My MFA reading list for May Residency 2010

Longer Works:

The Blue Flower
(Penelope Fitzgerald)

From Where We Dream
(Robert Olen Butler)

Loss of Face (Charles
Baxter)

Mao II (Don DeLillo)

Toni Morrison’s Nobel
Lecture in Literature, 1993

The Great Gatsby (F.
Scott Fitzgerald)

Stop-Time (Frank
Conroy)

I Could Tell You
Stories (Patricia Hampl)

Sound and Sense
(Perrine)

Spreading the Word:
Editors on Poetry (Corey and Slesinger)

The Sweet Hereafter
(screenplay) (Atom Egoyan)

Doubt (screenplay)
(John Patrick Stanley)

Short Stories:

Where Are You Going,
Where Have You Been? (Joyce Carol Oates)

A Good Man is Hard to
Find (Flannery O’Connor)

Sonny’s Blues (James
Baldwin)

The Magic Barrel
(Bernard Malemud)

From “Sudden Fiction”:

Five Ives (Roy Blount
Jr.)

The Moving (James
Still)

Yours (Mary Robinson)

Popular Mechanics
(Raymond Carver)

Say Yes (Tobias Wolff)

The Hit Man (TC Boyle)

I See You Never (Ray
Bradbury)

Dinner Time (Russell
Edson)

The Anatomy of Desire
(John L’Heureux)

Class Notes (Lucas
Cooper)

Tickits (Paul
Milenski)

The Sock (Lydia Davis)

Any Minute… (David
Ordan)

Blind Girls (Jayne
Anne Phillips)

I feel sometimes like
my lack of love for/ memory of The Great Gatsby is some sort of moral failure.
I feel guilty just thinking about it. Obviously I am extremely excited about
re-purchasing and re-reading it. Obviously.

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