Literature and Society:an Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction

Literature and Society:an Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction : An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Nonfiction

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An enriching introduction to the diverse and exciting world of literature, this anthology offers a broad collection of short fiction, poetry, drama and nonfiction selections written by a diverse group of writers who represent different social classes, races, genders, cultures, and sexual orientations. Organizes selections around five socially relevant themes?Growing Up and Growing Older; Women and Men; Money and Work; Peace and War; and Varieties of Protest. Shows how literary technique serves larger purposes?the recreation of experience, the exploration of ideas, the analysis of social issues?and how these larger purposes themselves shape literary form. Explains the ways in which literary form creates meaning, and provides a strong emphasis on writing about literature throughout, with a full chapter on all stages of the writing process ?generating ideas, developing a thesis, discovering a form, drafting, revising, and editing?plus numerous excerpts from sample papers and journals. Now contains 42 new works, with more by Native American and Latino/Latina writers, as well as Bertolt Brecht's play Mother Courage and Shakespeare's Othello; also includes 18 works of nonfiction prose that have been chosen both for their literary technique as well as for their exploration of the five major themes.show more

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  • Paperback | 1467 pages
  • 159.8 x 227.8 x 44.7mm | 1,244.11g
  • LONGMAN
  • Longman Higher Education
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130124818
  • 9780130124814

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