Reading the West: An Anthology of Dime Westerns(Bedford Cultural Editions)

Reading the West: An Anthology of Dime Westerns(Bedford Cultural Editions)This exciting collection makes 4 previously hard-to-find dime Westerns easily available to readers who wish to enrich their understanding of nineteenth-century American literature. These varied novels provide a new and important context for examining classic, widely taught authors and tell us much about nineteenth-century attitudes towards race and gender. The anthology includes: Malaeska; The Indian Wife of the White Hunter, by Ann S. Stephens (1860) Seth Jones; or The Captives of the Fro…

Building Academic Literacy: An Anthology for Reading Apprenticeship

Building Academic Literacy: An Anthology for Reading ApprenticeshipBuilding Academic Literacy: An Anthology for Reading Apprenticeship is a volume for middle and high school students addressing the topic of literacy and the important role it plays in our lives. Featuring lively and provocative essays, journalistic writings, and poetry as well as inspiring personal stories, the anthology offers a broad range of cultural and historical perspectives on the following themes: Literacy and Identity: The different ways people see themselves as readers. Literacy and …

Reading Black, Reading Feminist: A Critical Anthology (Meridian)

Reading Black, Reading Feminist: A Critical Anthology (Meridian)A unique and comprehensive collection of 26 literary essays that provides real evidence of the rich cultural history of black women in America.   Black women’s writing has finally emerged as one of the most dynamic fields of American literature. Here, leading literary critics—both male and female, black and white—look at fiction, nonfiction, poetry, slave narratives, and autobiographies in a totally new way. In essence, they reconstruct a literary history that documents black women as art…

Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Writers

Ways of Reading: An Anthology for WritersIn the late 1970s, instructors at the University of Pittsburgh recognized that students were entering the school unprepared for the rigors of academic life. The university’s response was to develop a course offering challenging material — readings requiring serious attention — along with a method of reading and rereading that helped students learn to read and think critically and respond in writing. That course proved enormously successful, and its materials and methods were published as Ways …

Readings

ReadingsIn the late 1970s, instructors at the University of Pittsburgh recognized that students were entering the school unprepared for the rigors of academic life. The university’s response was to develop a course offering challenging material — readings requiring serious attention — along with a method of reading and rereading that helped students learn to read and think critically and respond in writing. That course proved enormously successful, and its materials and methods were published as Ways …

Reading Children’s Literature: A Critical Introduction

Reading Children's Literature: A Critical IntroductionInformed by recent scholarship and interest in cultural studies and critical theory, Reading Children’s Literature: A Critical Introduction is a compact core text that introduces students to the historical contexts, genres, and issues of children’s literature. A beautifully designed and illustrated supplement to the individual literary works assigned, it provides helpful apparatus that makes it a complete resource for working with children’s literature both during and after the course. View the …

The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much” . . . dazzlingly executed and richly atmospheric.” — The Armchair DetectiveA prolific and popular writer, G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) is best known as the creator of detective-priest Father Brown (even though Chesterton’s mystery stories constitute only a small fraction of his writings). The eight adventures in this classic British mystery trace the activities of Horne Fisher, the man who knew too much, and his trusted friend Harold March. Although Horne’s keen mind and powerful deductiv…

West of the Jordan: A Novel (Bluestreak)

West of the Jordan: A Novel (Bluestreak)This is a brilliant and revelatory first novel by a woman who is both an Arab and an American, who speaks with both voices and understands both worlds. Through the narratives of four cousins at the brink of maturity, Laila Halaby immerses her readers in the lives, friendships, and loves of girls struggling with national, ethnic, and sexual identities. Mawal is the stable one, living steeped in the security of Palestinian traditions in the West Bank. Hala is torn between two worlds-in love in Jor…