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Community: A Reader for Writers / Edition 1

Community: A Reader for Writers / Edition 1

by Nancy Enright


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190277079
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 1,220,589
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nancy Enright holds a Ph.D. in English from Drew University and a master's degree in English from Seton Hall University. She is Associate Professor of English and Catholic Studies at Seton Hall, where she is also the Coordinator for the inter-disciplinary Core course for first year students, Journey of Transformation. She served as director of first year writing for twelve years and has taught both literature and writing for many years. Her publications include articles on Dante, Augustine, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Julian of Norwich. She is interested in the connections between spiritual and community values and the academic subjects of writing and literature. She is also interested in the use of film in connection with literature.

Table of Contents

1: The First Community: The Family
Mary Cassatt, "Mother Playing with Child"
Maya Angelou, "Grandmother," I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Elizabeth Gaskell, "Home Difficulties," The Life of Charlotte Bronte
Genesis 4:1-16
Luke 15:12-32
Hisaye Yamamoto, "The Brown House," Seventeen Syllables

2: Academic Communities
Angela Kelly, Classroom Discussion at Chrysalis
John Henry Newman, "Knowledge Viewed in Relation to Learning"
Augustine of Hippo, "Memories of School Days," Confessions
Frederick Douglass, "Sabbath School," Narrative of a Life
Jonathan Kozol, Stephen and Death at an Early Age
Fan Shen, "The Classroom and the Wider Culture: Identity as a Key to Learning English Composition"

3: Oppressed Communities and the Struggle for Freedom
Charles Moore, Police Dogs Attack Demonstrators, Birmingham, Alabama Protests, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from the Birmingham Jail"
Susan Sontag, AIDS and Its Metaphors
Oscar Romero, The Violence of Love
Perpetua of Carthage, The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity, translated and edited by Thomas Heffernan

4: Creative Communities: Artists, Musicians, Writers
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Bower Meadow
Dinah Roe, "The Pre-Raphaelites," The British Library
Zora Neale Hurston, "Books and Things," Dust Tracks on a Road
Dorothy Wordsworth, Journal Entries, Grasmere Journals
J. R. R. Tolkien, Letters, The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien

5: Communities of Work
Eugene Atget, Ragpicker, (1899)
V.S. Naipaul, "Women's Era," India: A Million Mutinies
C. S. Lewis, "The Inner Ring," The Weight of Glory
Studs Terkel, "Babe Secoli, Supermarket Checker (282); Pat Zimmerman, Alternative School Teacher (489); Ward Quaal, TV/Radio Executive (390)," Working
Simone Weil, "The Mysticism of Work," Gravity and Grace
Paul Farmer, "If You Take the Red Pill: Reflections on the Future of Medicine," To Repair the World, Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation

6 Language and the Defining of Community
Walker Evans, Man and the Movie Poster, New Orleans (1935)
Richard Rodriguez, "The Acheievement of Desire," Hunger of Memory
Julia Alvarez, "My English," Something to Declare
Mark Twain, English as She is Taught
Toni Morrison, "Black Matters," Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination

7 The Call to Community—Two Case Studies from New York City and Beyond
Dorothy Day, New York Catholic Worker Breadline on Mott Street
Dorothy Day, The Catholic Worker Movement
Matthew 5:1-48
Acts of the Apostles 2:37-47
Dorothy Day, Loaves and Fishes, excerpt
Robert Ellsberg, "A Faithful Striving," Commonweal Magazine
The Hasidic Movement
Deuteronomy 14:28-29 and 15:17-18
Genesis 28:10-22
Nehemia Polen, "Coming of Age in Kozienice: Malkah Shapiero's Memoir of Youth in the Sacred Space of a Hasidic Zaddik," Celebrating Elie Weisel, Stories, Essays, Reflections
Jerome R. Mintz, "Three Hasidic Legends," Legends of the Hasidim: An Introduction to Hasidic Culture and Oral Tradition in the New World
"Charity for the Widow"
"No Way Out"

8 Engaging One's Own Community
Vincent van Gogh, The Good Samaritan, (After Delacroix)
Paulo Freire, Second Letter, "Don't Let the Fear of What is Difficult Paralyze You," Teachers as Cultural Workers: Letters to Those Who Dare Teach
Jonathan Kozol, "Growing Up in the South Bronx," The Progressive
Mary McLeod Bethune, "Faith That Moved a Dump Heap (excerpt)," American Women Activists' Writings: An Anthology, 1637-2002, edited by Kathryn Cullen-DuPoint
Thomas Deans, "Writing About the Community," Writing Partnerships: Service-Learning in Composition


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