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Making contact : readings from home and abroad

Author: Carol J Verburg
Publisher: Boston, MA : Bedford Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Instructor's edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol J Verburg
ISBN: 0312133502 9780312133504
OCLC Number: 37602597
Description: xx, 792 pages, x, 155 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A short quiz / Walker Percy --
The new lost generation / James Baldwin --
Two kinds / Amy Tan --
Quinceañera / Susan Orlean --
The broken mirror / Salman Rushdie --
A view from Canada / Margaret Atwood --
One man's mutilation is another man's beautification / Germaine Greer --
The westernization of the world / Paul Harrison --
The art of the fiesta / Octavio Paz --
The day we were dogs / Elena Garro --
The two Americas / Carlos Fuentes --
Mexico's children / Richard Rodriguez --
Foreword / Louise Erdrich --
Down to Cumberland / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. --
The nanny dilemma / Susan Cheever --
Family secrets / Nicholas Bromell --
Birth ceremonies / Rigoberta Menchú --
If there is justice / Amos Oz --
Limerick homecoming / Frank McCourt --
Sarajevo diary / Zlata Filipović --
Acquiring a Japanese family / John David Morley --
Mothers' children / Yukiko Tanaka --
Japan, the ambiguous, and myself / Kenzaburo Oe --
A family supper / Kazuo Ishiguro --
Mary / Maya Angelou --
Flying / Annie Dillard --
Imperiled men / Andre Dubus --
Optimists / Richard Ford --
So Tsi-fai / Sophronia Liu --
The stolen party / Liliana Heker --
The ghosts of Mrs. Gandhi / Amitav Ghosh --
Where do whites fit in? / Nadine Gordimer --
from Speak, memory / Vladimir Nabokov --
Less than one / Joseph Brodsky --
Sovs, hacks, and freeloaders / Galina Dutkina --
The new Russian dressing / Natasha Singer --
The disposable rocket / John Updike --
Man and woman / Sam Keen --
How male and female students use language differently / Deborah Tannen --
Yellow woman / Leslie Marmon Silko --
Nisa's marriage / Marjorie Shostak --
The Isle of Aphrodite / Nikos Kazantzakis --
Woman as other / Simone de Beauvoir --
The chase / Alberto Moravia --
In flight / Diana Abu-Jaber --
Women in early Islam / Naila Minai --
A day for saying goodbye / Naguib Mahfouz --
The xanith: a third gender role? / Unni Wikan --
Making magic / David Abram --
Digging into your heart / Joseph Bruchac --
Fairy tale of the Nachez Trace / Eudora Welty --
from Beloved / Toni Morrison --
African literature: what tradition? / Es'kia Mphahlele --
Dreams for hire / Gabriel García Márquez --
Clarisa / Isabel Allende --
The secrets of Haiti's living dead / Gino Del Guercio --
The song of ourselves / Chinua Achebe --
Nigerian childhood / Wole Soyinka --
On the politics of being mortal / J.F. Ade Ajayi --
Ona / Buchi Emecheta --
Six days: some rememberings / Grace Paley --
Race matters / Cornel West --
Future shlock / Neil Postman --
Top of the food chain / T. Coraghessan Boyle --
Black man in a white court / Nelson Mandela --
Freedom from fear / Aung San Suu Kyi --
Down the clinical disco / Fay Weldon --
Israeli Arab, Israeli Jew / David Grossman --
The fall of autumn leaves / Anchee Min --
Thoughts on reform / Fang Lizhi --
Fang Lizhi / Orville Schell --
Yearnings / Jianying Zha.
Responsibility: Carol J. Verburg.

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