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Gilbert Muller and Harvery Wiener join forces to provide college and university students with a modern introductory resource in their textbook The Short Prose Reader, ISBN 9780073533148. Offering a wide array of engaging reading selections from various well-known writers, this text integrates reading and writing into college composition and reading...
Gilbert Muller and Harvery Wiener join forces to provide college and university students with a modern introductory resource in their textbook The Short Prose Reader, ISBN 9780073533148. Offering a wide array of engaging reading selections from various well-known writers, this text integrates reading and writing into college composition and reading courses. As the student moves through this text, the build from the foundational concepts of the writing and reading processes to chapters devoted to the necessary guides to writing as well as more in-depth formats of analysis and argument. The Short Prose Reader is strategically organized across 11 chapters by Gilbert Muller and Harvery Wiener. Chapter 1 is entitled 'On Writing' and offers readers with selections from the likes of Jennifer Lee, William Zinsser, and Amy Tan. Chapter 2 focuses 'On Reading' with works from Malcom X, Ellen Tashie Frisina, and Norman Mailer. Chapter 3 provides information on 'Description' with writings from Diane Ackerman, Annie Dillard, and Maxine Hong Kingston. 'Narration' is the topic of choice in chapter 4 which spotlights selections from Elizabeth Wong, Langston Hughes, and George Orwell. Chapter 5 presents 'Process Analysis' with readings from Bill Bryson, Ernest Hemingway, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Chapter 6 offers tips on 'Illustration' with selections from Brent Staples, Eleanor Bader, and Jared Diamond. Chapter 7 offers 'Comparison and Contrast' featuring writers such as Rachel Carson, Michele Ingrassia, and Erica Goode. 'Cause-and-Effect Analysis' is the focus of chapter 8 with selections from Stephen King, Elie Wiesel, and Harry Crews followed by chapter 9 presenting 'Classfification' with writings from Judith Viorst, Jedediah Purdy, and James T. Baker. Chapter 10 offers coverage of 'Definition' with selections from Nicholas Handler, Thomas L. Friedman, and Gloria Naylor with the book concluding in chapter 11 discussing 'Argumentation and Persuasion.' This final chapter highlights writings from the likes of Mirko Bagaric, John McCain, and Ronald Takaki.
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