2021 Year in Review

Publications

Books Taught:

  • Hamlet
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • Poetry of Langston Hughes
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  • The Woman Warrior
  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold
  • Medea
  • The Metamorphosis
  • Oedipus Rex
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Night
  • Farewell to Manzanar

Books Read or Re-read (a somewhat complete list, roughly in order):

  • Anna Karenina (as you can see below, 2021 began and ended with Tolstoy)
  • The Nickel Boys
  • A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
  • Six Stories by Anton Chekhov
  • Shakespeare and Trump (Jeffrey Wilson)
  • The Prince
  • Plutarch’s Lives
  • Coriolanus
  • Titus Andronicus
  • Julius Caesar
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Shakespeare and Game of Thrones (Jeffrey Wilson)
  • Richard II
  • Henry IV 1
  • Henry IV 2
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Henry V
  • Falstaff (Harold Bloom)
  • Henry VI 1
  • Henry VI 2
  • Henry VI 3
  • Richard III
  • The Aeneid
  • Ovid’s Metamorphoses
  • Heracles Mad
  • Heracleidae
  • Alcestis
  • Augustine’s Confessions
  • Beowulf (Seamus Heaney)
  • The Mabinogion
  • Dante’s Inferno
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • The Canterbury Tales
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Swann’s Way
  • Ulysses (just “Ithaca” and “Penelope” on Bloomsday)
  • The Castle
  • Cat’s Cradle
  • Breakfast of Champions
  • God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
  • The Sadness of Whirlwinds (Jim Peterson, Red Hen Press)
  • Thus Spake Zarathustra
  • War and Peace

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