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New Worlds of Literature : Writings from America's Many Cultures

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Pub. Date:
2/17/1994
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W W NORTON
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Contemporary, Cross-Cultural, American Writing . With 28 stories, 30 essays and autobiographical narratives, 90 poems , and 6 plays, New Worlds of Literature, Second Edition, Brings together vibrant new Writing that reflects the diverse ethnic, cultural, and social worlds of North America and the Caribbean today. Among the many writers new to the Second Edition are Julia Alvarez, Sandra Cisneros, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Tato Laviera, David Leavitt, Derek Walcott, and John Edgar Wideman.A Strengthened Connection between Reading and Writing . Nine student papers, a new section on writing about literature, an abundance of writing topics and study questions, thematic chapter introductions, and Afterwords on the elements of literature together guide students toward careful reading and thoughtful writing.Instructor's Guide This handy guide, by Carolina Hospital, Miami-Dade Community College, and Carlos Medina, includes suggestions for activities and writing topics, discussions of each selection in the text, teaching strategies, and sample syllabi. Available to instructors upon request.Voices of New Worlds Video This video of three writers reading from their work-Agha Shahid Ali, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Alberto Alvaro Riacute;os-brings the selections in New Worlds of Literature, Second Edition, to life in your classroom. Available upon adoption.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
1 HOME 1(114)
Fiction
3(34)
Sandra Street
3(7)
Michael Anthony
A Pair of Tickets
10(16)
Amy Tan
Sanchez
26(11)
Richard Dokey
Poetry
37(15)
Escape the Ghettos of New York
37(1)
Vanessa Howard
Hometown
38(2)
Luis Cabalquinto
Going Home
40(2)
Maurice Kenny
Freeway 280
42(2)
Lorna Dee Cervantes
Driving in Oklahoma
44(1)
Carter Revard
In a Polish Home for the Aged (Chicago, 1983)
45(2)
Edward Hirsch
Postcard from Kashmir
47(2)
Agha Shahid Ali
Home
49(1)
Audre Lorde
Returning
50(1)
Elias Miguel Munoz
in the inner city
51(1)
Lucille Clifton
Drama
52(41)
And the Soul Shall Dance
52(41)
Wakako Yamauchi
Essay and Autobiography
93(22)
The ``Gentle Wholeness'' of Home
93(2)
Elise Sprunt Sheffield
Migrants: Transients or Settlers?
95(6)
Elena Padilla
Reflections on Exile
101(14)
Edward Said
Afterword: Setting
107(3)
Writing about the Reading
110(2)
Student Writing
112(1)
My Home
112(3)
Bao Gia Tran
2 FAMILY 115(68)
Fiction
117(26)
Charlie-O, My Mother's Stories
117(10)
Tony Ardizzone
Cynthia Kadohata
127(9)
Little Brother
136(7)
John Edgar Wideman
Poetry
143(16)
My Father's Song
143(2)
Simon J. Ortiz
Old Photographs
145(2)
Rhoda Schwartz
Chinese Fireworks Banned in Hawaii
147(2)
Eric Chock
The Gift
149(1)
Li-Young Lee
Ancestor
150(2)
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Little Sister Born in This Land
152(3)
Elias Miguel Munoz
Say Hello to John
155(1)
Sherley Williams
Offspring
156(2)
Naomi Long Madgett
Speaking
158(1)
Simon J. Ortiz
Essay and Autobiography
159(24)
Letter to Ma
159(8)
Merle Woo
My Two Dads
167(3)
Marie G. Lee
The Limitless Heart
170(13)
Fenton Johnson
Afterword: Characterization
174(3)
Writing about the Reading
177(2)
Student Writing
179(1)
``Letter to Ma'': The Chasms Between Mothers and Daughters
179(4)
Maria Albertsen
3 HERITAGE 183(74)
Fiction
185(23)
Najari Levon's Old Country Advice to the Young Americans on How to Live with a Snake
185(5)
William Saroyan
No Name Woman
190(10)
Maxine Hong Kingston
Private Property
200(8)
Leslie Marmon Silko
Poetry
208(19)
Heritage
208(1)
Lorna Dee Cervantes
Heritage
209(2)
Linda Hogan
Borders
211(2)
Pat Mora
Listening
213(1)
David Mura
To Be a Jew in the Twentieth Century (from Letter to the Front)
214(2)
Muriel Rukeyser
Africa
216(1)
Maya Angelou
in the first place of my life
217(3)
Ray A. Young Bear
Snowmen
220(1)
Agha Shahid Ali
[we who carry the endless seasons]
221(2)
Virginia Cerenio
Grandmother, a Caribbean Indian, Described by My Father
223(1)
Yvonne Sapia
Mi Abuelo
224(2)
Alberto Alvaro Rios
Grampa
226(1)
Dennis Scott
Drama
227(7)
Trotsky's Bar Mitzvah
227(7)
Max Apple
Essay and Autobiography
234(23)
Digging for Roots
234(4)
Margarita M. Engle
More Room
238(4)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Obachan
242(15)
Gail Y. Miyasaki
Afterword: Point of View
246(3)
Writing about the Reading
249(2)
Student Writing
251(1)
Withholding Consent or The Art of Non-Conformity
251(6)
Lisbeth Sivertsen
4 LANGUAGE 257(104)
Fiction
260(26)
``Learn! Learn!''
