1/ Compare Crane’s and Dos Passos’s styles and themes in Maggie and Manhattan Transfer and comment on the different reactions their descriptions of New York create in the reader. (Quotations from both books expected)
2/ In what ways can it be said that the kind of realism found in Rock Springs is very similar to the realism of Knockemstiff ? Define its main features. (Quotations from both books expected)
The take-home essay can be handwritten or typed, but in both cases, apart from the accuracy of your remarks and the relevance of your analyses I will take into consideration the quality and sophistication (or not) of your English, proper punctuation, grammar, citations etc. It should be approximately 1500/2000 words long.