ENGLISH IV LANGUAGE AP
SECOND TRIMESTER
Postmodern Book List

Choose one to read second trimester: one author per two people; first come, first serve.

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes)Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs or Girlfriend in a Coma

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes) Bobby Ann Mason’s In Country

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes) Toni Morrison’s Beloved

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes)Thomas Pynchon’s Crying of Lot 49 or Gravity’s Rainbow

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes) Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions, Cat’s Cradle, or Mother Night

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes) Philip Roth’s Goodbye Columbus; Portnoy’s Complaint

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes)Joseph Heller’s Catch-22

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes) Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes) Norman Mailor’s Executioner’s Song; The Armies of the Night

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes) Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes) Tim O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato or In the Lake of the Woods

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes)E.L. Doctorow’s Billy Bathgate or Ragtime

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes) Paul Auster’s Timbuktu or City of Glass

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes) Joyce Carol Oates’s Zombie

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes)William Gibson’s The Mona Lisa Overdrive, Neuromancer, or The Difference Engine

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes)David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest or The Girl with Curious Hair (S.Story Collection)

WB01062_.GIF (249 bytes)Ursula LeGuin’s The Left Hand of Darkness, Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Preserves

 

NOTE: I am open to suggestions of other works by authors who are in Norton’s Postmodern Anthology or other novels by the writers on this list. Please feel free to come chat about your choice. Again, you will be putting a lot of time into reading and researching the novel you choose, so choose wisely.

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