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The Writer's Presence A Pool of Readings

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The Writer's Presence A Pool of Readings by McQuade, Donald; Atwan, Robert, 9781319056605
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  • ISBN: 9781319056605 | 1319056601
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/19/2018
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Memorable. Provocative. Timely. Luminous. The Writerís Presence brings together the best of the essay genre in a teachable, flexible compendium, because great reading inspires great academic writing.


Edited by Best American Essays series editor Robert Atwan and composition teacher and scholar Donald McQuade, The Writerís Presence offers a rich pool of readings youíll enjoy dipping into. The essays here address topics students care about, from race in America to transgender identity, with careful attention to voice, tone, and figurative language. Classic authors like Langston Hughes and George Orwell join rising stars like Roxane Gay and Eula Biss for a grand tour of masterful writing.


Divided into three partsópersonal writing, expository writing, and argumentative writingóThe Writerís Presence also provides practical strategies for student writers, giving them tools to sharpen their own voices and imagination. An e-book option offers even greater flexibility and convenience.

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