Uncommon Knowledge: Exploring Ideas Through Reading And Writing by Rose HawkinsUncommon Knowledge: Exploring Ideas Through Reading And Writing by Rose Hawkins

Uncommon Knowledge: Exploring Ideas Through Reading And Writing

byRose Hawkins, Robert Isaacson

Paperback | October 11, 1995

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This collection of classic and contemporary readings is divided into five thematic chapters that explore distinct aspects of human knowledge. Readings are accompanied by a reader-response section encouraging students to draw on their personal experience and knowledge.
Title:Uncommon Knowledge: Exploring Ideas Through Reading And WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.63 inPublished:October 11, 1995Publisher:Wadsworth Publishing

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:039570958X

ISBN - 13:9780395709580


Table of Contents

1. Personal Knowledge: Who Am I?Liliana Heker, "The Stolen PartyJulia Alvarez, "DustingAlice Walker, "Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the SelfLeslie Norris, "BlackberriesLangston Hughes, "Theme for English BRussell Baker, "Summer Beyond WishColette, "The HandRobert Frost, "BirchesLoren Eiseley, "The Brown WaspsOctavio Paz, "The StreetKatherine Anne Porter, "The GravePlato, "The Allegory of the Cave2. Family Knowledge: Who Has Shaped Me?Claudia Madison, "Ball GameRobert Hayden, "Those Winter SundaysTillie Olsen, "I Stand Here IroningKazuo Ishiguro, "A Family SupperTheodore Roethke, "My Papa's WaltzRichard Rodriguez, from "Hunger of MemoryDavid Michael Kaplan, "Love, Your Only MotherGalway Kinnell, "After Making Love We Hear FootstepsAlfred Kazin, "The KitchenJerome Weidman, "My Father Sits in the DarkAudre Lorde, "Now That I Am Forever with ChildJoan Didion, "On Going Home3. Cultural Knowledge: What Are My Roots?Siv Cedering, "Family AlbumPat Mora, "SonrisasClyde Kluckhohn, "CustomsToni Cade Bambara, "The LessonLucille Clifton, "Homage to My HipsKaren Tei Yamashita, "The BathMaxine Hong Kingston, "Girlhood Among GhostsInés Hernández, "Para TeresaN. Scott Momaday, "The Last of the KiowasGabriel García Márquez, "The Handsomest Drowned Man in the WorldCathy Song, "Lost SisterGreg Sarris, "Battling Illegitimacy: Some Words Against the Darkness4. Societal Knowledge: What Do Others Think?John Updike, "A & PJanice Mirikitani, "We, the DangerousBrent Staples, "Black Men and Public SpaceGloria Naylor, "The TwoPaul Zimmer, "The Day Zimmer Lost ReligionMartin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham JailBel Kaufman, "Sunday in the ParkWilliam Wordsworth, "The World Is Too Much with UsAlbert Camus, from "The Myth of SisyphusYukio Mishima, "Swaddling ClothesT. S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred PrufrockSigmund Freud, from "Civilization and Its Discontents5. Disturbing Knowledge: What Do I Think?Dino Buzzati, "The Falling GirlEmily Dickinson, "I heard a Fly buzz--when I died--Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, "Growing Up ApocalypticJean-Paul Sartre, "The WallGhita Orth, "What Didn't Happen in ArizonaNiccolo Machiavelli, from "The PrinceKrishnan Varna, "The Grass-EatersWilliam Stafford, "Traveling Through the DarkVirginia Woolf, "The Death of the MothFlannery O'Connor, "Good Country PeopleLinda Pastan, "EthicsThucydides, from "History of the Peloponnesian War"