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Literature and Ourselves : A Thematic Introduction for Readers and Writers

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Edition:
5th
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9780321277138

ISBN10:
0321277139
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
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Longman
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Summary

This thematically organized anthology treats literature as a continually expanding commentary on our infinitely varied lives, helping students make the connection between literature and their own unique life stories. Each of the anthology's themes Family, Men and Women, Fear and Loss, Freedom and Responsibility, Imagination and Reality, and Quest progresses outward from reflections on the self to larger, more universal issues. Within each theme, the readings provide a unique combination of traditional and contemporary works that highlight the diverse cultures and perspectives that make up our world today. Brief, but essential, writing apparatus includes new coverage of literary argument and a stronger emphasis on writing about film.

Table of Contents

Alternate Contents by Genre xiii
Preface xix
Introduction
1(59)
Literature
1(2)
Text-Oriented Approaches
1(1)
Author-Oriented Approaches
2(1)
Reader-Oriented Approaches
2(1)
Essays
3(4)
Theme/Tone/Imagery/Diction/Syntax
3(3)
Review: Reading and Analyzing Essays
6(1)
Fiction 6
Point of View/Setting/Style/Character/Plot/Theme
7(4)
Review: Reading and Writing about Short Stories
11(1)
Poetry
12(9)
Speaker and Situation/Theme/Tone/Diction/Syntax/Imagery/Sound
12(8)
Review: Reading and Writing about Poems
20(1)
Drama
21(6)
Performance versus Reading: Stage Directions/Setting/Style/Character/Plot/Theme
21(5)
Review: Reading and Writing about Plays
26(1)
The Writing Process
27(16)
Developing Ideas
28(1)
Brainstorming/Freewriting/Clustering/Keeping a Journal/Narrowing the Topic/Developing a Thesis Statement/Focusing Your Paper/Defining the Purpose
28(4)
Researching
32(1)
Finding Sources/Selecting Material/Documenting Sources
32(3)
Organizing
35(1)
Blocking and Planning/Identifying Your Audience
35(1)
Drafting
35(2)
Getting Started: Writing Your Introduction/Developing Paragraphs and Making Transitions/Concluding Well
37(2)
Revising and Editing
39(1)
Using Active Voice/Grammar and Punctuation/Proofreading Effectively
39(4)
Ways to Write about Literature
43(3)
The Literary Response Essay
43(1)
The Comparison/Contrast Essay
44(1)
The Critical Analysis Essay
44(1)
The Evaluative Essay
45(1)
The Research Paper
45(1)
Writing a Strong Argumentative Essay
46(14)
Inductive Argument
48(1)
Literary Argument
48(1)
Evaluating and Using Sources
49(11)
THEMATIC ANTHOLOGY
Family
60(202)
Writing about Family
62(2)
Essays
On Going Home
64(3)
Joan Didion
Jewish Christmas
67(4)
Faye Moskowitz
Bramare: (Archaic) To Yearn For
71(13)
Frances Mayes
Native Genius
84(6)
Janisse Ray
Fiction
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
90(2)
Luke
A Domestic Dilemma
92(9)
Carson McCullers
Sonny's Blues
101(25)
James Baldwin
A Christmas Memory
126(10)
Truman Capote
Everyday Use
136(8)
Alice Walker
Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play The Star-Spangled Banner at Woodstock
144(7)
Sherman Alexie
Poetry
A Prayer for My Daughter
151(3)
William Butler Yeats
Mother to Son
154(1)
Langston Hughes
My Papa's Waltz
155(2)
Theodore Roethke
The Mother
157(1)
Gwendolyn Brooks
There Is No Word for Goodbye
158(2)
Mary TallMountain
Nurture
160(1)
Maxine Kumin
First Love
161(1)
Alicia Ostriker
My Father Is a Simple Man
162(2)
Luis Omar Salinas
Nikki-Rosa
164(2)
Nikki Giovanni
The House on Moscow Street
166(2)
Marilyn Nelson
Improvisation for Piano: After Mood Indigo
168(2)
Afaa M. Weaver
The Gift
170(1)
Li-Young Lee
Future Connected By
171(2)
Ed Whitelock
Drama
Andre's Mother
173(5)
Terrence McNally
Casebook on August Wilson
Writing about Relationships
178(84)
Fences
178(56)
August Wilson
The Dramatic Vision of August Wilson
234(8)
Sandra Shannon
Boundaries, Logistics, and Identity: The Property of Metaphor in Fences and Joe Turner's Come and Gone
242(5)
Alan Nadel
Filling the Time: Reading History in the Drama of August Wilson
247(4)
John Timpane
August Wilson's Women
251(3)
Harry Elam Jr.
