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Appropriate for Freshman Composition at two- and four-year colleges and universities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547190785
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/11/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 660
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Z. Bloom earned three degrees in English at the University of Michigan, and has an abiding interest in composition and autobiography as subjects for research, teaching, and writing. She has taught and directed writing programs at Butler University (Indianapolis), the University of New Mexico, the College of William and Mary, and Virginia Commonwealth University. She arrived at the University of Connecticut in 1988 as the first holder of an endowed chair, the Aetna Chair of Writing, on the Storrs Campus. In February 2000, she received University of Connecticut's highest academic honor as the newly established Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor. Her research has been supported by the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and--for teaching writing in the Agricultural Sciences--by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Bloom has written 17 books, including DOC FOR SPOCK: BIOGRAPHY OF A CONSERVATIVE RADICAL (Bobbs-Merrill, 1972), COMPOSITION STUDIES AS A CREATIVE ART (Utah State, 1988), and THE ESSAY CONNECTION (Cengage). She also has written over 80 articles including, "Freshman Composition as a Middle Class Enterprise" (1996) and "The Essay Canon" (1999), both in COLLEGE ENGLISH, and "Advancing Composition," a history of advanced composition in the twentieth century, in COMING OF AGE: ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND THE RESTRUCTURING OF ENGLISH STUDIES (ed. L. Shamoon and others; Heinemann, 2000).
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Table of Contents

Part I: ON WRITING. 1: Writers in Process: Speaking, Reading, Imagining. 1. Amy Tan, "Mother Tongue". 2. Reading Icons (paired selections) Rodin's "The Thinker". Alex Williams, "How to Say It with Emoticon". Mike Peters, "Mother Goose & Grimm (The museum wants to buy the first one . . .)". 3. Elie Wiesel, "Why I Write". 4. Joan Didion, "Life Changes Fast", from THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING. 2: The Writing Process: Warmup, Vision, Re-Vision. 5. Stephen King, "A Door . . . You Are Willing to Shut", from ON WRITING. 6. Orhan Pamuk, "My Father's Suitcase" [excerpt from 2006 Nobel Prize lecture]. 7. William Least Heat-Moon, "A List of Nothing in Particular". 8. Donald Murray, "The Maker's Eye". 9. College Admissions Essays (paired selections) Alexander J.G. Schneider, "What I Really Wanted to Write in My Admissions Essays"; Rachel Toor, "Which One of These Essay Questions Is the Real Thing"? Part II: DETERMINING IDEAS IN A SEQUENCE. 3: Narration. 10. Tim O'Brien, "How to Tell a True War Story". 11. Sherman Alexie, "What Sacagawea Means to Me". 12. Frederick Douglass, "Resurrection". 13. Art Spiegelman, "Mein Kampf (My Struggle)". 14. Linda Hogan, "Waking". 15. Anne Fadiman, "Under Water".16. Jason Verge, "The Habs". 4: Process Analysis. 17. Meredith Hall, "Killing Chickens". 18. Joseph R. DiFranza, "Hooked from the First Cigarette". 19. Scott McCloud, "Character Design". 20. Scott Russell Sanders, "The Inheritance of Tools". 21. James Fallows, "Tinfoil Underwear". 22. Ntozake Shange, "What Is It We Really Harvestin' Here"? 23. Ning Yu, "Red and Black". 5: Cause and Effect. 24. Mary Oliver, "August". 25. Zitkala-Sa, from THE SCHOOL DAYS OF AN INDIAN GIRL. 26. Scott Russell Sanders, "Under the Influence". 27. Atul Gawande, "On Washing Hands". 28. William Collins et al., "The Physical Science Behind Climate Change". 