Hum 1: Arts of Our Times -- Reading List

Milton Babbitt. "Who Cares If You Listen?" High Fidelity VIII/2 (Feb. 1958): 38-40, 126-127. Rpt. in Elliott Schwartz and Barney Childs, ed. Contemporary Composers on Contemporary Music. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1967. 244-250.

David Schiff. "Ah, for the Days When New Music Stirred the Blood," New York Times Oct. 4, 1998. Sec. 2 p. 33.

John Hollander. "Philomel." Philomel. London: Turret, 1968.

John Cage. "The Music Lover's Field Companion." Silence. 1961. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1966. 274-276.

William Burroughs. Nova Express. New York: Grove Press, 1964. 142-144.

Frank O'Hara. The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara, ed. Donald Allen. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.

Frank O'Hara. "Jackson Pollock." Art Chronicles 1954-1966. New York: George Braziller, 1975. 12-39.

John Barth. "The Literature of Exhaustion." Atlantic August 1967: 29-34.

Jorge Luis Borges. "Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote" and "The Library of Babel." Labyrinths. Trans. Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby. New York: New Directions, 1964. 3-18, 51-58.

Alain Robbe-Grillet. "The Secret Room." Snapshots. Trans. Bruce Morrissette. New York: Grove Press, 1968. 63-72.

Alain Robbe-Grillet. "A Future for the Novel." For a New Novel: Essays on Fiction. New York: Grove Press, 1965. 15-24.

Robert Fink. Repeating Ourselves: American Minimal Music As Cultural Practice. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. 26-65.

John Barth. "The Literature of Replenishment: Postmodernist Fiction." The Atlantic Jan. 1980: 65-71.

John Barth. "Lost in the Funhouse" in Lost in the Funhouse. 1968. New York: Anchor Books, 1988. 72-97.

Italo Calvino. "Levels of Reality in Literature" in The Literature Machine. Trans. Patrick Creagh. London: Secker and Warburg, 1987. 101-121.

Italo Calvino. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler. Trans. William Weaver. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1981.

Haruki Murakami. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle trans. Jay Rubin. New York: Vintage, 1997.