An Interview with August Wilson
254(2)
Bonnie Lyons
A Student Essay
256(4)
Family: Suggestions for Writing
260(1)
Family: Writing about Film
261(1)
Men and Women
262(286)
Writing about Men and Women
264(2)
Essays
Professions for Women
266(5)
Virginia Woolf
Love Is a Fallacy
271(9)
Max Shulman
Here's to You Mrs. Robinson
280(4)
Paul Theroux
The Fishing Car
284(10)
John Gierach
Beyond the Cult of Fatherhood
294(9)
David Osborne
Americanization Is Tough on ``Macho''
303(2)
Rose del Castillo Guilbault
Fiction
The Wife of Bath's Tale
305(9)
Geoffrey Chaucer
The Birth-Mark
314(13)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Desiree's Baby
327(6)
Kate Chopin
The Yellow Wallpaper
333(13)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Gilded Six-Bits
346(10)
Zora Neale Hurston
Hills Like White Elephants
356(4)
Ernest Hemingway
Mama Day
360(17)
Gloria Naylor
A Temporary Matter
377(14)
Jhumpa Lahiri
Poetry
Sonnets 116, 130, and 138
391(2)
William Shakespeare
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
393(1)
John Donne
To His Coy Mistress
394(2)
Andrew Marvell
Sonnet 43
396(1)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
To Helen
397(1)
Edgar Allan Poe
Porphyria's Lover
398(2)
Robert Browning
My Last Duchess
400(2)
199
402(1)
Emily Dickinson
339
403(1)
Home Burial
404(4)
Robert Frost
The Death of the Hired Man
408(4)
Helen
412(2)
H[ilda] D[oolittle]
Sonnet 42
414(1)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Myth
415(1)
Muriel Rukeyser
Chess
416(1)
Rosario Castellanos
The Judgment of Paris
417(3)
W. S. Merwin
Phenomenal Woman
420(2)
Maya Angelou
Incompatibilities
422(2)
Ted Hughes
Barbie Doll
424(1)
Marge Piercy
Breaking Tradition
425(2)
Janice Mirikitani
Anniversary
427(2)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Courtship from Beulah and Thomas
429(2)
Rita Dove
Courtship, Diligence
431(1)
Drama
A Doll's House
432(60)
Henrik Ibsen
Casebook on Sylvia Plath
Writing about Men and Women
492(56)
Daddy
493(2)
Sylvia Plath
All the Dead Dears
495(2)
The Colossus
497(1)
By Candlelight
498(1)
Mirror
499(1)
Metaphors
500(1)
Lady Lazarus
500(3)
On Writing from The Journals of Sylvia Plath
503(3)
Sincerity Kills
506(10)
Hugh Kenner
Fueling the Phoenix Fire: The Manuscripts of Sylvia Plath's ``Lady Lazarus''
516(13)
Susan Van Dyne
Plath's Mirror
529(2)
Donna Richardson
Plath's Metaphors
531(3)
Karen Alkalay-Gut
``Daddy'': Sylvia Plath's Debt to Anne Sexton
534(3)
Heather Cam
Colossal Influences on Sylvia Plath
537(4)
Thomas Dilworth
A Student Essay
541(5)
Men and Women: Suggestions for Writing
546(1)
Men and Women: Writing about Film
547(1)
Fear and Loss
548(320)
Writing about Fear and Loss
550(2)
Essays
Terrorism: The Problem of Definition Revisited
552(13)
H. H. A. Cooper
Yom Kippur: The Day Without Forgiveness
565(5)
Elie Wiesel
Loss
570(9)
V. S. Naipaul
Coyote v. Acme
579(5)
Ian Frazier
Fiction
The Grave
584(5)
Katherine Anne Porter
Winter Dreams
589(18)
F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Rose for Emily
607(8)
William Faulkner
A Summer Tragedy
615(8)
Arna Bontemps
Dead Men's Path
623(3)
Chinua Achebe
The Management of Grief
626(13)
Bharati Mukherjee
Customs of the Country
639(12)
Madison Smartt Bell
The Runt
651(12)
Eric Skipper
Poetry
Sonnet 73
663(1)
William Shakespeare
Ozymandias
664(1)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Richard Cory
665(1)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
We Wear the Mask
