One Hundred Great Essays (Penguin Academics Series)

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  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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One Hundred Great Essays provides that number of the most exemplary and rewarding selections available in the English language. The anthology combines classic essays of great instructional value together with the most frequently anthologized essays of recent note by today's most highly regarded writers. The selections exhibit a broad range of diversity in subject matter and authorship. All essays have been selected for their utility as both models for writing and for their usefulness as springboards for independent writing. An introductory section informs readers about the qualities of the essay form and offers instruction on how to read essays critically and use the writing process to develop their own essays. For those interested in learning about reading, writing and critical thinking by studying examples of great writing.

Table of Contents

Indicates new selections
Introduction: Reading and Writing Essays
History and Context
Pleasures of the Essay
Types of Essays
Reading Essays
Reading Annie Dillard's "Living Like Weasels"
Writing Essays
Arriving at an Interpretation
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
Of Studies
Growing Up
Notes of a Native Son
Road Warrior
Attending a World
Into the Electric Millennium
I Want a Wife
Influenza 1918
The Wound in the Face
Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
Calculated Risks
How We Listen
The Trouble with Wilderness
Natural Selection
The Geography of the Imagination
Marrying Absurd
On Self-Respect
Living Like Weasels
Jest and Earnest
No Man Is an Island
Learning to Read and Write
Of Our Spiritual Striving
About Men
Speech to the Troops at Tilbury
Living with Music
Never Do That to a Book
Arriving at Perfection
The Interpretation of Dreams
In the Kitchen
Crimson Tid
The Tipping Point
The Company Man
More than Just a Shrine-Ellis Island
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