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Incorporating readings that represent new voices and styles in nonfiction that will appeal to contemporary readers, this classic composition reader continues to provide engaging, instructive models of the rhetorical modes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321409218
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 6/7/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 18
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 5.97 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

* mark sections new to this edition.

1. Reading as a Writer

Brent Staples, Just Walk on By

2. Ways of Writing

3. Example

Andy Rooney, In and Of Ourselves We Trust

*Atul Gewande, Full Moon Friday the Thirteenth

*Barry Schwartz, When It’s All Too Much

Mary Karr, Dysfunctional Nation

Issues and Ideas: Identities

Wil Haygood, Underground Dads

*Susan Straight, Cartilage

Alan Buczynski, Iron Bonding

4. Classification

Judith Stone, Personal Beast

Michael Ventura, Don’t Even Think About It!

*Salman Akhtar, Remembering the Dead

Issues and Ideas: Images of Sound and Sight

*Alissa Quart, Cinema of the In-Crowd

Brenda Peterson, Life Is a Musical

5. Comparison

Twain, Two Ways of Seeing a River

Catton, Grant and Lee, A Study of Contrasts

Lopate, A Smoker with a Nonsmoker

Walker, Am I Blue?

Issues and Ideas: Gender Differences

Sanders, The Men We Carry in Our Minds

Wade, Method and Madness: How Men and Women Think

*Catherine Seipp, Meet Today’s Dad

6. Analogy

*Lan Samantha Chang, Like Robinson Crusoe

Janisse Ray, Built by Fire

Issues and Ideas: Humans and Animals

Tom Wolfe, O Rotten Gotham–Sliding Down into the Behavioral Sink

Barbara Kingsolver, High Tide in Tucson

7. Process

Buhler and Graham, Give Juggling a Hand

*Sridhar Pappu, Deranged Marriage

David Fontana, Working with Dreams

Jim Harrison, Going Places

Issues and Ideas: Advertising and Appearances

Twitchell, We Build Excitement

Kilbourne, Beauty . . . And the Beast of Advertising

Mitford, To Dispel Fears of Live Burial

8. Cause-Effect

Perry and Dawson, What’s Your Best Time of Day

Murphy, Hello Darkness

Roach, My Father the Geezer

Issues and Ideas: Consuming

Kowinski, Kids in the Mall: Growing Up Controlled

*Linn, Branded Babies: From Cradle to Consumer

9. Definition

Welsch, Gypsies

Berendt, The Hoax

*Dagoberto Gilb, Pride

*Carina Chocano, Pilgrim

Issues and Ideas: Defining Values and Roles

Carter, The Insufficiency of Honesty

von Kreisler, Courage

Chambers, Mother’s Day

Savage, Role Reversal

10. Description

Soto, The Jacket

Simpson, The War Room at Bellevue

*Donna Tartt, Heaven on a Hummingbird’s Wing

Issues and Ideas: Place and Person

White, Once More to the Lake

11. Narration

Gansberg, 38 Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police

Canada, Pain

Issues and Ideas

*Kumiko Makihara, Making the Grade

Issues and Ideas: Stories and Values

Orwell, A Hanging

Worcester, Arms and the Man

Lee, Uncle Chul Gets Rich

12. Induction and Deduction

Friday, The Age of Beauty

Baumeister, Violent Pride

Issues and Ideas: Digital Realities

Szalavitz, A Virtual Life

Herz, Superhero Sushi

13. Argument

Daly, How the Lawyers Stole Winter

*Aisha Tyler, The Ballad of Yogurt Girl

Mills, Could You Live with Less?

*Anna Quindlen, The Drug That Pretends It Isn’t

Lawrence, Four-Letter Words Can Hurt You

Min, Language Lessons

14. Further Readings

Atwood, Pornography

Silko, Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit

King, Letter from Birmingham Jail

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