9780312486860

The Writer's Presence A Pool of Readings

  • ISBN 13:

    9780312486860

  • ISBN 10:

    0312486863

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/10/2009
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Summary

The readings inThe Writer's Presenceare selected exclusively for the quality of the writing. Editors Donald McQuade of the University of California, Berkeley, and Robert Atwan, Series Editor ofThe Best American Essaysscoured hundreds of essays in search of teachable readings with strong voices and clear points of view. The result is a blend of classic pieces by favorites like James Baldwin, Annie Dillard, and Amy Tan; and fresh pieces by rising stars like Michael Pollan, Geeta Kothari, James McBride, and Daniel Harris. The voices inThe Writer's Presencerepresent different communities, time periods, levels of difficulty, and fields of study, and the topics intersect in intriguing and nuanced ways, giving students the opportunity to think critically and develop their own voices.Organized by type of writing and with minimal apparatus, The Writer's Presencegives instructors unsurpassed teaching flexibility. With so many exceptional readings and so many ways to teach them, the possibilities are endless.

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