Literature: craft and voice / edition 2

Bringing writers to readers brings readers lớn writing.Today’s students vì chưng read—we know that they read a significant amount of email, text messages, web pages, & even magazines. What many vị not vày is read in a sustained way. Many vì not come lớn college prepared to read long texts, nor vì chưng they come with the tools necessary to lớn analyze and syntheform size what they read. Niông chồng Delbanco and Alan Cheuse have proven in their own teaching that when you improve sầu students’ ability and interest in reading, you will help them improve their writing. A new part 1 in this edition frontloads information for students on both the writing process & the critical use of sources.Bringing writers khổng lồ students, brings students khổng lồ writing.Literature: Craft and Voice is an innovative Introductory Literature program designed khổng lồ engage students in the reading of Literature, all with a view khổng lồ developing their reading, analytical, and written skills. Accompanied by, and integrated with, đoạn phim interviews of dozens of living authors who are featured in the text, conducted by authors Nichồng Delbanteo and Alan Cheuse specifically for use with their textbook, the book provides a living voice for the literature on the page & creates a link between the student and the authors of great works of literature. The first text of its kind, Literature: Craft & Voice offers a more enjoyable & effective sầu reading experience through its fresh, inviting design và accompanying rich video program. Digital support is provided through CONNECT Literature which will be totally integrated with the Blackboard CMS.

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Alan CheuseAlan Cheuse has been reviewing books on All Things Considered since the 1980s.Formally trained as a literary scholar, Alan also writes fiction và novels and publishes short stories. He is the author of three novels, two collections of short fiction, & the memoir Fall out of Heaven. With Caroline Marshall, he has edited two volumes of short stories. Alan’s short fiction has appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, The Antioch nhận xét, Ploughshares, and Another Chicago Magazine. His most recent collection of his short fiction was published in September 1998 và his essay collection, Listening lớn the Page, appeared in 2001.Alan splits his time between the two coasts, spending nine months of the year in Washington, D.C., where he teaches writing at George Mason University. His summers are spent in Santa Cruz, Calif. teaching writing at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Cheuse earned his Ph.D. in comparative sầu literature with a focus on Latin American literature from Rutgers University in 1974."The greathử nghiệm challenge of this work ," he says, "is khổng lồ make each two-minute Reviews as fresh và interesting as you can while trying to lớn focus on the essence of the book itself."Nicholas DelbancoNick Delbanco is the Robert Frost Distinguished University Professor of English Language & Literature at the University of Michigan, where he formerly directed the prestigious Hopwood Awards Program in creative sầu writing và where the Delbanco Prize was established in his honor for students who need financial assistance lớn attend the Hopwood Program (only 25 students are admitted each year). He is also a co-founder (together with the late John Gardner) of the Bennington Writing WorkshopsAs the Delbanco Prize implies, Niông xã is a beloved teacher và through his teaching has been in the thiông xã of the modern literary scene. His students have sầu praised his enormous frame of literary reference, his eagerness to lớn devour a new work, and his ability to home in on its weaknesses. Richard Tillinghast, a poet và colleague at Michigan, said of Nichồng, “When you have sầu someone with an eye and ear lượt thích Nick"s, you can really learn a lot about what talents you have & how to use them.”Describing Nick’s teaching style, the Thủ đô New York Times said, “Mr. Delbanteo delights in horrifying his students by urging them lớn imitate rather than innovate. He tells them that imitation is the surest route khổng lồ originality và warns against self-expression, self-discovery.” His students also talk of his sociability (he loves a good story, khổng lồ tell it và to hear it), his honesty, và his devotion to his students. One student said, “He gave me confidence when I had no confidence. He"s also very blunt & honest. He has no problem tossing your manuscript back at you & saying, "This stinks." He would dismantle me and then take me into lớn his office và tell me I could be a writer.”Niông chồng has won several awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, và two Writer’s Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the author of twenty-four books of fiction & non-fiction, a frequent contributor lớn Harper’s, and often seen in the New York Times. Some have called him a “writer’s writer” —lớn which he replies “it"s hard to lớn see it as an insult at all. The worst you could say is that it"s a kind way of saying nobody buys your books.” He has written a previous McGraw-Hill text, The Sincerest Form: Writing Fiction through Imitation. His most recent novel is The Count of Concord, a work of historical fiction that tells the tale of Count Rumford: inventor of the coffeepot, philosopher, & spy (among muốn other things). The Chicago Sun says, “Novedanh mục Nicholas Delbanco has done us a great service by rescuing Rumford from obscurity…In ‘The Count of Concord’ we see a veteran novecác mục working at the height of his powers.”

