The Literary Book of Economics: Including Readings from Literature and Drama on Economic Concepts, Issues, and Themes / Edition 1

The Literary Book of Economics: Including Readings from Literature and Drama on Economic Concepts, Issues, and Themes / Edition 1

by Michael Watts
     
 

The Literary Book of Economics is one of the most innovative approaches to economic education and literacy ever published. As empirical research has demonstrated, economics is taught more effectively when integrated into other fields, and is perhaps particularly effective when coupled with the classic literary works of Western culture. See more details below

Overview

The Literary Book of Economics is one of the most innovative approaches to economic education and literacy ever published. As empirical research has demonstrated, economics is taught more effectively when integrated into other fields, and is perhaps particularly effective when coupled with the classic literary works of Western culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932236026
Publisher:
ISI Books
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
450
Sales rank:
188,216
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 9.82(h) x 1.32(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Inevitable but Uneasy Relationship between Economics and Literature and Drama
Comus4
"The Road Not Taken"7
"The Grumbling Hive"9
Wuthering Heights21
Atlas Shrugged22
The Book of Merlyn24
"The Parable of the Water Tank"28
Doctor Faustus34
"Mending Wall"40
The Perfect Storm42
Ride With Me, Mariah Montana44
God's Little Acre50
The Grapes of Wrath52
Winesburg, Ohio57
East of Eden59
Spoon River Anthology61
Sister Carrie64
Travels with Charley69
The Merchant of Venice76
Epistle III79
Epistle IV81
"Prince of Peace"82
"Tin Lizzie"83
Catch-2289
Banker95
All My Sons97
Songs of a Savoyard105
The Octopus106
Arcadia107
Journals108
East of Eden109
The Poor-Devil Author112
Dancing at the Rascal Fair117
The Perfect Storm120
The Joy Luck Club127
The Pearl129
The Robber Bride138
Into Thin Air143
Imitations of Horace145
Travels with Charley147
Gargantua and Pantagruel148
Hard Times150
Into Thin Air152
The God of Small Things153
The Merchant of Venice156
The Jungle167
The Cancer Ward169
Les Miserables173
Democracy178
Good As Gold183
Autobiography189
The Great Gatsby194
"Something For Everyone"195
Into Thin Air200
The Perfect Storm201
The Road to Wigan Pier205
"Song to the Men of England"212
In Dubious Battle214
God's Little Acre215
The God of Small Things220
Travels with Charley224
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn230
Dancing at the Rascal Fair233
Troilus and Cressida243
Journals245
The Road to Wigan Pier246
The Octopus249
A Moveable Feast253
Tobacco Road254
"Harrison Bergeron"257
Cold Mountain264
The Black Obelisk267
Faust270
"Money"274
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court277
Bucking the Sun282
The Prisoner of Second Avenue285
"Petition of the Manufacturers of Candles"297
"A Modest Proposal"302
"A Hero's Death"304
Epilogue: Mutual Gains from Exchange between Economics and Literature and Drama, or Mutual Neglect through Academic Protectionism?307
App. AHow Economists Have Used Literature and Drama317
App. BHow Literary Critics and Historians Have Used Economics327
Sources341

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