The Conscious Reader, Ninth Edition

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9780321160744: The Conscious Reader, Ninth Edition

Through eight editions, this classic thematic anthology has been hailed for its exceptionally rich collection of essays, memoirs, stories, poems, plays, and fine art. Renowned for the quality of its selections, The Conscious Reader presents 176 pieces representing a range of genres: 29 personal reminiscences, 73 essays, 21 short stories, 42 poems, 3 plays, and 9 pieces of full-color art. Featuring a wide array of culturally diverse authors and fascinating topics, the readings also cover a broad range of academic disciplines, including art, cultural studies, education, psychology, philosophy, politics, science, technology, and environmental studies. The works range from the classical-Plato's Crito-to the contemporary-Maya Angelou, Roger Rosenblatt, and Ian Frazier. Brief, flexible apparatus includes an introduction to each theme and helpful headnotes, discussion questions, and writing assignments for each selection.

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This book is rich in its diverse selection of readings - from the arts to biology; from computer science to cultural studies - with authors who represent the spectrum of American ethnic cultures, as well as minorities and women. The anthology's 174 selections are arranged thematically to lead readers from questions about self-discovery to consideration of the rewards and conflicts inherent in relationships with others. Authors whose works are included comprise of: Annie Dillard, Garrett Hongo, e.e. cummings, William Butler Yeats, Mike Royko, Plato, Margaret Atwood, and many others. A strong tool for middle school, high and college school teaches who want a diverse group of readings for their classrooms.

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