Recommended Reading List
|Clover, Joshua||Golden 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
|Dobbins, Gregory||Madame 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
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Mark Fisher, K-Punk: Collected and Unpublished Writings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), https://www.theredhandfiles.com/
|Dolan, Frances||John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi (c. 1612-13)
Joan Aiken, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (1962)
|Dumont, Leslie||Cameron, 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. http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1g69zt1.1.
Reynolds, David S. John Brown, Abolitionist: the Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights. New York: Vintage Books, 2006.
|Ferguson, Margaret||Elena 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!|
|Flores, Cathryn||Lockdown Shakespeare: New Evolutions in Performance and Adaptation
|Freeman, Elizabeth||William 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, Pam||There, 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
|Martín, Desirée||Gloria Anzaldua, "Borderlands/La Frontera"
William Faulkner, "Absalom, Absalom!"
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
Myriam Gurba, "Mean"
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, "The Undocumented Americans"
|Marx, John||My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Severance by Ling Ma
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell
|Shershow, Scott||H. P. Lovecraft, Tales, Library of America, ed. Peter Straub.|
|Wenderoth, Joe||Gerald 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, Michael||Ted 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)