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Author: Samuel S Cohen
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed., Instructors edView all editions and formats
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50 Essays: A Portable Anthology is a compact, inexpensive collection of classic and contemporary essays, most of which have already proven popular in hundreds of classrooms and with thousands of students. Learning how to read good writing effectively is crucial to learning how to write and think critically -- and 50 Essays is full of exceptional prose and many opportunities to practice reading, thinking, and writing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel S Cohen
ISBN: 9780312668211 031266821X 9780312609658 0312609655 9780312675431 0312675437
OCLC Number: 708646757
Notes: Included between pages 224 and 225 is a "Resources for teaching" section. This section includes its own title page and t.p. verso as well its own isbn's and alternate pagination.
Description: xxx, 473 pages, [vi, 42] pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Joy of reading and writing : Superman and me / Sherman Alexie --
Graduation / Maya Angelou --
How to tame a wild tongue / Gloria Anzaldua --
On compassion / Barbara Lazear Ascher --
Notes of a native son / James Baldwin --
Turkeys in the kitchen / Dave Barry --
Why don't we complain?/ William F. Buckley Jr. --
Obligation to endure / Rachel Carson --
Myth of the Latin woman : I just met a girl named Maria / Judith Ortiz Cofer --
Ends of the world as we know them / Jared Diamon --
On morality / Joan Didion --
Seeing / Annie Dillard --
Learning to read and write / Frederick Douglass --
Serving in Florida / Barbara Ehrenreich --
On dumpster diving / Lars Eighner --
Ways we lie / Stephanie Ericsson --
Sex, drugs, disasters, and the extinction of dinosaurs / Stephen Jay Gould --
Salvation / Langston Hughes --
How it feels to be colored me / Zora Neale Hurston --
Declaration of independence / Thomas Jefferson --
Games / Steven Johnson --
Letter from Birmingham Jail / Martin Luther King Jr. --
No name woman / Maxine Hong Kingston --
Our vanishing night / Verlyn Klinkenborg --
Fourth of July / Audre Lorde --
On being a cripple / Nancy Mairs --
Learning to read / Malcolm X --
Curbing nature's paparazzi / Bill McKibben --
Way to Rainy Mountain / N. Scott Momaday --
Two ways to belong in America / Bharati Mukherjee --
Shooting an elephant / George Orwell --
Allegory of the cave / Plato --
What's eating America / Michael Pollan --
Aria : memoir of a bilingual childhood / Richard Rodriguez --
I just wanna be average / Mike Rose --
Men we carry in our minds / Scott Russell Sanders --
Kid Kustomers / Eric Schlosser --
Plague of tics / David Sedaris --
Regarding the pain of others / Susan Sontag --
Declaration of sentiments and resolutions / Elizabeth Cady Stanton --
Just walk on by : Black men and public space / Brent Staples --
Modest proposal / Jonathan Swift --
Mother tongue / Amy Tan --
Where I lived, and what I lived for / Henry David Thoreau --
Ain't I a woman? / Sojourner Truth --
Shooting Dad / Sarah Vowell --
In search of our mothers' gardens / Alice Walker --
Once more to the lake / E. B. White --
Television : the plug-in drug / Marie Winn --
Death of the moth / Virginia Woolf.
Other Titles: Fifty essays
Resources for teaching :
Responsibility: edited by Samuel Cohen.

Abstract:

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology is a compact, inexpensive collection of classic and contemporary essays, most of which have already proven popular in hundreds of classrooms and with thousands of students. Learning how to read good writing effectively is crucial to learning how to write and think critically -- and 50 Essays is full of exceptional prose and many opportunities to practice reading, thinking, and writing about it. 50 Essays represents an extraordinary diversity of voices and genres -- from polemical exhortations to personal narratives, from speeches to meditations, from nuanced arguments to humorous articles. Of varied length and complexity, the essays should stimulate ideas for students' own writing as they provide sound models for rhetorical analysis. But 50 Essays is more than just a selection of good readings. It is a versatile and practical collection designed to prompt critical thinking and writing in the composition classroom. - Preface for instructors.

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