Today I received all of my desk copies for the upcoming semester. I’ll be teaching semester one of the first-year composition course, American Literature to 1865, and American Literature Post-1945. It should be a fun semester toggling back and forth between the two American literature extremes! It will make a fascinating contrast.
I already have copies of most of these books, just not the editions that are currently in print, hence the necessity of acquiring the ones listed below.
Bottini, Joseph P., and James L. Davis. Utica: Then & Now. Charleston: Arcadia, 2007.
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans. 1826. New York: Penguin, 1986.
DeLillo, Don. Falling Man. 2007. New York: Scribner, 2008.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories. New York: Dover, 1992.
Irving, Washington. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories. New York: Penguin, 1999.
McClatchy, J.D., ed. The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry. 2nd ed. New York: Vintage, 2003.
Nelson, G. Lynn. Writing and Being: Embracing Your Life Through Creative Journaling. Novato: New World, 2004.
Poe, Edgar Allen. The Complete Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe (Volume I of II). N.P.: Digireads.com, 2012.
Roth, Philip. Goodbye, Columbus: And Five Short Stories. 1959. New York: Vintage, 1993.
Walker, Alice. The Color Purple. 1982. Orlando: Harvest, 2003.
Whitman, Walt. Leaves of Grass. 1855. New York: Penguin, 1986.