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Literature : approaches to fiction, poetry, and drama

Author: Robert DiYanni
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive presentation of the three genres of literature, this title offers New Voices of authors, eight Authors in Context, and a Transformations chapter.

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Genre/Form: Collections
Literature
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert DiYanni
ISBN: 0072881844 9780072881844 0072558067 9780072558067
OCLC Number: 53646295
Notes: Revision of: Literature : reading fiction, poetry, and drama. 5th ed.
Includes literary selections by various authors.
Includes index.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Dust of snow / Robert Frost --
War Is kind / Stephen Crane --
Part one. Fiction: --
The prodigal son / Luke --
A&P / John Updike --
The story of an hour / Kate Chopin --
The wolf and the mastiff / Aesop --
The widow of Ephesus / Petronius --
Guests of the nation / Frank O'Connor --
Astronomer's wife / Kay Boyle --
Shiloh / Bobbie Ann Mason --
A Rose for Emily / William Faulkner --
Araby / James Joyce --
A worn path / Eudora Welty --
The rocking-horse winner / D.H. Lawrence --
Magic / Katherine Anne Porter --
Poe and journalism --
Poe and the horror story --
Poe and the detective story --
Stories / Edgar Allan Poe (The black cat ; The cask of Amontillado ; The fall of the house of Usher ; The purloined letter) --
The artist / Joyce Carol Oates --
Essays / Edgar Allan Poe --
Flannery O'Connor in context --
Southern gothics --
The Catholic dimension --
O'Connor's irony --
Stories / Flannery O'Connor (Good country people ; A good man Is hard to find ; Everything that rises must converge ; The life you save may be your own) --
How far she went / Mary Hood --
Essays and letters / Flannery O'Connor --
Indian education / Sherman Alexis --
Happy endings / Margaret Atwood --
The lesson / Toni Cade Bambara --
Gryphon / Charles Baxter --
The garden of forking paths / Jorge Luis Borges --
Cathedral / Raymond Carver --
The kiss / Anton Chekhov --
Battle royal / Ralph Ellison --
Winter dreams / F. Scott Fitzgerald --
A very old man with enormous wings / Gabriel Garcia Marquez --
The yellow wallpaper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman --
Young Goodman Brown / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
Hills like white elephants / Ernest Hemingway --
Taking a husband / Ha Jin --
The boarding house / James Joyce --
Girl / Jamaica Kincaid --
There is a season / Alistair MacLeod --
Community life / Lorrie Moore --
Friend of my youth / Alice Munro --
The things they carried / Tim O'Brien --
My Oedipus complex / Frank O'Connor --
I stand here ironing / Tilie Olson --
Dressing for the carnival / Carol Shields --
Yellow woman / Leslie Marmon Silko --
Rules of the game / Amy Tan --
Everyday use / Alice Walker --
Why I live at the P.O. / Eudora Welty --
Ranch girl / Maile Meloy --
Darkening of the world / Timothy A. Westmoreland --
Literature in the news : multiculturalism and the canon : the case of The catcher in the rye --
Bad writing --
Oprah's book club --
The best book in the world Part two. Poetry: --
The experience of poetry [Hayden] --
The interpretation of poetry [Frost] --
The evaluation of poetry [Rich] --
The act of reading poetry [Roethke] --
Narrative poetry --
Lyric poetry --
Voice : speaker and tone [Crane, Browning, Stuart, Hopkins, Reed, Prevert] --
Diction [Wordsworth, Robinson, Herrick, Rich] --
Imagery [Bishop, Yeats, Browning, Doolittle, Hardy] --
