Our lantsman Jason Diamond over at the brilliant website Jewcy.com has come up with a list of the “50 Most Essential Works of Jewish Fiction of the Last 100 Years”. The criteria to make this august list included any work that could be considered “Jewish fiction” written by a Jewish author or dealing heavily with Jewish topics.
The top 5 on the list are:
1. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
2. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust (who knew he was a yidl )
4. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
5. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
So, take a gander at the List and see what you think. Personally, I have some quibbles with it, but don’t we always.