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The Greatest Literature by Country or Region

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, Greatest lists have been launched for these countries or regions:

Africa—featuring the authors and works of Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe and other countries of Africa.

Australia—featuring the authors and works of Australia.

Britain—featuring the authors and works of England, Scotland and Wales.

Canada—featuring the authors and works of Canada.

China—featuring the authors and works of China.

Eastern Europe—featuring the authors and works of Albania, Austria, Belerus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine and other countries of Eastern Europe.

France—featuring the authors and works of France.

Germany—featuring the authors and works of Germany.

Greece—featuring the authors and works of both ancient and modern Greece.

Ireland—featuring the authors and works of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Italy—featuring the authors and works of Italy.

Japan—featuring the authors and works of Japan.

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

Norden—including the authors and works of Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Faroe Islands.

Russia—featuring authors and works of Russia.

South Asia—featuring the authors and works of India, Pakistan, Bengal, Sri Lanka and other countries of South Asia.

Spain—featuring the authors and works of Spain.

United States—featuring the authors and works of the United States.

West Asia—including the authors and works of Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, and other countries of West Asia.

More to come.