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The Greatest Literature by Country or Region

Africa | Australia | Britain | Canada | China | Eastern Europe | France | Germany | Greece | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Latin America | Norden | Russia | South Asia | Spain | United States

Recently we began adapting and expanding our extensive research for The Greatest Literature of All Time to select the most acclaimed works from specific nations and areas.

In addition to using the hundreds of sources that helped create the flagship list, we have consulted additional popular, critical and scholarly assessments of local literature. Our goal, in the case of each country or region, is to come up with the most compehensive listing of interest to both local readers and an open-minded global readership.

So far, the following lists have been launched:

The 88 Greatest Works of African Literature—including the authors and publications of Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe and other countries of Africa.

The 333 Greatest Works of American Literature—covering the authors and publications of the United States.

The 77 Greatest Works of Australian Literature—covering the authors and publications of Australia.

The 444 Greatest Works of British Literature—including the authors and publications of England, Scotland and Wales.

The 111 Greatest Works of Canadian Literature—covering the authors and publications of Canada.

The 88 Greatest Works of Chinese Literature—covering the authors and publications of China.

The 88 Greatest Works of Eastern European Literature—including the authors and publications of Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belerus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine and other countries of Eastern Europe.

The 222 Greatest Works of French Literature—covering the authors and publications of France.

The 111 Greatest Works of German Literature—covering the authors and publications of Germany.

The 77 Greatest Works of Greek Literature—including the authors and publications of both ancient and modern Greece.

The 111 Greatest Works of Irish Literature—including the authors and publications of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The 88 Greatest Works of Italian Literature—covering the authors and publications of Italy.

The 77 Greatest Works of Japanese Literature—covering the authors and publications of Japan.

The 111 Greatest Works of 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.

The 99 Greatest Works of Nordic Literature—including the authors and works of Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Faroe Islands.

The 77 Greatest Works of South Asian Literature—including the authors and publications of India, Pakistan, Bengal, Sri Lanka and other countries of South Asia.

The 55 Greatest Works of Spanish Literature—covering the authors and publications of Spain.

The 155 Greatest Works of Russian Literature—covering authors and works of Russia.

More to come.