Lives Through Literature A Thematic Anthology

ISBN-10: 0130170062

ISBN-13: 9780130170064

Edition: 3rd 2001 (Revised)

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Description: 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 clustersoften based on essential mythical or biblical themes. The text also features four example-filled chapters on reading skills, critical analysis, and writing about literature.

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Book details

List price: $106.60
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1360
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Alternate Contents
Preface to the Third Edition
Parents and Children
The Myth of Demeter and Persephone (from the Homeric Hymns)
The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus
Luke 15:11-32 (King James Bible), The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Snow-White
Writing Topics for Myths, Parables, and Folktales
Snow White and Her Wicked Stepmother
The Woman Warrior: Memories of a Childhood Among Ghosts (excerpt)
El Doctor
Writing Topics for Essays
Through the Tunnel
Seventeen Syllables
Marriage Is a Private Affair
I Stand Here Ironing
Everyday Use: For Your Grandmama
Counterparts
The Moment Before the Gun Went Off
Writing Topics for Short Stories
Metaphors
Now That I Am Forever with Child
Mother to Son
Those Winter Sundays
Pomegranate
The Pomegranate
Daedalus
O Daedalus, Fly Away Home
The Prodigal
The Prodigal Son
My Papa's Waltz
Daddy
His Story
Ms. Lot
I Go Back to May 1937
Portrait of My Father as a Young Man
Yesterday
The Portrait
The Envious Heart
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Myth
Writing Topics for Poems
The Tempest
Writing Topics for Drama
Part 1: Parents and Children: Cross-Genre Discussion and Writing Topics
Sisters and Brothers
Genesis 4:1-26 (King James Bible), The Story of Cain and Abel
Hansel and Gretel
Cinderella or, The Little Glass Slipper
Vasilisa the Beautiful
Writing Topics for Myths, Parables, and Folktales
Cinderella (excerpt from The Uses of Enchantment)
The Theme of the Three Caskets
Shakespeare's Sister (excerpt from A Room of One's Own)
Writing Topics for Essays
Legend
In Memoriam, J.F.K.
The Rich Brother
The Brother
Boys and Girls
Soldier's Home
The Shawl
Writing Topics for Short Stories
I Am Not. The Brother Did Something to Me
Abel
Two Sisters of Persephone
Hansel and Gretel
Gretel in Darkness
Cinderella
Mid-Term Break
Far Summers
Catullus, Poem 101 (Hail and Farewell)
Writing Topics for Poems
The Glass Menagerie
Writing Topics for Drama
Part 2: Sisters and Brothers: Cross-Genre Discussion and Writing Topics
People in Love
The Myth of Cupid and Psyche
The Myth of Pygmalion
Chinese Folktale, Faithful Even in Death
Beauty and the Beast
English Folktale, The Lady of Shalott
The lover and the letter, on complete absorption (A Sufi Parable) )
Writing Topics for Myths, Parables, and Folktales
The Marriage of True Minds and Romantic Love After the Middle Ages (excerpts from The Book of Courtly Love: The Passionate Code of the Troubadours)
I Love You and Romantic Love (excerpts from About Love)
Love and Death (excerpt from Love and Will)
Writing Topics for Essays
The Horse Dealer's Daughter
The Lady with the Dog
The Storm
In The Life
A Dill Pickle
Writing Topics for Short Stories
Western Wind
Meeting at Night
Parting at Morning
Sonnet XLIII: How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
The Good-Morrow
A Red, Red Rose
My Love Is Nothing Like the Moon
Sonnet CXXX: My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun
Sonnet XVIII: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day
Song
Recuerdo
"Wild Nights--Wild Nights" (Poem 249)
Free Union
No Second Troy
When You Go Away
One Art
To His Coy Mistress
Waiting for Icarus
La Belle Dame sans Merci
The Lady of Shalott
Porphyria's Lover
Lovesong
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Writing Topics for Poems
A View from the Bridge
Writing Topics for Drama
Part 3: People in Love: Cross-Genre Discussion and Writing Topics
Wives and Husbands
