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The Conscious Reader,9780205319213

The Conscious Reader

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Edition:
8th
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9780205319213

ISBN10:
0205319211
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/1/2000
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

The Conscious Reader is an exceptionally rich, thematic anthology of nonfiction prose and literary works, with a multidisciplinary and culturally diverse selection of readings. Renowned for the quality of its selections, The Conscious Reader represents a broad range of academic disciplines and interests, including art, cultural studies, education, psychology, philosophy, politics, science, technology, and environmental studies. The 168 selections also represent a wide range of genres: 25 personal reminiscences, 81 essays, 22 short stories, 36 poems, 2 plays, and 4 full-color paintings. They range from the classical (Plato's Crito) to the contemporary (Maya Angelou, Roger Rosenblatt, and Kenzaburo Oe).

Table of Contents

Rhetorical Contents xiv
Preface xix
Art and Composition
Self-Portrait with a Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird xxxiii
Frida Kahlo
Harriet Tubman xxxv
Jacob Lawrence
The Luncheon of the Boating Party xxxvii
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Drowning Girl xxxix
Roy Lichtenstein
The Search for Self
Personal Reminiscences
So This Was Adolescence
3(3)
Annie Dillard
Anarchy in the Tenth Grade
6(4)
Greg Graffin
Borges and I
10(1)
Jorge Luis Borges
No Name Woman
11(11)
Maxine Hong Kingston
Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
22(6)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self
28(7)
Alice Walker
How It Feels to Be Colored Me
35(4)
Zora Neale Hurston
Medfield, Massachusetts
39(7)
John Preston
Essays
The Discovery of What It Means to Be an American
46(5)
James Baldwin
Some Self-Analysis
51(2)
Theodore Roethke
Loneliness...An American Malady
53(3)
Carson McCullers
The Child's Need for Magic
56(8)
Bruno Bettelheim
The Company Man
64(3)
Ellen Goodman
Fiction
Indian Camp
67(4)
Ernest Hemingway
Black Hair
71(8)
Gary Soto
Poetry
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
79(5)
T. S. Eliot
The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
84(1)
Dylan Thomas
In Mind
85(1)
Denise Levertov
Her Kind
86(4)
Anne Sexton
Personal Relationships: Parents and Children
Letters and Personal Peminiscences
Letter to His Father
90(7)
Franz Kafka
Portrait of My Father
97(5)
Susan Cheever
Father Stories
102(10)
John Edgar Wideman
Grass
112(15)
Allen Wheelis
Essays
Abortion Fight Is over Choice
127(3)
Victoria Bissell Brown
Fiction
Dream Pictures
130(13)
Kenzaburo Oe
Portrait of a Girl in Glass
143(9)
Tennessee Williams
If the River Was Whiskey
152(7)
T. Coraghessan Boyle
The Use of Force
159(4)
William Carlos Williams
Everything That Rises Must Converge
163(13)
Flannery O'Connor
What He Was Like
176(4)
William Maxwell
I Stand Here Ironing
180(7)
Tillie Olsen
A Wedge of Shade
187(10)
Louise Erdrich
Poetry
my father moved through dooms of love
197(2)
E. E. Cummings
Daddy
199(3)
Sylvia Plath
My Papa's Waltz
202(1)
Theodore Roethke
A Prayer for My Daughter
203(2)
William Butler Yeats
``Life for my child is simple, and is good''
205(4)
Gwendolyn Brooks
Personal Relationships: Men and Women
Essays
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
