The Armchair MA: American Literature

Below you’ll find a list of intended titles, as well as links to my reviews where available!

  1. Anne Bradstreet: “The Author to her Book”, “To My Dear Children”, “A Letter to her Husband, Absent Upon Public Employment”
  2. Mary Rowlandson: The Soveraignty and Goodness of God…; being a narrative of the captivity and restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
  3. Benjamin Franklin: Autobiography
  4. Thomas Jefferson: Notes on the State of Virginia
  5. Public: The Federalist Papers
  6. James Fenimore Cooper: The Last of the Mohicans
  7. Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Nature”, “The American Scholar”, “The Poet”, “Merlin”
  8. Edgar Allan Poe: “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Imp of the Perverse”, “The Raven”
  9. Frederick Douglass: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave
  10. Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter
  11. Herman Melville: Benito Cereno
  12. Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  13. Henry David Thoreau: Walden
  14. Walt Whitman: “Song of Myself”, “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”, “Drum-Taps”
  15. Emily Dickinson: “Success is counted sweetest”, “I felt a funeral in my brain”, “Because I could not stop for death”, “My life had stood a loaded gun”
  16. Mark Twain: Huckleberry Finn
  17. Theodore Dreiser: Sister Carrie
  18. W.E.B. DuBois: The Souls of Black Folk
  19. Edith Wharton: The House of Mirth
  20. Robert Frost: “Mowing”, “The Wood-Pile”, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
  21. T.S. Eliot: “The Wasteland”
  22. F. Scott Fitzgerald: Tender is the Night
  23. Ernest Hemingway: The Sun Also Rises
  24. Ezra Pound: “In a Station of the Metro”, “The Lake Isle”, “Canto I”
  25. Langston Hughes: Weary Blues
  26. William Faulkner: Absalom, Absalom!
  27. Zora Neale Hurston: Their Eyes Were Watching God
  28. Richard Wright: Native Son
  29. Arthur Miller: The Crucible
  30. Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man
  31. Allen Ginsberg: Howl, and other poems
  32. Amiri Baraka: Dutchman
  33. Thomas Pynchon: Crying of Lot 49
  34. Gwendolyn Brooks: In the Mecca
  35. Toni Morrison: Beloved
  36. Tony Kushner: Angels in America

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