Literature An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Compact Edition, Interactive Edition

ISBN-10: 032147032X

ISBN-13: 9780321470324

Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)

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Literature, Compact 5/e, the concise edition of the most popular introduction of its kind, is organized into three genres Fiction, 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.An introduction to a balance of contemporary and classic stories, poems, and plays. Casebooks offer in-depth look at an author or clusters of works, for example ldquo;Latin American Poetry.rdquo; Authors Joe Kennedy and Dana Gioia provide inviting and illuminating introductions to the authors included and to the elements of literature. Coverage of writing about literature is also included.For those interested in literature.
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List price: $82.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 11/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1664
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.750
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.

Reading A Story
Fable, Parable, and Tales
WSomerset Maugham, The Appointment in Samarra Aesop, The North Wind and the Sun Bidpai, The Camel and His Friends
Godfather Death?
The Short Story
A & P
Writing Effectively?
Writers on Writing
Why Write? ?
Writing About Plot
Paying Attention to Plot Checklist: Analyzing Plot Writing Assignment on Plot
More Topics For Writing
Point Of View
A Rose for Emily
Teenage Wasteland
Sonny's Blues
Everyday Use?
Writing Effectively?
Writers on Writing James Baldwin, Race and the African American Writer?
Writing About Point of View
How Point of View Shapes a Story
Checklist: Understanding Point of View
Writing Assignment on Point of View
More Topics For Writing
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Tobias Wolff, The Rich Brother
Writing Effectively?
Writers on Writing Raymond Carver, Commonplace but Precise Language?
Writing About Character
How Character Creates Action
Checklist: Writing About Character
Writing Assignment on Character
More Topics For Writing
The Storm
A Pair of Tickets?
Writing Effectively?
Writers on Writing
Setting the Voice?
Writing About Setting
The Importance of Setting
Checklist: Analyzing Setting
Writing Assignment on Setting
More Topics For Writing
Tone And Style
Ernest Hemingway, A Clean, Wel
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