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by X. J. Kennedy

ePub Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Compact Edition (5th Edition) download
Author:
X. J. Kennedy
ISBN13:
978-0321475770
ISBN:
0321475771
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Publisher:
Longman; 5 edition (December 10, 2006)
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History & Criticism
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4.3
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This textbook gives deep coverage to the areas of short fiction, drama, and poetry. It contains an astounding amount of information.

J. Kennedy, after graduation from Seton Hall and Columbia, became a journalist second class in the Navy ( Actually, I was pretty eighth class ). His poems, some published in the New Yorker, were first collected in Nude Descending a Staircase (1961). This textbook gives deep coverage to the areas of short fiction, drama, and poetry. 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.

Book Condition: In a good condition, Cover and pages are in a good condition and readable This textbook gives deep coverage to the areas of short fiction, drama, and poetry.

Book Condition: In a good condition, Cover and pages are in a good condition and readable. It may show signs of shelf wear. It may contain some amount of writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not contain supplementary items like CD's or DVD's.

This textbook gives deep coverage to the areas of short fiction, drama, and poetry.

Published March 10th 2004 by Longman Publishing Group. Paperback, 1,530 pages. Kennedy (Goodreads Author), Dana Gioia. ISBN: 0321245504 (ISBN13: 9780321245502).

This product is part of the following series

This product is part of the following series. Kennedy/Gioia Literature Series. A rich mix of selections from around the globe includes 52 exciting stories; 376 of the discipline’s greatest, most teachable poems, and 11 important plays.

Cultivate a Love of Literature The smallest and most. economical member of the Kennedy/Gioia family, Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, 5/e is a brief paperback version of the discipline's most popular Literature.

MARGARET ATWOOD From popular fiction and drama, both classic .

com/replocator to contact your local Allyn & Bacon/Longman representative. s a m p l e c h a p t e r The pages of this Sample Chapter may have slight variations. in final published form. MARGARET ATWOOD From popular fiction and drama, both classic and contemporary, we are acquainted with many stereotyped characters

Publisher:Pearson Education (US). Book Binding:Paperback.

Publisher:Pearson Education (US). Kennedy and Dana Gioia bring personal warmth and a human perspective to this compact, paperback anthology

ISBN 13: 9780321475770. Kennedy, X. Gioia, Dana.

An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing. The book is built on the assumption that great literature can enrich and enlarge the lives it touches.

The concise version of the discipline's most popular introductory anthology, Kennedy/Gioia’s Literature, Compact Edition continues to inspire students with engaging insights on reading and writing about stories, poems, and plays. Poets in their own right, editors X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia bring personal warmth and a human perspective to this compact, paperback anthology. Organized into three genres—Literature, Compact Edition presents readable discussions of the literary devices, illustrated by apt works, supported by useful writing tips, and followed by (now) six full chapters devoted to writing. A broad scope of traditional and contemporary works is provided, most headed by author images and richly detailed biographical notes and some followed by author commentary. While maintaining the characteristics of its previous editions–accessible apparatus, expansive author representation–this Compact, Fifth Edition has been re-imagined to include new casebooks, a lively new design, and more writing coverage than ever before.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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. :)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!