Introduction to Literature by Isobel FindlayIntroduction to Literature by Isobel Findlay

Introduction to Literature

byIsobel Findlay, Wendy R. Katz, Kenneth A. Mackinnon

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What do Chaucer, Alice Munro, Langston Hughes, and Naomi Klein have in common? The fifth edition of Introduction to Literature! Examining three genres - essay, poetry, and short fiction - readers will find this diverse collection of Canadian and world writers compelling and engaging. Ranging from the 16th century to contemporary times, the editors of Introduction to Literature organize selections in chronological order. Providing an introduction to each genre and author biographies, this anthology balances historical background with form. Readers not only learn about the context of the selections, but also develop an appreciation of authors as social contributors and commentators.
Currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Isobel Findlay has taught for almost thirty years. A dedicated researcher, writer, and educator, Prof. Findlay has won two Doctoral Fellowships, the Saskatchewan Book Awards Scholarly Publication of the Year in 2000, and the Teaching Excellence Award in 1998 at the Uni...
Title:Introduction to LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.31 inPublished:November 24, 2003Publisher:Harcourt Brace CanadaLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ESSAYSIntroductionFrancis Bacon, "Of Studies"Jonathon Swift, "Modest Proposal"Mary Wollstonecraft, "Introduction to a Vindication of the Rights of Woman"Samuel Langhorne Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain, "The War Prayer"Oscar Wilde, "Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young"Lewis Mumford, "Mechanization of Modern Culture"George Orwell," Shooting the Elephant"Margaret Laurence, "Where the World Began"Isabelle Knockwood, "Origins"David Suzuki, "A Planet for the Taking"Margaret Atwood, "Through the One-Way Mirror"Joyce Nelson, "The Temple of Fashion"Peter Robertson, "More than Meets the Eye"John Ralston Saul, "The Grail of Balance"Njabulo S. Ndebele, "Guilt and Atonement: Unmasking History for the Future"Rhea Tegebov, "Some Notes on the Story of Esther"Neil Bissoondath, "Im Not Racist But."Heather Mallick, "Women Clamouring at the Gates, But the Boys Still Wont Open Up"Drew Hayden Taylor, "Pretty Like a White Boy"Naomi Klein, "Buying a Gladiatorial Myth"POETRYIntroductionAnonymous, "Beowulf"Chaucer, "General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales"Anonymous, "Sir Patrick Spens"Anonymous, "Lord Randal"Anonymous, "The Twa Corbies" (version 1 & 2)Sir Thomas Wyatt, "They Flee from Me"Sir Thomas Wyatt, "Description of the Contrarious Passions in a Lover"Edmund Spenser, "My Love Is Like To Ice"Edmund Spenser, "One Day I Wrote Her Name Upon the Strand"Sir Walter Ralegh, "The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd"Sir Philip Sydney, "With How Sad Steps, O Moon"Christopher Marlowe, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"William Shakespeare, "Shall I compare thee." Sonnet 18William Shakespeare, "When in disgrace." Sonnet 29William Shakespeare, "Let me not to the marriage." Sonnet 116William Shakespeare, "My Mistresss eyes." Sonnet 130John Donne, "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning"John Donne, "The Sun Rising"John Donne, "Death Be Not Proud"Ben Jonson, "On My First Son"George Herbert, "The Collar"George Herbert, "Easter Wings"John Milton, "When I Consider How My Light Was Spent" (Paradise Lost books 1 and 5)Richard Lovelace, "To Althea, From Prison"Andrew Marvell, "To His Coy Mistress"Aphra Behn, "A Thousand Martyrs I Have Made"Lady Mary Chudleigh, "To the Ladies"Anne Finch, "The Unequal Fetters"Alexander Pope, "An Essay on Criticism"Samuel Johnson, "On the Death of Dr. Robert Levet"Thomas Gray, "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes"Mary Leapor, "An Essay on Woman"Mary Alcock, "Instructions, Supposed to be Written in Paris, for the Mob of England"Anna Laetitia Barbauld, "Washing Day"Charlotte Smith, "Thirty-Eight"Phyllis Wheatley, "On Being Brought from Africa to America"William Blake, "The Lamb"William Blake, "London"William Blake, "The Sick Rose"William Blake, "The Tyger"Robbie Burns, "Auld Lang Syne"William Wordsworth, "Lines Composed a Few Miles about Tintern Abbey"William Wordsworth, "Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, 3 September, 1802"Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Kubla Kahn"Lord Byron, "Song for the Luddites"Percy Bysshe Shelley, "England in 1819"Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Ode to the West Wind"John Keats, "Ode to a Nightingale"John Keats, "To Autumn"Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "I Never Gave a Lock of Hair Away"Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "Ulysses"Robert Browning, "My Last Duchess"Emily Bronte, "Remembrance"Walt Whitman, "When I Heard the Learnd Astronomer"Walt Whitman, "Reconciliation"Matthew Arnold, "Dover Beach"Emily Dickinson, "Theres a Certain Slant of Light"Emily Dickinson, "After Great Pain"Emily Dickinson, "The Bustle of the House"Emily Dickinson, "Tell all the Truth but Tell it Slant"Emily Dickinson, "Presentiment"Christina Rossetti, "In an Artists Studio"Lewis Carroll, "Jabberwocky"Thomas Hardy, "The Darkling Thrush"Thomas Hardy, "In Time of 'The Breaking of Nations"Gerard Manley Hopkins, "Gods Grandeur"Gerard Manley Hopkins, "The Windhover"Gerard Manley Hopkins, "Pied Beauty"AE Housman, "To an Athlete Dying Young"Sir Charles