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.

Literature

Literature
Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia
Release: 2015-01-05
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Pages: 2064
ISBN: 0321971663
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: 0134047699 / 9780134047690 The Literature Collection Plus MyLiteratureLab - Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133931269 / 9780133931266 MyLiteratureLab without Pearson eText - Access Card 0321971663 / 9780321971661 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... X.J. Kennedy & Dana Gioia developed Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Thirteenth Edition with two major goals in mind: to introduce college students to the appreciation and experience of literature in its major forms and to develop 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, and interactive student papers-that bring literature to life.

Literature

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

Backpack Literature
Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia
Release: 2011-07
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Pages: 1192
ISBN: 0205151663
Language: en
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The smallest and most economical member of the Kennedy/Gioia family, Backpack Literature is a brief paperback version of the discipline's most popular introduction to literature anthology. Like its bigger, bestselling predecessors, Backpack Literature features the authors' collective poetic voice which brings personal warmth and a human perspective to the discussion of literature, adding to students' interest in the readings. New selections have been added including four new one-act plays to help "ease" students into the study of this genre. The new plays include two comedies-- David Ives's, Sure Thing and Jane Martin's Beauty--as well as Terrence McNally's poignant Andre's Mother and Edward Bok Lee's experimental drama El Santo Americano.

The Gods of Winter

The Gods of Winter
Author: Dana Gioia
Release: 1991-04
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 88
ISBN: UOM:39015024931944
Language: en
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Poems discuss a journey across the ocean, a veterans' cemetery, money, an abandoned collection of dolls, and a man who escapes from his prison cell to commit a murder

An Introduction to Literature

An Introduction to Literature
Author: Sylvan Barnet
Release: 1997
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Pages: 1574
ISBN: 0673522679
Language: en
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Gathers examples of literature from Shakespeare to August Wilson, Leo Tolstoy to Amy Tan, and William Blake to Derek Walcott

Pity the Beautiful

Pity the Beautiful
Author: Dana Gioia
Release: 2012-05-08
Editor: Graywolf Press
Pages: 88
ISBN: 1555976131
Language: en
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The long-awaited fourth collection by one of America's foremost poets O Lord of indirection and ellipses, ignore our prayers. Deliver us from distraction. Slow our heartbeat to a cricket's call. --from “Prophecy” Pity the Beautiful is Dana Gioia's first new poetry book in over a decade. Its emotional revelations and careful construction are hard won, inventive, and resilient. These new poems show Gioia's craftsmanship at its finest, its most mature, as they make music, crack wise, remember the dead, and in a long, central poem even tell ghost stories.

Nude Descending a Staircase

Nude Descending a Staircase
Author: X. J. Kennedy
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 80
ISBN: UOM:39015008237284
Language: en
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Literature and Society

Literature and Society
Author: Pamela J. Annas,Robert C. Rosen
Release: 1999-08
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1512
ISBN: PSU:000043856909
Language: en
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An enriching introduction to the diverse and exciting world of literature, this anthology offers a broad collection of short fiction, poetry, drama and nonfiction selections written by a diverse group of writers who represent different social classes, races, genders, cultures, and sexual orientations. Organizes selections around five socially relevant themes—Growing Up and Growing Older; Women and Men; Money and Work; Peace and War; and Varieties of Protest. Shows how literary technique serves larger purposes—the recreation of experience, the exploration of ideas, the analysis of social issues—and how these larger purposes themselves shape literary form. Explains the ways in which literary form creates meaning, and provides a strong emphasis on writing about literature throughout, with a full chapter on all stages of the writing process —generating ideas, developing a thesis, discovering a form, drafting, revising, and editing—plus numerous excerpts from sample papers and journals. Now contains 42 new works, with more by Native American and Latino/Latina writers, as well as Bertolt Brecht's play Mother Courage and Shakespeare's Othello; also includes 18 works of nonfiction prose that have been chosen both for their literary technique as well as for their exploration of the five major themes.

