Herman Melville, "The Encantadas; or The Enchanted Isles" in Melville, "The Piazza Tales" (any unabridged original edition);
Henry David Thoreau, "Walden, or Life in the Woods" e "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" (any unabridged original edition);
Ernest Hemingway, "The Old Man and the Sea" (any unabridged original edition);
Virginia Woolf, "To the Lighthouse" e "The Waves" (any unabridged original edition).
Any of the following texts of American literary history: R.Ruland, M.Bradbury, "From Puritanism to Postmodernism", Penguin, 1991; N.Baym, ed., "The Norton Anthology of American Literature", Shorter Edition, Norton, 2007; Guido Fink, Mario Maffi, Franco Minganti, Bianca Tarozzi, "Storia della letteratura americana. Dai canti dei pellerossa a Philip Roth", Rizzoli, 2013.
The students will also be provided with a selection of more literary text as well as with a list of selected critical and theoretical readings to be discussed in class. Therefore, the complete bibliography of the course will be communicated to the students during the course.