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

ISBN-10: 0205230385

ISBN-13: 9780205230389

Edition: 12th 2013 (Revised)

Authors: X. J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia

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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 including former Iraqi soldier Brian Turner's "The Hurt Locker," Katha Pollit's "The Mind-Body Problem" as well as poetweets from Lawrence Bridges and Robert Pinsky. In addition, there are new poems from Kay Ryan, Benjamin Alire Saenz, H. D, Gary Snyder, Joy Harjo, Tami Haaland, Robert Hayden, Denise Levertov, and William Carlos Williams. Three new one-act plays help "ease" students into the study of this genre. The new plays include two comedies-- David Ives's, Sure Thing and Jane Martin's Beauty as well as Edward Bok Lee's experimental drama El Santo Americano. In addition, Milcha Sanchez-Scott'sThe Cuban Swimmer has been added.
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Book details

List price: $134.80
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/29/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 2192
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.630
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.