The Act of Writing

Paperback | February 16, 2009

byRonald Conrad, Rajesh Mehta

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The Act of Writing is the only all-Canadian essay anthology. It provides an appealing alternative for those who want more than a token selection of Canadian materials in a reader. Devoting a chapter to each rhetorical mode, this reader showcases Canadian readings that exemplify the mode and bring it to life.

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The Act of Writing is the only all-Canadian essay anthology. It provides an appealing alternative for those who want more than a token selection of Canadian materials in a reader. Devoting a chapter to each rhetorical mode, this reader showcases Canadian readings that exemplify the mode and bring it to life.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 8.9 × 6.1 × 0.8 inPublished:February 16, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070969299

ISBN - 13:9780070969292

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 NARRATION

GEORGE GABORI, "Coming of Age in Putnok"

CAROL SHIELDS, "Encounter"

PATRICK LANE, "There Is a Season"

CAROL GEDDES, "Growing Up Native"

Chapter 2 EXAMPLE

MARGARET WENTE, "Busy, Busy, Busy"

KAREN VON HAHN, "Self-Serving Propaganda"

JEFFREY ROSENTHAL, "Poker Power"

JOE FIORITO, "The Fire Hall Down the Street"

GORAN SIMIC, "Goodbye Muse, Hello Prada"

Chapter 3 DESCRIPTION

CHRISTY McLAREN, "Suitcase Lady"

RUDY WIEBE, "The Bull"

CHARLES YALE HARRISON, "In the Trenches"

EMILY CARR, "D'Sonoqua"

Chapter 4 CAUSE AND EFFECT

PATRICIA PEARSON, "Avoiding the Big C: A Little Simple Advice"

MARC GARNEAU, "Canada Must Put the Planet's Interests First"

PAUL D'ANGELO, "The Step Not Taken"

NAHEED MUSTAFA, "My Body Is My Own Business"

LINDA McQUAIG, "Killing Machines"

JUNE CALLWOOD, "Forgiveness"

NATHALIE PETROWSKI, "The Seven-Minute Life of Marc Lépine"

CRISANTA SAMPANG, "Trading Motherhood for Dollars"

Chapter 5 COMPARISON AND CONTRAST

DORIS ANDERSON, "The 51-Per-Cent Minority"

CATHERINE PIGOTT, "Chicken-Hips"

STEPHANIE NOLEN, "Regine Mamba"

MICHAEL CRUMMEY, "The Fish, the Fish"

DREW HAYDEN TAYLOR, "This Boat Is My Boat"

CATHARINE PARR TRAILL, "Remarks of Security of Person and Property in Canada"

LAURENCE HILL, "Blank + White = Black"

JON EVANS, "Apocalypse Soon"

Chapter 6 ANALOGY AND RELATED DEVICES

Dr. VINCENT LAM and Dr. COLIN LEE, "Dr. Lam's Perspective: Go on a Canoe Trip"

BASIL JOHNSTON, "Modern Cannibals of the Wilds"

SAMANTHA BENNETT, "It's Not Just the Weather That's Cooler in Canada"

C. B. MacKINTOSH, "Moss Campion"

Chapter 7 CLASSIFICATION

Hon. DAVID LAM, "Pulling Together"

IAN and WILL FERGUSON, "Theatre"

HUGH MacLENNAN, "A Sound Beyond Hearing"

Chapter 8 PROCESS ANALYSIS

Dr. MARK BERNSTEIN, "Yes, It Is Brain Surgery"

ALBERT KOEHL, "Hockey Etiquette for the Beginner"

CATHERINE FORD, "Yahoo, It's Calgary"

CHRISTIE BLATCHFORD, "Mother's Milk"

STEPHEN LEACOCK, "How to Live to Be 200"

Chapter 9 ARGUMENTATION AND PERSUASION

MARTIN HOCKING, "Capping the Great Cup Debate"

KILDARE DOBBS, "The Scar"

JOY KOGAWA, "Grinning and Happy"

CANDACE SAVAGE, "Stuck on the Prairies: Where Is Here?"

MARGARET ATWOOD, "Letter to America"

NAOMI KLEIN, "Local Foreign Policy"

RITA SCHINDLER, "Thanks for Not Killing My Son"

ROBERT CHRISTY, "Life with Cerebral Palsy"

Lt.-Gen. ROMEO DALLAIRE, with Major Brent Beardsley, "Cri de coeur"