The Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing

The Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing

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by Michael Meyer
     
 

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The Bedford Introduction to Literature is a best-seller for a reason: It brings literature to life for students, helping to make them lifelong readers and better writers. Classic works drawn from many periods and cultures appear alongside a strong showing from today’s notable authors. There is plenty of support for students, with a dozen chapters

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The Bedford Introduction to Literature is a best-seller for a reason: It brings literature to life for students, helping to make them lifelong readers and better writers. Classic works drawn from many periods and cultures appear alongside a strong showing from today’s notable authors. There is plenty of support for students, with a dozen chapters of critical reading and writing support, helpful sample close readings, writing assignments, and student papers. And, because everyone teaches and learns a little differently, there are lots of options for working with the literature, including case studies on individual works and themes that everyone can relate to. In-depth chapters on major authors like Flannery O’Connor and Emily Dickinson take students deeper into their work, and the new tenth edition features a chapter on the fiction of Dagoberto Gilb, created in collaboration with the author himself — one more way that the anthology showcases literature as a living, changing art form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781457608278
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
01/11/2013
Edition description:
Tenth Edition
Pages:
2208
Sales rank:
765,611
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 2.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael Meyer has taught writing and literature courses for more than thirty years—since 1981 at the University of Connecticut and before that at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the College of William and Mary. In addition to being an experienced teacher, Meyer is a highly regarded literary scholar. His scholarly articles have appeared in distinguished journals such as American Literature, Studies in the American Renaissance, and Virginia Quarterly Review. An internationally recognized authority on Henry David Thoreau, Meyer is a former president of the Thoreau Society and coauthor (with Walter Harding) of The New Thoreau Handbook, a standard reference source. The American Studies Association awarded his first book, Several More Lives to Live: Thoreau’s Political Reputation in America, the Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize. . He is also the editor of Frederick Douglass: The Narrative and Selected Writings. He has lectured on a variety of American literary topics from Cambridge University to Peking University. His books for Bedford/St. Martin's include The Bedford Introduction to Literature; The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature; Literature to Go; Poetry: An Introduction; and Thinking and Writing about Literature.

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The Bedford Introduction to Literature 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I used this book for my summer college literature class and it was indispensable. The book features many different poems, stories, and plays both old and new, classic and obscure. It is written in easy-to-understand plain English and the best part of it are the questions at the end of each selection. They were a major help when it came to the analyzing of each poem and story. Although it is bulky, The Bedford Introduction to Literature is the definitive book when you have to take that literature course and analyze to your professor's content. You may end up liking it so much that you might not want to sell it back. It has thought provoking works that are sure to get you thinking about something.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is rife with profanity, vulgar language and sexual content... i saw it in a high school english class and it's very disturbing that filth such as this would be chosen to share with young american minds