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Paperback Literature : An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing Book

ISBN: 0321475771

ISBN13: 9780321475770

Literature : An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing

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Book Overview

The concise edition presents readable discussions of the literary devices, illustrated by apt works, supported by useful writing tips, and followed by six full chapters devoted to writing. A broad scope of traditional and contemporary works is provided.

Customer Reviews

7 ratings

Not what was advertised

This book looks like it is the whole text, when in fact we only received the Part 1 Fiction portion of the text. I am very frustrated by this false labelling as I now have to figure out how to get the Poetry and Drama segments of the text for my class.

I did not get what was expected :(

I expected to get the whole textbook with all sections, drama, poetry, and writing included. Sadly, I only got the poetry part and we haven't even used the poetry part. My feelings are hurt and this information should have been disclosed. Now I will never get my money back. :(

Great buy

Book came fast and in perfect condition looked as if no one had used it. Will buy from again

good condition

item arrived in good condition the short stories are a good read the skills and exercises also do a good job to help one out.

Customer purchased

I was very pleased with the condition and timeliness that I recieved my purchase. Deffinitely impressed.

Surprsingly Wonderful!

I picked this book up for a class, expecting to be perfectly bored. Instead, this book woke up my sleeping love of learning and literature. The book is easy to understand and contains MANY great stories and poems in it. It also has a great glossary and index was well. It came with an additional feature, MyLiteratureLab, which is an accompanying web page. That is also very helpful indeed. This book is so good, there were even people at work wanting to check it out!

The Best Teaching Anthology

... First of all, it is massive and contains three books in one - fiction, poetry and drama. Each section includes a plethora of selections as well as longer works (like the full length plays of Hamlet and Macbeth). So one is really getting quite a library from this one book.Even better, the sections are organized along themes in order to teach the student (or interested reader) how to appreciate the various forms. So the poetry section has sections on sound, figures of speech, rhythm, closed and open form, etc. I suppose this comes from it being a textbook for undergraduate courses - in any case, it pays off. I've learned a tremendous amount already. It's all in very easy to understand non-technical language, too.At the end of the book, there is even a brief section on various forms of literary criticism. The book contains numerous student essays, brief author biographies, reflections by the authors on their own works (this is really great), and it reflects a really broad range of genres and time periods (unfortunately the section on haiku is plagued by bad translations, and there aren't enough examples of Chinese and other Japanese poetry... oh well!). There is also an emphasis on getting the reader to practice (and write for him or herself) what is being taught. So if you want to be a writer, this is great.If you're a beginner interested in getting into literature, this is really a great way to do it. Don't be put off by the massiveness of this book - it's really a resource. Just start in one small place (I started in 'poetry') and work your way around. It will definitely increase your appreciation for literature.
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