Once again, I have a list of novels to share. In this case, the list is of 50 novels that one person thinks is highly representative of American literature.
As the article points out, the list is quite diverse. In addition, the novels chosen are based solely upon one person's opinion. Thus, the choices made are highly subjective. These books examine themes that are universal. Thus, a foreigner could have authored them. However, the article posits that the books "couldn't have been written anywhere else." (Other than the U.S., that is. Got it? :))
Take a gander and see what you think.
For my own part, regarding the ones I know, I'm inclined to agree.