Literature: Compact Edition

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This anthology provides broad coverage for the three genres of literature?fiction,poetry,and drama?and exceptionally clear presentation of the elements of literature. The text has a clear and up-to-date chapter on critical theory that features helpful checklists. It also features Robert DiYanni's well-known three-part pedagogy that presents each of the three genres in light of a reader's experience,interpretation,and evaluation. The compact edition includes full coverage of writing about literature with 2 student...
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Overview

This anthology provides broad coverage for the three genres of literature—fiction,poetry,and drama—and exceptionally clear presentation of the elements of literature. The text has a clear and up-to-date chapter on critical theory that features helpful checklists. It also features Robert DiYanni's well-known three-part pedagogy that presents each of the three genres in light of a reader's experience,interpretation,and evaluation. The compact edition includes full coverage of writing about literature with 2 student papers in each chapter,incorporates a beautifully illustrated poetry section with four-color art,author biographies,and in-depth cverage of 8 writers: D. H. Lawrence,Flannery O'Connor,Sandra Cisneros,Emily Dickenson,Robert Frost,Langston Hughes,Sophocles (containing both Oedipus and Antigone),and Shakespeare (containing both Hamlet ant Othello).
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  • ISBN-13: 9780072295078
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/6/1999
  • Edition description: COMPACT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1520
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 7.94 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
READING (AND WRITING ABOUT) LITERATURE
Reading Literature
The Pleasures of Fiction
The Dog and the Shadow
Learning to Be Silent
The Pleasures of Poetry
Robert Frost, Dust of Snow
The Pleasures of Drama
Understanding Literature:
Experience, Interpretation, Evaluation
Writing About Literature
Reasons for Writing About Literature
Ways of Writing About Literature
Writing the Paper
Stephen Crane, War Is Kind
PART ONE: FICTION
CHAPTER 1: READING STORIES
The Prodigal Son
The Experience of Fiction
The Interpretation of Fiction
The Evaluation of Fiction
John Updike A&P
The Act of Reading Fiction
Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour
CHAPTER 2: TYPES OF SHORT FICTION
Early Forms: Parable, Fable, and Tale
Aesop, The Wolf and the Mastiff
Petronius, The Widow of Ephesus
The Short Story
The Nonrealistic Story
The Short Novel
CHAPTER 3: THE ELEMENTS OF FICTION
Plot and Structure
Frank O'Connor, Guests of the Nation
Character
Kay Boyle, Astronomer's Wife
Setting
(and more...)
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