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The Conscious Reader

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Edition:
9th
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9780321160744

ISBN10:
0321160746
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
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Longman
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Table of Contents

Rhetorical Contents xiii
Preface xix
Credits xxiii
Art and Composition
WILL WILSON
Convexed
3(1)
CHRISTIAN J. MATUSCHEK
A Midsummer Night's Scene, June 21, 2002
4(1)
STEVEN J. LEVINE
Red
4(1)
JULES FRANCK MONDOLINI
Homage To Jean-Michel Basquiat
5(1)
ROBERT WILSON
Station 8, The Daughters Of Jerusalem
6(1)
GERARD DAVID
Virgin And Child With Four Angels
7(1)
JENNIFER CHIA HAN CHANG
N.Y. Subway
8(1)
KATE LEHMAN
Michael
9(1)
Elise
9(1)
KEITH HARING
Untitled (Photo of the artist painting a mural in Dusseldorf, Germany)
10(1)
A Word about the Color Plates
11(3)
The Search for Self
PERSONAL REMINISCENCES
ANNIE DILLARD
So This Was Adolescence
14(3)
GREG GRAFFIN
Anarchy in the Tenth Grade
17(4)
JORGE LUIS BORGES
Borges and I
21(1)
JUDITH ORTIZ COFER
Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
22(6)
ALICE WALKER
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self
28(7)
ZORA NEALE HURSTON
How It Feels to Be Colored Me
35(5)
ESSAYS
JAMES BALDWIN
The Discovery of What It Means to Be an American
40(6)
CARSON MCCULLERS
Loneliness...An American Malady
46(3)
BRUNO BETTELHEIM
The Child's Need for Magic
49(8)
REYNOLDS PRICE
The Great Imagination Heist
57(3)
FICTION
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
The Minister's Black Veil
60(11)
ERNEST HEMINGWAY
Indian Camp
71(4)
EMMA DONOGHUE
The Tale of the Rose
75(5)
SANDRA CISNEROS
Hips
80(4)
POETRY
T. S . ELI0T
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
84(5)
DYLAN THOMAS
The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
89(2)
DENISE LEVERTOV
In Mind
91(1)
ANNE SEXTON
Her Kind
92(2)
CARL DENNIS
The God Who Loves You
94(4)
Personal Relationships: Parents and Children
LETTERS AND PERSONAL REMINISCENCES
FRANZ KAFKA
Letter to His Father
98(7)
THOMAS LYNCH
The Way We Are
105(6)
ESSAYS
THE KORAN
Sara 12. Joseph
111(7)
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Somebody's Baby
118(6)
FICTION
EDWIDGE DANTICAT
Selection from Breath, Eyes, Memory
124(6)
PATRICIA HIGHSMITH
The Trouble with Mrs. Blynn, The Trouble with the World
130(7)
WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS
The Use of Force
137(4)
LOUISE ERDRICH
A Wedge of Shade
141(10)
POETRY
BOB DYLAN
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
151(4)
DIANE DI PRIMA
To My Father
155(1)
E. E. CUMMINGS
my father moved through dooms of love
156(3)
SYLVIA PLATH
Daddy
159(3)
THEODORE ROETHKE
My Papa's Waltz
162(1)
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
A Prayer for My Daughter
163(3)
GWENDOLYN BROOKS
"Life for my child is simple, and is good"
166(4)
Personal Relationships: Men and Women
PERSONAL REMINISCENCES
ANDREW SULLIVAN
If Love Were All
170(8)
ESSAYS
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
178(3)
D. H. LAWRENCE
Give Her a Pattern
181(4)
VIRGINIA WOOLF
The Angel in the House
185(5)
JARED DIAMOND
What Are Men Good For?
