I wonder sometimes about the literary fiction that has been published during my lifetime, and whether any of it will be known and read in future generations. The way society is changing so fast makes me a little pessimistic about what the future holds. Reading and literature are simply one part of the worrisome scenario.
So my question is: Are there any literary or mainstream novels published since Catch 22 that will live on for future generations?
Subquestion 1: What about The Da Vinci Code, and is it even a literary novel, or is it a genre novel?
Subquestion 2: Am I revealing a deplorable literary ignorance by asking the above questions?
Thanks for any feedback.