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Like its larger counterpart, the compactLiterature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Dramaby Robert DiYanni features student-centered approaches to literature--from experience to interpretation to evaluation--and an emphasis on making connections between texts and thinking critically about literature.Known for its clear presentation of the formal elements of literature and literary analysis, this compact anthology effectively balances classic, modern, and contemporary works across the three major genres, blending well-known writers with a diverse gathering of newer, international figures. This literary breadth is supplemented by extensive coverage of writing about literature, making this book an excellent text for introduction to literature courses as well as literature-based composition courses.
Table of Contents
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|Critical Thinking and the Pleasures of Literature|
|The Pleasures of Fiction Thinking Critically about a Story Learning to Be Silent Critical Thinking and Contexts|
|The Pleasures of Poetry Thinking Critically about a Poem|
|Critical Thinking and Contexts|
|The Pleasures of Drama Drama and Imaginative Thinking|
|Critical Thinking and Oprah's Book Club: An Exercise Approaching Literature with Critical Thinking Experience Interpretation Evaluation Critical Thinking and Context|
|Critical Thinking and Writing about Literature Reasons for Writing about Literature Ways of Writing about Literature Arguing about Literature|
|The Writing Process|
|Fiction Reading and Writing about Fiction|
|Reading Stories Luke, The Prodigal Son|
|The Experience of Fiction|
|The Interpretation of Fiction Reading in Context|
|The Evaluation of Fiction John Updike, A&P|
|The Act of Reading Fiction Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour|
|Types of Short Fiction Early Forms: Parable, Fable, and Tale Aesop|
|The Wolf and the MastiffPetronius|
|The Widow of Ephesus|
|The Short Story|
|The Nonrealistic Story|
|The Short Novel|
|Elements of Fiction Plot and Structure|
|Setting Bobbie Ann Mason, ShilohPoint of View|
|A Rose for Emily Language and Style|
|Theme Eudora Welty, A Worn PathIrony and Symbol|
|The Rocking-Horse Winner|
|Writing About Fiction Reasons for Writing about Fiction Informal Ways of Writing about Fiction|
|Magic Formal Ways of Writing about Fiction Student Papers on Fiction|
|Questions for Writing about Fiction|
|Suggestions for Writing|
|Thinking Critically about Fiction|
|Three Fiction Writers In Context Reading|
|The Dimension of Style|
|The Cask of Amontillado|
|The Fall of the House of Usher|
|The Catholic Dimension O'Connor's|
|A Good Man is Hard to Find Everything That Rises Must Converge|
|Envisioning Narrative *Visual Stories|
|Two Kinds of People|
|An Anthology oOf Short Fiction|
|A Selection of Contemporary Fiction Sherman Alexie, Indian Education|
|A Selection of World Fiction *Chinua Achebe, Marriage is a Private AffairJorge Luis Borges|
|The Garden of Forking Paths Jamaica Kincaid, Girl|
|A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings translated|
|For Further Reading Margaret Atwood|
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