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Department of Languages and Literatures

English - Composition Program

Online Readings for ENG 101, 102

English 101
Oprah.com
Oprah Talks to Jay-Z: The Exclusive O Interview
http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/Oprah-Interviews-Jay-Z-October-2009-Issue-of-O-Magazine

Dead Men's Path
Chinua Achebe
http://www.emcp.com/product_catalog/school/litLink/Grade10/U10-02deadmen/selection.php

Carl Cannon
The Computer Virus
http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp?id=225

Frederick Douglass
Collected Works
http://www.online-literature.com/frederick_douglass/

Lars Eighner
On Dumpster Diving
(Process Analysis)
http://producer.csi.edu/cdraney/archive-courses/fall07/engl102/e-texts/eighner-dumpster.htm

Bernard Lewis
I'm Right, You're Wrong, Go to Hell
(Comparison and Contrast, Exemplification Argument)
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/05/-im-right-youre-wrong-go-to-hell/302723/

Cherokee Paul McDonald
A View from the Bridge
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1989-02-12/features/8901080545_1_shrimp-fish-bucket

Stanley Milgram
The Perils of Obedience
http://myclass.peelschools.org/sec/12/28291/Homework/Milgram%20-%20perils%20of%20obediance.pdf

Joan Morgan
Sex, Lies and Videos
(Argument, Classification)
http://search.proquest.com/ethnicnewswatch/docview/223176286
David Sedaris
Me Talk Pretty One Day
http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/s/sedaris-me.html
Mark Twain
Collected Works
http://www.online-literature.com/twain/
Judith Viorst
The Truth about Lying
http://pdfdownloadfree.net/?pdfurl=1qeXpurpn6Wih-SUpOGumKanh8DX24XI2trk2onP1tXq4YXY6N_T24qg46yaqJbMl6jYpqimn
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Judith Viorst
The Truth about Lying
http://www.tlex.com/msmosk/documents/183E3C0A032091AF09HtPQBAF525/TheTruthaboutLying.pdf?-session=cchs_sess:42F948A709f6b03E36Ygpn15100A

Alice Walker
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
(Exemplification, Naration)
http://www.msmagazine.com/spring2002/walker.asp
Alice Walker
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
(Exemplification, Narration)
https://www.uwosh.edu/african_am/aas-100-canon-materials/walker_in_search.pdf
Anne Lamott
Shitty First Drafts
http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/english/wwwroot2/ta/hyperteach/pdfs/shitty.pdf
Richard Lederer
The Case for Short Words
http://eng101fall09.wikispaces.com/file/view/Lederer_The+Case+for+Short+Words.pdf
Audre Lorde
The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action
http://www.sou.edu/wrc/Trans%20of%20Silence.PDF
Steve Martin
The Death of My Father
http://sajha.com/sajha/html/index.cfm?threadid=57970

Malcom X
Coming to an Awareness of Language
http://www.blesok.com.mk/tekst.asp?lang=eng&tekst=351&str=2#

Donald M. Murray
The Maker's Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscripts
http://robertnazar.pbworks.com/f/The+Maker's+Eye.pdf
Tim O'Brien
The Things They Carried
http://www.rajuabju.com/literature/thingstheycarried.htm
Flannery O'Connor
A Good Man is Hard to Find
http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~surette/goodman.html
Jo Goodwin Parker
What is Poverty
https://www.msu.edu/~jdowell/135/JGParker.html
Sylvia Plath
Daddy
http://www.internal.org/Sylvia_Plath/Daddy
Anna Quindlen
Uncle Sam and Aunt Samantha
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2001/11/04/uncle-sam-and-aunt-samantha.html
Paul Roberts
How to Say Nothing in 500 Words
http://www.mrgunnar.net/ap.cfm?subpage=348270
Brent Staples
Just Walk on By
http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/RSpriggs/files/staples%20just%20walk%20on%20by%20text.pdf
Deborah Tannen
Sex, Lies, and Conversation
http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/tannend/sexlies.htm
Sojourner Truth
Ain't I a Woman?
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/sojtruth-woman.asp
Mark Twain
Two Ways of Seeing a River
http://grammar.about.com/od/60essays/a/twowaysessay.htm
John UpDike
A & P
http://www.tiger-town.com/whatnot/updike/
University of Wisconsin, Board of Regents
Ex-POW Army Spc. Shoshana Johnson
http://whyfiles.org/176prison_psych/2.html

Booker T. Washington
Atlanta Exposition Address
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/39/

William Zinsser
Simplicity
http://cgiss.boisestate.edu/~billc/Writing/zinsser.html
David Foster Wallace
Host
http://cup.columbia.edu/media/2686/asmewallace.pdf
David Foster Wallace
Just Asking
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2007/11/just-asking/306288/

David Foster Wallace
Incarnations of Burned Children
http://www.esquire.com/fiction/fiction/incarnations-burned-children-david-foster-wallace-0900

