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What is the nature of our relationship to others and the world? How can literature help us see these relationships more clearly? This course seeks to explore such questions through adventurous readings of ten great works of narrative fiction from the 18th to the 20th century.
- Abbé Prévost, Manon Lescaut (1731)
- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (1847)
- Herman Melville, Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street (1853) and Benito Cereno (1855)
- Franz Kafka, “The Metamorphosis” (1915) and “A Country Doctor” (1919)
- Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927)
- William Faulkner, Light in August (1932)
- Jorge Luis Borges, Ficciones (1956)
- Tarjei Vesaas, The Ice Palace (1967)
- Toni Morrison, Beloved (1987)
- J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace (1999)
- Arnold Weinstein - Comparative Literature
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