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Short Prose Reader

Short Prose Reader - 11th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073210391

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ISBN13: 978-0073210391
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2006
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Short Prose Reader - 11TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073210391

Gilbert H. Muller and Harvey S. Wiener

ISBN13: 978-0073210391
ISBN10: 0073210390
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Edition/Copyright: 11TH 06
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

This rhetorically organized, student-friendly reader includes short essays on a range of topics. Each selection is supported by exceptionally thorough and thoughtfully designed editorial apparatus that integrates reading, writing, and critical thinking.

Table of Contents

1. ON WRITING

Pat Mora, "A Latina in Kentucky"
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., "How to Write with Style"
William Zinsser, "Simplicity"
Amy Tan, "Mother Tongue" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 1
From Seeing to Writing

2. ON READING

Judith Ortiz Cofer, "Volar"
Malcolm X, "Prison Studies"
Ellen Tashie Frisina, "'See Spot Run': Teaching my Grandmother to Read"
Richard Rodriguez, "Open the Doors of Your Mind with Books" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 2
From Seeing to Writing

3. DESCRIPTION

Annie Dillard, "In the Jungle"
Maxine Hong Kingston, "Catfish in the Bathtub"
Suzanne Berne, "My Ticket to the Disaster"
Virginia Wolff, "The Death of the Moth" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 3
From Seeing to Writing

4. NARRATION

Elizabeth Wong, "The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl"
Langston Hughes, "Salvation"
David Sedaris, "Let It Snow"
George Orwell, "A Hanging" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 4
From Seeing to Writing

5. ILLUSTRATION

Brent Staples, "Night Walker"
Barbara Ehrenreich, "What I've Learned from Men"
U.S. Department of Defense, "Apocalypse Now"
Amartya Sen, "A World Not Neatly Divided" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 5
From Seeing to Writing

6. COMPARISON AND CONTRAST

Rachel Carson, "A Fable for Tomorrow"
Dave Barry, "Punch and Judy"
Michele Ingrassia, "The Body of the Beholder"
Katha Pollitt, "Why Boys Don't Play with Dolls" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 6
From Seeing to Writing

7. DEFINITION

Dagoberto Gilb, "Pride"
Suzanne Britt Jordan, "Fun, Oh Boy, Fun. You Could Die from It".
Gloria Naylor, "A Word's Meaning"
David Brooks, "The Organization Kid" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 7
From Seeing to Writing

8. CLASSIFICATION

Judith Viorst, "Fring ends, Good Friends--And Such Good Friends"
Scott Russell Sanders, "The Men We Carry in Our Minds"
Rashup, "The American Dream for Sale: Ethnic Images in Magazines"
James T. Baker, "How Do We Find the Student in a World of Academic Gymnasts and Worker Ants?" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 8
From Seeing to Writi

9. PROCESS ANALYSIS

Bill Bryson, "Your New Computer"
Ernest Hemingway, "Camping Out"
Bruce Jay Friedman, "Eating Alone in Restaurants."
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "In the Kitchen" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 9
From Seeing to Writing

10. CAUSE-AND-EFFECT ANALYSIS

Stephen King, "Why We Crave Horror Movies"
Elie Wiesel, "The America I Love"
Harry Crews, "Why I Live Where I Live"
Gina Barreca, "Why Women Laugh" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 10
From Seeing to Writing

11. ARGUMENTATION AND PERSUASION
ARGUMENTS PRO AND CON: REPARATIONS FOR SLAVERY

Manning Marable, "An Idea Whose Time Has Come..." (Mixing Patterns)
Shelby Steele, "... Or A Childish Illusion of Justice"

THE FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT

William Kristol, "For the Marriage Amendment"
Andrew Sullivan, "A Call to Arms"

MAJOR ISSUES IN TODAY'S WORLD
PERSPECTIVES ON IDENTITY

Jonathan Kozol, "Are the Homeless Crazy?" (Mixing Patterns)
Ronald Takaki, "The Harmful Myth of Asian Superiority" (Mixing Patterns)
Anna Quindlen, "Women Are Just Better" (Mixing Patterns)

PERSPECTIVES ON POLITICAL RIGHTS

Molly Ivins, "Get a Knife, Get a Dog, but Get Rid of Guns"
Julie Bosman, "The (No) Free Speech Movement"
Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream"

PERSPECTIVES ON THE AIDS EPIDEMIC

Lynsey J. Proctor, "Sex Education Can Learn from Bananas"
Richard Holbrooke and Richard Furman, "A Global Battle's Missing Weapon"
Brent Staples, "Avoiding the Truth of What's Needed to Fight AIDS: Needle Programs"
Summing Up: Chapter 11
From Seeing to Writing

APPENDIX: A GUIDE TO RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION

What Are Research and Documentation?
The Research Process
Phase I: Choosing and Limiting a Topic
Phase II: Gathering and Organizing Material
Phase III: Writing the Paper
Phase IV: Documenting Sources
Sample Student Research Paper

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