World Literature Anthology 2015 English 10H

World Literature Anthology 2015
English 10H - Mrs. Morgan
For your additional world literature reading this year, you will select your own pieces.
Search for works that best connect with your personality, interest, and literary taste.
Don’t be bored. If you start reading a short story and do not see literary value in it, put it
away and read something else. Much of this project is up to you; however, the following
genres must be included:
Works by Georgia authors:
1 poem
1 work of short fiction
1 essay/article
1 work from a genre of your choice *
Works by female authors:
1 poem
1 work of short fiction
1 essay/article
1 work from a genre of your choice *
Works by other world authors:
2 works from a genre of your choice *
1 sample from a published journal or diary
1 work of science fiction/fantasy *
1 article/essay
7 poems in a poetry notebook must include at least 7 different
world authors - representing the following countries: Africa,
Latin America, Russia, Asia, Middle East, Europe, and North
America (female or African-American)
Must include 1 novel - these may be used in * places
Total number of works required: 20
For a variety of world authors, consider African, Latin American, North American
(female or African-American only), Russian, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Western
European (no dead white guys!). Don’t forget female authors of any nationality.
5 points - The anthology will be securely and permanently bound.
5 points - The title page will include the following: the title you have created for your anthology;
the subtitle: A World Literature Anthology; your name, my name, month and year. It may
include additional information if you choose.
10 points - The table of contents must be clearly organized by genre, theme, or some other
logical pattern. Title, author, and page number must be given for each work. Please include the
author’s country of origin, or indicate if it is an author from Georgia.
20 points - The preface will introduce your anthology. The preface reflects your thoughts,
observations, and/or feelings about the works you have chosen and the process of choosing them.
The preface should be at least two (2) typewritten pages long.
10 points - All works (other than poems, plays, or novels) will be neatly typed, photocopied, or
reproduced in calligraphy. Poems may not be photocopied and novels and plays will be
represented by novel reviews (see attached)
10 points -. For each literary piece (other than plays or novels represented by novel reviews),
you must provide some observation about the work, noting some literary point of merit or making
a connection of some kind. Your comment may be brief but insightful.
5 points - The pages will be numbered consecutively. Placement of page numbers is up to you.
5 points - Biographical data of five (5) selected authors will be included as endnotes. This page
will precede the bibliography.
10 points - The bibliography delineating your sources will appear at the end of the anthology (the
very last page). The bibliography must follow the MLA style (see Harbrace). There should be
20 entries although some pieces may have come from the same source.
10 points - The contents of this anthology suggest a broad range of exploratory reading. Works
previously read for required or leisure reading may not be included. You may, of course, include
any author whom you discovered earlier and want to read something else he/she has written. No
author may be represented more than twice (2 times!!). You must include at least one literary
work from each of the required world lit regional categories (Africa, Asia, Latin America,
Middle East, Russia, and Western Europe). Notice North America is not on the list or
required regions as the Georgia requirement most definitely takes care of that one! See the
list for details and suggestions. No more than ten (10) may be from one area
/region. Use the checklist provided to keep track of your works.
10 points - The final product must be creative and reflect the character of the student.
Suggested World Literature Authors
and Possible Works
Here are some authors to get you started. You are certainly not limited to these authors
or works. Look around and see what you can find. Other teachers or your parents can be
great resources as well. I have numerous other lists; this is merely a sampling! Unless
otherwise indicated, they are all novels.
Achebe Emecheta Fugard Gordimer Head Ngugi Paton Soyinka -
A Man of the People
Things Fall Apart
The Bride Price
The Joys of Motherhood (good for girls!)
