Purposes / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Each essay in the Purposes Pocket Reader has withstood the test of time and teaching, making it the perfect companion for any writing course. This reference is the perfect way to bring additional readings to writing courses.
Table of Contents
Lenses Annie Dillard.
Toys Roland Barthes.
Barbie at 35 Anna Quindlen.
The San Francisco Earthquake Jack London.
Marina Judith Ortiz Cofer.
The Unauthorized Autobiography of Me Sherman J. Alexie Jr.
The Men We Carry in Our Minds Scott Russell Sanders.
Reading Statistical Tea Leaves Karen W. Arenson.
Why They Excel Fox Butterfield.
Kid Kustomers Eric Schlosser.
The Origins of Anorexia Nervosa Joan Jacobs Brumberg.
Lies, Lies, Lies Paul Gray.
The Rhetoric of Advertising Stuart Hirschberg.
All’s Not Well in Land of “The Lion King” Margaret Lazarus.
Andy Warhol: The Most Controversial Artist of the Twentieth Century? Alan Pratt.
The Gettysburg Address Gilbert Highet.
6. Problem Solving.
It’s Easy Being Green Bill McKibben.
On Writing Stephen King.
A Modest Proposal Jonathan Swift.
“Speech Codes” on the Campus and the Problems of Free Speech Nat Hentoff.
The Free-Speech Folllies Stanley Fish.
It’s Time to Junk the Double Standard of Free Speech Stuart Taylor Jr.
A Chill Wind Is Blowing in This Nation Tim Robbins.