Saturday, November 08, 2008

Updating the Syllabus

On The Millions blog [found via] a high school English teacher called Gene writes in to ask for suggestions to update his syllabus (which already includes great reads like Eggers' A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and essays from the likes of David Foster Wallace.

The blog's contributors and other blog readers weigh in with their suggestions, making this a very useful guide to what's best in American C21st fiction. Enjoy!

(And doesn't one actually envy Gene's students with this literary diet? They didn't make school syllabuses like this when I was at school.)

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