"The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy." Albert Camus, "The Myth of Sisyphus"
Though this is World Literature - nearly half of the works that I taught are American. It's not that I'm chauvinist - at least I hope not - it has more to do with teaching what I love and what is familiar to me - while at the same time exposing students to American works that they normally would read on their own - or from a perspective that is different than what they have done before. For a long time, it was the only class that I taught every single year that I taught (then came that year of only British Literature), even when I was the Technology Coordinator at my school.