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The Writer's Presence: A Pool of Readings
By Donald McQuade (editor) and Robert Atwan (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bedford/st Martins
Publication date December 29, 2014
Pages 889
Binding Paperback
Edition 8
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781457664465
ISBN-10 1457664461
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2.30 lbs.
Original list price $78.10
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
A joint effort by Best American Essays series editor Robert Atwan and veteran writing teacher and former 4Cs chair Donald McQuade, the new edition of The Writer’s Presence collects teachable readings by great writers, showcasing distinctive voices and clear points of view on a broad range of engaging topics.

With selections that span communities, time periods, levels of difficulty, and fields of study, The Writer’s Presence shines a spotlight foremost on writers who establish a strong presence. The result is a blend of classic pieces by figures such as James Baldwin, Annie Dillard, and Amy Tan and fresh pieces by rising stars such as Silas Hansen, Ariel Levy, and Brian Doyle, with many essays accompanied by writers’ commentaries on their work. A flexible arrangement and minimal apparatus fits nearly any approach to teaching writing. Now with six annotated student essays and introductions to strategies for critical reading and writing in different essay genres, The Writer’s Presence gives students more support than ever to think critically and develop their own voices.

And now with the new edition, you can meet students where they are: online. Our newest set of online materials, LaunchPad Solo, provides all the key tools and course-specific content that you need to teach your class. Get all our great course-specific materials in one fully customizable space online; then assign and mix our resources with yours. To package LaunchPad Solo free with The Writer’s Presence, use ISBN 978-1-319-01382-0.


Editions
Hardcover
3rd edition from Palgrave Macmillan (September 1, 1999)
9780312209773 | details & prices | List price $55.01
Paperback
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8 edition from Bedford/st Martins (December 29, 2014)
9781457664465 | details & prices | 889 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.30 lbs | List price $78.10
About: A joint effort by Best American Essays series editor Robert Atwan and veteran writing teacher and former 4Cs chair Donald McQuade, the new edition of The Writer’s Presence collects teachable readings by great writers, showcasing distinctive voices and clear points of view on a broad range of engaging topics.
7 edition from Bedford/st Martins (December 28, 2011)
9780312672621 | details & prices | 968 pages | 6.50 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 2.60 lbs | List price $78.10
About: By scouring hundreds of essays in search of the best writing available, the editors of The Writer’s Presence have once again collected teachable readings by great writers, showcasing distinctive voices and clear points of view.
6 edition from Bedford/st Martins (January 10, 2009)
9780312486860 | details & prices | 984 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 2.42 lbs | List price $71.00
About: The readings in The Writer’s Presence are selected exclusively for the quality of the writing.
With Andrea A. Lunsford, Lex Runciman | 5 pck spi edition from Bedford/st Martins (August 13, 2007)
9780312486495 | details & prices | 976 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 2.25 in. | 3.48 lbs | List price $85.65
With Dorothy M. Kennedy, Marcia F. Muth, X. J. Kennedy | 5 pck edition from Bedford/st Martins (April 4, 2007)
9780312476236 | details & prices | 976 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 3.10 lbs | List price $74.55
5 pap/cdr edition from Bedford/st Martins (January 22, 2006)
9780312431983 | details & prices | 976 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $67.45
About: A joint effort by Best American Essays series editor Robert Atwan and veteran writing teacher and former 4Cs chair Donald McQuade, the new edition of The Writer’s Presence collects teachable readings by great writers, showcasing distinctive voices and clear points of view on a broad range of engaging topics.
from Bedford/st Martins (January 13, 2006)
9789990145397 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.45 lbs | List price $0.02
5th edition from Bedford/st Martins (January 11, 2006)
9780312433864 | details & prices | 976 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $66.75
4th edition from Bedford/st Martins (February 1, 2003); titled "The Writers Presence: A Pool of Readings"
9780312400279 | details & prices | 944 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 2.30 lbs | List price $55.40
3rd edition from Bedford/st Martins (January 1, 2000)
9780312197674 | details & prices | 960 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 2.35 lbs | List price $49.00
About: A joint effort by Best American Essays series editor Robert Atwan and veteran writing teacher and former 4Cs chair Donald McQuade, the new edition of The Writer’s Presence collects teachable readings by great writers, showcasing distinctive voices and clear points of view on a broad range of engaging topics.

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