Edited by Dana Heller, professor and chair of English at Old Dominion University and Claire Pamplin, assistant professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York
Vital Ideas: Money—whether we possess large amounts of it or crave more, thinking about it can keep us awake at night. The selections in this volume will help you start to make sense out of this complicated thing that can be both a blessing and a curse. This compact, topical anthology will generate exciting and rewarding discussions for college courses in reading and composition, as well as book groups of all kinds. Questions for discussion and writing prompts accompany each selection.
- The New Master and Mistress*
- The Power of Money in Bourgeois Society*
- Sister Carrie*
- The Gilded Six-Bits
- The Housebreaker of Shady Hill
- Selling in Minnesota*
- Sex and the Mall*
- The Joy Luck Club*
- The Heaven-Sent Leaf
*Indicates a selection from a longer work.