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Life Studies: An Analytic Reader

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This classic thematic reader helps students move from personal to analytical writing by engaging them with essays and fiction relevant to their lives.

Paperback, 536 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Bedford Books (first published January 1998)
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Nov 21, 2010 Melissa rated it really liked it
An old textbook I picked up at a discount sale. I've read this several times, mostly for the short stories, but this time around, was committed to reading everything from the essays to poetry, cover to cover. I read most of it, but some things, like reading transcripts of round-table discussions, I just couldn't do.

I would say I enjoyed 80% of the writing, but admit to finding that other 20% dull, dry, and steeped in self-important blowhardiness. One piece I particularly hated I actually read t
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