ISBN-10:
0070113963
ISBN-13:
9780070113961
Pub. Date:
01/28/1993
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Modern American Prose: Fifteen Writers + 15 / Edition 3

Modern American Prose: Fifteen Writers + 15 / Edition 3

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Overview

Modern American Prose,3/e,includes four essays each of fifteen major American essayists and one essay by each of fifteen important American writers,allowing students to see the range of a writer's work and the creative nature of the essay. Excellent rhetorical apparatus (introductions and questions) provides a means more analytical and evaluative reading. The broad collection of writers and works gives students an introduction to the nature and power of the essay as a genre,plus a better sense of writers' individual and varied voices.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070113961
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 01/28/1993
Edition description: 3rd ed
Pages: 698
Product dimensions: 5.96(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.48(d)

Table of Contents

Thematic Table of Contentsxv
Rhetorical Table of Contentsxix
Prefacexxi
Editors' Acknowledgmentsxxv
1Introduction1
2James Baldwin19
Autobiographical Notes21
The Discovery of What It Means to Be an American27
If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?35
Notes of a Native Son40
3Joan Didion65
Marrying Absurd68
The White Album73
Miami78
Salvador85
Why I Write91
On Keeping a Notebook98
4Annie Dillard107
Jest and Earnest109
Living Like Weasels116
Transfiguration121
Skating125
The Writing Life130
5Loren Eiseley141
The Long Loneliness143
The Judgment of the Birds151
The Dance of the Frogs162
The Running Man172
6Ellen Goodman185
On Being a Journalist186
The Company Man189
It's Failure, Not Success192
The Tapestry of Friendships196
In the Male Direction200
7Stephen Jay Gould205
Prologue208
Flaws in a Victorian Veil215
Women's Brains223
Evolution as Fact and Theory231
8Maxine Hong Kingston241
No Name Woman243
On Discovery255
The Wild Man of the Green Swamp258
Silence261
9Barry Lopez267
The Stone Horse271
The Clamor of Justification282
Children in the Woods288
Perspective291
10John McPhee297
Los Angeles against the Mountains300
Pirates, Stowaways, Drugs308
The Pineys317
The Swiss at War324
11Richard Selzer333
The Pen and the Scalpel335
The Knife339
The Masked Marvel's Last Toehold345
Imelda351
12Lewis Thomas367
The Iks369
The Lives of a Cell373
The Tucson Zoo377
To Err Is Human381
Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony386
13Barbara Tuchman391
In Search of History394
The Idea and the Deed401
The Black Death410
Is History a Guide to the Future?421
14Alice Walker433
Brothers and Sisters434
Choice: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.439
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self443
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens452
15E. B. White465
The Essayist468
The Sea and the Wind That Blows471
Death of a Pig477
The Ring of Time486
Once More to the Lake493
16Tom Wolfe505
Las Vegas508
Only One Life518
The Pump House Gang524
The Right Stuff541
17Other Voices559
Feminism, the Body, and the Machine561
Friends, Foes, and Working Animals579
Foreword to The Broken Cord587
The Parable of the Cave; or, In Praise of Watercolors599
What I Think, What I Am605
How It Feels to Be Colored Me609
I Have a Dream615
The Siege of Chicago621
On Being a Cripple631
The Voice of the Looking-Glass645
The Way to Rainy Mountain651
Macho Time657
Complexion663
Safe at Home669
On AIDS681

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