Introduction to Critical Reading

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  • Copyright: 2003-07-21
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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A unique college reading text that presents works of poetry, short stories, essays, and textbook chapters.

Table of Contents

Kristine Batey,Lot's Wife
Genesis 19:12-26. E
Robinson, Richard Cory
Alden Nowlan, Warren Pryor
Robert Frost,The Road Not Taken
Langston Hughes, I, Too
Langston Hughes, Harlem
Langston Hughes, Mother to Son
Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays
Roland Flint, Austere
Gary Soto, A Red Palm
Rita Dove, Daystar
Nikki Giovanni, Once a Lady Told Me
Craig Raine, A Martian Sends A Postcard Home
George Macbeth, Bedtime Story
Donald Justice, Counting the Mad
Emily Dickinson, Much Madness is divinest sense
Edgar Lee Masters, Four Poems from Spoon River Anthology
Minerva Jones, Indignation' Jones, Doctor Meyers, Mrs
Robin Flowers, trans, Pangur Ban
Seamus Heaney, Digging
Marge Piercy, Barbie Doll
Carl Holman, Mr
Howard Nemerov, The Vacuum
Alden Nowlan, Weakness
Adrienne Rich, Power
William Blake, The Chimney Sweeper, from Songs of Innocence
William Blake, The Chimney Sweeper, from Songs of Experience
Howard Nemerov, Learning by Doing
Maxine Kumin, Woodchucks
Thomas Hardy, Channel Firing
Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum Est
Robert Frost, Mending Wall
Cathy Song, Lost Sister
Auden, The Unknown Citizen
Alastair Reid, Curiosity
Robert Graves, The Naked and the Nude
Housman, Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff
Katharine Brush, Birthday Party
Shirley Jackson, The Lottery
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr
Harrison Bergeron
Jess Mowry, Crusader Rabbit
James Thurber, The Catbird Seat
Zora Neale Hurston, The Gilded Six-Bits
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
Ray Bradbury, The Veldt
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Gimple the Fool
Eudora Welty, A Worn Path
Katherine Anne Porter, He
Tillie Olsen, I Stand Here Ironing
Andre Dubus, The Fat Girl
Joyce Carol Oates, Life After High School
Barbara Kingsolver, Islands on the Moon
Gish Jen, What Means Switch
Alice Walker, A Sudden Trip Home in the Spring
William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily
John Steinbeck, The Chrysanthemums
Dick Gregory, Shame
Randall Williams, Daddy Tucked the Blanket
George Orwell, A Hanging
Amy Tan, Mother Tongue
Kurt Wiesenfeld, Making the Grade
George Will, What is Child Pornography? Ann Coulter, Disgusting Doesn't Make It Speech
Leonard Pitts, Should a Man Be Put in Jail for What He's Thinking?
Jill Neimark, Why We Need Miss America
Cynthia Fox, Starved Out
Deborah Gregory, Heavy Judgement
Horace Miner, Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
Nancy Gibbs, When Is It Rape?
Molly Ivins, Time for a Change
Joseph A
Califano, Legalization Of Narcotics: Myths And Reality
Stephen Chapman, The Prisoner's Dilemma
Stanley Eitzen, Violent Crime: Myths, Facts, and Solutions
Joseph R
Conlin, The Presidency in Crisis" from The American Past: A Survey of American History
Louis E
Boone and David L
Kurtz, Social Responsibility and Business Ethics, from Contemporary Business

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