The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation
Harper Collins, 05.09.2000. - 656 страница
The American Reader is a stirring and memorable anthology that captures the many facets of American culture and history in prose and verse. The 200 poems, speeches, songs, essays, letters, and documents were chosen both for their readability and for their significance. These are the words that have inspired, enraged, delighted, chastened, and comforted Americans in days gone by. Gathered here are the writings that illuminate -- with wit, eloquence, and sometimes sharp words -- significant aspects of national conciousness. They reflect the part that all Americans -- black and white, native born and immigrant, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American, poor and wealthy -- have played in creating the nation's character.
When I first assembled this collection, the imagined audience of The American
Reader was a group of family or friends, sharing with each other a favorite poem
or discovering for the first time a stirring speech. In fact, I received numerous
It is most certainly convenient to communicate electronically with friends and
businesses, but there is no evidence that icons will replace written language. If
anything, knowledge of language and the need for accuracy of expression have ...
Blessed is he that expects nothing , for he shall never be disappointed . If thou
injurest Conscience , it will have its Revenge on thee . Hear no ill of a Friend , nor
speak any of an Enemy . Pay what you owe , and you'll know what's your own .
Tart Words make no Friends : a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a
Gallon of Vinegar . Make haste slowly Beware of little Expences , a small Leak
will sink a great ship . No gains without pains . Many complain of their Memory ,
few of ...
Dickinson College in Carlisle , Pennsylvania , was named for him . " The Liberty
Song " was wildly popular in the colonies . It was sung virtually everywhere - on
public occasions and often just to annoy the British and their American friends .