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  1. REMEMBER THAT MANY OTHER SECONDARY MATERIALS FOR EACH WEEK ARE AVAILABLE ON THE MOODLE SITE.

  2. PRIMARY TEXTS 12 items
    1. Sister Carrie: an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticism - Theodore Dreiser, Donald Pizer c1991

      Book Essential

    2. Manhattan transfer - John Dos Passos 2000

      Book Essential

    3. Vertigo: a novel in woodcuts - Lynd Ward 2009

      Book Essential

    4. Prelude to a million years: Songs without words : Vertigo - Lynd Ward, Art Spiegelman c2010

      Book  Although not the essential edition you need to buy, this complete set of Ward's graphic novels contains a useful introductory essay by Art Spiegelman, and essays about the novels by Ward himself.

    5. Ask the dust - John Fante 2012

      Book Essential

    6. A raisin in the sun - Lorraine Hansberry 2009

      Book Essential

    7. A raisin in the sun - Daniel Petrie, Lorraine Hansberry 2003 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Recommended

    8. The New York trilogy - Paul Auster 1987

      Book Essential

    9. We tell ourselves stories in order to live: collected nonfiction - Joan Didion 2006

      Book Recommended

    10. Selected poems - Gwendolyn Brooks 2006

      Book Recommended

    11. The coast of Chicago - Stuart Dybek 1990

      Book Essential

    12. Tropic of orange - Karen Tei Yamashita

      Book Essential

  3. SECONDARY READING - GENERAL (LITERATURE/URBAN WRITING/CONTEXT) 23 items
    1. The Cambridge companion to American modernism - Walter B. Kalaidjian 2005

      Book Recommended

    2. A concise companion to modernism - David Bradshaw 2003

      Book Optional

    3. The American 1930s: a literary history - Peter J. Conn c2009

      Book Optional

    4. The Cambridge companion to postmodernism - Steven Connor 2004

      Book Optional

    5. American culture in the 1920s - Susan Currell c2009

      Book Optional

    6. American culture in the 1930s - David Eldridge c2008

      Book Optional

    7. A history of American literature - Richard J. Gray 2004

      Book 

    8. The city in literature: an intellectual and cultural history - Richard Daniel Lehan 1998

      Book Optional

    9. The Cambridge companion to modernism - Michael H. Levenson 2011

      Book Optional

    10. Anxious decades: America in prosperity and depression, 1920-1941 - Michael E. Parrish 1992

      Book Optional

    11. Streetwalking the metropolis: women, the city, and modernity - Deborah L. Parsons 2000

      Book Optional As well as being generally useful, this book also has a short section on 'Sister Carrie'.

    12. The Great Depression: America in the 1930s - T. H. Watkins 2009

      Book 

    13. Everything was better in America: print culture in the Great Depression - David Welky c2008

      Book 

    14. City codes: reading the modern urban novel - Hana Wirth-Nesher 1996

      Book Optional

    15. Cities and literature - Malcolm Miles 2019

      Book 

  4. SECONDARY READING - GENERAL (SPACE) 3 items
    1. The poetics of space - Gaston Bachelard, Maria Jolas 1994

      Book Optional

    2. The production of space - Henri Lefebvre 1991

      Book Optional

    3. The Why Factor: Ghosts Monday, 28 Jul 2014

      Audio-visual document Optional BBC World Service radio programme, 'The Why Factor' focusses on walking. First broadcast on Monday 28 July. You will need to log into Box of Broadcasts with your Library username and password to listen to this.

  5. SECONDARY READING - GENERAL (URBAN SPACE) 39 items
    1. Restless cities - Matthew Beaumont, Gregory Dart 2010

      Book 

    2. The arcades project - Walter Benjamin, Rolf Tiedemann 1999

      Book  Consult in particular Section M, 'The Flaneur'.

    3. One-way street, and other writings - Walter Benjamin, Walter Benjamin, Edmund Jephcott, Kingsley Shorter 1979

      Book Optional

    4. The Blackwell city reader - Gary Bridge, Sophie Watson 2010

      Book Optional

    5. City | Keywords for American Cultural Studies

      Webpage  An essay entitled 'City' from the online 'Keywords for American Cultural Studies' resource.

