Readings

Downloadable versions of excerpts from some of the readings used in the course are available below, as well as links to downloadable full versions of many readings from the Project Gutenberg site.

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1Introduction. Leviticus, 16.

St Matthew, 26, xxx-xxxv, xlviii-lxxv. (PDF)

Two English Ballads: "Edward", "Sir Patric Spens."
2Aeschylus. The Orestia. (PDF)
3Sophocles. Antigone.

Viewing to be arranged of Coppolla's film, The Godfather. (PDF)
4Sophocles. Oedipus Rex.
5Euripides. Hippolytus.
6Plato. The Apology of Socrates, Crito.

Aristotle. Poetics. (PDF)
7Frye, Northrop. excerpt from Anatomy of Criticism.

Nietzsche. Birth of Tragedy, ch. 1-17.
8Shakespeare. King Lear. (download from Project Gutenberg)
9Shakespeare. King Lear. (continued)
10Shakespeare. Macbeth. (download from Project Gutenberg)
11Shakespeare. Macbeth. (continued)
12Balzac. Père Goriot. (download from Project Gutenberg)
13Balzac. Père Goriot. (continued)
14Balzac. Père Goriot. (continued)
15Melville, Herman. Benito Cerino.
16Melville, Herman. Benito Cerino. (continued)
17Ibsen, Henrik. A Doll's House. (download from Project Gutenberg)
18Ibsen, Henrik. A Doll's House. (continued.)
19Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness. (download from Project Gutenberg)
20Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness. (continued)
21Fitzgerald, F.Scott. The Great Gatsby.
22Fitzgerald, F.Scott. The Great Gatsby. (continued)
23Dinesen, Isaak. "Sorrow-Acre." (PDF)
24Camus, Albert. The Stranger.
25Camus, Albert. The Stranger. (continued)
26Levi, Primo. "The Gray Zone", from The Drowned and the Saved.