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Exploring Literature : Writing and Thinking About Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Essay

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1st
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9780321011831

ISBN10:
032101183X
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Pub. Date:
12/1/2000
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Addison-Wesley
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Summary

With engaging selections, a strong emphasis on the writing process, and a visually appealing design, this thematically arranged literature anthology is sure to capture students' and instructors' attention. The first five chapters offer comprehensive coverage of reading and writingincluding a highly praised Chapter 4: "Interpretation, Evaluation, and Argument"giving students the detailed guidance and the confidence they need to write strong essays. The anthology section is organized around five themesFamily and Friends, Women and Men, Heritage and Identity, Culture and Class, and Faith and Doubt. Each theme contains a theme-opening photo, "Dialogue across History" which contain compelling quotes from famous and not-so-famous writers, and "Case Studies in Composition" which focus on a different aspect of interpretation in each theme. Most authors are represented by a photo to help students connect to the humanity of the authors.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents xi
Alternate Contents by Genre xxvii
Preface xxxiii
About the Author xli
PART I Making Connections 1(56)
Participation: Personal Response and Critical Thinking
2(18)
Communication: Writing About Literature
20(37)
PART II Analysis, Argumentation, and Research 57(176)
Exploration and Analysis: Genre and the Elements of Literature
58(109)
Argumentation: Interpreting and Evaluating
167(34)
Research and Documentation: Writing with Secondary Sources
201(32)
PART III A Thematic Anthology 233(1254)
Family and Friends
234(263)
Fiction
238(74)
Poetry
312(23)
Drama
335(52)
Essays
387(15)
Case Studies in Composition: Thinking About Interpretation and Biography
402(95)
Women and Men
497(314)
Fiction
501(62)
Poetry
563(24)
Drama
587(119)
Essays
706(19)
Case Studies in Composition: Thinking About Interpretation in Cultural and Historical Contexts
725(86)
Heritage and Identity
811(292)
Fiction
815(67)
Poetry
882(21)
Drama
903(44)
Essays
947(26)
Case Studies in Composition: Thinking About Interpretation and Performance
973(130)
Culture and Class
1103(183)
Fiction
1107(46)
Poetry
1153(29)
Drama
1182(71)
Essays
1253(20)
Case Studies in Composition: Thinking About Interpretation, Culture, and Research
1273(13)
Faith and Doubt
1286(201)
Fiction
1289(84)
Poetry
1373(25)
Drama
1398(34)
Essays
1432(28)
Case Studies in Composition: Thinking About Interpretation, Poetry, and Painting
1460(27)
Appendix: Critical Approaches to Literature 1487(8)
Glossary 1495(5)
Literary and Photo Credits 1500(9)
Index of Author Names, Titles, and First Lines of Poetry 1509(12)
Index of Terms 1521


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