Readings

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Required Readings

The following books are required reading for the course. Please be sure to get the editions indicated below.

Amazon logo Hillerman, Tony. Sacred Clowns. New York, NY: HarperTorch, 1994. ISBN: 9780061092602.

Amazon logo Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1994. ISBN: 9780486282114. (Download a version of the text from Project Gutenberg)

Amazon logo Marlowe, Christopher. Dr. Faustus. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1994. ISBN: 9780486282084. (Download a version of the text from Project Gutenberg)

Amazon logo Banville, John. Kepler. New York, NY: Vintage, 1993. ISBN: 9780679743705.

Amazon logo Brecht, Bertolt. Galileo. New York, NY: Grove Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780802130594.

Amazon logo Doyle, Arthur Conan. A Study in Scarlet. New York, NY: Penguin (Non-Classics), 1982. ISBN: 9780140057072. (Download a version of the text from Project Gutenberg)

Amazon logo Hawthorne, Nathaniel. "The Birthmark," and "Rappacini's Daughter." Chapters in Young Goodman Brown and Other Short Stories. New York, NY: Dover Publications, 1992. ISBN: 9780486270609.

Amazon logo LeCarre, John. The Tailor of Panama. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1997. ISBN: 9780345420435.

Amazon logo Gleick, James. Isaac Newton. New York, NY: Vintage, 2004. ISBN: 9781400032952.

Amazon logo Frayn, Michael. Copenhagen. New York, NY: Anchor Books, 2000. ISBN: 9780385720793.

Recommended Readings

These books are only recommended, not required.

Angier, Natalie. Natural Obsessions. New York, NY: Mariner Books, 1999.

White, Pepper. The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2001.

Bloom, Harold. "Introduction: What Is Genius?" Chapter in Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds. New York, NY: Warner Books, 2002.

Rich, Adrienne. "Planetarium." (Read a version of this text on American Poems)

Kidder, Tracy. Among Schoolchildren. New York, NY: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1982.

Edmundson, Mark. Teacher. New York, NY: Vintage, 2003.

Amazon logo Thomas, Lewis. "Becoming a Doctor." In The Eloquent Essay: An Anthology of Classic & Creative Nonfiction. Edited with an introduction by John Loughery. New York, NY: Persea Books, 2000, pp. 120-129. ISBN: 9780892552412.

Williams, William Carlos. "The Use of Force," and "Old Doc Rivers." Chapters in The Farmers' Daughters: The Collected Stories of William Carlos Williams. New York, NY: New Directions, 1961.

———. "Medicine," "Hell's Kitchen," and "First Years of Practice." Chapters in The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams. New York, NY: New Directions, 1967.

Selzer, Richard. Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1987.

———. Letters to a Young Doctor. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1982.

Films and Video

Wiene, Robert. The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari. 1920.

Christie, Agatha. "The Mirror Cracked From Side to Side." Miss Marple. Vol. 2. A&E Home Video, 1992.

Young, Terence. Dr. No. 1962. (The first James Bond film.)

Else, John. The Day After Trinity. 1980.

Kubrick, Stanley. Dr. Strangelove. 1964.