How to prepare for English Literature AS coursework?

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I'm quite confused on how to prepare, I don't think there are enough resources from school to start. Kinda need help.
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I'm also in the process of preparing for English Literature AS. Luckily, I am friendly with one of the English Literature teachers, and she has been kind enough to allow me to borrow some books linked to the course. The question candidates on my course are being faced with is to do with "The struggle for identity in modern literature", and so I am reading books like:

- Beloved, Toni Morrison
- Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
- The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks
- The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
- Ysigirid Fawr, Owen Sheers
- The Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
- Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Janette Winterson
- Into The Wild, John Krakauer
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
- The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest, Ken Kesey
- The Colour Purple, Alice Walker
- The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
- The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman, Bruce Robinson

I recommend starting off reading these, even if your theme is not the struggle for identity, being able to draw in wider readig will be of great value to you!

Hope this was helpful,

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(Original post by Asclepius TSR)
I'm also in the process of preparing for English Literature AS. Luckily, I am friendly with one of the English Literature teachers, and she has been kind enough to allow me to borrow some books linked to the course. The question candidates on my course are being faced with is to do with "The struggle for identity in modern literature", and so I am reading books like:

- Beloved, Toni Morrison
- Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
- The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks
- The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
- Ysigirid Fawr, Owen Sheers
- The Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess
- Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Janette Winterson
- Into The Wild, John Krakauer
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
- The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest, Ken Kesey
- The Colour Purple, Alice Walker
- The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
- The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman, Bruce Robinson

I recommend starting off reading these, even if your theme is not the struggle for identity, being able to draw in wider readig will be of great value to you!

Hope this was helpful,

Regards,

Asclepius TSR
Thank you So do I need to do wider reading for the coursework also? I thought that I only needed to read those two set texts to compare them etc
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