By: Joshua Glenn
May 6, 2010

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What do you think?

  1. I just found your list on Boing Boing and so excited about reading these books. Is there a way to print out just the titles?

  2. That’s a nice idea, maybe I’ll put something like that together…

  3. Hi. You are missing one very key text, Man’s World (1926) by Charlotte Haldane, the wife of the biologist J.B.S. Haldane and sister-in-law of Naomi Mitchison. More so than Rose Macaulay’s What-Not, it’s the novel that most strongly anticipates Huxley and Orwell. It’s been out of print for years!

  4. Hi there HiLoBrow, i found you by doing a search for a movie, if it might exist, for the André Gide novel Lafcadio’s Adventures. I just read it and kept thinking what a great funny, probably in French, movie it would be!! Your article is amazing, great plot summary. Another novel I always felt s/b a movie is The Orphan Master’s Son, about N Korea. It woukd be so scary. Probably nobody has dared make it bcz it would annoy Kim Jung Un sooo much! Anyway thanks for a very interesting website!!!

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