"I appreciate the way the readings are in conversation with each other -- even the ones that are not a specific pro-con debate. Students can see links and ties across disciplines and boundaries.
-- Jamili Omar, Cy-Fair College
About the Author
ANDREA A. LUNSFORD is Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English and Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University and also teaches at the Bread Loaf School of English. A past chair of CCCC, she has won the major publication awards in both the CCCC and MLA. For Bedford/St. Martin's she is the author of The St. Martin's Handbook, Sixth Edition (2007), Easy Writer, Third Edition (2006), and The Everyday Writer, Third Edition (2004); Everything's an Argument, Fourth Edition (2007) with John J. Ruszkiewicz; and Everything's an Argument (with Readings), Fourth Edition (2007) with John J. Ruszkiewicz and Keith Walters.
JOHN J. RUSZKIEWICZ is professor of rhetoric and composition and director of the division of rhetoric and composition at the University of Texas at Austin. For Bedford/St. Martin's, he is the author of Everything's an Argument and Everything's an Argument with Readings (2007), with Andrea Lunsford and Keith Walters.
JOHN J. RUSZKIEWICZ (1950-) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended Benedictine High School. He received his BA from St. Vincent College (1972) and his PhD in English from The Ohio State University (1977). He is currently a professor at the University of Texas at Austin where he has taught literature, rhetoric, and writing for more than thirty years. A winner of the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award, he was instrumental in creating the Department of Rhetoric and Writing in 1993 and directed the unit from 2001-05. He has also served as president of the Conference of College Teachers of English (CCTE) of Texas. He has written a wide range of books for college writers, from "Beyond Words" and "Everything's an Argument" to "How to Write Anything." When not teaching or writing, he's reading mystery novels about the American Southwest or ancient Rome. He spends his summers in Alpine, Texas, enjoying its proximity to Big Bend National Park.
The Presence of Others : Voices and Images That Call for Response by Andrea A. Lunsford (Editor), John J. Ruszkiewicz was use in my freshman English course. In the beginning I was not too enthusiastic about the book. It took some time to get used to. Now it has become part of my growing home library. It has great essays ranging from John Henry Newman to Bell Hooks. I love the diversity.Lunsford and Ruszkiewicz did a great job putting this book together. There are subjects that everyone can relate to. Since using the book in my English class I have become a both critical reader and thinker that John Henry Newman had a vision of.
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