2008 Reading List

1. Riders of the Purple Sage - Zane Grey (1912)
2. The African American West: A Century of Short Stories (2000) - Bruce A. Glasrud
and Laurie Champion, editors
3. Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories (1995) - James Moffett and Kenneth
R. McElheny, editors
4. Ghost in the Machine: A Play - David Gilman (1996)
5. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - Edward Albee (1961)
6. Some Faces in the Crowd: Short Stories - Budd Schulberg (1953)
7. His Eye is on the Sparrow: A Autobiography - Ethel Waters with Charles Samuels (
1951)
8. The Apartment (screenplay) - Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond (1960)
9. Guys and Dolls: The Stories of Damon Runyon (1992)
10. The Girl on the Magazine Cover: The Origins of Visual Stereotypes in American
Media - Carolyn Kitch (2000)
11. God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse - James Weldon Johnson (1927)
12. Daughters of the Great Depression: Women, Work and Fiction in the American 1930s- Laura Hapke (1995)
13. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck (1937) re-read
14. When Ladies Meet - Rachel Crothers (1932) (from The Best Plays of 1932-33)
15. Design for Living - Noel Coward (1932) (from The Best Plays of 1932-33)
16. Born Yesterday - Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon (1946) (from The Best Plays of
1945-46)
17. Valley of the Dolls - Jacqueline Susann (1966)
18. The Last Picture Show - Larry McMurtry (1966)
19. The Collected Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald
20. Where Water Comes Together with Other Water: Poems by Raymond Carver (1984)
21. Flannery O’Connor and the Christ-Haunted South - Ralph C. Wood (2004)
22. A Woman Speaks: The Lectures, Seminars, and Interviews of Anais Nin - edited by
Evelyn J. Hinz (1975)
23. A Taste of Honey - Shelagh Delaney
24. Flannery O’Connor’s South - Robert Coles (1980)
25. Step Right Up: Stories of Carnivals, Sideshows, and the Circus - Nathaniel
Knaebel (2004)
26. In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose - Alice Walker (1983)
27. Selected Stories of Eudora Welty (1992 Edition)
28. Cane - Jean Toomer (1923)
29. Seven Guitars - August Wilson (1996)
30. Lie Down in Darkness - William Styron (1951)
31. Against Interpretation - Susan Sontag (1966)
32. In Someone’s Shadow - Rod McKuen (1969)
33. Imitation of Life - Fannie Hurst (1933)
34. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe (1968)
35. The Prophet - Kahil Gibran (1923)
36. Lost Stories - Dashiell Hammett (2005)
37. America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines - Gail
Collins (2003)
38. The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West (1939)
39. Main Street - Sinclair Lewis (1922)
40. Blues Legacies and Black Feminism - Angela Y. Davis (1998)
41. In Quest of Our Past: 1900 – 1999 - Mission Trail Questers (2000)
42. American Eve - Paula Uruburu (2008)
43. Splendor in the Grass (screenplay) - William Inge (1961)
44. Memories of Splendor: The Midwestern World of William Inge - Kansas State
Historical Society (1989)
45. Ragtime - E.L. Doctorow (1975)
46. The Alienist - Caleb Carr (1994)
47. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass - Lewis Carroll (
1865) re-read
48. Since Yesterday: The 1930s in America, September 3, 1929 - September 3, 1939 -
Frederick Lewis Allen (1940)
49. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination - Toni Morrison (
1992)
50. The Member of the Wedding - Carson McCullers (1946)
51. Our Town - Thornton Wilder (1938)
52. A Coney Island of the Mind: Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1958)
53. Gold Diggers of 1933 (screenplay) Erwin Gelsey, James Seymour, David Boehm (
1932)
54. The Mortgaged Heart - Carson McCullers (1971)
55. A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far: Poems 1978-1981 - Adrienne Rich (1981)
56. My Life a Loaded Gun: Female Creativity and Feminist Poetics - Paula Bennett (1986)
57. The Sonnets to Orpheus - Rainer Maria Rilke, Translation by Stephen Mitchell (
1985)
58. Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915 - 1965 - Martha Foley,ed. (1965)
59. Enormous Changes at the Last Minute - Grace Paley (1991 edition)
60. All The King's Men - Robert Penn Warren (1946)
61. Looking Backward 2000-1887 - Edward Bellamy (1888)
62. The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre - Dominic Smith (2006)
63. Trouble Is My Business - Raymond Chandler (1939)
64. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley (1932)
65. Odd Girl Out - Ann Bannon (1957)
66. The Monk - Matthew Lewis (1796)
67. The Catholic Imagination in American Literature - Ross Labrie (1997)
68. Stage Door - Edna Ferber and George Kaufman (1936)
69. Women of the Harlem Renaissance - Cheryl A. Wall (1995)
70. Machinal - Sophie Treadwell (1928)
71. Pipers at the Gates of Dawn: The Wisdom of Children’s Literature - Jonathan Cott
(1981)
72. The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories - Agatha Christie (1948)
73. In and Out of Character - Basil Rathbone (1962)
74. Blues of a Lifetime: Personal Stories Cornell Woolrich, Mark T. Bassett, ed. (
1991)
75. Death in Venice - Thomas Mann (1912)
76. The Haunted Bookshop - Christopher Morley (1919)
77. Women of the Beat Generation - Brenda Knight (1996)
78. The Girls: Sappho Goes to Hollywood - Diana McLellan (2001)
79. The Way of All Flesh - Samuel Butler (1903)
80. Murder for Christmas - Thomas Godfrey, ed. (2007)

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