21W.735 | Fall 2004 | Undergraduate

Writing and Reading the Essay


Required Texts

Klaus, C., et al. In Depth: Essayists for Our Time. 2nd ed. Princeton, NJ: Heinle, 1993. ISBN: 9780155001725.

Lopate, Phillip. The Art of the Personal Essay. Anchor; 1st Anchor Books Pbk. Ed edition, 1997. ISBN: 9780385423397.

Queenan, Joe, ed. The Malcontents: The Best Bitter, Cynical, and Satirical Writing in the World. Philadelphia, PA: Running Press Book Publishers, 2004. ISBN: 9780762416974.

Raymo, Chet. “An Ancient Brilliance.” In The Soul of the Night: An Astronomical Pilgrimage. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1985, pp. 53-62. ISBN: 9780138228835.

Alexie, Sherman. “Captivity.” In The Next American Essay. Edited by John D’Agata. St. Paul, Minn.: Greywolf Press, 2002, pp. 63-69. ISBN: 9781555973759.

Photocopied essays provided by instructor.

Optional Texts

Perelman, L., et al. The Mayfield Handbook of Technical and Scientific Writing. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1997. ISBN: 9781559346474.

Course Info

As Taught In
Fall 2004
Learning Resource Types
Written Assignments