- ISBN: 9780312461867 | 0312461860
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 10/9/2008
With a handy size and a very affordable price, this collection offers a well-balanced selection of classic and contemporary literature 40 stories, 200 poems, 9 plays for the introductory literature course. The literature is chronologically arranged by genre and supported by informative and concise editorial matter, including a complete guide to writing about literature at the back of the book.This volume in Bedford/St. Martin's popular series of Portable Anthologies and Guides offers the series' trademark combination of high quality and great value.
Janet E. Gardner, an associate professor of English at University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, has published several essays on contemporary drama and pedagogy. She is editor of 12 Plays: A Portable Anthology (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2003). Beverly Lawn, Professor of English Emeritus at Adelphi University where she taught introductory fiction courses for three decades, has edited several textbooks on fiction and literature, including 40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 3rd edition 2009). Jack Ridl, Professor Emeritus of English at Hope College, has published six volumes of poetry; his honors for teaching include the Michigan Teacher of the Year award from the Carnegie Foundation in 1996. Peter Schakel, Peter C. and Emajean Cook Professor of English at Hope College, has published numerous scholarly and pedagogical studies on Jonathan Swift and C. S. Lewis; with Jack Ridl, he has co-edited Approaching Poetry (Bedford/St. Martin's, 1997) and Approaching Literature (2nd ed., Bedford/St. Martin's, 2008).
Preface for Instructors PART ONE: 40 STORIES Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown Edgar Allan Poe, A Cask of Amontillado Herman Melville, Bartleby the Scrivener * Ambrose Bierce, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Guy de Maupassant, The Necklace Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour * Anton Chekhov, A Blunder Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper Willa Cather, Paul’s Case James Joyce, Araby Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis * D. H. Lawrence, The Rocking-Horse Winner Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall F. Scott Fitzgerald, Winter Dreams William Faulkner, Barn Burning Ernest Hemingway, Hills Like White Elephants John Steinbeck, The Chrysanthemums Eudora Welty A Worn Path Ralph Ellison, Battle Royal * Shirley Jackson, The Lottery James Baldwin, Sonny’s Blues * Flannery O’Connor, A Good Man Is Hard to Find * Cynthia Ozick, The Shawl Ganriel Garcia Marquez, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings John Updike, A & P Raymond Carver, Cathedral Joyce Carol Oates, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? * Margaret Atwood, Death by Landscape Toni Cade Bambara, The Lesson * Bharati Mukherjee, The Management of Grief Alice Walker, Everyday Use Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried * Zoe Wicomb, You Can’t Get Lost in Capetown Amy Tan, Two Kinds Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street * Murthan Mungan, Muradhan and Selvihan or The Tale of the Crystal Kiosk * Ha Jin, The Bridegroom Lorrie Moore, How to Become a Writer * Sherman Alexie, What You Pawn I Will Redeem * Edwidge Danticat, Night Women PART TWO: 200 POEMS Anonymous, Lord Randal Sir Thomas Wyatt, They flee from me Edmund Spenser, One day I wrote her name upon the strand Christopher Marlowe, The Passionate Shepherd to His Love William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18 ("Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?") William Shakespeare, Sonnet 73 ("That time of year thou mayst in me behold") William Shakespeare, Sonnet 130 ("My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun") John Donne, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning * John Donne, Death, be not proud Ben Jonson, On My First Son * Lady Mary Wroth, My pain, still smothered in my grieved breast Robert