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Fifty Great Essaysprovides an outstanding collection of classic and contemporary writing as part of Longman's Penguin Academics Series of low-cost, high-quality offerings. This medium-sized reader features a collection of eminently teachable and rewarding essays. Combining commonly taught, classic essays with the best of contemporary writing,Fifty Great Essaysprovides flexible options. The selections are diverse in both subject matter and authorship. They have been chosen as models of good writing, as well as for their usefulness as springboards for writing. An introductory section informs the reader about the characteristics of the essay form and offers instruction both on reading essays critically and on the process of writing effective essays.
Robert DiYanni's Fifty Great Essays is a compelling collection of teachable and rewarding essays for today's college composition courses, including works by authors ranging from William Hazlitt to Langston Hughes, and from George Orwell to David Sedaris. Combining frequently taught classic essays with the best of contemporary writing, Fifty Great Essays provides flexible options for every classroom, with selections that offer both models of good professional writing and appropriate springboards for student writing.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Reading and Writing||p. 1|
|How to Tame a Wild Tongue||p. 30|
|Facts on the Ground||p. 42|
|Of Studies||p. 52|
|Road Warrior||p. 55|
|Letter to His Son||p. 62|
|Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood||p. 64|
|Calculated Risks||p. 70|
|Natural Selection||p. 80|
|On Self-Respect||p. 92|
|Living Like Weasels||p. 97|
|teaming to Read and Write||p. 102|
|Joyas Voladoras||p. 108|
|About Men||p. 112|
|Living with Music||p. 116|
|The Value of Science||p. 126|
|Arriving at Perfection||p. 133|
|The Company Man||p. 137|
|More Than Just a Shrine-Ellis Island||p. 140|
|On the Pleasure of Hating||p. 146|
|The Colonel||p. 263|
|How It Feels to Be Colored Me||p. 172|
|Nowhere Man||p. 177|
|On Seeing England for the First Time||p. 181|
|Letter from Birmingham Jail||p. 192|
|Why We Crave Horror Movies||p. 209|
|On Discovery||p. 222|
|The Gettysburg Address||p. 215|
|The Morals of the Prince||p. 217|
|Cat People us. Dog People||p. 226|
|The Way to Rainy Mountain||p. 233|
|Of Smells||p. 240|
|Are You Somebody?||p. 243|
|Shooting an Elephant||p. 246|
|Under the Influence||p. 254|
|The World Is All That Is the Case||p. 274|
|A Woman's Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source?||p. 284|
|Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions||p. 288|
|Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space||p. 292|
|A Modest Proposal||p. 296|
|Mother Tongue||p. 305|
|Why I Went to the Woods||p. 312|
|And Ain't I a Woman?||p. 319|
|Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self||p. 321|
|Once More to the Lake||p. 329|
|A Vindication of the Rights of Woman||p. 336|
|The Death of the Moth||p. 340|
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