209(3)
Mary Wollstonecraft
Give Her a Pattern
212(4)
D. H. Lawrence
The Angel in the House
216(5)
Virginia Woolf
The Stereotype
221(8)
Germaine Greer
The Androgynous Man
229(3)
Noel Perrin
The Quiet Movement of American Men
232(14)
Betty Friedan
Fiction: Happy Endings
246(5)
Margaret Atwood
Fiction
The Birthmark
251(14)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
A Respectable Woman
265(4)
Kate Chopin
The Unicorn in the Garden
269(2)
James Thurber
The Chrysanthemums
271(10)
John Steinbeck
The Sojourner
281(8)
Carson McCullers
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
289(11)
Raymond Carver
The Fairy Godfathers
300(6)
John Updike
Rope
306(7)
Katherine Anne Porter
Poetry
When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes (Sonnet 29)
313(2)
William Shakespeare
Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds (Sonnet 116)
314(1)
The Clod and the Pebble
315(1)
William Blake
The Garden of Love
315(1)
Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love
316(1)
W. H. Auden
Love Is Not All
317(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
i like my body when it is with your
318(1)
E. E. Cummings
Women
319(2)
May Swenson
Just How Do You Suppose That Alice Knows?
321(2)
Calvin Trillin
Drama
The Man in a Case
323(9)
Wendy Wasserstein
The Cultural Tradition: Popular Culture
Personal Reminiscences
Miss U.S.A.
332(6)
Studs Terkel
Essays
Leisure Will Kill You
338(2)
Art Buchwald
Who Killed Privacy?
340(5)
Roger Rosenblatt
Black Music in Our Hands
345(4)
Bernice Reagon
Kill 'Em! Crush 'Em! Eat 'Em Raw!
349(7)
John McMurtry
A Rhinestone as Big as the Ritz
356(6)
Dave Hickey
Tangled Up in Truth
362(11)
Mark Edmundson
The Aesthetics of Paranoia
373(4)
Doug Harvey
On the Ball
377(11)
Roger Angell
The Cultural Tradition: Art and Society
Personal Reminiscences
Finding a Voice
388(5)
Eudora Welty
On Becoming a Writer
393(7)
Ralph Ellison
Essays
How We Listen to Music
400(5)
Aaron Copland
The Virtue of Prurience
405(4)
Mike Royko
The Mona Lisa's Enduring Form
409(7)
Joseph A. Harriss
Art for Art's Sake
416(6)
E. M. Forster
Pornography
422(6)
Margaret Atwood
Science Fiction: Imaginary Worlds and Real-Life Questions
428(6)
Noel Perrin
Ultimate Discourse
434(3)
E. L. Doctorow
Playing upon the Strings of Emptiness
437(6)
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
When the Spirit Moves
443(11)
Eavan Boland
What's That to Us?
454(4)
Roger Rosenblatt
Fiction
The Sculptor's Funeral
458(13)
Willa Cather
Poetry
Poetry
471(2)
Marianne Moore
Beauty and the Beast
473(1)
Rita Dove
Persimmons
474(3)
Li-Young Lee
Tunnel Music
477(3)
Mark Doty
Science, the Environment, and the Future
Essays
Idols of the Mind
480(12)
Francis Bacon
Asking How Much Is Enough
492(5)
Alan B. Durning
Artificial Intelligence
497(3)
Grant Fjermedal
Is Humanity Suicidal?
500(10)
Edward O. Wilson
It's a Fact: Faith and Theory Collide over Evolution
510(3)
George Johnson
Creationism Isn't Science
513(7)
Niles Eldredge
Seeing Through Computers
520(11)
Sherry Turkle
Why I Don't Compute
531(2)
Roger Rosenblatt
Expressions: The Visible Link
533(4)
John P. Wiley, Jr.
Can Science Be Ethical?
537(9)
Freeman Dyson
The Internet
546(13)
Dave Barry
The Trouble with Wilderness
559(4)
William Cronon
Winged: The Creatures on My Mind
563(5)
Ursula K. Le Guin
Earth Day 2030
568(13)
Lester R. Brown
Fiction
Conditioning the Children
581(3)
Aldous Huxley
Poetry
584(1)
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
