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Overview

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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