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Literature across cultures

Author: Sheena Gillespie; Terezinha Fonseca; Carol Sanger
Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

A world's worth of fiction, poetry, essays and drama are divided into several thematic sections: origins and insights; gender and identity; war and violence; race and difference; and individualism  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheena Gillespie; Terezinha Fonseca; Carol Sanger
ISBN: 0205272053 9780205272051
OCLC Number: 36662991
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xxii, 1046 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Each part concludes with "Part Writing" and "Research Assignments." *Indicates new to this edition. INTRODUCTION: READING AND WRITING AS A SOCIAL ACT. The Meaning of Literature. The Function of Literature. Strategies for Reading Literature: A Step-by-Step Guideline. Writing as a Social Act. Writing the Literary Essay. I.ORIGINS AND INSIGHTS. Fiction. * The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Leo Tolstoy. Roman Fever, Edith Wharton. First Confession, Frank O'Connor. A Power Struggle, Bessie Head. The Watch, Elie Wiesel. The Sky is Gray, Ernest J. Gaines. * Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne. Araby, James Joyce. * Essays. * My People, Chief Seattle. * Knoxville: Summer 1915, James Agee. Poetry. The Father Poem Two, Sue Doro. The Hatmaker, Keith Gilyard. Going Home, Maurice Kenny. During a Son's Dangerous Illness, Denise Levertov. Lost Sister, Cathy Song. Song for My Name, Lisa Hogan. Moving Away (1), Gary Soto. Moving Away (2), Gary Soto. The Jewish Cemetery at Newport, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Fern Hill, Dylan Thomas. It's Something Our Family Has Always Done, Wing Tek Lum. warm heart contains life, Evangelina Vigil-Pinon. * My Grandmother's Hands, Maria Mazziotti Gillan. * Gentle Communion, Pat Mora. A Breeze Swept Through, Luci Tapahonso. Fishermen, James A. Emanuel. What My Child Learns of the Sea, Audre Lorde. * Frederick Douglass, Robert Hayden. * Tour 5, Robert Hayden. Those Winter Sundays, Robert Hayden. Runagate Runagate, Robert Hayden. Drama. * Oedipus Rex, Sophocles. Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, William Shakespeare. II.GENDER AND IDENTITY. Fiction. The Revolt of "Mother," Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. * A Respectable Woman, Kate Chopin. * The Storm, Kate Chopin. * Roselily, Alice Walker. * Name Games, Michael Dorris. The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Another Evening at the Club, Alifa Rifaat. * Essays. * Professions for Women, Virginia Woolf. * One Man's Kids, Daniel Meier. Poetry. The Faithful Wife, Barbara L. Greenberg. * Genesis, Mahwash Shoaib. * Afterbirth, Mahwash Shoaib. * The Silk Carpet, Mahwash Shoaib. Ragazza, Maryfrances Wagner. Petals of Silence, Maria Mazziotti Gillan. Borders, Pat Mora. Elena, Pat Mora. Home Burial, Robert Frost. The Harlem Dancer, Claude McKay. What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, Edna St. Vincent Millay. My Last Duchess, Robert Browning. * Porphyria's Lover, Robert Browning. * The Willing Mistress, Aphra Behn. * To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell. The Willing Mistress, Aphra Behn. The Young Warrior, Gayle Two Eagles. For My Lover, Returning to His Wife, Anne Sexton. Bright Star, John Keats. She Proves the Inconsistency of the Desires and Criticism of Men Who Accuse Women of What They Themselves Cause, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. * When to The Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought, William Shakespeare. * Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds, William Shakespeare. Th' Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame, William Shakespeare. My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun, William