The 10 Most Classic Brooklyn Novels

09/16/2013 9:00 AM |

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Brooklyn has been the home of major novelists of the 20th century and the start of the 21st. Many of them, like Thomas Wolfe and Richard Wright, simply used the borough as a home base to write about other topics and places. But others let the dynamism of its many communities fuel their creativity, penning works that take Brooklyn as their setting and, often, their subject. Here are the 10 most famous examples, a must-read list for anyone interested in Brooklyn belles-lettres.