>100 Years of Solitude
Marquez is fun, but I never loved him as much as other people do. Talk about proletarian lit though. An ML would probably enjoy.
>Mason & Dixon
Again, advanced Pynchon. Harold Bloom called it one of the best books ever written. Written entirely in prose-poetry, pretty perfectly mimicking late 1700s American English. Mason & Dixon go hyucking across colonial america, running into Scooby Doo while still making cold war and entirely obscure revolutionary war references. I love it.
>Notes from the Underground
The first book about Alienation? The first existentialist literature? Probably.
So much fun. Extremely readable. If you've ever wanted to get into epic poetry, this is a smooth way in.
Man I love Delilo, but he's real-deal postmodernist lit. It's a book essentially about telephones, airwaves, grocery stores, the liberal university. ML would probably consider it self-indulgent bourgeois lit. Delilo though, on his part, is probably the best literary critic of late capitalist society. Maybe Mao II would be a better start, though.
oh I love stoner. Williams has an indomitable, simple, concise prose style that can just break your heart. he was the real successor of the flaubertian novel.
Joyce is our guy. Accessible in a way that Ulysses isn't. MLs go apeshit for Joyce.
>Book of the Disquiet
Pessoa was also a fascist. This book is long, prose-poetry fragments about life. As the name suggests, it's pretty doomer.
>In Search of Lost Time
Would an ML like this? Maybe, maybe not. It's fundamentally about the disenchantment of bourgeois society, and a fundamental alienation of the self from one's own memory and past. But it's also about bourgeois pleasures; its ending core thesis is that only through art can the modern soul find solace, fulfillment.
>As I Lay Dying
Now this is the Faulker you gotta read. I won't say anything more.
Kafka is my favorite writer but I never liked this one. But you can also read it in an afternoon easy.
Read "The Trial" or "The Castle" instead.
>Grapes of Wrath
Literally the American proletarian writer.
>Temple of the Golden Pavillion
I've read a lot of Mishima but not this one. He had his own specific brand of fascism that culminated in him miserably failing to coup Japan and restore the emperor. Despite this he's a great writer who has a lot of insight into gender dynamics. For leftists his work also examines the conflict between reactionary ideology (ideas like honor and glory) and their contradiction under modern capitalist life. I really like his work.
>Philip K Dick
dude's fun as fuck. he was a conservative but all of his books examine capitalism pretty critically. it gives his work this really particular quality nobody else has
>American Psycho, Harry Potter, Fear & Loathing, On The Road, Fight Club,