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Fifty Great Essays,9780321093738

Fifty Great Essays

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9780321093738

ISBN10:
0321093739
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2002
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

KEY FEATURE: "Fifty Great Essays" offers an outstanding collection of classic and contemporary writing as part of Longman's distinguished Penguin Academic Series, sharing the low-cost, high-quality goals of the widely-admired Penguin Classics series. A wide range of essays at an affordable price, "Fifty Great Essays" offers readers an excellent introduction into the world of great essay-writing. Selections range from classic essays such as E.B. White's, " Beauty" and Frederick Douglass', " Learning to Read and Write" to contemporary essays such as Mary Wollstonecraft's, " A Vindication of the Rights of Women" and Nancy Mairs, " On Being a Cripple." General readers.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction: Reading and Writing Essay's 1(1)
History and Context
1(4)
Pleasures of the Essay
5(2)
Types of Essays
7(2)
Reading Essays
9(6)
Reading Annie Dillard's ``Living Like Weasels''
10(5)
Writing Essays
15(15)
The Qualities of Good Writing
15(1)
An Overview of the Writing Process
16(1)
Planning
16(1)
Drafting
17(1)
Revising
18(1)
Writing from Reading-An Example
19(11)
Arriving at an Interpretation
30(5)
Susan Sontag's ``A Woman's Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source?''
31(4)
Graduation
35(13)
Maya Angelou
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
48(12)
Gloria Anzaldua
Of Studies
60(3)
Francis Bacon
Notes of a Native Son
63(21)
James Baldwin
Road Warrior
84(4)
Dave Barry
Femininity
88(6)
Susan Brownmiller
The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria
94(8)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Burl's
102(11)
Bernard Cooper
Marrying Absurd
113(5)
Joan Didion
Living Like Weasels
118(6)
Annie Dillard
Learning to Read and Write
124(7)
Frederick Douglass
About Men
131(5)
Gretel Ehrlich
The Flow of the River
136(8)
Loren Eiseley
Living with Music
144(10)
Ralph Ellison
Nature
154(4)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What I Believe
158(10)
E.M. Forster
The Company Man
168(3)
Ellen Goodman
More than Just a Shrine-Ellis Island
171(6)
Mary Gordon
Women's Brains
177(8)
Stephen Jay Gould
The Courage of Turtles
185(8)
Edward Hoagland
Salvation
193(4)
Langston Hughes
The Declaration of Independence
197(9)
Thomas Jefferson
On Seeing England for the First Time
206(12)
Jamaica Kincaid
Letter from Birmingham Jail
218(18)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Discovery
236(3)
Maxine Hong Kingston
The Gettysburg Address
239(2)
Abraham Lincoln
The Morals of the Prince
241(10)
Niccolo Machiavelli
On Being a Cripple
251(14)
Nancy Mairs
The Way to Rainy Mountain
265(7)
N. Scott Momaday
Of Smells
272(4)
Michel de Montaigne
Shooting an Elephant
276(9)
George Orwell
The Seam of the Snail
285(4)
Cynthia Ozick
Heading into Darkness Once Again
289(4)
Richard Rodriquez
Under the Influence
293(14)
Scott Russell Sanders
The Masked Marvel's Last Toehold
307(6)
Richard Selzer
Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
313(4)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space
317(5)
Brent Staples
Mother Tongue
322(7)
Amy Tan
Different Words, Different Worlds
329(17)
Deborah Tannen
Why I Went to the Woods
346(7)
Henry David Thoreau
University Days
353(7)
James Thurber
Aren't I a Woman
360(3)
Sojourner Truth
Reading the River
363(4)
Mark Twain
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self
367(9)
Alice Walker
Once More to the Lake
376(8)
E.B. White
Only One Life
384(6)
Tom Wolfe
A Vindication of the Rights of Women
390(4)
Mary Wollstonecraft
The Death of the Moth
394(4)
Virginia Woolf
Writing and Reading
398(15)
Richard Wright
Credits 413(4)
Index 417


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