The Birthmark, by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

“People Like That Are the Only People Here: Canonical Babblings in Peed Onk”, by Lorrie Moore in Birds of America.

 “Whither Thou Goest”, excerpt, from The Doctor Stories by Richard Selzer.


The Ballad of the White Horse, by G.K. Chesterton.


Antigone, by Sophocles, an English version by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald.

R.U.R. Rossum’s Universal Robots, by Karel Capek, Translated by Paul Selver and Nigel Playfair.


“Wit”, an HBO Film directed by Mike Nichols, starring Emma Thompson. (2001)