Lives Through Literature

Lives Through Literature : A Thematic Anthology

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For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Introduction to Literature and Composition and Literature.This culturally diverse, gender-balanced anthology is organized by seven themes of human relationships: Parents and Children, Sisters and Brothers, People in Love, Wives and Husbands, Friends and Enemies, Students and Teachers, and People Alone. Within each category, readings are also grouped by subthemes and subject clusters-often based on essential mythical or biblical themes. The text also features four example-filled chapters on reading skills, critical analysis, and writing about more

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  • Paperback | 1360 pages
  • 177.8 x 228.6 x 40.6mm | 1,247.39g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130170062
  • 9780130170064

Table of contents

1. Parents and Children. Myths, Parables, and Folktales.The Myth of Demeter and Persephone (from the Homeric Hymns translated by Andrew Lang). The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus (edited by Thomas Bulfinch). Luke 15:11-32 (King James Bible), The Parable of the Prodigal Son. Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm, Snow-White (translated by Lucy Crane).Essays.Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, Snow White and Her Wicked Stepmother. Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior: Memories of a Childhood Among Ghosts (excerpt). Julia Alvarez, El Doctor. Short Stories.Doris Lessing, Through the Tunnel. Hisaye Yamamoto, Seventeen Syllables. Chinua Achebe, Marriage Is a Private Affair. Tillie Olsen, I Stand Here Ironing. Alice Walker, Everyday Use: For Your Grandmama. James Joyce, Counterparts. Nadine Gordimer, The Moment Before the Gun Went Off. Poems.Sylvia Plath, Metaphors. Audre Lorde, Now That I Am Forever with Child. Langston Hughes, Mother to Son. Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays. Louise Gluck, Pomegranate. Eavan Boland, The Pomegranate. Alastair Reid, Daedalus. Robert Hayden, O Daedalus, Fly Away Home. Elizabeth Bishop, The Prodigal. Robert Bly, The Prodigal Son. Theodore Roethke, My Papa's Waltz. Sylvia Plath, Daddy. Sandra Cisneros, His Story. Muriel Rukeyser, Ms. Lot. Sharon Olds, I Go Back to May 1937. Rainer Maria Rilke, Portrait of My Father as a Young Man.(translated by Stephen Mitchell). W. S. Merwin, Yesterday. Stanley Kunitz, The Portrait. Helane Levine Keating, The Envious Heart. Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night. Muriel Rukeyser, Myth. Drama.William Shakespeare, The Tempest. 2. Sisters and Brothers.Myths, Parables, and Folktales.Genesis 4:1-26 (King James Bible), The Story of Cain and Abel. Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm, Hansel and Gretel (translated by Lucy Crane). Charles Perrault, Cinderella or, The Little Glass Slipper (translated by Robert Samber). Aleksandr Afanas'ev, Vasilisa the Beautiful (translated by Norbert Guterman). Essays.Bruno Bettelheim, Cinderella (excerpt from The Uses of Enchantment). Sigmund Freud, The Theme of the Three Caskets (translated by C.J.M. Hubback). Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare's Sister (excerpt from A Room of One's Own). Short Stories.Jorge Luis Borges, Legend (translated by Andrew Hurley). Jorge Luis Borges, In Memoriam, J.F.K. (translated by Andrew Hurley). Tobias Wolff, The Rich Brother. Robert Coover, The Brother. Alice Munro, Boys and Girls. Ernest Hemingway, Soldier's Home. Cynthia Ozick, The Shawl. Poems.Rainer Maria Rilke, I Am Not. The Brother Did Something to Me (translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy). Demetrios Capatanakis, Abel. Sylvia Plath, Two Sisters of Persephone. Anne Sexton, Hansel and Gretel. Louise Gluck, Gretel in Darkness. Anne Sexton, Cinderella. Seamus Heaney, Mid-Term Break. Diane Keating, Far Summers. Catullus, Poem 101: Hail and Farewell (translated by William A. Clary). Drama.Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie. 3. People in Love.Myths, Parables, and Folktales.Apuleius, The Myth of Cupid and Psyche (edited by Thomas Bulfinch). Ovid, The Myth of Pygmalion (translated by Mary M. Innes). Chinese Folktale, Faithful Even in Death (translated by Wolfram Eberhard). Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, Beauty and the Beast (translated by Dinah Maria Muluck Craik). English Folktale, The Lady of Shalott (edited by Thomas Bulfinch). Jalal Al-Din Rumi, The lover and the letter, on complete absorption (A Sufi Parable, translated by A.J. Arberry). Essays.Andrea Hopkins, The Marriage of True Minds and Romantic Love After the Middle Ages (excerpt from The Book of Courtly Love: The Passionate Code of the Troubadours). Robert Solomon, I Love You and Romantic Love (excerpt from About Love). Rollo May, Love and Death (excerpt from Love and Will). Short Stories.D. H. Lawrence, The Horse Dealer's Daughter. Anton Chekhov, The Lady with the Dog (translated by Constance Garnett). Kate Chopin, The Storm. Becky Birtha, In The Life. Katherine Mansfield, A Dill Pickle. Poems.Anonymous, Western Wind. Robert Browning, Meeting at Night. Robert Browning, Parting at Morning. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnet XLIII: How Do I Love Thee?: Let Me Count the Ways. John Donne, The Good-Morrow. Robert Burns, A Red, Red Rose. Bhartrihari, My Love Is Nothing Like the Moon (translated by Tony Barnstone). William Shakespeare, Sonnet CXXX: My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun. William Shakespeare, Sonnet XVIII: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day. Ted Hughes, Song. Edna St. Vincent Millay, Recuerdo. Emily Dickinson, Wild Nights-Wild Nights (Poem 249). Andre Breton, Free Union (translated by Daniel Galliduani). William Butler Yeats, No Second Troy. W. S. Merwin, When You Go Away. Elizabeth Bishop, One Art. Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress. Muriel Rukeyser, Waiting for Icarus. John Keats, La Belle Dame sans Merci. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Lady of Shalott. Robert Browning, Porphyria's Lover. Ted Hughes, Lovesong. T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Drama.Arthur Miller, A View from the Bridge. 4. Wives and Husbands.Myths and Folktales.Genesis 18:16-33, 19:1-38 (Jerusalem Bible), The Story of Lot. The Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice (edited by Edith Hamilton). Coyote and the Shadow People (a Nez Perce myth, told by Wayi'Iatpu to Archie Phinney, edited by Jerold Ramsey). Homer, The Story of Odysseus and Penelope (excerpt from The Odyssey, translated by E.V. Rieu). Charles Perrault, The Blue Beard (translated by Robert Samber). Essays.Joan Didion, Marrying Absurd. Andrea Lee, The Wedding (excerpt from Russian Journal). Short Stories.O. Henry, The Gift of the Magi. John Updike, Wife-Wooing. Guy de Maupassant, The Necklace. Ursula K. Le Guin, Semley's Necklace. Zora Neale Hurston, Sweat. Virginia Woolf, The Legacy. Poems.Raymond Carver, Proposal. Tess Gallagher, Anniversary. Ezra Pound, The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter. Diane di Prima, Poem in Praise of My Husband. H.D., Eurydice. Jorie Graham, Orpheus and Eurydice. Edna St. Vincent Millay, An Ancient Gesture. Dorothy Parker, Penelope. Derek Walcott, Sea Grapes. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ulysses. Lucille Clifton, man and wife. Stevie Smith, Lot's Wife. Anna Akhmatova, Lot's Wife (translated by Richard Wilbur). Robert Browning, My Last Duchess. Helane Levine Keating, My Last Duke. William Carlos Williams, The Widow's Lament in Springtime. Drama.Susan Glaspell, Trifles. Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House (translated by Otto Reinert). 5. Friends and Enemies.Myths and Folktales.Native American Myth, Bear Man Myth (from Myths of the Cherokee, edited by James Mooney). Latin American Myth, The Story of Quetzalcoatl (from Myths of the World, edited by Padraic Colum). Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Fox and The Little Prince (excerpt from The Little Prince, translated by Katherine Woods).Essays.Marie-Louise von Franz, The Realization of the Shadow (from Man and His Symbols, edited by C.G. Jung. Harriet Jacobs, The Jealous Mistress (excerpt from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, edited by Jean Fagan Yellin). Christine O'Hagan, Friendship's Gift. Short Stories.Edgar Allan Poe, William Wilson. Joseph Conrad, The Secret Sharer. Edith Wharton, Roman Fever. Jean-Paul Sartre, The Wall (translated by Lloyd Alexander). Ann Petry, The Necessary Knocking on the Door. Toni Morrison, Recitatif. Poems.William Stafford, Friends. Emily Dickinson, A Shady Friend-for Torrid Days (Poem 278). A. E. Housman, To an Athlete Dying Young. Maxine Kumin, How It Is. Robert Frost, Mending Wall. Julia de Burgos, To Julia de Burgos (translated by Helane Levine Keating). Mark Strand, The Tunnel. John Ciardi, Faces. William Blake, A Poison Tree. Thomas Hardy, The Man He Killed. Margaret Atwood, Siren Song. Caroline Forche, The Colonel. Xue Tao (Hsueh Tao), Seeing a Friend Off (translated by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping). Tu Fu, Farewell Once More, To My Friend Yen at Feng Chi Station (translated by Kenneth Rexroth). Robert Burns, Auld Lang Syne. Drama.Lillian Hellman, The Children's Hour. 6. Students and Teachers.Myths, Parables, and Folktales.Vyasa, The War Within and The Illumined Man (excerpt from The Bhagavad Gita, (translated by Eknath Easwaran). Four Zen Parables (excerpt from Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, (edited by Paul Reps). Sufi Parable, Suhrawardi Order, The Parable of the Host and the Guests, edited by Idries Shah). Hans Christian Andersen, The Emperor's New Clothes (translated by E.V. Lucas and H.B. Paull). Essays.Helen Keller, The Story of My Life (excerpts). Maya Angelou, Mrs. Bertha Flowers (excerpt from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings). Mark Salzman, Teacher Wei (excerpt from Iron and Silk). Short Stories.Toni Cade Bambara, The Lesson. E. Pauline Johnson, As It Was in the Beginning. Anzia Yezierskia, Soap and Water. Raymond Carver, Cathedral. Poems.Langston Hughes, Theme for English B. Muriel Rukeyser, Ballad of Orange and Grape. Lalla, The Soul, Like the Moon (translated by Coleman Barks). Robert Louthan, Letter Written on a Paper Mountain. Emily Dickinson, 1129. Linda Pastan, Ethics. W. H. Auden, Musee des Beaux Arts. D. H. Lawrence, Snake. Elizabeth Bishop, The Fish. Frank O'Hara, A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island. Drama.George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion. Eugene Ionesco, The Lesson. 7. People Alone.Myths and Parable.Howard Schwartz, The Death of Adam. The Myth of Sisyphus (told by B.J. Bierlein). Essays.Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus. Henry David Thoreau, Solitude (excerpt from Walden). Short Stories.Isak Dinesen, The Ring. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wall-Paper. Jack London, To Build a Fire. Franz Kafka, A Hunger Artist (translated by Willa and Edwin Muir.) Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych (translated by David Magershack). PoemsEmily Dickinson, The Soul Selects Her Own Society. Walt Whitman, Song of Myself. William Wordsworth, I wandered lonely as a cloud. Galway Kinnell, Blackberry Eating. Gerard Manley Hopkins, Pied Beauty. Li Po, Drinking Alone by Moonlight (translated by Willis Barnstone, Tony Barnstone, and Chou Ping). Po Chui, Madly Singing in the Mountains (translated by Arthur Waley). Charles North, Madrigal: Another Life. Charles North, Sonnet. Mary Oliver, In Blackwater Woods. H.D., Mid-day. Wallace Stevens, Domination of Black. Allen Ginsberg, My Sad Self. Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken. James Wright, Lying in a Hammock on William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota. Pablo Neruda, In the End There Is Nobody (translated by Ben Belitt). John Ashbery, Fear of Death. Adrienne Rich, Final Notations. Wallace Stevens, The Snow Man. Robert Frost, Acquainted With the Night. Emily Dickinson, After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes. Walt Whitman, Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearances. Drama.Sophocles, Oedipus the King (translated by H. D. F. Kitto). 8. Reading and Analyzing Fiction.9. Reading and Analyzing Poetry.10. Reading and Analyzing Drama.11. Reading, Analyzing, and Writing Essays.Glossary.Biographical more

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