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OPEN YALE COURSES - THE AMERICAN NOVEL SINCE 1945
Below is a complete listing of the course books for ENGL 291, The American Novel Since 1945, as well as other related titles. The Yale University Press books listed below that are related to this course are available through this online catalogue at a 10% savings. A portion of the proceeds from your purchases will be allocated to continue development of Open Yale courses. Click here to sign up to receive newsletters about forthcoming Yale publications in your areas of interest.

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  Books used in this course  

Black Boy
Richard Wright
Harper Perennial Restored Edition
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Wise Blood
Flannery O'Connor
Farrar, Strauss, Giroux
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Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov
Vintage
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On the Road
Jack Kerouac
Penguin
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Franny and Zooey
J. D. Salinger
Little, Brown
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Lost in the Funhouse
John Barth
Anchor
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The Crying of Lot 49
Thomas Pinchon
HarperCollins
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The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison
Knopf
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The Woman Warrior
Maxine Hong Kingston
Vintage
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Housekeeping
Marilynne Robinson
Picador
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Blood Meridian
Cormac McCarthy
Vintage
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The Human Stain
Phillip Roth
Houghton Mifflin
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The Known World
Edward P. Jones
Amistad
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Everything is Illuminated
Jonathan Safran Foer
Houghton Mifflin
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  Books by Professor Hungerford  

Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion since 1960
Princeton University Press
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The Holocaust of Texts: Genocide, Literature, and Personification
University of Chicago Press
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post 45.org
Amy Hungerford, site editor

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  Additional books of interest  

Imagining Nabokov
Russia Between Art and Politics



This book offers the original hypothesis that the novels of Russian-turned-American writer Vladimir Nabokov are highly relevant to the political transformation underway in Russia today. Nina Khrushcheva suggests that Nabokovís fictional Western characters can be useful guides for acquiring new skills that the advent of democracy, capitalism, and open borders requires.

2008   256 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300108866
$65.00 / $58.50
 
Absence of Mind
The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self



One of our best contemporary writers explores the tension between science and religion and reveals how our concept of mind determines how we understand and value human nature and human civilization.

The Terry Lectures Series
2011   176 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300171471
$16.50 / $14.85


The Anatomy of Influence
Literature as a Way of Life



For more than half a century, Bloom has shared his profound knowledge of the written word with students and readers. In this, his most comprehensive and accessible study of influence, Bloom leads us through the labyrinthine paths which link the writers and critics who have informed and inspired him for so many years. The result is "a critical self-portrait," a sustained meditation on a life lived ...

2011   368 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300167603
$32.50 / $29.25
 
Ralph Ellison in Progress
From "Invisible Man" to "Three Days Before the Shooting . . . "



A major reassessment of the literary legacy of one of the twentieth century’s most revered writers that explores the mysteries surrounding his unfinished second novel.

2010   256 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300147131
$27.50 / $24.75


The Anthology of Rap


An extraordinary collection of lyrics showcasing rap’s poetic depth and diversity.

2011   928 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300141917
$25.00 / $22.50
 
A Reader on Reading


The internationally celebrated author Alberto Manguel leads an intimate and exhilarating journey through the world of books, arguing that the activity of reading, in its broadest sense, defines our species.

2011   320 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300172089
$20.00 / $18.00


Five Spice Street


Chinese author Can Xue’s Five Spice Street stands out as one of the most astonishing novels written in any language over the last twenty years. The first of Xue’s full-length works to be translated into English, this compelling book explores a secret that takes on a life of its own as neighbors speculate, argue, indulge their fantasies, and reveal their deepest anxieties.

The Margellos World Republic of Letters
2009   352 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300122275
$25.00 / $22.50

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