One World of Literature by Shirley LimOne World of Literature by Shirley Lim

One World of Literature

byShirley Lim, Norman Spencer

Paperback | October 29, 1992

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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.
Title:One World of LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1232 pages, 9.13 × 6.5 × 1.75 inPublished:October 29, 1992Publisher:Wadsworth Publishing

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0395588804

ISBN - 13:9780395588802


Table of Contents

Africa and the Middle EastAlgeria: 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 QuestionsAsiaChina: 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 QuestionsAustralia and OceaniaAustralia: 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 QuestionsEuropeCzechoslovakia: 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, Mu