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Motives for Writing, 4/e
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Motives for Writing, 4/e

Robert Keith Miller, University of St. Thomas
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Annie Dillard
George Orwell
Stephen Jay Gould
Thomas Jefferson
Gloria Naylor
Scott Russell Sanders
Mark Twain
Alice Walker
Jonathan Swift
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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This collection of primarily contemporary readings is organized around the varied purposes that motivate writers and includes a detailed guide to writing for each motive. The book’s fourth edition emphasizes academic writing and research, and offers, among other changes, a new chapter on analyzing images.