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One World of Literature, 1st Edition

  • Shirley Geok-lin Lim University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Norman Spencer Nassau Community College, SUNY
  • ISBN-10: 0395588804  |  ISBN-13: 9780395588802
  • 1232 Pages
  • © 1993 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $144.75



One World of Literature addresses students' concerns about social relevance in their reading, and their growing interest in the literature of other cultures. This provocative anthology brings together fiction, poetry, and drama by twentieth-century authors from around the world.

Table of Contents

Africa and the Middle East
Algeria: Mohammed Dib, Naema, Whereabouts Unkown (fiction)
Botswana: Bessie Head, The Collector of Treasures (fiction)
Egypt: Yussef Idriss, A House of Flesh (fiction); Naguib Mahfouz, The Happy Man (fiction); Alifa Rifaat, Another Evening at the Club (fiction); Nawal El Saadawi, A Modern Love Letter (fiction)
Ghana: Kofi Awooner, Night of My Blood (poem); Ama Ata Aidoo, In the Cutting of a Drink (fiction)
Israel: Yehuda Amichai, Jerusalem (poem); Yehuda Amichai, Sort of an Apocalypse (poem); Amos Oz, Nomad and Viper (fiction)
Kenya: Ngugi wa Thiong''o, The Return (fiction)
Mali: Ouolguem Yambo, When Black Men''s Teeth Speak Out (poem)
Nigeria: Wole Soyinka, The Swamp Dwellers (play): Chinua Achebe, Civil Peace (fiction)
Palestine: Mahmoud Darwish, Identity Card (poem); Ghassan Kanafani, The Land of Sad Oranges (fiction)
Saudi Arabia: Fawziyya Abu-Khalid, Mother''s Inheritance (poem)
Senegal: Léopold Sédar Senghor, Prayer to Masks (poem); Léopold Sédar Seghor, NewYork (poem)
South Africa: Nadine Gordimer, A Soldier''s Embrace (fiction); Ahmed Essop, The Hajji (fiction); Sipho Sepamla, To Whom It May Concern (poem); Alfrede Temba Qabula, Migrant''s Lament--A Song (poem); Jeremy Cronin, A Person is a Person Because of Other People; Mtutuzeli Matshoba, Call Me Not a Man (fiction)
Turkey: Nazim Hikmet, About Your Hands and Lies (poem)
Thematic Questions
China: Lu Xün, My Old Home (fiction); Lu Xün, A Small Incident (fiction); Ding Ling, When I Was In Xia Village (fiction); Ai Qing, Dayanhe--My Wet Nurse (poem); Bei Dao, Notes From the City of the Sun (poem); Can Xue, Hut on the Mountain (fiction); Wang Xiaoni, Dark Night on a Southbound Train (poem)
India: R.K. Narayan, Gateman''s Gift (fiction); Amrita Pritam, Amrita Pritam (poem); Nissim Ezekiel, Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T.S. (poem); Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, The Interview (fiction); Ambai, Fall My Mother (fiction); Mahasweti Devi, Breast-Giver (fiction)
Indonesia: Pramoedya Anantan Toer, Inem (fiction)
Japan: Hayashi Fumiko, A Late Chrysanthemum (fiction); Ishigaki Rin, The Pan, the Pot, the Fire I Have Before Me (poem); Yukio Mishima, Patriotism (fiction); Miki Taku, Genealogy (poem); Mori Yoko, Spring Storm (fiction); Kobo Abe, The Man Who Turned Into A Stick (death) (play)
Malaysia: Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Modern Secrets (poem)
Singapore: Lee, Tzu Pheng, My Country and My People (poem)
Vietnam: Vo Phiên, The Key (fiction)
Thematic Questions
Australia and Oceania
Australia: Katharine Susannah Prichard, The Cooboo (fiction); Xavier Herbert, Clothes Make a Man (excerpt, fiction); Judith Wright, Bora Ring (poem); Bruce Dawe, Migrants (poem); Les A. Murray, The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever (poem); Colin Johnson (Mudrooroo Nyoongah), Dr. Wooreddy''s Prescription for Enduring the Ending of the World (fiction); Elizabeth Jolleyt, Mr. Parker''s Valentine (fiction); David Malouf, Off the Map (fiction); Kenneth Slessor, South Country (fiction); Patrick White, Clay (fiction)
New Guinea: Kama Kerpi, Cargo (fiction)
New Zealand: Allen Curnow, The Skeleton of the Great Moa (poem); Janet Frame, The Day of the Sheep (fiction); Patricia Grace, And So I Go (fiction); Witi Ihimaera, His First Ball (fiction)
Samoa: Albert Wendt, Pouliuli (excerpt, fiction)
Thematic Questions
Czechoslovakia: Franz Kafka, A Hunger Artist (fiction); Jaroslav Seifert, Lost Paradise (poem); Milan Kundera, Edward and God (fiction)
France: Colette, The Other Wife (fiction); André Breton, Free Union (poem); Albert Camus, The Guest (fiction); Marguerite Duras, Moderato Cantabile (excerpt, fiction)
Germany: Rainer Maria Rilke, The Blind Man (poem); Rainer Maria Rilke, Archaic Torso of Apollo (poem); Nellie Sachs, Chorus of the Rescued (poem); Bertold Brecht, To Posterity (poem); Heinrich Böll, The Balek Scales (fiction)
