1. Nella Larsen, Quicksand, Bedford College Editions, 9781457646027
2. Annie Dillard, An American Childhood, HarperPerennial, 9780060915186
Responses: you will submit an informal response to each one.Start by picking a brief passage and copying it out asa quotation(cite the page number).Then write about why this excerpt moves you or how it crystallizes some essential aspect of the author’s vision. Focus on how language (diction, syntax, rhythm, imagery, metaphor) creates meaning, or on how your selection reveals tensions between roots and routes.Why does this passage—and, by extension, the work as a whole—resonate for you emotionally, esthetically, or philosophically? Each response should be at least 400 words(after the quotation).