25 Books That Inspired the World

The Results: 25 Books That Inspired the World

See the top ten results along with the nominating statements for the three winning titles.

The Berlin Wall

Narrating the Fault Lines: German Literature since the Fall of the Wall

Since the fall of the Berlin wall, a rich literary culture has emerged.

Ocean sunrise near a tall rock

Five Poems by Julia Fiedorczuk

Read and listen to five poems by Julia Fiedorczuk in Polish and English.

Fence Line. Photo by Todd Stewart

Two Poems by Lawson Fusao Inada

Read the poems “Eating Noodles” and “To This Day” by Lawson Fusao Inada.

25 Books That Inspired the World
The Results: 25 Books That Inspired the World
The Berlin Wall
Narrating the Fault Lines: German Literature since the Fall of the Wall
Ocean sunrise near a tall rock
Five Poems by Julia Fiedorczuk
Fence Line. Photo by Todd Stewart
Two Poems by Lawson Fusao Inada

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