The New Millennium Reader

The New Millennium Reader

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A thematic reader for courses in Composition.This thematic reader identifies and collects some of the most important insights, discoveries, and reflections of the past millennia as produced by its most noteworthy writers and through a variety of genres. In addition, it introduces students to major traditions in essay writing and provides guidance in developing critical reading and writing skills.
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  • Paperback | 716 pages
  • 156 x 230.6 x 20.8mm | 580.61g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130979910
  • 9780130979919

Table of contents

Introduction: Reading in the Various Genres. 1. Reflections on Experience. Nonfiction.Number One!, Jill Nelson. Boyhood with Gurdjieff, Fritz Peters. West with the Night, Beryl Markham. Initiated into an Iban Tribe, Douchan Gersi. Confessions of a Fast Woman, Lesley Hazelton. So, This Was Adolescence, Annie Dillard. The Myth of the Latin Woman, Judith Ortiz Cofer.Fiction.The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The Miller's Tale, Jerzy Kosinski.Poetry.The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock, T.S. Eliot. Sonnet 30: When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought, William Shakespeare. The Solitary, Sara Teasdale. Funny, Anna Kamienska.2. Influential People and Memorable Places.Nonfiction.Liked for Myself, Maya Angelou. My Father's Life, Raymond Carver. Antidisestablishmentarianism, Gayle Pemberton. My Brother, Gary Gilmore, Mikhal Gilmore. The Taj Mahal, P.D. Ouspensky. Niagara Falls, William Zinsser. Reflections in Westminister Abbey, Joseph Addison. Moonlit Nights of Laughter, Fatima Mernissi.Fiction.Reunion, John Cheever. Looking for a Rain God, Bessie Head.Poetry.The Youngest Daughter, Cathy Song. Those Winter Sundays, Robert Hayden. Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, William Wordsworth.3. The Value of Education.Nonfiction.Learning to Read and Write, Frederick Douglass. The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society, Jonathan Kozol. Civilize Them with a Stick, Mary Crow Dog. On Becoming a Chicano, Richard Rodriguez. In Defense of Elitism, William A. Henry III. How the Web Destroys the Quality of Students' Research Papers, David Rothenberg. Areopagitica: Defense of Books, John Milton. Speech Codes on Campus, Nat Hentoff.Fiction.The School, Donald Barthelme.Poetry.Learning to Read, Francis E. W. Harper. Workday, Linda Hogan.4. Perspectives on Language.Nonfiction.Language and Thought, Susanne K. Langer. The Day Language Came into My Life, Helen Keller. Thinking in Pictures, Temple Grandin. The Language of Clothes, Alison Lurie. Sex, Lies, and Conversation, Deborah Tannen. The Rhetoric of Advertising, Stuart Hirschberg. Propaganda under a Dictatorship, Aldous Huxley. Pornography, Margaret Atwood.Fiction.What We Talk about When We Talk about Love, Raymond Carver.Poetry.Crow Goes Hunting, Ted Hughes.DramaWords, Words, Words, David Ives.5. Issues in Popular Culture.Nonfiction.The Culture of Consumerism, Juliet B. Schor. On Bad Teeth, Slavenka Drakulic. TV News as Entertainment, Neil Postman and Steve Powers. Urban Legends "The Boyfriend's Death," Jan Harold Brunvand. The Flesh and the Devil, Kim Chernin. Want Creation Fuels Americans' Addictiveness, Philip Slater. The Burden of Race, Arthur Ashe. The Stealth Virus: AIDS & Latinos, Ann Louise Bardach.Fiction.Desiree's Baby, Kate Chopin. An Old Man, Guy de Maupassant.Poetry.Barbie Doll, Marge Piercy. Lisa's Ritual, Age 10, Grace Caroline Bridges. Streets of Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen.Drama.Tea Party, Betty Keller.6. Our Place in Nature.Nonfiction.The Lowest Animal, Mark Twain. Am I Blue?, Alice Walker. A Very Warm Mountain, Ursula K. LeGuin. Big Mac and the Tropical Forests, Joseph K. Skinner. How to Kill an Ocean, Thor Heyerdahl. Waking Up the Rake, Linda Hogan. The Greenhouse Affect, P.J. O' Rourke.Fiction.I Am a Cat, Natsume Soseki. A River Ran Over Me, Lin Sutherland.Poetry.Sleeping in the Forest, Mary Oliver. The Sound of the Sea, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.7. History in the Making.Nonfiction.The Naked Source, Linda Simon. Finding the Tomb, Howard Carter. To Make Them Stand in Fear, Kenneth M. Stampp. From a Native Daughter, Haunani-Kay Trask. The San Francisco Earthquake, Jack London. R.M.S. Titanic, Hanson W. Baldwin. A Noiseless Flash from Hiroshima, John Hersey.Fiction.An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce. Home Soil, Irene Zabytko.Poetry.A Worker Reads History, Bertolt Brecht. Child's Memory, Eleni Fourtouni. Titanic, David R. Slavitt.8. The Pursuit of Justice.Nonfiction.Rights of Man, Thomas Paine. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs. I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr. We Have Our State, Golda Meir. At the Center of the Storm, Rae Yang. Daisy, Luis Sepulveda.Fiction.The Guest, Albert Camus. The Censors, Luisa Valenzuela.Poetry.The Unknown Citizen, W.H. Auden. At First I Was Given Centuries, Margaret Atwood.Drama.Protest, Vaclav Havel.9. The Impact of Technology.Nonfiction.A Clone Is Born, Gina Kolata. Sperm in a Jar, Anne Taylor Fleming. Identical Twins Reared Apart, Constance Holden. Monsters of the Brave New World, Carol Gruenwald. How Not to Use the Fax Machine and the Cellular Phone, Umberto Eco. The Haves and the Have-Nots, LynNell Hancock. The Road Ahead, Bill Gates.Fiction.The Enormous Radio, John Cheever.Poetry.When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer, Walt Whitman. I'm Gonna Be an Engineer, Peggy Seeger.10. The Artistic Impulse.Nonfiction.How to Write with Style, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Still Just Writing, Anne Tyler. What Is Real?, Alice Munro. The Exorcist Massage Parlor, Wilson Bryan Key. Mick Jagger, Sexuality, Style & Image, Sheila Whiteley. The Paradox of St. Mark's, Mary McCarthy. Imprisoning Time in a Rectangle, Lance Morrow. General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, Photo by Eddie Adams.Fiction.The Tatooer, Junichiro Tanizaki.Poetry.The Author to Her Book, Anne Bradstreet. Tell It Slant, Emily Dickinson. In Goya's Greatest Scenes We Seem to See, Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The Third of May 1808, Illustration by Francisco Goya.11. Matters of Ethics, Philosophy, and Religion.Nonfiction.The Myth of Immortality, Clarence Darrow. Did a Barnyard Schism Lead to a Religious One?, Dinitia Smith. Slaughter of the Innocent, Hans Ruesch. Lifeboat Ethics, Garrett Hardin. The Prisoner's Dilemma, Stephen Chapman. If I Die in a Combat Zone, Tim O'Brien. Salvation, Langston Hughes.Fiction.The Country of the Blind, H.G. Wells. Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?, Joyce Carol Oates.Parables.The Allegory of the Cave, Plato. Parables in the New Testament. Parables of Buddha. Islamic Folk Stories, Nasreddin Hodja.Poetry.The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost. Hope, Lisel Mueller. Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas. The Second Coming, W.B. Yeats.Credits.Index of Authors and Titles.
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