Sizwe Bansi is Dead
Master Harold...and the Boys (play)
July’s People
When Rain Clouds Gather
The River Between
Cry the Beloved Country
Ake’ (difficult reading)
The Lion and the Jewel
Latin America
Isabel Allende - The House of the Spirits
Eva Luna
Garcia-Marquez - Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Leaf Storm
No one writes to the Colonel
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Vargas Llosa - Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Conversation in the Cathedral
The Time of the Heroes
Rudolfo Anaya - Bless Me, Ultima
Alfredo Vea - La Maravilla
Silver Cloud Cafe
North America (if not on this list, consider only females and African Americans)
Maya Angelou - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (some scenes are graphic)
Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid’s Tale (fairly graphic)
Kate Chopin - The Awakening
Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita (some graphic scenes)
Toni Morrison - The Bluest Eye
Song of Solomon
Richard Wright - Black Boy
Sandra Cisneros - The House on Mango Street
Alice Walker - The Color Purple
Michael Dorris - A Yellow Raft in Blue Water
Barbara Kingsolver - Animal Dreams
N.Scott Momaday - House Made of Dawn
Leslie Marmon Silko - Ceremony (short - boys)
Anton Chekhov - The Cherry Orchard
Three Sisters
Uncle Vanya (all plays)
Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment
The Gambler
Alexander Solzenhitsyn - A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
War and Peace (looonnnggg)
Ivan Turgenev - Fathers and Sons
Alexi Zemyatin - We
Ibuse Masuji - Black Rain
Kobo Abe - Friends
Yukio Mishima - The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea
The Sound of Waves
Junichiro Tanizaki - The Makioka Sisters (long)
Some Prefer Nettles
Amy Tan - The Joy Luck Club
David Mura - Turning Japanese
Gish Jen - Typical American
Frank Chin - Donald Duk
Middle East
Woman at Point Zero*, Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian --Gripping novel of an oppressed
woman who strikes back
Distant View of a Minaret*, Alifa Rifaat, Egyptian --Understated short stories that
capture the flavor of life for women in a Muslim society.
Aunt Safiyya and the Monastery*, Bahaa' Taher, Egyptian --Unnamed narrator recalls his
boyhood in a farming village in Upper Egypt; themes of retribution and modernization.
Excellent introduction and glossary;
Arabian Jazz, Diana Abu-Jaber , Jordanian-American --A Jordanian-American family's
life in a lower-middle-class town in upstate New York. Past tragedies haunt the grown
daughters and their widowed father, as well as their aunt, Fatima. Yet there are "laughout-loud" segments that make this a delight. Of all the books listed here, this is perhaps
the most enjoyable and accessible to a "general" audience. The author has a new novel
coming out in April 2003
Habibi, Naomi Shihab Nye, Palestinian-American --Beautifully-designed book for young
adults, featuring a teenage girl, Liyana, who moves with her family from St. Louis to
Jerusalem and develops a relationship with a Jewish boy.
Through and Through: Toledo Stories, Joseph Geha, Syrian/Lebanese-American --These
stories have a "reminiscent" character, and reveal the various facets of the immigrant
A Woman of Nazareth, Hala Deeb Jabbour, Palestinian --Amal, a Palestinian woman
living in a Beirut refugee camp in the 1960s, takes a non-traditional path. Intimate look
into her thought processes.
Wild Thorns*, Sahar Khalifeh, Palestinian --A heartbreaking account of the indignity,
squalor, frustration, and violence of life in Nablus (West Bank).
Miramar*, Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian
Who Remembers the Sea*, Mohammed Dib, Algerian --Allegorical treatment of the war
for independence in Algeria.
The Golden Chariot*, Salwa Bakr, Egyptian --Satirical novel set in a women's prison
during the Nasser era.
Season of Migration to the North*, Al-Tayyib (Tayeb) Salih, Sudanese
Endings*, Abd al-Rahman Munif, Saudi Arabian
Year of the Elephant*, Leila Abouzeid, Moroccan --Zahra, a Moroccan woman, seeks to
merge her Islamic faith with a quest for independence.
Daughter of Damascus*, Siham Turjuman, Syrian --"Rich reminiscence of childhood and
life in the old quarters of Damascus" (Kay Campbell).
City of Saffron*, Edward al-Kharrat, Egyptian - Meditative yet subversively intimate
ruminations about childhood" (Edward Said).
The Map of Love, Ahdaf Soueif, Egyptian--Fascinating multi-generational love story
interwoven with history.
Western Europe
Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None
Daphne duMaurier - Rebecca
Rumer Godden - Black Narcissus
Jane Austen - Emma
Anais Nin Collete
Gertrude Stein
Guy de Maupassant