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The Best American Essays, College Edition

The Best American Essays, College Edition

ISBN 9781133310341
Edition 7
Publication Date
Publisher Cengage
Author(s)
Overview
Preface. Introduction and Prologue. 1. THE PERSONAL VOICE: IDENTITY, DIVERSITY, SELF-DISCOVERY. Anwar F. Accawi, 'The Telephone'; Judith Ortiz Cofer, 'Silent Dancing'; Edwidge Danticat, 'Westbury Court'; Yusef Komunyakaa, 'The Blue Machinery of Summer'; Chang-Rae Lee, 'Magical Dinners'; Scott Russell Sanders, 'The Inheritance of Tools'; Lauren Slater, 'Tripp Lake'; Amy Tan, 'Mother Tongue'; Ryan Van Meter, 'First'; Christy Vannoy, 'A Personal Essay by a Personal Essay'; Jerald Walker, 'The Mechanics of Being'; Reshma Memon YaQub, 'The Washing' 2. THE ATTENTIVE MIND: OBSERVATION, REFLECTION, INSIGHT. Sue Allison, 'Taking a Reading'; Annie Dillard, 'The Stunt Pilot'; Brian Doyle, 'Joyas Voladoras'; Kitty Burns Florey, 'Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog'; Patricia Hampl, 'The Dark Art of Description'; Amy Leach, 'You Be the Moon'; Ariel Levy, 'The Lesbian Bride's Handbook'; Alan Lightman, 'The Accidental Universe'; Joyce Carol Oates, 'They All Just Went Away'; David Sedaris, 'This Old House'; Patricia Smith, 'Pearl, Upward'; Gay Talese, 'Ali in Havana' 3. THE PUBLIC SPHERE: ADVOCACY, ARGUMENT, CONTROVERSY. Alan M. Dershowitz, 'Shouting 'Fire!''; George Gessert, 'An Orgy of Power'; Garret Keizer, 'Loaded'; Jamaica Kincaid, 'On Seeing England for the First Time'; Michael Lewis, 'The Mansion: A Subprime Parable'; Danielle Ofri, 'Living Will'; Bridget Potter, 'Lucky Girl'; Peter Singer, 'The Singer Solution to World Poverty'; Jill McCorkle, 'Cuss Time'; John H. Summers, 'Gettysburg Regress'; John Edgar Wideman, 'Fatheralong'; Edward O. Wilson, 'Apocalypse Now'.
Overview
Preface. Introduction and Prologue. 1. THE PERSONAL VOICE: IDENTITY, DIVERSITY, SELF-DISCOVERY. Anwar F. Accawi, 'The Telephone'; Judith Ortiz Cofer, 'Silent Dancing'; Edwidge Danticat, 'Westbury Court'; Yusef Komunyakaa, 'The Blue Machinery of Summer'; Chang-Rae Lee, 'Magical Dinners'; Scott Russell Sanders, 'The Inheritance of Tools'; Lauren Slater, 'Tripp Lake'; Amy Tan, 'Mother Tongue'; Ryan Van Meter, 'First'; Christy Vannoy, 'A Personal Essay by a Personal Essay'; Jerald Walker, 'The Mechanics of Being'; Reshma Memon YaQub, 'The Washing' 2. THE ATTENTIVE MIND: OBSERVATION, REFLECTION, INSIGHT. Sue Allison, 'Taking a Reading'; Annie Dillard, 'The Stunt Pilot'; Brian Doyle, 'Joyas Voladoras'; Kitty Burns Florey, 'Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog'; Patricia Hampl, 'The Dark Art of Description'; Amy Leach, 'You Be the Moon'; Ariel Levy, 'The Lesbian Bride's Handbook'; Alan Lightman, 'The Accidental Universe'; Joyce Carol Oates, 'They All Just Went Away'; David Sedaris, 'This Old House'; Patricia Smith, 'Pearl, Upward'; Gay Talese, 'Ali in Havana' 3. THE PUBLIC SPHERE: ADVOCACY, ARGUMENT, CONTROVERSY. Alan M. Dershowitz, 'Shouting 'Fire!''; George Gessert, 'An Orgy of Power'; Garret Keizer, 'Loaded'; Jamaica Kincaid, 'On Seeing England for the First Time'; Michael Lewis, 'The Mansion: A Subprime Parable'; Danielle Ofri, 'Living Will'; Bridget Potter, 'Lucky Girl'; Peter Singer, 'The Singer Solution to World Poverty'; Jill McCorkle, 'Cuss Time'; John H. Summers, 'Gettysburg Regress'; John Edgar Wideman, 'Fatheralong'; Edward O. Wilson, 'Apocalypse Now'.

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