Fifty Great Essays (Penguin Academics Series)

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Longman
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Fifty Great Essays provides an outstanding collection of classic and contemporary writing as part of Longman's Penguin Academics Series of low-cost, high-quality offerings. Classic and contemporary essays. General Interest.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading and Writing Essays
History and Context
Pleasures of the Essay
Types of Essays
Reading Essays Reading Annie Dillard's Living Like Weasels
Writing Essays
Arriving at an Interpretation
An Overview of the Writing Process
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
Of Studies
Road Warrior
Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
Calculated Risks
Natural Selection
Marrying Absurd
Living Like Weasels
Joyas Voladoras
Of Our Spiritual Striving
Learning to Read and Write
About Men
Living with Music
The Value of Science
Arriving at Perfection
The Landscape of History
The Company Man
More than Just a ShrineEllis Island
On the Pleasures of Hating
The Colonel
Letter from Birmingham Jail
No Name Woman
A Bachelor's Complaint
Coming Home Again
The Gettysburg Address
The Morals of the Prince
The Way to Rainy Mountain
Of Smells
Are You Somebody?
Shooting an Elephant
The Seam of the Snail
The Medium Is the Metaphor
Under the Influence
A Woman's Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source?
Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space
A Modest Proposal
Mother Tongue
Why I Went to the Woods
University Days
Aint I a Woman?
Once More to the Lake
A Vindication of the Rights of Women
The Death of the Moth
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