Literature

Literature
Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia
Release: 2005
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Pages: 2324
ISBN: 0321226011
Language: en
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"Literature, Compact 4/e," the concise edition of the most popular introduction of its kind, is organized into three genresFiction, Poetry, and Drama. As in past editions, the authors' collective poetic voice brings personal warmth and a human perspective to the discussion of literature, adding to students' interest in the readings. An introduction to a balance of contemporary and classic stories, poems, and plays. Casebooks offer in-depth look at an author or clusters of works, for example "Latin American Poetry." Authors Joe Kennedy and Dana Gioia provide inviting and illuminating introductions to the authors included and to the elements of literature. Coverage of writing about literature is also included. For those interested in literature.

Ezra s Invisible Backpack

Ezra s Invisible Backpack
Author: Hannah Cohen,Dina Rock
Release: 2021-05-25
Editor: BiblioKid Publishing
Pages: 34
ISBN: 9781736325841
Language: en
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"In a world where mental health remains stigmatized and language around emotions is yet to be taught, people of all ages move through life with a heaviness they're unable to describe. Ezra's Imaginary Backpack creates language around struggles all of us have but aren't able to communicate. Ezra's Imaginary Backpack fills a gaping hole left by the lack of education around emotion identification, mental health and the power of empathy. This book should on the shelf of every home, classroom, and therapist's office as a necessary resource for people of all ages. " —Endorsement by Sydney Gideon, LSW at Symmetry CounselingTo the world, Ezra seems like a typical, happy fourth grader, yet making friends and joining groups can be overwhelming for him. His teacher introduces the idea that everyone has an "invisible" backpack with bricks that others cannot see. These bricks represent obstacles, emotions, and worries that people carry with them each day. From this, Ezra begins to realize that a smile on the outside doesn't always reflect what's happening on the inside.EZRA'S INVISIBLE BACKPACK is a picture book that shows us how kindness and communication with those around us can go a long way in making our classmates feel understood. The invisible backpack is a concrete tool for children to utilize in their daily lives to better express their emotions. It's the perfect book to inspire empathy and empower children to identify and understand their emotions. Plus, go further with discussion questions and tools at the back of the book that encourage positive mental health. A fantastic book for parents, teachers, and counselors alike!

Into the Wild

Into the Wild
Author: Jon Krakauer
Release: 2009-09-22
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307476869
Language: en
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Krakauer’s page-turning bestseller explores a famed missing person mystery while unraveling the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. "Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." —New York Times In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled McCandless. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

Literature

Literature
Author: X. J. Kennedy
Release: 1991-01-01
Editor: Addison-Wesley Longman
Pages: 1572
ISBN: 0673520463
Language: en
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Literature and the Writing Process

Literature and the Writing Process
Author: Elizabeth McMahan,Susan Day,Robert Funk
Release: 2001-06
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1222
ISBN: 0130327417
Language: en
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Offers a wealth of literary selections as material for students to read and write about. The authors furnish both responsive and critical writing topics in each chapter.

What s Inside Your Backpack

What s Inside Your Backpack
Author: Jessica Sinarski
Release: 2021-02-04
Editor: National Center for Youth Issues
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781953945242
Language: en
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All around us, children are carrying backpacks that are heavy with more than just textbooks. Each day, they also bear the weight of difficult life experiences and intense feelings. Zoey Harmon just wants to feel light-hearted and carefree. Unfortunately, she keeps getting weighed down by pesky "books" in her backpack, like Worry and Shame. Much to her surprise, she's not the only one! Zoey learns that the adults in her life deal with difficult feelings too! Luckily, they have some ideas that can help her set aside the books she's not meant to carry. Will it be enough to help her unload the heaviest book of all? "You look a little worried, kiddo," Zoey's mom said, giving her a squeeze. "Sometimes I need a bright thought to help me when I'm feeling upset. Here, try this." She slid a bookmark into Zoey's hand. Zoey looked down and read: Imagine with Hope. "What's this?" asked Zoey. "When we don't know what to expect, worry wants us to imagine with fear, to think about all the worst possibilities. This is a little reminder I use to think of the good things that might happen when I imagine with hope instead." While there are no quick fixes for all of life's complex problems, What's Inside Your Backpack? highlights some of the ways we can nurture resilience in body and mind. Using the metaphor of books and bookmarks, author Jessica Sinarski offers gentle, effective strategies to help children impacted by trauma. By sharing their burdens with people they trust, kids can lighten their load and realize just how strong and courageous they really are!

