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The Oxford Reader

Author Deborah H. Holdstein and Danielle Aquiline

Publication Date - February 2022

ISBN: 9780197618813

576 pages
Looseleaf

In Stock

Offers a renewed emphasis on more traditional forms of literacy

Description

The Oxford Reader offers a renewed emphasis on more traditional forms of literacy--sustained reading, writing, and thinking--which comes at a particularly urgent moment. In a world of alternative facts and fake news, the importance of a well and deeply educated citizenry is reinvigorated. Even within the multimodal classroom, many instructors have continued to introduce (or reintroduce) the modes to employ readings that direct students to read carefully, to respond and argue cogently and accountably, and to become nimble and ready writers, no matter what they're writing. The Oxford Reader distinguishes itself by offering not only an expected mix of classic and contemporary selections, but also a variety of genres to emphasize nonfiction, without excluding some literary works and prominent pieces from blogs and other online sources. This spectrum of voices, genres, and time periods illustrate that what is considered contemporary thinking often has its roots elsewhere.

About the Author(s)

Deborah H. Holdstein is Professor of English at Columbia College Chicago.

Danielle Aquiline is Professor of English at Oakton Community College.

Reviews

"The Oxford Reader's principle strengths are in its multinational/multiethnic perspective and its emphasis on visual communication and hybrid modes."--Katherine Silvester, lIndiana University Bloomington

"The multi-genre approach of The Oxford Reader will be engaging to students, and the emphasis on mastering and combining multiple modes is a useful approach to teaching nonfiction."--Braillen Hopper, lYale University

Table of Contents

    CHRONOLOGICAL CONTENTS
    Preface
    Introduction


    The Allegory of the Cave
    Plato

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    A Modest Proposal (1729)
    Jonathan Swift

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    The Cask of Amontillado (1846)
    Edgar Allan Poe

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing
    WHAT'S NEW IS OLD

    What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? (1852)
    Frederick Douglass

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Address to the Legislature of New York (1854)
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Life Without Principle (1863)
    Henry David
    Thoreau
    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Advice to Youth (1882)
    Mark Twain

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    The Necklace (1884)
    Guy de Maupassant

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Shooting an Elephant (1936)
    George Orwell

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing
    WHAT'S NEW IS OLD

    The Lottery (1948)
    Shirley Jackson

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Notes of a Native Son (1955)
    James Baldwin

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing
    WHAT'S NEW IS OLD

    Excerpts from 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail' (1963)
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    The Ballot or the Bullet (1964)
    Malcolm X

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing
    WHAT'S NEW IS OLD

    Trip to Hanoi (1968)
    Susan Sontag

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing
    WHAT'S NEW IS OLD

    Speech on Impeachment (We the People) (1974)
    Barbara Jordan
    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Why I Write (1976)
    Joan Didion

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Split at the Root (1982)
    Adrienne Rich
    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Ability to Alter Public Space (1986)
    Brent Staples

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Am I Blue? (1986)
    Alice Walker

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    How to Tame a Wild Tongue, an Excerpt (1987)
    Gloria Anzaldúa

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    The Management of Grief (1988)
    Bharati Mukherjee

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Sh**** First Drafts (1994)
    Anne Lamott

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    The Secret Life of the Love Song (1999)
    Nick Cave

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    The Waiter's Wife (1999)
    Zadie Smith

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    The Perils of Indifference (1999)
    Elie Wiesel

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Fast Food Nation, an Excerpt (2000)
    Eric Schlosser

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Why We Travel (2000)
    Pico Iyer

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    The Youth in Asia (2000)
    David Sedaris

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing
    WHAT'S NEW IS OLD

    Shooting Dad (2000)
    Sarah Vowell

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Consider the Lobster (2004)
    David Foster Wallace

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    1918 Influenza: The Mother of All Pandemics (2006)
    Jeffrey K.
    Taubenberger and David M. Morens
    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing
    WHAT'S NEW IS OLD

    Is Google Making Us Stupid? (2008)
    Nicholas Carr

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    The Matthew Effect (2008)
    Malcolm Gladwell

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Go Gentle Into That Good Night (2009)
    Roger Ebert

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Assassins of the Mind (2009)
    Christopher Hitchens

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Reprieve (2009)
    Tim Kreider

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    A Tale of Three Coming Out Stories (2012)
    Roxane Gay

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    My President Was Black (2017)
    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Going It Alone (2017)
    Rahawa Haile

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    To Be, or Not to Be (2018)
    Masha Gessen

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing
    WHAT'S NEW IS OLD

    You Owe Me an Apology (2018)
    Brittany Packnett Cunningham

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Origin Story: Carrying Histories of Protest (2019)
    Jaquira Díaz

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    The American Nightmare (2020)
    Ibram X. Kendi

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing

    Pandemics Leave Us Forever Altered (2020)
    Charles C. Mann

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing
    WHAT'S NEW IS OLD

    Facebook Is a Doomsday Machine (2020)
    Adrienne LaFrance

    For Informal Writing
    For Discussion
    For Writing
    WHAT'S NEW IS OLD