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Literature and Gender: Thinking Critically Through Fiction, Poetry, and Drama / Edition 1

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Overview

Primarily drawn from twentieth-century readings, this text is a provocative collection which explores the links between cultural beliefs, social institutions, sexual roles, and personal identity. The fiction, poetry, and drama selections also demonstrate the diversity of gender practices as they relate to differences of race, class, and sexuality. Arranged around three themes-Learning, Living, and Resisting-this anthology asks students to think and write about gender issues within the context and background of gender.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321012609
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 2/20/1998
  • Series: Longman Literature and Culture Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 404
  • Sales rank: 1,198,062
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

I. LEARNING.

Poetry.

In the Waiting Room, Elizabeth Bishop.

Birches, Robert Frost.

Girl, Jamaica Kincaid.

Persimmons, Li-Young Lee.

Barbie Doll, Marge Piercy.

The Purpose of Altar Boys, Alberto Rios.

My Papa’s Waltz, Theodore Roethke.

Cinderella, Anne Sexton.

The Youngest Daughter, Cathy Song.

Fiction.

The Lesson, Toni Cade Bambara.

The Father, Raymond Carver.

X, Lois Gould.

In the American Society, Gish Jen.

The Shoyu Kid, Lonny Kaneko.

State Champions, Bobbie Ann Mason.

Like That, Carson McCullers.

Miss Clairol, Helena Maria Viramontes.

The Man Who Was Almost A Man, Richard Wright.

Drama.

Giving Up the Ghost, Cherrie Moraga.

II. LIVING.

Poetry.

The Mother, Gwendolyn Brooks.

Rape, Wanda Coleman.

she being brand, e. e. cummings.

The Woman Hanging from the Thirteenth Floor Window, Joy Harjo.

Deferred, Langston Hughes.

More Girl Than Boy, Yusef Komunyakaa.

Making Soda Pop, Philip Levine.

The Applicant, Sylvia Plath.

Dance Russe, William Carlos Williams.

Fiction.

Eyes of Zapata, Sandra Cisneros.

The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky, Stephen Crane.

The Gilded Six Bits, Zora Neale Hurston.

Moving Pictures, Charles Johnson.

Stalking, Joyce Carol Oates.

Proofs, Richard Rodriguez.

The Rumor, John Updike.

Porn, Alice Walker.

Hunters in the Snow, Tobias Wolff.

High Heeled Shoes, Hisaye Yamamoto.

Drama.

A Soldier’s Play, Charles Fuller.

III. RESISTING.

Poetry.

The Women Who Hate Me, Dorothy Allison.

Little Red Riding Hood, Olga Broumas.

The Great Palaces of Versailles, Rita Dove.

Nightmare Begins Responsibility, Michael Harper.

How to Watch Your Brother Die, Michael Lassell.

Eulogy for Alvin Frost, Audre Lorde.

I Too Beneath Your Moon, Almighty Sex, Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Notes on Pornography Abandoned, David Mura.

The Death of Marilyn Monroe, Sharon Olds.

Phantasia for Elvira Shatayev, Adrienne Rich.

Call Me Barbie, Gregg Shapiro.

Fiction.

Jesus Christ’s Half-Brother Is Alive and Well on the Spokane Reservation, Sherman Alexie.

Bitter Homes and Gardens, Luis Alfaro.

Forgiveness, Rebecca Brown.

Bloodchild, Octavia Butler.

The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

The Sea Change, Ernest Hemingway.

Sur, Ursula Le Guin.

When It Changed, Joanna Russ.

Love Problem, Matthew Stadler.

Drama.

Trifles, Susan Glaspell.

Appendix: Writing about Literature and Culture.

Glossary of Key Words.

Index of Authors and Title.

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