190(10)
BETTY FRIEDAN
The Quiet Movement of American Men
200(14)
MARGARET AT W00D
Fiction: Happy Endings
214(5)
FICTION
KATE CHOPIN
A Respectable Woman
219(4)
CARSON McCULLERS
The Sojourner
223(8)
RAYMOND CARVER
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
231(11)
KATHERINE ANNE PORTER
Rope
242(7)
JAMES P. WHITE
New York City, 1968: The DeValders
249(9)
POETRY
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes (Sonnet 29)
258(1)
Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds (Sonnet 116)
259(1)
WILLIAM BLAKE
The Clod and the Pebble
260(1)
The Garden of Love
260(1)
W. H. AUDEN
Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love
261(3)
R0BERT BLY
After Drinking All Night with a Friend, We Go Out in a Boat at Dawn to See Who Can Write the Best Poem
264(1)
GREGORY CORSO
Marriage
265(4)
MARK STRAND
The Marriage
269(1)
PHILIP LEVINE
The Two
270(3)
E. E. CUMMINGS
i like my body when it is with your
273(1)
MAY SWENSON
Women
274(2)
DRAMA
RIC OQUITA
Vanessa and Ricardo
276(6)
The Cultural Tradition: Popular Culture
PERSONAL REMINISCENCES
GLORIA STEINEM
Wonder Woman
282(9)
BERNICE REAGON
Black Music in Our Hands
291(5)
ESSAYS
ROGER EBERT
Great Movies
296(4)
JOHN BALZAR
The Internet or a .45, It's Robbery of the Artist
300(2)
NICK HORNBY
I'm Like a Bird
302(2)
RANDALL KENNEDY
The Protean N-Word
304(11)
MOLLY HASKELL
Bearded Ladies: Women in Comedy
315(10)
ROGER ANGELL
On the Ball
325(9)
POETRY
SONIA SANCHEZ
A Poem for Ella Fitzgerald
334(6)
The Cultural Tradition: Art and Society
PERSONAL REMINISCENCES
STEPHEN KING
On Writing
340(4)
EUDORA WELTY
Finding a Voice
344(5)
RALPH ELLIS0N
On Becoming a Writer
349(8)
ESSAYS
AARON COPLAND
How We Listen to Music
357(6)
DAVID DUBAL
The Age of Modernism
363(5)
DAVID BAYLES AND TED ORLAND
The Nature of the Problem
368(4)
E. M. FORSTER
Art for Art's Sake
372(6)
MARGARET ATWOOD
Pornography
378(6)
JOHN BERGER
Uses of Photography
384(9)
E. L. DOCTOROW
Ultimate Discourse
393(3)
DANIEL HELANINGER
Is Ground Zero a Fit Subject for High Art?
396(3)
FRAN LEBOWITZ
Soho: Or, Not At Home to Mr. Art
399(4)
NOEL PERRIN
Science Fiction: Imaginary Worlds and Real-Life Questions
403(5)
ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN
Playing Upon the Strings of Emptiness
408(7)
FICTION
WILLA CATHER
The Sculptor's Funeral
415(13)
POETRY
MARIANNE MOORE
Poetry
428(2)
RITA DOVE
Beauty and the Beast
430(1)
LI-YOUNG LEE
Persimmons
431(3)
WALT WHITMAN
Poets to Come
434(4)
Science, the Environment, and the Future
PERSONAL REMINISCENCES
FREEMAN DYSON
Can Science Be Ethical?
438(9)
SUSANNE ANTONETTA
Trailing Clouds
447(11)
ESSAYS
FRANCIS BACON
Idols of the Mind
458(11)
ALAN B. DURNING
Asking How Much Is Enough
469(5)
GINA KOLATA
A Clone Is Born
474(15)
DAVE BARRY
The Internet
489(12)
WILLIAM CRONON
The Trouble with Wilderness
501(5)
MATT RIDLEY
Free Will
506(10)
NILES ELDREDGE
Creationism Isn't Science
516(8)
JOHN P. WILEY, JR.
