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This thematic 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. Now in its fifth edition, Literature Across Cultures 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 class, sexuality, race, and ethnicity.
· The revised introductory unit, Reading and Writing as a Social Act, provides strategies for reading closely while encouraging students to see themselves as members of a literary community.
· New discussion questions follow each short story, play, and cluster of poems to assist students in making informed responses to the reading selections, suggesting multiple possibilities for the production of meaning.
· Film Angles at the end of each unit demonstrate the continuity between literature and film as well as the ways in which films have shaped cultural attitudes towards the subjects dealt with in the literature.
· New material in Part One reflects an emphasis on “coming of age” and “rites of passage.” There is also a section on terrorism and its influence worldwide.
· Journal entries provide students with an interactive approach to literature and culture, emphasizing students' personal and critical responses to the literature (Units 1-5).
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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 and community. The editors' introduction discusses the meaning and function of literature, writing as a social act, and guidelines for writing the literary essay. Appendices discuss the elements of fiction, poetry and drama; researching literary sources; and critical approaches, using as a case study. A note about film and video is also included. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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.
* 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.
* My People, Chief Seattle.
* Knoxville: Summer 1915, James Agee.
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 WinterSundays, Robert Hayden.
Runagate Runagate, Robert Hayden.
* Oedipus Rex, Sophocles.
Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, William Shakespeare.
II. GENDER AND IDENTITY.
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.
* Professions for Women, Virginia Woolf.
* One Man's Kids, Daniel Meier.
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.
* from Preface to Miss Julie, August Strindberg.
Miss Julie, August Strindberg.
III. WAR AND VIOLENCE.
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.
* A Brother's Murder, Brent Staples.
* Vietnam: What I Remember, David W. Powell.
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 Forché.
The Visitor, Carolyn Forché.
* The Memory of Elena, Carolyn Forché.
* As Children Together, Carolyn Forché.
Picnic on the Battlefield, Fernando Arrabal.
IV. RACE AND DIFFERENCE.
* 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.
* Growing Up Asian in America, Kesaya E. Noda.
* Gay, Anna Quindlen.
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, Martín Espada.
* Jorge the Church Janitor Finally Quits, Martín Espada.
Frederico's Ghost, Martín Espada.
* Tony Went to the Bodega But He Didn't Buy Anything, Martín Espada.
Othello, The Moor of Venice, William Shakespeare.
* Kiss of the Spider Woman, Manuel Puig.
V. INDIVIDUALISM AND COMMUNITY.
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.
* The Rewards of Living a Solitary Life, May Sarton.
* I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King.
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.
Trifles, Susan Glaspell.
Appendixes: An Introduction to the Elements of Fiction, Poetry, and Drama.