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McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature

McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0070442467

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McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature - 2ND 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0070442467

Gilbert H. Muller and John A. Williams

ISBN13: 978-0070442467
ISBN10: 0070442460
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 95
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 1995
International: No

The McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, now in its second edition, presents a dynamic and diverse anthology for literature and composition courses. Designed with an eye for both the uniqueness and the universality of outstanding literature, this text offers a unified, multicultural approach to the meaning, form, technique, and values in fiction, poetry, and drama. Organized by genre, the anthology contains three sections - fiction, poetry, and drama - each with a prefatory essay. Within each section are self-contained chapters arranged around literary selections that reveal the application of specific techniques. The extensive anthologies that follow are arranged alphabetically and provide a rich selection of both classic and contemporary authors as well as a broad range of women, ethnic, and international authors to advocate both a truly American and a pluralistic collection of literature.

Author Bio

Muller, Gilbert H. : Laguardia Community College

Williams, John A. : Rutgers University--New Brunswick

Table of Contents

Part I: Fiction
Introduction: Understanding Fiction

1. Theme

Anton Chekhov, The Lady with the Pet Dog
Kate Chopin, A Respectable Woman
Shirley Jackson, The Lottery

2. Plot

Yasunari Kawabata, Up in the Tree
William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily
Alice Munro, The Found Boat

3. Character

Arna Bontemps, A Summer Tragedy
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Gimpel the Fool
Flannery O'Connor, A Good Man is Hard to Find

4. Point of View

Hernando Tellez, Just Lather, That's All
David Leavitt, Gravity
Jamaica Kincaid, Girl

5. Setting

Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown
James Joyce, Araby
Eudora Welty, A Worn Path

6. Tone

Luigi Pirandello, War
Alice Walker, Roselily
Amy Tan, Two Kinds

7. Symbolism

Ernest Hemingway, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
Langston Hughes, On the Road
Kay Boyle, Astronomers's Wife

8. An Anthology of Short Fiction

Chinua Achebe, Civil Peace
Isaac Babel, My First Goose
Jorge Luis Borges, The South
Raymond Carver, Cathedral
Isak Dinesen, The Blue Jar
Louise Erdrich, Snares
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings
Yussef Idriss, A House of Flesh
Franz Kafka, A Hunger Artist
Doris Lessing, Flight
Bobbie Ann Mason, Big Bertha Stories
Bharati Mukherjee, Hindus
R.K. Narayan, Mother and Son
Gloria Naylor, Kiswana Browne
Grace Paley, A Conversation with My Father
Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death
Leslie Marmon Silko, The Man to Send Rain Clouds" James Thurber:"The Catbird Seat"
Luisa Valenzuela, The Censors
John A. Williams, Son in the Afternoon
Richard Wright, The Man Who Was Almost a Man

Part II: Poetry
Introduction: Understanding Poetry

9. Theme

William Shakespeare, Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds
Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress
Emily Dickinson, Wild Nights-Wild Nights!
Adrienne Rich, I Come Home from You
Rita Dove, Adolescence-II
Cathy Song, Picture Bride

10. Diction

Ben Jonson, On My First Daughter
Aphra Behn, The Defiance
Emily Dickinson, She Rose to His Requirement
Octavio Paz, Engaged
Nikki Giovanni, Mothers

11. Tone

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ozymandias
E. A. Robinson, Richard Cory
Claude McKay, America
Ezra Pound, The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter June Jordan: "The Wedding"
Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Ah Mah

12. Imagery

Thomas Campion, There is a Garden in Her Face
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Kubla Khan
Wallace Stevens, The Snow Man
Elizabeth Bishop, Filling Station
Margaret Atwood, Game After Supper
Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays
Louise Erdrich, The Strange People

13. Symbolism

William Blake, The Tyger
Emily Dickinson, There's a Certain Slant of Light
Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Denise Levertov, The Victors
Nancy Morejen, Central Park Some People (3 P.M.)"

14. Simile and Metaphor

Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum Est
Langston Hughes, Harlem
Nicanor Parra, Piano Solo
Josephine Miles, Housewife
Maxine Kumin, Together
Sylvia Plath, Daddy
David Mura, Grandfather and Grandmother in Love

15. Personification and Apostrophe

John Keats, To Autumn
Walt Whitman, I Saw In Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing
Emily Dickinson, Because I Could Not Stop for Death
May Swenson, Hearing the Wind at Night
Fadwa Tuquan, After Twenty Years

16. Meter, Rhythm, and Sound

John Donne, The Bait
Matthew Arnold, To Marguerite-Continued
Gwendolyn Brooks, Hunchback Girl: She Thinks of Heaven
Elinor Wylie, Puritan Sonnet
Allen Ginsberg, A Supermarket in California
Margaret Walker, Poppa Chicken

17. Structure and Form

William Shakespeare, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?
Robert Herrick, To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
Robert Browning, My Last Duchess
e. e. cummings, Next to of Course God America I
Muriel Rukeyser, Myth
Sonia Sanchez, Poem at Thirty
Joy Harjo, Fishing

