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Book List: Utopias in History and Literature with John Lenz

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Reading list for Summer Minicourse: Short, but not Small: Notable American Short Fiction from Jack London to Lucia Berlin with Laura Driver

Session 1
Jack London, “To Build a Fire”
https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/to-build-a-fire.pdf

Ernest Hemingway, “Indian Camp”
http://briancroxall.pbworks.com/f/Hemingway%2C+Indian+Camp.pdf

“A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”
http://www.wlps.org/view/2546.pdf

Session 2
F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Ice Palace”
https://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/engl494/icepalace.pdf

Dorothy Parker, “Arrangement in Black and White”
https://biblioklept.org/2015/08/20/read-arrangement-in-black-and-white-a-short-story-by-dorothy-parker/

Session 3
William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily”
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~drbr/wf_rose.html

Zora Neale Hurston, “Sweat”
https://biblioklept.org/2013/01/21/sweat-zora-neale-hurston/

Session 4
John Updike, “A&P”
https://littletonpublicschools.net/sites/default/files/HHS-2015-Eng-10%20Honors%20Summer%20reading_1.pdf

John Cheever, “The Enormous Radio”
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1947/05/17/the-enormous-radio

“The Brooklyn Rooming House”
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1935/05/25/brooklyn-rooming-house

Session 5
Jamaica Kincaid, “Girl”
http://www.saginaw-twp.k12.mi.us/view/8490.pdf

 

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