Reads 2021

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair


The Epic of Gilgamesh

Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks

The Narrative of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

The Narrative of Henry Box Brown by Henry Brown

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Lysistrata by Aristophanes

“The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin

“A White Heron” by Sarah Orne Jewett

Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington

The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. DuBois

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Confessions by Augstine

excerpts from The Squatter and the Don by Maria Ruiz de Burton

“In the Land of the Free” by Sui Sin Far

Maus I and Maus II by Art Spiegelman

Modernist Poetry (Eliot, Pound, Stein, cummings, Stevens, Williams, Frost)

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Eat and Run : My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek

Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Night by Elie Wiesel

“Separating” by John Updike

“The Devil is a Busy Man” by David Foster Wallace

“Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow” by Kurt Vonnegut

“A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Cathedral” by Raymond Carver

“The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara

“What Work Is” by Phillip Levine

“How to Tell a True War Story” by Tim O’Brien

“The White Man’s Burden” by Rudyard Kipling

Prologue and Chapter 1 from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

“Persimmons” by Li-Young Lee

“It’s a Class Struggle, Godammit!” by Fred Hampton