A Writer's Country

A Writer's Country : A Collection of Fiction and Poetry

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A companion anthology for introductory/intermediate-level courses in Creative Writing (Fiction and Poetry), and for courses in Introduction to Literature, Literature and the Humanities, and Twentieth Century Literature. Compiled by the editors of the award-winning Clackamas Literary Review, this anthology of twenty short stories and fifty poems gives students of writing and literature the opportunity to read from a broad range of styles, perspectives, and generations spanning the last century. Unique in both approach and content, the anthology 1) is not separated by genre, as are most literature anthologies available today (but rather loosely comingles poems and stories according to gradually developing themes; 2) places canonized writing, and some lesser known yet accomplished writing, together under the same cover; and 3) is unencumbered by apparatus, to give instructors the freedom to use their own pedagogical approaches to teach the stories and poems.
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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 149.9 x 228.6 x 22.9mm | 453.6g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130274410
  • 9780130274410

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Designed to be a companion anthology for Creative Writing courses or used in an Introduction to Literature course, A Writer's Country is a textual tool for instructors who want a brief anthology without the apparatus.
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Table of contents

FICTION. James Joyce, Araby. Alice Munro, Boys and Girls. Alice Walker, Everyday Use. Grace Paley, Wants. Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried. Ron Carlson, Blazo. Jamaica Kincaid, Girl. Bobbie Ann Mason, Shiloh. William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World. John Cheever, The Enormous Radio. Raymond Carver, Feathers. Melissa Pritchard, Sweet Feed. Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden of Forking Paths. Tobias Wolff, Hunters in the Snow. Ernest Hemingway, Hills Like White Elephants. Stephen Crane, The Open Boat. Anton Chekhov, The Lady with the Pet Dog. Flannery O'Connor, A Good Man is Hard to Find. Mary Robinson, Yours. POETRY. Gary Soto, Oranges. Black Hair. Sharon Olds, Rite of Passage. Maxine Kumin, Family Reunion. Woodchucks. Joy Harjo, Remember. Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays. Gary Thompson, The Fathers. Kevin Stein, Rhetoric. Wiliam Stafford, Traveling through the Dark. Ask Me. At the Bomb Testing Site. Walt McDonald, A Thousand Miles of Stars. Alberto Rios, Some Extensions on the Sovereignty of Science. Theodore Roethke, My Papa's Waltz. Marilyn Chin, Turtle Soup. Gary Snyder, Axe Handles. Linda Hogan, Crossings. Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Blown. Anne Sexton, The Abortion. Daisy Zamora, Lineage. Lucille Clifton, at the cemetery, walnut grove plantation, South Carolina, 1989. For deLawd. Emily Dickinson, A Light Exists in Spring. Alice Walker, a woman is not a potted plant. Stephen Dobyns, Cezanne's Doubts. Pablo Neruda. Octavio Paz, Wind and Water and Stone. James Hoggard, Storm Watch. Robert Hass, Happiness. House. Lanston Hughes, The Weary Blues. Dream Variations. Rita Dove, Weathering Out. Teaching Us to Number Our Days. Carolyn Kizer, Bitch. Naomi Shihab Nye, Famous. Making a Fist. Donald Hall, White Apples. Ox Cart Man. Jimmy Santiago Baca, Green Chile. Maya Angelou, Africa. Claribel Allegria, Documentary. Elizabeth Bishop, One Art. James Dickey, In the Mountain Tent. Richard Hugo, Montana Ranch Abandoned. Denise Levertov, The Well. Mary Oliver, A Visitor. James Wright, Lying in a Hammock on William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota. A Blessing. Quincy Troupe, A Poem for "Magic." Carolyn Forche, The Colonel. Jim Harrison, March Walk. Robert Frost, Birches. CONTRIBUTOR NOTES. CREDITS.
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About Jeff Knorr

JEFF KNORR: A specialist in both technical writing and poetry at Clackamas Community College, Jeff coordinates the department's efforts in computer-assisted instruction. Jeff and his co-author Tim Schell have also launched the Clackamas Literary Review, a prestigious national literary magazine, which offers a contest and poetry, fiction, and essays by leading writers. TIM SCHELL: Committed to promoting writing, Tim also created the Clackamas Literary Review and serves as co-editor with Jeff Knorr. He specializes in the teaching-and writing-of fiction at Clackamas. He has won the prestigious Martindale Prize for Long Fiction in 1993 and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for a story published in 1995.
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