My MFA reading list for Winter Residency 2011

James Salter's A Sport and A Pastime.

Mary Gordon's Spending

Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita

JG Ballard's Crash

Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer

Scott Spencer's Endless Love

Erica Jong's Fear of Flying.

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories, Edited by Tobias Wolff

Andrea Barrett's Ship Fever

Beebe Moore-Campbell's Your Blues Ain't Like Mine

Jeannette Winterson's The Passion

Michael Ondaatje's Coming Through Slaughter

Twentieth Century American Poetry by Gioia, Mason, Schoerke et al

Richard Hugo's The Triggering Town

The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction

The Best American Essays

Ursula K. Le Guin's Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew

Write Screenplays That Sell…The Ackerman Way

 

 

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