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Reading Essays

Author : G. Douglas Atkins
ISBN : 082033653X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Approaches abound to help us beneficially, enjoyably read fiction, poetry, and drama. Here, for the first time, is a book that aims to do the same for the essay. G. Douglas Atkins performs sustained readings of more than twenty-five major essays, explaining how we can appreciate and understand what this currently resurgent literary form reveals about the “art of living.” Atkins’s readings cover a wide spectrum of writers in the English language--and his readings are themselves essays, gracefully written, engaged, and engaging. Atkins starts with the earliest British practitioners of the form, including Francis Bacon, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, and Samuel Johnson. Transcendentalist writers Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson are included, as are works by Americans James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, and E. B. White. Atkins also provides readings of a number of contemporary essayists, among them Annie Dillard, Scott Russell Sanders, and Cynthia Ozick. Many of the readings are of essays that Atkins has used successfully in the classroom, with undergraduate and graduate students, for many years. In his introduction Atkins offers practical advice on the specific demands essays make and the unique opportunities they offer, especially for college courses. The book ends with a note on the writing of essays, furthering the author’s contention that reading should not be separated from writing. Reading Essays continues in the tradition of such definitive texts as Understanding Poetry and Understanding Fiction. Throughout, Atkins reveals the joy, delight, grace, freedom, and wisdom of “the glorious essay.”

How To Use Your Reading In Your Essays

Author : Jeanne Godfrey
ISBN : 9781352002980
Genre : Education
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Of Essays And Reading In Early Modern Britain

Author : S. Black
ISBN : 9780230286641
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study focuses on the co-evolution of the essay and the mode of literacy it enabled, and the interactive processes of reading, with a new approach to early modern textuality. It shows how the genre served to record, test and disseminate the skills required; and how the essay was adopted as a mechanism by various intellectual disciplines.

Reading Ji Kang S Essays

Author : David Chai
ISBN : 9781000437386
Genre : Philosophy
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This is the first English-language book on the philosophy of Ji Kang. Moreover, it offers the first systematic treatment of his philosophy, thus filling a significant gap in English-language scholarship on early medieval Chinese literature and philosophy. David Chai brings to light Ji Kang’s Neo-Daoist heritage and explores the themes in his writings that were derived from classical Daoism, most notably the need for humanity to return to a more harmonious co-existence with Nature to further our own self-understanding. His analysis is unique in that it balances translation and annotation with expositing the creative philosophizing of Neo-Daoism. Chai analyzes the entirety of Ji Kang’s essays, exploring his philosophical reflections on music, aesthetics, ethics, self-cultivation, and fate. Reading Ji Kang/s Essays will be of interest to scholars and students of Chinese philosophy and literature. It offers the first comprehensive philosophical examination of a heretofore neglected figure in Neo-Daoism.

Reading Hume On Human Understanding Essays On The First Enquiry

Author : Peter Millican
ISBN : 9780191591976
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Reading Hume on Human Understanding is a companion to the study of one of the great works of Western philosophy. David Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (1748) has long been recognized as one of the best 'classics' for introducing students to the subject; these essays, most of them specially written for this volume, show how much more than this it is. The aims of the volume are: to provide a general overview of the Enquiry, especially for those approaching it for the first time; to set it in the context of Hume's philosophical work as a whole and establish its importance in that context: to elucidate, analyse, and assess the philosophy of the Enquiry, and clarify its interpretation; and to discuss recent developments in Hume scholarship that are relevant to the Enquiry. The eminent contributors to this volume cover a broad range of topics: meaning, induction, scepticism, belief, personal identity, causation, freedom, miracles, probability, and religious belief. These topics remain at the centre of philosophical debate today, and Hume's treatment of them in the Enquiry continues to demand attention and attract controversy.

