Back to the Lake

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A rhetorically arranged collection of essays, showing that description, narration, and the other so-called patterns of exposition are not just abstract concepts used in composition classrooms but are in fact the way we think--and write. Back to the Lake offers more than sixty carefully chosen readings--classics as well as more recent pieces, essays along with various real-world texts, all demonstrating how writers use the modes of discourse for many varied purposes.