Fifty Great Essays (Penguin Academic Series)

ISBN-10: 0205706789

ISBN-13: 9780205706785

Edition: 4th 2011

Authors: Robert DiYanni

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Fifty Great Essaysprovides an outstanding collection of classic and contemporary writing as part of Longman's Penguin Academics Series of low-cost, high-quality offerings intended for use in introductory college courses.This medium-sized reader features a collection of eminently teachable and rewarding essays for today's college composition courses. Combining commonly taught, classic essays with the best of contemporary writing, Fifty Great Essays provides flexible options for every composition classroom. The selections are diverse in both subject matter and authorship. They have been chosen as models of good writing, as well as for their usefulness as springboards for student writing. An introductory section informs students about the characteristics of the essay form and offers instruction both on reading essays critically and on the process of writing effective essays.
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List price: $24.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Robert DiYanni received his B.A. from Rutgers University in 1968 and his Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 1976. He has taught at Queens College of the City University of New York, at New York University in the Graduate Rhetoric Program, at Harvard University in the Expository Writing Program, and most recently at Pace University. He has written articles and reviews on various aspects of literature, composition, and pedagogy. He is also the author of numerous books and frequently lectures and participates in writing and literature workshops.

Introduction: Reading and Writing
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
Facts on the Ground
Of Studies
Road Warrior
Letter to His Son
Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
Calculated Risks
Natural Selection
On Self-Respect
Living Like Weasels
teaming to Read and Write
Joyas Voladoras
About Men
Living with Music
The Value of Science
Arriving at Perfection
The Company Man
More Than Just a Shrine-Ellis Island
On the Pleasure of Hating
The Colonel
How It Feels to Be Colored Me
Nowhere Man
On Seeing England for the First Time
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Why We Crave Horror Movies
On Discovery
The Gettysburg Address
The Morals of the Prince
Cat People us. Dog People
The Way to Rainy Mountain
Of Smells
Are You Somebody?
Shooting an Elephant
Under the Influence
The World Is All That Is the Case
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
And Ain't I a Woman?
Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self
Once More to the Lake
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
The Death of the Moth
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