Writing Places (A Longman Topics Reader)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-05-10
  • Publisher: Longman
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Part of the Longman Topics reader series,Writing Placesencourages students to examine the locations that define their past, present and future. As students begin to think critically and to write about these places, they realize that location is an enormous part of identity both personally and academically. This collection of readings offers a poignant and, oftentimes, moving variety of essays from writers of all ages, styles, and backgrounds. It is designed to be flexible to any teaching method and any composition class. The text is divided into five chapters. The first chapter is an introduction for both instructors and students to the concept of writing about place. The middle three chapters divide the essays by the period of time represented in the authorrs"s work. The last chapter provides valuable instruction from start to finish for the writing process. It focuses specifically on how to better understand the meaning of place in life and writing. "Longman Topics" are brief, attractive readers on a single, complex, but compelling topic. Featuring about 30 full-length selections, these volumes are generally half the size and half the cost of standard composition readers.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Topical Contentsp. ix
Preface for Instructorsp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Preface for Studentsp. xvii
Where Are We From?p. 1
Kimberly Wheaton, Mom and the Kitchenp. 4
Catherine Black, The Joy of Mudp. 8
Virginia Di Tata, A Bridge Between Two Culturesp. 14
Blaine Harden, A History in Concretep. 18
Tim Lindgren, On Being From Fargop. 24
David Sedaris, Our Perfect Summerp. 30
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