20th Century American Literature
Link to the 20th Century Historical Background Presentation.
What is literature and why do we read it and how?
Introduction to Modernism
An Example of Modernist Music and Performance:
Literary Analysis of "A Rose for Emily"
"Hemingway in Love"
This article collects information from a series of interviews which Hemingway gave late in his life about his relationships with his first two wives, women on who he drew for characters in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," The Sun Also Rises, and other stories. It is very informative, given how important "experience" was to the creative process for Hemingway. Here is another story: the first Hemingway ever published in the American Men's Magazine Esquire, "Marlin off the Morro."
Midterm Exam Form
Introduction to Postmodernism
The Beat Generation
LINK: Ginsberg reading "Howl"
Jack Kerouac and On the Road
Ken Kesey and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Charles Bukowski and "The Most Beautiful Girl in Town"
Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"