· Organized by genre. (Fiction, Poetry, Drama) · the author's voice brings personal warmth, a human perspective, and a poet's insight to the discussion of literature. · Reflects a balance of classic works, contemporary and non-Western selections. · More theory has been added with the addition of new casebooks and new critical essays. · "Writer's Perspectives" provides insights from authors on writing and revising and student papers provide models for studying and improving student writing. · New Interactive Edition includes Craft of Literature multimedia CD with writing assignments, audio, video, and interactive readings. · IM, Teaching Comp. With Lit., Teaching Lit. On-Line, Blackboard and CC Content, the Craft of Literature CD-ROM, CW, Interactive Ed.