One Hundred Great Essays (Penguin Academics Series)

ISBN-10: 0205706800
ISBN-13: 9780205706808
Edition: 4th 2011
Authors: Robert DiYanni
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List price: $23.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

One Hundred Great Essaysis published as part of the Penguin Academics Series, a series of low-cost, high-quality offerings intended for use in introductory college courses.One Hundred Great Essays collects one-hundred of the most teachable and rewarding essays used in today's college composition class. The anthology combines classic, commonly taught essays with frequently anthologized contemporary essays by today's most highly regarded writers. The selections are broadly diverse in both subject matter and authorship. Essays have been selected as both models for good writing and useful springboards for student writing. An introductory section discusses the qualities of the essay form and offers instruction on how to read essays critically, and shows students how to use the writing process to develop their own essays.

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.

Preface
Introduction: Reading and Writing indicates readings that are new to this edition
Gloria Anzaldua How to Tame a Wild Tongue
Kwame Anthony Appiah Facts on the Ground
Francis Bacon Of Studies
Russell Baker Growing Up
James Baldwin Notes of a Native Son
Dave Barry Road Warrior
Roland Barthes Toys
Sven Birkerts Into the Electronic Millennium
Judy Brady I Want a Wife
Jane Brox Influenza
Angela Carter The Wound in the Face
Lord Chesterfield Letter to His Son
Christopher Claussen Against Work
Judith Ortiz Cofer Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
K.C. Cole Calculated Risks
Charles Darwin Natural Selection
Joan Didion Marrying Absurd
Joan Didion On Self-Respect
Annie Dillard Living Like Weasels
Annie Dillard Heaven and earth in Jest
John Donne No Man is an Island
Frederick Douglass Learning to Read and Write
Brian Doyle Joyas Voladoras
W.E.B. DuBois Of Our Spiritual Striving
Andre Dubus Lights of the Long Night
Gretel Ehrlich About Men
Queen Elizabeth I Speech to the Troops at Tilbury
Ralph Ellison Living with Music
Anne Fadiman Birth
Richard Feynman The Value of Science
Benjamin Franklin Arriving at Perfection
Sigmund Freud The Interpretation of Dreams
Henry Louis Gates In the Kitchen
Matthew Ghoulish Criticism
Ellen Goodman The Company Man
Mary Gordon More Than Just a Shrine-Ellis Island
William Hazlitt On the Pleasure of Hating
Linda Hogan Dwellings
Michael Hogan The Colonel
Barbara Holland Naps
Langston Hughes Salvation
Zora Neale Hurston How It Feels to Be Colored Me
Pico Iyer Nowhere Man
Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence
Yoshida Kenko 189
Jamaica Kincaid On Seeing England for the First Time
Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail
Stephen King Why We Crave Horror Movies
Maxine Hong Kingston On Discovery
August Kleinzhaler The Dog, the Family: A Household Tale
Robin Tolmach Lakoff You Are What You Say
D.H. Lawrence On Benjamin Franklin's Vitrues
Abraham Lincoln The Gettysburg Address
Niccolo Machiavelli The Morals of the Prince
Nancy Mairs On Being a Cripple
Karl Marx & Frederich Engels The Communist Manifesto
H.L. Mencken Portrait of an Ideal World
Laura Miller Cat People vs. Dog People
Horace Miner Body Language of the Nacirema
N. Scott Momaday The Way to Rainy Mountain
Michel de Montaigne Of Smalls
Bharati Mukherjee Imagining Homelands
Nuala O'Faolain Are You Somebody?
George Orwell Politics and the English Language
George Orwell Shooting an Elephant
Cynthia Ozick The Seam of the Snail
Plato The Allegory of the Cave
Katherine Anne Porter The Necessary Enemy
Anna Quindlen Between the Sexes a Great Divide
Clotaire Rapaille Working for a Living: The Codes for Work and Money
Richard Rodriguez Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood
*Judy Ruiz Oranges and Sweet Sister Boy
Nicola Sacco Letter from Charleston State Prison
Scott Russell Sanders Under the Influence
Luc Sante What Secrets Tell
Chief Seattle Speech on the Signing of the Treaty of Port Elliott
David Sedaris Me Talk Pretty One Day
David Sedaris Cyclops
Leonard Shlain Nonverbal/Verbal
Lee Siegel The World That Is the Case
Leslie Marmon Silko Landscape, History, and the Pueblo Imagination
Susan Sontag A Woman's Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source?
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
Brent Staples Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space
Shelby Steele On Being Black and Middle Class
Jonathan Swift A Modest Proposal
Margaret Talbot Les Tres Riches Heures de Martha Stewart
Amy Tan Mother Tongue
Lewis Thomas The Corner of the Eye
Henry David Thoreau Why I Went to the Woods
Sojourner Truth Ain't I a Woman?
Mark Twain Reading the River
Alice Walker Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self
David Foster Wallace Consider the Lobster
Eudora Welty From Listening
E.B. White Once More to the Lake
Geoffrey Wolfe The Duke of Deception
Mary Wollstonecraft A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Virginia Woolf The Death of the Moth
Virginia Woolf Professions for Women

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