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THE RINEHART READER offers works that will challenge, inform, and simulate student writing. Many of the selections included are classics in the sense of being established works by many of our best writers, works that instructors have turned to as models of eloquence and power again and again. Within that standard of quality, the selections provide variety in voice and rhetorical categories. THE RINEHART READER provides ample material on reading and the writing process, the rhetorical organization that most instructors prefer, and an excellent selection of readings that have demonstrated their value both in literature and as models of effective writing.
Table of Contents
Part One Reading and Writing Essays
Why Read? How Can Reading These Essays Help Me?
Television and the American Family
Reading as a Reader
A Sweet Devouring
How Books Helped Shape My Life
A Homemade Education
The Best Refuge for Insomniacs
In Defense of Literacy
The Writing Process
Why I Write
Life at Close Range
What Shall I Write?
The Qualities of Good Writing
The Maker's Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscripts
Part Two Essays for Reading and Analysis
The Discus Thrower
38 Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self
Maxine Hong Kingston
The Cask of Amontillado
Edgar Allan Poe
Writing Assignments for Chapter Three
The Way to Rainy Mountain
N. Scott Momaday
Once More to the Lake
E. B. White
An American Childhood
If Shakespeare Had Had a Sister
We Real Cool
I Stand Here Ironing
Writing Assignments for Chapter Four
The Jeaning of America---And the World
The American Way of Death
Martin Luther King, Jr.
More than Just a Shrine: Paying Homage to the Ghosts of Ellis Island