Left Eye on Books

Saturday, March 11, 2006

A New Bookshelf

Amy Schrager Lang and Cecilia Tichi, in the aftermentioned What Democracy Looks like, offer a 'post-Seattle' reading list of American literature:

Nonfiction:

Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed
Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation
Naomi Klein, No Logo
Joseph T. Hallinan, Going Up the River
Laurie Garrett, Betrayal of Trust
Walter Mosley, Workin' on the Chain Gang

Drama:
Anna Deveare Smith, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo, Guantanamo
Tony Kushner, Angels in America

Poetry
Against Forgetting
Philip Levine, What Work is
Spencer Reece, The Clerk's Tale
Wesley McNair, My Brother Running
Frank X. Walker, Affrilachia

Fiction
Andre Dubus III, House of Sand and Fog
Barry Lopez, Resistance
Jean-Christophe Rufin, Globalia
M.T. Anderson, Feed
William Gibson, Pattern Recognition
John Le Carre, The Constant Gardener
Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
Ann Patchett, Bel Canto
Robert Newman, The Fountain at the Center of the World

(Paranthetically (obviously), this essay mistakes the Yes Men's Granyth Hulatheri for an authentic WTO spokesperson, and misspells Cornel West and Errol Morris--but nobody's perfect)

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