Parisian Literary Salon

creating community through reading and discussing literature

What Might We Read?

* Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner

* As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

* The Awakening by Kate Chopin

* Beloved by Toni Morrison

* Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf

* Bleak House by Charles Dickens

* The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

* The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

* Contemporary Short Stories

* Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

* The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

* Eugene Onegin by Aleksandr Pushkin

* Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

* The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

* The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

* The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

* Hamlet by William Shakespeare

* The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

* Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

* Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

* Jazz by Toni Morrison

* King Lear by William Shakespeare

* Light in August by William Faulkner

*Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro

* Lolita by Nabokov

* Middlemarch by George Eliot

* Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

* Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

* The Odyssey by Homer

* Poems for Poetry Evening

* A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

* The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

* Ragtime by E.L. Doctrow

* The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

* A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

* To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

* Ulysses by James Joyce

* Vanity Fair by William Thackery

* White Teeth by Zadie Smith

* The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare

Other books that may be studied include: Henry IV, Poetry of TS Eliot, Daniel Deronda, The Transcendentalists, Twelfth Night, Pride & Prejudice, Beowulf, Contemporary Poetry, Poetry Writing Workshop…

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