Genesis 18:16-33, 19:1-38 (Jerusalem Bible), The Story of Lot
The Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice
Coyote and the Shadow People (a Nez Perce myth, told by Wayi'latpu to Archie Phinney)
The Story of Odysseus and Penelope (excerpt from The Odyssey)
The Blue Beard
Writing Topics for Myths and Folktales
Marrying Absurd
The Wedding (excerpt from Russian Journal)
Writing Topics for Essays
The Gift of the Magi
Wife-Wooing
The Necklace
Semley's Necklace
Sweat
The Legacy
Writing Topics for Short Stories
Proposal
Anniversary
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
Poem in Praise of My Husband
Eurydice
Orpheus and Eurydice
An Ancient Gesture
Penelope
Sea Grapes
Ulysses
Man and wife
Lot's Wife
Lot's Wife
My Last Duchess
My Last Duke
The Widow's Lament in Springtime
Writing Topics for Poems
Trifles
A Doll's House
Writing Topics for Drama
Part 4: Wives and Husbands: Cross-Genre Discussion and Writing Topics
Friends and Enemies
Bear Man Myth (from Myths of the Cherokee)
The Story of Quetzalcoatl (from Myths of the World)
The Fox and The Little Prince (excerpt from The Little Prince)
Writing Topics for Myths and Folktales
The Realization of the Shadow (from Man and His Symbols)
The Jealous Mistress (excerpt from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl)
Friendship's Gift
Writing Topics for Essays
William Wilson
The Secret Sharer
Roman Fever
The Wall
The Necessary Knocking on the Door
Recitatif
Writing Topics for Short Stories
Friends
A Shady Friend--for Torrid Days--(Poem 278)
To an Athlete Dying Young
How It Is
Mending Wall
To Julia de Burgos
The Tunnel
Faces
A Poison Tree
The Man He Killed
Siren Song
The Colonel
Seeing a Friend Off
Farewell Once More, To My Friend Yen at Feng Chi Station
Auld Lang Syne
Writing Topics for Poems
The Children's Hour
Writing Topics for Drama
Part 5: Friends and Enemies: Cross-Genre Discussion and Writing Topics
Students and Teachers
The War Within and The Illumined Man (excerpts from The Bhagavad Gita)
Four Zen Parables (excerpt from Zen Flesh, Zen Bones)
The Parable of the Host and the Guests
The Emperor's New Clothes
Writing Topics for Myths, Parables, and Folktales
The Story of My Life (excerpts)
Mrs. Bertha Flowers (excerpt from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)
Teacher Wei (excerpt from Iron and Silk)
Writing Topics for Essays
The Lesson
As It Was in the Beginning
Soap and Water
Cathedral
Writing Topics for Short Stories
Theme for English B
Ballad of Orange and Grape
The Soul, Like the Moon
Letter Written on a Paper Mountain
Tell all the Truth but tell it slant (Poem 1129)
Ethics
Musee des Beaux Arts
Snake
The Fish
A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island
Writing Topics for Poems
Pygmalion
The Lesson
Writing Topics for Drama
Part 6: Students and Teachers: Cross-Gener Discussion and Writing Topics
People Alone
The Death of Adam
The Myth of Sisyphus (told by J.F. Bierlein)
Writing Topics for Myths, Parables, and Folktales
The Myth of Sisyphus
Solitude (excerpt from Walden)
Writing Topics for Essays
The Ring
The Yellow Wall-Paper
To Build a Fire
A Hunger Artist
The Death of Ivan Llych
Writing Topics for Short Stories
The Soul Selects Her Own Society (Poem 303)
Song of Myself
I wandered lonely as a cloud
Blackberry Eating
Pied Beauty
Drinking Alone by Moonlight
Madly Singing in the Mountains
Madrigal: Another Life
Sonnet
In Blackwater Woods
Mid-day
Domination of Black
My Sad Self
The Road Not Taken
Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota
In the end there is nobody
Fear of Death
Final Notations
The Snow Man
Acquainted With the Night
After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes
Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearances
Writing Topics for Poems
Oedipus the King
Writing Topics for Drama
Part 7: People Alone: Cross-Genre Discussion and Writing Topics
Reading and Analyzing Fiction
Reading and Analyzing Poetry
Reading and Analyzing Drama
Reading, Analyzing, and Writing Essays
Glossary
Biographical Notes
Credits
Index
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