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The Bedford reader

Author: X J Kennedy; Dorothy M Kennedy; Jane E Aaron
Publisher: Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: X J Kennedy; Dorothy M Kennedy; Jane E Aaron
ISBN: 0312086377 9780312086374 0312094914 9780312094911
OCLC Number: 31134120
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxxvi, 746 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Why Read? Why Write? Why Not Phone? --
Using the Bedford Reading --
Reading and Essay --
The Broken Chain / F.K. Fisher --
Rereadings --
Writing --
Has the Chain Been Broken? Two Ideas of Violence in "The Broken Chain" / Christine D'Angelo --
Part I: The Methods --
I: Narration: Telling a Story --
The Method --
The Process --
Narration in a Paragraph: Two Illustrations --
Champion of the World / Maya Angelou --
Maya Angelou on Writing --
On Being the Target of Discrimination / Ralph Ellison --
Ralph Ellison on Writing --
University Days / James Thurber --
James Thuber on Writing --
Casa: A Partial Rememberance of a Puerto Rican Childhood / Judith Ortiz Cofer --
The Lottery / Shirley Jackson --
Shirley Jackson on Writing --
Additional Writing Topics --
II: Writing With Your Senses --
The Method --
The Process --
Description in a Paragraph: Two Illustrations --
The Death of the Moth / Virginia Woolf --
Virginia Woolf on Writing --
Death of a Moth / Annie Dillard --
Annie Dillard on Writing --
Marrying Absurd / Joan Didion --
Joan Didion on Writing --
Once More to the Lake / E.B. White --
E.B. White on Writing --
A narrow Fellow in the Grass / Emily Dickinson --
Emily Dickinson on Writing --
Additional Writing Topics --
III: Pointing to Instances --
The Method --
The Process --
Example in a Paragraph: Two Illustrations --
On Compassion / Barbara Lazear Ascher --
Homeless / Anna Quindlen --
Anna Quindlen on Writing --
A Nation of Welfare Families / Stephanie Coontz --
Stephani Coontz on Writing --
Black Men and Public Space / Brent Staples --
Brent Staples on Writing --
Additional Writing Topics --
IV: Comparison and Contrast: Setting Things Side by Side --
The Method --
The Process --
Comparison and Contrast in a Paragraph: Two Illustrations --
Neat People vs. Sloppy People / Suzanne Britt --
Suzanne Britt on Writing --
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts / Bruce Catton --
Bruce Catton on Writing --
The Language of Discretion / Amy Tan --
Amy Tan on Writing --
The Black and White Truth About Basketball / Jeff Greenfield --
Jeff Greenfield on Writing --
Football Red and Baseball Green / Murray Ross--
Murray Ross on Writing --
Additional Writing Topics --
V: Process Analysis: Explaining Step by Step --
The Method --
The Process --
Process Analysis in a Paragraph: Two Illustrations --
Conversation Piece / Merrill Markoe --
Tell Me More / Brenda Ueland --
Brenda Ueland on Writing --
How Our Skins Got Their Color / Marvin Harris --
Desperation Writing / Peter Elbow --
Peter Elbow on Writing --
Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain / Jessica Mitford --
Jessica Mitford on Writing --
Additional Writing Topics --
VI: Division or Analysis: Slicing into Parts --
The Method --
The Process --
Division or Analysis in a Paragraph: Two Illustrations --
I Want a Wife / Judy Brady --
Dow Recycles Reality / Mark Crispin Miller --
Mark Crispin Miller on Writing --
Predictable Crises of Adulthood / Gail Sheehy --
The Wretched of the Hearth / Barbara Ehrenreich --
Barbara Ehrenreich on Writing --
Madonna / Bell Hooks --
Bell Hooks on Writing --
VII: Classification: Sorting Into Kinds --
The Method --
The Process --
