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Literature, Compact 4/e, the concise edition of the most popular introduction of its kind, is organized into three genresFiction, Poetry, and Drama. As in past editions, the authors'collective poetic voice brings personal warmth and a human perspective to the discussion of literature, adding to students'interest in the readings. An introduction to a balance of contemporary and classic stories, poems, and plays. Casebooks offer in-depth look at an author or clusters of works, for example "Latin American Poetry." Authors Joe Kennedy and Dana Gioia provide inviting and illuminating introductions to the authors included and to the elements of literature. Coverage of writing about literature is also included. For those interested in literature.
Table of Contents
|"*" Denotes selections that are new to this edition|
|Most chapters conclude with "Writing Assignment" and "Further Suggestions for Writing."|
|Reading a Story|
|Fable, Parable, and Tales|
|The Appointment in Samarra|
|The Fox and the Grapes|
|The Camel and His Friends|
|The Short Story|
|John Updike A & P.|
|John Updike on Writing, Why Write?|
|What's The Plot?|
|Point of View|
|A Rose for Emily|
|Interpreter of Maladies|
|Race and the African-American Writer|
|How Point of View Shapes a Story|
|The Jilting of Granny Weatherall|
|Raymond Carver on Writing, Commonplace but Precise Language|
|How Character Creates Action|
|Student Essay, Comparing Miss Emily and Miss Brill|
|A Pair of Tickets|
|Setting the Voice|
|How Time and Place Set a Story|
|Tone and Style|
|A Clean, Well-Lighted Place|
|The Direct Style|
|Be Style Conscious|
|Dead Men's Path|
|Luke 15: 11-32|
|The Parable of the Prodigal Son|
|The Themes of Science Fiction|
|Stating the Theme|
|No One's a Mystery|
|The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas|
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