Literature : An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Literature, 9/e , the most popular introduction of its kind, is organized into three genres¤Fiction, 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

Denote 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
Godfather Death
Plot? The Short Story?
Updike A & P Writer's Perspective?
Updike on Writing, Why Write?
Writing Critically
What's The Plot?
Point of View
A Rose for Emily
Interpreter of Maladies
Sonny's Blues
Why I Live at the P.O
Writer's Perspective
James Baldwin on Writing, Race and the African-American Writer
Writing Critically
How Point of View Shapes a Story
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Everyday Use
Writer's Perspective
Raymond Carver on Writing, Commonplace but Precise Language
Writing Critically
How Character Creates Action
The Storm
To Build a Fire
Greasy Lake
A Pair of Tickets
Writer's Perspective
Amy Tan on Writing, Setting the Voice
Writing Critically
How Time and Place Set a Story
Tone and Style
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
Barn Burning Irony?
The Necklace
Writer's Perspective?
Ernest Hemingway on Writing, The Direct Style
Writing Critically?
Be Style Conscious
The Open Boat
Day of the Butterfly
Luke 15: 11-32, The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Writer's Perspective?
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on Writing, The Themes of Science Fiction
Writing Critically
Stating the Theme
The Chrysanthemums
The Lottery
No One's a Mystery
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
Writer's Perspective
Ursula K. Le Guin on Writing, On "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas."
Writing Critically
Recognizing Symbols
Writing Assignment
Student Essay, An Analysis of the Symbolism In Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums."
Evaluating a Story
Writing Critically
Know What You're Judging
Reading Long Stories and Novels
The Death of Ivan Ilych
The Metamorphosis
Writer's Perspective
Franz Kafka on Writing, Discussing The Metamorphosis
Writing Critically
Leaving Things Out
Writing Assignment: Student Essay, Kafka's Greatness
Two Critical Casebooks
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Masque of the Red Death
Edgar Allan Poe on Edgar Allan Poe
The Tale and Its Effect
The Philosophy of Composition
On Imagination
Critics on
The Father-Figure in "The Tell-Tale Heart."
A Psychoanalytic Reading of "The Masque of the Red. Death."
On Poe's Genius
Poe's Quest for Supernal Beauty
Good Country People
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
On Flannery O'Connor
Excerpt from "On Her Own Work": The Element of Suspense in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find."
On Her Catholic Faith
Excerpt from "The Grotesque in Southern Fiction": The Serious Writer and the Tired Reader
Yearbook Cartoons
Critics on
And Her Readers
A Good Source Is Not So Hard to Find: The Real Life Misfit
Deconstructing "A Good Man Is Hard to Find."
Comic Perversion in "Good Country People."
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