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Significant Literature of the 1920s & 30s

The 1920s and 30s were a period of dramatic change, which is vividly reflected in many literary masterpieces written by giants of the twentieth century. This reading list includes works by many authors who shaped and transformed the decade. The below listing is by no means a complete catalogue of important literature of the period; if your favorite is missing, or if you would like to recommend an addition, please let us know below. Click the grey arrows to the right of each section to see the titles and covers for important literary works.