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Literature Across Cultures (NASTA Edition)
     

Literature Across Cultures (NASTA Edition)

by Sheena Gillespie
 
This thematic introduction to literature including both traditional and contemporary writers, Western and non-Western writers, asks the reader to observe, reflect on, and comment upon the social, political, and cultural aspects of the literature being examined. The literature itself is organized thematically. Within each unit, stories, poems, and plays are arranged in

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This thematic introduction to literature including both traditional and contemporary writers, Western and non-Western writers, asks the reader to observe, reflect on, and comment upon the social, political, and cultural aspects of the literature being examined. The literature itself is organized thematically. Within each unit, stories, poems, and plays are arranged in clusters to provoke personal, analytical, and critical responses. Two essays per chapter encourage readers to respond critically to the thematic issues under discussion. This new edition includes two new plays, Euripides' The Trojan Women and Moliere's Tartuff, along with a revised section on "Using Film and Video." Also contains a section on "Using the Internet to Research Literary Sources" as well as an expanded glossary of literary and cultural terms. For those interested in a global and multicultural approach to literature.

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A world's worth of fiction, poetry, essays and drama are divided into several thematic sections: origins and insights; gender and identity; war and violence; race and difference; and individualism and community. The editors' introduction discusses the meaning and function of literature, writing as a social act, and guidelines for writing the literary essay. Appendices discuss the elements of fiction, poetry and drama; researching literary sources; and critical approaches, using as a case study. A note about film and video is also included. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780321277718
Publisher:
Pearson Higher Education
Publication date:
06/30/2004
Pages:
1184
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.43(h) x 1.75(d)

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