Classification in a Paragraph: Two Illustrations --
The Plot Against People / Russell Baker --
Russell Baker on Writing --
The Sound of Music: Enough Already / Fran Lebowitz --
Fran Lebowitz on Writing --
A Guide to the Ghettos / Camilo Jose Vergara --
Class Acts: America's Changing Middle Class / Ralph Whitehead Jr. --
Ralph Whitehead Jr. on Writing --
Why the Rich are Getting Richer and the Poor Poorer / Robert B. Reich --
Robert B. Reich on Writing --
Additional Writing Topics --
VIII: Cause and Effect: Asking Why --
The Method --
The Process Cause and Effect in a Paragraph: Two Illustrartions --
Drugs / Gore Vidal --
Gore Vidal on Writing --
The Case for Slavery / A.M. Rosenthal --
A.M. Rosenthal on Writing --
The Highlighter Crisis / Lawrence A. Beyer --
Requiem for the Champ / June Jordan --
June Jordan on Writing --
Sex, Drugs, Disasters and the Extinction of the Dinosaurs / Stephen Jay Gould --
Stephen Jay Gould on Writing --
Additional Writing Topics --
IX: Definition: Tracing a Boundry --
The Method --
The Process --
Definition in a Paragraph: Two Illustrations --
Pornoviolence / Tom Wolfe --
Tom Wolfe on Writing --
Erotica and Pornography / Gloria Steinem --
Gloria Steinem on Writing --
The Tourist / Jamaica Kincaid --
Jamaica Kincaid on Writing --
The Holocaust / Bruno Bettelheim --
What is Vulgar? / Joseph Epstein --
Joseph Epstein on Writing --
Additional Writing Topics --
X: Argument and Persuasion: Stating Opinions and Proposals --
The Method --
The Process --
Argument and Persuasion in a Paragraph: Four Illustrations --
Opinions --
The Penalty of Death / H.L. Mencken --
H.L. Mencken on Writing --
Don't Pull the Plug on Televised Executions / Alan M. Dershowitz --
Alan M. Dershowitz on Writing --
Disabiltiy / Nancy Mairs --
Nancy Mairs on Writing --
Streets of Gold: The Myth of the Model Minority / Curtis Chang --
Curtis Chang on Writing --
Proposals --
Why Don't We Complain / William F. Buckley Jr. --
William F. Buckley on Writing --
I Have a Dream / Martin Luther King Jr. --
A Modest Proposal / Jonathan Swift --
Jonathan Swift on Writing --
Additional Writing Topics --
Part II: Mixing the Methods --
XI: The Power of Family --
Mama Went to Work / Vivian Gornick --
Vivian Gornick on Writing --
My Brother on the Shoulder of the Road / Clifford Chase --
Clifford Chase on Writing --
Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood / Richard Rodriguez --
Richard Rodriguez on Writing --
The Colorings of Childhood / David Updike --
No Name Woman / Maxine Hong Kingston --
Maxine Hong Kingston on Writing --
Additional --
XII: Language and Truth --
Politics and the English Language / George Orwell --
George Orwell on Writing --
The Ways We Lie / Stephanie Ericsson --
Exuuuse Me / David Segal --
David Segal on Writing --
The World Police / Michiko Kakutani --
Additional Writing Topics --
XIII: Our Place in the Environment --
Ships in the Desert / Albert Gore Jr. --
How to Poison the Earth / Linnea Saukko --
Linne Saukko on Writing --
Some Doubts About Fur Coats / Slavenka Drakulic --
Waking Up the Rake / Linda Hogan --
Linda Hogan on Writing --
Additional Writing Topics --
XIV: Diversity in the Curriculum --
America: The Multinational Society / Ishmael Reed --
Ishmael Reed on Writing --
The Cult of Ethnicity, Good and Bad / Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. --
Arthur M. Schlesinger on Writing --
Why Do we Read? / Katha Pollitt --
Additonal Writing Topics --
Useful Terms --
Index.
Responsibility: [edited by] X.J. Kennedy, Dorothy M. Kennedy, Jane E. Aaron.

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