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Literature Across Cultures : 2009 MLA Update

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Summary

With classic and contemporary selections by authors from a wide range of racial and ethnic groups, Literature Across Cultures,2009 MLA Update 5/e introduces the reader to important literary works and helps readers explore critical themes of our times, such as gender and identity, the effects of war and violence, race and culture, and more.

Table of Contents

Preface for Instructors 000

Preface for Students 000

 

INTRODUCTION: Reading and Writing as a Social Act 0

The Meaning of Literature 000

The Function of Literature 000

Strategies for Reading Literature 000

Previewing 000

Highlighting 000

Annotating 000

Guided Reading: Kate Chopin, “The Story of an Hour” 000

Strategies for Writing About Literature 000

Frames of Reference 000

Generating Ideas 000

Brainstorming 000

                Clustering 000

Finding a Thesis 000

                Thesis Statement 000

Developing a Rough Draft with Peer Editing 000

                Peer Group Critiques 000

Revising the Rough Draft and Writing the Final Paper 000

                Checklist for Revising the Rough Draft 000

                The Final Draft 000

 

PART ONE: Roots and Rebellions 000

                FICTION

                Lan Samantha Chang The Unforgetting 000

                Edith Wharton Roman Fever 000

                Pär Lagerkvist Father and I 000

                Elie Wiesel The Watch 000

                Tobias Wolff Powder 000

               

                ESSAYS

                Toni Morrison The Nobel Prize in Literature 000

                Plato The Allegory of the Cave 000

                N. Scott Momaday The Way to Rainy Mountain 000

                Salman Rushdie From Imaginary Homelands 000

                Zora Neale Hurston I Get Born 000

 

                POETRY

                Langston Hughes The Negro Speaks of Rivers 000

                Linda Hogan First Light 000

                Evangelina Vigil-Piñón warm heart contains life 000

                Maurice Kenny Going Home 000

                Duane Niatum Street Kid 000

                James Dickey In the Tree House at Night 000

                Seamus Heaney Mid-term Break 000

                Sharon Olds The Possessive 000

                Janice Mirikitani Breaking Tradition 000

                Dylan Thomas Fern Hill 000

                Richard Eberhart If I could only live at the pitch that is

                                near madness 000

                Maria Mazziotti Gillan My Grandmother’s Hands 000

                James Geasor Beads 000

                Eric Chock Poem for My Father 000

                Li-Young Lee The Gift 000

                James A. Emanuel Fishermen 000

                Robert Hayden Frederick Douglass 000

                Robert Hayden Tour 5 000

                Robert Hayden Those Winter Sundays 000

                Robert Hayden Runagate Runagate 000

 

                DRAMA

                Sophocles Oedipus Rex 000

                William Shakespeare The Tragedy of Hamlet,

                                Prince of Denmark 000

 

                COMPOSING PROCESS AND PEER CRITIQUES: PART ONE 000

                STUDENT ESSAY 000

                TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION AND WRITING 000

                FILM ANGLES 000

 

PART TWO: Gender and Identity 000

                FICTION

                Haruki Murakami On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful

                                April Morning 000

                Kate Chopin The Storm 000

                Alice Walker Roselily 000

                Charlotte Perkins Gilman The Yellow Wallpaper 000

                Alifa Rifaat Another Evening at the Club 000

                Yukio Mishima Fountains in the Rain 000

                Sandip Roy The Smells of Home 000

 

                ESSAYS

                Virginia Woolf Professions for Women 000

                Steve Tesich An Amateur Marriage 000

                David Brooks The Power of Marriage 000

                Peter Lyman The Fraternal Bond as a Joking Relationship 000

                Deborah Tannen Sex, Lies, and Conversation: Why Is It So Hard

                                for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other? 000

 

                POETRY

                John Donne Woman’s Constancy 000

                John Donne The Sun Rising 000

                James Dickey Adultery 000

                Anne Sexton For My Lover, Returning to His Wife 000               

                Maryfrances Wagner Ragazza 000

                Pat Mora Borders 000

                Robert Frost Home Burial 000

                Claude McKay The Harlem Dancer 000

                Edna St. Vincent Millay What Lips My Lips Have Kissed 000

                Yevgeny Yevtushenko Colours 000

                Theodore Roethke I Knew a Woman 000

                Gary Soto Oranges 000

                Robert Browning My Last Duchess 000

                Gabriel Spera My Ex-Husband 000

                May Sarton AIDS 000

                Michael Lassell How to Watch Your Brother Die 000

                Andrew Marvell To His Coy Mistress 000

                Aphra Behn The Willing Mistress 000

                John Keats Bright Star 000

                Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz She Proves the Inconsistency of the

