Literature : A Pocket Anthology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-08-01
  • Publisher: Pearson P T R
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Key Benefit: The perfect alternative to lengthy literature anthologies, this compact, inexpensive, and diverse collection of fiction, poetry, and drama provides a concise yet complete introduction to the study of literature. Key Topics: Selection of stories, poems, and plays along with guidance on how to write about literature. Index of critical terms included. Market: Readers interested in a concise introduction to literature.

Table of Contents

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This tentative table of contents is for early review purposes; the final contents may not include all of the selections listed here
Explore, Experiment, Expand: Three Reasons to Study Literature
Introduction to Fiction
The Telling of the Tale
The Short Story Genre
Reading and Analyzing Short Fiction
Point of View
Style and Symbolism
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
Young Goodman Brown
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
The Fall of the House of Usher
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909)
A White Heron
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)
Mother Savage
Kate Chopin (1851-1904)
Desiree's Baby
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)
The Lady with the Pet Dog
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
The Yellow Wallpaper
Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
Roman Fever
Willa Cather (1876-1947)
Neighbor Rosicky
James Joyce (1882-1941)
Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980)
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
William Faulkner (1897-1962)
A Rose for Emily
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)
The Library of Babel
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
Hills Like White Elephants
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)
John Steinbeck (1902-1968)
The Chrysanthemums
Richard Wright (1908-1960)
The Man Who Was Almost a Man
John Cheever (1912-1982)
Albert Camus (1913-1960)
The Guest
Ralph Ellison (1914-1995)
A Party Down at the Square
Shirley Jackson (1919-1965)
The Lottery
Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
Good Country People
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (B. 1928)
A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
Chinua Achebe (B. 1930)
Dead Men's Path
Alice Munro (B. 1931)
How I Met My Husband
John Updike (B. 1932)
A & P.
Joyce Carol Oates (B. 1938)
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Raymond Carver (1938-1988)
Margaret Atwood (B. 1939)
Happy Endings
Bobbie Ann Mason (B. 1940)
Alice Walker (B. 1944)
Everyday Use
Tim Gautreaux (B. 1947)
Died and Gone to Vegas
Dagoberto Gilb (B. 1950)
Look on the Bright Side
Sandra Cisneros (B. 1954)
Woman Hollering Creek
Louise Erdrich (B. 1954)
The Red Convertible
Gish Jen (B. 1955)
In the American Society
Lorrie Moore (B. 1957)
How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)
Introduction to Poetry
An Anecdote: Where Poetry Starts
Speaker, Listener, and Context
"The Star-Spangled Banner."
Lyric, Narrative, Dramatic
The Language of Poetry
Figurative Language
Allegory and Symbol
Tone of Voice
Repetition: Sounds and Schemes
Meter and Rhythm
Free Verse and Open Form
Stanza Forms
Fixed Forms
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