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With readings in a wide variety of genres, subjects, and styles, it offers the largest and most thoughtfully chosen collection of essays for composition students today. The Twelfth Edition has been carefully revised, with 25 percent of its readings new and an extensive new introduction to reading and writing with guidelines to all the elements cited in the WPA Outcomes Statement. Available in two editions: a full edition, with 206 readings; and a shorter edition, with 123.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Reading and Writing with The Norton Reader||p. xvi|
|Personal Report||p. 1|
|On Going Home||p. 1|
|A Hole in the Wall||p. 3|
|On Dumpster Diving||p. 21|
|On Being a Cripple||p. 30|
|The Knife||p. 40|
|Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self||p. 47|
|Once More to the Lake||p. 53|
|People, Places||p. 59|
|Under the Influence||p. 59|
|An American Childhood||p. 70|
|Sowers and Reapers||p. 79|
|More Room||p. 85|
|The Way to Rainy Mountain||p. 88|
|True North||p. 95|
|Enclosed. Encyclopedic. Endured: The Mall of America||p. 105|
|Human Nature||p. 118|
|Looking at Women||p. 118|
|Between the Sexes, a Great Divide||p. 128|
|Excuse Me While I Explode: My Mother, Myself, My Anger||p. 142|
|Why Women Smile||p. 149|
|What Is a Homosexual?||p. 155|
|On the Fear of Death||p. 160|
|How to Know If You're Dead||p. 166|
|Cultural Critique||p. 180|
|Is America Falling Apart?||p. 180|
|Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain||p. 186|
|Kill 'Em! Crush 'Em! Eat 'Em Raw!||p. 193|
|Get a Knife, Get a Dog, but Get Rid of Guns||p. 198|
|Saudis in Bikinis||p. 200|
|The Wheels of Freedom: Bicycles in China||p. 202|
|The Case for Single-Child Families||p. 212|
|Black Men and Public Space||p. 221|
|Who Shot Johnny?||p. 224|
|Learning to Read||p. 228|
|Learning to Write||p. 233|
|How Teachers Make Children Hate Reading||p. 237|
|College Pressures||p. 245|
|College Is a Waste of Time and Money||p. 251|
|Why Colleges Shower Their Students with A's||p. 260|
|The Gender Gap at School||p. 262|
|The Dean's Daughter Gets Thin Envelope||p. 264|
|Thinking as a Hobby||p. 266|
|Taking Women Students Seriously||p. 272|
|Language and Communication||p. 279|
|"Mommy, What Does 'Nigger' Mean?"||p. 279|
|Always Living in Spanish||p. 292|
|How to Tame a Wild Tongue||p. 294|
|How to Write a Letter||p. 304|
|Notes on Punctuation||p. 308|
|Literature, the Arts, and Media||p. 625|
|One Writer's Beginnings||p. 625|
|Good Readers and Good Writers||p. 631|
|Does a Literary Canon Matter?||p. 636|
|In Search of a Room of One's Own||p. 643|
|A Century of Cinema||p. 654|
|Understanding Comics||p. 662|
|Moving Along||p. 668|
|The Sound of Music||p. 671|
|How We Listen||p. 678|
|Philosophy and Religion||p. 683|
|In a Double Exile||p. 685|
|Where I Lived, and What I Lived For||p. 688|
|The Death of the Moth||p. 697|
|Sight into Insight||p. 699|
|The Allegory of the Cave||p. 710|
|Parables of the Kingdom||p. 713|
|Muddy Road, A Parable, Learning to Be Silent||p. 717|
|The Mystery of Zen||p. 718|
|Permissions Acknowledgments||p. 757|
|Genres Index||p. 763|
|Rhetorical Index||p. 767|
|Thematic Index||p. 771|
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