Tuesday, July 30, 2013

American Lit: What I'm Reading

I have no idea what to write today so here's a list of all the stories and poems I'm reading for American Lit this semester.  Besides this massive list, there are a ton of articles. 

What I've Read:
  • The Parish and The Hill by Mary Doyle Curran (I really enjoyed this novel)
  • "Fat of the Land" from Hungry Hearts by Anzia Yezierska
  • "City of Refuge" by Rudolph Fisher
  • "Truant" by Claude McKay
  • "The Guilded Six-Bits" by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Excerpt from First Two Chapters of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (I want to reread this now that I've read this excerpt again)
  • "Recitatif" by Toni Morrison (I didn't know that Toni Morrison had written a short story. This was really good and I suggest everyone read it!)
  • "Bright and Morning Star" by Richard Wright
  • "Exodus" by James Baldwin

What I Was Supposed to Read but Didn't (and reasons why):

  • Quicksand by Nella Larsen (it was only online and I wasn't reading a whole novel on my computer screen)
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (I've read it before and with everything else we have to read for this class there was no way I was rereading it in under a week)

Currently Reading:

  • Love Medicine by Louise Erdirch

Still to Read:

  • Storytelling (Poem) by Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Yellow Woman by Leslie Marmon Silko
  • The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
  • House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
  • I am Joaquin (Poem) by Rodolfo (Corky) Gonzalez
  • Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
  • After the Funeral of Assam Hamady (Poem) by Sam Hamod
  • Barbie Doll (Poem) by Marge Piercy
  • Try to Praise the Mutilated World (Poem) by Adam Zagajewski
  • For a Daughter who Leaves (Poem) by Janice Mirikitani
  • In Response to Executive Order 9066 (Poem) by Dwight Okita
  • Mama, Came Back (Poem) by Nellie Wong

5 comments:

  1. WOW, you've got a lot on your radar! I hope you're enjoying everything you're going through :) yay!

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  2. I'm enjoying a portion of it, it's just a lot of reading and I haven't had time for a lot of pleasure reading so my TBR list is really backing up.

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  3. Amelia, I'm glad to see "Executive Order 9066" is on your Still To Read list. It's my poem from my book Crossing with the Light.

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  4. We'll be reading it in two weeks along with the background information on your website.

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  5. I hope you enjoy the poem. It's been reprinted in about 50 textbooks and anthologies. In my poetry book Crossing with the Light, there is a longer poem dealing with the internment camps. It's called "The Nice Thing About Counting Stars."

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