75 Readings: An Anthology / Edition 12

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073405896
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/17/2012
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 249,936
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Santi V. Buscemi is professor of English and chair of the Department of English at Middlesex County College in Edison, New Jersey, where he teaches reading and writing. He received his B.A. from St. Bonaventure University, and completed studies for the doctorate at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of A READER FOR DEVELOPING WRITERS (McGraw-Hill), now in its third edition; AN ESL WORKBOOK (McGraw-Hill); and coauthor with Charlotte Smith of 75 READINGS PLUS (McGraw-Hill). He is also chief author of McGraw-Hill's ALLWRITE!, an interactive computer software program in rhetoric, grammar, and research.
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Table of Contents

Thematic Contents
Ch. 1 Narration 1
A Hanging 1
Salvation 6
Grandmother's Victory 9
No Name Woman 14
The Stunt Pilot 27
The Day the Fire Came 40
Landscape and Narrative 45
Ch. 2 Description 53
Where the World Began 53
The Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador 59
Fifth Avenue, Uptown 62
The Death of the Moth 65
The Way to Rainy Mountain 68
Alias Benowitz Shoe Repair 73
My Father 78
Easter in Sicily 86
Ch. 3 Process 95
The Spider and the Wasp 95
How to Cook a Carp 100
Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain 104
Writing Drafts 113
The Rules of the Game: Rodeo 117
Honey Harvest 126
How to Paint a Fresco 131
Ch. 4 Definition 134
Beauty 134
What Is Poverty? 137
Faith of the Father 142
Erotica and Pornography 147
Good Souls 152
Fire in the Sky 157
Stop Murdering the Language 159
Ch. 5 Division and Classification 163
Thinking as a Hobby 163
The Climythology of America 171
Predictable Crises of Adulthood 179
Why Nothing Is "Wrong" Anymore 188
Cinematypes 191
Growing Up Asian in America 194
The Truth About Lying 203
Ch. 6 Comparison and Contrast 210
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts 210
My Brother Shaman 214
Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers 218
Two Views of the Mississippi 230
The Rewards of Living a Solitary Life 232
Neat People vs. Sloppy People 234
At the Mercy of the Cure 237
Discordant Fruit 241
Ch. 7 Illustration 247
Why Don't We Complain? 247
Does America Still Exist? 253
A Few Kind Words for Superstition 257
The Patterns of Eating 260
The Anthropology of Manners 265
Distancing the Homeless 274
On a Greek Holiday 288
Ch. 8 Cause and Effect 296
How Do You Know It's Good? 296
Pain Is Not the Ultimate Enemy 303
My Wood 307
Watching the Grasshopper Get the Goodies 310
White Guilt 313
Where Have All the Parents Gone? 322
If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably 330
Nubian Diet Revealed at Last 338
Ch. 9 Analogy 342
The Myth of the Cave 342
The Myth of Sisyphus 346
"But a Watch in the Night": A Scientific Fable 350
Body Ritual Among the Nacirema 356
The Cosmic Prison 363
Shouting "Fire!" 366
Am I Blue? 372
Gawk Shows 376
Ch. 10 Argument 382
A Modest Proposal 382
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 You 393
Should This Student Have Been Expelled? 396
I Have a Dream 404
Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs 409
A Step Back to the Workhouse? 418
Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor 426
Permissions Acknowledgments 434
Index of Authors and Titles 440
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