21L.003-2 | Spring 2007 | Undergraduate

Reading Fiction


Required Texts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Readings by Session

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

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2007
Learning Resource Types
Written Assignments