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The Best American Essays 2007

Author : David Foster Wallace
ISBN : 0618709274
Genre : Literary Collections
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Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals

The Best American Essays

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123896073
Genre : American essays
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The Best American Essays

Author : Robert Atwan
ISBN : 0618832599
Genre : Education
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Thematically arranged, The Best American Essays, Fifth Edition, presents highly regarded contemporary authors at their best. The essays, selected from the popular Houghton Mifflin trade series of the same name, also cover common rhetorical modes--including narration and argumentation--thereby providing instructors optimal flexibility with respect to course approach. In the introduction, Robert Atwan offers an overview of various types of essays in order to prepare students for the readings that follow. To further prepare students, "Essayists on the Essay" offers insightful commentaries about the genre from many of today's top writers.

The Best American History Essays 2007

Author : NA NA
ISBN : 9781137064394
Genre : History
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This second annual volume from the Organization of American Historians, containing the best American history articles published between the summers of 2005 and 2006, provides a quick and comprehensiveoverview ofthe topwork and the current intellectual trendsin the field of American history. With contributions froma diverse group of historians, thiscollection appealsboth to scholars and to lovers of history alike.

The Comics Of Chris Ware

Author : David M. Ball
ISBN : 9781604734423
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing Is a Way of Thinking brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars about the comics of Chicago-based cartoonist Chris Ware (b. 1967). Both inside and outside academic circles, Ware's work is rapidly being distinguished as essential to the developing canon of the graphic novel. Winner of the 2001 Guardian First Book Prize for the genre-defining Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Ware has received numerous accolades from both the literary and comics establishment. This collection addresses the range of Ware's work from his earliest drawings in the 1990s in The ACME Novelty Library and his acclaimed Jimmy Corrigan, to his most recent works-in-progress, "Building Stories" and "Rusty Brown."

The Best American Essays 2012

Author : Robert Atwan
ISBN : 9780547840543
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind. The Best American Essays 2012 includes Marcia Angell, Miah Arnold, Mark Doty, Joseph Epstein, Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, Francine Prose, Lauren Slater, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jose Antonio Vargas, and others

Crafting Presence

Author : Nicole B. Wallack
ISBN : 9781607325352
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Essays are central to students’ and teachers’ development as thinkers in their fields. In Crafting Presence, Nicole B. Wallack develops an approach to teaching writing with the literary essay that holds promise for writing students, as well as for achieving a sense of common purpose currently lacking among professionals in composition, creative writing, and literature. Wallack analyzes examples drawn primarily from volumes of The Best American Essays to illuminate the most important quality of the essay as a literary form: the writer’s “presence.” She demonstrates how accounting for presence provides a flexible and rigorous heuristic for reading the contexts, formal elements, and purposes of essays. Such readings can help students learn writing principles, practices, and skills for crafting myriad presences rather than a single voice. Crafting Presence holds serious implications for writing pedagogy by providing new methods to help teachers and students become more insightful and confident readers and writers of essays. At a time when liberal arts education faces significant challenges, this important contribution to literary studies, composition, and creative writing shows how an essay-centered curriculum empowers students to show up in the world as public thinkers who must shape the “knowledge economy” of the twenty-first century.

Law S Wars

Author : Richard L. Abel
ISBN : 9781108429818
Genre : Law
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The US 'war on terror', which Bush declared and Obama continued, repeatedly violated fundamental rule of law values. Law's Wars: The Fate of the Rule of Law in the US 'War on Terror' is the first comprehensive account of efforts to resist and correct those violations. It focuses on responses to abuses in Abu Ghraib, efforts by Guantnamo Bay detainees to improve conditions of confinement in and win release, exposs of and efforts to end torture and electronic surveillance, and civilian casualties on the battlefield, including targeted killings. Abel deploys a law and society perspective to construct and analyze detailed narratives of the roles of victims, whistle-blowers, the media, NGOs, lawyers, doctors, politicians, military personnel, foreign governments and international organizations in defending the rule of law. Only by understanding past errors can we hope to prevent their repetition in what promises to be an endless 'war on terror'.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007

Author : Dave Eggers
ISBN : 0618902813
Genre : Literary Collections
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Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics by Alison Bechdel, Stephen Colbert, Scott Carrier, and Lee Klein.

The Best American Travel Writing 2009

Author : Simon Winchester
ISBN : 0618858660
Genre : Travel
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Acclaimed writer Simon Winchester brings his keen literary eye to this year's volume of the finest travel writing from the past year. "Full of insights, humor, the exotic and distant, and the ordinary and near" (Library Journal) this collection finds "a perfect mix of exotic locale and elegant prose" (Publishers Weekly).

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