20th & 21st-Century Favorites
w/ C LIT 570/ENGL 550/SLAV 490
What makes a novel so special that it ends on the “10 Books I Must Have on a Desert Island” list of generations upon generations of readers across the world? We shall look at a few very special novels and at the relation between their aesthetic excellence and their decades-long global popularity. Writers include Hemingway, Baldwin, Steinbeck, Le Carré, and Hrabal.