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This cross-curricular composition reader emphasizes writing as thinking. Organized thematically, it includes prose works spanning various ages, cultures and subjects. It encourages students to respond actively to the essays, to formulate their own critical judgements, and to develop in writing their reaction to and perspectives on the thematic concerns of the selections. The essays address current issues such as the death penalty, affirmative action, the role of technology and the impact of media.
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Gilbert H. Muller, who received a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Stanford University, is currently professor of English and Special Assistant to the President at the LaGuardia campus of the City University of New York. He has also taught at Stanford University, Vassar College, and several universities overseas. Dr. Muller is the author of the award-winning Nightmares and Visions: Flannery O’Connor and the Catholic Grotesque, Chester Himes , and other critical studies. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The Nation, The Sewanee Review, The Georgia Review, and elsewhere. He is also a noted author and editor of textbooks in English and composition, including The Short Prose Reader with Harvey Wiener, and with John A Williams, The McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature, Bridges: Literature across Cultures, and Ways In: Reading and Writing about Literature. Among Dr. Muller’s awards are National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Mellon Fellowship.
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill College, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. 7th. Seller Inventory # DADAX0072292946
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill College, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0072292946