Sunday, December 1, 2013

Suggested Books for 2014 Schedule

The following is a list of suggestions received as 7:00 p.m., December 1:

Longer work
U.S.A. Trilogy, - The 42nd Parallel (1930); 1919, (1932) and The Big Money (1936) by John Dos Passos, 1938
The Snopes Trilogy ("The Hamlet," "The Town," and "The Mansion"), by Faulkner 
Ulysses, by James Joyce
Foundation trilogy ("Foundation," "Foundation and Empire," and "Second Foundation"), by Isaac Asimov

Shorter Work
The Trial by Kafka, 1924
Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

By a female author
Oroonoko, by Aphra Behn, 1688
The Song of the Lark, by Willa Cather
The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, 1952
Lolita or Pnin, by Nabokov
East of Eden, by Steinbeck
100 Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1967
Herzog, by Saul Bellow

Oku no Hosomichi--The Narrow Road to the Deep North (also translated as The Narrow Road to the Interior) by Basho, Late 17th century
Snow Country, by Yasunari Kawabata


Ancient Greek or Roman
Oedipus at Colonusby Sophocles
Electra, by Sophocles
Roman comedy by Plautus (part of Winter Reading)

King Lear (previously read by group)
A Winter's Tale (Heart of America Shakespeare Festival next summer)

A Shropshire Lad, by A.E. Houseman
The Essential Rumi (or whichever collection is best)
The Wasteland and Other Poems, by T.S. Eliot

Bleak House, by Dickens
Don Quixote, by Cervantes 
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Other suggestions
A Journal of the Plague Year, by Daniel Defoe, 1722
The Saga of the Volsungs, Late 13th century
Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius, around 524 (ancient Greek/Roman?)
We, Yevgeny Zamyatin, 1921
The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane
Life on the Mississippi, by Mark Twain

No comments:

Post a Comment