Herrick, To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time George Herbert, Easter-wings George Herbert, The Pulley John Milton, When I consider how my light is spent Anne Bradstreet, To My Dear and Loving Husband Richard Lovelace, To Lucasta, Going to the Wars Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress Jonathan Swift, A Description of the Morning * Alexander Pope, from "An Essay on Criticism" Thomas Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard William Blake, The Lamb William Blake, The Tyger William Blake, London Robert Burns, A Red, Red Rose William Wordsworth, I wandered lonely as a cloud William Wordsworth, Ode: Intimations of Immortality William Wordsworth, The world is too much with us Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Kubla Khan George Gordon, Lord Byron, She walks in beauty Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ozymandias Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind John Keats, When I have fears that I may cease to be * John Keats, La Belle Dame sans Merci John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn Elizabeth Barrett Browning, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways Edgar Allan Poe, Annabel Lee Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ulysses * Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Lady of Shalott Robert Browning, My Last Duchess Walt Whitman, from Song of Myself Walt Whitman, A Noiseless Patient Spider Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach * Emily Dickinson, Wild Nights — Wild Nights! Emily Dickinson, I felt a funeral in my Brain * Emily Dickinson, I like to see it lap the Miles Emily Dickinson, Much Madness is divinest sense Emily Dickinson, I heard a Fly buzz — when I died Emily Dickinson, Because I could not stop for Death Thomas Hardy, The Convergence of the Twain Gerard Manley Hopkins, God’s Grandeur Gerard Manley Hopkins, Pied Beauty Gerard Manley Hopkins, Spring and Fall A. E. Housman, Loveliest of trees, the cherry now A. E. Housman, To an Athlete Dying Young * William Butler Yeats, The Lake Isle of Innisfree William Butler Yeats, The Second Coming William Butler Yeats, Leda and the Swan William Butler Yeats, Sailing to Byzantium Edwin Arlington Robinson, Richard Cory Paul Laurence Dunbar, We Wear the Mask Robert Frost, After Apple-Picking Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken Robert Frost, Birches * Robert Frost, "Out, Out — " Robert Frost, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" * Robert Frost, Design Gertrude Stein, Susie Asado Wallace Stevens, The Emperor of Ice-Cream Wallace Stevens, Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock William Carlos Williams, The Red Wheelbarrow William Carlos Williams, Spring and All Ezra Pound, The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter Marianne Moore, Poetry T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock T. S. Eliot, Preludes John Crowe Ransom, Bells for John Whiteside’s Daughter Claude McKay, America Edna St. Vincent Millay, Wild Swans Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum Est e. e. cummings, in Just — e. e. cummings, pity this busy monster, manunkind Jean Toomer, Reapers Hart Crane, My Grandmother’s Love Letters Sterling A. Brown, Riverbank Blues * Langston Hughes, Theme for English B Langston Hughes, Harlem Countee Cullen, Incident * Lorine Niedecker, My Life by Water W. H. Auden, As I Walked Out One Evening W. H. Auden, Musée des Beaux Arts Theodore Roethke, My Papa’s Waltz Elizabeth Bishop, The Fish Elizabeth Bishop, One Art John Frederick Nims, Love Poem Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays Dudley Randall, Ballad of Birmingham William Stafford, Traveling through the Dark Dylan Thomas, Fern Hill Dylan Thomas, Do not go gentle into that good night * Randall Jarrell, The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner Gwendolyn Brooks, We Real Cool Gwendolyn Brooks, The Bean Eaters Robert Lowell, Skunk Hour Robert Duncan, The Torso Charles Bukowski, my old man Richard Wilbur, Love Calls Us to the Things of This World