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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. This medium-sized reader features a collection of eminently teachable and rewarding essays. Combining commonly taught, classic essays with the best of contemporary writing,Fifty Great Essaysprovides flexible options. 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 writing. An introductory section informs the reader about the characteristics of the essay form and offers instruction both on reading essays critically and on the process of writing effective essays.
Robert DiYanni's Fifty Great Essays is a compelling collection of teachable and rewarding essays for today's college composition courses, including works by authors ranging from William Hazlitt to Langston Hughes, and from George Orwell to David Sedaris. Combining frequently taught classic essays with the best of contemporary writing, Fifty Great Essays provides flexible options for every classroom, with selections that offer both models of good professional writing and appropriate springboards for student writing.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Reading and Writing
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
Facts on the Ground
Letter to His Son
Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood
Living Like Weasels
teaming to Read and Write
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
How It Feels to Be Colored Me
On Seeing England for the First Time
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Why We Crave Horror Movies
The Gettysburg Address
The Morals of the Prince
Cat People us. Dog People
The Way to Rainy Mountain
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
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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