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PR9085 .N69 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Now Read On brings together literatures in English from around the world, combining an excellent choice of texts with sound methodological guidance.It contains approximately eighty texts and extracts from countries andcontinents including:
*Great Britain
*New Zealand
Designed as course for both native and non-native English-speakers in how to read literature, this anthology begins with shorter starter texts and questions, and develops in complexity as the reader progresses through the book. Now Read On provides the user with
*hands-on experience of working with a plurality of texts from around the world
*questions, exercises, pointers and commentary, accompanying all the passages of literature, and providing the student with the tools and confidence to critically evaluate any text
*an understanding of the major genres - poetry, short stories, drama and novels.

Table of Contents

Part I
Section 1 Poetry:Abdul Ghafar Ibrahim
The WallMutabaruka and Allan Hope
You Ask MeWilliam Carlos Williams
This is Just to SayHilary
Tham OfferingsAbdul Ghafar Ibrahim Hello and Arthur Gorges
Her FaceLord Byron
So We'll Go No More A-RovingChinweizu Colonizer's Logic and J.R.D.A Dubreka
Goodbye EuropeansFadzillah Amin Dance
Section 2 Short Stories: Ambrose Pierce The Disinterested Arbiter, Ernest Hemingway
In Our TimesSamuel Clemens A Fable and Fredric Brown
The WeaponGrace Paley Mother and Catherine Lim
The JourneyLaurie Clancy Reading the Signs
Sectionl3 Plays:Edward Bond Bingo
Five SnippetsOscar Wilde
The Importance of Being ErnestHarold Pinter Silence and William Shakespeare Macbeth and Anton Chekhov
The Bear
Section 4 Novels:D.H.Lawrence Sons and Lovers and Ernest Hemingway
For Whom the Bell TollsGeorge Orwell
Keep the Aspidistra FlyingShahnon Ahmad
No Harvest but a ThornArundhati Roy
The God of Small ThingsLloyd Fernando Scorpion Orchid and Anita Desai
A Village by the Sea
Part II
Section 5 Poetry:Pitika Ntuli
In My CountryKeorapetse Kgositsile Mandela's Sermon and Mabel Segun Bride Price and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Rime of the Ancient MarinerJohn Keats La Belle Dame sans Merci and Alfred and Lord Tennyson
The Charge of the Light BrigadeWilliam Wordsworth Daffodils and John Agard Rainbow and Shirley Lim
The Dulang-WasherMaya Angelou
Woman Work, The Joeys Men AreEmily Dickinson
A Narrow Fellow in the GrassMuhammad Haji Salleh
Three Beserah FishermanThomas Hardy
The Convergence of theTwain
Section 6 Short Stories: Three Points of EntryW. Somerset Maugham
The Force of CircumstanceIsaac Asimov
True LoveNick Joaquin
May Day EveKatherine Mansfield
The Garden PartyJanet Frame
You Are Now Entering the Human Heart
Section 7 Plays:William Shakespeare Macbeth and Harold
Pinter A Night OutMahesh Dattani Dance
Like a ManRamli Ibrahim
In the Name of Love
Section 8 Novels:George Orwell
Animal FarmJack Schaffer Shane and Harper Lee
To Kill a Mocking BirdJames Vance Marshall Walkabout
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Section 9 Poetry:Kojo Gyinage Kyei Time and W.H.Auden
Stop All the ClocksEmily Dickinson
Because I could not Stop for DeathWilfred Owen
Anthem for Doomed YouthFutility and Edwin Brock
Song of the Battery HenJames Berry
Fantasy of an African BoySudeep Sen
New York TimesJohn Keats
When I Have FearsAutumn
Section 10 Short Stories:Steven Schutzman
The Bank RobberySimon Tay Drive and Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the BaskervillesRuth Prawer Jhabvala
Like Birds, Like FishesSiew Yue Killingley
Everything's ArrangedPira Sudham Rains and Saki H.H.Munro
The Open Window
11 Plays:George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion and Oscar Wilde
The Importance of Being ErnestWilliam Shakespeare Hamlet
As You Like ItJulias Caesar Wole Soyinka
The Swamp DwellersAthol Fugard Sizwe Bansi is Dead
Section 12 Novels:John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men and K.S.Maniam
The ReturnR.K.Narayan
The Man-Eater of MalgudiChinua Achebe Things Fall Apart