Literature for Life

Literature for Life
Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia,Nina Revoyr
Release: 2012-04
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Pages: 1504
ISBN: 0321845684
Language: en
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Literature for Life: A Thematic Introduction to Reading and Writing as both its title and content suggests, forges a close relationship between students' reading and life experiences--the texts used are accessible, grounded, relatable, and meaningful. There's enough range to suit instructors of many backgrounds, experiences, and strengths and to encourage instructors to better teaching and students to better learning. Literature for Life is organized around seven enduring themes: Families, Love, Life's Journeys, Individual and Society, Personal Identity, Nature and the Environment, and War and Peace. Each theme is divided into clusters that provide instructors with useful teaching units. 0321845684 / 9780321845689 Literature for Life with NEW MyLiteratureLab Package consists of: 0205745148 / 9780205745142 Literature for Life 0205883583 / 9780205883585 NEW MyLiteratureLab -- Access Card

Characters and Connections Engaging with Fiction Poetry Drama and Writing Literary Analysis

Characters and Connections  Engaging with Fiction  Poetry  Drama  and Writing Literary Analysis
Author: Nancie Kahan
Release: 2019-07-23
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 272
ISBN: 019903074X
Language: en
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Characters and Connections is a textbook for advanced-level English learners in 103A-level Cegep courses. It is also suitable for the college Introduction to English (ICE) course offered in Quebec English colleges. The learning activities enable students to develop a better understanding ofEnglish-language literature and culture by responding thoughtfully and critically to literary works. Students learn about literary structure and devices, and analyze stories from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries and a variety of classical and contemporary poetry. The writing activities are animportant feature, inviting students to practice analytical and creative writing inspired by the texts. The texts feature a wide range of themes and literary styles, and are written by Canadian, American, and British authors. The later sections of the textbook include instruction on and models forwriting, oral presentations, grammar, and vocabulary.

Transnational Literature

Transnational Literature
Author: Paul Jay
Release: 2021-03-19
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781000362237
Language: en
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Transnational Literature: The Basics provides an indispensable overview of this important new field of study and the literature it explores. It concisely describes the various ways in which literature can be understood as being "transnational," explains why scholars in literary studies have become so interested in the topic, and discusses the economic, political, social, and cultural forces that have shaped its development. The book explores a range of contemporary critical approaches to the subject, highlighting how topics like globalization, cosmopolitanism, diaspora, history, identity, migration, and decolonization are treated by both scholars in the field and the writers they study. The literary works discussed range across the globe and include fiction, poetry, and drama by writers including Jhumpa Lahiri, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jenny Erpenbeck, Aleksandar Hemon, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Derek Walcott, Louise Bennett, Xiaolu Guo, Sally Wen Mao, Wole Soyinka, and many more. This survey stresses the range and breadth—but also the intersecting interests—of transnational writing, engaging the variety of subjects it covers and emphasizing the range of literary devices (linguistic, formal, narrative, poetic, and dramatic) it employs. Highlighting the subjects and issues that have become central to fiction in the age of globalization, Transnational Literature: The Basics is an essential read for anyone approaching study of this vibrant area.

Exploring Literature

Exploring Literature
Author: Frank Madden
Release: 2003
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Pages: 1434
ISBN: IND:30000088064906
Language: en
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Exploring Literature invites students to connect with works of literature in light of their own experiences and, ultimately, put those connections into writing. With engaging selections, provocative themes, and comprehensive coverage of the writing process, Madden's anthology is sure to capture the reader's imagination. Exploring Literature opens with five chapters dedicated to reading and writing about literature. An anthology follows, organized around five themes. Each thematic unit includes a rich diversity of short stories, poems, plays, and essays, as well as a case study to help students explore literature from various perspectives.

Living Literature

Living Literature
Author: John C. Brereton
Release: 2006
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Pages: 2100
ISBN: 0321088999
Language: en
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"Living Literature" focuses on literature as one part of a living, fluid conversation across cultures and time periods while encouraging readers to explore and interact with the literature. Each feature in this innovative anthology accentuates the study of literature as a continual dialogue, encouraging readers to explore, interact with, and respond to what they read. Organized by genre, "LIVING LITERATURE" lends context to a vibrant collection of stories, poems, and plays by highlighting several "moments" in which writers, painters, photographers, critics, filmmakers, and musicians all derive inspiration from one another. The book then shows students how to add their own voices to that ongoing conversation, and how to go from being passive readers to active participants and critical thinkers. As author John Brereton writes in the book's preface, the "cultural conversation in thinking, speaking, and writing about literature is a powerful means of participating in the world around us-of playing our parts as community and world citizens." Literature enthusiasts looking for a new perspective.

