American Literature – Reading List


I am writing this for all of the fourth\third year students who are taking American Literature. Piece of advice: start reading. Start reflecting. TRUST ME YOU WILL WISH YOU HAD STARTED READING EARLIER. This is basically what you are going to read for the course:

  1. Anne Bradstreet: The Prologue (a poem).
  2. Edward Taylor: Upon a Spider Catching a Fly + Huswifery (poems).
  3. Mary Rowlandson: Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson.
  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Nature.
  5. Edgar Allan Poe: The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin (Novel) + The Fall of the House of Usher (story) + The Raven (a poem).
  6. Walt Whitman (My second favorite): Goodbye My Fancy! (poem) + When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer (poem) + A Noiseless Spider + Song of myself (poems).
  7. Emily Dickinson (My favorite): Poems: A narrow Fellow in the Grass + Because I could not stop for Death (AMAZING) + The Spider Holds a Silver Ball.
  8. Frederick Douglass: Life of an American Slave (sad but good)
  9. Ernest Hemingway (beautiful way of writing): A Clean, Well-Lighted Place (short story)
  10. Edward Albee: The Sandbox (a play) *it’s cool*

If you have any questions. Ask here. Don’t ask me on fb.

Great course if you know how to enjoy it. All the best.



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