Literature An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Portable Edition

ISBN-10: 0205686109
ISBN-13: 9780205686100
Edition: 11th 2010
List price: $112.80
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Description: The most popular introductory anthology of its kind, Kennedy/Gioiarsquo;sLiteraturecontinues to inspire people with engaging insights on reading and writing about stories, poems, and plays. Literature, Portable Edition , 11/efeatures four  More...

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Book details

List price: $112.80
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/9/2009
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 2256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.070
Language: English

The most popular introductory anthology of its kind, Kennedy/Gioiarsquo;sLiteraturecontinues to inspire people with engaging insights on reading and writing about stories, poems, and plays. Literature, Portable Edition , 11/efeatures four lightweight, paperback volumes-Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing-packed in a slipcase. Poets in their own right, editors X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia bring personal warmth and a human perspective to this comprehensive anthology. Literature,Portable Edition,11/e, presents readable discussions of the literary devices, illustrated by engaging works, supported by useful writing tips, and followed by seven chapters devoted to writing that have been thoroughly updated to reflect MLArsquo;s latest guidelines. Conversations with Amy Tan, Kay Ryan (the 2008 poet laureate), and David Ives, conducted by Dana Gioia, offer readers an insiderrsquo;s look into the importance of reading to three contemporary writers. A Latin American Writers casebook is new to Fiction and collects some of the finest authors from the region including Octavia Paz, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Ines Arendondo. A casebook on Nathaniel Hawthornersquo;s ldquo;Young Goodman Brownrdquo; is now featured as part of the Three Stories In-depth chapter. Many new writers have been added including Naguib Mafouz, Virginia Woolf, Sherman Alexie, Cynthia Ozick, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Anne Deavere Smith. For anyone who enjoys literature presented with personal warmth and a human perspective.

Widely anthologized, Kennedy's poetry may not be as influential among contemporary poets as others' because of his preference for, in his words, "old-fangled structures most poets have junked these days." As Kennedy's comments on his verse suggest, his poetry is witty, concise, and unpretentious. His subject matter is drawn from the everyday including his Catholic background and middle-class suburban life. Yet his concerns can be profound including death, violence, suicide, and Genesis.

Preface To the Instructor
About the Authors
Fiction
Interview with
Reading a Story The Art of Fiction Types of Short Fiction
The Appointment in
The North Wind and the
The tortoise and the geese
Independence
Godfather Death Plot The Short Story
A & P Writing Effectively Writers on Writing
Why Write? Thinking About Plot Checklist: Writing About Plot
Writing Assignment on Plot
More Topics for Writing
Terms for Review
Point of View Identifying Point of View Types of Narrators Stream of Consciousness
A Rose for
The Tell-Tale Heart
A Haunted House
Why I Live at the P.O.
Sonnyrsquo;s Blues Writing Effectively Writers on Writing
Race and the African American Writer
Thinking About Point of View Checklist: Writing About Point of View
Writing Assignment on Point of View
More Topics for Writing
Terms for Review
Character Types of Characters
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Miss Brill Naguib Mahfouz
The Lawsuit
Cathedral Writing Effectively Writers on Writing
Commonplace but Precise Language
Thinking About Character Checklist: Writing About Character
Writing Assignment on Character
More Topics for Writing
Terms for Review
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