Table of Contents

detailed contentsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsForeword to the Student đoạn phim interview with the authors available online
xxxFictionCHAPTER 1: READING A STORY IN ITS ELEMENTSA Conversation on Writing with John Updike, video clip interview available online
xxxJohn Updike, A&Phường. A summer job turns into lớn a life-lesson when three girls in bathing suits walk in khổng lồ a sea-side supermarket.Kate Chopin, Story of an HourLove sầu, và its burdens, can be dangerous for the heart.Alice Munro, An Ounce of CureA Canadian high-school girl rsida the liquor cabinet while babysitting, và the ceiling begins spinning lượt thích a great plate--as does her future. CHAPTER 2: GOING FURTHER : An Interactive ReadingAn Interactive Reading: Anton Chekhov, Rapture, translated by Patrichồng Miles & Harvey PitcherA young Russian man discovers alcohol, và the world discovers him. A Student Critical ResponseA Conversation on Writing with the Richard Ford, đoạn Clip interview available online
xxxRichard Ford, OptimistsA Montana family at the table, the father strikes a terrible blow against the future. A Conversation on Writing with Amy Tan, Clip interview available online
xxxAmy Tan, Two Kinds A young Asian-American woman in San Francisco wrestles with her identity.CHAPTER 3: WRITING ABOUT FICTIONA Conversation on Writing with Jamaica Kincaid, đoạn Clip interview available online
xxxJamaica Kincaid, GirlAn island girl’s mother talks and talks—but does the girl listen? A Student’s Critical Analysis Paper on Girl (three drafts)CHAPTER 4: PLOT A Conversation on Writing with T. Coraghessan Boyle, đoạn phim interview available online
xxx T. Coraghessan Boyle, Greasy Lake A place we’ve sầu all visited, some never to lớn return. James Joyce, Araby A young Dublin boy’s quest to lớn please a girl changes his life.Naguib Mahfouz, The Conjurer Made Off with the Dish, translated by Denys Johnson-DaviesHis mother sends hyên into the streets of Cairo with a dish to lớn fill with beans…& a meeting with a street magician knocks hlặng off course. Pramoedya Ananta Toer, CircumcisionAn old religious custom alters the way one young Indonesian Muslyên ổn sees the world. A Checklist: Reading for PlotSuggestions for Writing about PlotCHAPTER 5: CHARACTER A Conversation on Writing with Gish Jen, video interview available online