18. An Anthology of Poetry

Anna Akhmatova, Lot's Wife
Al-Tutili, Seville
Paula Gunn Allen, Womanwork
Yehuda Amichai, The Sweet Breakdown of Abigail
Maya Angelou, Southeast Arkanasia/To A Husband
Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach
W. H. Auden, The Unknown Citizen
Kofi Awoonor, Song of War
Ingeborg Bachmann, The Great Freight
Amiri Baraka, Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note
Ulli Beier, Praise-Names of Twins
John Berryman, The Ball Poem
William Blake, London/The Lamb
Louise Bogan, Cassandra
Anne Bradstreet, Before the Birth of One of Her Children, In Memory of My Dear Grand-Child
William Stanley Braithwaite, The Watchers
Gwendolyn Brooks, The Bean Eaters/We Real Cool
Sterling A. Brown, Southern Road
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Consolation/If Thou Must Love Me, Let It Be For Naught
George Gordon, Lord Byron, On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year/She Walks in Beauty
Raymond Carver, Photograph of My Father in His Twenty-Second Year
Lorna Dee Cervantes, Refugee Ship
Aime Cesaire, Spirals
Cho Chihun, Ancient Temple
So Chongju, Poetics
Judith Ortiz Cofer, What the Gypsy Said to Her Children
Jayne Cortez, Making It
Stephen Crane, War Is Kind
Victor Hernandez Cruz, The Secrets II
Countee Cullen, Incident/Yet Do I Marvel
Roque Dalton, Love Poem
Kamala Das, An Introduction
Rene Depestre, Nothingness
Babette Deutsch, Disasters of War
Emily Dickinson: A Light Exists in Spring/From All the Jails
John Donne: Holy Sonnet 7/Holy Sonnet 14
Rita Dove, Fifth Grade Autobiography/Parsley
T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, In Goya's Greatest Scenes
Anne Finch, Trail All Your Pikes
Gisele Fong, Corrosion
Carolyn Forche, Dulcimer Maker
Robert Frost, Mending Wall/Once By the Pacificö
Anthony Grooms, Homespace
Joy Harjo, I Give You Back
George Herbert, Church-Monuments
Gerard Manley Hopkins, Pied Beauty
Henry Howard, To His Lady
Langston Hughes, Evening Air Blues/Mother to Son/Share-Croppers/The Negro Speaks of Rivers/Vagabonds
Lawson Fusao Inada, Nightsong in Asian American
Randall Jarrell, The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
Ben Jonson, On My First Son/To Celia
June Jordan, Safe
John Keats, Written in Disgust of Vulgar/Superstition
Maurice Kenny, Corn-Planter
D.H. Lawrence, Piano
Denise Levertov, The Ache of Marriage/Living While It May
Philip Levine, Spring in the Old World
Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Modern Secrets
Audre Lorde, Oya
Amy Lowell, The Taxi
Robert Lowell, Children of Light
Mairi MacInnes, VJ Day
Annette M'Baye, Silhouette
Claude McKay, Outcast
Ifeayi Menkiti, Veterans Day
Czeslaw Milosz, On Prayer
John Milton, When I Consider How My Light is Spent
Janice Mirikitani, Prisons of Silence/Sing With Your Body
Pat Mora, Elena
Carlos Nejar, Oil Lamps
Pablo Neruda, The United Fruit Co.
Simon J. Ortiz, Speaking
Wilfred Owen, Anthem for Doomed Youth
Papyrus Harris 500, Beginning of the Songs of Delight
Pepi I Pyramid Texts, Utterance
Katherine Philips, Against Love
Ezra Pound, A Virginal
Alexander Pushkin, A Sower Went Out to Sow His Seed/To My Old Nurse
Ibn Quzman, The Radish
Rahel, To My Country
Ismael Reed, Sermonette
Roberto Fernandez Retamar, A Motto from Poets: Leave Stone
Adrienne Rich, August
Theodore Roethke, My Papa's Waltz
Christina Rossetti, Uphill
Muriel Rukeyser, The Lost Romans
Luis Omar Salinas, Quetzalcoatle
Bert Schierbeek, The Bicycle Repairman
Leopold Sedar Senghor, Prayer to the Masks
Anne Sexton, The Black Art/The Fury of Flowers and Worms
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Song to the Men of England
Sir Philip Sidney, With How Sad Steps, O Moon
Mohan Singh, Evening
Stevie Smith, The Weak Monk
Gary Snyder, Not Leaving the House
Edith Sodergran, Hope
Gary Soto,Daybreak/Learning to Bargain
Wole Soyinka, Telephone Conversation
Stephen Spender, An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum
Wallace Stevens, The Irish Cliffs of Moher
Jonathan Swift, A Description of a City Shower
Sara Teasdale, Barter
Dylan Thomas, Fern Hill
Joyce Carol Thomas, Black Child
Mohamud S. Togane, Arfaye
Melvin B. Tolson, A Legend of Versailles
Gerald Vizenor, Family Photograph
David Wagoner, A Valedictory to Standard Oil of Indiana
Diane Wakoski, To an Autocrat
Margaret Walker, Lineage
Chad Walsh, Port Authority Terminal: 9 A.M. Monday
Phillis Wheatley, To the Right Honorable William, Earl of Dartmouth
Walt Whitman, Cavalry Crossing A Ford/I Hear America Singing/There was a Child Went Forth
William Carlos Williams, Danse Russe/To Waken An Old Lady
James Wright, Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio
Sir Thomas Wyatt, They Flee From Me
Mitsuye Yamada, Desert Run
William Butler Yeats, Leda and the Swan
Al Young, A Poem for Willard Motley
Bernice Zamora, Notes From a Chicana Coed
Cyn Zarco, Asparagus

Part III: Drama. Introduction: Understanding Drama.

19. Theme

John Millington Synge, Riders to the Sea
Langston Hughes, Soul Gone Home

20. Character

Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House
Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun

21. Plot

Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman

22. Form

William Shakespeare, Othello

23. An Anthology of Drama

Woody Allen, Death Knocks
Brigid Brophy, The Waste Disposal Unit
Susan Glaspell, Suppressed Desires
Lady Gregory, The Rising of the Moon
David Henry Hwang, Family Devotions
Estela Portillo, Day of the Swallows
John A. Williams, August Forty-Five
August Wilson, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Biographical Profiles
Glossary of Literary Terms
Permission Acknowledgments
Index of Literary Terms
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poems

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