Discovering Literature Stories, Poems, Plays
Edition: 2nd 1997
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Description: For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Introduction to Literature or Composition and Literature. More motivating and accessible than other anthologies,Discovering Literature helps instructors turn reluctant or nonreaders into enthusiastic, perceptive readers by helping them discover the richness and diversity of their literary heritage and the power of literature to illuminate and enhance their lives. The selections 55 stories, 355 poems, and 21 plays include a blend of classic favorites, contemporary pieces, and works representing authors from the mainstream as well as those from culturally diverse backgrounds. The text addresses the needs of today's students through provocative discussions, an expanded canon, a variety of critical perspectives, juxtaposition of similar works by authors from different periods or traditions, and an exceptional way in to the classics. A variety of interactive pedagogic features engages students intellectually, emotionally, and imaginatively and elicits students' personal responses to the selections and validates their own writing.
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List price: $65.33
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/12/1996
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
|Preview The World of Fiction|
|Focus on Fiction. The Art of the Story|
|(setting) Sandra Cisneros Mericans. (character) Grace Paley Wants. (plot) Chinua Achebe Why the Tortoise's Shell Is Not Smooth. (point of view) TOBIAS WOLFF Say Yes. (symbol) MARY ROBISON Yours. (theme) AESOP The Wolf and the Lamb. (style) ERNEST HEMINGWAY Hills like White Elephants. Close Reading and the Personal Response. Writing about Literature: Starting a Short Story Journal (Materials for Writing)|
|Setting Landscapes of the Mind|
|Focus on Setting|
|larry Fondation Deportation at Breakfast. Settings: The Sense of Place. James Joyce Araby. Bobbie Ann MASON Shiloh. YUKIO Mishima Swaddling Clothes. Writing about Literature: Exploring the Setting (The Structured Paper)|
|Character The Buried Self|
|Focus on Character|
|Tim O'Brien Stockings. The Range of Characterization. Raymond Carver The Third Thing That Killed My Father Off. ALICE MUNRO Boys and Girls. LOUISE ERDRICH The Red Convertible. Juxtaposit ions: Capsule Portraits. SHERWOOD ANDERSON Paper Pills. JAMAICA KINCAID Girl. Writing about Literature: Tracing Character (Focus on Prewriting)|
|Plot The Chain of Events|
|Focus on Plot. Doris Lessing Homage for Isaac Babel. Plotting the Story. Bernard Malamud The Magic Barrel. SHIRLEY JACKSON The Lottery. WILLIAM FAULKNER A Rose for Emily. Writing about Literature: Charting the Plot (Focus on Revision)|
|Point Of View Windows on the World|
|Focus on Point of View. Anton Chekhov Vanka. Worlds of Thought and Feeling. Joyce Carol Oates Stalking. TILLIE OLSEN I Stand Here Ironing. KATHERINE ANNE PORTER The Jilting of Granny Weatherall. Writing about Literature: Sharing a Point of View (Focus on Peer Response)|
|Symbol The Eloquent Image|
|Focus on Symbols|
|Ann Beattie Snow The Central Symbol. John Steinbeck The Chrysanthemums. Juxtapositions: The Range of Interpretation. STANLEY RENNER The Real Woman in The Chrysanthemums. MARILYN H. MITCHELL Steinbeck's Strong Women and The Chrysanthemums. CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN The Yellow Wallpaper. GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World. Writing about Literature: Decoding Symbols (Two Readings of a Story)|
|Theme The Search for Meaning|
|Focus on Theme. Luisa Valenzuela The Censors The Thinking Reader. Alice Walker Everyday Use. STEPHEN CRANE The Open Boat. NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE Young Goodman Brown. Writing about Literature: Tracing a Recurrent Theme (Comparing and Contrasting)|
|Style The Writer's Voice|
|Focus on Style|
|David Michael Kaplan Love, Your Only Mother. The Challenge to Convention|
|Margaret Atwood Bread. John Cheever The Enormous Radio. Franz Kafka The Country Doctor. Juxtapositions: Playing the Role. DOROTHY PARKER The Standard of Living. TONI CADE BAMBARA The Lesson. Writing about Literature: Responding to Style (Prewriting to Finished Paper)|
|A Writer In Depth Flannery O'Connor|
|Focus on the Writer. Flannery O'Connor: Author and Work. A Good Man Is Hard to Find. Everything That Rises Must Converge. Enoch and the Gorilla. Juxtapositions: The Range of Sources. FLANNERY O'CONNOR On A Good Man Is Hard to|