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One Hundred Great Essays (Penguin Academics Series)

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780321276667

ISBN10:
0321276663
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/12/2004
Publisher(s):
Pearson Higher Education

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Summary

One Hundred Great Essays is published as part of the Penguin Academic Series, a series of low-cost, high quality offerings intended for use in introductory college courses. Variety. This volume of never before collected contemporary and long-time classic essays provides a wealth of possibilities for instructors and students.

Author Biography

Robert DiYanni is Director of International Services in the Advanced Placement Program at The College Board. Dr. DiYanni, who holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York, has taught English and Humanities at a variety of institutions, including NYU, CUNY, and Harvard. He has written and edited more than two dozen books, mostly for college students of writing, literature, and humanities.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
INTRODUCTION: READING AND WRITING ESSAYS 1(32)
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(2)
Freewriting
21(2)
Double-Column Notebook
23(2)
Writing a Summary
25(2)
Going Further
27(1)
Observing Details
27(1)
Connecting Details
28(1)
Making Inferences
29(1)
Arriving at art Interpretation
30(3)
MAYA ANGELOU
Graduation
33(13)
GLORIA ANZALDÚA
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
46(14)
FRANCIS BACON
Of Studies
60(3)
RUSSELL BAKER
Growing Up
63(7)
JAMES BALDWIN
Notes of a Native Son
70(21)
DAVE BARRY
Road Warrior
91(4)
MARY CATHERINE BATESON
Attending a World
95(15)
SVEN BIRKERTS
Into the Electronic Millennium
110(12)
JUDY BRADY
I Want a Wife
122(3)
SUSAN BROWN MILLER
Femininity
125(6)
JANE BROX
Influenza 1918
131(9)
ANGELA CARTER
The Wound in the Face
140(6)
JUDITH ORTIZ COFER
Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
146(7)
K.C. COLE
Calculated Risks
153(10)
BERNARD COOPER
Burl's
163(11)
AARON COPLAND
How Fie Listen
174(7)
WILLIAM CR0N0N
The Trouble with Wilderness
181(26)
CHARLES DARWIN
Natural Selection
207(13)
GUY DAVENPORT
The Geography of the Imagination
220(15)
JOAN DIDION
Marrying Absurd
235(5)
JOAN DIDION
On Self Respect
240(5)
ANNIE DILLARD
Living Like Weasels
245(6)
ANNIE DILLARD
Jest and Earnest
251(5)
JOHN DONNE
No Man Is an Island
256(3)
FREDERICK DOUGLASS
Learning to Read and Write
259(7)
W.E.B. DUBOIS
Of Our Spiritual Striving
266(9)
GRETEL EHRLICH
About Men
275(4)
QUEEN ELIZABETH I
Speech to the Troops at Tilbury
279(2)
RALPH ELLISON
Living with Music
281(10)
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Nature
291(4)
ANNE FADIMAN
Never Do That to a Book
295(6)
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Arriving at Perfection
301(5)
SIGMUND FREUD
The Interpretation of Dreams
306(9)
HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.
In the Kitchen
315(8)
ATUL GAWANDE
Crimson Tide
323(14)
MALCOLM GLADWELL
The Tipping Point
337(11)
ELLEN GOODMAN
The Company Man
348(3)
MARY GORDON
More than Just a Shrine-Ellis Island
351(6)
STEPHEN JAY GOULD
Women's Brains
357(8)
WILLIAM HAZLITT
On the Pleasure of Hating
365(11)
EDWARD HOAGLAND
The Courage of Turtles
376(8)
BARBARA HOLLAND
Naps
384(5)
LANGSTON HUGHES
Salvation
389(4)
ZORA NEALE HURSTON
How It Feels to Be Colored Me
393(5)
PICO IYER
Nowhere Man
398(4)
THOMAS JEFFERSON
The Declaration of Independence
402(9)
JAMAICA KINCAID
On Seeing England for the First Time
411(12)
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Letter from Birmingham Jail
423(17)
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
I Have a Dream
440(5)
BARBARA KINGSOLVER
Stone Soup
445(9)
MAXINE HONG KINGSTON
On Discovery
454(3)
ROBIN TOLMACH LAKOFF
You Are What You Say
457(8)
CHARLES LAMB
A Bachelor's Complaint
465(8)
D.H. LAWRENCE
On Ben Franklin's Virtues
473(4)
CHANG-RAE LEE
Coming Home Again
477(11)
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
The Gettysburg Address
488(2)
BARRY LOPEZ
The Stone Horse
490(11)
NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI
The Morals of the Prince
501(9)
NANCY MAIRS
On Being a Cripple
510(14)
KARL MARX AND FRIEDRICH ENGELS
The Communist Manifesto
524(9)
JOHN MCPHEE
from "The Encircled River"
533(10)
H.L. MENCKEN
Portrait of an Ideal World
543(5)
HOWARD MINER
Body Ritual Among the Nacirerna
548(7)
N. SCOTT MOMADAY
The Way to Rainy Mountain
555(7)
MICHEL DE MONPAIGNE
Of Smells
562(4)
GEORGE ORWELL
Politics and the English Language
566(14)
GEORGE ORWELL
Shooting an Elephant
580(8)
CYNTHIA OZICK
The Seam of the Snail
588(4)
ALEXANDER PETRUNKEVITCH
The Spider and the Wasp
592(6)
PLATO
The Allegory of the Cave
598(5)
KATHERINE ANNE PORTER
The Necessary Enemy
603(6)
ANNA QUINDLEN
Between the Sexes, A Great Divide
609(4)
RICHARD RODRIGUEZ
Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood
613(21)
SCOTT RUSSELL SANDERS
Under the Influence
634(14)
LUC SAINTE
What Secrets Tell
648(8)
CHIEF SEATTLE
Speech on the Signing of the Treaty of Port Elliott
656(4)
RICHARD SELZER
The Masked Marvels Last Toehold
660(6)
LEONARD SHLAIN
Nonverbal/Verbal
666(7)
LESLIE MARMON SILKO
Landscape, History; and the Pueblo Imagination
673(9)
SUSAN SONTAG
A Woman's Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source?
682(4)
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON
Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
686(4)
BRENT STAPLES
Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space
690(5)
SHELBY STEELE
On Being Black and Middle Class
695(10)
JONATHAN SWIFT
A Modest Proposal
705(12)
MARGARET TALBOT
Les Tiès Riches Heures de Martha Stewart
717(12)
AMY TAN
Mother Tongue
729(7)
LEWIS THOMAS
The Corner of the Ere
736(5)
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Why I Went to the Woods
741(7)
JAMES THURBER
University Days
748(7)
SOJOURNER TRUTH
Aren't I a Woman?
755(3)
MARK TWAIN
Reading the River
758(4)
ALICE WALKER
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self
762(9)
EUDORA WELTY
from "Listening"
771(8)
E.B. WHITE
Once More to the Lake
779(7)
E.B. WHITE
The Ring of Time
786(9)
TOM WOLFE
Only One Life
795(6)
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT
A Vindication of the Rights of Women
801(4)
VIRGINIA WOOLF
The Death of the Moth
805(4)
VIRGINIA WOOLF
Professions for Women
809(6)
RICHARD WRIGHT
Writing and Reading
815(14)
Credits 829(8)
Index 837


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