Texts for the Fall Semester

I’m getting ready for the fall semester at Bowling Green State University. The first day of class is Monday.

For my fiction workshop, I’ll be reading “Twilight” by William Gay, “Bean Trees” by Barbara Kingsolver, “Building Fiction” by Jesse Lee  Kercheval, “Making Shapely Fiction” by Jerome Stern, and “On Becoming A Novelist” by John Gardner.

I’m also taking Native American Literature and Modern Fiction.

The texts for Native American Literature are: “American Indian Trickster Tales” by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz, “Dwellings” by Linda Hogan, “Genocide of the Mind” by MariJo Moore, “Lame Deer, seeker of Visions” by Lame Deer, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” by Sherman Alexie, and “Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich.

Modern Fiction reading includes:  “Cane” by Jean Toomer, Carson McCullers’ novels, Franz Kafka’s complete short stories, “Kafka Was the Rage” by Anatole Broyard, William Faulkner’s novels, “Selected Short Stories of William Faulkner,”
“Street of Crocodiles” by Bruno Schulz, “Tobacco Road” by Erskine Caldwell, “Winesburg, Ohio” by Sherwood Anderson, and “Winter’s Tales” by Isak Dinesen.

I’ll talk about these texts as I read them over the course of the semester. Feel free to pick up a copy yourself!

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