Literature : An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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The material is presented in a newly revised, easier to study format and includes0 MLA’s latest guidelines. Conversations between Dana Gioia and celebrated fiction writer Amy Tan, current U. S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, and contemporary playwright David Ives, offer students an insider’s look into the importance of reading to three contemporary writers. A Latin American Writers casebook is new to Fiction and collects some of the finest authors from the region including Octavia Paz, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Ines Arendondo.

A casebook on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” is now featured as part of the Three Stories In-depth chapter. Many new writers have been added including Naguib Mahfouz, Virginia Woolf, Sherman Alexie, Mary Oliver, Bettie Sellers, and Anne Deavere Smith. As always, editors X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia bring personal warmth and a human perspective to the Eleventh Edition of this comprehensive anthology.

Table of Contents

To the Instructor
About the Authors
Reading a Story
The Art of Fiction Types of Short Fiction
The Appointment
The North Wind and the Sun Bidpai
The tortoise and the geese Chuang Tzu
Independence Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm
Godfather Death Plot The Short Story
A & P Writing Effectively Writers on Writing
Why Write? Thinking About Plot Checklist: Writing About Plot Writing Assignment on Plot More Topics for Writing Terms for Review
Point of View Identifying Point of View Types of Narrators Stream of Consciousness
A Rose
The Tell-Tale Heart Virginia Woolf
A Haunted House Eudora Welty
Why I Live at the P.O.
Sonnyrsquo;s Blues Writing Effectively Writers on Writing
Race and the African American Writer Thinking About Point of View Checklist: Writing About Point of View Writing Assignment on Point of View
More Topics for Writing
Terms for Review
Character Types of Characters Katherine
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall Katherine Mansfield
Miss Brill
The Lawsuit
Cathedral Writing Effectively Writers on Writing
Commonplace but Precise Language
Thinking About Character Checklist: Writing About Character
Writing Assignment on Character
More Topics for Writing
Terms for Review

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Awesome August 4, 2011
Book was in excellent condition. I am a college student and am currently using it in my English class. Very interesting short stories and different examples of literary works. VERY COOL!
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