Prose in Brief: Reading and Writing Essays

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 717 pages
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Contents

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1
From REading to Writing
10
Writing thE CollEgE Essay
17
Writing to REwriting
51
ProofrEading and Titling
67
ThEmE and ThEsis
98
SomE StudEnt Essays
109
ProfEssional Essays
127
JEssiCa Mitford Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain
382
Harold J MOROWITZ Drinking Hemlock and Other Nutritional
393
LianE Ellison NormanPedestrian Students and HighFlying
398
GEorgE OrwEll A Hanging
418
Jo Goodwin ParkEr What Is Poverty?
425
Edward Proffitt Wordsworth Country
440
Rarihokwats JErry Gambill On the Art of Stealing Human
446
BErtrand RussEll How I Write
454

LORD Dunsany A Moral Little Tale
227
PEtEr Farb How to Talk about the World
237
Barry GoldwatEr Why GunControl Laws Dont Work
248
GlEnn Gould Music and Technology
256
StEPhEn Jay Gould The Nonscience of Human Nature
262
StEPhEn Jay GouldSex Drugs Disasters and the Extinction
270
StEPhEn Jay Gould In a Jumbled Drawer
280
JEff GrEEnfiEld The Black and White Truth about
294
DlCK GREGORY If You Had to Kill Your Own Hog
301
HAYAKAWA What Does It Mean to Be Creative?
307
JanE Howard Families
315
Langston HughEs Salvation
321
Zora NEalE Hurston How It Feels to Be Colored Me
336
ALDOUS HUXLEY Waterworks and Kings
345
Martin LuthEr King Jr Have a Dream
352
GEorgE Lakoff and Mark Johnson Concepts We Live By
358
Barry LoPEZ Buffalo
369
May Sarton The Rewardi of Living a Solitary Life
468
BrEnt StaplEs Black Men and Public Space
476
PEggy and PiErrE StrEit A Well in India
484
Frank Sullivan The Busy Cliche Expert
498
Judy SyfErs Want a Wife
509
Paul ThEroux Being a Man
516
LEwis Thomas Clever Animals
525
LEwis Thomas Late Night Thoughts on LLdening to Mahlers Ninth
533
Barbara TuChman The Historian as Artist
550
BARBARA TUCHMAN On Our Birthday America as Idea
559
Using MEtaPhors
631
A BriEf GuidE to thE UsE and DoCumEntation
637
GrouPings by ThEmeThEsis and ModE
669
Groupings by ElEmEnts and OthEr Formal FEaturEs
679
Glossary
699
IndEx of Authors and TitlEs
713
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