The best-selling book on academic writing—in use at more than 1,500 schools.
The rhetoric-reader loved by students everywhere.
This is the book that demystifies academic writing and shows how to engage with the views of others with practical advice and readings that represent a multitude of perspectives and disciplines. Extensively revised thanks to feedback from our community of adopters, this edition features a new chapter on Research, new exercises, expanded support for reading, and twenty-six new readings about five important questions that matter, including the new chapter “Why Care about the Planet?”More info →
Our schools and colleges often make the intellectual life seem more impenetrable, narrowly specialized, and inaccessible than it is or needs to be, argues this eminent scholar and educator, whose provocative book offers a wealth of practical suggestions for making the culture of ideas and arguments more readily understandable.More info →
Volume 8, concerned with works of poetry and criticism written between 1940 and the present, brings together two different sets of materials and narrative forms: the aesthetic and the institutional. Discarding the traditional synoptic overview of major figures, von Hallberg, Graff, and Carton settle in favor of a history from the inside--a history of interstices and relations, equal to the task of considering the contexts of art, power, and criticism in which it is set.More info →
"Graff offers a highly readable and down-to-earth perspective on some of the most ballyhooed issues in higher education today. . . . By encouraging us to argue together, he may yet help us to reason together."—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.More info →
A wonderfully trenchant and illuminating inquiry...the shrewdness and cogency of his commentary are constantly arresting. (Virginia Quarterly Review )More info →
The Origins of Literary Study in America, ed., Gerald Graff and Michael Warner, (Routledge, January 1989).More info →
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Samuel Clemens, ed. Gerald Graff and James Phelan (Boston: Bedford Books, Critical Controversies Edition, 1995).More info →
The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, ed. Gerald Graff and James Phelan (Boston, Bedford Books, Critical Controversies Edition, 2000).More info →