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“The ultimate purpose of The River Reader is to produce good writing.” —Joseph Trimmer, author Highlighting works from some of the world’s most respected writers, this renowned reader features an extraordinary collection of rhetorically arranged essays.
Representing a diverse range of voices and authors, including Sarah Vowell, David Sedaris, and David Mc Cullough, The River Reader (formerly The Riverside Reader) is a favorite of students and instructors.
Start Your Engines (student paragraph) / Roz Chast, Cloud Chart (visual text) / Judith Viorst, The Truth about Lying / Mary Mebane, Shades of Black / Amy Tan, Mother Tongue / James H.
Austin, Four Kinds of Chance / David Cole, Five Myths about Immigration / Flannery O’Connor, Revelation (story) 5.
An expanded argument casebook, as well as new visuals, poems, and works of creative nonfiction and fiction builds on the strengths of previous editions.
New material on the Companion Website strengthens students’ writing and reading comprehension skills. PROCESS ANALYSIS Scott Russell Sanders, Digging Limestone (professional paragraph) / Sara Temple, Making Stained Glass (student paragraph) / James Stevenson, How Many It Takes (visual text) / Ann Zwinger, Drawing an Experience / P. O’Rourke, Third World Driving Hints and Tips / Nikki Giovanni, Campus Racism 101 / Serena Nanda, Arranging a Marriage in India / Richard Selzer, The Knife / Elizabeth Winthrop, The Golden Darters (story) 3. COMPARISON AND CONTRAST David Mc Cullough, FDR and Truman (professional paragraph) / Nathan M. New readings include Maya Angelou’s My Name is Margaret, David Cole’s Five Myths about Immigration, and Lars Eighner’s My Daily Dives into the Dumpster. • An enhanced Introduction now provides more in-depth discussions of the reading and writing processes, including additional coverage of purpose, audience, and strategies. Kennedy, Jr., An Ill Wind Off Cape Cod / Francis Broadhurst, Cape Wind is Sound for the Sound / A Debate about Family / Barbara Kingsolver, Stone Soup / Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, Women and the Future of Fatherhood / A Debate about the Death Penalty / H. Mencken, The Death Penalty / Anna Quindlen, Execution / Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Harrison Bergeron (story) 8. RESOURCES FOR WRITING / SURVIVAL: A CASEBOOK Gretel Ehrlich, A Match to the Heart (narration and description) / Lars Eighner, My Daily Dives into the Dumpster (process analysis) / Alexander Petrunkevitch, The Spider and the Wasp (comparison and contrast) / Lewis Thomas, The Technology of Medicine (division and classification) / Images of Survival: A Visual Essay / Stuart Vyse, The Particulars of Financial Failure (Definition) / Melvin Konner, Why the Reckless Survive (Cause and Effect) / A Debate about Global Warming / Al Gore, The Time to Act is Now (Persuasion and Argument) / Daniel B. CAUSE AND EFFECT Alan Devoe, The Little Death (professional paragraph) / Emily Linderman, Barrier-Free Design (student paragraph) / Frank Hurley, Endurance (visual text) / Calvin Trillin, Comforting Thoughts / Daniel Goleman, Peak Performances: Why Records Fall / Loren Eisley, How Flowers Changed the World / Malcolm Gladwell, Examined Life / Terry Mc Millan, The Movie That Changed My Life / Arthur C. PERSUASION AND ARGUMENT Alexander Tabarrok, Organ Shortage (professional paragraph) / Jim F. Orhan Pamuk, My Father’s Suitcase [excerpt from 2006 Nobel Prize lecture]. William Least Heat- Moon, A List of Nothing in Particular. Soloman, Genetic Engineering (student paragraph) / Physicians Against Landmines (visual text) / A Debate About Racism / Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream / Eric Liu, A Chinaman’s Chance: Reflections on the American Dream / A Debate about Windmills / Robert F. Twelve complete student essays provide students with real peer models for their writing. Mike Peters, Mother Goose & Grimm (The museum wants to buy the first one . • Varied and engaging visuals enhance the reading and help students learn to analyze graphic essays, cartoons, photos, and op-art pieces much as they would a written work.