Great Writing: A Reader for Writers

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Great Writing provides a multi-genre collection of rhetorically organized essays, memoirs, speeches, stories, poems, and a play - all presented within familiar rhetorical contexts.

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Twenty-Four New Readings: Census 2000, William Safire; The Insufficiency of Honesty, Stephen L. Carter; Grudnow, Linda Pastan; Fame: The Power and Cost of Fantasy, Sue Erikson Bloland
The Case Against Chores, Jane Smiley;
Powow, Ian Frazier; Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain, Jessica Mitford; Like A King, Adam Gopnick; Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts, Bruce Catton; The He Hormone, Andrew Sullivan; The Smurfette Principle, Katha Pollitt;
The Death of the Moth
, Virginia Woolf; Ode to Autumn, John Keats; Graduation, Maya Angelou; What I've Learned from Men, Barbara Ehrenreich; Friends, Good Friends - And Such Good Friends, Judith Viorst; The Plight of the High-Status Woman, Barbara Defoe Whitehead; Smart Bombs, Patricia J. Williams; Claiming the Self: The Cripple as American Man, Leonard Kriegel; I Want A Wife, Judy Brady; Complexion, Richard Rodriguez; Unwanted Sex, Stephen Schulhofer; Wakefield, Nathaniel Hawthorne; Mantis, Annie Dillard
Includes Fiction, Poetry, and Drama: In addition to essays, Great Writing offers model fiction pieces in the rhetorical modes - Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress," for example, as an example of persuasion.
Essay Prompts: The essay prompts facilitate practice in writing not only experiential pieces but also argumentative and analytical essays.

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