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Literature and Work

Literature and Work

By: Thomas M. Kitts (author)Paperback

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Literature and Work is part of Longman's The Essential Literature Series. This anthology introduces students to work by having them read, discuss, and write about work-related topics, which are often connected to issues of gender, race, ethnicity, and class. The book features contemporary as well as classic literature with a global perspective. The literature is arranged under eight primary themes: "Work: Definitions and Ideals," "Entering the Work Force," "Hard Work and Hard Times: The Working Poor," "The Immigrant Experience," "Class Struggle and the Dynamics of Power," "Race, Gender, and the Dynamics of Power," "Work and Ethics," and "Work: Fulfillment and Disillusionment."


Literature and Work Table of Contents Introduction I. Work: Definitions and Idealsfrom Autobiography (moral perfection, virtues, chart, "when men are employ'd, they are best content'd"); "Way to Wealth" - Ben Franklin from "Life without Principle" - Henry David Thoreau "The Tuft of Flowers" - Robert Frost "A Clean Well-Lighted Place" - Ernest Hemingway "What Work Is" - Philip Levine II. Entering the Work Force"A & P" - John Updike "Goodfellows" - Antonya Nelson "Orientation" - Daniel Orozco III. Hard Work and Hard Times: The Working Poor "Under the Lion's Paw" Hamlin Garland" "Chicago" - Carl Sandburg "Washerwoman" - Carl Sandburg "Harlem Dancer" - Claude McKay from Working, "Waitress" - Studs Terkel "Those Winter Sundays" - Robert Hayden "I Stand Here Ironing" - Tillie Olsen "Waiting Table" - Karl Rompf "Digger Laid Off" - Jim Daniels "Tom Wayman" - "Factory Time" from Nickel-and-Dimed - Barbara Ehrenreich "I Hate My Job" - Cam'Ron IV. The Immigrant Experience from The Jungle - Upton Sinclair"Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee)" - Woody Guthrie "Cakes" - Salvatore La Puma"Mariah" - Jamaica Kincaid "So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americans" - Jimmy Santiago Baca "Jorge the Church Janitor Finally Quits" - Martin Espada "El Olor de Cansansio (The Smell of Fatigue)" - Melida Rodas V. Class Struggle and the Dynamics of Power "Chimney Sweeper" (versions from Innocence and Experience) "John Henry" "Counterparts" - James Joyce "`Butch' Weldy" - Edgar Lee Masters The Hairy Ape - Eugene O'Neill from Working (Steelworker, Mike Lefevre) - Studs Terkel VI. Race, Gender, and the Dynamics of Power "Colored Women and Work" - Sojourner Truth "Five Dollar Fight" (from Black Boy) - Richard Wright "The Five-Forty Eight" - John Cheever "Marks" - Linda Pastan "Song of the Fisher Wife" - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni VII. Work and Ethics"Prodigal Son" - Luke "Written in London, September 1802" "Bartleby, the Scrivener" - Herman Melville "Editor Whedon" - Edgar Lee Masters "The Use of Force" - William Carlos Williams "Highway Patrolman" - Bruce Springsteen "The Lie" - T. C. Boyle VIII. Work: Fulfillment and Disillusionment "The Solitary Reaper" - William Wordsworth "I Hear America Singing" - Walt Whitman "In a Station of the Metro" - Ezra Pound "Fish Crier" - Carl Sandburg "Digging" - Seamus Heaney "Autumn in Martins Ferry," - James Wright "Ex-Basketball Player" - John Updike "Hay for the Horses" - Gary Snyder "Assembly Line" - Shu-Ting "Dr. Shy" - Stephen Paul Miller "Working in a Public Elementary School" - Adriane Giebel

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780205681099
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780205681099
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 0205681093

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