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

ISBN-10: 0321475771

ISBN-13: 9780321475770

Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Dana Gioia, X. J. Kennedy

List price: $82.20
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The concise version of the discipline's most popular introductory anthology, Kennedy/Gioia's "Literature", Compact Edition continues to inspire students with engaging insights on reading and writing about stories, poems, and plays. Poets in their own right, editors X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia bring personal warmth and a human perspective to this compact, paperback anthology. Organized into three genres--"Literature, " Compact Edition, presents readable discussions of the literary devices, illustrated by apt works, supported by useful writing tips, and followed by (now) sis full chapters devoted to writing. A broad scope of traditional and contemporary works is provided, most headed by author images and richly detailed biographical notes and some followed by author commentary. While maintaining the characteristics of its previouseditions-accessible apparatus, expansive author representation- this Compact, Fifth Edition has been re-imagined to include new casebooks, a lively new design, and more writing coverage than ever before. New students of 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: 2.464
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
The Appointment in Samarra
The North Wind and the Sun
The Camel and His Friends
The Short Story
A & Pwriting 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
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
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Miss Brill
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
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
Barn Burning
Gift of the MagiHa Jin, Saboteur
Writing Effectively
Writers on Writing
The Direct Style
Writing About Tone and Style
Be Style Conscious
Checklist: Thinking about Style and Tone
Writing Assignment on Tone and Style
More Topics For Writing
Dead Men's Path
How I Met My Husband
Luke 15: 11-32, The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Harrison Bergeron
Writing Effectively
Writers on Writing
The Themes of Science Fiction
Writing About Theme
Stating the Theme
Checklist: Determining a Story's Theme
Writing Assignment on Theme
More Topics For Writing
The Chrysanthemums
The Lottery
No One's a Mystery
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
Writing Effectively
Writers on Writing
Reactions to "The Lottery"
Writing About Symbols
Recognizing Symbols
Checklist: Thinking about Symbols
Writing Assignment on Symbols
Student Essay, An Analysis of the Symbolism in Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums"
More Topics For Writing
Critical Case
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