Dreams and Inward Journeys: A Rhetoric and Reader for Writers / Edition 5

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A truly unique book in its field, Dreams and Inward Journeys,4/e explores the relationships between self-understanding, reading and writing. Chapters include reflective essays, poems, memory, gender roles, the anti-self, social definitions of self, and the visionary process itself. The emphasis on dreams and the imagination has been proven to excite and motivate students. For those interested in the connection between reading, writing, and the human psyche. e.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321123947
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 5/27/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

* denotes new selections.

To the Student.

To The Instructor.

1. Discovering Ourselves in Writing and Reading.
A Process View of Writing and Reading.
Thematic Introduction to Reading and Writing.
* Wallace Stevens,"Of Modern Poetry" (poem).
Stephen King,"The Symbolic Language of Dreams" (essay).
Peter Elbow," Teaching Two Kinds of Thinking by Teaching Writing" (essay).
* Virginia Woolf," Professions for Women" (essay).
Amy Tan," Mother Tongue" (essay).
* Frederick Douglass,"Learning to Read and Write" (essay).
Steven Holtzman," Don't Look Back" (essay).
* Linton Weeks,"The No-Book Report: Skim It and Weep" (essay).
Student Writing.
Joyce Chang,"Drive Becarefully" (essay).
* Molly Thomas,"Response to Steven Holtzman's Don't Look Back" .

2. Visions of Nature.
Observing Nature and Writing Descriptions.
Thematic Introduction.
* Lorna Dee Cervantes," Empulmada" (poem).
* Peter Steinhart,"Dreaming Elands" (essay).
* Farley Mowat," Learning to See" (essay).
* Donovan Webster," Inside the Volcano" (essay).
* Jon Krakauer," The Khumbu Icefall" (essay).
Linda Hogan," Walking" (essay).
* Loren Eiseley," The Judgment of the Birds" (essay).
Student Writing.
* David Kerr," Strawberry Creek: A Search for Origins" (essay).
* Lindsey Munro," Dian Fossey and Me" (essay).
Topics for Research and Writing.

3. Memories.
Narration, Memory, and Self-Awareness.
Thematic Introduction.
Li-Young Lee,"For a New Citizen of These United States" (poem).
* N. Scott Momaday,"The Way to Rainy Mountain" (essay).
* Patricia Hampl,"Memory andImagination" (essay).
Maya Angelou,"The Angel of the Candy Counter" (essay).
Judith Ortiz Cofer,"Silent Dancing" (essay).
bell hooks,"Writing Autobiography" (essay).
Stephen Jay Gould,"Muller Bros. Moving & Storage" (essay).
Student Writing.
Tin Le,"Enter Dragon" (essay).
* Melissa Burns,"The Best Seat in the House" (essay).
Topics for Research and Writing.

4. Dreams, Myths, and Fairy Tales.
Comparing and Contrasting: Strategies for Thinking and Writing.
Thematic Introduction.
Nikki Giovanni,"ego-tripping (there may be a reason why)" (poem).
Gabriel GarcĂ­a Mrquez,"The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World" (fiction).
* Erich Fromm,"The Forgotten Language" (essay).
Joseph Campbell,"The Four Functions of Mythology" (essay).
Portfolio of Creation Myths.
Genesis 2: 4-23 (Old Testament of the Hebrew Bible).
* "The Pelasgian Creation Myth" (Ancient Greek; retold by Robert Graves).
"The Chameleon Finds" (Yao-Bantu, African).
"Yauelmani Yokut Creation" (Native American).
"Spider Woman Creates the Humans" (Hopi, Native American).
* "The Beginning of the World" (Japanese).
Bruno Bettelheim,"Fairy Tales and the Existential Predicament" (essay).
Four Versions of Cinderella.
The Brothers Grimm,"Aschenputtel" (fairy tale).
"The Algonquin Cinderella" (adapted by Idries Shah) (fairy tale).
"Tam and Cam" (fairy tale).
James Finn Garner,"The Politically Correct Cinderella" (satire).
Student Writing.
Joshua Groban,"Two Myths" (essay).
Liz Scheps,"Cinderella: Politically Incorrect?" (essay).
Topics for Research and Writing.

