Literature : Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback w/CD
  • Copyright: 10/9/2006
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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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
The Veil
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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