These are my opinions. Post hoc ergo propter (Pronounced Proe-pter) hoc (Pronounced Hoake) Quad Erat Demonstratum (Pronounced as in all Latin, with a proper English Accent.)
If you want to be acquainted, really acquainted with the most nuanced, mysterious, sometimes humorous stories of Americana.
You don’t have to be American. If you are learning American English, then learn by reading these works.
This isn’t about your take on the current political dichotomy regarding American Society or culture. It’s about Americana and American Literature. So quit flapping your stinky gums and read the books!
This is You: ‘My politics! Waah!’
This is Me: ‘YAWN’
I embrace all cultures, colors, religions, sexuality, genders, blah, blah, blah. Please just shut up 🤐 and read the books, OK? I’m not your babysitter and I ain’t yo daddy! You dig?
Benjamin Franklin ‘Wit and Wisdom’
James Fenimore Cooper ‘The Leatherstocking Tales’
Edgar Allan Poe ‘The Complete Tales and Poems’
Ambrose Bierce ‘The Best of Ambrose Bierce’
Mark Twain ‘The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain’
O’ Henry ‘The Complete Collection’
S.J. Perelman ‘The Best of S.J. Perelman’
Ray Bradbury’s ‘The Illustrated Man’
Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Welcome to the Monkey House’
Lauren Groff’s ‘Delicate Edible Birds’