The first real meeting of the class is today; we will be reading and viewing the following:
The Bible, Book of Exodus and later selected excerpts.
Herman Melville, selected stories, including "Bartleby"
Franz Kafka, "In the Penal Colony."
Snow – Orhan Pamuk
Neuromancer – William Gibson
Leo Tolstoy – Great Short Works, including Hadji Murad and Ivan Ilyich
Eugene Zamiatyin – We
Jose Saramago – Blindness
Jack Henry Abbott – In the Belly of the Beast
Fernando Verissimo – Borges and the Eternal Orangutans
J.M. Coetzee – The Life and Times of Michael K
Law Lit, by Thane Rosenbaum, selections
Mario Vargas Llosa – Who Killed Palomino Molero?
Francisco Goldman – The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop?
Films: Battle Royale, others, including I hope some new releases.