    6. Psychogeography - Merlin Coverley 2006

      Book Optional

    7. Postmodern Urbanism - Michael Dear, Steven Flusty 1998

      Article 

    8. The society of the spectacle - Guy Debord, Donald Nicholson-Smith 1994

      Book 

    9. The practice of everyday life - Michel de Certeau 1984

      Book Optional

    10. Flaneuse by Lauren Elkin: Off The Page

      Webpage  An interview with Lauren Elkin, author of 'Flaneuse: Women Walk the City'.

    11. Exhibition: The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980

      Webpage  Organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and Princeton University Art Museum. Drawn from the Art Institute’s holdings, as well as from more than 30 collections across the United States, this exhibition brings together a large range of media, from slideshows and planning documents to photo collage and artist books. The City Lost and Found showcases important bodies of work by renowned photographers and photojournalists such as Thomas Struth, Martha Rosler, and Barton Silverman, along with artists known for their profound connections to place, such as Romare Bearden in New York and ASCO in Los Angeles. In addition, projects like artist Allan Kaprow’s Chicago happening, Moving, and architect Shadrach Wood’s hybrid plan for SoHo demonstrate how photography and film were used in unconventional ways to make critical statements about the stakes of urban change. Blurring traditional boundaries between artists, activists, planners, and journalists, The City Lost and Found offers an unprecedented opportunity to experience the deep interconnections between art practices and the political, social, and geographic realities of American cities in the 1960s and 1970s.

    12. The Situationist International: a user's guide - Simon Ford c2005

      Book Optional

    13. Myth and metropolis: Walter Benjamin and the city - Graeme Gilloch, Walter Benjamin 1996

      Book Optional

    14. The city, revisited: urban theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York - Dennis R. Judd, Dick W. Simpson 2011

      Book Optional

    15. The urban revolution - Henri Lefebvre c2003

      Book Optional

    16. Writings on cities - Henri Lefebvre, Eleonore Kofman, Elizabeth Lebas 1996

      Book Optional

    17. The city reader - Richard T. LeGates, Frederic Stout 2011

      Book Optional

    18. Urban space and cityscapes: perspectives from modern and contemporary culture - Christoph Lindner 2006

      Book Optional

    19. The city cultures reader - Malcolm Miles, Tim Hall, Iain Borden 2004

      Book Optional

    20. The culture of cities - Lewis Mumford 1938

      Book Optional

    21. The image of the city in modern literature - Burton Pike c1981

      Book Optional

    22. City A-Z - Steve Pile, Nigel Thrift 2000

      Book Optional

    23. Soft city - Jonathan Raban 1974

      Book Optional

    24. Women in the Urban Environment - Gerda R. Wekerle 1980

      Article  This essay comes from a special issue of the journal Signs which examines the place of women in the American city.

    25. The grid: biography of an American technology - Julie A. Cohn 2017

      Book 

  6. SECONDARY READING - GENERAL (NEW YORK LITERATURE) 4 items
    1. The Cambridge companion to the literature of New York - Cyrus R. K. Patell, Bryan Waterman 2010

      Book Recommended

    2. Terrible honesty: mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s - Ann Douglas 1997

      Book Optional

    3. Writing New York: a literary anthology - Phillip Lopate 2008

      Book Optional

  7. SECONDARY READING - GENERAL (CHICAGO LITERATURE) 2 items
    1. Smokestacks & skyscrapers - edited by David Starkey and Richard Guzman

      Book Optional A wide selection of writing set in Chicago.

  8. SECONDARY READING - GENERAL (LOS ANGELES LITERATURE) 1 item
    1. The Cambridge companion to the literature of Los Angeles - Kevin R. McNamara 2010

      Book Recommended

  9. SECONDARY READING - GENERAL (URBAN SPACE - CHICAGO) 6 items
    1. Chicago: a biography - Dominic A. Pacyga 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Optional

    2. The plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the remaking of the American city - Carl S. Smith 2006

      Book Optional

  10. SECONDARY READING - GENERAL (URBAN SPACE - LOS ANGELES) 13 items
    1. Los Angeles: the architecture of four ecologies - Reyner Banham 1971

      Book Optional

    2. Learning to Look at L.A. - The New Yorker

      Webpage  Singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane reflects on his experiences of LA and NYC, quoting Banham and Davis along the way.

