The millennium reader (5th ed )

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Distinguished by the quality of writing and the variety of selections, this thematic reader identifies and collects some of the most important insights, discoveries, and reflections of the past millennia as produced by its most noteworthy writers and through a variety of genres. In addition, it introduces students to major traditions in essay writing and other genres and provides guidance in developing critical reading and writing skills.

Rhetorical Contents xi

Preface xvii

Introduction: Reading in the Various

Genres 1

Reading Essays 1

Reading Fiction 20

Reading Poetry 22

Reading Drama 23

Literary Works in Context 25

Reading and Analyzing Visual Texts 26

Elements of Design 27

Reading Images as Cultural Signs 30

1 REFLECTIONS ON EXPERIENCE 33

Nonfiction

George Orwell Shooting an Elephant 34

Ruth Reichl Betty 40

Jill Nelson Number One! 50

Fritz Peters Boyhood with Gurdjieff 54

Beryl Markham West with the Night 58

Dave Barry Just Say No to Rugs 68

Douchan Gersi Initiated into an Iban

Tribe of Headhunters 70

James Herriot Rumenotomy on a Cow 75

Fiction

William Maxwell The Pilgrimage 77

Andre Dubus The Fat Girl 85

Poetry

Elizabeth Barrett Browning How Do I Love Thee? 97

Sara Teasdale The Solitary 98

Nikki Giovanni Nikki-Rosa 99

Connections for Chapter 1:

Reflections on Experience 100

2 MEMORABLE PEOPLE AND PLACES 102

Nonfiction

Maya Angelou Liked for Myself 103

Gayle Pemberton Antidisestablishmentarianism 107

Mikhal Gilmore My Brother, Gary Gilmore 114

Fatima Mernissi Moonlit Nights of Laughter 125

Richard Rhodes A Hole in the World 130

Rudolph Chelminski Turning Point 134

Rick Bass A Fitting Desire 141

Aldo Leopold Thinking Like a Mountain 143

Fiction

Raymond Carver Neighbors 146

John Cheever Reunion151

Poetry

Robert Hayden Those Winter Sundays 154

Marianne Moore A Grave 155

William Carlos Williams At the Ball Game 157

Connections for Chapter 2:

Memorable People and Places 160

3 THE VALUE OF EDUCATION 162

Nonfiction

Frederick Douglass Learning to Read and Write 163

Jonathan Kozol The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society 168

Mike Adams The Dead Grandmother/Exam Syndrome 175

Richard Rodriguez On Becoming a Chicano 181

Sabine Reichel Learning What Was Never Taught 188

Nat Hentoff 'Speech Codes' on the Campus 197

Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes Civilize Them with a Stick 204

Judy Blume Is Harry Potter Evil? 211

Mark Salzman Lessons 213

Fiction

Edward P. Jones The First Day 219

Poetry

Linda Hogan Workday 223

Tom Wayman Did I Miss Anything? 225

Connections for Chapter 3:

The Value of Education 227

4 PERSPECTIVES ON LANGUAGE 228

Nonfiction

Helen Keller The Day Language Came into My Life 229

Temple Grandin Thinking in Pictures 231

Deborah Tannen Sex, Lies, and Conversation 236

George Lakoff Anger 241

Alison Lurie The Language of Clothes 250

Amy Tan Mother Tongue 256

Aldous Huxley Propaganda under a Dictatorship 261

Stuart Hirschberg The Rhetoric of Advertising 267

Fiction

Gish Jen Who's I