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Literature List (2004 - 2005) - Alphabetical by Titles
OUSD Literature List 2004 - 2005 draft pdf file
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Required literature

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Required literature

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Required literature


Animal Farm (Orwell)

* Am I Blue? (Bauer)

* Bean Trees (Kingsolver)

Best Stories of Jack London(London)

* Cannery Row (Steinbeck)

* A Gathering of Flowers (ed. Thomas)

House on Mango Street (Cisneros)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Angelou)

Iliad (Homer)

Inland Whale (Kroeber)

Lesson Before Dying (Gaines)

Martian Chronicles (Bradbury)

Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare)

Miracle Worker (Gibson)

Mythology (Hamilton)

Odyssey (Homer)

Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck)

Parable of the Sower (Butler)

Parrot in the Oven (Martinez)

Picture Bride (Uchida)

Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare)

Shadow of the Dragon (Garland)

Thousand Pieces of Gold (McCunn)

To Kill a Mockingbird (Lee)

Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry (ed: Gillan)

Witch of Goingsnake and Other Stories (Conley)
Antigone (Sophocles)

Bless Me Ultima (Anaya)

Christmas Carol (Dickens)

Color Purple (Walker)

* Cool Salsa (ed: Carlson)

Cry, The Beloved Country (Paton)

Farenheit 451 (Bradbury)

Great Expectations (Dickens)

Joy Luck Club (Tan)

Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)

Kitchen God's Wife (Tan)

* Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (Alexie)

Lord of the Flies (Golding)

Like Water for Chocolate (Esquivel)

Somehow Tenderness Survives: Stories of Southern Africa (Rochman, editor)

Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)

Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare)

Things Fall Apart (Achebe)

* Yell-Oh Girls (Nam)

Yellow Raft in Blue Water (Dorris)
..And the Earth Did NotDevour Him (Rivera)

* Animal Dreams (Kingsolver)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain)

Autobiography of Malcolm X (Haley)

Betsy Brown (Shange)

Black Boy (Wright)

Black Folktales (Lester)

The Bluest Eye (Morrison)

Catcher in the Rye (Salinger)

Ceremony (Silko)

Choice of Weapons (Parks)

Crucible (Miller)

Death of a Salesman (Miller)

Down These Mean Streets (Thomas)

Fences (Wilson)

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf (Shange)

Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck)

Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)

*Hiroshima (Hersey)

*A Hundred Secret Senses (Tan)

Hunger of Memory (R. Rodriguez)

I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem Village (Conde)

Invisible Man (Ellison)

Macho ( Villaseñor)

Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglas (Douglas)

Piano Lesson (Wilson)

Puddin' Head Wilson (Twain)

A Raisin in the Sun (Hansberry)

Scarlet Letter (Hawthorne)

*Slaughterhouse Five (Vonnegut)

So Far From God (Castillo)

Song of Solomon (Morrison)

*Souls of Black Folks (Dubois)

Sula (Morrison)

Their Eyes Were Watching God (Hurston)

Wild Seed (Butler)

Woman Warrior (Kingston)

Ake (Soyinka)

* The Alchemist (Coelho)

Beloved (Morrison)

Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky)

* A Doll’s House (Isben)


* Grendel (Gardner)

Hamlet (Shakespeare)

Handmaid's Tale (Atwood)

Heart of Darkness (Conrad)

House of Spirits (Allende)

Jane Eyre (Brontë)

Jasmine (Mukherjee)

July's People (Gordimer)

Kaffir Boy (Mathabane)

Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)

Metamorphosis (Kafka)

Native Son (Wright)

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Solzhenitsyn)

One Hundred Years of Solitude (Marquez)

Othello (Shakespeare)

* Pablo Neruda Selected Poems (ed. Tarn)

Picture of Dorian Gray (Wilde)

Pride and Prejudice (Austen)

Rashoman (Akutagawa)

Siddhartha (Hesse)

So Long a Letter (Ba)

Stranger (Camus)

Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali (Niane)

Tempest (Shakespeare)

Theban Plays (Sophocles)

Three Tragedies (Lorca)

Walk in the Night and Other Stories (La Guma)

When Heaven & Earth Changed Places (Hayslip)

When Rain Clouds Gather (Head)

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (Chang)

Wuthering Heights (Brontë)

* Am I Blue? (Bauer) * Cool Salsa (ed: Carlson) * Animal Dreams (Kingsolver) * The Alchemist (Coelho)
* Bean Trees (Kingsolver) * Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (Alexie) *Hiroshima (Hersey) * A Doll’s House (Isben)
* Cannery Row (Steinbeck) * Yell-Oh Girls (Nam) *A Hundred Secret Senses (Tan) * Grendel (Gardner)
* A Gathering of Flowers (ed. Thomas)   *Souls of Black Folks (Dubois) * Pablo Neruda Selected Poems (ed. Tarn)
* Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry (ed: Gillan)   *Slaughterhouse Five (Vonnegut)  

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