584(4)
Walt Whitman
Freedom and Human Dignity
Personal Reminiscences
On Being Crazy
588(2)
W. E. B. Du Bois
The Ethics of Living Jim Crow
590(11)
Richard Wright
Prologue to Exiled: The Winds of Sunset Heights
601(9)
Benjamin Alire Saenz
Essays
The Declaration of Independence
610(7)
Thomas Jefferson
The Declaration of the Rights of Man
614(3)
Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
617(4)
Seneca Falls Convention
The Gettysburg Address
621(2)
Abraham Lincoln
Of Cruelty and Clemency, and Whether It Is Better to Be Loved or Feared
623(3)
Niccolo Machiavelli
Letter from Birmingham Jail
626(17)
Martin Luther King Jr.
Nobel Prize Award Speech
643(2)
William Faulkner
The Women
645(5)
Harriet Jacobs
His Message of Surrender
650(1)
Chief Joseph
Speech on the Signing of the Treaty of Port Elliott
651(4)
Chief Seattle
The Principles of Newspeak
655(10)
George Orwell
The Crito
665(13)
Plato
A Moral Choice
678(9)
Mary Gordon
On Being Black and Middle Class
687(11)
Shelby Steele
Smashed Hits
698(7)
Julian Petley
War on Trial
705(10)
Alice Kaplan
A Note on the Banality of Evil
715(8)
Stephen Miller
Fiction
Dry September
723(10)
William Faulkner
Perhaps We Are Going Away
733(5)
Ray Bradbury
Poetry
Telephone Conversation
738(2)
Wole Soyinka
Dulce et Decorum Est
740(1)
Wilfred Owen
The Unknown Citizen
741(3)
W. H. Auden
Drama
Antigone
744(36)
Sophocles
The Examined Life: Education
Personal Reminiscences
A Homemade Education
780(8)
Malcolm X
Graduation
788(11)
Maya Angelou
Essays
Humanities and Science
799(8)
Lewis Thomas
Who's Educated? Who Knows?
807(3)
Margo Kaufman
Human Intelligence Isn't What We Think It Is
810(4)
Howard Gardner
Talking Black
814(9)
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Reading, the Most Dangerous Game
823(6)
Harold Brodkey
The Hidden Teacher
829(10)
Loren Eiseley
Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment
839(6)
Jane Gallop
The Merits of Meritocracy
845(3)
Kevin Finneran
Sharing the Mayhem
848(5)
Anne Fadiman
Lingo Jingo: English-Only and the New Nativism
853(13)
Geoffrey Nunberg
Fiction
The Loudest Voice
866(6)
Grace Paley
Poetry
Theme for English B
872(2)
Langston Hughes
The Shakespeare Lesson
874(1)
Lawrence Raab
Elegy for Jane: My Student, Thrown by a Horse
875(2)
Theodore Roethke
The Student
877(2)
Marianne Moore
A Finished Man
879(3)
Richard Wilbur
The Examined Life: Personal Values
Personal Reminiscences
On Being a Cripple
882(11)
Nancy Mairs
Learning to See the Miraculous
893(4)
Catharine R. Stimpson
A Last Look Around
897(9)
Edward Hoagland
Bad Behavior
906(3)
Francine Prose
Where Does Writing Come From?
909(6)
Richard Ford
Essays
Heading into Darkness Once Again
915(2)
Richard Rodriguez
Life Is Sacred: That's the Easy Part
917(5)
Ronald Dworkin
The Man Who Was Put in a Cage
922(6)
Rollo May
Distancing the Homeless
928(11)
Jonathan Kozol
The Rewards of Living a Solitary Life
939(3)
May Sarton
Why I Went to the Woods
942(6)
Henry David Thoreau
Three Days to See
948(9)
Helen Keller
A Small Place
957(8)
Jamaica Kincaid
Fiction
The Bet
965(7)
Anton Chekhov
Poetry
Dover Beach
972(1)
Matthew Arnold
About Face (A Poem Called ``Dover Beach'')
973(2)
Mark Levine
The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing
975(2)
Marianne Moore
The Waking
977(1)
Theodore Roethke
The Web
978(3)
Jorge Luis Borges
Glossary 981(8)
Author/Artist and Title Index 989


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