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Literature across cultures

Author: Sheena Gillespie; Tony Pipolo; Terezinha Fonseca
Publisher: New York : Pearson/Longman, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This ... introduction to literature anthology distinguishes itself by including both classical and contemporary writers, writers from the British and American tradition, ethnic writers from the United States, and writers from other cultures. [This text] focuses on the political and multicultural aspects of literary works in relation to self and society, gender and identity, war and violence as well as issues of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Collections
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheena Gillespie; Tony Pipolo; Terezinha Fonseca
ISBN: 9780321460073 0321460073 9780205184682 0205184685
OCLC Number: 122314175
Description: xxvi, 1046 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Reading and writing as a social act --
Roots and rebellions: Fiction, Unforgetting / Lan Samantha Chang; Essays, Allegory of the cave / Plato; Poetry, Going home / Maurice Kenny; Drama, Oedipus rex / Sophocles --
\\Gender and identity: Fiction, On seeing the 100% perfect girl one beautiful April morning / Haruki Murakami; Essays, Power of marriage / David Brooks; Poetry, How to watch your brother die / Michael Lassell; Drama, Kiss of the spider woman / Manuel Puig --
\\War and violence: Fiction, Things they carried / Tim O'Brien; Essays, Not just the inner city, well-to-do join gangs / Seth Mydans; Poetry, Disabled / Wilfred Owen; Drama, Picnic on the battlefield / Fernando Arrabal --
\\Race and difference: Fiction, Moment before the gun went off / Nadine Gordimer; Essays, Black hair / Gary Soto; Poetry, Tony went to the bodega but he didn't buy anything / Martin Espada; Drama, Othello, the Moor of Venice / William Shakespeare --
\\Individualism and community: Fiction, Lottery / Shirley Jackson; Essays, Rewards of living a solitary life / May Sarton; Poetry, Constantly risking absurdity / Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Drama, Antigone / Sophocles --
\\Appendixes: Introduction to the elements of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama; Writing a research paper; Researching literary sources; Critical approaches, a case study of Hamlet --
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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  Read more...

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