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.

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice | War, in Pieces (1/16/14)

Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot | “Nothing to Be Done” (12/1/13)

Bourdain, Anthony. A Cook’s TourKitchen ConfidentialLe Bourdain Noir (1/22/14)

Bunyan, John. The Pilgrim’s Progress | Bridging Books and Burdens (1/3/14)

Du Bois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black FolkThe Souls of Hyphenated-American Folk (12/4/13)

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)

Herbert, George. “Easter Wings” | The Object(s) of Poetry (12/12/13)

Holmes Sr., Oliver Wendell. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table | Continental Breakfasts (11/24/13)

Hopkins, Gerard Manley. “Duns Scotus’s Oxford” | Towery Cities and Branchy Towers (12/21/13)

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)

Johnson, James Weldon. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored ManThe Souls of Hyphenated-American Folk (12/4/13)

Joyce, James. DublinersFood for Thought for Food (11/26/13)

Keats, John. “Ode on a Grecian Urn” | The Object(s) of Poetry (12/12/13)

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)

Patterson, Raymond. “Twenty-Six Ways of Looking at a Blackman” | Thirty-Nine Reasons… (1/29/14)

Richardson, Samuel. Pamela | Authenticity in the English Novel (12/17/13)

Rushdie, Salman. Midnight’s Children | Food for Thought for Food (11/26/13)

Shakespeare, William. Hamlet | “Murder, Though It Have No Tongue” (12/19/13)

Spenser, Edmund. Amoretti | Mirror, Mirror (1/14/14)

Stevens, Wallace. “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” | Thirty-Nine Reasons… (1/29/14)

Wicomb, Zoë. Playing in the Light | “We Work, to Stay Alive” (12/6/13)

Woolf, Virginia. A Room of One’s Own | Food for Thought for Food (11/26/13); Fiction and Argument (1/28/14)


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