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

Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing (ISBN10: 0205727581; ISBN13: 9780205727582)
ISBN13: 978-0205727582
ISBN10: 0205727581

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0205727575
ISBN10: 0205727573

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 play
s-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.
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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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 10
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Year Published: 2010
International: No



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