Access Literature

Access Literature
Author: Barbara Barnard,David F. Winn
Release: 2005-07-01
Editor: Heinle & Heinle Pub
Pages: 1540
ISBN: 0155069667
Language: en
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With its 53 fiction readings, 314 poems and 14 plays, [This book] provides students with a grounding in the traditional canon that is a vital part of our literary heritage, while at the same time presenting the diverse voices that are an essential part of our cultural record and an exciting force in contemporary literature. Unlike other introductory texts, [this book] links the traditional elements of literature to the everyday culture students already know well. [The book] introduce[s] elements using everyday images, inviting students to draw the connections between them. The chapter on plot, for example, begins with storyboards form a television commercial; word choice, word-order, and tone, which a collection of personal ads; setting and staging with street murals. By showing that even pop culture uses the elements of the literature they study in class, [the book] helps students realize that the literary concepts simply reflect ideas that we all encounter in our daily lives, and that literature itself is simply a reflection of human experience.-Back cover.

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"--

Exploring the Language of Poems Plays and Prose

Exploring the Language of Poems  Plays and Prose
Author: Mick Short
Release: 2018-10-08
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781317887805
Language: en
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Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays and Prose examines how readers interact with literary works, how they understand and are moved by them. Mick Short considers how meanings and effects are generated in the three major literary genres, carying out stylistic analysis of poetry, drama and prose fiction in turn. He analyses a wide range of extracts from English literature, adopting an accessible approach to the analysis of literary texts which can be applied easily to other texts in English and in other languages.

The Way of All Flesh

The Way of All Flesh
Author: Samuel Butler
Release: 2018-09-05
Editor: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Pages: 329
ISBN: PKEY:SMP2300000062144
Language: en
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Samuel Butler was son and grandson of the priests. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1858. He got carried away by music and drawing. Torn with his father, in 1859-1864 he lived in New Zealand, bred sheep. He became an ardent devotee of Darwinism, his views spelled out in a study of Life and Habit (1877). Returning to England, engaged in literature and painting, lived a hermit. Traveled to Italy and Sicily. He exhibited paintings in the Royal Academy, wrote about Italian art. His prose was highly appreciated by Forster and Shaw, and later by Joyce, Lawrence, Aldous Huxley, Maugham, George Orwell. Extremely frank autobiographical novel "The Way of All Flesh" (The Way of All Flesh) was completed by the author in the 1880s, but at the author's will was not published during his lifetime and was published only in 1903. Six volumes of his notebooks were also published, correspondence. FS Fitzgerald on the back of the title page of this book Butler wrote with his hand: "The most interesting human document of all available".

Reading Literature Historically

Reading Literature Historically
Author: Greg Walker
Release: 2013-02-06
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780748681020
Language: en
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Pioneer of early-modern literary historicism reads Medieval & early Tudor drama & poetry historically. How far should we try to read medieval and early modern texts historically? Does the attempt to uncover how such texts might have been received by their original readers and audiences uncover new, hitherto unexpected contemporary resonances in them? Or does it flatten works of art into mere 'secondary sources' for historical analysis? This book makes the case for the study of literature in context. It demonstrates the value of historical and cultural analysis alongside traditional literary scholarship for enriching our understanding of plays and poems from the medieval and early Tudor past and of the cultures which produced and received them. It equally accepts the risks involved in that kind of study.

Literature

Literature
Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia
Release: 2016-08-11
Editor: Pearson
Pages: 2064
ISBN: 0134582489
Language: en
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NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a Course ID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. " " "For introductory courses in Literature. " " "Thisversionof " "Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing " "has been updated to reflect the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook(April 2016)." " " The 8th editionintroduces sweeping changes to thephilosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the increasing mobility of texts, MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following." " " Cultivate a Love of Literature X.J. Kennedy & Dana Gioia developed"" " "Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing " "with two major goals in mind: to introduce college students to the appreciation and experience of literature in its major forms and to develop 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. "