260(10)
Hugo Martinez-Serros
I Am an American
270(13)
James Alan McPherson
Tahotahontanekentseratkerontakwenhakie
283(3)
Salli Benedict
Poetry
286(17)
Still Kicking in America
286(1)
G. S. Sharat Chandra
Limen
287(1)
Gustavo Perez-Firmat
Refugee Ship
288(1)
Lorna Dee Cervantes
Parsley
289(3)
Rita Dove
Jacklight
292(2)
Louise Erdrich
Persimmons
294(3)
Li-Young Lee
Foreign Language
297(2)
Ricardo Pau-Llosa
Tlingit Concrete Poem
299(1)
Nora Dauenhauer
Song for My Name
300(2)
Linda Hogan
A Far Cry from Africa
302(1)
Derek Walcott
Drama
303(23)
The Indian Wants the Bronx
303(23)
Israel Horovitz
Essay and Autobiography
326(35)
Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood
326(18)
Richard Rodriguez
``Mommy, What Does `Nigger' Mean?''
344(3)
Gloria Naylor
Next to Brzezinski, Chelminski's a Cinch
347(14)
Rudolph Chelminski
Afterword: Words
350(5)
Writing about the Reading
355(2)
Student Writing
357(1)
Identity, and Violence in Israel Horovitz's The Indian Wants the Bronx
357(4)
Steven Krueger Language
5 ALIENS 361(104)
Fiction
364(37)
The Man from Mars
364(17)
Margaret Atwood
Johnnieruth
381(6)
Becky Birtha
There Are a Lot of Ways to Die
387(14)
Neil Bissoondath
Poetry
401(21)
Sure You Can Ask Me a Personal Question
401(1)
Diane Burns
I Think the New Teacher's Queer
402(2)
Perry Brass
Looking Out
404(1)
Mitsuye Yamada
Roseville, Minn., U. S. A.
404(2)
Marcela Christine Lucero-Trujillo
On the Subway
406(2)
Sharon Olds
tito madera smith
408(3)
Tato Laviera
[Long Time Ago]
411(6)
Leslie Marmon Silko
Discovery of the New World
417(2)
Carter Revard
We New World Blacks
419(2)
Grace Nichols
Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane
421(1)
Etheridge Knight
Essay and Autobiography
422(43)
The Media's Image of Arabs
422(4)
Jack G. Shaheen
The Japanese Are Different from You and Me
426(12)
James Fallows
Teacher Wei
438(10)
Mark Salzman
My Brother Bailey and Kay Francis
448(17)
Maya Angelou
Afterword: Expectation
454(5)
Writing about the Reading
459(1)
Student Writing
460(1)
Carter Revard's ``Discovery''
460(5)
Jennifer Johns
6 FENCES 465(140)
Fiction
467(43)
``Recitatif''
467(16)
Toni Morrison
A Place I've Never Been
483(12)
David Leavitt
What Happened to Red Deer
495(15)
Wayne D. Johnson
Poetry
510(13)
Sonrisas
510(1)
Pat Mora
Lost Sister
511(2)
Cathy Song
up & out
513(2)
Nila NorthSun
Sorting Metaphors
515(2)
Ricardo Pau-Llosa
Sappho's Reply
517(1)
Rita Mae Brown
In the Dungeon of My Skin
518(1)
Madeline Coopsammy
In Response to Executive Order 9066: All Americans of Japanese Descent Must Report To Relocation Centers
519(2)
Dwight Okita
Red Anger
521(2)
R. T. Smith
Drama
523(53)
Fences
523(53)
August Wilson
Essay and Autobiography
576(29)
I Forgot the Words to the National Anthem
576(2)
James Seilsopour
Next Life, I'll Be White
578(27)
Laurence Thomas
If I Could Write This in Fire I Would Write This in Fire
581(14)
Michelle Cliff
Afterword: Conflict and Structure
595(4)
Writing about the Reading
599(2)
Student Writing
601(1)
Alone in the Midst of 100,000 People
601(4)
Beth Hecht
7 CROSSING 605(114)
Fiction
607(21)
Bread
607(1)
Sandra Cisneros
Say Yes
608(4)
Tobias Wolff
Grace
612(16)
Robbie Clipper Sethi
Poetry
628(24)
Pocahontas to Her English Husband, John Rolfe
628(2)
Paula Gunn Allen
Julia
630(2)
Wendy Rose
Sequence
632(5)
Lynn Nelson
West Indian Primer
637(1)
Elizabeth Alexander
Sashimi
638(3)
Juliet Kono
Tu Do Street
641(2)
Yusef Komunyakaa
Song of the Breed
643(1)
Gogisgi
Flipochinos
643(1)
Cyn. Zarco
Six Years
644(3)
Alice Bloch
How to Watch Your Brother Die
647(3)
Michael Lassell
Ellis Island
650(2)
Joseph Bruchac
Drama
652(43)
Wedding Band
652(43)
Alice Childress
Essay and Autobiography
695(24)
Like Mexicans
695(4)
Gary Soto
Hold the Mayonnaise
699(3)
Julia Alvarez
Is It Okay to Date Someone of Another Race?
