75 Readings: An Anthology / Edition 12

75 Readings: An Anthology / Edition 12

by Santi Buscemi, Charlotte Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073405892

ISBN-13: 9780073405896

Pub. Date: 01/17/2012

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

75 Readings introduces students to a range of classic and contemporary essays. The text also exposes them to a variety of rhetorical strategies, writing styles, themes, and topics. At the same time, it retains maximum flexibility for the instructor. These essays provide good structural models for rhetorical techniques and raise complex questions about

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75 Readings introduces students to a range of classic and contemporary essays. The text also exposes them to a variety of rhetorical strategies, writing styles, themes, and topics. At the same time, it retains maximum flexibility for the instructor. These essays provide good structural models for rhetorical techniques and raise complex questions about current and enduring issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073405896
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/17/2012
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
65,040
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Thematic Contents
Preface
Ch. 1Narration1
A Hanging1
Salvation6
Grandmother's Victory9
No Name Woman14
The Stunt Pilot27
The Day the Fire Came40
Landscape and Narrative45
Ch. 2Description53
Where the World Began53
The Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador59
Fifth Avenue, Uptown62
The Death of the Moth65
The Way to Rainy Mountain68
Alias Benowitz Shoe Repair73
My Father78
Easter in Sicily86
Ch. 3Process95
The Spider and the Wasp95
How to Cook a Carp100
Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain104
Writing Drafts113
The Rules of the Game: Rodeo117
Honey Harvest126
How to Paint a Fresco131
Ch. 4Definition134
Beauty134
What Is Poverty?137
Faith of the Father142
Erotica and Pornography147
Good Souls152
Fire in the Sky157
Stop Murdering the Language159
Ch. 5Division and Classification163
Thinking as a Hobby163
The Climythology of America171
Predictable Crises of Adulthood179
Why Nothing Is "Wrong" Anymore188
Cinematypes191
Growing Up Asian in America194
The Truth About Lying203
Ch. 6Comparison and Contrast210
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts210
My Brother Shaman214
Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers218
Two Views of the Mississippi230
The Rewards of Living a Solitary Life232
Neat People vs. Sloppy People234
At the Mercy of the Cure237
Discordant Fruit241
Ch. 7Illustration247
Why Don't We Complain?247
Does America Still Exist?253
A Few Kind Words for Superstition257
The Patterns of Eating260
The Anthropology of Manners265
Distancing the Homeless274
On a Greek Holiday288
Ch. 8Cause and Effect296
How Do You Know It's Good?296
Pain Is Not the Ultimate Enemy303
My Wood307
Watching the Grasshopper Get the Goodies310
White Guilt313
Where Have All the Parents Gone?322
If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably330
Nubian Diet Revealed at Last338
Ch. 9Analogy342
The Myth of the Cave342
The Myth of Sisyphus346
"But a Watch in the Night": A Scientific Fable350
Body Ritual Among the Nacirema356
The Cosmic Prison363
Shouting "Fire!"366
Am I Blue?372
Gawk Shows376
Ch. 10Argument382
A Modest Proposal382
The Great Person-Hole Cover Debate: A Modest Proposal for Anyone Who Thinks the Word "He" Is Just Plain Easier ...391
Four-Letter Words Can Hurt You393
Should This Student Have Been Expelled?396
I Have a Dream404
Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs409
A Step Back to the Workhouse?418
Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor426
Permissions Acknowledgments434
Index of Authors and Titles440

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