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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON
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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

Prefacep. xi
Introduction: Reading and Writing with The Norton Readerp. xvi
Personal Reportp. 1
On Going Homep. 1
A Hole in the Wallp. 3
Graduationp. 12
On Dumpster Divingp. 21
On Being a Cripplep. 30
The Knifep. 40
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Selfp. 47
Once More to the Lakep. 53
People, Placesp. 59
Under the Influencep. 59
An American Childhoodp. 70
Strangersp. 75
Sowers and Reapersp. 79
More Roomp. 85
The Way to Rainy Mountainp. 88
True Northp. 95
Enclosed. Encyclopedic. Endured: The Mall of Americap. 105
Human Naturep. 118
Looking at Womenp. 118
Between the Sexes, a Great Dividep. 128
Lovep. 131
Excuse Me While I Explode: My Mother, Myself, My Angerp. 142
Why Women Smilep. 149
What Is a Homosexual?p. 155
On the Fear of Deathp. 160
How to Know If You're Deadp. 166
Cultural Critiquep. 180
Is America Falling Apart?p. 180
Behind the Formaldehyde Curtainp. 186
Kill 'Em! Crush 'Em! Eat 'Em Raw!p. 193
Get a Knife, Get a Dog, but Get Rid of Gunsp. 198
Saudis in Bikinisp. 200
The Wheels of Freedom: Bicycles in Chinap. 202
The Case for Single-Child Familiesp. 212
Black Men and Public Spacep. 221
Who Shot Johnny?p. 224
Educationp. 228
Learning to Readp. 228
Learning to Writep. 233
How Teachers Make Children Hate Readingp. 237
College Pressuresp. 245
College Is a Waste of Time and Moneyp. 251
Why Colleges Shower Their Students with A'sp. 260
The Gender Gap at Schoolp. 262
The Dean's Daughter Gets Thin Envelopep. 264
Thinking as a Hobbyp. 266
Taking Women Students Seriouslyp. 272
Language and Communicationp. 279
"Mommy, What Does 'Nigger' Mean?"p. 279
Tongue-Tiedp. 282
Ariap. 286
Always Living in Spanishp. 292
How to Tame a Wild Tonguep. 294
How to Write a Letterp. 304
Postcardsp. 306
Notes on Punctuationp. 308
Literature, the Arts, and Mediap. 625
One Writer's Beginningsp. 625
Good Readers and Good Writersp. 631
Does a Literary Canon Matter?p. 636
In Search of a Room of One's Ownp. 643
A Century of Cinemap. 654
Understanding Comicsp. 662
Moving Alongp. 668
The Sound of Musicp. 671
How We Listenp. 678
Philosophy and Religionp. 683
Salvationp. 683
In a Double Exilep. 685
Where I Lived, and What I Lived Forp. 688
The Death of the Mothp. 697
Sight into Insightp. 699
The Allegory of the Cavep. 710
Parables of the Kingdomp. 713
Muddy Road, A Parable, Learning to Be Silentp. 717
The Mystery of Zenp. 718
Existentialismp. 726
Authorsp. 737
Permissions Acknowledgmentsp. 757
Genres Indexp. 763
Rhetorical Indexp. 767
Thematic Indexp. 771
Indexp. 773
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