David Foster Wallace
E unibus pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction
http://www.liberatormagazine.com/community/showthread.php?tid=1077
David Foster Wallace
From 'Infinite Jest' (excerpt)
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/From+'Infinite+Jest.'+(excerpt)-a013952331
A Long Way Gone:
PBS
Sierra Leone: A Historical Timeline
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/africa/sierra_leone/index.html
BBC News Africa
Sierra Leone Profile
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14094194

Cia World Factbook
Sierra Leone
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sl.html

PBS NOW
Portraits of Children and War
http://www.pbs.org/now/arts/pingchong.html

PBS video
Lord's Children (Child Soldier Documentary)
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/lords-children/video-full-episode/2188/

BBC
Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/global_crime_report/investigation/soldiers1.shtml
CBS News
Ishmael Beah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozsOLdgp_y0

The Daily Show
Ishmael Beah
http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-february-14-2007/ishmael-beah

The Hour
Ishmael Beah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K4yhPSQEzo
(Cult)ure Magazine
Review of by Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone
http://www.culturemagazine.ca/books/review_of_by_ishmael_beahs_a_long_way_gone_.html
Granta
Binyavanga Wainaina
How to Write About Africa
http://www.granta.com/Archive/92/How-to-Write-about-Africa/Page-1
The Village Voice
Boy Soldier of Fortune (A long Way Gone Controversy)
http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-03-18/news/boy-soldier/3/
The Washington Post
Former Boy Soldier Defencs His Account of Conscription into War
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/30/AR2008013003351.html
Zadie Smith
Generation Why?
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2010/nov/25/generation-why/?pagination=false
Types of Papers
http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/Classification.html
Pico Iyer
Where Silence Is Sacred
http://www.utne.com/Mind-Body/Where-Silence-Is-Sacred-Chapels.aspx
William Zinsser
College Pressures
http://www.life.umd.edu/classroom/univ100i/zinsser.html
Compare and Contrast Essays
http://www.humber.ca/liberalarts/sites/default/files/COMPARE%20AND%20CONTRAST%20ESSAY.pdf
Bharati Mukherjee
Two Ways to Belong in America
http://www.hartlandhighschool.us/teachers/czapski/documents/TwowaystobelonginAmericaBharatiMukherjee.pdf
English 102
SHORT STORIES
Classic Literature
E-text by title or author:
http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/bl-cl-etexts.htm
Toni Cade Bambara
The Lesson
http://cai.ucdavis.edu/gender/thelesson.html

Raymond Carver
The Bath
http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/fms/Colleges/College%20of%20Humanities%20and%20Social%20Sciences/
EMS/Readings/139.105/Additional/The%20Bath%20-%20Raymond%20Carver.pdf

Raymond Carver
A Small, Good Thing
http://www.scriptorpress.com/burningmanbooks/46_2006_carver.pdf
Raymond Carver
A Small, Good Thing
http://astoryeveryday.com/2011/10/13/raymond-carver-a-small-good-thing/
Raymond Carver
Cathedral
http://nbu.bg/webs/amb/american/6/carver/cathedral.htm
Kate Chopin
Collected Works
http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/kchopin/bl-kchop-collected.htm
William Faulkner
A Rose for Emily
http://flightline.highline.edu/tkim/Files/Lit100_SS2.pdf
William Faulkner
A Rose for Emily
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~drbr/wf_rose.html
William Faulkner
The Sound and the Fury (Hypertext)
http://drc.usask.ca/projects/faulkner/
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Yellow Wallpaper
http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=GilYell.sgm&images=images/modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public&part=all
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Yellow Wallpaper
http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/Charlotte_Perkins_Gilman/The_Yellow_Wallpaper/The_Yellow_Wallpaper_p1.html
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Young Goodman Brown
http://www.online-literature.com/hawthorne/158/
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Young Goodman Brown
http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/YouGoo.shtml
Shirley Jackson
The Lottery
http://www.americanliterature.com/author/shirley-jackson/short-story/the-lottery
Ursula Leguin
Those Who Walk Away from Omelas
http://harelbarzilai.org/words/omelas.txt
Joyce Col Oates
Selected Stories, Poems, etc.
http://www.usfca.edu/jco/books/
Joyce Carol Oates
Heat
http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/heat.html
Guy de Maupassant
The Necklace
http://www.bartleby.com/195/20.html
George Orwell
Shooting an Elephant
http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/shootelp.html
Edgar Allan Poe
The Fall of the House of Usher
http://www.bartleby.com/195/10.html
Edgar Allan Poe
the Cask of Amontillado
http://www.literature.org/authors/poe-edgar-allan/amontillado.html
J. D. Salinger
The Laughing Man
http://derosaworld.typepad.com/derosaworld/2010/01/jd-salinger-the-laughing-man.html
Alice Walker
Everyday Use
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ug97/quilt/walker.html
Alice Walker
The Flowers
http://theliterarylink.com/flowers.html
August Wilson
Radio Golf (article about the play)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/11/AR2006041101896.html
Tobias Woff
Hunters in the Snow
http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/huntsnow.html
Julia Alvarez
Snow
http://www.nexuslearning.net/books/holt_elementsoflit-3/collection%203/snow%20julia%20alvarez.htm
Kate Chopin
Desiree's Baby
http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/DesiBaby.shtml
Kate Chopin
The Story of an Hour
http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/webtexts/hour/
POETRY

