Lit Readings

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)