Essays For Sabbath Reading

Author : J. Greaves
ISBN : OXFORD:590436715
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Writing Paragraphs And Essays Integrating Reading Writing And Grammar Skills

Author : Joy Wingersky
ISBN : 9781111803490
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Master writing paragraphs and short essays with WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS, 6e. Successfully class-tested by thousands of students, this new edition shows you how to create effective introductions, support paragraphs, and strong conclusions. Learn smart strategies for organizing and presenting your ideas and use real examples from students and professional writers to help guide your work. Take your skills to the next level with exercises designed to reinforce key concepts and boost your confidence as you apply them to your writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reading Harry Potter Again New Critical Essays

Author : Giselle Liza Anatol
ISBN : 9780313361982
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays extends the discussion of the Harry Potter books by covering the entire series in one new and comprehensive volume. This new volume of essays covers the entire seven-book sequence. Contributors consider a number of themes from a variety of perspectives. Areas addressed include religious themes, morality, race, magic, and other themes popular in discussing the books. Fans of the series, indeed anyone interested in the Harry Potter phenomenon, will better appreciate and understand Rowling's works and the impact of her stories on our culture and our times.

Selection For Sabbath Reading And Brief Miscellaneous Essays Moral And Religious

Author : W. J. TUCK
ISBN : BL:A0017669893
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Essays For Family Reading Intended To Counteract The Errors Of The Tracts For The Times

Author : James Graham (Curate of Templemore.)
ISBN : OXFORD:590432214
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Watching Anime Reading Manga

Author : Fred Patten
ISBN : UOM:39015059316151
Genre : Performing Arts
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Anime's influence can be found in every corner of American media, from film and television to games and graphic arts. And Fred Patten is largely responsible. He was reading manga and watching anime before most of the current generation of fans was born. In fact, it was his active participation in fan clubs and his prolific magazine writing that helped create a market and build American anime fandom into the vibrant community it is today. Watching Anime, Reading Manga gathers together a quarter-century of Patten's lucid observations on the business of anime, fandom, artists, Japanese society and the most influential titles. Illustrated with original fanzine covers and archival photos. Foreword by Carl Macek (Robotech). Fred Patten lives in Los Angeles. "Watching Anime, Reading Manga is a worthwhile addition to your library; it makes good bathroom browsing, cover-to-cover reading, and a worthwhile reference for writing or researching anime and manga, not to mention a window into the history of fandom in the United States." -- SF Site

Further Adventures In Essay Reading

Author : Thomas Ernest Rankin
ISBN : UOM:39015031010914
Genre : American essays
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Persian Miscellanies An Essay To Facilitate The Reading Of Persian Manuscripts

Author : William Ouseley
ISBN : ONB:+Z164536706
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Essays Upon Educational Subjects Read At The Educational Conference Ed By A Hill

Author : Educational conference, 1857
ISBN : OXFORD:600039021
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Select Essays

Author : Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay
ISBN : IND:30000115176368
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Select Essays Of Macaulay

Author : Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay
ISBN : UOM:39015030761236
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Reading Stephen Sondheim

Author : Sandor Goodhart
ISBN : 081532832X
Genre : Music
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The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive realities in order to liberate the soul and expand human life without limits. The liberating effect of music has been a particularly important theme in twentieth-century African American literature. The nine original essays in Black Orpheus examines the Orphic theme in the fiction of such African American writers as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Baldwin, Nathaniel Mackey, Sherley Anne Williams, Ann Petry, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison. The authors discussed in this volume depict music as a mystical, shamanistic, and spiritual power that can miraculously transform the realities of the soul and of the world. Here, the musician uses his or her music as a weapon to shield and protect his or her spirituality. Written by scholars of English, music, women's studies, American studies, cultural theory, and black and Africana studies, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection ultimately explore the thematic, linguistic structural presence of music in twentieth-century African American fiction.

The Subject Is Reading

Author : Wendy Bishop
ISBN : UOM:39015042555857
Genre : Education
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The Subject Is Reading is intended for first-year writing courses in which students study reading, writing, and literature.

An Introductory Essay On The Art Of Reading And Speaking In Public

Author : Samuel Whyte
ISBN : SRLF:A0000272799
Genre : Elocution
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An Essay On Light Reading

Author : Edward Mangin
ISBN : OXFORD:N10850658
Genre : Books and reading
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