Literature : An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, Compact Edition (with MyLiteratureLab)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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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
Godfather Death
The Short Story
John Updike A & P.
Writer's Perspective
John Updike on Writing, Why Write?
Writing Critically
What's The Plot?
Point of View
A Rose for Emily
Interpreter of Maladies
Sonny's Blues
Writer's Perspective
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
Writing Assignment
Student Essay, Comparing Miss Emily and Miss Brill
The Storm
Greasy Lake
A Pair of Tickets
Writer's Perspective
Setting the Voice
Writing Critically
How Time and Place Set a Story
Tone and Style
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
Barn Burning
Writer's Perspective
The Direct Style
Writing Critically
Be Style Conscious
Dead Men's Path
Luke 15: 11-32
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Writer's Perspective
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
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