Back to the Lake A Reader for Writers

ISBN-10: 0393925080
ISBN-13: 9780393925081
Edition: N/A
Authors: Thomas Cooley
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Description: A rhetorically arranged collection of essays, showing that description, narration, and the other so-called patterns of exposition are not just abstract concepts used in composition classrooms but are in fact the way we thinkand write. Back to the  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.00
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 668
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

A rhetorically arranged collection of essays, showing that description, narration, and the other so-called patterns of exposition are not just abstract concepts used in composition classrooms but are in fact the way we thinkand write. Back to the Lake offers more than sixty carefully chosen readingsclassics as well as more recent pieces, essays along with various real-world texts, all demonstrating how writers use the modes of discourse for many varied purposes.

Thomas Cooley (PhD, Indiana University) is professor of English at The Ohio State University. In addition to Back to the Lake, he is the editor of The Norton Sampler, The Norton Critical Edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the author of several other books, among them Educated Lives: The Rise of Modern Autobiography in America and The Ivory Leg in the Ebony Cabinet: Madness, Race, and Gender in Victorian America.

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