29. Vaclav Havel, "Our Moral Footprint". 30. Megan McGuire, "Wake Up Call". Part III: CLARIFYING IDEAS. 6: Description. 31. Amanda Cagle, "On the Banks of the Bogue Chitto". 32. Linda Villarosa, "How Much of the Body Is Replaceable"?" 33. Mark Twain, "Uncle John's Farm". 34. Michael Pollan, "The Meal". 35. [Marion Nestle, "Eating Made Simple". 36. Suzanne Britt, "That Lean and Hungry Look.". 37. Matt Nocton, "Harvest of Gold, Harvest of Shame". 7: Division and Classification. 38. Jenny Spinner, "Together in the Old Square Print, 1976". 39. Natalie Angier, "Why Men Don't Last: Self-Destruction as a Way of Life". 40. Deborah Tannen, "Technologically Enhanced Aggression", from FAST FORWARD. 41. David Sedaris, "Make That a Double", 42. Richard Rodriguez, "Family Values". 43. Gelareh Asayesh, "Shrouded in Contradiction". 44. Sumbul Khan, "Mirror, Mirror On the Wall, Who's the Fairest of Them All"? 8: Definition. 45. V. Penelope Pelizzon, "Clever and Poor". 46. Natalie Angier, "A Supple Casing, Prone to Damage". 47. Howard Gardner, "Who Owns Intelligence"? 48. John Hockenberry, from MOVING VIOLATIONS. 49. Brian Doyle, "Joyas Voladoras". 50. Lynda Barry, "Common Scents". 51. Christopher LaCasse, "Hegemony". 9: Comparison and Contrast. 52. Elizabeth Tallent, "No One's A Mystery". 53. Deborah Tannen, "Communication Styles". 54. Roz Chast, "Men Are from Belgium, Women Are from New Brunswick". 55. Sherry Turkle, "How Computers Change the Way We Think". 56. Chang-rae Lee, "Coming Home Again". 57. Charles Mann, "Forever Young". 58. Michael Benedetto, "Home Away from Home". Part IV. ARGUING DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY. 10: Appeal to Reason: Deductive and Inductive Arguments. 59. Marilyn Nelson, "Friends in the Klan". 60. Thomas Jefferson, "The Declaration of Independence". 61. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Letter from Birmingham Jail". 62. Jared Diamond, "The World as a Polder". 63. Cartoon Arguments (paired selections) by Evan Eisenberg, "Dialogue Boxes You Should Have Read More Carefully"; Marisa Acocella Marchetto, "Why Haven't We Won the War on Cancer"? 64. Robert Reich, "The Global Elite". 65. Matthew C. Allen, "The Rhetorical Situation of the Scientific Paper and the 'Appearance' of Objectivity". 11: Appealing to Emotion and Ethics. 66. Seamus Heaney, "Horace and the Thunder". 67. Abraham Lincoln, "The Gettysburg Address". 68. Sojourner Truth, "Ain't I a Woman"? 69. Jonathan Swift, "A Modest Proposal". 70. Ethical Arguments: Visual Versions (paired selections) Open Design Studio, "Introducing NEW GoValue! Service". 71. Peter Singer, "The Singer Solution to World Poverty". 72. Charles M. Young, "Losing: An American Tradition". 73. Sheryl R. Kennedy, "About Suffering". Part V: CONTROVERSY IN CONTEXT. 12: Implications of Identity. 74. Judith Hall, "Perilous Riddle". 75. E. B. White, "Democracy"; Barack Obama, "A More Perfect Union". 76. Eric Liu, "Notes of a Native Speaker". 77. Bill McKibben, "Designer Genes". 78. Virginia Postrel, "The Truth About Beauty". 79. Michael J. Bugeja, "Facing the Facebook". 80. Zara Rix, "Corporality". 13: Implications of World Peace. 81. Al Gore, "A Planetary Emergency" (2007). 82. [Wangari Maathai, "Planting the Seeds of Peace" (2004). 83. Kofi Annan, "The United Nations in the 21st Century" (2001). 84. James Orbinski, Medecins Sans Frontières, "Humanitarianism" (1999). 85. Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk, "The End of Apartheid" (1993). 86. Aung San Suu Kyi, "The Revolution of Spirit" (1991). 87. Rigoberta Menchu Tum, "Five Hundred Years of Mayan Oppression"(1992). 88. The 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso), "Inner Peace and Human Rights" (1989).
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