Literature An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

ISBN-10: 0321087682

ISBN-13: 9780321087683

Edition: 8th 2002

Authors: X. J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia

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Literature 8/e , the most popular introduction of its kind, is organized into three genresFiction, Poetry, and Drama. As in past editions, the authors' collective poetic voice brings personal warmth and a human perspective to the discussion of literature, adding to students' interest in the readings. This edition reflects a balance of classic works along with contemporary and non-Western authors. More theory has been added through the addition of new casebooks and new critical essays.
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List price: $80.20
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/8/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 2352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.894
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.

Indicate selections that are new to this edition
Reading A Story
Fable, Parable, and Tales
Somerset Maugham, The Appointment in Samarra
Aesop, The North Wind and the Su?
Bidpai, The Camel and His Friend?
Godfather Death
The Short Stor?
A & P
Writing Effectively
Writers on Writin?
Why Write?
Writing About Plo?
Paying Attention to Plo?
Checklist: Analyzing Plo?
Writing Assignment on Plo?
More Topics For Writing
Point Of View
A Rose for Emily
Teenage Wastelan?
Sonny's Blues
A Worn Path
Writing Effectively
Writers on Writin?
Race and the African American Writer
Writing About Point of Vie?
How Point of View Shapes a Stor?
Checklist: Understanding Point of Vie?
Writing Assignment on Point of Vie?
More Topics for Writing
The Jilting of Granny Weatheral?
Katherine Mansfield, Miss Brill
The Rich Brothe?
Writing Effectively
Writers on Writin?
Commonplace but Precise Language
Writing About Characte?
How Character Creates Actio?
Checklist: Writing About Character
Writing Assignment on Character
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