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Modernism and Twentieth Century

Reading List for Majors

James:

  • The Ambassadors
  • The American

DuBois:

  • Souls of Black Folk

Wharton:

  • House of Mirth

Joyce:

  • Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Woolf:

  • To the Lighthouse
  • Mrs. Dalloway
  • Jacob's Room

Conrad:

  • Heart of Darkness

Yeats:

  • "Sailing to Byzantium"
  • "The Second Coming"
  • "Among School Children"
  • "Easter, 1916
  • "The Tower"
  • "Leda and the Swan"

Eliot:

  • "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
  • The Waste Land
  • Four Quartets

Hurston:

  • Their Eyes Were Watching God

Cather:

  • The Professor's House
  • My Antonia

Shaw:

  • Saint Joan
  • Man and Superman

Williams:

  • "The Dance" (1944)
  • "Spring and All"
  • "Pictures from Breughel"

Stevens:

  • "The Idea of Order at Key West"
  • "The Anecdote of the Jar"
  • "The Snowman"
  • "Sunday Morning"
  • "On Modern Poetry"
  • "Man and Bottle"

Toomer:

  • Cane

Faulkner:

  • The Sound and the Fury
  • Go Down, Moses

Wright:

  • Black Boy

Ellison:

  • Invisible Man

Miller:

  • Death of a Salesman

Hansberry:

  • A Raisin in the Sun

Achebe:

  • Things Fall Apart

Rich:

  • Twenty-one Love Poems
  • "Cartographies of Silence"

Morrison:

  • Beloved

Rita Dove:

  • Selected Poems

Donald Hall:

  • Old and New Poems

Denise Levertov:

  • Breathing the Water

Galway Kinnell:

  • Selected Poems

Baldwin:

  • Go Tell It on the Mountain

Rushdie:

  • Midnight’s Children
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