Sherman Alexie
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/sherman-alexie#about

Sherman Alexie
Capital Punishment
http://bibliosity.blogspot.com/2008/10/capital-punishment.html
W. H. Auden
As I Walked Out One Evening
http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15551
Amiri Bakara
http://www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/poetry/baraka_jones.html
William Blake
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/116
Gwendolyn Brooks
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/165
Gwendolyn Brooks
The Mother
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/172081
Lucille Clifton
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/79
Lucille Clifton
Homage to My Hips
http://www.poemhunter.com/best-poems/lucille-clifton/homage-to-my-hips/
Emily Dickinson
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/155
Nikki Giovanni
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/173
Nikki Giovanni
Legacies
http://eightissogreat.edublogs.org/2012/04/17/legacies-by-nikki-giovanni/
Langston Hughes
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/83
Langston Hughes
Harlem
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/175884
Langston Hughes
Let America Be America Again
http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15609
Langston Hughes
Open Letter to the South
http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/langston.html
Langston Hughes
Theme for English B
http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~keith/poems/English_B.html
Audre Lorde
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/306
Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works
http://www.fullbooks.com/Edgar-Allan-Poe-s-Complete-Poetical-Works.html
Percy Bysshe Shelley
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/179
Walt Whitman
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/126
William Wordsworth
http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/296
DRAMA
Henrik Ibsen
A Doll's House
http://www.fullbooks.com/A-Doll-s-House1.html
William Shakespeare
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
http://shakespeare.mit.edu
Sophocles
Oedipus the King
http://classics.mit.edu/Sophocles/oedipus.html
Sophocles
Antigone
http://classics.mit.edu/Sophocles/antigone.html
Oscar Wilde
The Importance of Being Earnest
http://www.hoboes.com/FireBlade/Fiction/Wilde/earnest/
Rihanna interview with Oprah (video)
http://hypetrak.com/2012/08/rihanna-on-oprahs-next-chapter-full-episode/
Rihanna interview with Oprah (video)
http://lybio.net/oprah-how-rihanna-surprised-me-in-barbados/interview/
Rihanna interview with Oprah (video)
http://lybio.net/tag/rihanna-wants-most-in-a-man-oprahs-next-chapter-oprah-winfrey-network-dialogue/
When Women Go to War
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29269-2003Mar25.html
James Baldwin
Sonny's Blues
http://www.scribd.com/doc/7086554/Sonnys-Blues-by-James-Baldwin
T. Coraghessan Boyle
Excerpts from his books
http://www.tcboyle.com/page2.html?2
T. Coraghessan Boyle
http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_master_lit_1/11/2863/733005.cw/index.html
Raymond Carver
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
http://www.pageout.net/user/www/m/j/mjknndy/WhatWeTalk%20about%20When%20We%20Talk%20about%20Love.htm
Linda Chavez
Women in Combat Will Take Toll on Our Culture
http://townhall.com/columnists/lindachavez/2003/04/30/women_in_combat_will_take_toll_on_our_culture/page/full/
Judith Ortiz Cofer
The Myth of Latin Women
http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/hdh9/e-reserves/Cofer_-_The_myth_of_the_Latin_women_PDF.pdf

Countee Cullen
Incident
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171327

Annie Dillard
Getting Caught (An American Childhood)
http://cyfair3.schoolwires.net/1952205111930893/lib/1952205111930893/_files/Autobiography_14-25.pdf
W.E.B. DuBois
Of Mr. Booker T. Washington
http://www.bartleby.com/114/3.html
Linda Flower
Writing for an Audience
http://stephanielytle.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/flower20linda20-20writing20for20an20audience.pdf
Mortimer Adler
How to Mark a Book
http://ebookbrowse.com/how-to-mark-a-book-by-mortimer-adler-pdf-d219950538

Natalie Goldberg
(from) Writing Down the Bones
http://writ140.wordpress.com/2007/10/08/week-7-natalie-goldberg/

Zora Neale Hurston
The Gilded Six-Bits
http://www.bhscpa.org/0708HW/bells/bellamlit/thegildedsixbits.pdf
Thomas Jefferson
The Declaration of Independence
http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/
Jamaica Kincaid
Girl
http://www.my-island-jamaica.com/girl_by_jamaica_kincaid.html
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Ways of Meeting Oppression
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_4-6-2004_pg3_7
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I Have a Dream
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/martin-luther-kings-speech-dream-full-text/story?id=14358231

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