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This highly regarded, thematic reader for freshman composition offers students an introduction to issues in the arts and sciences. It includes a good balance of classic and contemporary selections from mixed genres and provides a wide range of viewpoints and voices. The readings are supported by introductions to each theme and individual headnotes.
1. On Writing.
Anais Nin, from The Personal Life Deeply Lived.
William Stafford, A Way of Writing. Lawrence Langer, The Human Use of Language.
Josephine Miles, Essay in Reason.
William Zinsser, Simplicity.
Posted January 23, 2003
I had the privilege of using this book as a text for an African American Literature class. I was so thrilled by the content that I refuse to allow anyone to borrow it, unless they sign a card and give the date they plan to return it. I was able to learn more about African American authors in just a short time, than I had known in the 40 years or more that I have been in the process of learning. I recommend this book to anyone who wishes to know about the legacy that our people have left behind. Although I am on a lifelong learning quest, I had never heard of some of the writers whose works were represented. It encouraged me to inquire further into the authors works and to discover the treasure trove that is available to us. This book should be a requirement for all college students in order to enlighten them on the valuable heritage that we share.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.