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Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2C : the Twentieth Century (3RD 06 - Old Edition)

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Volume 2C, The Twentieth Century, of The Longman Anthology of British Literature includes major additions of important works by Carol Ann Duffy, a new contemporary play, and coverage of contemporary British fiction featuring short stories by the well known popular authors of today.  New selections by already well represented authors are included, such as Thomas Hardy, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Philip Larkin, Seamus Heaney, and Derek Walcott.

 

About the Author

David Damrosch is Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is a past president of the American Comparative Literature Association, and has written widely on world literature from antiquity to the present. His books include What Is World Literature? (2003), The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh (2007), and How to Read World Literature (2009). He is the founding general editor of the six-volume Longman Anthology of World Literature, 2/e (2009) and the editor of Teaching World Literature (2009).

 

Kevin J. H. Dettmar is W. M. Keck Professor and Chair, Department of English, at Pomona College, and Past President of the Modernist Studies Association.  He is the author of The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism and Is Rock Dead?, and the editor of Rereading the New: A Backward Glance at Modernism; Marketing Modernisms: Self-Promotion, Canonization, and Rereading; Reading Rock & Roll: Authenticity, Appropriation, Aesthetics; the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners; and The Blackwell Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture, and co-general editor of The Longman Anthology of British Literature. 

 

Jennifer Wicke is Professor of English at the University of Virginia.  Her teaching and research areas include nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and American literature, comparative and international modernisms, literary and cultural theory, and studies of mass culture, aesthetic value, and global culture.  She is the author of Advertising Fictions: Literature, Advertisement, and Social Reading, and co-editor of Feminism and Postmodernism with Margaret Ferguson; she has also written widely on Joyce, celebrity, and the academy.

Table of Contents

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

 

JOSEPH CONRAD      

Preface to The Nigger of the “Narcissus”  

Heart of Darkness  

“Heart of Darkness” and Its Time

Joseph Conrad: from Congo Diary  

Sir Henry Morton Stanley: from Address to the Manchester Chamber of Commerce  

    RESPONSES

        Chinua Achebe: An Image of Africa  

        Gang of Four: We Live As We Dream, Alone  

 

BERNARD SHAW         

Preface: A Professor of Phonetics  

Pygmalion  

Letters  

To Francis Collison (20 August 1903)  

To The Times (31 October 1906)  

 

THOMAS HARDY          

Hap  

Neutral Tones  

Wessex Heights  

The Darkling Thrush  

On the Departure Platform  

The Convergence of the Twain  

At Castle Boterel  

Channel Firing  

In Time of “The Breaking of Nations”  

I Looked Up from My Writing  

“And There Was a Great Calm”  

Logs on the Hearth  

The Photograph  

The Fallow Deer at the Lonely House  

Afterwards  

Epitaph  

 

J.M. SYNGE (Web Only)

Playboy of the Western World (Web Only)

   

     PERSPECTIVES: The Great War: Confronting the Modern         

    Alys Fane Trotter  

        The Hospital Visitor  

    Cicely Hamilton  

        Non-Combatant  

        Blast  

        Vorticist Manifesto  

    Siegfried Sassoon  

        Glory of Women  

        “They”  

        The Rear-Guard  

        Everyone Sang  

    Pauline Barrington  

        “Education”  

    Helen Dircks  

        After Bourlon Wood  

    Rupert Brooke  

        The Great Lover  

        The Soldier  

    Teresa Hooley  

        A War Film  

    Isaac Rosenberg  

        Break of Day in the Trenches  

        Dead Man’s Dump  

    Rebecca West  

        Indissoluble Matrimony  

    Wilfred Owen  

        Anthem for Doomed Youth  

        Strange Meeting  

        Disabled  

        Dulce Et Decorum Est  

    May Wedderburn Cannan  

        Lamplight  

        Rouen  

 

SPEECHES ON IRISH INDEPENDENCE        

Wolf Tone  (Web Only)

        Court-Martial Speech, November 10, 1798  (Web Only)

Daniel O’Connell  (Web Only)

         Speech to House of Commons, February 4, 1836  (Web Only)

William Gladstone  (Web Only)

        A speech by William Ewart Gladstone MP, British Prime Minister, to the House of Commons on Home Rule for Ireland, given on 7 June 1886 (Web Only)

Charles Stewart Parnell  

At Limerick  

Before the House of Commons  

At Portsmouth, After the Defeat of Mr. Gladstone’s Home  Rule Bill  

In Committee Room No. 15  

Proclamation of the Irish Republic  

Padraic Pearse  

Kilmainham Prison  

Michael Collins  

The Substance of Freedom  

 

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS            

The Lake Isle of Innisfree  

Who Goes with Fergus?  

