Reading and Writing with Multicultural Literature: In Search of Reconciliation and Peace is designed for college-level literary studies, including composition, reading, critical thinking, and creative writing courses. Links to the following three sections of the book are provided below.
From Chapter 7 on Moravia's Style Formal Interpretation: Writing Assignments on Themes and Style with Step-by-Step Instructions and Advice Writing on an Author's Style: Sample Essay on Alberto Moravia's Style of Writing in "The Chase" by the author of this book
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Foreword by Prof. Karen Cox: "Since the Spring semester of 2019, I have had the pleasure of using Dr. Abdul Jabbar's American Cultures reader in an interdisciplinary course he developed at City College of San Francisco called "American Cultures in Literature and Film." The textbook is extremely well received by students who commented on its engaging readings and wide range of representative texts from all the major cultural groups in US history. Selections include short stories, poems, essays, book excerpts, and speeches. The book's organization and offerings stimulate discussion and promote global understanding and open-mindedness. Instructors looking for a versatile and inspiring text for an American Cultures course will find this an ideal anthology around which to develop a stimulating course. Likewise, composition and literature instructors will find the selections appropriate to those subject areas and will have, as well, a substantive section on critical reading and impactful writing on which to springboard their reading and writing lessons. I have not found an American Cultures anthology of this breadth and depth before and look forward to continue teaching Dr. Jabbar's excellent textbook in the future."
Karen C. Cox, Ph.D Professor of English City College of San Francisco