On this page you will find links to the various readings we will access from the Internet.
“The Swan,” Mary Oliver
“The Most Dangerous Game,” Richard Connell
“Areopagitica,” by John Milton
“Ode to the Midwest“, Kevin Young
“Real Food,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi
“Harrison Bergeron,” Kurt Vonnegut
“Epicac,” Kurt Vonnegut
“A Song on the End of the World“, Czeslaw Milosz
“The Star,” Arthur C. Clarke
“The Garden of Forking Paths,” Jorge Luis Borges
There’s a string quartet based on this story. You can listen to the first two parts here.
“The Dragon,” Ray Bradbury
“The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas,” Ursula K. LeGuin. See also David Brooks’s essay (link here) on how to read (interpret) this story. Trigger warning: This story contains description of (fictional) child abuse.
Song Exploder, “Heptapod B” (Arrival Score)