|A Place Where the Sea Remembers
The following collection of thematically related readings is available
in A Place Where the Sea Remembers and Related Readings in McDougal
Littell's Literature Connections series.
"Night" by Louise Bogan
(from The Blue Estuaries: Poems, © 1968)
Summary: The speaker in this poem reflects upon the mysterious and powerful
rhythms of the sea.
"All day I hear the noise of waters" by James Joyce
(from Collected Poems of James Joyce, © 1918)
Summary: The mournful sounds of the sea follow the speaker wherever
he goes, "all day, all night."
"Talking to the Dead" by Judith Ortiz Cofer
(from Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood,
Summary: Cofer shares memories of her grandfather in Puerto Rico, who
believed that he could communicate with the spirit world.
"Paciencia" by Judith Ortiz Cofer
(from The Americas Review, © 1988)
Summary: A vivid portrait of the "oldest woman in the village," who
"predicts the weather from the flight of birds" and performs humane
"Sophistication" by Sherwood Anderson
(from Winesburg, Ohio)
Summary: A story from Winesburg, Ohio about the forces of fate and passion
that bring two characters together in a small town.
"An Astrologer's Day" by R. K. Narayan
(from Malgudi Days, © 1982)
Summary: An amusing tale about a roadside astrologer in India whose
spiritual powers are a sham, though they are put to a severe test.