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This classic thematic anthology has long been hailed for its exceptionally rich collection of essays, personal writing, fiction and poetry, and for its ground-breaking inclusion of classic and contemporary images. Renowned for the quality and range of its selections,The Conscious Readerpresents over 150 readings representing a range of genres, a wide array of culturally diverse authors and fascinating topics, and a broad range of academic disciplines, including art, cultural studies, education, psychology, philosophy, politics, science, technology, and environmental studies. The works range from the classical-Plato'sCrito-to the contemporary- Jhumpa Lahiri and David Gelerntner-and from political figures like Colin Powell and Wesley Clark to generational icons like Melissa Etheridge, John Lennon, and Tupac Shakur. Brief, flexible apparatus includes an introduction to each theme and helpful headnotes, discussion questions, and writing assignments for each selection. Perhaps the most distinguishing feature ofThe Conscious Readeris its inclusion of a cutting-edge selection of images designed to provoke discussion and analysis.
Table of Contents
|Art and Composition|
|On Being a Conscious Reader and an Intelligent Writer|
|(new section) Introduction|
|Notebook Stephen King, fromOn Writing Malcolm X, A Homemade Education|
|The Teaching of Literature|
|Personal Writing Virginia Woolf|
|The Angel in the House|
|Rainier Maria Rilke|
|Letters to a Young Poet|
|Patricia Kubis and Robert M. Howland|
|How to Develop a Good Style|
|Joseph Williams and Greg Colomb, Argument|
|Critical Thinking, and Rationality|
|Italo Calvino, if on a winterrsquo;s night a travelerhellip;|
|Harold Brodkey, Reading|
|The Most Dangerous Game Margaret Atwood|
|Fiction: Happy Endings|
|Richard Russo, The Whorersquo;s Child|
|Gregory Bilgere, Once Again I Fail to Read an Important Novel|
|Charles Bukowski, How to Be a Good Writer Cate Marvin|
|Ocean Is a Word in This Poem Walt Whitman, Poets to Come|
|The Search for Self and Personal Values Introduction|
|Notebook Henry David Thoreau|
|Why I Went into the Woods|
|Eric Brende, Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology|
|Personal Writing Annie Dillard, An American Childhood|
|Colin Powell, The Good Soldier|
|Arnie Kantrowitz, Under the Rainbow|
|Jhumpa Lahiri, My Hyphenated Identity Nancy Mairs|
|On Being a Cripple|
|Alfred Lubrano, Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams|
|Koren Zailckas, Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood|
|Chris Hedges, Losing Moses on the Freeway: The Ten Commandments in America|
|Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching|
|Fiction Sandra Cisneros, Hips|
|John Lennon, Working Class Hero T. S. Eliot|
|The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Dylan Thomas|
|The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower Denise Levertov|
|In Mind Anne Sexton, Her Kind Theodore Roethke|
|Personal Relationships Introduction|
|Notebook Aryeh Lev Stollman|
|Die Grosse Liebe Ursula Melendi|
|All of Heaven for Love (student writing)|
|Personal Writing Judith Ortiz Cofer|
|Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood|
|Thomas Bierowski, The Red Power Ranger and the Fruit Bat|
|Brian Braiker, Just Donrsquo;t Call Me Mr Mom Essays.|
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