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One Hundred Great Essays by Robert J. DiYanni
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An affordable reader with 100 classic and contemporary readings. Alphabetically-organized by author for ease and flexibility.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction: Reading and Writing * indicates readings that are new to this edition 1. Gloria Anzaldua How to Tame a Wild Tongue 2. *Kwame Anthony Appiah Facts on the Ground 3. Francis Bacon Of Studies 4. Russell Baker Growing Up 5. James Baldwin Notes of a Native Son 6. Dave Barry Road Warrior 7. Roland Barthes Toys 8. Sven Birkerts Into the Electronic Millennium 9. Judy Brady I Want a Wife 10. Jane Brox Influenza 11. Angela Carter The Wound in the Face 12. Lord Chesterfield Letter to His Son 13. *Christopher Claussen Against Work 14. Judith Ortiz Cofer Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood 15. K.C. Cole Calculated Risks 16. Charles Darwin Natural Selection 17. Joan Didion Marrying Absurd 18. Joan Didion On Self-Respect 19. Annie Dillard Living Like Weasels 20. *Annie Dillard Heaven and earth in Jest 21. John Donne No Man is an Island 22. Frederick Douglass Learning to Read and Write 23. Brian Doyle Joyas Voladoras 24. W.E.B. DuBois Of Our Spiritual Striving 25. Andre Dubus Lights of the Long Night 26. Gretel Ehrlich About Men 27. Queen Elizabeth I Speech to the Troops at Tilbury 28. Ralph Ellison Living with Music 29. *Anne Fadiman Birth 30. Richard Feynman The Value of Science 31. Benjamin Franklin Arriving at Perfection 32. Sigmund Freud The Interpretation of Dreams 33. *Henry Louis Gates In the Kitchen 34. *Matthew Ghoulish Criticism 35. Ellen Goodman The Company Man 36. Mary Gordon More Than Just a Shrine--Ellis Island 37. William Hazlitt On the Pleasure of Hating 38. *Linda Hogan Dwellings 39. Michael Hogan The Colonel 40. Barbara Holland Naps 41. Langston Hughes Salvation 42. *Zora Neale Hurston How It Feels to Be Colored Me 43. Pico Iyer Nowhere Man 44. Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence 45. Yoshida Kenko 189 365 46. *Jamaica Kincaid On Seeing England for the First Time 47. Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail 48. *Stephen King Why We Crave Horror Movies 49. Maxine Hong Kingston On Discovery 50. August Kleinzhaler The Dog, the Family: A Household Tale 51. Robin Tolmach Lakoff You Are What You Say 52. D.H. Lawrence On Benjamin Franklin's Vitrues 53. Abraham Lincoln The Gettysburg Address 54. Niccolo Machiavelli The Morals of the Prince 55. *Nancy Mairs On Being a Cripple 56. Karl Marx & Frederich Engels The Communist Manifesto 57. H.L. Mencken Portrait of an Ideal World 58. *Laura Miller Cat People vs. Dog People 59. Horace Miner Body Language of the Nacirema 60. N. Scott Momaday The Way to Rainy Mountain 61. Michel de Montaigne Of Smalls 62. *Bharati Mukherjee Imagining Homelands 63. Nuala O'Faolain Are You Somebody? 64. George Orwell Politics and the English Language 65. George Orwell Shooting an Elephant 66. *Cynthia Ozick The Seam of the Snail 67. Plato The Allegory of the Cave 68. Katherine Anne Porter The Necessary Enemy 69. Anna Quindlen Between the Sexes a Great Divide 70. * Clotaire Rapaille Working for a Living: The Codes for Work and Money 71. Richard Rodriguez Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood 72. *Judy Ruiz Oranges and Sweet Sister Boy 73. Nicola Sacco Letter from Charleston State Prison 74. Scott Russell Sanders Under the Influence 75. Luc Sante What Secrets Tell 76. Chief Seattle Speech on the Signing of the Treaty of Port Elliott 77. David Sedaris Me Talk Pretty One Day 78. *David Sedaris Cyclops 79. Leonard Shlain Nonverbal/Verbal 80. * Lee Siegel The World That Is the Case 81. Leslie Marmon Silko Landscape, History, and the Pueblo Imagination 82. Susan Sontag A Woman's Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source? 83. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions 84. Brent Staples Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space 85. Shelby Steele On Being Black and Middle Class 86. Jonathan Swift A Modest Proposal 87. Margaret Talbot Les Tres Riches Heures de Martha Stewart 88. Amy Tan Mother Tongue 89. Lewis Thomas The Corner of the Eye 90. Henry David Thoreau Why I Went to the Woods 91. Sojourner Truth Ain't I a Woman? 92. Mark Twain Reading the River 93. *Alice Walker Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self 94. *David Foster Wallace Consider the Lobster 95. Eudora Welty From Listening 96. E.B. White Once More to the Lake 97. Geoffrey Wolfe The Duke of Deception 98. Mary Wollstonecraft A Vindication of the Rights of Woman 99. Virginia Woolf The Death of the Moth 100. Virginia Woolf Professions for Women
Release date Australia
January 4th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
4th Revised edition
Longman Inc
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