The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose: Second Edition

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Tammy Roberts, Mical Moser, Don LePan, Julia Gaunce, Laura Buzzard
Broadview Press, May 25, 2011 - Literary Collections - 768 pages

A substantial selection of classic essays allows readers to trace the history of the essay from Swift to Woolf and Orwell and beyond. A selection of the finest of contemporary essays—from Witold Rybcynski to David Sedaris and Elizabeth Kolbert—provides a broad sample of the genre in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The academic essays begin with classic selections from such writers as Darwin and Charles Lyell, but the emphasis is on recent decades. Emphasized as well are academic papers or essays that have been especially influential or controversial, from Luis and Walter Alvarez’s suggestion that an asteroid caused the extinction of the dinosaurs to Judith Rich Harris’s argument that the influence of peers may be at least as influential in the formation of personality as that of parents.

Works of different lengths, levels of difficulty and subject matter are all represented, as are narrative, descriptive and persuasive essays. Also included in the text is a range of questions and suggestions for discussion. The text selections are numbered by paragraph for ready reference.

Added to the second edition are new selections by Malcolm Gladwell, Doris Lessing, Eric Schlosser, Binyavanga Wainaina, and over twenty others. This new edition also provides pairings of informal and academic articles that address the same topic, allowing readers to consider contrasting approaches.

 

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Contents

Michel de Montaigne
1
francis bacon
9
Margaret cavendish
14
j onathan swift
17
saMuel j ohnson
26
Mary wollstonecraft
29
charles lyell
34
henry david thoreau
38
jaMaica kincaid
366
dionne brand
372
ursula franklin
374
PutnaM
381
alice beck kehoe
398
thoMas hurka
420
judith rich harris
427
PhiliP gourevitch
446

Peter singer
58
charles darwin
59
Mark twain
64
eliza M
67
lady agnes Macdonald
75
oscar wilde
85
jane addaMs
88
w e b du bois
91
winston churchill
95
virginia woolf
100
george orwell
109
stanley MilgraM
130
rayMond williaMs
142
Martin luther king
144
groucho Marx
161
Where the World Began
164
roland barthes
170
janet flanner
180
Marvin harris
185
fran lebowitz
201
Peter singer
204
adrienne rich
210
Mike royko
221
luis w alvarez walter alvarez frank asaro helen v Michel
225
elizabeth kolbert
243
alice Munro
266
robert darnton
271
elaine showalter
298
stePhen jay gould
316
ngugi wa thiongo
333
anatole broyard
343
eMily Martin
347
larissa
454
witold rybczynski
464
tiM devlin
469
naoMi klein
478
Margaret atwood
493
Mark beeMan j ohn kounios et
496
jonah lehrer
515
binyavanga wainaina
528
doris lessing
532
MalcolM gladwell
544
adaM goPnik
560
eric schlosser
569
Margaret wente
572
fabrizio benedetti antonella Pollo and luana colloca
576
david sedaris
586
daniel heath j ustice
596
barack obaMa
613
irene PePPerberg jennifer vicinay and Patrick cavanagh
625
irene PePPerberg
638
williaM f baker d stanton korista and lawrence c novak
643
Peggy orenstein
654
neal Mcleod
657
Michael harris
674
jaMes salter
683
biograPhical notes
691
charles darwin
698
Sport
702
acknowledgMents
705
Marvin harris
706
index
711
Margaret cavendish
712
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