The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation
Harper Collins, 2000年9月5日 - 656 頁
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.
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It seems to me—and I may be wrong—that cultural authenticity is harder to find
than in the past. We tend now to turn to social scientists rather than poets and
songwriters to express and understand our concerns, and they tend not to write in
Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak
accordingly. 8. JUSTICE. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits
that are your duty. 9. MODERATION. Avoid extreams; forbear resenting injuries
so much ...