Literature Reading, Reacting, Writing, Compact Edition (with Lit21 CD-ROM Version 1.5)

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2003-10-10
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This compact edition of Laurie Kirszner and Steve Mandell's LITERATURE: READING, REACTING, WRITING, retains all the features that have made the full edition so successful in classrooms over 4 editions in a smaller, affordable volume.

Table of Contents

Understanding Literature
Imaginative Literature
Conventional Themes
The Literary Canon
Luisa Valenzuela, All about Suicide
Wole Soyinka, Telephone Conversation
Interpreting Literature
Evaluating Literature
The Function of Literary Criticism
Checklist: Evaluating Literary Criticism
Reading and Writing About Literature
Reading Literature
Checklist: Using Highlighting Symbols
Maya Angelou, My Arkansas
Writing About Literature
Planning an Essay
Drafting an Essay
Revising and Editing an Essay
Checklist: Using Sources
Checklist: Conventions for Writing About Literature
Exercise: Two Student Papers
Student Paper: "Initiation into Adulthood"
Student Paper: "Hard Choices"
Understanding Fiction
Defining Fiction
The Short Story
*Margaret Atwood, Happy Endings
Gary Gildner, Sleepytime Gal
A Final Note
Reading and Writing About Fiction
Reading Fiction
Active Reading
Alberto Alvaro Rfos, The Secret Lion
Writing About Fiction
Planning an Essay
Drafting an Essay
Student Paper: Symbols in "The Secret Lion" First Draft
Student Paper: Symbols in "The Secret Lion" Second Draft
Student Paper: Symbols in "The Secret Lion" Final Draft
Stages of Plot
Order and Sequence
A Final Note
Checklist: Writing about Plot
Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour
*Stephen Dobyns, Kansas
William Faulkner, A Rose for Emily
Lorrie Moore, How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)
Writing Suggestions: Plot
Round and Flat Characters
Dynamic and Static Characters
Checklist: Writing About Character
John Updike, A and P
Katherine Mansfield, Miss Brill
Charles Baxter, Gryphon
*Mary Ladd Gavell, The Swing
Writing Suggestions: Character
Historical Setting
Geographical Setting
Physical Setting
Checklist: Writing About Setting
Sherman Alexie, This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper
*Ralph Ellison, Battle Royal
Tillie Olsen, I Stand Here Ironing
Writing Suggestions: Setting
Point of View
Omniscient Narrators
Limited Omniscient Narrators
Objective Narrators
Omniscient Point of View
Objective Point of View
Checklist: Selecting An Appropriate Point of View: Review
Style, Tone, and Language
Style and Tone
The Uses of Language
Formal and Informal Diction
Figures of Speech
A Final Note
Checklist: Writing about Style, Tone, and Language
James Joyce, Araby
*Andrea Barrett, The Littoral Zone
Ernest Hemingway, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
Tim O''Brien, The Things They Carried
Writing Suggestions: Style, Tone, and Language
Symbol and Allegory
Literary Symbols
Recognizing Symbols
Checklist: Writing About Symbol and Allegory
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown
Shirley Jackson, The Lottery
Alice Walker, Everyday Use
*Raymond Carver, Cathedral
Writing Suggestions: Symbol and Allegory
Interpreting Themes
Identifying Themes
Checklist: Writing About Theme
David Michael Kaplan, Doe Season
D. H. Lawrence, The Rocking-Horse Winner
Eudora Welty, A Worn Path
*Rick Bass, The Fireman
Writing Suggestions: Theme
Joyce Carol Oates'' Where are You Going, Where have You Been?: A Casebook for Reading Research, and Writing
Joyce Carol Oates, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Joyce Carol Oates, When Characters from the Page Are Made Flesh on the Screen
Gretchen Schulz and R. J. R. Rockwood, From In Fairyland, without a Map: Connie''s Exploration Inward in Joyce Carol Oates''
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"
Mike Tierce and John Michael Grafton, From Connie''s Tambourine Man: A New Reading of Arnold Friend"
Bob Dylan, It''s All Over Now, Baby Blue
Laura Kalpakian, Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been
Stephen Slimp, Oates''s "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Don Moser, The Pied Piper of Tuscon
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Charles Perrault, Little Red Riding Hood
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