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Literature : an introduction to reading and writing

Author: Edgar V Roberts; Henry E Jacobs
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Provides the tools and insights necessary for students to read literature with care, understanding, and enjoyment, and to write about it with skill and conviction. This is both a comprehensive anthology of fiction, poetry, and drama and a text emphasizing the close connection between good reading and effective writing.
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Genre/Form: Collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edgar V Roberts; Henry E Jacobs
ISBN: 0132637731 9780132637732
OCLC Number: 36817278
Description: xlviii, 1933 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: (NOTE: Items marked with * are new.) 1. Introduction: Reading, Responding to, and Writing about Literature. I. READING AND WRITING ABOUT FICTION. 2. Fiction: An Overview. Stories for Study Gaius Petronius, The Widow of Ephesus. Laurie Colwin, *An Old-Fashioned Story. Tim OBrien, *The Things They Carried. Alice Walker, Everyday Use. Joy Williams, Taking Care. 3. Plot and Structure: The Development and Organization of Stories. Stories for Study: Stephen Crane, The Blue Hotel. Jamaica Kincaid, *What I Have Been Doing Lately. Eudora Welty, A Worn Path. Tom Whitecloud, Blue Winds Dancing. 4. Characters: The People in Fiction. Stories for Study: Willa Cather, *Pauls Case. William Faulkner, Barn Burning. Susan Glaspell, A Jury of Her Peers. Amy Tan, *Two Kinds. 5. Point of View: The Position or Stance of the Narrator or Speaker. Stories for Study: Sherwood Anderson, Im a Fool. Ambrose Bierce, *An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Shirley Jackson, The Lottery. Katherine Mansfield, Miss Brill. Lorrie Moore, How To Become A Writer. 6. Setting: The Background of Place, Objects, and Culture in Stories. Stories for Study: Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street. Walter Van Tilburg Clark, The Portable Phonograph. Joanne Greenberg, And Sarah Laughed. Cynthia Ozick, The Shawl. Edgar Allan Poe, *The Cask of Amontillado 7. Style: The Words That Tell the Story. Stories for Study: Ernest Hemingway, Soldiers Home. Alice Munro, The Found Boat. Frank OConnor, First Confession. Mark Twain, Luck. John Updike, A & P. 8. Tone: The Expression of Attitude in Fiction. Stories for Study: Margaret Atwood, Rape Fantasies. Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour. John Collier, The Chaser. Jack Hodgins, *The Concert Stages of Europe. Americo Paredes, The Hammon and the Beans. 9. Symbolism and Allegory: Keys to Extended Meaning. Stories for Study: Aesop, The Fox and the Grapes. Anonymous, The Myth Of Atalanta. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown. St. Luke, The Parable of the Prodigal Son. John Steinbeck, The Chrysanthemums. Michel Tremblay, *The Thimble. 10. Idea or Theme: The Meaning and the Message in Fiction. Stories for Study: Ernest J. Gaines, The Sky Is Gray. James Joyce, Araby. D.H. Lawrence, The Horse Dealers Daughter. Irene Zabytko, Home Soil. 11. A Career in Fiction: A Collection of Stories by Edgar Allan Poe. (Stories of Poe Arranged in Chronological Order.) *The Fall of the House of Usher. (1839) The Masque of the Red Death. (1842) *The Black Cat. (1843) *The Purloined Letter. (1844) 12. Stories for Additional Study. Tony Cade Bambara, Raymonds Run. Robert Olen Butler, *Snow. Raymond Carver, *Neighbors. Stephen Dixon, All Gone. Andre Dubus, The Curse. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper. Margaret Laurence, *The Loons. Doris Lessing, The Old Chief Mshlanga. Flannery OConnor, A Good Man Is Hard to Find. Tillie Olsen, I Stand Here Ironing. Grace Paley, G
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Provides the tools and insights necessary for students to read literature with care, understanding, and enjoyment, and to write about it with skill and conviction. This is both a comprehensive anthology of fiction, poetry, and drama and a text emphasizing the close connection between good reading and effective writing.

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