Volume 6B: The Late Twentieth Century and Beyond

Publication Date: May 1, 2008
7.75 x 9.25 • paper • 596pp
ISBN: 978-1-55111-924-3

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
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Note: The online component of the anthology offers a substantial number of additional readings, edited to the same standards as the bound book. Online readings appear in the indented sections below; to download these readings, please follow the hyperlinks to the BABL online resources site and log in using your passcode.

Preface

Acknowledgements

INTRODUCTION TO THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND: 1945 TO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
The End of the War and the Coming of the Welfare State
The End of Empire
From the 1960s to Century’s End
Ireland, Scotland, Wales
The New Millennium
The History of the English Language

LEONORA CARRINGTON
The Debutante

DORIS LESSING
To Room Nineteen
from The Golden Notebook
from “Introduction” to the 1971 edition

DYLAN THOMAS
The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
Fern Hill
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London

In Context: Dylan Thomas in America  (reading available on online resources site)
from John Malcolm Brinnin, Dylan Thomas in America: An Intimate Journal

JUDITH WRIGHT
Woman to Man
The Bull
Woman to Child
At Cooloola
Sports Field
Two Dreamtimes
from A Human Pattern: Selected Poems, “Foreword”

P.K. PAGE
The Stenographers
The Landlady
Ecce Homo
Stories of Snow
Young Girls
After Rain
Nursing Home
from “Address At Simon Fraser”
Planet Earth
Calgary

PENELOPE FITZGERALD
The Axe

GRAHAM GREENE
The Basement Room
In Context: Reflections on Writing and Filmmaking
“Preface” to The Fallen Idol
from “Interview with Marie-Francoise Allain”

LESLIE NORRIS  (readings available on online resources site)
At the Grave of Dylan Thomas
The Ballad of Billy Rose
Water
The Green Bridge
The Hawk Maps His Country
Borders
Bridal Veil Falls, Early Winter

PHILIP LARKIN
Days
Church Going
Talking in Bed
Dockery and Son
Annus Mirabilis
High Windows
This Be The Verse
Vers de Societe
The Old Fools
Aubade

CONTEXTS: POWER, POLITICS, AND THE BOOK  (readings available on online resources site)
The Case of Mrs Warren’s Profession

from An Act for Regulating Theatres, 1843
Bernard Shaw et al., “The Censorship of Plays”
“Not Bloody Likely”: The Case of Pygmalion
from Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion, Act 3
The Case of Ulysses

from Hon. John M. Woolsey, United States District Court, Decision in United States of America v. One Book Called “Ulysses”
from James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 18: Penelope
Publishing “Unnatural Politics”: Bernard Shaw’s Common Sense about the War

from Bernard Shaw, Common Sense about the War
The Case of J.B. Priestley’s Wartime Broadcasts: “He Gave Us… An Ideology”

from “Less Bread and More Taxes”
from “A Few Words to the Pot-and-Kettle Theorists”
from “First Anniversary of the War”
from “Going North”
The Case of Lady Chatterley’s Lover

from The Obscene Publications Act
from D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Chapter 3
from Mervyn Griffith-Jones, Address to the Jury, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited
from Gerald Gardiner, Address to the Jury, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited
from Dame Rebecca West, Testimony on Behalf of the Defense, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited
from Sir Allen Lane, Testimony on Behalf of the Defense, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited
The Case of The Satanic Verses

ALAN SILLITOE
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner
In Context: “Angry Young Men”
from John Osborne, A Better Class of Person: An Autobiography
Passing Looks at Christmas

THOM GUNN
The Wound
Tamer and Hawk
To His Cynical Mistress
The Hug
The Missing

HAROLD PINTER
The Homecoming

TED HUGHES
The Thought-Fox
Pike
Wodwo
Theology
A Childish Prank
The Seven Sorrows
Heptonstall Old Church
You Hated Spain
Daffodils

A.S. BYATT
The July Ghost

CONTEXTS: PUBLIC VOICES: THE END OF EMPIRE AND A NEW BRITAIN
The “Quit India” Movement
from Mohandas K. Gandhi, “Speech to the All India Congress Committee”
from Sir Stafford Cripps, “Statement on India”

from Martin Luther King, “The Birth of a New Nation”  (reading available on online resources site)

from Harold Macmillan, “Speech Made to the South Africa Parliament”
from Manmohan Singh, “Acceptance Speech on the Occasion of the Awarding of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa”
from Winston Churchill, “Campaign Speech”
from Clement Attlee, “Speech on the King’s Address”

from Enoch Powell, “Speech on Race and Immigration”  (reading available on online resources site)

from Margaret Thatcher, “Speech to the Conservative Party Conference”
from Tony Blair, “Speech to the Labour Party Conference”

from Tony Blair, “Speech on the War in Iraq and Global Terrorism”  (reading available on online resources site)

