Moving Beyond the Page: A Reader for Writing and Thinking by Elpida MorfetasMoving Beyond the Page: A Reader for Writing and Thinking by Elpida Morfetas

Moving Beyond the Page: A Reader for Writing and Thinking

EditorElpida Morfetas, Tanya Ceolin

Paperback | September 30, 2011

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Moving Beyond the Page: A Reader for Writing and Thinking is a comprehensive, broadly based collection of 40 classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction pieces by Canadian and international writers. Innovative in its approach, this brand new text helps students develop the vocabulary,reading comprehension, analysis, and critical thinking skills necessary to become proficient paragraph and essay writers. Pre- and post-reading learning tools accompany each selection to prepare students for the essay or story they are about to read and enable them to put their new skills to thetest. With a rich variety of selections and an abundance of pedagogical features throughout, this is an indispensable resource that will truly engage students in the multi-layered processes of reading, writing, and thinking.
Elpida Morfetas is a writer and teacher who was born in Athens, Greece and raised in Toronto. She currently teaches English and women's history at Seneca College. She has taught at various high schools and colleges in Toronto and in Greece. Her writing has appeared in Our Grandmothers, Ourselves, an anthology of stories by Canadian wo...
Title:Moving Beyond the Page: A Reader for Writing and ThinkingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:September 30, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019543949X

ISBN - 13:9780195439496

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Table of Contents

PrologueFeatures of this BookAssessment GuidelinesAcknowledgementsNon-fictionJonathan Swift: 'A Modest Proposal'Henry David Thoreau: 'Civil Disobedience'Oscar Wilde: 'from De Profundis'Emily Carr: 'Mother' *George Orwell: 'Politics and the English Language'Martin Luther King, Jr: 'The Purpose of Education'Maxine Hong Kingston: 'No Name Woman'Deborah Tannen: 'Sex, Lies, and Conversation'Margaret Visser: 'High Heels' *Drew Hayden Taylor: 'Pretty Like a White Boy' *Pat Capponi: 'from Dispatches from the Poverty Line' *Kenneth J. Harvey: 'Virtual Adultery' *Jean Vanier: 'from Becoming Human' *Lawrence Solomon: 'Homeless in Paradise' *Stephen King,: 'What Writing Is'David Sedaris,: 'Me Talk Pretty One Day'Vandana Shiva: 'Two Myths that Keep the World Poor' *Timothy N. Hornyak: 'from Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots' *Karim Rashid: 'from design your self' *Rex Murphy: 'from Canada and Other Matters of Opinion' *FictionLeo Tolstoy: 'God Sees the Truth but Waits'Guy de Maupassant: 'Butterball'Kate Chopin: 'The Story of an Hour'Leonid Andreyev: 'The Little Angel'Dorothy Parker: 'A Telephone Call'Jorge Luis Borges: 'Streetcorner Man'Flannery O'Connor: 'A Good Man Is Hard to Find'James Baldwin: 'Sonny's Blues'Margaret Laurence: 'The Loons' *Austin Clarke: 'A Wedding in Toronto' *Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 'The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World'Angela Carter: 'The Company of Wolves'Michael Ondaatje: 'from In the Skin of a Lion' *Katherine Vlassie: 'A Bit of Magic' *Katherine Govier: 'The Immaculate Conception Photography Gallery' *Diane Schoemperlen: 'Tell It to the Walls' *Jhumpa Lahiri: 'The Treatment of Bibi Haldar'Joseph Boyden: 'Legless Joe versus Black Robe' *Thomas King: 'The Baby in the Airmail Box' *Stephen Marche: 'The Crow Procedure' *Appendix: Sample Student EssaysThe Writer's Toolbox: Tricks of the TradeIndex of ThemesIndex of Authors and Works* Writer who was born in or who lived a significant portion of his/her life in Canada

Editorial Reviews

"The selections are wonderful, showcase contemporary Canadian literature, and highlight some of the major social and cultural issues of today. . . . There are not many textbooks quite like this one. The unique Canadian voices presented here will offer much to the university student. Theselections tackle many of the things we take for granted in our beliefs about Canada and force students to examine the inequalities and social injustices that surround us." --Ron Sweeney, University of the Fraser Valley