    3. Literature and race in Los Angeles - Julian Murphet 2001

      Book Optional

    4. Radio Hour: David Ulin Comes to Terms with Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Review of Books

      Webpage  Ulin is the editor of one of the sourcebooks on LA - from which we get many of the essays that we're studying on the course!

    5. Sidewalking: coming to terms with Los Angeles - David L. Ulin 2015

      Book 

    6. Unlimited City - Los Angeles Timelapse 4K 16/9/2013

      Audio-visual document  Neat time-lapse of LA by Emeric Le Bars.

    7. Los Angeles Time-Lapse - TimeLAX 01 - California 12/12/2013

      Audio-visual document  Another time-lapse of LA, by RalphGM-RandyFX.

    8. Los Angeles Time-Lapse - TimeLAX 03 - Supermoon - California 16/9/2014

      Audio-visual document  A second time-lapse video by RalphGM-RandyFX covering a wider area of Los Angeles.

  11. SECONDARY READING - GENERAL (URBAN SPACE - NEW YORK) 22 items
    1. Footage of New York City in 1928 22/12/2007

      Audio-visual document 

    2. The death and life of great American cities - Jane Jacobs 2002

      Book Optional

    3. Kids of New York

      Audio-visual document  A short movie in which a group of kids who reside in NYC explain what it's like to live there.

    4. Delirious New York: a retroactive manifesto for Manhattan - Rem Koolhaas 1994

      Book Optional

    5. Sidewalk critic: Lewis Mumford's writings on New York - Lewis Mumford, Robert Wojtowicz c1998

      Book Optional

    6. New York: A Documentary Episode 4 Power and People 24/10/2013

      Audio-visual document  Episode 4 of a 1999-2001 seven-part series about New York City, 'New York: A Documentary Film', directed by Ric Burns: 'Episode 4: The Power and the People (1898-1914)'. Full episode details: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/newyork/series/index.html

    7. New York: A Documentary Episode 5 Cosmopolis 24/10/2013

      Audio-visual document  Episode 5 of a 1999-2001 seven-part series about New York City, 'New York: A Documentary Film', directed by Ric Burns: 'Episode 5: Cosmopolis (1914-1931)'. Full episode details: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/newyork/series/index.html

    8. New York: A Documentary Episode 6 A City of Tomorrow 24/10/2013

      Audio-visual document  Episode 6 of a 1999-2001 seven-part series about New York City, 'New York: A Documentary Film', directed by Ric Burns: 'Episode 6: The City of Tomorrow (1931-1940)'. Full episode details: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/newyork/series/index.html

    9. New York: A Documentary Episode 7 City and the World 24/10/2013

      Audio-visual document  Episode 7 of a 1999-2001 seven-part series about New York City, 'New York: A Documentary Film', directed by Ric Burns: 'Episode 7: The City and the World (1945-Present)'. Full episode details: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/newyork/series/index.html

    10. New York: America’s Busiest City (Episode 1) Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016

      Audio-visual document 

    11. New York: America’s Busiest City (Episode 2) Tuesday, 6 Sep 2016

      Audio-visual document 

    12. New York: America’s Busiest City (Episode 3) Sunday, 18 Sep 2016

      Audio-visual document 

    13. Reconsidering Jane Jacobs - Max Page, Timothy Mennel 2011

      Book 

    14. Scroll NYC

      Webpage  An interactive map of New York City, beautifully designed, which features numerous years, such as 1920/1921/1913 and 1878.

    15. Find Your Beach - Zadie Smith Zadie Smith J. Hoberman Luc Sante Christopher Benfey John Paul Stevens Isaiah Berlin Paul Krugman Francine Prose Ingrid D. Rowland Elizabeth Drew Jeff Madrick Francine Prose 2014

      Article 

  12. SECONDARY READING - INTER-URBAN POETRY 62 items
    1. DON'T FORGET THAT YOU CAN FIND FURTHER SECONDARY MATERIAL ON MOODLE FOR THE POETS IN THE READING PACK.

