Norton Reader An Anthology of Nonfiction

ISBN-10: 0393931730

ISBN-13: 9780393931730

Edition: 12th 2008

Authors: Peterson, John C. Brereton, Linda H. Peterson

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With readings in a wide variety of genres, subjects, and styles, it offers the largest and most thoughtfully chosen collection of essays for composition students today. The Twelfth Edition has been carefully revised, with 25 percent of its readings new and an extensive new introduction to reading and writing with guidelines to all the elements cited in the WPA Outcomes Statement. Available in two editions: a full edition, with 206 readings; and a shorter edition, with 123.
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List price: $36.00
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Linda H. Peterson is the Niel Gray, Jr. Professor of English at Yale University. Her books include "Victorian Women's Autobiography: The Poetics and Politics of Life Writing".

Introduction: Reading and Writing with The Norton Reader
Personal Report
On Going Home
A Hole in the Wall
On Dumpster Diving
On Being a Cripple
The Knife
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self
Once More to the Lake
People, Places
Under the Influence
An American Childhood
Sowers and Reapers
More Room
The Way to Rainy Mountain
True North
Enclosed. Encyclopedic. Endured: The Mall of America
Human Nature
Looking at Women
Between the Sexes, a Great Divide
Excuse Me While I Explode: My Mother, Myself, My Anger
Why Women Smile
What Is a Homosexual?
On the Fear of Death
How to Know If You're Dead
Cultural Critique
Is America Falling Apart?
Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain
Kill 'Em! Crush 'Em! Eat 'Em Raw!
Get a Knife, Get a Dog, but Get Rid of Guns
Saudis in Bikinis
The Wheels of Freedom: Bicycles in China
The Case for Single-Child Families
Black Men and Public Space
Who Shot Johnny?
Learning to Read
Learning to Write
How Teachers Make Children Hate Reading
College Pressures
College Is a Waste of Time and Money
Why Colleges Shower Their Students with A's
The Gender Gap at School
The Dean's Daughter Gets Thin Envelope
Thinking as a Hobby
Taking Women Students Seriously
Language and Communication
"Mommy, What Does 'Nigger' Mean?"
Always Living in Spanish
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
How to Write a Letter
Notes on Punctuation
Literature, the Arts, and Media
One Writer's Beginnings
Good Readers and Good Writers
Does a Literary Canon Matter?
In Search of a Room of One's Own
A Century of Cinema
Understanding Comics
Moving Along
The Sound of Music
How We Listen
Philosophy and Religion
In a Double Exile
Where I Lived, and What I Lived For
The Death of the Moth
Sight into Insight
The Allegory of the Cave
Parables of the Kingdom
Muddy Road, A Parable, Learning to Be Silent
The Mystery of Zen
Permissions Acknowledgments
Genres Index
Rhetorical Index
Thematic Index
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