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The Greatest Literature by Country or Region

Canada | England | France | Latin America | United States

Recently we began the long process of adapting and expanding our research used in the creation of the Greatest Literature of All Time to select the most acclaimed works from specific countries and regions.

In addition to re-using our hundreds of sources that helped create the Greatest Literature list, we have sought additional sources—popular, critical and scholarly—focusing on local literature. Our goal, in the case of each country or culture, is to come up with the most compehensive listing of interest to both local readers and an open-minded global readership.

As with our initial Greatest list, preference is given to major works of creative literature—such as novels, plays, and collections of stories and poetry—though some significant shorter works have also been included.

So far, of the country-based lists in progress, five have been completed to a credible extent. They are here presented as:

The Greatest American Literature

Covering authors and publications from the United States.

The Greatest Canadian Literature

Comprising authors and publications from Canada.

The Greatest English Literature

Covering authors and publications from England.

The Greatest French Literature

Covering authors and publications from France.

The Greatest Latin American Literature

Including the authors and publications of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and other countries of Latin America.

Many more are to come.