702(4)
Lynn Minton
Not Black, Not White, but Biracial
706(13)
Robert Anthony Watts
Afterword: Theme
710(5)
Writing about the Reading
715(1)
Student Writing
716(1)
A Lavender Life
716(3)
Juli Nishimuta
8 AMERICANS 719(86)
Fiction
723(27)
The Lesson
723(7)
Toni Cade Bambara
In the American Society
730(13)
Gish Jen
Hindus
743(7)
Bharati Mukherjee
Poetry
750(26)
Coming of Age on the Harlem
750(6)
Joan Murray
Revolution Skyscraper
756(2)
Juan Felipe Herrera
Christopher St. Liberation Day, June 28, 1970
758(3)
Fran Winant
Black Hills Survival Gathering, 1980
761(3)
Linda Hogan
Immigrants
764(1)
Pat Mora
Arab and Jew in Alaska
765(5)
Gregory Orfalea
The Question of Loyalty
770(1)
Mitsuye Yamada
[I'm sitting in my history class]
771(1)
Richard Olivas
The Friday Ladies of the Pay Envelope
772(2)
Mari Evans
So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americans
774(2)
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Essay and Autobiography
776(29)
From Korea to Heaven Country
776(2)
Lee Ki Chuck
Miami, Florida
778(8)
Jesse G. Monteagudo
If Not with Others, How? (1985)
786(19)
Adrienne Rich
Afterword: Contexts
792(4)
Writing about the Reading
796(1)
Student Writing
797(1)
The Context of ``Hindus'': Bharati Mukherjee's Volume of Short Stories, Darkness
797(8)
Laura Johnson
9 BELIEFS 805(156)
Fiction
807(38)
Abalone, Abalone, Abalone
807(3)
Toshio Mori
The Moths
810(5)
Helena Maria Viramontes
Fleur
815(11)
Louise Erdrich
Dominion
826(19)
Barry Targan
Poetry
845(19)
The Eagle-Feather Fan
845(1)
N. Scott Momaday
My Father's Martial Art
846(1)
Stephen Shu-Ning Liu
I Am a Cowboy in the Boat of Ra
847(3)
Ishmael Reed
Ancestral Poem
850(2)
Olive Senior
Heaven
852(2)
Cathy Song
Leaving Seoul: 1953
854(2)
Walter K. Lew
Canaan
856(3)
Mary Stewart Hammond
Gentle Communion
859(2)
Pat Mora
Sestina: Santa Prisca
861(1)
Rafael Jesus Gonzalez
Revolutionary Petunias
862(2)
Alice Walker
Drama
864(33)
The Day of the Swallows
864(33)
Estela Portillo
Essay and Autobiography
897(64)
Beyond Sacred Mountains
897(11)
Leonard Begay
Protestant
908(9)
Garrison Keillor
I Have a Dream
917(4)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Afterword: Myth and Symbol
921(3)
Writing about the Reading
924(1)
Student Writing
925(4)
Macaroni, Macaroni...and Chalcedony
925(4)
Elizabeth Douglas
Writing about Literature
929(32)
Introduction
929(1)
Representing the Literary Text
930(3)
Replying to The Text
933(2)
Explaining The Text
935(10)
Deciding What to Write About
945(3)
From Topic to Rough Draft
948(5)
From Rough Draft to Completed Paper
953(4)
A Summary of The Process
957(4)
Acknowledgments 961(8)
Glossary 969(6)
Index of Authors and Titles 975


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