An Introduction to Fiction

An Introduction to Fiction
Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia
Release: 2004-11-01
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Pages: 848
ISBN: 0321322835
Language: en
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"Fiction 9/e," is a collection of short stories65 in allwhich offers a wide ranging view of classic and contemporary writers. An introduction to a balance of contemporary and classic stories. Casebooks offer in-depth look at an author or clusters of works, for example "Edgar Allen Poe." Authors Joe Kennedy and Dana Gioia provide inviting and illuminating introductions to the authors included and to the elements of fiction. Coverage of writing about literature is also included. For interested in learning more about fiction.

The Magic Backpack

The Magic Backpack
Author: Julia Jarman
Release: 2004-03-01
Editor: Perfection Learning
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0756930189
Language: en
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Backpack Literature

Backpack Literature
Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia
Release: 2019-01-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1296
ISBN: 0134756797
Language: en
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"An anthology of readings in fiction, poetry, and drama genres. Includes questions and exercises. Includes end of chapter terms to review. Writing coverage includes how to write research papers and MLA style"--

Lin s Backpack

Lin s Backpack
Author: Helen Lester
Release: 1994
Editor: Celebration Press
Pages: 8
ISBN: 0673361942
Language: en
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Wonders what sort of animal might be making Lin's backpack jump up and down.

A Backpack a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka

A Backpack  a Bear  and Eight Crates of Vodka
Author: Lev Golinkin
Release: 2014-11-04
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780385537780
Language: en
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"[A] hilarious and heartbreaking story of a Jewish family’s escape from oppression."--The New York Times A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help awaiting in Vienna. Years later, Lev, now an American adult, sets out to retrace his family's long trek, locate the strangers who fought for his freedom, and in the process, gain a future by understanding his past. Lev Golinkin's memoir is the vivid, darkly comic, and poignant story of a young boy in the confusing and often chilling final decade of the Soviet Union. It's also the story of Lev Golinkin, the American man who finally confronts his buried past by returning to Austria and Eastern Europe to track down the strangers who made his escape possible . . . and say thank you. Written with biting, acerbic wit and emotional honesty in the vein of Gary Shteyngart, Jonathan Safran Foer, and David Bezmozgis, Golinkin's search for personal identity set against the relentless currents of history is more than a memoir—it's a portrait of a lost era. This is a thrilling tale of escape and survival, a deeply personal look at the life of a Jewish child caught in the last gasp of the Soviet Union, and a provocative investigation into the power of hatred and the search for belonging. Lev Golinkin achieves an amazing feat—and it marks the debut of a fiercely intelligent, defiant, and unforgettable new voice.

Backpack

Backpack
Author: Emily Barr
Release: 2010-11-11
Editor: Headline
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9780755381593
Language: en
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Tansy has to escape from her London life. She's desperate to get away from her media job, her coke habit, her dead mother and her selfish boyfriend. But she finds travelling through Asia more smelly than romantic and, besides, she's missing her boyfriend. However, she is determined not to give in, give up or go home. As she travels further east she begins to enjoy her journey - until murder starts to follow her and the trip becomes much more adventurous than she had anticipated.

Backpack Literature

Backpack Literature
Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia
Release: 2015-01-15
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Pages: 1232
ISBN: 0321968123
Language: en
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Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLiteratureLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLiteratureLab, search for: 013404763X / 9780134047638 Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing Plus MyLiteratureLab - access card package Package consists of: 0133931269 / 9780133931266 - Glue-in Access Card 0133931277 / 9780133931273 - Inside Star Sticker 0321968123 / 9780321968128 - Kennedy/Gioia, Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing MyLiteratureLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For introductory courses in Literature. Cultivate a Love of Literature... The smallest and most economical member of the Kennedy/Gioia family, Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, 5/e is a brief paperback version of the discipline's most popular Literature anthology. Backpack Literature introduces college students to the appreciation and experience of literature in its major forms and develops the student's ability to think critically and communicate effectively through writing. The book is built on the assumption that great literature can enrich and enlarge the lives it touches. Both editors, literary writers themselves, believe that textbooks should be not only informative and accurate but also lively, accessible, and engaging. Also Available with MyLiteratureLab ® This title is also available with MyLiteratureLab - an online resource that works with our literature anthologies to provide engaging experiences to instructors and students. Students can access new content that fosters an understanding of literary elements, which provides a foundation for stimulating class discussions. This simple and powerful tool offers state-of-the-art audio and video resources along with practical tools and flexible assessment. The Literature Collection eText within MyLiteratureLab includes more than 700 selections and valuable multimedia resources--including professional performances, biographies of key authors, contextual videos, interactive student papers--that bring literature to life.

