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eBook Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (8th Edition) ePub

by X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia

  • ISBN: 0321087682
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Longman; 8 edition (August 8, 2001)
  • Pages: 2352
  • ePub book: 1238 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1162 kb
  • Other: docx rtf lit txt
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 807

Description

Dana Gioia is a poet, critic, and teacher. He was appointed as California Poet Laureate for a two-year term. This textbook gives deep coverage to the areas of short fiction, drama, and poetry. It contains an astounding amount of information.

Dana Gioia is a poet, critic, and teacher. Born in Los Angeles of Italian and Mexican ancestry, he attended Stanford and Harvard before taking a detour into business. After years of writing and reading late in the evenings after work, he quit a corporate vice presidency to write. There are quite a number of full stories, poems, and plays-although I have not counted, I would say that the number could be approaching 1000.

I thought the fiction and drama parts were actually really entertaining, for being something that I had to read for school.

About 5-6 page difference. I thought the fiction and drama parts were actually really entertaining, for being something that I had to read for school. This book is massive and contains three sections - fiction, poetry and drama

Dana Gioia is a poet, critic, and teacher. Born in Los Angeles, he attended Stanford and Harvard before taking a detour into business. "Not many poets have a Stanford . thank goodness!") After years of writing and reading late in the evenings after work, he quit a vice presidency to write and teach. This book is massive and contains three sections - fiction, poetry and drama. Each section includes an excess of selections as well as longer works (like the full length plays of Hamlet and Macbeth). This makes this book an exceptional teaching aid or introduction into many facets of literature.

Published January 8th 2012 by Longman. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Hardcover). Published February 25th 2004 by Longman Publishing Group.

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Kennedy and Dana Gioia bring personal warmth and a human perspective to this compact, paperback anthology. Kennedy/Gioia Literature. Lc Classification Number.

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ISBN 13: 9780321087683. Kennedy, X. Gioia, Dana.

8th e. interactive ed. External-identifier. urn:oclc:record:1036708025.

A streamlined version of Kennedy/Gioia’s acclaimed literary anthology, Literature: An Introduction to Fiction .

Chapter on Genre Fiction presents an introduction to the immensely popular modes of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and detective fiction, with classic stories from each genre. NEW! Argument coverage focuses on the rhetorical appeals of logos, ethos, and pathos.

The most popular introduction of its kind, Literature 8/e, reflects a balance of classic works along with contemporary and non-Western authors. Writer's Perspectives sections give commentary on the craft of writing and revising from authors which provide insight and a more human perspective on literature and the writing process. Writing Critically sections expand coverage of composition with accessible and pragmatic suggestions on writing. Critical Approaches to Literature section provides three essays on every major school of criticism with sections on gender criticism and cultural studies. More than 150 photographs, author portraits, production shots of plays, and actors in performance-gives readers important perspectives. New casebooks on Flannery O'Connor and Raymond Carver, as well as two new drama casebooks: Sophocles and Shakespeare. New Stories and poems have been added. Two new plays: Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound and Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape. A New Glossary of Literary terms has been added.

Comments

Xar Xar
It's the best anthology I've seen in 50 years. It has detailed explanations of all the literary areas it covers, and sample student essays which greatly help freshmen transitioning from high school to college. The 13th edition is a slight but not a significant improvement. I have bought several copies to lend to students still waiting for theirs to arrive. Be sure to get the portable edition, which divides the heavy hard cover book into four paperback books which will save your arm by carrying far less weight to the classroom. These editors make it easy to learn and easy to teach Freshman English, which I have done for ten years. Rental is cheaper, but this is a book you will want to keep.
grand star grand star
This textbook gives deep coverage to the areas of short fiction, drama, and poetry. It contains an astounding amount of information. There are quite a number of full stories, poems, and plays--although I have not counted, I would say that the number could be approaching 1000.

The authors have done a great job in selecting writings to illustrate concepts. All of the selected writings are good, in the objective sense--they contain deep meaning. Of course, personal taste is subjective, and my experience was that some of the writings were thoroughly enjoyable, and none were quite intolerable.

There are also questions after pieces of literature to help the reader achieve more insight than they might of their own devices, small sections that offer tips on writing, light biographies and case studies of various authors. Throughout the course I have made lists of various authors I found to be particularly interesting, for further reading on my own time.

This singular textbook was, for the purpose of my class, equivalent to a boxed set which contains each of the treated topics in a separate book. The page numbers corresponded exactly to those of the books in the boxed set. I saved a good bit of money in purchasing this, and I much prefer a single textbook to a clumsy boxed set.

I like this textbook enough that now that my class is done, I am still considering whether to keep it for independent learning or sell it to recoup some of the cost.
Taulkree Taulkree
Great bound volume of literary texts and excellent break downs of plot and so forth. I have it only 3 because there is absolutely no good way to find the stories; no glossary, or table of contents with pages. My professor has chosen stories for us. So I find myself perusing through the thousands of pages searching for the stories.
Arashigore Arashigore
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As far as textbooks go, this is becoming a favorite of mine. I wish I had actually bought it. It has hundreds of writings, and my class is only covering a couple dozen. It's a great introductory textbook to some of the most respected and well-known writers for each category!
For faculty, it's being used in my English 2020: Introduction to English Literature class. :)
Lucam Lucam
Was WAY less expensive than the edition in the school store, and had SO much more to read as well, but lacked the information/assignments being in the same place as the edition my school was using. I had to snap pictures of the assignments from a fellow student, and all but one of the stories needed (but I'd found it online) were present.
Ricep Ricep
I bought this book for my Intro To Lit class. It is definitely one of those text books you keep for future reference. Kennedy does such a wonderful job of collectimg some of the most interesting works out there from classics to modern. More only complaint is the paper. The paper is like Bible paper. It is very thin so note taking is a bit of a pain but I still highly recommend it.
Flarik Flarik
Definitely agree with other reviews - the choice of paper is terrible. The pages are made of bible-style pages, almost thinner in my opinion. They will rip very easily so do be careful flipping pages. Much like bible pages, the pages in this book are see-through onto the back side and next page as well. I suggest inserting a white piece of computer paper behind the page you are reading if you find it irritating to have words bleeding through. The book is fine though you might want to save yourself some cash in buying this book - about 3/4th of the content of the book are public domain books that you can download via Amazon Kindle for free.
Brand new book and it's actually relatively cheap, compared to some other sites and my school. I thought the fiction and drama parts were actually really entertaining, for being something that I had to read for school. Personally, I wasn't a big fan of the poetry part; however, they had a giant variety of poets, including my favorite, so it's forgivable and I think that if you like poetry, then you'd like that section. I haven't read the writing section because my teacher didn't have us read that, but if it's like the rest of the sections, then it's got to be great!