In an attempt to better index the texts I write about without having to make you search laboriously for that oh-so-fantastic-just-had-to-read piece on Oliver Wendell Holmes, I’ve set up this “Shelf” page as a way to…well, do just that.
Entry format: [Author’s last name], [Author’s first name]. [Text] | [Post title] (date published). Entries are listed alphabetically by author’s last name; poets get entries whenever individual poems are discussed in a particular post. Whenever a free version of a text is available, I’ve provided a link.
Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot | “Nothing to Be Done” (12/1/13)
Bourdain, Anthony. A Cook’s Tour; Kitchen Confidential | Le Bourdain Noir (1/22/14)
Frye, Northrop. The Educated Imagination | A Defense of Reading (12/14/13)
Gordimer, Nadine. July’s People | “We Work, To Stay Alive” (12/6/13)
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God | “Branches Without Roots” (1/11/14)
Ishiguro, Kazuo. An Artist of the Floating World | Authenticity in the English Novel (12/17/13)
Jakobsen, Kathy. My New York | My (Favorite) New York (1/8/14)
King Jr., Martin Luther. Why We Can’t Wait | “Why We Can’t Wait” (1/20/14)
Magona, Sindiwe. Mother to Mother | “We Work, to Stay Alive” (12/6/13)
Mpe, Phaswane. Welcome to Our Hillbrow | “We Work, to Stay Alive” (12/6/13)
Ngcobo, Lauretta. And They Didn’t Die | “We Work, to Stay Alive” (12/6/13)
Ondaatje, Michael. The English Patient | War, in Pieces (1/16/14)
Rushdie, Salman. Midnight’s Children | Food for Thought for Food (11/26/13)
Wicomb, Zoë. Playing in the Light | “We Work, to Stay Alive” (12/6/13)