Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose

ISBN-10: 1551114267
ISBN-13: 9781551114262
Edition: 2002
Authors: Tammy Roberts
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Description: A substantial selection of classic essays allows readers to trace the history of the essay from Swift to Woolf and Orwell and beyond. A selection of the finest of contemporary essays—from Joan Didion to Witold Rybcynski—provides a broad sample of  More...

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Broadview Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848

A substantial selection of classic essays allows readers to trace the history of the essay from Swift to Woolf and Orwell and beyond. A selection of the finest of contemporary essays—from Joan Didion to Witold Rybcynski—provides a broad sample of the genre in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The academic essays begin with classic selections from such writers as Darwin and Charles Lyell, but the emphasis is on recent decades. Emphasized as well are academic papers or essays that have been especially influential or controversial, from J. Tuzo Wilson's writing on continental drift to Judith Rich Harris's argument that the influence of peers may be at least as influential in the formation of personality as that of parents.Works of different lengths, levels of difficulty and subject matter are all represented, as are narrative, descriptive and persuasive essays.Also included in the text is a range of questions and suggestions for discussion. The text selections are numbered by paragraph for ready reference.

Preface
Table of Contents by Subject
Table of Contents by Rhetorical Category
Of Democritus and Heraclitus
from Of Experience
from Of the Education of Children
Of Studies
from For Whom This Bell Tolls (Meditation XVII)
On Social Class and Happiness
On Hearing the Ship Was Drowned
A Modest Proposal
On Becoming Acquainted with Our Real Characters
To Reign Once More in Our Native Country
To M. Talleyrand-Perigord, Late Bishop of Autun
from The Principles of Geology
Niagara
Civil Disobedience
Ball-Playing
from On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
from Only Temper
A River Pilot Looks at the Mississippi
The New Aesthetic
On Halsted Street
A Mild Suggestion
Roughing It in the Bush
Professions for Women
The Death of the Moth
Once More to the Lake
Politics and the English Language
Lear, Tolstoy, and the Fool
from The Highway and the City
from Behavioral Study of Obedience
Correctness and the English Language
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Dinner with my Celebrated Pen Pal T. S. Eliot
On Going Home
Did the Atlantic Close and then Re-Open?
The Way to Rainy Mountain
Where the World Began
The World of Wrestling
Ladies and Gentlemen, Stompin' Tom Connors!
Pablo Picasso
Mme. Marie Curie (1866-1934)
Pig Lovers and Pig Haters
The Conscience of Huckleberry Finn
Children: Pro or Con?
Speciesism and the Equality of Animals
Taking Women Students Seriously
Invisibility in Academe
Moral Saints
Another Accolade for Charter Arms Corp
What is Real?
Workers Revolt: The Great Cat Massacre of the Rue Saint-Severin
Representing Ophelia: Women, Madness, and the Responsibilities of Feminist Criticism
Entropic Homogeneity Isn't Why No One Hits 400 Any More
from Decolonising the Mind
Terwilliger Bunts One
Four Farms in the Tenth of Reach
Our Daughters, Ourselves
Intoxicated by My Illness
A Four-Hundred-Year-Old Woman
The Egg and the Sperm: How Science has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles
On Poetry
Silence and the Notion of the Commons
Fear Itself
Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital
Transcribing Insima, a Blackfoot "Old Lady"
The Passing of Anatole Broyard
The Sports Taboo
Philosophy, Morality, and The English Patient
Where is the Child's Environment? A Group Socialization Theory of Development
Saving the Balzar
from We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families
How People Power Topples the Tyrant
Political Animals and the Body of History
One Good Turn Why the Robertson Screwdriver is the Biggest Little Invention of the Twentieth Century
Does Working for Welfare Work?
The Swoosh
First Job
Biographical Notes
Acknowledgements
Index

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