50 Essays: A Portable Anthology - Samuel Cohen 2017

50 Essays: A Portable Anthology - Samuel Cohen 2017

Preface for instructors



Table of contents by rhetorical mode

Introduction for students: active reading, critical thinking, and the writing process

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, To my one love

Gloria Anzaldúa, How to tame a wild tongue

Barbara Lazear Ascher, On compassion

James Baldwin, Notes of a native son

James Boswell, On war

William F. Buckley jr., Why don’t we complain?

Alan Burdick, The truth about invasive species

Nicholas Carr, Is google making us stupid?

Ta-Nehisi Coates, The paranoid style of american policing

Judith Ortiz Cofer, The myth of the latin woman: I just met a girl named María

Daniel Defoe, The education of women

Joan Didion, On keeping a notebook

Frederick Douglass, Learning to read and write

Brian Doyle, Joyas Voladores

Barbara Ehrenreich, Serving in Florida

Lars Eighner, On dumpster Diving

Stephanie Ericsson, The ways we lie

Malcolm Gladwell, Small change: Why the revolution will not be Tweeted

Cristina Henríquez, Lunch

Langston Hughes, Salvation

Zora Neale Hurston, How it feels to be colored me

Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence

Camden Joy, Surviving Sinatra

Jamaica Kincaid, The ugly tourist

Stephen King, Reading to write

Verlyn Klinkenborg, Our vanishing night

Audre Lorde, The fourth of july

Nancy Mairs, On being a cripple

Malcolm X., Learning to read

John Mcphee, The search for Marvin gardens

Lydia Millet, Victor’s Hall

Bharati Mukherjee, Two ways to belong in America

George Orwell, Shooting an elephant

Plato, The allegory of the cave

Richard Rodriguez, Aria: Memoir of a bilingual childhood

Mike Rose, “I just wanna be average”

Oliver Sacks, My periodic table

David Sedaris, Me talk pretty one day

Brent Staples, Just walk on by: black men and public space

John Jeremiah Sullivan, Feet in smoke

Jonathan Swift, A modest proposal

Amy Tan, Mother tongue

Henry David Thoreau, Civil disobedience

James Thurber, The subjunctive mood

Miya Tokumitsu, In the name of love

E. B. White, Once more to the lake

Colson Whitehead, The loser edit

Virginia Woolf, Professions for women

Dave Zirin, Pre-game

Documentation guide

Glossary of writing terms


Index of authors and titles