Writer's Presence A Pool of Readings

ISBN-10: 0312486863
ISBN-13: 9780312486860
Edition: 6th
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Description: The readings inThe Writer's Presenceare selected exclusively for the quality of the writing. Editors Donald McQuade of the University of California, Berkeley, and Robert Atwan, Series Editor ofThe Best American Essaysscoured hundreds of essays in  More...

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List price: $62.99
Edition: 6th
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1040
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.662
Language: English

The readings inThe Writer's Presenceare selected exclusively for the quality of the writing. Editors Donald McQuade of the University of California, Berkeley, and Robert Atwan, Series Editor ofThe Best American Essaysscoured hundreds of essays in search of teachable readings with strong voices and clear points of view. The result is a blend of classic pieces by favorites like James Baldwin, Annie Dillard, and Amy Tan; and fresh pieces by rising stars like Michael Pollan, Geeta Kothari, James McBride, and Daniel Harris. The voices inThe Writer's Presencerepresent different communities, time periods, levels of difficulty, and fields of study, and the topics intersect in intriguing and nuanced ways, giving students the opportunity to think critically and develop their own voices.Organized by type of writing and with minimal apparatus, The Writer's Presencegives instructors unsurpassed teaching flexibility. With so many exceptional readings and so many ways to teach them, the possibilities are endless.

Robert Atwan is the series editor of The Best American Essays. He recently edited Divine Inspiration, a volume of world poetry on the Gospels.

Personal Writing: Exploring Our Own Lives
The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me
"What's Your Name, Girl?"
Ghosts: Pishtacos
Notes of a Native Son
The Writer at Work - James Baldwin on Black English
The Problem with T-Shirts
My Father's Life
Silent Dancing
The Writer at Work - Cofer on Memory and Personal Essays
A Clack of Tiny Sparks: Remembrances of a Gay Boyhood
Toy Children
On Keeping a Notebook
Learning to Read and Write
Major Steps
The Knock
A City Beyond the Reach of Empathy
The Diary of a Young Girl
In the Kitchen
The Writer at Work - Henry Louis Gates Jr. on the Writer's Voice
Hiroshima Diary
On Stuttering
The Writer at Work - Edward Hoagland on What an Essay Is
Salvation
The Writer at Work - Langston Hughes on How to Be a Bad Writer (In Ten Easy Lessons)
If You Are What You Eat, Then What Am I?
On Being a Cripple
The Writer at Work - Nancy Mairs on Finding a Voice
Homeboy
The Rake: A Few Scenes from My Childhood
The Price We Pay
Shooting an Elephant
Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood
The Writer at Work - Rodriguez on a Writer's Identity
My Speech at West Point
The Writer at Work - Marjane Satrapi on Comics
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space
The Writer at Work - Another Version of Just Walk on By
The M Word: Why It Matters to Me
Mother Tongue
My Inner Shrimp
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self
Scattered Inconveniences
The Writer at Work - Jerald Walker on Writing
Once More to the Lake
Expository Writing: Shaping Information
What Meets the Eye
Second Thoughts: What the Right to Bear Arms Really Means
Analyze, Don't Summarize

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