The Best American Essays / Edition 6by Robert Atwan
Pub. Date: 01/01/2010
Publisher: Cengage Learning
THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS, Sixth College Edition, presents highly regarded contemporary authors at their best. The essays are thematically arranged and selected from the popular trade series of the same name. They also cover common rhetorical modes, including narration and argumentation, providing instructors optimal flexibility with respect to course approach. In… See more details below
THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS, Sixth College Edition, presents highly regarded contemporary authors at their best. The essays are thematically arranged and selected from the popular trade series of the same name. They also cover common rhetorical modes, including narration and argumentation, providing instructors optimal flexibility with respect to course approach. In the introduction, Robert Atwan offers an overview of various types of essays to prepare students for the readings that follow. To further prepare students, "Essayists on the Essay" offers insightful commentaries about the genre from many of today's top writers.
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Preface. Introduction and Prologue. 1. THE PERSONAL VOICE: IDENTITY, DIVERSITY, SELF-DISCOVERY. Anwar F. Accawi, "The Telephone". Marcia Aldrich, "Hair". Judith Ortiz Cofer, "Silent Dancing". Rich Cohen, "Becoming Adolph". Edwidge Danticat, "Westbury Court". Yusef Komunyakaa," The Blue Machinery of Summer". Rebecca McClanahan, "Book Marks" Scott Russell Sanders, "The Inheritance of Tools". Lauren Slater, "Tripp Lake" Janna Malamud Smith, "Shipwrecked". Amy Tan, "Mother Tongue". Ryan Van Meter, "First". 2. THE ATTENTIVE MIND: OBSERVATION, REFLECTION, INSIGHT. Annie Dillard, "Stunt Pilot". Brian Doyle, "Joyas Voladoras". Kitty Burns Florey, "Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog". Ian Frazier, "A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose". Patricia Hampl, "The Dark Art of Description". Ariel Levy, "The Lesbian Bride's Handbook". Barry Lopez, "The Stone Horse". Kyoko Mori, "Yarn". Joyce Carol Oates, "They All Just Went Away" Susan Orlean, "Lifelike". David Sedaris, "This Old House". Gay Talese, "Ali in Havana". 3. THE PUBLIC SHPERE: ADVOCACY, ARGUMEMENT, CONTROVERSY. Alan M. Dershowitz, "Shouting 'Fire!'". Anne Fadiman, "Mail". George Gessert, "An Orgy of Power". Vicki Hearne, "What's Wrong with Animal Rights". Garret Keizer, "Loaded". Jamaica Kincaid, "On Seeing England for the First Time". Verlyn Klinkenborg, "Our Vanishing Night". Michael Lewis, "The Mansion: A Subprime Parable". Danielle Ofri, "Living Will". Roger Scruton, "A Carnivore's Credo". Peter Singer, "The Singer Solution to World Poverty". Edward O. Wilson, "Apocalypse Now".
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