Great Britain: D.H. Laurence, The Horse Dealer''s Daughter (fiction); Virginia Woolf, The Mark on the Wall (fiction); W.H. Auden, The Unknown Citizens (poem); W.H. Auden, Musée des Beaux Arts (poem); Samuel Selvon, Come Back to Grenada (fiction)
Greece; George Seferis, Tuesday (poem); Odysseas Elytis, Sun the First (poem); Ireland: William Butler Yeats, Easter 1916 (poem); James Joyce, Araby (fiction); Frank O''Connor, The Drunkard (fiction); Samuel Beckett, As the Story Was Told (fiction); Seamus Heaney, Digging (poem)
Italy: Eugenio Montale, The Lemon Trees (poem); Dino Buzzati, The Falling Girl (fiction); Natalia Ginzburg, Old Balotta (fiction); Italo Calvino, The Adventure of a Reader (fiction)
Poland: Bruno Schulz, Birds (fiction); Czeslaw Milosz, My Faithful Mother Tongue (poem)
The Former Soviet Union: Anna Akmatova, "I Am Not One of Those Who Left the Land..." (poem); Anna Akmatova, The First Long-Range Artillery Shell in Leningrad (poem); Isaac Babel, My First Goose (fiction); Osip Mandelstam, The Stalin Epigram (poem); Osip Mandelstam, Leningrad (poem); Andrey Voznesensky, Foggy Street (poem); Tatyana Tolstaya, Fire and Dust (fiction)
Spain: Federico García Lorca, Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (poem)
Sweden: Margareta Ekström, Death''s Midwives (fiction)
Switzerland: Friedrich Dürrenmatt, The Visit (play)
Thematic Questions
Latin America and the Caribbean
Antigua: Jamaica Kincaid, Girl (fiction)
Argentina: Jorge Luis Borges, The Intruder (fiction); Julio Cortázar, House Taken Over (fiction); Luisa Valenzuela, I''m Your Horse in the Night (fiction)
Brazil: Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Death in a Plane (poem); Adelia Prado, Denouement (poem); Clarice Lispector, The Body (fiction)
Chile: Pablo Neruda, The United Fruit Co. (poem); Pablo Neruda, Poet''s Obligation (poem); Isabel Allende, Phantom''s Palace (fiction)
Columbia: Gabriel García Márquez, Big Mama''s Funeral (fiction)
Cuba: Nicholas Guillén, Can You? (poem); Nicholas Guillén, Ballad of Two Grandfathers (poem)
El Salvador: Manlio Argueta, Microbus to San Salvador (fiction)
Martinique: Aimé Césaire, Out of Alien Days (poem)
Mexico: Octavio Paz, Obsidian Butterfly (poem); Rosario Castellanos, Death of the Tiger (fiction)
Nicaragua: Sergio Ramírez, Charles Atlas Also Dies (fiction)
Peru: César Vallejo, A Man Passes with a Loaf of Bread on His Shoulder... (poem); Mario Vargas Llosa, Sunday, Sunday (fiction)
Puerto Rico: Rosario Ferré, Mercedes Benz 220 SL (fiction)
St. Lucia: Derek Walcott, The Spoiler''s Return (poem)
Trinidad: Earl Lovelace, Shoemaker Arnold (fiction); V.S. Naipaul, The Pyrotechnicist (fiction)
Thematic Questions
North America
Canada: Irving Layton, Berry Picking (poem); Anne Hébert, The Thin Girl (poem); Mordecai Richler, The Summer My Grandmother Was Supposed to Die (fiction); Joy Kogawa, Obasan (excerpt, fiction); Margaret Atwood, Dancing Girls (fiction); Margaret Atwood, Owl Song (poem); Michael Tremblay, The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant (excerpt, fiction); Michael Ondaatje, Letters and Other Worlds (poem)
United States: Wallace Stevens, Of Modern Poetry (poem); Wallace Stevens, No Possum, No Sop, No Taters (poem); Ezra Pound, In a Station at the Metro (poem); Ezra Pound, The River Merchant''s Wife: A Letter (poem); William Carlos Williams, A Sort of Song (poem); Langston Hughes, Railroad Avenue (poem); Langston Hughes, The Negro Speaks of Rivers (poem); Elizabeth Bishop, The Man-Moth (poem); James Baldwin, The Rockpile (fiction); Flannery O''Connor, The Life You Save May Be Your Own (fiction); Allen Ginsberg, A Supermarket in California (poem); Frank O''Hara, Why I Am Not a Painter (poem); James Wright, Lying in a Hammock... (poem); James Wright, To the Muse (poem); Adrienne Rich, Diving Into the Wreck (poem); Adrienne Rich, To a Poet (poem); Gary Snyder, Axe Handles (poem); Sylvia Plath, Lady Lazarus (poem); Sylvia Plath, Morning Song (poem); Raymond Carver, Cathedral (fiction); Maxine Hong Kingston, The Grandfather of the Sierra Nevada Mountains (fiction); August Wilson, Joe Turner''s Come and Gone (play); Leslie Marmon Silko, Coyote Holds a Full House in His Hand (fiction); Carolyn Forché, The Colonel (poem); Rita Dove, Wingfoot Lake (poem); John Edgar Wideman, Presents (fiction); Sabine Ulibarrí, My Grandfather Smoked Cigars (fiction); Amiri Baraka, Real Song is a Dangerous Number (poem)
Thematic Questions
End-of-Book Material
A Note on Fiction; A Note on Poetry; A Note on Drama; "The Other Genre:" A Note on Translation; Writing about Literature; Documentation; Glossary of Literary Terms; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index


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