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The Essay: An Introduction / Edition 1
     

The Essay: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Robert DiYanni
 

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ISBN-10: 0072498617

ISBN-13: 9780072498615

Pub. Date: 07/25/2001

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Originally published as part of Robert DiYanni's Literature, fourth edition, The Essay serves those Introduction to Literature courses that cover this genre in addition to Poetry, Fiction, and Drama. It is available separately or in a package with DiYanni's Literature, fifth edition.

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Originally published as part of Robert DiYanni's Literature, fourth edition, The Essay serves those Introduction to Literature courses that cover this genre in addition to Poetry, Fiction, and Drama. It is available separately or in a package with DiYanni's Literature, fifth edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072498615
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
07/25/2001
Edition description:
List
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: READING ESSAYS
The Experience of the Essay
Mark Twain from "Cub" Wants to Be a Pilot
Loren Eiseley from The judgement of the Birds

Alice Walker from In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens

E. B. White The Ring of Time
The Interpretation of the Essay
George Orwell Marrakech
The Evaluation of the Essay
Richard Selzer The Masked Marvel's Last Toehold
The Act of Reading the Essay
Gretel Ehrlich About Men

CHAPTER 2: TYPES OF ESSAY
Speculative Essays
Argumentative Essays
Narrative Essays
Expository Essays

CHAPTER 3: ELEMENTS OF THE ESSAY
Voice
Joan Didion Los Angeles Notebook
Style
Henry David Thoreau The Battle of the Ants
Structure
Virginia Woolf The Death of the Moth
Thought
Francis Bacon Of Revenge

CHAPTER 4: APPROACHING AN ESSAY: Reading and Writing Guidelines
Guidelines for Reading
Annie Dillard Living Like Weasels
Suggestions for Writing

CHAPTER 5: WRITING ABOUT ESSAYS
Reasons for Writing About Essays
Informal Ways of Writing About Essays
Formal Ways of Writing About Essays
Writing to Interpret an Essay
Zora Neale Hurston How It Feels to Be Colored Me
Three Student Essays
Questions for Writing About Essays

CHAPTER 6: TWO ESSAYISTS IN CONTEXT
Reading E. B. White and Maxine Hong Kingston in Depth
Questions for In-Depth Reading
Introduction to E. B. White
White on Writing
Critics on White
E. B. White: Essays
Once More to the Lake
The Geese
Introduction to Maxine Hong Kingston
Kingston on Writing
Critics on Kingston
Maxine Hong Kingston: Prose
No Name Woman
Silence
On Discovery

CHAPTER 7: A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS
Michel de Montaigne Of Smells
Francis Bacon Of Love
John Donne Meditation XVII: For Whom the Bell Tolls
Jonathan Swift A Modest Proposal
Mark Twain "Cub" Wants to Be a Pilot
E. M. Forster Our Graves In Gallipoli
Virginia Woolf Old Mrs. Grey
George Orwell Shooting an Elephant
Loren Eiseley The Judgment of the Birds
James Baldwin Notes of a Native Son
A Sampling of Contemporary Essays
Tom Wolfe The Right Stuff
Alice Walker In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
Bernard Cooper Burl's
Acknowledgments
Index

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