                                Desires and Criticism of Men Who Accuse Women of What They

                                Themselves Cause 000

                William Shakespeare Sonnet 30 “When to the Sessions of Sweet

                                Silent Thought” 000

                William Shakespeare Sonnet 116 “Let Me Not to the Marriage

                                of True Minds” 000

                William Shakespeare Sonnet 129 “Th’ Expense of Spirit in a

                                Waste of Shame” 000

                William Shakespeare Sonnet 130 “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing

                                Like the Sun” 000

 

                DRAMA

                Euripides Medea 000

                Manuel Puig Kiss of the Spider Woman 000

 

                STUDENT JOURNAL ENTRIES 000

                TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION AND WRITING 000

                FILM ANGLES 000

 

PART THREE: War and Violence 000

                FICTION

                Graham Greene The Destructors 000

                Liam O’Flaherty The Sniper 000

                Tadeusz Borowski Silence 000

                André Dubus The Curse 000

                Tim O’Brien The Things They Carried 000

                Ann Petry Like a Winding Sheet 000

 

                ESSAYS

                Brent Staples A Brother’s Murder 000

                David W. Powell Vietnam : What I Remember 000

                Kandi Tayebi Warring Memories 000

                Seth Mydans Not Just the Inner City: Well-to-Do Join Gangs 000

 

                POETRY

                Jeffrey Harrison Reflections on the Vietnam Wall Memorial 000

                Yusef Komunyakaa Facing It 000

                Randall Jarrell The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner 000

                Thomas Hardy The Man He Killed 000

                Denise Levertov What Were They Like? 000

                Yevgeny Yevtushenko Babiy Yar 000

                Janice Mirikitani Prisons of Silence 000

                Wilfred Owen Disabled 000

                Muriel Rukeyser Waking This Morning 000

                Walt Whitman The Dying Veteran 000

                Walt Whitman The Artilleryman’s Vision 000

                Ralph Waldo Emerson Concord Hymn 000

                Alfred, Lord Tennyson The Charge of the Light Brigade 000

                Gabriel Spera Idle Hands 000

                Gabriel Spera Kindness 000

                Carolyn Forché The Colonel 000

                Carolyn Forché The Visitor 000

                Carolyn Forché The Memory of Elena 000

                Carolyn Forché As Children Together 000

 

                DRAMA

                Fernando Arrabal Picnic on the Battlefield 000

 

                STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER 000

                TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION AND WRITING 000

                FILM ANGLES 000

 

PART FOUR: Race and Culture 000

                FICTION

                Nadine Gordimer The Moment Before the Gun Went Off 000

                John Talbird Still 000

                Wakako Yamauchi And the Soul Shall Dance 000

                Aurora Levins Morales Puertoricanness 000

                Toni Cade Bambara The Lesson 000

                Tillie Olsen I Stand Here Ironing 000

                Kate Chopin Désirée’s Baby 000

 

                ESSAYS

                Judith Ortiz Cofer Silent Dancing 000

                Frederick Douglass How I Learned to Read and Write 000

                Gary Soto Black Hair 000

                Eric Liu A Chinaman’s Chance: Reflections on the

                                American Dream 000

 

                POETRY

                Walt Whitman I Hear America Singing 000

                Denise Levertov Poet Power 000

                Louise Erdrich Indian Boarding School : The Runaways 000

                Maria Mazziotti Gillan Public School No. 18: Paterson,

                                New Jersey 000

                Langston Hughes The Weary Blues 000

                Langston Hughes Dream Variations 000

                Langston Hughes Harlem 000

                Wole Soyinka Telephone Conversation 000

                Sharon Olds On the Subway 000

                Eric Chock Chinese Fireworks Banned in Hawaii 000

                Tato Laviera Latero Story 000

                Aurora Levin Morales Child of the Americas 000

                Pat Mora Legal Alien 000

                Pat Mora Elena 000

                Cathy Song Lost Sister 000

                Martín Espada Cross Plains , Wisconsin 000

                Martín Espada Federico’s Ghost 000

                Martín Espada Tony Went to the Bodega but He Didn’t

                                Buy Anything 000

 

                DRAMA

                William Shakespeare Othello, The Moor of Venice 000

 

                STUDENT JOURNAL ENTRY 000

                TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION AND WRITING 000

                FILM ANGLES 000

 

PART FIVE: Individualism and Community 000

                FICTION

                Shirley Jackson The Lottery 000

                Franz Kafka The Metamorphosis 000

                James Joyce Eveline 000

                Fae Myenne Ng A Red Sweater 000

                Albert Camus The Guest 000

                Chinua Achebe Dead Men’s Path 000

 

                ESSAYS

                May Sarton The Rewards of Living a Solitary Life 000

                Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence 000

                Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a Dream 000

 

