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Literature An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Compact Edition, MLA Update Edition

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ISBN-10: 013458645X

ISBN-13: 9780134586458

Edition: 8th 2017

Authors: X. J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia

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Book details

List price: $141.65
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Pearson Education Canada
Publication date: 8/1/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1552
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

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.