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One Hundred Great Essays

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ISBN-10: 0205535550

ISBN-13: 9780205535552

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Robert DiYanni

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List price: $41.20
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 2/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

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
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
Of Studies
Growing Up
Notes of a Native Son
Road Warrior
Attending a World
Into the Electric Millennium
I Want a Wife
Influenza 1918
The Wound in the Face
Letter to His Son
Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
Calculated Risks
How We Listen
Natural Selection
The Geography of the Imagination
Marrying Absurd
On Self-Respect
Living Like Weasels
No Man Is an Island
Learning to Read and Write
Joyas Voladoras
Of Our Spiritual Striving
Lights of the Long Night
About Men
Speech to the Troops at Tilbury
Living with Music
Never Do That to a Book
The Value of Science
Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog
Arriving at Perfection
The Interpretation of Dreams
The Landscape of History
The Middle Way
The Company Man
More than Just a Shrine-Ellis Island
On the Pleasure of Hating
The Colonel
Nowhere Man
The Declaration of Independence
Essay #189
On Seeing England for the First Time
Letter from Birmingham Jail
I Have a Dream
On Discovery
The Dog, the Family: A Household Tale
A Bachelor's Complaint
You Are What You Say
On Ben Franklin's Virtues
Coming Home Again
The Curse of Talent
The Gettysburg Address
The Stone Horse
The Morals of the Prince
The Communist Manifesto
Portrait of an Ideal World
Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
The Way to Rainy Mountain
Of Smells
Are You Somebody
Politics and the English Language
Shooting an Elephant
The Din in the Head
The Allegory of the Cave
The Necessary Enemy
The Medium is the Metaphor
Between the Sexes, A Great Divide
Aria: Memories of a Bilingual Childhood
Letter to His Son
The Inheritance of Tools
What Secrets Tell
Speech on the Signing of the Treaty of Port Elliott
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Landscape, History, and the Pueblo Imagination
A Woman's Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source?
Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space
On Being Black and Middle Class
A Modest Proposal
Les Tres Riches Heures de Martha Stewart
Mother Tongue
The Corner of the Eye
Why I Went to the Woods
University Days
And Ain't I a Woman
Reading the River
from "Listening"
Once More to the Lake
A Vindication of the Rights of Women
The Duke of Deception
The Death of the Moth
Professions for Women