Expressions: The Visible Link
524(4)
POETRY
WALT WHITMAN
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
528(4)
Freedom and Human Dignity
PERSONAL REMINISCENCES
RICHARD RODRIGUEZ
Hispanic
532(12)
ARNIE KANTROWITZ
Growing Up Gay
544(4)
W. E. B. DUBOIS
On Being Crazy
548(2)
RICHARD WRIGHT
The Ethics of Living Jim Crow
550(11)
ESSAYS
THOMAS JEFFERSON
The Declaration of Independence
561(4)
The Declaration of the Rights of Man
565(3)
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON AND LUCRETIA COFFIN MOTT
Seneca Falls Convention
568(4)
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
The Gettysburg Address
572(2)
NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI
Of Cruelty and Clemency, and Whether It Is Better to Be Loved or Feared
574(3)
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
I Have a Dream
577(5)
WILLIAM FAULKNER
Nobel Prize Award Speech
582(2)
HARRIET JACOBS
The Women
584(5)
CHIEF JOSEPH
His Message of Surrender
589(1)
CHIEF SEATTLE
Speech on the Signing of the Treaty of Port Elliott
590(4)
GEORGE ORWELL
The Principles of Newspeak
594(10)
PLATO
The Crito
604(13)
MARY GORDON
A Moral Choice
617(8)
SHELBY STEELE
On Being Black and Middle Class
625(11)
ALICE KAPLAN
War on Trial
636(10)
ISAIAH BERLIN
Notes on Prejudice
646(4)
ANDREW GROSSO
The Individual in the New Age
650(6)
FICTION
WILLIAM FAULKNER
Dry September
656(10)
RAY BRADBURY
Perhaps We Are Going Away
666(4)
POETRY
WOLE SOYINKA
Telephone Conversation
670(2)
WILFRED OWEN
Dulce et Decorum Est
672(2)
W. H. AUDEN
The Unknown Citizen
674(2)
REYNOLDS PRICE
Tom, Dying of AIDS
676(2)
DRAMA
TONY KUSHNER
Homebody/Kabul
678(28)
The Examined Life: Education
PERSONAL REMINISCENCES
EDNA O'BRIEN
The Books We Read
706(9)
MALCOLM X
A Homemade Education
715(8)
MAYA ANGELOU
Finishing School
723(11)
ESSAYS
ITALO CALVINO
Why Read the Classics?
734(6)
LOUIS MENAND
College: The End of the Golden Age
740(12)
LEWIS THOMAS
Humanities and Science
752(8)
H0WARD GARDNER
Human Intelligence Isn't What We Think It Is
760(4)
ROLAND BARTHES
The Death of the Author
764(5)
SHERRY TURKLE
Seeing Through Computers
769(11)
KEVIN FINNERAN
The Merits of Meritocracy
780(3)
GEOFFREY NUNBERG
Lingo Jingo: English-Only and the New Nativism
783(12)
NICHOLSON BAKER
Destroying to Preserve
795(12)
FICTION
AMY TAN
Waverly Jong: Rules of the Game
807(10)
POETRY
LANGSTON HUGHES
Theme for English B
817(2)
TED HUGHES
Hear It Again
819(5)
The Examined Life: Personal Values
PERSONAL REMINISCENCES
V. S. NAIPAUL
Two Worlds: Nobel Lecture 2001
824(11)
NANCY MAIRS
On Being a Cripple
835(11)
CATHARINE R. STIMPSON
Learning to See the Miraculous
846(4)
EDWARD HOAGLAND
A Last Look Around
850(10)
FRANCINE PROSE
Bad Behavior
860(3)
RICHARD FORD
Where Does Writing Come From?
863(6)
ESSAYS
THOMAS MERTON
Love Can Be Kept Only by Being Given Away
869(6)
RONALD DWORKIN
Life Is Sacred: That's the Easy Part
875(5)
MAY SARTON
The Rewards of Living a Solitary Life
880(2)
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Why I Went to the Woods
882(6)
EDWARD O. WILSON
A Letter to Thoreau
888(10)
HELEN KELLER
Three Days to See
898(9)
GARRY WILLS
The Dramaturgy of Death
907(13)
FICTION
ANTON CHEKHOV
The Bet
920(7)
POETRY
MATTHEW ARNOLD
Dover Beach
927(2)
MARK LEVINE
About Face (A Poem Called "Dover Beach")
929(2)
MARCY JELLISON
Inner Sanctum
931(1)
MARIANNE MOORE
The Mind Is an Enchanted Thing
932(2)
THEODORE ROETHKE
The Waking
934(1)
AFFONSO ROMANO DE SANT'ANNA
Letter to the Dead
935
Art and Composition
Artist Biographies, Suggestions for Discussion, and Suggestions for Writing
938(9)
Glossary 947(10)
Author/Artist and Title Index 957


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