No Second Troy  

The Fascination of What’s Difficult  

September 1913  

The Wild Swans at Coole  

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death  

Easter 1916  

The Second Coming  

A Prayer for My Daughter  

Sailing to Byzantium  

Meditations in Time of Civil War  

Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen  

Leda and the Swan  

Among School Children  

Byzantium  

Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop  

Lapis Lazuli  

The Circus Animals’ Desertion  

Under Ben Bulben  

 

E. M. FORSTER 

The Life to Come

  

JAMES JOYCE   

Dubliners  

Araby  

Eveline  

Clay  

The Dead  

Ulysses  

[Chapter 13. Nausicaa]  

    RESPONSES

    Hon. John M. Woolsey: 1933 Decision of the United States District  Court Lifting the Ban on Ulysses  

    Seamus Heaney: from Station Island  

Finnegan’s Wake (Web Only)

 

T. S. ELIOT         

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock  

    RESPONSES

    Arthur Waugh: [Cleverness and the New Poetry]  

    Ezra Pound: Drunken Helots and Mr. Eliot  

Gerontion  

The Waste Land  

    RESPONSES

    Fadwa Tuqan: In the Aging City  

    Martin Rowson: from The Waste Land  

The Hollow Men***

Journey of the Magi  

Four Quartets  

Burnt Norton  

Tradition and the Individual Talent  

 

VIRGINIA WOOLF           

The Lady in the Looking-Glass: A Reflection  

Mrs Dalloway  

    RESPONSE

    Sigrid Nunez: On Rereading Mrs. Dalloway  

fromA Room of One’s Own  

Letter to Gerald Brenan (25 December 1922)  

 

KATHERINE MANSFIELD         

The Daughters of the Late Colonel  

 

D. H. LAWRENCE             

Piano  

Song of a Man Who Has Come Through  

Tortoise Shout  

Snake  

Bavarian Gentians  

Cypresses  

Odour of Chrysanthemums  

  

P.G. WODEHOUSE (Web Only)

The Clicking of Cuthbert (Web Only)

 

GRAHAM GREENE          

A Chance for Mr Lever  

 

     PERSPECTIVES: World War II and the End of Empire 

    SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL  

        Two Speeches Before the House of Commons  

    STEPHEN SPENDER  

        Icarus  

        What I Expected  

        The Express  

        The Pylons  

    ELIZABETH BOWEN  

        Mysterious Kôr  

    EVELYN WAUGH  

        The Man Who Liked Dickens  

        Cruise  

            RESPONSE

            Monty Python: Travel Agent  

    GEORGE ORWELL  

        Shooting an Elephant 

 

DYLAN THOMAS  

The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the

Fern Hill  

Poem in October  

Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night  

 

SAMUEL BECKETT  

Endgame  

 

Postwar Poets: English Voices

 

W. H. AUDEN  

Sir, no man’s enemy, forgiving all***

Musée des Beaux Arts  

In Memory of W. B. Yeats  

Spain 1937  

Lullaby  

September 1, 1939  

Law Like Love***

In Memory of Sigmund Freud***

The Hidden Law***

In Praise of Limestone  

 

PHILIP LARKIN  

Church Going  

The Importance of Elsewhere***

MCMXIV  

Annus Mirabilis***

Homage to a Government***

Aubade***

 

TED HUGHES  

Wind  

Relic  

Theology  

Dust As We Are  

Leaf Mould  

Telegraph Wires  

 

CAROL ANN DUFFY***

Originally***

Translating the English, 1989***

Little Red Cap***

Elvis’s Twin Sister***

The Diet***

Anon***

 

NADINE GORDIMER

What Were You Dreaming?

 

DEREK WALCOTT

A Far Cry from Africa

Volcano***

Wales

The Fortunate Traveller

Midsummer

50 (“I once gave my daughters, seperately, two conch shells”)

52 (“I heard them marching the leaf-wet roads of my head”)

54 (“The midsummer sea, the hot pitch road, this grass, these shacks that made me”)

 

V. S. NAIPAUL  

In a Free State  

Prologue, from a Journal: The Tramp at Piraeus  

Epilogue, from a Journal: The Circus at Luxor 

 

SALMAN RUSHDIE  

The Courter  

 

SEAMUS HEANEY

Personal Helicon***

Requiem for Croppies***

Punishment  

Act of Union***

The Toome Road  

The Singer’s House  

The Skunk

In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge  

Postscript  

A Call  

The Errand  

The Gaeltacht***

 

JAMES KELMAN

Home for a Couple of Days

 

     PERSPECTIVES: Whose Language?               

    NG~uG~I WA THIONG’O  

        Decolonizing the Mind  

        Native African Languages  

    EAVAN BOLAND  

        Anorexic  

        Mise Eire  

        The Pomegranate  

        A Woman Painted on a Leaf  

    PAUL MULDOON  

        Cuba  

        Aisling  

        Meeting the British  

        Sleeve Notes  

    NUALA NÍ DHOMhNAILL  

        Feeding a Child  

        Parthenogenesis  

        Labasheedy (The Silken Bed)  

        As for the Quince  

        Why I Choose to Write in Irish, The Corpse That Sits Up and Talks Back  

    GWYNETH LEWIS  

        Therapy  

        Mother Tongue  

    ROBERT CRAWFORD  

        The Saltcoats Structuralists  

        Alba Einstein  

    W. N. HERBERT  

        Cabaret McGonagall  

        Smirr  

 

Contemporary British Fiction                                                                                                                                                             

 

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Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321333964
Author:
Damrosch, David
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Author:
Damrosch, David
Author:
Dettmar, Kevin J. H.
Author:
Wicke, Jennifer
Author:
Hadfield, Andrew David
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Damrosch Series
Publication Date:
December 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1120
Dimensions:
9.10x6.30x1.00 in. 1.70 lbs.

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