28 January 2007

New semester, same-ol', same-ol'

New semester's started. Taking Modern American Literature (being taught by "Harry" as he signs himself) - the texts range from 1920-1939 (inter-war years). The reading list is pretty cool (but it would have been nice to have this on ISIS or his website somewhere before the start of semester, grrr):

Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
Manhattan Transfer, John Dos Passos
Cane, Jean Toomer
Quicksand, Nella Larsen (and I might read Passing since it's in the same volume)
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein
Absalom, Absalom!, William Faulkner
Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Day of the Locust, Nathaniel West
Native Son, Richard Wright

Really nice - no overdone books from high school in sight (i.e. Gatsby, Grapes of Wrath (ew), Hemingway, etc) 002 (5K)

Current book-in-progress: The Age of Innocence, an article by Nancy Bentley (to present in class tomorrow) and, yes, still the crap for my term paper - Cavendish, de Pisan, and Wollstonecraft (they're starting to seem like the three Witches from Macbeth - Double, double, toil and trouble....)
Current knitted item: Half a set of booties for Rebekah's baby shower (bootie #1 is knitted and just needs seamed - hey, I have until 12pm February 3 to get them done)

1 comment:

  1. Christine de Pisan? A witch? No! Surely not!