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A Writer's Reader / Edition 9

A Writer's Reader / Edition 9

by Donald Hall, D. L. Emblen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900321087484
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/30/2001
Edition description: 9TH
Pages: 736
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.97(h) x 1.65(d)

Table of Contents

Shirley Abbott, The Importance of Dissimulation.

Diane Ackerman, The Importance of Touch.

Henry Adams, Winter and Summer.

Maya Angelou, Mr. Red Leg.

Margaret Atwood, Pornography.

Margaret Atwood, Alien Territory.

W.H. Auden, As I Walked Out One Evening.

Wendell Berry, A Native Hill.

Ambrose Bierce, Some Devil's Definitions.

Caroline Bird, Where College Fails Us.

Sven Birkerts, Objections Noted: Word Processing.

Carol Bly, Getting Tired.

Louise Bogan, Miss Cooper and Me.

Daniel J. Boorstin, The Pseudo-Event.

Michael Booth, Watch Out for Traffic Jams.

Gwendolyn Brooks, The Bean Eaters.

Michelle Cliff, If I Could Write This in Fire, I Would Write This in Fire.

Frank Conroy, A Yo-Yo Going Down.

Charles Dickens, Concluding Remarks.

Emily Dickinson, "He Preached Upon Breadth..."

Joan Didion, On Keeping a Notebook.

Annie Dillard, Sojourner.

Frederick Douglass, Plantation Life.

Gretel Ehrlich, About Men.

Louis Erdrich, Skunk Dreams.

Loren Eiseley, Owls.

Louis Erdrich, The Leap.

Ralph Ellison, On Becoming a Writer.

Nora Ephron, A Few Words About Breasts: Shaping Up Absurd.

William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily.

Richard Feynman, It'sas Simple as One, Two, Three...

Robert Finch, Very Like a Whale.

M.F.K. Fisher, One Way to Give Thanks.

Robert Frost, The Gift Outright.

Martin Gansberg, Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police.

Harvey Green, The Radio Age, 1915-1945.

Stephen Jay Gould, The Case of the Creeping Fox Terrier Clone.

Donald Hall, Keeping Things.

Patricia Hampl, Holding Old Negatives Up to the Light.

Jean Hegland, The Fourth Month.

Lilliam Hellman, Runaway.

Edward Hoagland, The Urge for an End.

Andrew Holleran, Bedside Manners.

James D. Houston, Sand, Tattoo, and the Golden Gate.

Langston Hughes, Salvation.

Molly Ivins, As Thousands Cheer.

Thomas Jefferson, The Declarations of Jefferson and the Congress.

Doris Kearns, Angles of Vision.

Jane Kenyon, Gettysbug: July 1, 1863.

Yusef Komunyakaa, Facing It.

Maxine Kumin, Building Fence.

Phillip Lopate, On Shaving a Beard.

Thomas Lynch, Burying.

William S. McFeeley, U.S. Grant, Writer.

John McPhee, The Search for Marvin Gardens.

Nancy Mairs, The Unmaking of a Scientist.

Peter Marin, Helping and Hating Homeless.

Edwin Muir, The Horses.

Joyce Carol Oates, On Boxing.

Flannery O'Connor, From Flannery O'Connor's Letters.

Flannery O'Connor, A Good Man Is Hard to Find.

Flannery O'Connor, The Total Effect and the Eighth Grade.

Frank O'Connor, Christmas.

Tillie Olson, I Stand Here Ironing.

George Orwell, A Hanging.

George Orwell, Politics and the English Language.

George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant.

Noel Perrin, A Book that Could Cure Suicide.

Ishmael Reed, America: The Multinational Society.

Bertrand Russell, Individual Liberty and Public Control.

Edith Rylander, Lambing.

Charles Simic, On Food and Happiness.

Gary Soto, The Grandfather.

William Stafford, A Way of Writing.

Brent Staples, Just Walk On By.

Shelby Steele, I'm Black, You're White, Who's Innocent?

Wallace Stegner, The Sense of Place.

Igor Stravinsky, The Dearest City.

Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal.

Studs Terkel, Phil Stallings, Spot Welder.

Paul Theroux, Burning Grass.

Lewis Thomas, Ceti.

Henry David Thoreau, From Journal June 16, 1854.

Henry David Thoreau, From Journal November 30, 1858.

James Thurber, Which.

Barbara Tuchman, History as Mirror.

Mark Twain, Was the World Made for Man?

John Updike, The Disposable Rocket.

Gore Vidal, Drugs.

Alice Walker, The Black Writer and the Southern Experience.

Eudora Welty, A Worn Path.

Eudora Welty, The Point of the Story.

E.B. White, Once More to the Lake.

Virginia Woolf, If Shakespeare Had Had a Sister.

Alexander Woollcott, Obituary.

Richard Wright, The Library Card.

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