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Summary: 75 Readings offers an outstanding collection of the most popular essays for first-year writing, at an affordable price. The readings represent a wide variety of authors, disciplines, issues, and interests.Edition/Copyright: 10TH 07
George Orwell: Shooting an Elephant
Langston Hughes: Salvation
Maya Angelou: Grandmother's Victory
Malcolm X: Coming to an Awareness of Language
David Sedaris: Me Talk Pretty One Day
Martin Gansberg: Thirty-eight Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police
James Baldwin: Fifth Avenue, Uptown
E.B. White: Once More to the Lake
Joan Didion: Marrying Absurd
Judith Ortiz Cofer: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
F. Scott Momaday: Revisiting Sacred Ground
Michael Byers: Monuments to Our Better Nature
Diane Ackerman: Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall
Jessica Mitford: Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain
Richard Marius: Writing Drafts
John (Fire) Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes: Alone on the Hilltop
Edward Abbey: The Serpents of Paradise
Alan Lightman: Smile
Susan Sontag: Women's Beauty: Put Down or Power Source?
Jo Goodwin Parker: What Is Poverty?
Ellen Goodman: The Company Man
Gloria Naylor: Meanings of a Word
Tom Haines: Facing Famine
Joe Epstein: The Green-Eyed Monster
CLASSIFICATION AND DIVISION
Gail Sheehy: Predictable Crises of Adulthood
Donald Hall: Four Kinds of Reading
Kesaya E. Noda: Growing Up Asian in America
Judith Viorst: The Truth about Lying
William Lutz: Doublespeak
Jonathan Lethem: 9 Failures of the Imagination
COMPARISON AND CONTRAST
Bruce Catton: Grant and Lee: A 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
Suzanne Britt: Neat People vs. Sloppy People
Virginia Woolf: Shakespeare's Sister
Bharati Mukherjee: Two Ways to Belong in America
EXAMPLE AND ILLUSTRATION
Robertson Davies: A Few Kind Words for Superstition
Edward T. Hall: The Anthropology of Manners
Brent Staples: Black Men and Public Space
Franz Kafka: Letter to His Father
William Zinsser: Clutter
Bailey White: Forbidden Things
John McPhee: Silk Parachute
CAUSE AND EFFECT
Norman Cousins: Pain Is Not the Ultimate Enemy
Barbara Dafoe Whitehead: Where Have All the Parents Gone?
Philip Meyer: If Hitler Asked You to Electrocute a Stranger, Would You? Probably
K. C. Cole: The Arrow of Time
Paul Salopek: Shattered Sudan
David Ewing Duncan: DNA as Destiny
Plato: The Myth of the Cave
Alice Walker: Am I Blue?
Horace Miner: Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
Loren Eiseley: The Cosmic Prison
Annie Dillard: Living Like Weasels
ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION
Economics and Social Responsibility
Barbara Ehrenreich: A Step Back to the Workhouse?
Garrett Hardin: Lifeboat Ethics: The Case Against Helping the Poor
Jonathan Kozol: The Details of Life
Nat Hentoff: Should This Student Have Been Expelled?
Alan M. Dershowitz: Shouting ''Fire!''
Brendan I. Koerner: Embryo Police
James Greenwood and Sam Brownback: Symposium: Should Congress Use Tax Dollars to Fund Therapeutic Cloning?
Jonathan Swift: A Modest Proposal
Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have a Dream
Richard Rodriguez: Bilingual Education: Outdated and Unrealistic
Naomi Shahib Nye: To Any Would-Be Terrorists
Judy Brady: Why I Want a Wife
Medicine Grizzlybear Lake: An Indian Father's Plea
Bill McKibben: Designer Genes
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
Sandra Cisneros: Only Daughter
Ian Frazier: Coyote vs. Acme
Frank Bures: Test Day
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