5. Obsessions and Transformation.
Definition: Word Boundaries of the Self.
Thematic Introduction.
W. S. Merwin,"Fog-Horn" (poem).
* Marc Ian Barasch,"What Is a Healing Dream?" (essay).
* Rachel Naomi Remen,"Remembering" (essay).
* Andrew Soloman,"Depression" (essay).
Charlotte Perkins Gilman,"The Yellow Wallpaper" (fiction).
Anne Lamott,"Hunger" (essay).
* E. M. Forster,"The Other Side of the Hedge" (fiction).
Student Writing.
Sharon Slayton,"The Good Girl" (essay).
* Tiffany N. Castillo,"Body and Mind: Examining the Psychological Effects of Exercise" (essay).
Topics for Research and Writing.

6. Journeys in Sexuality and Gender.
Causality and the Inward Journey.
Thematic Introduction.
Chitra Divakaruni,"Nargis' Toilette" (poem).
Maxine Hong Kingston,"No Name Woman" (essay).
Sigmund Freud,"Erotic Wishes and Dreams" (essay).
Ernest Hemingway,"Hills Like White Elephants" (fiction).
Gloria Naylor,"The Two" (fiction).
* David Sedaris,"I Like Guys" (essay).
* Cooper Thompson,"A New Vision of Masculinity" (essay).
Student Writing.
Rosa Contreras,"On Not Being a Girl" (essay).
Julie Bordner Apodaca,"Gay Marriage: Why the Resistance?" (essay).
Topics for Research and Writing.

7. The Double/The Other.
Argument and Dialogue.
Thematic Introduction.
Judith Ortiz Cofer,"The Other" (poem).
John Updike,"Updike and I" (essay).
* Robert Johnson,"Owning Your Own Shadow" (essay).
Robert Louis Stevenson,"Henry Jekyll's Full Statement of the Case" from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (fiction).
Shelby Steele,"Being Black and Feeling Blue" (essay).
* Susan Griffin,"Ideologies of Madness" (essay).
Fran Peavey (with Myrna Levy and Charles Varon),"Us and Them" (essay).
Student Writing.
Susan Voyticky,"Mixed-Up" (essay).
Jill Ho,"Affirmative Action: Perspectives from a Model Minority" (researched argument).
Topics for Research and Writing.

8. Society's Dreams.
Research Writing.
Thematic Introduction.
Louise Erdrich,"Dear John Wayne" (poem).
Anthony Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson,"Pictures in Our Heads" (essay).
* Eric Schlosser,"McTeachers and Coke Dudes" (essay).
* Kalle Lasn,"The Ecology of Mind" (essay).
* Helena Norberg-Hodge,"The Pressure to Modernize and Globalize" (essay).
Sissela Bok,"Aggression: The Impact of Media Violence" (essay).
* Todd Gitlin,"Three Formulas" (essay).
Student Writing.
Jason Glickman "Technology and the Future of the American Wilderness" (researched argument).
Topics for Research and Writing.

9. Visions of Spirituality.
Creativity, Problem Solving, and Synthesis.
Thematic Introduction.
* Emily Dickinson, #501: "This World is not Conclusion" (poem).
Annie Dillard,"A Field of Silence" (essay).
Terry Tempest Williams,"Santa Teresa" (essay).
* Thomas Moore,"Neither Here Nor There" (essay).
* Jane Goodall,"In the Forests of Gombe" (essay).
Martin Luther King, Jr.,"I Have a Dream" (essay).
Thich Nhat Hanh,"Love in Action" (essay).
Student Writing.
* Josh Spires,"Knowing Spirituality" (essay).
* Elizabeth Matchett,"The Gift" (essay).
Topics for Research and Writing.

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