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Literary Criticism Reading List 2016


Authority for Part I of the contest,  Literary History and Literary Terms: A Handbook to Literature, 12th edition William Harmon, ed.
ISBN 0205024017 or ISBN 9780205024018
The book is available from TEP, Inc: 800-443-2078
List price: $66.98 plus shipping and
Prentice-Hall: 800-848-9500
List price: $78.80 free ground shipping


Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club
$10.40 plus 8% shipping ($10.00) minimum
New York: Penguin, 1989. ISBN 9780143038092


Rudyard Kipling: Poems. Ed. Peter Washington
$9.72 plus 8% shipping ($10.00) minimum
New York: Everyman’s-Knopf, 2007. ISBN 9780307267115
Any unabridged, authoritative versions of these poems are appropriate for this competition.

• The Winners • The Explanation
• Danny Deever • Song of the Wise Children
• Tommy • A Charm
• Arithmetic of the Frontier • Puck’s Song
• “Wilful-Missing” • A Pict Song
• [The stream is shrunk—the pool is dry] • The Two Cousins
• Recessional • The Trade
• The White Man’s Burden • The Fabulists
• The Two-Sided Man • Justice
• Harp Song of the Dane Women • The Hyaenas

William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Ed. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstein
$6.49 plus 8% shipping ($10.00) minimum
Folger Shakespeare Library. Annotated ed. New York: Washington Square-Simon,
2005. ISBN 9780743484961

Any unabridged, authoritative version of this play (including the Folger Mass Market Paperback without annotations: 9780743482776) is appropriate for this competition.