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A Writer's Reader (9th Edition) [Paperback]

Donald Hall , D.L. Emblen
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July 26, 2001 0321087488 978-0321087485 9

Highly respected poets, Hall and Emblem have chosen classical and contemporary selections to make this a delightful writer's companion, now in it's ninth edition. A Writer's Reader is a collection of essays, short stories, and poems organized alphabetically by author. Several readings by the same author are provided for a closer look at a writer's style. A rhetorical and thematic index is included to allow readers a way of cross-referencing selections. Overall, A Writer's Reader contains an appealing range of types of selections-essays, a few short stories, a lecture, and a few poems. The collection includes both classic and contemporary writers-such as Maya Angelou, W.H. Auden, Ralph Ellison, Louise Erdrich, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Tillie Olsen, Brent Staples, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Alice Walker, and many others. MARKET For anyone interested in a neatly arranged and useful collection of inspiring short readings.


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Highly respected poets, Hall and Emblem have chosen classical and contemporary selections to make this a delightful writer's companion, now in it's ninth edition. A Writer's Reader is a collection of essays, short stories, and poems organized alphabetically by author. Several readings by the same author are provided for a closer look at a writer's style. A rhetorical and thematic index is included to allow readers a way of cross-referencing selections. Overall, A Writer's Reader contains an appealing range of types of selections-essays, a few short stories, a lecture, and a few poems. The collection includes both classic and contemporary writers-such as Maya Angelou, W.H. Auden, Ralph Ellison, Louise Erdrich, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Tillie Olsen, Brent Staples, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Alice Walker, and many others. MARKET For anyone interested in a neatly arranged and useful collection of inspiring short readings.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 9 edition (July 26, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321087488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321087485
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #785,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars ENGL 1302-19 February 15, 2010
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bought for my english writing class - very good reading/ stories even outside of school
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, thought-provoking essays. March 5, 2009
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This book was required for my english class, and it is a great book. The multiple essays are somewhat dated, but they give a great synopsis of how times used to be.
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