50 Essays: A Portable Anthology / Edition 4

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Overview

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology is the best-selling value-priced reader in the country because its virtues don't stop at the price. Its carefully chosen selections include enough classic essays to reassure instructors, and enough high-interest and high-quality contemporary readings to keep things lively and relevant for students. The editorial apparatus is more extensive than in competing value readers, but still is flexible and unobtrusive enough to support a variety of approaches to teaching composition. In its third edition, 50 Essays continues to offer selections that instructors enjoy teaching, at a price students won't resist, but with more editorial emphasis than before on the critical thinking and academic writing skills of today's composition courses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781457638992
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 9/6/2013
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 7,098
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Samuel Cohen (PhD, City University of New York) is Associate Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri. He is the author of After the End of History: American Fiction in the 1990s, co-editor (with Lee Konstantinou) of The Legacy of David Foster Wallace, Series Editor of The New American Canon: The Iowa Series in Contemporary Literature and Culture, and has published in such journals as Novel, Clio, Twentieth-Century Literature, The Journal of Basic Writing, and Dialogue: A Journal for Writing Specialists. For Bedford/St. Martin's, he is author of 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology and coauthor of Literature: The Human Experience.

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Table of Contents

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology directly addresses students' and instructors' concerns that composition readers are too expensive and too large. With a net price of $17.50, less than half the size and price of comparable readers, 50 Essays meets the needs of a wide variety of classrooms. The carefully chosen table of contents presents enough familiarity to reassure instructors, enough novelty to keep things interesting, and enough variety to accommodate many different teaching needs. The editorial apparatus has been designed to support that variety of needs without being intrusive. In its second edition, 50 Essays continues to offer selections that instructors love to teach, with even more flexibility and more support for academic writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2009

    Too much of "the same"

    During my years as a student I have come across many compelling essays, only a few were in this book. The majority of the readings were about the author's race or social status, and only a few were interesting enough to actually have a class discussion about. My class used this book to learn about writing about personal experiences but, being mostly about race problems from 50 years ago, my classmates and I had a difficult time relating.

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  • Posted February 6, 2012

    ^_^

    what happens in the book?????????????

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    A Comprehensive Collection

    I bought this book for a college class, and was pleasantly surprised to find its content not only valuable to students, but also appealing to the average reader. The essays span a wide variety of time periods, authors (both famous and obscure!), and outlooks; however, the prevailing theme seems to be one of social issues, both current and historical. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to gain a better grasp of exactly what essays are all about. As an aside, the indexing is extensive and amazingly thorough.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Better on concept than execution

    The level of the essays seems to be geared toward high school and college students. There is a preponderance of essays on civil rights.

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    Posted June 6, 2011

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