum" (read)