Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, Interactive Edition (With Myliteraturelab)

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: PEARSON
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Literature, 9/e, the most popular introduction of its kind, is organized into three genrescurren;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

Reading a Story
Fable, Parable, and Tales
Somerset Maugham, The Appointment in Samarra
Aesop, The Fox and the Grapes
Bidpai, The Camel and His Friends
Chuang Tzu, Independence
Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, 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
William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily
Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies
James Baldwin, Sonny's Blues
Eudora Welty, 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
Katherine Anne Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Alice Walker, Everyday Use
Raymond Carver, Cathedral
Writer's Perspective
Raymond Carver on Writing, Commonplace but Precise Language
Writing Critically
How Character Creates Action
Kate Chopin, The Storm
Jack London, To Build a Fire
Coraghessan Boyle, Greasy Lake
Amy Tan, 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
Ernest Hemingway, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
William Faulkner, Barn Burning
Guy de Maupassant, The Necklace
Ha Jin, Saboteur
Writer's Perspective
Ernest Hemingway on Writing, The Direct Style
Writing Critically
Be Style Conscious
Stephen Crane, The Open Boat
Alice Munro, Day of the Butterfly
Luke 15: 11-32, The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Harrison Bergeron
Writer's Perspective
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on Writing, The Themes of Science Fiction
Writing Critically
Stating the Theme
John Steinbeck, The Chrysanthemums
Shirley Jackson, The Lottery
Elizabeth Tallent, No One's a Mystery
Ursula K. Le Guin, 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
Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych
Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis
Writer's Perspective
Franz Kafka on Writing, Discussing The Metamorphosis
Writing Critically
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