Fifty Great Essays

ISBN-10: 0205533531

ISBN-13: 9780205533534

Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Robert DiYanni

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List price: $36.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 2/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122

Robert DiYanni received a B.A. from Rutgers University in 1968 and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 1976. He has taught at Queens College of the City University of New York, New York University, Harvard University, and Pace University. He has written articles and reviews on various aspects of literature, composition, and pedagogy. He has written numerous books including The McGraw-Hill Book of Poetry, Women's Voices, Like Season'd Timber: New Essays on George Herbert, and Modern American Poets: Their Voices and Visions.

Introduction: Reading and Writing Essays
History and Context
Pleasures of the Essay
Types of Essays
Reading Essays Reading Annie Dillard's Living Like Weasels
Writing Essays
Arriving at an Interpretation
An Overview of the Writing Process
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
Of Studies
Road Warrior
Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
Calculated Risks
Natural Selection
Marrying Absurd
Living Like Weasels
Joyas Voladoras
Of Our Spiritual Striving
Learning to Read and Write
About Men
Living with Music
The Value of Science
Arriving at Perfection
The Landscape of History
The Company Man
More than Just a ShrineEllis Island
On the Pleasures of Hating
The Colonel
Letter from Birmingham Jail
No Name Woman
A Bachelor's Complaint
Coming Home Again
The Gettysburg Address
The Morals of the Prince
The Way to Rainy Mountain
Of Smells
Are You Somebody?
Shooting an Elephant
The Seam of the Snail
The Medium Is the Metaphor
Under the Influence
A Woman's Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source?
Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space
A Modest Proposal
Mother Tongue
Why I Went to the Woods
University Days
Aint I a Woman?
Once More to the Lake
A Vindication of the Rights of Women
The Death of the Moth
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