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xxxGish Jen, Who’s Irish?An immigrant mother turns her family, & her own life, inside out. Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny WeatherallA dying old woman relives her most memorable hour và days. Willa Cather, Paul’s CaseSome money from the till, and a train ticket out of Pittsburgh lớn New York City make for a striving young man quite a dangerous escapade. Jaông chồng London, A Wicked Woman Loretta thought she was a wicked wicked woman, but did the world agree?A Checklist: Reading for CharacterSuggestions for Writing about CharacterCHAPTER 6: SETTING A Conversation on Writing with Barry Lopez, Clip interview available online
xxxBarry Lopez, The Location of the RiverA modern westerner meets the strange truths of old maps & ancient traditions. Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher The cursed relationship of a brother & sister brings down the house.Eudora Welty, Why I Live at the P.O.Before TV sitcoms, there was Sister’s family down in Mississippi. Bernard Malamud, The Magic Barrel How to lớn arrange love in immigrant New York—with complications a young fellow hadn’t figured on. A Checklist: Reading for SettingSuggestions for Writing about SettingCHAPTER 7: POINT OF VIEWA Conversation on Writing with Z. Z. Packer, đoạn Clip interview available online
xxxZ. Z. Packer, BrowniesA troop of young blaông xã girls find togethernes and estrangement in the world of camps and badges. Ernest Hemingway, The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber An African safari yields dangerous results for animals & their hunters. Lorrie Moore, How khổng lồ Become a Writer Or, Have sầu You Earned This Cliché?Instructions on how lớn write, and how to lớn live sầu with what you write—a comedy of typing.Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper Diary of a woman confined to her room on rest cure—but is she alone? A Checklist: Reading for Point of ViewSuggestions for Writing about Point of ViewCHAPTER 8: LANGUAGE, TONE, AND STYLEA Conversation on Writing with Aimee Bender, video interview available online
xxx Aimee Bender, The RemembererLove alters not—though the beloved changes, and changes, & changes. Thomas Wolfe, Only the Dead Know BrooklynA trip inkhổng lồ the subway, and the world of urban mythology, all of it wid a Brooklin aksent…Ha Jin, SaboteurThe Chius take a honeymoon trip lớn a provincial Chinese town, and an incident turns honey khổng lồ ashes. Junot Diaz, How khổng lồ Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or HalfieHow lớn solve a wonderful multicultural dilemma for a young multicultural guy.A Checklist: Reading for Language, Tone, & StyleSuggestions for Writing about Language, Tone, và StyleCHAPTER 9: THEMEA Conversation on Writing with Chimamandomain authority Ngozi Adichie, Clip interview available online
xxx Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Cell OneHer brother gets arrested, & the family erupts, & a young Nigerian girl learns some new truths. Stephen Crane, The Open Boat Four men against the sea, in an adventure off the coast of Florida. D. H. Lawrence, The Odour of Chrysanthemums The news is not good in a small English coal-mining town as mother và son wrestle with a terrible sự kiện. Jhumpage authority Lahiri, The Interpreter of Maladies A clash of cultures in the Indian countryside, attended by monkeys. A Checklist: Reading for ThemeSuggestions for Writing about ThemeCHAPTER 10: SYMBOL A Conversation on Writing with Tyên ổn O’Brien, đoạn Clip interview available online
xxxTim O’Brien, The Things They Carried On patrol in the jungles of Vietnam, bearing the burden of the past và the terrors of the future…Elizabeth Tallent, No One’s a MysteryThe kết thúc of her first love sầu affair, over the speed limit, & under the age limit, in Wyoming…Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman BrownIn old New England, the dark woods at night prove to lớn be filled with dangers & temptations.Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis Gregor wakes up one morning to discover he’s been transformed inkhổng lồ an insect. What’s worse—he’s late for work! A Checklist: Reading for SymbolSuggestions for Writing about SymbolCHAPTER 11: FICTION AS SOCIAL COMMENTARY: A Case Study on Joyce Carol Oates A Conversation on Writing with Joyce Carol Oates, Clip interview available online
xxx Three Girls Is that…? Could it be…? Some girls at a used book store in NYC have sầu a special celebrity sighting…Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? A teenage girl is courted by the worst possible suitor. Getting Started: A Retìm kiếm ProjectFurther suggestions for Writing và ResearchSome Sources for ResearchCHAPTER 12: AMERICAN REGIONALISM AND SENSE OF PLACE: Two Case Studies THE AMERICAN WEST A Conversation on Writing with William Kittredge, đoạn phim interview available online
xxxWilliam Kittredge, Thirty-Four Seasons of Winter Two Montamãng cầu brothers, và thirty-four years of work, fights, and thwarted love. A Conversation on Writing with Dagoberlớn Gilb, Clip interview available online
xxxDagoberlớn Gilb, Romero’s Shirt For love sầu of an old wool shirt, an El Paso man comes to lớn terms with his difficult life. John Steinbeông xã, The Chrysanthemums When a visitor arrives khổng lồ sharpen her knives, a California farm wife sharpens her understanding of herself & her marriage. Leslie Martháng Silko, The Man khổng lồ Sover Rain CloudsHow khổng lồ bury an old Indian rain maker—with the help of the local priest or not?Sylvia Watanabe, Talking to the DeadOne generation of Hawaiians passes the knowledge to lớn the next generation—but how lớn receive it? THE AMERICAN SOUTHFlannery O’ConnorA Good Man Is Hard to Find Granny is trying khổng lồ be a good woman, but how good vị she or her family have khổng lồ be khổng lồ avoid death at the hands of the Kid và his gang? Revelation Insights into the Power nguồn and Glory of things come in the strangest places. William Faulkner A Rose for Emily A proud old woman, a small Mississippi town, and a terrible secret revealed. Barn Burning A father and son struggle about the question of a fire. Ralph EllisonBattle Royal This graduation day one blaông xã student discovers his hopes, and some awful truth about the powers that be. A Party Down at the Square A young visitor from Kentucky witnesses horror in a Southern town square.Getting Started: A Retìm kiếm ProjectFurther suggestions for Writing and ResearchSome Sources for ResearchCHAPTER 13: VISUAL ARTS, FILM, AND FICTIONGareth Hinds, Beowulf: The Graphic Novel Beowulf , translated by CB Tinker Two Novel Adaptations:John Gardner, Grendel Michael Crichton, Eaters of the Dead Two Film Adaptations:The 13th Warrior (film stills of Grendel’s defeat)Beowulf: The Movie (film stills of Grendel’s defeat)Getting Started: A Retìm kiếm ProjectFurther suggestions for Writing and ResearchSome Sources for ResearchCHAPTER 14: AN ANTHOLOGY Of STORIES FOR FURTHER READING A Conversation on Writing with Amy Hempel, Clip interview available online

