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Distinguished by the quality of writing and the variety of selections, this thematic reader identifies and collects some of the most important insights, discoveries, and reflections of the past millennia as produced by its most noteworthy writers and through a variety of genres. In addition, it introduces students to major traditions in essay writing and other genres and provides guidance in developing critical reading and writing skills.
Table of Contents
|Rhetorical Contents||p. xi|
|Introduction: Reading in the VariousGenres||p. 1|
|Reading Essays||p. 1|
|Reading Fiction||p. 20|
|Reading Poetry||p. 22|
|Reading Drama||p. 23|
|Literary Works in Context||p. 25|
|Reading and Analyzing Visual Texts||p. 26|
|Elements of Design||p. 27|
|Reading Images as Cultural Signs||p. 30|
|Reflections on Experience||p. 33|
|NonfictionGeorge Orwell Shooting an Elephant||p. 34|
|Number One!||p. 50|
|Boyhood with Gurdjieff||p. 54|
|West with the Night||p. 58|
|Just Say No to Rugs||p. 68|
|Initiated into an IbanTribe of Headhunters||p. 70|
|Rumenotomy on a Cow||p. 75|
|The Pilgrimage||p. 77|
|The Fat Girl||p. 85|
|Browning How Do I Love Thee?||p. 97|
|The Solitary||p. 98|
|Nikki Giovanni Nikki-Rosa||p. 99|
|Connections for Chapter 1:Reflections on Experience||p. 100|
|Memorable People and Places||p. 102|
|Liked for Myself||p. 103|
|My Brother, Gary Gilmore||p. 114|
|Moonlit Nights of Laughter||p. 125|
|A Hole in the World||p. 130|
|Turning Point||p. 134|
|A Fitting Desire||p. 141|
|Thinking Like a Mountain||p. 143|
|Carver Neighbors||p. 146|
|Cheever Reunion||p. 151|
|Those Winter Sundays||p. 154|
|A Grave||p. 155|
|At the Ball Game||p. 157|
|Connections for Chapter 2:Memorable People and Places||p. 160|
|The Value of Education||p. 162|
|NonfictionFrederick Douglass Learning to Read and Write||p. 163|
|The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society||p. 168|
|The Dead Grandmother/Exam Syndrome||p. 175|
|On Becoming a Chicano||p. 181|
|Learning What Was Never Taught||p. 188|
|Nat Hentoff "Speech Codes" on the Campus||p. 197|
|Civilize Them with a Stick||p. 204|
|Judy Blume Is Harry Potter Evil?||p. 211|
|The First Day||p. 219|
|Did I Miss Anything?||p. 225|
|Connections for Chapter 3:The Value of Education||p. 227|
|Perspectives on Language||p. 228|
|The Day Language Came into My Life||p. 229|
|Temple Grandin Thinking in Pictures||p. 231|
|Deborah Tannen Sex, Lies, and Conversation||p. 236|
|George Lakoff Anger||p. 241|
|The Language of Clothes||p. 250|
|Mother Tongue||p. 256|
|Propaganda under a Dictatorship||p. 261|
|The Rhetoric of Advertising||p. 267|
|Who's Irish?||p. 276|
|Connections for Chapter 4:Perspectives on Language||p. 288|
|Everyday Matters||p. 289|
|The Culture of Consumerism||p. 290|
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