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Conscious Reader, The, 12th Edition

By Caroline F. Shrodes, Michael F. Shugrue, Christian Matuschek, Marc F. DiPaolo

Published by Longman

Published Date: Dec 27, 2010

Description

This classic thematic anthology is widely admired for its exceptionally rich collection of essays, personal writing, fiction and poetry, and for its ground-breaking inclusion of classic and contemporary images.

Table of Contents

Contents

** indicates new to this edition

 

Preface                                                                                                                                 

I.   READING IMAGES                                                       

Scott McCloud: The Language of Comics

E. M. Forster: Art for Art’s Sake                                     

Susan Sontag: Regarding the Pain of Others                   

**David Wall: It is and It Isn’t: Stereotypes, Advertising, and Narrative

Peggy Orenstein: What’s Wrong With Cinderella?            

**Chris Sullentrop: Transformers            

**Margaret Atwood: Pornography                                    

Color Art Portfolio

 

II. CONSCIOUS READING, INTELLIGENT WRITING                                      

Notebook    

Stephen King: On Writing                                               

Malcolm X: A Homemade Education                               

Flannery O’Connor: The Teaching of Literature

 

Personal Writing                                        

Virginia Woolf: The Angel in the House                           

 

Essays

Joseph Williams and Greg Colomb: Argument, Critical Thinking, and Rationality        

Patricia Kubis and Robert M. Howland: How to Develop a Good Style                             

**Martha Brockenbrough: Does IM Make U Dum?

**Katie Hafner: Seeing Corporate Fingerprints in Wikipedia Edits

**Julie J.C.H. Ryan: Student Plagiarism in an Online World

 

Fiction                                                                      

**Henry David Thoreau: Reading

 

Poetry

**Taylor Mali: The The Impotence of Proofreading

 

III. PERSONAL VALUES AND RELATIONSHIPS                   

Notebook

**Dan Quayle: Restoring Basic Values                            

Constance Matthiessen: Harry Potter and Divorce Among the  Muggles

 

Personal Writing                

Colin Powell: The Good Soldier

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood                                                

Mohandas K. Gandhi: My Faith in Nonviolence                

Jhumpa Lahiri: My Hyphenated Identity                            

Nancy Mairs: On Being a Cripple                        

Alfred Lubrano: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams                                         

 

Essays         

Benoit Denizet-Lewis: Friends, “Friends with Benefits,” and the Benefits of the Local Mall        

Carson McCullers: Loneliness … an American Malady                                          

 

Fiction

Kate Chopin: A Respectable Woman                              

 

Poetry                                                                       

 **Rudyard Kipling: If

T. S. Eliot: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock              

Anne Sexton, Her Kind                                                              

William Shakespeare: Sonnet 29, Sonnet 116                   

 

IV. EDUCATION                                                                                        

Notebook

**Samuel G. Freedman: New Class(room) War: Teacher versus Technology                                           

**Maggie Jackson: Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age         

                       

Personal Writing                                        

**Katha Pollitt: Summers of Our Discontent                    

 

Essays                                                                                 

**Plato: The Allegory of the Cave                  

**Earl Shorris: Education as a Weapon in the Hands of the  Restless Poor                           

**Drew Gilpin Faust: The University’s Crisis of Purpose    

Lewis Thomas: The Humanities and Science

Bruno Bettelheim: The Child’s Need for Magic                 

 

Fiction

Anton Chekov: The Bet                                                  

 

Poetry

Langston Hughes: Theme for English B                          

 

V.  POPULAR CULTURE                                                                                                 

Notebook                            

**Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan: Why Vampires Never Die      

**Christine Seifert: Bite Me! (Or Don’t!): Twilight as Abstinence Porn

 

Personal Writing

**Michael Albernethy: Male-Bashing on TV                      

**Gloria Steinem: Wonder Woman

 

Essays                                                                     

Steven Levy: Facebook Grows Up                                     

**Jay Weiner: How to Take Back Sports

**Sherry Turkle: Cuddling Up to Cyborg Babies                

Joe Woodard: Pumped, Pierced, Painted, and Pagan          

Eric Schlosser: Fast Food Nation                                      

                                                           

Fiction

Steven Moffat: “What I Did on My Christmas Holidays” By Sally Sparrow                                                  

 

Poetry

John Lennon: Working Class Hero                                    

 

VI.       ART AND SOCIETY                                                           

Notebook

Melissa Etheridge: Music as a Safe Haven                         

Marilyn Manson: Columbine: Who’s Fault is It?                  

