Backpack Literature

ISBN-10: 0205551033

ISBN-13: 9780205551033

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Dana Gioia, X. J. Kennedy

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The smallest and most economical member of the Kennedy/Gioia family,Backpack Literature, 2/e,features the authorsrsquo; collective poetic voice which brings personal warmth and a human perspective to the discussion of literature, adding to studentsrsquo; interest in the readings.nbsp;
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List price: $62.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 10/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1232
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
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.

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