Philip Larkin, High Windows * Denise Levertov, In Thai Binh (Peace) Province * Maxine Kumin, Credo * Kenneth Koch, Thank You * Gerald Stern, The Dog Frank O’Hara, The Day Lady Died Allen Ginsberg, A Supermarket in California * W. S. Merwin, The Nails Galway Kinnell, The Bear James Wright, A Blessing Philip Levine, What Work Is * Donald Hall, Names of Horses Conrad Hilberry, Player Piano Samuel Hazo, For Fawzi in Jerusalem Anne Sexton, Cinderella Adrienne Rich, Diving into the Wreck Gary Snyder, Hitch Haiku Derek Walcott, Sea Grapes Geoffrey Hill, In Memory of Jane Fraser Sylvia Plath, Metaphors Sylvia Plath, Daddy Etheridge Knight, Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane Sonia Sanchez, An Anthem Audre Lorde, Coal Charles Wright, March Journal * Mary Oliver, First Snow Jayne Cortez, Into This Time Lucille Clifton, at the cemetery, walnut grove plantation, south carolina, 1989 Nancy Willard, Questions My Son Asked Me, Answers I Never Gave Him Marge Piercy, Barbie Doll Charles Simic, Begotten of the Spleen Michael S. Harper, Nightmare Begins Responsibility Seamus Heaney, Digging * Margaret Atwood, True Stories * Ted Kooser, Old Cemetery Al Young, A Dance for Ma Rainey James Welch, Christmas Comes to Moccasin Flat Robert Pinsky, Shirt * Billy Collins, Nostalgia Richard Garcia, Why I Left the Church Simon J. Ortiz, Speaking Toi Derricotte, A Note on My Son’s Face Sharon Olds, I Go Back to May 1937 Marilyn Hacker, Villanelle * Louise Glück, The Wild Iris James Tate, The Wheelchair Butterfly * Quincy Troupe, Poem for the Root Doctor of Rock n Roll Eavan Boland, The Pomegranate Ai, Why Can’t I Leave You? Yusef Komunyakaa, Facing It * Jane Kenyon, Let Evening Come Heather McHugh, What He Thought Leslie Marmon Silko, Prayer to the Pacific Sekou Sundiata, Blink Your Eyes Victor Hernandez Cruz, Problems with Hurricanes Ray A. Young Bear, From the Spotted Night Carolyn Forché, The Colonel * Medbh McGuckian, On Ballycastle Beach Joy Harjo, She Had Some Horses Garrett Kaoru Hongo, Yellow Light Rita Dove, The Satisfaction Coal Company Naomi Shihab Nye, The Small Vases from Hebron Alice Fulton, You Can’t Rhumboogie in a Ball and Chain * Alberto Ríos, Indentations in the Sugar * Mary Ruefle, Naked Ladies Gary Soto, The Elements of San Joaquin Jimmy Santiago Baca, Family Ties Judith Ortiz Cofer, Cold as Heaven Anita Endrezze, The Girl Who Loved the Sky Ray González, Praise the Tortilla, Praise Menudo, Praise Chorizo Mark Doty, Tiara Richard Jones, Cathedral * Jane Hirshfield, At Night Lorna Dee Cervantes, Freeway 280 * Thylias Moss, "The Lynching Louise Erdrich, A Love Medicine * Kim Addonizio, The Sound * Donald Revell, Mignonette Cornelius Eady, My Mother, If She Had Won Free Dance Lessons Marilyn Chin, Turtle Soup Cathy Song, Girl Powdering Her Neck * Kimiko Hahn, Mother’s Mother * Li-Young Lee, The Gift Martín Espada, The Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry Stomp * Lucia Perillo, Long Time Too Long * Carl Phillips, To the Tune of a Small, Repeatable, and Passing Kindness * Bob Hicok, Plus Shipping * Denise Duhamel, One Afternoon when Barbie Wanted to Join the Military * Virgil Suárez, Tea Leaves, Caracoles, Coffee Beans Timothy Liu, Thoreau Sherman Alexie, Postcards to Columbus * Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Outlandish Blues (The Movie) Allison Joseph, On Being Told I Don’t Speak Like a Black Person PART THREE: 9 PLAYS Sophocles, Oedipus Rex (Translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald) William Shakespeare, Hamlet Henrik Ibsen, A Doll House (Translated by Rolf Fjelde) Susan Glaspell, Trifles Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman * August Wilson, Fences * David Ives, The Sure Thing * Wendy Wasserstein, Tender Offer Appendix: Writing About Literature The Role of Good Reading The Writing Process Some Common Types of Writing Assignments Writing About Stories Writing About Poems Writing About Plays Writing a Literary Research Paper Biographical Notes on the Authors Glossary of Literary Terms Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines * new to this edition