Gothic and Racism

Gothic and Racism
Author: Cristina Artenie
Release: 2019-03-01
Editor: Universitas Press
Pages: 174
ISBN: 9781988963143
Language: en
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The perception of the Other has changed while a predilection for othering has endured. Our primary goal with this collection of essays is to contribute to the nascent field of Postcolonial Gothic Studies, understood binomially as a postcolonial version of “Gothic studies” and as the study of “postcolonial Gothic.”

Conversations with Dana Gioia

Conversations with Dana Gioia
Author: John Zheng
Release: 2021-01-15
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781496832054
Language: en
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Conversations with Dana Gioia is the first collection of interviews with the internationally known poet and public intellectual, covering every stage of his busy, polymathic career. Dana Gioia (b. 1950) has made many contributions to contemporary American literature and culture, including but not limited to crafting a personal poetic style suited to the age; leading the revival of rhyme, meter, and narrative through New Formalism; walloping the “intellectual ghetto” of American poetry through his epochal article “Can Poetry Matter?”; helping American poetry move forward by organizing influential conferences; providing public service and initiating nationwide arts projects such as Poetry Out Loud through his leadership of the National Endowment for the Arts; and editing twenty best-selling literary anthologies widely used in American classrooms. Taken together, the twenty-two collected interviews increase our understanding of Gioia’s poetry and poetics, offer aesthetic pleasure in themselves, and provide a personal encounter with a writer who has made poetry matter. The book presents the actual voice of Dana Gioia, who speaks of his personal and creative life and articulates his unique vision of American culture and poetry.

Nomenclatural Poetization and Globalization

Nomenclatural Poetization and Globalization
Author: T. Ankumah
Release: 2014-10-20
Editor: African Books Collective
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9789956792528
Language: en
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This prolific collection of essays, with contributions from scholars from across several disciplines, on the practice and implications of namingNomenclatural Poetization and Globalizationexplores diverse concerns in onomastics, such as cultural and ethnic implications as well as individual identity formation processes in the age of Globalization and extends these to a variety of contemporary theories of appreciation and internationalization.

Ishmael

Ishmael
Author: Daniel Quinn
Release: 1995
Editor: Bantam
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9780553375404
Language: en
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An award-winning, compelling novel of spiritual adventure about a gorilla named Ishmael, who possesses immense wisdom, and the man who becomes his pupil, offers answers to the world's most pressing moral dilemmas. Reprint.

Literacy Bags 2264

Literacy Bags  2264
Author: Kathy Howell,Alisa Webb
Release: 2002-10-01
Editor: Creative Teaching Press
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781574719352
Language: en
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"This resource presents each letter of the alphabet as a mini-unit designed to give children practice with fundamental language, math, science, social studies, writing, and thinking skills"--Page 3.

American Heroes

American Heroes
Author: Barbour Bargain Books,Barbour Books Staff
Release: 2001-05
Editor: Turtleback
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0613848799
Language: en
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The Repressed Expressed

The Repressed Expressed
Author: Ndi, Bill F.,Ankuma, Adaku T.
Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: Langaa RPCIG
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9789956764624
Language: en
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Through multiple points of resistance, The Repressed Expressed underscores how hard it is to build a community in any nation with no beneficial qualities of hope and transparency. This informative collection of essays highlights that wherever stability and order are lacking, the universal appeal is to express that which is suppressed. Also, like a map or guidebook, The Repressed Expressed indicates how people in such geographical prisons strive to transform their agitation into spiritual and political pathways, free of pain and hurt from, and anger towards a dirty and corrupted world. It thus, underpins discord and brings to the fore the authority’s penchant for heaping abuse upon those caused to live in fear. In short, The Repressed Expressedis an impressive compilation of literary evidence informing scholarship on opinions and beliefs relating to repression, its expression, and the immeasurable associated cost.