666(2)
Paul Laurence Dunbar
In Flanders Fields
668(1)
John McCrae
Design
669(1)
Robert Frost
Once by the Pacific
670(1)
If We Must Die
670(1)
Claude McKay
Dulce et Decorum Est
671(2)
Wilfred Owen
Buffalo Bill's Defunct
673(1)
e. e. cummings
anyone lived in a pretty how town
674(1)
Drama for Winter Night (Fifth Avenue)
675(1)
Langston Hughes
Incident
676(1)
Countee Cullen
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
677(1)
Randall Jarrell
Naming of Parts
678(1)
Henry Reed
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
679(2)
Dylan Thomas
The Young Wife
681(2)
Derek Walcott
University Hospital, Boston
683(1)
Mary Oliver
Forgetfulness
684(2)
Billy Collins
On the Subway
686(2)
Sharon Olds
Try to Praise the Mutilated World
688(1)
Adam Zagajewski
Rievaulx Abbey, Winter
689(1)
Samuel Wharton
Drama
Othello, the Moor of Venice
690(114)
William Shakespeare
Casebook on Amy Tan
Writing about Fear and Loss
804(64)
Young Girl's Wish
805(13)
Amy Tan
Heart
818(16)
Amy Tan: A Critical Companion
834(16)
E. D. Huntley
Chinese American Women, Language, and Moving Subjectivity
850(8)
Victoria Chen
The Salon Interview: Amy Tan, The Spirit Within
858(4)
A Student Essay
862(3)
Fear and Loss: Suggestions for Writing
865(1)
Fear and Loss: Writing about Film
866(2)
Freedom and Responsibility
868(186)
Writing about Freedom and Responsibility
870(2)
Essays
A Modest Proposal
872(7)
Jonathan Swift
The Declaration of Independence
879(3)
Thomas Jefferson
The Gettysburg Address
882(2)
Abraham Lincoln
The Slave Who Dared to Feel Like a Man
884(8)
Harriet Jacobs
Letter from Birmingham City Jail
892(14)
Martin Luther King Jr.
The Trial
906(6)
Vaclav Havel
Fiction
Harrison Bergeron
912(6)
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Minority Report
918(31)
Philip K. Dick
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
949(6)
Ursula K. LeGuin
A & P
955(6)
John Updike
Poetry
London
961(1)
William Blake
The World Is Too Much with Us
962(1)
William Wordsworth
If
963(2)
Rudyard Kipling
A Man Said to the Universe
965(1)
Stephen Crane
I, Too
966(1)
Langston Hughes
The Unknown Citizen
966(2)
W. H. Auden
The Conscientious Objector
968(2)
Karl Shapiro
The Woman at the Washington Zoo
970(1)
Randall Jarrell
Ringing the Bells
971(2)
Anne Sexton
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
973(1)
Adrienne Rich
Ethics
973(2)
Linda Pastan
Immigrants
975(1)
Pat Mora
The Woman Hanging from the Thirteenth Floor Window
976(2)
Joy Harjo
In Response to Executive Order 9066: All Americans of Japanese Descent Must Report to Relocation Centers
978(2)
Dwight Okita
Drama
Trifles
980(13)
Susan Glaspel
Casebook on Tim O'Brien
Writing about War
993(61)
On the Rainy River
993(13)
Tim O'Brien
How to Tell a True War Story
1006(10)
The Man I Killed
1016(4)
The Undying Uncertainty of the Narrator in Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried
1020(10)
Steven Kaplan
``How to Tell a True War Story'': Metafiction in The Things They Carried
1030(8)
Catherine Calloway
Getting It Right: The Short Fiction of Tim O'Brien
1038(8)
Daniel Robinson
A Student Essay
1046(6)
Freedom and Responsibility: Suggestions for Writing
1052(1)
Freedom and Responsibility: Writing about Film
1053(1)
Imagination and Reality
1054(156)
Writing about Imagination and Reality
1056(2)
Essays
The Child and the Shadow
1058(10)
Ursula K. LeGuin
My One Conversation with Collin Walcott
1068(7)
David James Duncan
Fiction
A Fable
