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This section features a list of the required texts and readings by session.

Required Texts

Amazon logo Baldwin, James. Go Tell it on the Mountain. New York, NY: Penguin, 2001. ISBN: 9780141185910.

Amazon logo Díaz, Junot. Drown. New York, NY: Riverhead Trade, 1997. ISBN: 9781573226066.

Amazon logo Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment. New York, NY: Pocket Books, 2004. ISBN: 9780743487634.

Amazon logo Joyce, James. The Dubliners. New York, NY: Penguin, 2000. ISBN: 9780141182452.

Amazon logo Kincaid, Jamaica. Lucy. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002. ISBN: 9780374527358.

Amazon logo Lahiri, Jhumpa. Interpreter of Maladies. New York, NY: Mariner Books, 1999. ISBN: 9780395927205.

Amazon logo Morrison, Toni. Jazz. New York, NY: Knopf, 1992. ISBN: 9780679411673.

Amazon logo Roy, Arundhati. The God of Small Things. New York, NY: Harper Perennial, 1998. ISBN: 9780060977498.

Amazon logo Wharton, Edith. The House of Mirth. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 2002. ISBN: 9780486420493.

Readings by Session

1(no readings)
2-3Wharton, The House of Mirth
4-5Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies
6-7Morrison, Jazz
8Baldwin, Go Tell it on the Mountain, pp. 1-101
9Go Tell it on the Mountain, pp. 102-176
10Go Tell it on the Mountain, pp. 177-end
11Joyce, The Dubliners: "The Sisters," "Araby," "Eveline"
12The Dubliners: "Two Gallants," "A Painful Case," "Ivy Day in the Committee Room," "A Mother"
13The Dubliners: "The Dead"
14-15Kincaid, Lucy
16Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment Part One
17Crime and Punishment Part Two
18Crime and Punishment Part Three
19Crime and Punishment Part Four
20Crime and Punishment Part Five
21Crime and Punishment Part Six and Epilogue
22Roy, The God of Small Things, pp. 3-147
23The God of Small Things, pp. 148-253
24The God of Small Things, pp. 254-end
25Díaz. Drown: "Ysrael," "Fiesta, 1980," "Drown"

Drown: "Boyfriend," "How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie," "Negocios"

Listen to Díaz read "How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie" in Act Two of Episode 94 of the radio show This American Life.


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