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Living Literature An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama

ISBN-10: 0321088999

ISBN-13: 9780321088994

Edition: 2007

Authors: John C. Brereton

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Living Literature focuses on literature as one part of a living, fluid conversation across cultures and time periods while encouraging readers to explore and interact with the literature. Each feature in this innovative anthology accentuates the study of literature as a continual dialogue, encouraging readers to explore, interact with, and respond to what they read. Organized by genre, LIVING LITERATURE lends context to a vibrant collection of stories, poems, and plays by highlighting several "moments" in which writers, painters, photographers, critics, filmmakers, and musicians all derive inspiration from one another. The book then shows students how to add their own voices to that ongoing conversation, and how to go from being passive readers to active participants and critical thinkers. As author John Brereton writes in the book's preface, the "cultural conversation in thinking, speaking, and writing about literature is a powerful means of participating in the world around usof playing our parts as community and world citizens." Literature enthusiasts looking for a new perspective.
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Book details

List price: $81.60
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 2000
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

PART I: FICTION 1. Stories: Plot, Character, Setting The Hare and the Tortoise Story with a Lesson Inspiration: Animation and The Tortoise and the Hare Video locale: Bugs Bunny Cartoons of The Tortoise and the Hare Plot Ordering the Plot Kate Chopin, The Story of An Hour For Further Reading: Plot Richard Ford, Under the Radar Character Tim Orsquo;Brien, Stockings Types of Characters For Further Reading: Character Alice Munro, Prue Setting James Joyce, Araby Literary Locale: James Joyce and Davy Byrnes Pub Symbolic Setting For Further Reading: Setting Literary Locale: Colterrsquo;s ChicagoThe South Side and the El Cyrus Colter, Maryrsquo;s Convert 2. Stories: Point of View, Theme, Symbol, Performance Point of View First-Person Narration Third-Person Narration Subjective vs. Objective Narration Jamaica Kincaid, Girl Point of View in ldquo;Girlrdquo; The Narratorrsquo;s Role For Further Reading: Point of View Margaret Atwood, Happy Endings Theme John Updike, A & P Theme in ldquo;A & Prdquo; Theme, Meaning, and Intention For Further Reading: Theme Anita Desai, Games at Twilight Symbol Stuart Dybek, The Palatski Man For Further Reading: Symbol Gabriel Garciacute;a Maacute;rquez, The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World Tone Inspiration: Carver to Altman: From Fiction to Film Raymond Carver, Cathedral For Further Reading: Tone Ana Castillo, Loverboys Story and Performance Wallace Stegner, A Note on Technique Story and Performance in ldquo;A Note on Techniquerdquo; Audio and Video Locale: Updikersquo;s ldquo;A&Prdquo; in Performance 3. Writing about Stories The Cultural Conversation Reviews Short Review Short Review of Harry Potter and the Sorcererrsquo;s Stone Full Review Full Review of Harry Potter and the Sorcererrsquo;s Stone Beyond Reviews: Criticism Popular Criticism Newsweek, Herersquo;s Harry: Behind the Fastest-Selling Book in History Scholarly Articles Roni Natov, Harry Potter and the Extraordinariness of the Ordinary How to Enter the Conversation? Virtual Locale: Blogging about Stories Questions to Develop Ideas About a Story Point of View Language Setting Character Plot Links to Other Texts Response &l