Modern American Prose 15 Writers Plus 15

ISBN-10: 0070113963
ISBN-13: 9780070113961
Edition: 3rd 1993
List price: $49.06
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Book details

List price: $49.06
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Robert DiYanni received his B.A. from Rutgers University in 1968 and his Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 1976. He has taught at Queens College of the City University of New York, at New York University in the Graduate Rhetoric Program, at Harvard University in the Expository Writing Program, and most recently at Pace University. He has written articles and reviews on various aspects of literature, composition, and pedagogy. He is also the author of numerous books and frequently lectures and participates in writing and literature workshops.

Thematic Table of Contents
Rhetorical Table of Contents
Preface
Editors' Acknowledgments
Introduction
James Baldwin
Autobiographical Notes
The Discovery of What It Means to Be an American
If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?
Notes of a Native Son
Joan Didion
Marrying Absurd
The White Album
Miami
Salvador
Why I Write
On Keeping a Notebook
Annie Dillard
Jest and Earnest
Living Like Weasels
Transfiguration
Skating
The Writing Life
Loren Eiseley
The Long Loneliness
The Judgment of the Birds
The Dance of the Frogs
The Running Man
Ellen Goodman
On Being a Journalist
The Company Man
It's Failure, Not Success
The Tapestry of Friendships
In the Male Direction
Stephen Jay Gould
Prologue
Flaws in a Victorian Veil
Women's Brains
Evolution as Fact and Theory
Maxine Hong Kingston
No Name Woman
On Discovery
The Wild Man of the Green Swamp
Silence
Barry Lopez
The Stone Horse
The Clamor of Justification
Children in the Woods
Perspective
John McPhee
Los Angeles against the Mountains
Pirates, Stowaways, Drugs
The Pineys
The Swiss at War
Richard Selzer
The Pen and the Scalpel
The Knife
The Masked Marvel's Last Toehold
Imelda
Lewis Thomas
The Iks
The Lives of a Cell
The Tucson Zoo
To Err Is Human
Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony
Barbara Tuchman
In Search of History
The Idea and the Deed
The Black Death
Is History a Guide to the Future?
Alice Walker
Brothers and Sisters
Choice: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
E. B. White
The Essayist
The Sea and the Wind That Blows
Death of a Pig
The Ring of Time
Once More to the Lake
Tom Wolfe
Las Vegas
Only One Life
The Pump House Gang
The Right Stuff
Other Voices
Feminism, the Body, and the Machine
Friends, Foes, and Working Animals
Foreword to The Broken Cord
The Parable of the Cave; or, In Praise of Watercolors
What I Think, What I Am
How It Feels to Be Colored Me
I Have a Dream
The Siege of Chicago
On Being a Cripple
The Voice of the Looking-Glass
The Way to Rainy Mountain
Macho Time
Complexion
Safe at Home
On AIDS

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