Shakespeare. Drama. Medea, Euripides. * from Preface to Miss Julie, August Strindberg. Miss Julie, August Strindberg. III.WAR AND VIOLENCE. Fiction. A Mystery of Heroism, Stephen Crane. The Sniper, Liam O'Flaherty. Silence, Tadeusz Borowski. The Hour of Truth, Isabel Allende. Spoils of War, Janice Mirikitani. The Curse, Andre Dubus. * Battle Royal, Ralph Ellison. * Essays. * A Brother's Murder, Brent Staples. * Vietnam: What I Remember, David W. Powell. Poetry. The Man He Killed, Thomas Hardy. What Were They Like? Denise Levertov. Babiy Yar, Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Prisons of Silence, Janice Mirkitani. Disabled, Wilfred Owen. The Dying Veteran, Walt Whitman. First Practice, Gary Gildner. Hope, Ariel Dorfman. Quote from the Bureau of Information, from the Argus August 27, 1986: "The Situation in Soweto is Not Abnormal," Mavis Smallberg. Waking This Morning, Muriel Rukeyser. The Artilleryman's Vision, Walt Whitman. * The Colonel, Carolyn Forche. The Visitor, Carolyn Forche. * The Memory of Elena, Carolyn Forche. * As Children Together, Carolyn Forche. Drama. Lysistrata, Aristophanes. Picnic on the Battlefield, Fernando Arrabal. IV.RACE AND DIFFERENCE. Fiction. * The Lesson, Toni Cade Bambara. The Loudest Voice, Grace Paley. I Stand Here Ironing, Tillie Olsen. The Stolen Party, Liliana Heker. Puertoricanness, Aurora Levins Morales. Jasmine, Bharati Mukher jee. * Essays. * Growing Up Asian in America, Kesaya E. Noda. * Gay, Anna Quindlen. Poetry. I Hear America Singing, Walt Whitman. Poet Power, Denise Levertov. The Melting Pot, Dudley Randall. Public School No. 18: Paterson, New Jersey, Maria Mazziotti Gillan. My Blackness Is the Beauty of This Land, Lance Jeffers. Telephone Conversation, Wole Soyinka. On the Subway, Sharon Olds. Richard Cory, Edwin Arlington Robinson. Latero Story, Tato Laviera. AIDS, May Sarton. How to Watch Your Brother Die, Michael Lassell. Cross Plains, Wisconsin, Martin Espada. * Jorge the Church Janitor Finally Quits, Martin Espada. Frederico's Ghost, Martin Espada. * Tony Went to the Bodega But He Didn't Buy Anything, Martin Espada. Drama. Othello, The Moor of Venice, William Shakespeare. * Kiss of the Spider Woman, Manuel Puig. V.INDIVIDUALISM AND COMMUNITY. Fiction. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka. Hands, Sherwood Anderson. Eveline, James Joyce. A Red Sweater, Fae Myenne Ng. * A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner. * The Guest, Albert Camus. Dead Men's Path, Chinua Achebe. * Essays. * The Rewards of Living a Solitary Life, May Sarton. * I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King. Poetry. Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock, Wallace Stevens. * The Unknown Citizen, W.H. Auden. Port Authority Terminal: 9 A.M. Monday, Chad Walsh. People, Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Street Kid, Duane Niatum. Black Jackets, Thom Gunn. Mending Wall, Robert Frost. Summer Solstice, New York City, Sharon Olds. What the Gossips Saw, Leo Romero. History, Gary Soto. To My Father, Diane de Prima. Constantly Risking Absurdity, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. * The Writer, Richard Wilbur. * Volcanoes Be In Sicily, Emily Dickinson. The Soul Selects Her Own Society, Emily Dickinson. Much Madness Is Divinest Sense, Emily Dickinson. * Tell All The Truth But Tell It Slant, Emily Dickinson. Drama. Antigone, Sophocles. Trifles, Susan Glaspell. Appendixes: An Introduction to the Elements of Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. Researching Literary Sources. Critical Approaches: A Case Study of Hamlet. A Note about Film and Videos. Biographical Endnotes. Glossary of Literary and Cultural Terms. Index of Authors and Titles. Index of First Lines. Index of Terms.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Sheena Gillespie, Terezinha Fonseca, Carol A. Sanger.


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