                POETRY

                James Wright A Blessing 000

                William Carlos Williams Danse Russe 000

                E. E. Cummings the Cambridge ladies who live in

                                furnished souls 000

                Wallace Stevens Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock 000

                Walt Whitman What Is the Grass? 000

                Percy Bysshe Shelley Ozymandias 000

                William Blake London 000

                William Wordsworth London , 1802 000

                William Wordsworth The World Is Too Much with Us 000

                Yevgeny Yevtushenko People 000

                Alastair Reid Curiosity 000

                Sharon Olds Summer Solstice, New York City 000

                Leo Romero What the Gossips Saw 000

                Lawrence Ferlinghetti Constantly Risking Absurdity 000

                Richard Wilbur The Writer 000

                Emily Dickinson Volcanoes be in Sicily 000

                Emily Dickinson The Soul selects her own society— 000

                Emily Dickinson Much madness is divinest sense— 000

                Emily Dickinson Tell all the Truth but tell it slant— 000

 

                DRAMA

                Sophocles Antigone 000

                Edward Albee The Zoo Story 000

 

                STUDENT BRAINSTORMING EXERCISE 000

                TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION AND WRITING 000

                FILM ANGLES 000

 

APPENDIX A: An Introduction to the Elements of Fiction,

          Nonfiction, Poetry, and Drama 000

                FICTION 000

                Character 000

                Plot 000

                Setting 000

                Theme 000

                Narrator 000

                Style and Tone 000

 

                CREATIVE OR LITERARY NONFICTION:

                THE ESSAY 000

                Form 000

                Rhetorical Strategies 000

 

                POETRY 000

                Voice and Tone 000

                The Poetic Elements: Image, Simile, Metaphor, Symbol, Personification, Paradox 000

                Types of Poetry: Lyric, Dramatic, and Narrative 000

                The Forms of Poetry 000

                Poetry as Performance: The Sounds of Poetry 000

 

                DRAMA 000

                The Basic Elements of Drama 000

                Types of Plays: Tragedy, Comedy, and Tragicomedy 000

                Kinds of Theater 000

 

                FICTION, POETRY, AND DRAMA AS

                CULTURAL PRODUCTIONS 000

 

APPENDIX B: Writing a Research Paper 000

                WHAT IS A LITERARY RESEARCH PAPER? 000

                What Are Primary and Secondary Sources? 000

                Locating Materials 000

                How to Choose a Topic 000

 

                ENGAGING IN DIALOGUE USING LITERARY CRITICISM 000

 

                FOCUS: THE RESEARCH PROCESS 000

                Taking Notes during the Research Process 000

                Organizing Your Information 000

 

                DRAFTING THE PAPER 000

 

                HOW TO DOCUMENT USING THE MLA FORMAT 000

                Direct Quotation 000

                Indirect Quotation: Paraphrasing 000

                List of Works Cited 000

 

                REVISING AND REWRITING 000

                Presenting Your Research Paper 000

 

                SAMPLE RESEARCH: ANTIGONE 000

 

APPENDIX C: Researching Literary Sources 000

                RESEARCH RESOURCES 000

                Reference Works 000

                Online Sources 000

 

APPENDIX D: Critical Approaches: A Case Study

          of Hamlet 000

                PSYCHOANALYTIC CRITICISM 000

                What Is the Focus of Psychoanalytic Criticism? 000

                A Psychoanalytic Reading of Hamlet 000

                Sigmund Freud The Interpretation of Dreams 000

                A Psychosocial Reading of Hamlet 000

                David Leverenz The Women in Hamlet:

                                An Interpersonal View 000

 

                FORMALISM/NEW CRITICISM 000

                What Is the Focus of Formalism? 000

                A New Critical Reading of Hamlet 000

                T. S. Eliot Hamlet and His Problems 000

 

                READER-RESPONSE CRITICISM 000

                What Is the Focus of Reader-Response Criticism? 000

                A Reader-Response Analysis of Hamlet 000

                Stephen Booth On the Value of Hamlet 000

 

                FEMINIST CRITICISM 000

                What Is the Focus of Feminist Criticism? 000

                A Feminist Reading of Hamlet 000

                Diane Elizabeth Dreher Dominated Daughters 000

 

                THE NEW HISTORICISM 000

                What Is the Focus of the New Historicism? 000

                A New Historical Reading of Hamlet 000

                Leonard Tennenhouse Power in Hamlet 000

 

                DECONSTRUCTIVE READING OF HAMLET 000

                What Is The Focus of Deconstructive Criticism? 000

                A Deconstructive Reading of Hamlet 000

                James L. Calderwood To be and Not To Be: Negation

                and Metadrama in Hamlet 000

 

Biographical Endnotes 000

Glossary 000

Index of Authors and Titles 000

Index of First Lines 000

Index of Terms 000



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