This is the first in a series of blogs highlighting what faculty members in The University of Tulsa Department of English are reading this summer. Check back often for updates. Enjoy!
“There are a handful of books I read every three or four years because my mental life would seem impoverished if I didn’t. Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is one of these, as are Morrison’s Beloved and Melville’s Moby-Dick. My favorite, though, is Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, an epic, lushly tropical novel published 48 years ago. Garcia Marquez died last year, and I plan to commemorate his passing by reading a chapter a day during the hottest part of the summer.”
Randall Fuller is Chapman Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at TU.