"Stepping on My Brother's Head" and Other Secrets Your English Professor Never Told You: A College Reader

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  • Copyright: 2010-03-01
  • Publisher: HEINEMANN (T)
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The twelve never-before-seen essays in this book are by some of America's most distinguished teachers of writing who know how to keep you turning pages. We think you will want to read them and reread them, talk about them, think about them, and learn to do what the do: engage an audience through a unique blend of form, content, style, verve, and voice. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Sondra Perl, PhD., is Professor of English at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York where she coordinates the Ph.D. program in composition and rhetoric. She thanks Charles Schuster for his ever present sense of humor which enlivened every step in the process of creating this book. Charles Schuster. Ph.D., is Director of the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Past-President of the Council of Writing Program administrators and former Director of the NCTE Commission on Composition, he has written extensively on Mikhail Bakhtin, the teaching of writing and contemporary essayists. Working on this book with Sandra Perl has been for him a labor of love.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. viii
Stepping On My Brother's Headp. 1
Sneaking into the Moviesp. 13
"Help"p. 23
Surfacing: Secrets of the Women's Locker Roomp. 38
Leaving Homep. 47
Theories of Intelligencep. 55
E-Lovep. 63
The Time of Liesp. 77
"Just Like in Benheim"p. 93
The City in the Back of the Mindp. 101
Ella: Family Stories, Family Secretsp. 115
Revealing Secrets, Writing Poemsp. 129
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