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

Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing - 3rd edition

Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780205727582

ISBN10: 0205727581

Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing by X. J. Kennedy - ISBN 9780205727582
Edition: 3RD 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2010
International: No
Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing by X. J. Kennedy - ISBN 9780205727582

ISBN13: 9780205727582

ISBN10: 0205727581

Edition: 3RD 10

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Summary

The smallest and most economical member of the Kennedy/Gioia family,Backpack Literatureis a brief paperback version of the discipline's most popular introduction to literature anthology. Exclusive conversationsbetween Dana Gioia and celebrated fiction writer Amy Tan, U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, and contemporary playwright David Ives-offer readers an insider's look into the importance of literature and reading in the lives of three modern masters. New stories, poems, and plays-offer traditional favorites with exciting and sometimes surprising contemporary selections. 39 stories, 8 new selections-include new stories by Egyptian Nobel prize-winner Naguib Mahfouz,Virginia Woolf, John Cheever, Eudora Welty, Sherman Alexie, Franz Kafka, and Lorrie Moore. 237 poems, 60 new selections-from a wonderful range of poets including Kevin Young, Bettie Sellers, Mary Oliver, David Lehman, Constantine Cavafy, Rainer Maria Rilke, Anne Stevenson, James Weldon Johnson, Alice Fulton, Jimmy Baca, Rita Dove, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Lorine Niedecker, among others. 11 plays, 3 new selections-include scenes fromTwilight: Los Angeles, 1992by Anna Deavere Smith,Tattooby Jane Martin, andSoap Operaby David Ives. For everyone interested in an engaging portrayal of literature in a brief and inexpensive volume.

Other Editions of Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing

Backpack Literature by X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia - ISBN 9780205151660
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