ISBN-10:
0073405892
ISBN-13:
9780073405896
Pub. Date:
01/17/2012
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
75 Readings: An Anthology / Edition 12

75 Readings: An Anthology / Edition 12

by Santi V. Buscemi, Charlotte Smith

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Overview

75 Readings: An Anthology / Edition 12

75 Readings introduces students to a range of classic and contemporary essays. The text also exposes them to a variety of rhetorical strategies, writing styles, themes, and topics. At the same time, it retains maximum flexibility for the instructor. These essays provide good structural models for rhetorical techniques and raise complex questions about current and enduring issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073405896
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 01/17/2012
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 200,149
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Santi V. Buscemi teaches reading, composition, and literature at Middlesex County College in Edison, New Jersey, where he was chair of the Department of English for twenty-eight years. He is the author of A Reader for College Writers, 75 Readings, and 75 Readings Plus. He has lectured on freshman composition and developmental education at regional and national conferences in the United States and South Africa.

Table of Contents

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Chapter One: Narration

*George Orwell: Shooting an Elephant

Langston Hughes: Salvation

Related Reading: Angelou, Grandmother's Victory, Ch1

Maya Angelou: Grandmother's Victory

Related Reading: Cofer, A Partial Remembrance…, Ch 2

Noda, Growing Up Asian in America, Ch 5

Maxine Hong Kingston: No Name Woman

*Macolm X: Coming to an Awareness of Language

Related Reading: Naylor, Meanings of a Word Ch 4

Steele, Black Men and Public Space, Ch 7

*David Sedaris: Me Talk Pretty One Day

Chapter Two: Description

James Baldwin: Fifth Avenue, Uptown

Related Reading: Steele, Black Men and Public Space, Ch 7

Virginia Woolf: The Death of the Moth

N. Scott Momaday: The Way to Rainy Mountain

Related Reading: Angelou, Grandmother's Victory, Ch1

E.B. White: Once More to the Lake

Joan Didion: Marrying Absurd

Related Reading: Fox, Gawk Shows, Ch 9

*Judith Ortiz Cofer: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood

Related Reading: Angelou, Grandmother's Victory, Ch1

Hughes: Salvation, Ch 1

Chapter Three: Process Analysis

Alexander Petrunkevitch: The Spider and the Wasp

Jessica Mitford: Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain

Sue Hubbell: Honey Harvest

Richard Marius: Writing Drafts

Adam Goodheart: How to Paint a Fresco

*Diane Ackerman: Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall

Related Reading: Petrunkevitch, The Spider and the Wasp,Ch 3


Cole, The Arrow of Time, Ch 8

Chapter Four: Definition

Susan Sontag: Women's Beauty: Put Down of Power Source?

Jo Goodwin Parker: What is Poverty?

Related Reading: Ehrenreich, A Step Back to the Workhouse? Ch 10


Hardin: Lifeboat Ethics, Ch 10

Gloria Steinem: Erotica and Pornography

Nancy Mairs: On Being a Cripple

*Gloria Naylor: Meanings of a Word

Related Reading: Malcolm X, Coming to an Awareness…, Ch 1

*Ellen Goodman: The Company Man

Related Reading: Lutz, Doublespeak Ch 5

Chapter Five: Classification and Division

Gail Sheehy: Predictable Crises of Adulthood

Donald Hall: Four Kinds of Reading

Kesaya E. Noda: Growing Up Asian in America

Related Reading: Angelou, Grandmother's Victory Ch 1

Judity Viorst: The Truth about Lying

William Lutz: Doublespeak

*Jonathan Lethem: 9 Failures of the Imagination

Chapter Six: Comparison and Contrast

May Sarton: The Rewards of Living a Solitary Life

Bruce Catton: Grant and Lee: As Study in Contrasts

Deborah Tannen: Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers

Mark Twain: Two Views of the Mississippi

Scott Russell Sanders: The Men We Carry in Our Minds

Related Reading: Staples, Black Men and Public Space, Ch 7


Goodman, The Company Man, Ch 4

*Suzanne Britt: Neat People vs. Sloppy People

Chapter Seven: Example and Illustration

Robertson Davies: A Few Kind Words for Supersition

Peter Farb and George Armelagos: Patterns of Eating

Edward T. Hall: The Anthropology of Manners

Barbara Huttman: A Crime of Compassion

Brent Staples: Black men and Public Space

Related Reading: Sanders: The Men We Carry in Our Minds, Ch 6

*Franz Kafka, Letter to His Father

Chapter Eight: Cause and Effect

Norman Cousins: Pain Is Not the Ultimate Enemy

Shelby Steele: White Guilt

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead: Where Have All the Parents Gone?

Related Reading: Cofer, A Partial Remembrance…., Ch 2

Philip Meyer: If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Strange, Would You? Probably

*K.C. Cole: The Arrow of Time

Related Reading: Ackerman, Why Leaves Turn Color…, Ch 3*Calvin Trillin: It's Just Too Late

Chapter Nine: Analogy

Plato: The Myth of the Cave

Albert Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus

Alice Walker: Am I Blue?

Nicols Fox: Gawk Show

Harace Miner: Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

Loren Eiseley: The Cosmic Prison

Chapter Ten: Argument and Persuasion

ARGUMENT

Welfare Reform

Barbara Ehrenreich: A Step Back to the Workhouse?

Garrett Hardin: Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor

Related Reading: Whitehead, Where Have All the Parents Gone? Ch 8

Free Speech

Nat Hentoff: Should This Student Have Been Expelled?

Alan M. Dershowiz: Shouting "Fire!"

*Wendy Kaminer: Virtual Rape

Rape

Camille Paglia: Rape and Modern Sex War

Susan Jacoby: Common Decency

PERSUASION

Jonathan Swift: A Modest Proposal

Related Reading: Parker, What Is Poverty? Ch 4

Marine Luther King, Jr.: I Have a Dream

Related Reading: Malcolm X, Coming to an Awareness, Ch 1

Debra Dickerson: Who Shot Johnny?

Richard Rodriguez: Bilingual Education: Outdated and Unrealistic

*Judy Brady: Why I Want a Wife

*Naomi Shahib Nye: To Any Would-Be Terrorists

*Jonathan Kozol: The Details of Life

Chapter Eleven: Mixed Strategies

Stephen J. Gould: Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs

Amy Tan: Mother Tongue

Lars Eighner: On Dumpster Diving

*Andrew Sullivan: This Is a Religious War

Related Reading: Nye: To Any Would-Be Terrorists, Ch 10

*Sandra Cisneros: Only Daughter

Related Reading: Cofer, A Partial Remembrance…, Ch 2

*Annie Dillard: Total Eclipse

*Ian Frazier: Coyote vs. Acme

Related Reading: Goodman, The Company Man, Ch 4

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