Figures of speech : simile and metaphor [Shakespeare, Donne, Wallace, Simpson, Wright] --
Symbolism and allegory [Meinke, Rossetti, Blake, Frost, Herbert, Dickinson] --
Syntax [Donne, Hardy, Yeats, Frost, cummings, Smith] --
Sound : rhyme, alliteration, assonance [Hopkins, Hardy, Pope, McKenty, Swenson, Chasin] --
Rhythm and meter [Frost, Byron, Sexton, Williams] --
Structure : closed form and open form [Keats, Whitman, cummings, Williams, Levertov, Roethke, Molito, Cavafy] --
Theme [Dickinson] --
Revisions [Blake, Yeats, Dickinson, Lawrence, Hughes] --
Parodies [Williams, Koch, Hopkins, Hatch, Shakespeare, Moss, Frost, McKenty] --
Poems and paintings [Sexton, Gewanter, Auden, Langland, Blake, Safir, Song, Mitchell, Kennedy, Ferlinghetti, Trethewey, Clifton] --
Reasons for writing about poetry --
Informal ways of writing about poetry [Hayden, Graves] --
Formal ways of writing about poetry [Plath] --
Student papers on poetry --
Reading Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Langston Hughes in depth --
Emily Dickinson in context --
Emily Dickinson : poems --
Three Dickinson poems with altered punctuation --
Poets inspired by Dickinson [Kenyon, Hirshfield, Collins, Pastan, Ryan] --
Dickinson on herself and her first poems --
Critics on Dickinson --
Robert Frost in context --
Robert Frost : poems --
Poets inspired by Frost [Thomas, Merwin, Heaney, Bowers] --
Critical comments by Frost --
Langston Hughes in context --
Langston Hughes : poems --
Poets inspired by Hughes [Dove, Harper, Randall, Young] --
Hughes on Harlem, the blues --
A selection of classic poems [Blake, Bradstreet, Browning, Burns, Carroll, Coleridge, Donne, Gordon, Hardy, Herbert, Herrick, Hopkins, Housman, Jonson, Keats, Marvell, Milton, Poe, Pope, Shakespeare, Shelley, Spenser, Tennyson, Whitman, Wordsworth, Wyatt] --
A selection of modern poems [Auden, Brooks, Cullen, cummings, Eliot, Dunbar, Larkin, Lawrence, MacLeish, McKay, Moore, Owen, Plath, Pound, Ransom, Roethke, Sassoon, Stafford, Sexton, Stevens, Swenson, Thomas, Toomer, Williams, Wilbur, Wright, Yeats] --
A selection of contemporary poems [Ackerman, Alexie, Atwood, Baca, Brathwaite, Carver, Clifton, Cofer, Collins, Cope, Corso, Doty, Dove, Erdrich, Giovanni, Hall, Hass, Heaney, Hogan, Keesbury, Kenyon, Komunyakaa, Longley, Lorde, Muldoon, Olds, Panara, Rios, Pastan, Rompf, Schnackenberg, Song, Soto, Tateneni, Wormser] --
Poetry of the world [Amichai, Anwar, Bash⁻o, Castellanos, Dao, Herbert, Mandelstam, Milosz, Neruda, Pasternak, Ramanujan, Soyinka, Walcott] --
New voices [Ryan, Armitage] --
Literature in the news [Collins, Barnstone, Edelman, Ostriker] Part three. Drama: --
Reading plays --
Types of drama --
Elements of drama --
Writing about drama --
The Greek theater : Sophocles in context --
Oedipus Rex / Sophocles --
The Elizabethan theatre : Shakespeare in context --
The tragedy of Othello / William Shakespeare --
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark / William Shakespeare --
The modern realistic theatre : Ibsen in context --
A doll house / Henrik Ibsen --
A marriage proposal / Anton Chekov --
Trifles / Susan Glaspell --
M. Butterfly / David Henry Hwang --
The gap / Eugene Ionesco --
andre's mother / Terrence McNally --
Death of a salesman / Arthur Miller --
Tender offer / Wendy Wasserstein --
The importance of being earnest / Oscar Wilde --
Fences / August Wilson --
Brother / Mary Gallagher --
The final interrogation of Ceauşescu's dog / Warren Leight.
Responsibility: Robert DiYanni.
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