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xxxAmy Hempel, San FranciscoWho has mama’s watch? A tumultuous wake after an earthquake of a death. Sherman Alexie, What You Pawn I Will Redeem An alcoholic street Indian rescues his grandmother’s nhảy đầm regalia—và himself—from near-certain oblivion. Margaret Atwood, Happy Endings How many happy endings can one story have?James Baldwin, Sonny’s BluesA blaông chồng man from Thủ đô New York tries lớn be his musician brother’s keeper, but the brother won’t be kept. J.L. Borges, The Circular Ruins, translated by Anthony BonnerYou may be dreaming, but who is dreaming you? Raymond Carver, Cathedral A blind man leads a sighted man to new insights about life and love sầu. Anton Chekhov, The Lady with the Pet Dog, translated by Avrahm YarmolinskyAdultery, and its aftermath, at a Russian sea-side resort. Zora Neale Hurston, The Gilded Six-BitsThe costs of a carefree life among mỏi blachồng Georgia workers turn out lớn be more expensive than anyone thought. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World, translated by Gregory RabassaAn encounter with death leads a Columbian village to lớn a celebration of life. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Kerastion She had made that instrument, the kerastion, the flute that is played only at a funeral. But can she hear its tune? Katherine Mansfield, Miss BrillEvery Sunday in the park, Miss Brill wears her fur—except an overheard remark makes this Sunday her last. Herman Melville, Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street One man’s determined campaign lớn defy his employer, a city, & the world. Ana Menendez, Traveling MadnessA Cuban visionary takes off for the skies and his troubles balloon. R. K. Narayan, An Astrologer’s DayHe was as much a stranger lớn the stars as were his innocent customers, but one particular day his luck began khổng lồ shine. Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, translated by Louise & Aylmer MaudeMatters of life and death, in old Russia, impinging on our own lives and time. Alice Walker, Everyday UseFor a Southern blaông chồng country family, the times they are a-changing…but how much change does a family need?

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