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World Map of Literature

Redditor Backforward24 created this neat "Literature of the World" - a map composed of books from/about each nation of the world.

The selection of what book should represent each country is subjective, of course - it's impossible to boil down the literary history of a country to a single book, but nonetheless the work is quite impressive. See if you agree with the book/country pairings:

The Americas

Canada - Anne of Green Gables
U.S.A - To Kill a MockingBird
Mexico - Pedro Paramo
Guatemala - Men of Maize
Belize - Beka Lamb
Honduras - Cipotes
El Salvador - Bitter Grounds
Nicaragua - The Country Under my Skin
Costa Rica - La Isla de los hombres solos
Panama - Plenilunio
Colombia - 100 Years of Solitude
Venezuela - Dona Barbara
Guyana - Palace of the Peacock
Suriname - The Price of Sugar
French Guiana - Papillon
Ecuador - The Villager
Brazil - Dom Casmurro
Peru - Death in the Andes
Bolivia - Bronze Race
Paraguay - I the Supreme
Argentina - Ficciones
Chile - The House of the Spirits
Uruguay - Soccer in the Sun and Shadow
Cuba - Havana Bay
Haiti - Breath, Eyes, Memory
Dominican Republic - Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao
Bahamas - The Measure of a Man
Jamaica - A brief history of Seven Killings
Puerto Rico - When I was Puerto Rican
Lesser Antilles - Wide Sargasso Sea
Greenland - Islands, the Universe, Home

Europe & Russia

Norway - Hunger
Iceland - Jar City
Sweden - Gosta Berling’s Saga
Finland - The Unknown Soldier
Denmark - Feeling for Snow
Latvia - Nāvas Ena
Estonia - Truth and Justice
Lithuania - Black Sheep
Belarus - Voices from Chernobyl
Ukraine - Death and the Penguin
Moldova - A Siberian Education
Romania - Forest of the Hanged
Bulgaria - Under the Yoke
Poland - Pan Tadeusz
Germany - Buddenbrooks
Netherlands - The Discovery of Heaven
Belgium - The Sorrow of Belgium
Luxembourg - In Reality: Selected Poems
United Kingdom - Great Expectations
Ireland - Ulysses
Czech Republic - The Good Soldier
Slovakia - Rivers of Babylon
France - The Count of Monte Cristo
Spain - Don Quixote
Portugal - Baltasar and Blimunda
Austria - The Man Without Qualities
Switzerland - Heidi
Italy - The Divine Comedy
Slovenia - Alamut
Croatia - Cafe Europa
Hungary - Eclipse of the Crescent Moon
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Zlata’s diary
Serbia - Dictionary of the Khazars
Montenegro - Montenegro: A Novel
Albania - The General of the Dead Army
Macedonia - Freud’s Sister
Greece - The Iliad
Russia - War and Peace

Asia and The Middle East

Turkey - My Name is Red
Georgia - Knight in the Panther’s Skin
Armenia - The Fool
Azerbaijan - Blue Angels
Iran - Shahnameh
Iraq - The Corpses Exhibition and Other Stories
Syria - The Dark Side of love
Lebanon - The Hakawati
Israel - Mornings in Jenin
Syria - The Dark Side of Love
Kuwait - A Map of Home
UAE - The Sand Fish
Saudi Arabia - Cities of Salt
Qatar - The Emergence of Qatar
Yemen - The Hostage
Oman - The Turtle of Oman
Kazakhstan - The Book of Words
Turkmenistan - The Tale of Aypi
Uzbekistan - Chasing the Sea
Kyrgyzstan - Jamilia
Tajikistan - Hurramabad
Afghanistan - Kite Runner
Pakistan - The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Nepal - The Palpasa Cafe
India - The God of Small Things
Bhutan - the Circle of Karma
Bangladesh - A Golden Age
Myanmar - Smile as they Bow
Laos - In the Other Side of the Eye
Thailand - The Four Reigns
Vietnam - The Sorrows of War
Cambodia - First they Killed my Family
Taiwan - Green Island
Sri Lanka - Anil’s Ghost
Mongolia - The Blue Sky
North Korea - The Aquariums of Pyongyang
South Korea - The Vegetarian
Japan - Kokoro
China - The Dream of the Red Chamber
Malaysia - The Garden of Evening Mists
Brunei - Some Girls
Indonesia - This Earth of Mankind
Philippines - Noli Me Tangere
East Timor - The Redundancy of Courage

Australiz, New Zealand & The Pacific Islands

Australia - Cloudstreet
Papua New Guinea - Death of a Muruk
Vanuatu - Black Stone
Solomon Islands - Suremada
Fiji - Tales of the Tikongs
New Zealand - The bone People


Algeria - The Stranger
Libya - In the Country of Men
Egypt - Palace Walk
Morocco - The Sand Child
Mauritania - Silent Terror: A Journey into Contemporary African Slavery
Mali - Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali
Niger - Sarraounia
Chad - The Roots of Heaven
Sudan - Lyrics Alley
Nigeria - Things Fall Apart
Cameroon - The Old Man and the Medal
Central African Republic - Batouala
South Sudan - They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky
Ethiopia - Beneath the Lion's Gaze
Somalia - The Orchard of Lost Souls
Democratic Republic of the Congo - The Antipeople
Uganda - Abyssinian Chronicles
Kenya - Petals of Blood
Tanzania - Desertion
Angola - A Gloriosa Familia
Zambia - Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
Mozambique - Sleepwalking Land
Zimbabwe - The House of Hunger
Namibia - Born of the Sun
Botswana - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
South Africa - Disgrace

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