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 Cover: Paperback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Year Published: 2007 International: No
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Chapter 1. NARRATION
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
Chapter 2. DESCRIPTION
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
Chapter 3. PROCESS ANALYSIS
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
Chapter 4. DEFINITION
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
Chapter 5. 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
Chapter 6. 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
Chapter 7. 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
Chapter 8. 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
Chapter 9. ANALOGY
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
Chapter 10. ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION ARGUMENT
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 Free Speech Nat Hentoff: Should This Student Have Been Expelled? Alan M. Dershowitz: Shouting ''Fire!'' Cloning 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
Chapter 11. 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 Sandra Cisneros: Only Daughter Ian Frazier: Coyote vs. Acme Frank Bures: Test Day
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