Dreams and Inward Journeys

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: LONGMAN
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This best-selling collection of readings explores the theme of dreams, the imagination, and the heart connected to the reasoning mind. Supporting a creative approach to the teaching of writing, Dreams and Inward Journeys presents a rich mixture of reflective essays, stories, and poems. Thematically focused on dream-related topics, the readings chapters discuss such topics as memory, myths/fairy tales, obsessions, sexuality, gender roles, the other, technology, popular culture, nature, and spirituality. Readings move from the personal to the abstract, encouraging students to investigate new ways of seeing and understanding themselves and their relationship to fundamental social issues and universal human concerns. Featuring a dual thematic and rhetorical organization, each chapter also provides practical writing advice on a specific rhetorical pattern, strategies for writing, critical thinking questions, and two to three student sample papers. Beautiful, stimulating art opens each chapter to support the theme and provide prompts for prewriting.

Table of Contents

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To the Student
To The Instructor
Discovering Ourselves in Writing and Reading
A Process View of Writing and Reading
Thematic Introduction to Reading and Writing
"Of Modern Poetry" (poem)
"The Symbolic Language of Dreams" (essay)
"Teaching Two Kinds of Thinking by Teaching Writing" (essay)
"Professions for Women" (essay)
"Mother Tongue" (essay)
"Learning to Read and Write" (essay)
"Don't Look Back" (essay)
"The No-Book Report: Skim It and Weep" (essay)
Student Writing
"Drive Becarefully" (essay)
"Response to Steven Holtzman's Don't Look Back."
Visions of Nature
Observing Nature and Writing Descriptions
Thematic Introduction
"Empulmada" (poem)
"Dreaming Elands" (essay)
"Learning to See" (essay)
"Inside the Volcano" (essay)
"The Khumbu Icefall" (essay)
"Walking" (essay)
"The Judgment of the Birds" (essay)
Student Writing
"Strawberry Creek: A Search for Origins" (essay)
"Dian Fossey and Me" (essay)
Topics for Research and Writing
Narration, Memory, and Self-awareness
Thematic Introduction
"For a New Citizen of These United States" (poem)
"The Way to Rainy Mountain" (essay)
"Memory and Imagination" (essay)
"The Angel of the Candy Counter" (essay)
"Silent Dancing" (essay)
"Writing Autobiography" (essay)
"Muller Bros. Moving & Storage" (essay)
Student Writing
"Enter Dragon" (essay)
"The Best Seat in the House" (essay)
Topics for Research and Writing
Dreams, Myths, and Fairy Tales
Comparing and Contrasting: Strategies for Thinking and Writing
Thematic Introduction
"ego-tripping (there may be a reason why)" (poem)
"The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World: A Tale for Children" (fiction)
"The Forgotten Language" (essay)
"The Four Functions of Mythology" (essay)
Portfolio of Creation Myths
Genesis 2:4-23 (Old Testament of the Hebrew Bible)
"The Pelasgian Creation Myth" (Ancient Greek; retold by Robert Graves)
"The Chameleon Finds" (Yao-Bantu, African)
"Yauelmani Yokut Creation" (Native American)
"Spider Woman Creates the Humans" (Hopi, Native American)
"The Beginning of the World" (Japanese)
"Fairy Tales and the Existential Predicament" (essay)
Four Versions of Cinderella
The Brothers Grimm, "Aschenputtel" (fairy tale)
"The Algonquin Cinderella" (adapted by Idries Shah) (fairy tale)
"Tam and Cam: A Vietnamese Cinderella Story" (fairy tale)
"The Politically Correct Cinderella" (satire)
Student Writing
"Two Myths" (essay)
"Cinderella: Politically Incorrect?" (essay)
Topics for Research and Writing
Obsessions and Transformation
Definition: Word Boundaries of the Self
Thematic Introduction
"Fog-Horn" (poem)
"What Is a Healing Dream?" (essay)
"Remembering" (essay)
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