Introduction to Literature, An (Second Printing)

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  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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A market leader for more than 30 years, this paperback anthology continues to uphold the traditions that have made it a success- a rich blend of both classic and contemporary selections as well as Barnetrs"s signature "how-to" apparatus that covers the elements of literature and the writing process. The new edition features more student essays than any other anthology giving students a deep reservoir of writing models to learn from including argument papers and film reviews. In addition, a wealth of instructor favorites have been added including works by D.H. Lawrence, Ambrose Bierce, Cynthia Ozick, Liliana Heker, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Thomas Hardy, Linda Pastan, and David Ives.

Table of Contents

Letter to Students
Reading, Thinking, and Writing Critically About Literature
Reading and Responding to Literature What Is Literature?
Literature as Performance
The Span of Life Significance Two Poems about Immigration
Immigrants Two Contemporary Short Stories
City People Thinking About a Classic Story
The Parable of the Prodigal Son Stories True and False
Samuel What's Past Is Prologue
Christmas Tree
The Pleasures of Reading--and of Writing Arguments about Literature
The Open Secret of Good Writing
The Lesson of the Master Getting Ready to Write A Student Writes: From Jottings to a Final Draft
Less Is More: Characterization in ldquo;The Lesson of the Masterrdquo;
The Studentrsquo;s Analysis Analyzed
A Second Short Story, and a Studentrsquo;s Analysis
Say Yes A Sample Student Essay
Hersquo;s the Problem The Analysis Briefly Analyzed Three Poems
Pumping Iron
Tweed to Till
The Clod and the Pebble Two Additional Stories
Miss Brill
The Lesson
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