1075(3)
Mark Twain
There Will Come Soft Rains
1078(6)
Ray Bradbury
The Kugelmass Episode
1084(9)
Woody Allen
Naked Woman Playing Chopin: A Fargo Romance
1093(11)
Louise Erdrich
Poetry
Ode on a Grecian Urn
1104(3)
John Keats
Ars Poetica
1107(1)
Archibald MacLeish
Yet Do I Marvel
1108(1)
Countee Cullen
Musee des Beaux Arts
1109(1)
W. H. Auden
Constantly Risking Absurdity
1110(1)
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The Art of Response
1111(2)
Audre Lorde
Digging
1113(1)
Seamus Heaney
Poem
1114(1)
Billy Collins
today is a day of great joy
1115(1)
Victor Hernandez Cruz
The Vietnam Wall
1116(2)
Alberto Rios
Drama
The Real Inspector Hound
1118(36)
Tom Stoppard
Casebook on Joyce Carol Oates
Writing about Imagination and Reality
1154(56)
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
1154(14)
Joyce Carol Oates
Valentine
1168(12)
``Don't You Know Who I Am?'' The Grotesque in Oates's ``Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?''
1180(6)
Joyce M. Wegs
The Pied Piper of Tucson: He Cruised in a Golden Car, Looking for the Action
1186(8)
Don Moser
O'Connor's Mrs. May and Oates's Connie: An Unlikely Pair of Religious Initiates
1194(8)
Nancy Bishop Dessommes
A Student Essay
1202(5)
Imagination and Reality: Suggestions for Writing
1207(1)
Imagination and Reality: Writing about Film
1207(3)
Quest
1210(188)
Writing about Quest
1212(2)
Essays
Allegory of the Cave
1214(6)
Plato
Thinking As a Hobby
1220(7)
William Golding
Attitude
1227(3)
Garrison Keillor
from Walk on Water
1230(4)
Lorian Hemingway
Fiction
Araby
1234(6)
James Joyce
Angel Levine
1240(8)
Bernard Malamud
The Star
1248(6)
Arthur C. Clarke
The Conversion of the Jews
1254(12)
Philip Roth
Raymond's Run
1266(7)
Toni Cade Bambara
And of Clay Are We Created
1273(9)
Isabel Allende
Poetry
Psalm 8
1282(1)
Psalm 13
1282(1)
Holy Sonnet 14
1283(1)
John Donne
Sonnet 16
1284(1)
John Milton
The Tyger
1285(1)
William Blake
My Heart Leaps Up
1286(1)
William Wordsworth
Ulysses
1287(2)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
God's Grandeur
1289(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Sailing to Byzantium
1290(1)
William Butler Yeats
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
1291(5)
T. S. Eliot
Harlem
1296(1)
Langston Hughes
Carriers of the Dream Wheel
1297(1)
N. Scott Momaday
An Old Mountain Woman Reading the Book of Job
1298(2)
Fred Chappell
December 24, 1971
1300(2)
Joseph Brodsky
Latin Women Pray
1302(1)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Drama
Oedipus Rex
1303(41)
Sophocles
Casebook on Flannery O'Connor
Writing about Faith
1344(54)
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
1344(13)
Flannery O'Connor
Greenleaf
1357(17)
The Fiction Writer and His Country
1374(2)
The Search for Redemption: Flannery O'Connor's Fiction
1376(4)
Frederick J. Hoffman
Violence and the Grotesque
1380(6)
Gilbert H. Muller
Understanding Flannery O'Connor: Greenleaf
1386(3)
Margaret Earley Whitt
A Student Essay
1389(6)
Quest: Suggestions for Writing
1395(1)
Quest: Writing about Film
1396(2)
Appendix A: Critical Approaches to Literature
1398(5)
Appendix B: Writing about Film: The Matrix and The Lord of the Rings as Case Studies, by Patrick McCord
1403(30)
A Student Essay
1426(7)
Appendix C: Documenting a Research Paper: MLA Style Sheet
1433(20)
A Student Essay
1446(7)
Glossary 1453(8)
Acknowledgments 1461(12)
Index 1473


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