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The Mercury Reader 2002 9780205354405

The Mercury Reader 2002

ISBN-10: 0205354408
ISBN-13: 9780205354405
PUBLISHER: Longman Publishing
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Product Description: NOTE: *Denotes reading selections new to this edition. Edward Abbey, The Right to Arms. Sasha Abramsky, The Death Row Raiders. *Abigail Adams, Letter to John Adams on the State of Education. Mortimer Adler, How to Mark a Book. RoseMarie Gionta Alfieri, Should the State Know Your HIV Status? Paula Gunn Allen, Where I Come from Is Like This. Julia Alvarez, El Doctor. *Alzheimer''s Foundation, Letter of Solicitation. Maya Angelou, Caged Bird (poem). Maya Angelou, Champion of the World. Maya Angelou, Finishing School. Maya Angelou, Graduation. *Anonymous, Internet Chain Letter. *Anonymous, Letter to the Editor “Matthew Shepard.” *Anonymous, Letter to the Editor “White Men Preaching.” Susan B. Anthony, Women''s Right to Vote. Gloria Anzaldúa, How to Tame a Wild Tongue. *Elizabeth Arnold, The New Wilderness Land Grab. Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach (poem). Isaac Asimov, What Is Intelligence, Anyway? Margaret Atwood, The Female Body. Margaret Atwood, Pornography. W.H. Auden, Museé des Beaux Arts (poem). *Steven N. Austad, Pushing the Envelope. Francis Bacon, Of Studies. Russell Baker, Growing Up. Russell Baker, Little Red Riding Hood Revisited. Russell Baker, School vs. Education. James Baldwin, Autobiographical Notes. James Baldwin, The Discovery of What It Means to Be an American. James Baldwin, If Black English Isn''t a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is? James Baldwin, Sonny''s Blues (short story). Toni Cade Bambara, The Lesson (short story). Russell Banks, My Mother''s Memoirs, My Father''s Lie, and Other True Stories (short story). John Perry Barlow, Is There a There in Cyberspace? *Barnum and Bailey, B & B Circus. Dave Barry, A Hairy Experience. Dave Barry, Just Say No to Rugs. Dave Barry, Mr. Language Person Takes Some of Your Questions. Donald Barthelme, The Piano Player (short story). Mary Catherine Bateson, We Are Our Own Metaphor. Martha Bayles, Body and Soul: The Musical Miseducation of the Youth. William Bennett, Should Drugs Be Legalized? *Arthur Asa Berger, The Comics. Bruno Bettelheim, Fairy Tales and Modern Stories. Bruno Bettelheim, The Holocaust. Ambrose Bierce, Some Devil''s Definitions. Caroline Bird, The Case Against College. Elizabeth Bishop, The Fish (poem). William Blake, The Tyger (poem). Alan Bloom, Music. Deborah Blum, The Gender Blur. Robert Bly, Naïveté. Sissela Bok, Lies for the Public Good. *Borowski, This Way to the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen (short story). Haig A. Bosmajian, The Dehumanization of the Indian. David Bottoms, Sign For My Father, Who Stressed the Bunt (poem). Bruce Bower, Chimps May Put Their Own Spin on Culture. *Ray Bradbury, And the Rock Cried Out (short story). Judy Brady, Why I Want a Wife. *Margie Brauer, Letter to the Bank Trustee William Yaeger. Michael Bronski, Magic and AIDS: Presumed Innocent. Gwendolyn Brooks, We Real Cool (poem). Susan Brownmiller, Femininity. Amy Bruckman, Finding One''s Own Space in Cyberspace. William F. Buckley, Jr., Why Don''t We Complain? Stephen Budiansky, Lost in Translation. William H. Calvin, The Great Climate Flip-Flop. Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus. Peggy Carlson, Why We Don''t Need Animal Experimentation. Rachel Carson, A Fable for Tomorrow. Rachel Carson, The Obligation to Endure. Raymond Carver, Cathedral (short story). Raymond Carver, My Father''s Life. Lorene Cary, Welcome to St. Paul''s. Janice Castro and Dan Cooke, Spanglish. Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts. Linda Chavez, Demystifying Multiculturalism. Kate Chopin, The Storm (short story). Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour (short story). *Francis P. Church, Letter to Virginia O''Hanlon. Arthur C. Clarke, The Star (short story). Arthur Clough, The Latest Decalogue (poem). *Coca Cola Company, Letter to Grove Press. J.M. Coetzee, Scenes from Provincial Life. Judith Ortiz Cofer, Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood. Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria. Kristen Cole, Generation X. Robert Coles, Children of Affluence. *Colored People of Massachusetts, Open Letter to President McKinley. Wynn Cooper, Fun (poem). Aaron Copland, How We Listen to Music. Bill Cosby, The Baffling Question. *Court Records, Earl Warren Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. *Ron Cowen, Through the Looking Glass: Reflections on a Mirror Universe. Dinesh D''Souza, How Reagan Won the Cold War. Dinesh D''Souza, The Visigoths in Tweed. Edwidge Danticat, Women Like Us (short story). Clarence Darrow, Address to the Prisoners in the Cook County Jail. Charles Darwin, Understanding Natural Selection. Vine Deloria, Jr., We Talk, You Listen. Jared Diamond, The Ethnobiologist''s Dilemma. Emily Dickinson, Because I Could Not Stop for Death— (poem). Joan Didion, In Bed. Joan Didion, Marrying Absurd. Joan Didion, On Going Home. Joan Didion, On Keeping a Notebook. Joan Didion, On Self-Respect. Joan Didion, Salvador. Joan Didion, Why I Write. Annie Dillard, An American Childhood. Annie Dillard, The Chase. Annie Dillard, The Death of a Moth. Annie Dillard, In the Jungle. Annie Dillard, Seeing. Annie Dillard, So This Was Adolescence. Brian Doherty, Those Who Can''t, Test. *Eugene Dorgan, Cents and Sensibility. Michael Dorris, Adam Goes to School. Frederick Douglass, Learning to Read and Write. *W.E.B. Du Bois, The Immediate Program of the American Negro. Andre Dubus, Dancing After Hours (short story). *Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Letter to Alice Ruth Moore. Esther Dyson, Cyberspace: If You Don''t Love It, Leave It. Gerald Early, Performance and Reality: Race, Sports, and the Modern Wo

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