The Conscious Reader

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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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
Flannery Orsquo;Connor
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
The Waking
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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