The Dolphin Reader / Edition 3

The Dolphin Reader / Edition 3

by Douglas G. Hunt, Carolyn Perry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0395432138

ISBN-13: 9780395432136

Pub. Date: 11/01/1992

Publisher: CENGAGE Learning

When this flagship thematic reader first appeared in the 1980s, instructors appreciated its rigorous approach and challenging essays. This revision harks back to the classic Dolphin Reader, with its timeless selections, lengthier readings, and streamlined apparatus.

Compiled by a longtime freshman composition coordinator and current director of a

Overview

When this flagship thematic reader first appeared in the 1980s, instructors appreciated its rigorous approach and challenging essays. This revision harks back to the classic Dolphin Reader, with its timeless selections, lengthier readings, and streamlined apparatus.

Compiled by a longtime freshman composition coordinator and current director of a writing-across-the-curriculum program, The Dolphin Reader is designed to engage students and provide instructors with flexibility and variety. The 87 carefully selected readings are arranged in thematic units that prepare students to face some of the central questions in a wide range of academic disciplines.

  • Assignments and paper topics guide students to write in various styles, from autobiographical to historical, while helping them make connections and comparisons among essays.
  • A unit of four nonfiction masterpieces includes Lytton Strachey's "Florence Nightengale" and Joan Didion's "Slouching Toward Bethlehem." These renowned longer selections are not available in comparable readers, and they give students an opportunity not only to read some of the finest prose of the last century, but also to apply insights drawn from several of the thematic units to a longer work.
  • The Instructor's Resource Manual has hundreds of questions for discussion and writing; lesson plans and reading quizzes for each unit; and summaries, lesson plans, and style exercises for every selection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395432136
Publisher:
CENGAGE Learning
Publication date:
11/01/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
778

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Table of Contents

Contents
  • 1. Some Ways of Knowing
    Adrienne Rich, Claiming an Education
    Samuel Scudder, Learning to See
    Carol Bly, Growing Up Expressive
    Jacob Bronowski, The Creative Mind
    William G. Perry, Jr., Examsmanship and the Liberal Arts
    Vincent G. Dethier, Extracting Information from a Fly
    Linda Hogan, Hearing Voices
    William L. Rodman, When Questions Are Answers
  • 2. Some Reasons for Writing
    George Orwell, Why I Write
    David Bradley, The Faith
    Richard Rodriguez, Mr. Secrets
    Adrienne Rich, When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision
    George Orwell, Politics and the English Language
    Joan Didion, Why I Write
  • 3. Community
    Scott Russell Sanders, The Common Life
    Robert Putnam, Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital
    Katha Pollitt, For Whom the Ball Rolls
    H.D.F. Kitto, The Polis
    James Baldwin, Fifth Avenue, Uptown: A Letter from Harlem
    Jane Jacobs, The Uses of Sidewalks
    Susan Glaspell, Trifles (drama)
  • 4. Femininity and Masculinity
    Susan Brownmiller, Femininity
    Annie Dillard, Samson in Chains
    Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff
    Katha Pollitt, The Smurfette Principle
    Jan Morris, To Everest
    Noel Perrin, The Androgynous Man
    JoAnn Wypijewski, A Boy's Life
    Gloria Steinem, Sex, Lies, and Advertising
    John Steinbeck, The Chrysanthemums (fiction)
  • 5. What's So Bad About Being Poor?
    Charles Murray, What's So Bad About Being Poor?
    GarySoto, Black Hair
    E.M. Forster, My Wood
    John Kenneth Galbraith, How to Get the Poor Off Our Conscience
    Clarence Darrow, Address to the Prisoners in Cook County Jail
    Sallie Tisdale, Good Soldiers
    Lars Eighner, On Dumpster Diving
    Alice Walker, Everyday Use (fiction)
  • 6. On the Job
    Dorothy L. Sayers, Living to Work
    Studs Terkel, Two Prefaces from Working
    Carol Bly, Getting Tired
    Sue Hubbell, Beekeeper
    Paul Roberts, Virtual Grub Street
    Perri Klass, Learning the Language
    William Carlos Williams, Jean Biecke (fiction)
  • 7. Faith and Practice
    E.M. Forster, What I Believe
    Patricia Nelson Limerick, Believing in the American West
    Huston Smith, The Straight Path of Islam
    Robert Kegan, The Mitzvah of Kaporis
    Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail
    Flannery O'Connor, Revelation (fiction)
  • 8. Progress and Its Price
    Daniel Boorstin, Technology and Democracy
    Alice Bloom, On a Greek Holiday
    C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
    Barbara Ehrenreich, Spudding Out
    Randall Jarrell, A Sad Heart at the Supermarket
    E.M. Forster, The Machine Stops (fiction)
  • 9. Their Lives and Times
    Lytton Strachey, Florence Nightingale
    Joan Didion, Slouching Toward Bethlehem
    Roger Angell, In the Country
    Katherine Boo, After Welfare

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