CHINUA ACHEBE
The Sacrificial Egg
from “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

DEREK WALCOTT
A Far Cry from Africa
Ruins of a Great House
A Letter from Brooklyn
from Midsummer
52

SEAMUS HEANEY
Digging
Thatcher
The Wife’s Tale
The Grauballe Man* (Incorrect text of lines 21-40 of this poem were printed in the first printing of the bound-book anthology. The publishers sincerely apologize for this error. The correct text has been included in reprint editions, and we have also provided the correct text of the full poem on the student website, here.)
Punishment
Casualty
Seeing Things
Englands of the Mind

ALICE MUNRO

Silence  (reading available on online resources site)

The View from Castle Rock

NGUGI WA THIONG’O
from Decolonising the Mind
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5

LES MURRAY
An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow
Bent Water in the Tasmanian Highland
The Quality of Sprawl
Pigs
The Mare out on the Road

MARGARET ATWOOD
Further Arrivals
Death of a Young Son by Drowning
The Immigrants
Later in Belleville: Career
Daguerreotype Taken in Old Age
Thoughts from Underground
A Bus along St. Clair: December
We are hard
[you fit into me]
The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake in Context”

In Context: Susanna Moodie  (readings available on online resources site)
from Susanna Moodie, Roughing it in the Bush
from Susanna Moodie,
Life in the Clearings versus the Bush

MICHAEL ONDAATJE
Letters & Other Worlds
Travels in Ceylon (from Running in the Family)

TOM STOPPARD
Professional Foul

CARYL CHURCHILL
Top Girls

ANGELA CARTER
The Bloody Chamber

JOHN CLEESE AND GRAHAM CHAPMAN
from Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Dead Parrot Sketch
Pet Conversation
Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook
Spam

SALMAN RUSHDIE
Is Nothing Sacred?

IAN McEWAN
Last Day of Summer

PAUL MULDOON
Good Friday, 1971. Driving Westward
Our Lady Of Ardboe
The Sightseers
Cherish The Ladies
Milkweed And Monarch
The Plot
Anonymous: Myself And Pangur

KAZUO ISHIGURO
A Village After Dark

HANIF KUREISHI
My Son the Fanatic

DAVID DABYDEEN
Slave Song
Coolie Odyssey
from Turner: New and Selected Poems
“Preface”
Turner

CAROL ANN DUFFY
Stealing
Adultery
The Good Teachers
Drunk
Mean Time
Mrs. Lazarus
Wish
Rapture

DIRECTIONS IN LATE TWENTIETH- AND EARLY TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY POETRY
Geoffrey Hill
from Mercian Hymns
A Short History of British India (2)
from The Triumph of Love
Tony Harrison
Them & [uz]
t’Ark
from V
from Sonnets for August 1945
The Morning After
Tom Raworth
Out of A Sudden
Looking for Language
David Harsent
Art
Craig Raine
A Martian Sends a Postcard Home
Eavan Boland
Night Feed
Anna Liffey
Listen. This is the Noise of Myth
Against Love Poetry
Veronica Forrest-Thomson
Identi-Kit
Phrase-Book
James Fenton
A German Requiem
Grace Nichols
Skanking Englishman Between Trains
Epilogue
Love
White
Medbh McGuckian
Slips
The Sofa
The Dream-Language of Fergus
Maggie O’Sullivan
from “Starlings”
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Inglan Is a Bitch
Monica Alvi
And If
How the World Split in Two
Jean Binta Breeze
earth cries
Gwyneth Lewis
Mother Tongue
Jackie Kay
In My Country
High Land
Simon Armitage
The English
It Could Be You
Alice Oswald
Wedding
Woods etc.
Caitriona O’Reilly
Hide
A Brief History of Light

BERNARDINE EVARISTO
from Lara
One (1949, Taiwo)

JEANETTE WINTERSON
Lives of Saints

ZADIE SMITH
Hanwell in Hell

APPENDICES

Reading Poetry

Maps

Monarchs and Prime Ministers of Great Britain

Glossary of Terms

Permissions Acknowledgments

Index of First Lines

Index of Authors and Titles