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Dark Reform: Scandal and Satire in American Arts (EN2321)

Summer Reading List 2016-17

Books you will need to buy:    

The list is quite long, I am afraid:  inevitably the case with modern, in-copyright fiction.  They can be ordered at Amazon and local bookshops.  Some can be found second-hand in the bookshops or via ABEbooks.co.uk, Amazon, or other online retailers.  All films will be available for loan from the Dept. DVD collection:

  • Upton Sinclair, The Jungle (numerous editions)
  • George Schuyler, Black No More [1931]  (X Press, 1998)
  • Jacqueline Susann, Valley of the Dolls (Virago, 2003)
  • E. L. Doctorow, The Book of Daniel (Penguin Modern Classics, 2006)
  • Ishmael Reed, Mumbo Jumbo (Simon & Schuster, 1996)
  • Michael Herr, Dispatches (Picador)   NB: a handout will be provided of sections of this text – buy the book if you are particularly interested.
  • Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49 (Picador)
  • Kathy Acker, Essential Acker: The Selected Writings of Kathy Acker(Grove Press, 2002)
  • George Saunders, Pastoralia (short stories, Bloomsbury, 2000)



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