**Charles Taylor: The Morality Police

 

            Personal Writing                                        

**Ludwig von Beethoven: The Helligenstadt Testament     

Glenn Kurtz: Practicing                                                    

 

Essays                                                                     

**Andrea Frasier: Why I Would Rather Have a Day Job                

**George Orwell: Politics and the English Language         

Roger Ebert: Great Movies                                                

**Roger Rosenblatt: What’s That to Us?  

Pete Rojas: Bootleg Culture                                              

 

Fiction

Willa Cather:The Sculptor’s Funeral                                  

 

Poetry

Sonia Sanchez: A Poem for Ella Fitzgerald                        

Walt Whitman: Poets to Come

 

VII. SCIENCE AND CIVILIZATION             

Notebook

**David Smith: 2050, and Immortality is Within Our Grasp  

Paul Davies: How to Build a Time Machine                         

 

Personal Writing

**Tom Wolfe: One Giant Leap to Nowhere                       

                 

Essays                                                                                 

Stephen Jay Gould: Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of the Dinosaurs                       

David Quammen: Was Darwin Wrong?                               

Nicholas Kristof: Warm, Warmer, Warmest                        

**James Howard Kunstler: The Long Emergency                          

Steve D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner: Freakenomics: The Hidden Side of Everything        

                                                       

Fiction

Alan Lightman: A Place Where Time Stands Still               

 

Poetry

**Affonso Romano De’Sant Anna:Letter to the Dead        

 

VIII. FREEDOM AND HUMAN DIGNITY                                       

Notebook

Anya Kamenetz: Generation Debt                      

**Barbara Ehrenreich: Selling in Minnesota                      

 

Personal Writing    

**Martin Luther King, Jr.: Letter from Birmingham Jail       

 

Essays

Thomas Jefferson: The Declaration of Independence    

                        The Declaration of the Rights of Man                                 

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Coffin Mott: Seneca Falls Convention                                                      

Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Address                        

William Faulkner: Nobel Prize Award Speech                     

Chief Seattle: Speech on the Signing of the Treaty of Port Elliott, 1855                                                     

Cornel West: On Affirmative Action                                   

**Andrew Sullivan: A Conservative Case for Gay Marriage  

**Mary Gordon: A Moral Choice                                      

 

Fiction

Edwidge Danticat: Breath, Eyes, Memory                                       

 

Poetry

Reynolds Price: Tom, Dying of AIDS                                 

Matthew Arnold: Dover Beach                                           

Taha Muhammad Ali: Revenge                                          

 

IX. GLOBALISM, NATIONALISM, AND CULTURAL IDENTITY                                                                  

Notebook

**Barack Obama: A Lasting Peace

Anthony Shadid: Legacy of the Prophet                                      

Wesley Clark: The Next War

Howard Gardner: Leading Beyond the Nation-State             

 

Personal Writing    

Chris Hedges: The Ten Commandments in America          

**Salman Rushdie: Imagine There’s No Heaven               

 

Essays

**Peggy Noonan: The Case for Getting Off Base             

Niccolo Machiavelli: Of Cruelty and Clemency, and

Whether It Is Better to Be Loved or Feared              

Aung San Suu Kyi: Freedom from Fear                              

**Oscar Wilde: The Soul of Man Under Socialism            

Anna Quindlen: Immigration: Newcomers by Numbers        

 

Fiction

Sherman Alexie: What You Pawn I Will Redeem                

 

Poetry

Sarah Littlecrow-Russell: Apology to the Wasps                 

Wilfred Owen: Dulce et Decorum Est                                 

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