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

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ISBN-10: 0205229565

ISBN-13: 9780205229567

Edition: 12th 2013 (Revised)

Authors: X. J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia

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Literature, Portable Edition, 12/e, features four lightweight, paperback volumes Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing packed in a slipcase.The most popular Literature anthology continues to bring students the finest literature from fables to poetweets. The Twelfth Edition of Literature: An Introductiuon to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, edited by X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia, includes eleven new stories from students' favorite authors: ZZ Packer's "Brownies," Ray Bradbury's, "The Sound of Thunder," Anne Tyler's, "Teenage Wasteland," David Leavitt's, "A Place I've Never Been" and Isabel Allende's "The Judge's Wife." More than 60 new accessible and engaging poems have been added…    
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Book details

List price: $79.99
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/10/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 2132
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 4.092
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.