The talk above is the first of 26 lectures making up a free Yale course called "The American Novel Since 1945." Taught by Amy Hungerford, the course introduces you to the novels of America's finest post-war writers - Nabokov (émigré), Salinger, Kerouac, and Pynchon, and also Philip Roth, Toni Morrison, Cormac McCarthy and Jonathan Safran Foer. You can watch all lectures in the following formats: YouTube – iTunes Audio – iTunes Video. Yale also offers the files as mp3s/movs here. For more full-fledged courses from other top universities (including many others from Yale), visit our collection of Free Online Courses whenever you want, wherever you want.