Wednesday, January 20, 2016

What I'm reading (for the next five months)

Here's my reading list for my final term in Bennington's MFA program for giggles... 

(Note, it's half the length of a normal term's reading list because we're writing our theses and preparing a public lecture in the final term)

1…Dante Alighieri, Inferno
2…Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility or Emma
3…James Baldwin, Notes of A Native Son or Nobody Knows My Name
4…Roberto Bolano, By Night In Chile (novella)
5…J.L. Carr, A Month in the Country
6…Raymond Carver, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
7…Junot Diaz, Drown
8…Flaubert, Madame Bovary
9…Mavis Gallant, Paris Stories
10..Marie Howe, In the Kingdom of Ordinary Time (poetry)
11..Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son
12..Denis Johnson, Incognito Lounge (poetry)
13..Jamaica Kincaid, Annie John
14..Antonya Nelson (still need to decide which one...suggestions?)
15..Muriel Spark, Public Image

1 comment:

Mike said...

Really, Dante's Inferno?! I'd figure you'd have that pretty well memorized by now!