    2. General reading 18 items
      1. The Cambridge companion to American poetry since 1945 - Jennifer Ashton 2013

        Book Optional

      2. The Cambridge introduction to twentieth-century American poetry - Christopher Beach 2003

        Book 

      3. American poetry: the modernist ideal - Clive Bloom, Brian Docherty 1995

        Book 

      4. Poetry in theory: an anthology 1900-2000 - Jonathan Cook 2004

        Book 

      5. The Cambridge companion to modernist poetry - Alex Davis, Lee M. Jenkins 2007

        Book 

      6. American poetry of the twentieth century - Richard Gray 1976

        Book 

      7. Twentieth-century American poetry - Christopher J. MacGowan 2004

        Book 

      8. The Columbia history of American poetry - Jay Parini, Brett Candlish Millier 1993

        Book 

      9. The continuity of American poetry - Roy Harvey Pearce c1987

        Book 

    3. Carl Sandburg 5 items
      1. Carl Sandburg : The Poetry Foundation

        Webpage  Listen to Sandburg read from his work.

    4. Frank O'Hara 8 items
      1. The collected poems of Frank O'Hara - Frank O'Hara, Donald Allen 1995

        Book 

      2. Art chronicles, 1954-1966 - Frank O'Hara 1975

        Book 

      3. Frank O'Hara: poet among painters - Marjorie Perloff 1979

        Book 

      4. Understated Meaning in Frank O’Hara - Nathan Shank 04/2011

        Article  Article no longer available online

      5. Frank O'Hara: the poetics of coterie - Lytle Shaw 2006

        Book 

    5. Hart Crane 15 items
      1. The bridge: a poem - Hart Crane 1970

        Book Recommended

      2. Complete poems and selected letters - Hart Crane c2006

        Book Recommended

      3. The broken arc: a study of Hart Crane - R. W. Butterfield 1969

        Book Optional

      4. The other Orpheus: a poetics of modern homosexuality - Merrill Cole 2003

        Book Optional

      5. The continuity of American poetry - Roy Harvey Pearce c1987

        Book 

      6. The Cambridge companion to modernist poetry - Alex Davis, Lee M. Jenkins 2007

        Book 

      7. Hart Crane: a life - Clive Fisher c2002

        Book Optional

      8. Hart Crane's queer modernist aesthetic - Niall Munro 2015

        Book 

    6. Audre Lorde 5 items
    7. Charles Bukowski 5 items
      1. American poetry of the twentieth century - Richard Gray 1976

        Book 

      2. Charles Bukowski's last poetry reading - The Last Straw Rare Footage 9/12/2013

        Audio-visual document  Bukowski's final poetry reading (though he worked for fourteen more years). Beware! This isn't for the faint-hearted or the easily offended.

      3. SMASHED. - Adam Kirsch 2005

        Article 

    8. Wanda Coleman 5 items
      1. Wanda Coleman - ANGEL BABY BLUES 1/8/2011

        Audio-visual document  Coleman reads the poem - recommended!

  13. SECONDARY READING - SISTER CARRIE 21 items
    1. Dreiser Studies

      Journal  E-journal available via Academic Search Complete

    2. Sister Carrie: an authoritative text, backgrounds, and sources criticism - Theodore Dreiser, Donald Pizer c1991

      Book Optional This book contains not just the text of the novel, but also a series of very useful critical essays.

    3. The arcades project - Walter Benjamin, Rolf Tiedemann 1999

      Book  Consult in particular Section M, 'The Flaneur'.

    4. Just looking: consumer culture in Dreiser, Gissing and Zola - Rachel Bowlby 1985

      Book Optional

    5. The modern American novel - Malcolm Bradbury 1992

      Book 

    6. Carrie's Sisters: The Popular Prototypes for Dreiser's Heroine - Cathy N. Davidson, Arnold E. Davidson, Arnold E. 1977

      Article 

    7. Ashcan school - M. Sue Kendall 1996

      Webpage 

    8. City codes: reading the modern urban novel - Hana Wirth-Nesher 1996

      Book Optional One section of this text deals with 'Sister Carrie'.

    9. Metropolitan lives: the Ashcan artists and their New York - Rebecca Zurier, Robert W. Snyder, Virginia M. Mecklenburg, National Museum of American Art c1995

      Book 

  14. SECONDARY READING - MANHATTAN TRANSFER 10 items
    1. Dos Passos and the ideology of the feminine - Janet Galligani Casey 1998

      Book Optional

    2. Dos Passos' early fiction,1912-1938 - Michael Clark c1987

      Book Optional

    3. The best times: an informal memoir - John Dos Passos 1968

      Book Optional

    4. John Dos Passos - Lisa Nanney c1998

      Book Optional

  15. SECONDARY READING - VERTIGO 18 items
    1. N.B. There are numerous other secondary resources about Vertigo available on the Moodle site, including the exhibition catalogs about Ward's work and that of other woodcut novelists.

    2. Wordless books: the original graphic novels - David A. Beronä 2008

      Book Optional

    3. Die Stadt, Frans Masereel, 1925

      Webpage  The full set of images from Frans Masereel's wordless book 'The City'.

    4. Understanding comics: the invisible art - Scott McCloud 1994

      Book Recommended

    5. Studs Terkel : Conversations with America

      Webpage  'Interview with Ed Paulsen - Part 1' vividly encapsulates many of the events which Ward portrays in his pictorial narrative. The interview comes from Studs Terkel's book 'Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression' (2000).

    6. Graphic witness: four wordless graphic novels - George A. Walker, Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, Giacomo Patri 2007

      Book Optional

    7. Introduction: Small blocks and images in Vertigo, by Lynd Ward

      Webpage Recommended An online exhibition from Rutgers University Libraries of the original woodblocks used by Ward in the creation of 'Vertigo'.

    8. God's man: Madman's drum : Wild pilgrimage (Six novels in woodcuts; vol. 1) - Lynd Ward, Art Spiegelman c2010

      Book  Although not the essential edition you need to buy, this complete set of Ward's graphic novels contains a useful introductory essay by Art Spiegelman, and essays about the novels by Ward himself.

    9. Faster than a speeding bullet: the rise of the graphic novel - Stephen Weiner 2003

      Book Optional

    10. Excerpts from the documentary film 'O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward', directed by Michael Maglaras (2012) Friday, October 17, 2014 at 3:13 PM

      Audio-visual document  Three excerpts from the 2012 documentary by 217 Films.

  16. SECONDARY READING - ASK THE DUST 19 items
    1. N.B. There are numerous secondary resources about Fante's novel available on the Moodle site.

    2. John Fante - Richard Collins

      Book Optional

    3. John Fante: Selected letters, 1932-1981 - Seamus Cooney

      Book 

    4. Full of life: a biography of John Fante - Stephen Cooper c2000

      Book 

    5. John Fante: a lecture by Stephen Cooper Part 1 6/4/2011

      Audio-visual document  First part of a 2011 lecture by Fante's biographer, Stephen Cooper.

    6. John Fante: a lecture by Stephen Cooper Part 2 6/4/2011

      Audio-visual document  The second part of a 2011 lecture by Fante's biographer, Stephen Cooper.

    7. John Fante lecture: Stephen Cooper Part 3 6/4/2011

      Audio-visual document  Third part of a 2011 lecture by Fante's biographer, Stephen Cooper.

    8. John Fante lecture: Stephen Cooper Part 4.mov 7/4/2011

      Audio-visual document  Fourth part of a 2011 lecture by Fante's biographer, Stephen Cooper.

    9. John Fante lecture: Stephen Cooper Part 5 7/4/2011

      Audio-visual document  Fifth and final part of a 2011 lecture by Fante's biographer, Stephen Cooper.

    10. The John Fante reader - John Fante, Stephen Cooper 2003

      Book 

    11. John Fante - A Sad Flower In The Sand 12/5/2014

      Audio-visual document  A 2001 documentary film about Fante.

    12. John Fante: his novels and novellas - Catherine J. Kordich c2000

      Book 

    13. The Cambridge companion to the literature of Los Angeles - Kevin R. McNamara 2010

      Book 

    14. Long Beach Earthquake: March 10, 1933 : Cloyd E. Louis : Free Streaming : Internet Archive

      Webpage  Footage of the destruction in the Long Beach area after the Long Beach Earthquake, March 10, 1933. This is the earthquake featured in Chapter Twelve of the novel.

  17. SECONDARY READING - A RAISIN IN THE SUN 28 items
    1. A Sourcebook of African-American performance: plays, people, movements - Annemarie Bean 1999

      Book Optional

    2. American drama of the twentieth century - Gerald M. Berkowitz 1992

      Book Optional

    3. A critical introduction to twentieth-century American drama - C. W. E. Bigsby 1985

      Book  Consult pp. 381-87 for commentary on Hansberry and 'A Raisin in the Sun'.

    4. Ta-Nehisi Coates, 'The Case for Reparations' from 'The Atlantic'

      Webpage  This article examines the segregation of Chicago at some length, as well as exploring more generally the policies of local and national government which reinforce racism.

    5. African American theater: a cultural companion - Glenda Dickerson 2008

      Book Optional

    6. African American performance and theater history: a critical reader - Harry Justin Elam, David Krasner 2001

      Book Optional

    7. Raisin in the Sun: Broadway Revival Shows Why It Remains Relevant - The Root

      Webpage  Recentish article by Henry Louis Gates Jr on the continuing relevance of Hansberry's play.

    8. A history of African American theatre - Errol Hill, James Vernon Hatch 2003

      Book Optional

    9. American playwrights, 1945-75 - Catharine Hughes 1976

      Book Optional

    10. Hansberry's Hidden Transcript - Lisbeth Lipari 02/2013

      Article Optional Article no longer available online

    11. The Cambridge companion to American women playwrights - Brenda Murphy 1999

      Book Optional

    12. San Diego City College World Cultures Program - Dr Margaret Wilkerson 17/2/2016

      Audio-visual document  A lecture about Lorraine Hansberry by Margaret Wilkerson, Hansberry's biographer. The lecture begins about 10 minutes in.

    13. The Cambridge companion to African American theatre - Harvey Young 2013

      Book Optional

    14. A Raisin in the Sun (1961) 29/10/2010

      Audio-visual document  A trailer for the film version of A Raisin in the Sun, dir. Daniel Petrie, with a screenplay by Lorraine Hansberry.

  18. SECONDARY READING - GWENDOLYN BROOKS 13 items
    1. N.B. There are numerous secondary resources about Brooks's poetry available on Moodle.

    2. The Cambridge companion to American poetry since 1945 - Jennifer Ashton 2013

      Book 

    3. Rhythm in Gwendolyn Brooks's WE REAL COOL. - Koch, Matthew 2010

      Article  Article no longer available online

    4. An interview with Gwendolyn Brooks 15/10/2012

      Audio-visual document 

    5. 2017: Passwords: Cheryl Clarke on Gwendolyn Brooks | Poets House

      Webpage  Poet and essayist Cheryl Clarke discusses the poetics and politics of Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Reading from Brooks’ early and late poetry, Clarke examines Brooks’ contributions to a radical black practice of poetry and her representations of the black working class.

  19. SECONDARY READING - THE NEW YORK TRILOGY 28 items
    1. Mirrors of madness: Paul Auster's The New York Trilogy. - Alford, Steven E. 1995

      Article  Article no longer available online

    2. Beyond the red notebook: essays on Paul Auster - Dennis Barone c1995

      Book Optional

    3. The modern American novel - Malcolm Bradbury 1992

      Book 

    4. Secrecy and the gift: Paul Auster's The Locked Room. - Alex Segal 1998

      Article  Article no longer available online

    5. Approaching the threshold(s) in postmodern detective fiction - Swope, Richard 1998

      Article  Article no longer available online

    6. The world that is the book: Paul Auster's fiction - Aliki Varvogli 2001

      Book Optional

    7. Auster's CITY OF GLASS. - Worthington, Marjorie 2006

      Article  Article no longer available online

    8. The revenge of the author: Paul Auster's challenge to... - Zilcosky, John 1998

      Article  Article no longer available online

    9. New York City, 1981-1983: 36 Months That Changed the Culture - The New York Times

      Webpage  From the New York Times: an exploration of New York City in the early 1980s - the backdrop for Auster's Trilogy.

  20. SECONDARY READING - JOAN DIDION 11 items
    1. N.B. There are numerous secondary resources about Didion available on Moodle.

    2. Central Park Jogger Case (1989) - The New York Times

      Webpage  The New York Times's extensive coverage from 1989 to the present of the Central Park Jogger case, discussed in Didion's essay 'Sentimental Journeys'.

    3. Joan Didion Documentary - We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live Monday, October 20, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      Audio-visual document  A trailer for a Kickstarter project by Didion's nephew to make a documentary film about the author.

    4. Adam Gopnik in Conversation with Paul Lancour - FORA.tv

      Webpage  The essayist Adam Gopnik discusses his book about New York 'Through the Children's Gate' and considers ways in which New York has changed since the late 1970s. Compare this to Didion's essay 'Goodbye to all That'.

    5. California Notes - Joan Didion John Leonard Cathleen Schine Joyce Carol Oates Mark Danner Andrew Butterfield Freeman Dyson Linda Greenhouse Jenny Uglow Timothy Snyder David Cole Christopher Benfey Francine Prose 2016

      Article 

  21. SECONDARY READING - LOS ANGELES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITINGS 24 items
    1. Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles 24/4/2011

      Audio-visual document  Truly spectacular documentary by Reyner Banham ('Los Angeles: The Four Ecologies'). First shown on the BBC in 1972.

    2. Postmodern Urbanism - Michael Dear, Steven Flusty 1998

      Article 

    3. Defending Los Angeles. 1971

      Article  An article reviewing Reyner Banham's work.

    4. Where worlds collide. - Pico Iyer 1995

      Article  The original version of Pico Iyer's essay 'Where Worlds Collide'.

    5. Watts Riots News Reel 10/12/2006

      Audio-visual document 

    6. Yesterland - Disneyland History & Other Disney Park History

      Website  A website devoted to discontinued Disneyland attractions, such as 'House of the Future', 'Carousel of Progress', and 'Midget Utopia'.

    7. Literature and race in Los Angeles - Julian Murphet 2001

      Book 

    8. Sidewalking: coming to terms with Los Angeles - David L. Ulin 2015

      Book 

    9. The city, revisited: urban theory from Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York - Dennis R. Judd, Dick W. Simpson ©2011

      Book 

    10. Painting and sculpture in Los Angeles, 1900-1945 - Nancy Dustin Wall Moure, Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©1980

      Book 

    11. Heteropolis: Los Angeles, the riots and the strange beauty of hetero-architecture - Charles Jencks 1993

      Book 

  22. SECONDARY READING - THE COAST OF CHICAGO 15 items
    1. City at a Crossroads: Chicago Confronts Urban Blight, 1954 | LIFE.com

      Webpage  Fritz Goro photographs for Life magazine from 1954 documenting life in the slums of Chicago and 'urban blight'.

    2. Stuart Dybek - The Morning News

      Webpage  An interview with Stuart Dybek from 'The Morning News'.

    3. Michigan State University Libraries - Michigan Writers Series - Stuart Dybek, 4/18/03

      Webpage  A talk and discussion by Dybek as part of the Michigan Writers Series.

    4. An Interview with Stuart Dybek - Mike Nickel, Adrian Smith, Stuart Dybek 1997

      Article 

    5. Urban Renewal

      Webpage  Details about urban renewal in Chicago (and blight) from the Encyclopaedia of Chicago.

  23. SECONDARY READING - TROPIC OF ORANGE 6 items
    1. Hande Tekdemir, 'Post-Frontier and Re-Definition of Space in Tropic of Orange', in Blast, Corrupt, Dismantle, Erase: Contemporary North American Dystopian ... - Brett Josef Grubisic, Gisèle M. Baxter, Tara Lee

      Book  For some reason you can read the whole of this essay via Google Books.

    2. Introduction to Tropic of Orange by Karen Yamashita by Sesshu Foster

      Webpage  The introduction to Yamashita's novel by Sesshu Foster, which was included in the reissued edition of the book in 2017.