Identity and Awakenings
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Some of these titles are from a list on "web pages ... created by Advanced Placement Lit/Comp senior students at Springfield High School (IL) as a final research project in 1997,1998, 1999, and 2000. Each work of literature is explored in multiple directions; for each work listed, readers will find an overview, a brief annotated bibliography of critical sources for the work, and three short papers exploring important dimensions of the work." Links are provided to works explored at the site.
  • Byatt, A.S. Possession
  • Chopin, Kate. The awakening
  • Ibsen, Henrik. A doll's house [play]
  • Cisneros, Sandra. The house on Mango Street
  • Davies, Robertson. Fifth business
  • Forster, E.M. A room with a view
  • Hurston, Zora Neale. Their eyes were watching God
  • Irving, John. The Cider House rules
  • ----------. A prayer for Owen Meany
  • ----------. The world according to Garp
  • Kincaid, Jamaica. The autobiography of my mother
  • ----------. Annie John
  • Kingsolver, Barbara. Animal dreams
  • Kingston, Maxine Hong. The woman warrior
  • Lamb, Wally. She's come undone
  • Lawrence, D.H. Sons and lovers
  • McCarthy, Cormac. Cities of the plain
  • Morrison, Toni. The bluest eye
  • ----------. Song of Solomon
  • Ondaatje, Michael. The English patient
  • Piercy, Marge. Braided lives
  • Quindlen, Anna. Black and blue
  • Smiley, Jane. A thousand acres
  • Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club
  • ----------. The kitchen god's wife
  • Tyler, Anne. The accidental tourist
  • Walker, Alice. The Color Purple
  • Wolff, Tobias. This boy's life
  • Woolf, Virginia. Orlando