L358 0259 ARDIZZONE
Twentieth Century American Fiction

1:10p-2:25p D (30) 3 cr.

This course will examine short stories by such classic American writers as James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gail Godwin, Ernest Hemingway, Zora Neale Hurston, Bernard Malamud, Joyce Carol Oates, Flannery O’Connor, Katherine Anne Porter, John Steinbeck, John Updike, and Eudora Welty, as well as the following novels: Christ in Concrete,, by Pietro di Donato; The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey; Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and The Color Purple, by Alice Walker.

Two papers in addition to a midterm and final essay exam will be required.

Possible texts:
The American Short Story and Its Writer, an anthology edited by Ann Charter
Christ in Concrete, by Pietro di Donato.
The Catcher in the Rye, by J. D. Salinger.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey.
Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker