Exam List: Novels and Nonfiction Prose

Kate Chopin, The Awakening (1899)

W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk (1903)

from notes on Du Bois

from notes on Du Bois

Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth (1905)

James Weldon Johnson, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912)

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Willa Cather, My Ántonia (1918)

Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises (1926)

Nella Larsen, Passing (1929)

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Claude McKay, Banjo (1929)

William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying (1930)

John Dos Passos, The 42nd Parallel (1930)

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)

John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (1939)

Américo Paredes, George Washington Gómez (1939)

Richard Wright, Native Son (1940)

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952)

John Okada, No-No Boy (1957)

José Antonio Villarreal, Pocho (1959)

James Baldwin, Another Country (1960)

Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962)

Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire (1962)

Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (1963)

Alex Haley and Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)

Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49 (1966)

Donald Barthelme, Snow White (1967)

N. Scott Momaday, House Made of Dawn (1968)

Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior (1975)

Alice Walker, The Color Purple (1982

Louise Erdrich, Love Medicine (1984)

Don DeLillo, White Noise (1985)

Toni Morrison, Beloved (1987)

Jessica Hagedorn, Dogeaters (1990)

Julia Alvarez, How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991)

Cristina García, Dreaming in Cuban (1992)

Ana Castillo, So Far From God (1993)

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Chang-Rae Lee, Native Speaker (1995)

Paul Beatty, The White Boy Shuffle (1996)

Philip Roth, American Pastoral (1997)

Edwidge Danticat, The Farming of Bones (1998)

Ruth Ozeki, My Year of Meats (1998)

Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections (2001)

Monique Truong, The Book of Salt (2003)

Julie Otsuka, When the Emperor Was Divine (2003)

Claire Messud, The Emperor’s Children (2006)

Daniel Alarcón, Lost City Radio (2007)

Karen Tei Yamashita, I Hotel (2010)


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