Recommended Reading List

Brownlee, LeslieCameron, Kenneth Walter, G. Oegger, Emanuel Swedenborg, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Young Emerson's Transcendental Vision; an Exposition of His World View with an Analysis of the Structure, Backgrounds, and Meaning of Nature (1836). Hartford, Transcendental Books, 1971. Print.
Fischer, Michael. "Literature and Empathy." Philosophy and Literature 41, no. 2 (2017): 431-464. doi:10.1353/phl.2017.0050.
Malachuk, Daniel S. "Daniel S. Malachuk." In Two Cities: The Political Thought of American Transcendentalism, I-Vi. University Press of Kansas, 2016.
Reynolds, David S. John Brown, Abolitionist: the Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights. New York: Vintage Books, 2006.

Clover, JoshuaGolden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California, Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party, Joshua Bloom & Waldo Martin
Revolutionary Letters, Diane DiPrima
Capital, vols. 1-3, Karl Marx

Corin, LucyMy Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante; New American Stories, Ed. Ben Marcus, The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor, by Flannery O'Connor.

Dobbins, GregoryMadame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine 
George William Russell (A.E.), The Candle of Vision
Mairtin O Cadhain, Cre na Cille ('Graveyard Clay')
Steve Ignorant, The Rest is Propaganda
Luther Blissett, Q
Derek Raymond, The Factory Series
David Peace, Red or Dead
Eimear McBride, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
Jonathan Wilson, Inverting the Pyramid
Mark Fisher, K-Punk: Collected and Unpublished Writings
Nick Cave, The Red Hand Files (blog),

Dolan, FrancesJohn Webster, The Duchess of Malfi (c. 1612-13)
Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess (1905)

Ferguson, MargaretElena Ferrante, My Brilliant Friend (first in her series about growing up poor in Naples in the 1950s; the other three books are also wonderful, if bleak). Fred Khumalo, Bitches Brew (a powerful novel about life and jazz by one of South Africa's most interesting novelists). David Malouf, Remembering Babylon. Most recently, I read and warmly recommend Richard Powers' astonishing eco-novel Overstory. And I love all three volumes of Deb Harkness' fabulous All Souls Trilogy!

Freeman, ElizabethWilliam Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!
Djuna Barnes, Nightwood
Irini Spanidou, God's Snake
Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Richard Wright, Native Son
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Blithedale Romance

Houston, PamThere, There, by Tommy Orange
Riding Westward, by Carl Phillips
A Manual For Cleaning Women, by Lucia Berlin
Citizen, by Claudia Rankine
Going To Meet The Man, by James Baldwin
Music for Wartime, by Rebecca Makkai
Battleborn, by Claire Vaye Watkins
Paradise, by Toni Morrison
Bright Dead Things, by Ada Limón
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, by Ross Gay
Jazz, by Toni Morrison

Krzeminski Gordon, JessicaThe Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
What Maisie Knew by Henry James
She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
Kindred by Octavia Butler
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Harry Potter series

Martín, DesiréeJunot Diaz, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"; "This is How You Lose Her":
William Faulkner, "Absalom, Absalom!"
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
Gloria Anzaldua, "Borderlands/La Frontera"
Kim Gordon, "Girl in a Band":

Marx, JohnMy Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Severance by Ling Ma
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Miller, ElizabethEdith Nesbit, The Railway Children

Shershow, ScottH. P. Lovecraft, Tales, Library of America, ed. Peter Straub.

Wenderoth, JoeGerald Murnane's story: Land Deal (it's in his book Stream System)
Jared Diamond's essay: A New Scientific Synthesis Of Human History
Walt Whitman's 1855 edition of Leaves Of Grass
The Poetics by Aristotle
The Dream Songs by John Berryman
James Baldwin's book (2 essays): The Fire Next Time
Kafka's stories, especially: The Burrow, Investigations Of A Dog, The Hunger Artist 
Toni Morrison's novels, especially: Jazz (masterpiece), and Tar Baby (an underappreciated book, I think)
William Carlos Williams' book: Spring And All
GG Marquez's story: Nabo: The Black Man Who Made The Angels Wait
GG Marquez's story: The Handsomest Drowned Man In The World
This Is Not A Pipe by Michel Foucault
The Theater And Its Double by Lil' Anton Artaud
everything and anything written by Paul Celan
poems by Emily Dickinson
poems by Lucille Clifton, Mary Ruefle, Antonio Porchia, Tomasz Salamun, Vasko Popa, CA Conrad, Adrian C. Louis, Anne Carson, Bei Dao, Yu XiuHua, Zbigniew Herbert, Nicanor Parra, Ingeborg Bachmann   
Pastoralia and Lincoln In The Bardo by George Saunders

Ziser, MichaelTed Hughes, Crow: from the Life and Songs of Crow (London: Faber & Faber, 1970)
George Herbert, The Temple, Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations (Cambridge: Printed by Thomas Buck and Roger Daniel, 1633)
W. G. Sebald, The Emigrants, trans. Michael Hulse (1992; New York: New Directions, 1996)