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Literature for Composition: Essays, Stories, Poems, and Plays

Literature for Composition: Essays, Stories, Poems, and Plays - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-0205743599

Cover of Literature for Composition: Essays, Stories, Poems, and Plays 9TH 11 (ISBN 978-0205743599)
ISBN13: 978-0205743599
ISBN10: 0205743595
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 11
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2011
International: No

List price: $110.00

Literature for Composition: Essays, Stories, Poems, and Plays - 9TH 11 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205743599

Sylvan Barnet

ISBN13: 978-0205743599
ISBN10: 0205743595
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 11
Publisher: Longman, Inc.

Published: 2011
International: No
Summary

Literature for Compositionis based on the assumption that students in composition or literature courses should encounter first-rate writing-not simply competent prose but the powerful reports of experience that have been recorded by highly skilled writers of the past and present, reports of experiences that must be shared. Our view is not original. A thousand years ago in Japan, Lady Murasaki (978?-1026) wrote a scene inThe Tale of Genjiin which some of her characters talk about reading fiction, and one of them offers his opinion as to why an author writes: Again and again writers find something in their experience, or see something in the life around them, that seems so important they cannot bear to let it pass into oblivion. There must never come a time, the writer feels, when people do not know about this. We assume that you share our belief that the study of such writing offers pleasure and insight into life and also leads to increased skill in communicating.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Alternate Contents
Preface
Pt. 1 Getting Started 1
Ch. 1 The Writer as Reader: Reading and Responding 3
Ch. 2 The Reader as Writer: Drafting and Writing 11
Ch. 3 Analytic Writing: An Overview 32
Ch. 4 Reading (and Writing about) Essays 69
Ch. 5 Reading (and Writing about) Fiction 108
Ch. 6 Reading (and Writing about) Drama 153
Ch. 7 Reading (and Writing about) Poetry 205
Pt. 2 A Thematic Anthology 245
Ch. 8 Strange Worlds 247
Ch. 9 Innocence and Experience 334
Ch. 10 Love and Hate 515
Ch. 11 American Dreams and Nightmares 649
Ch. 12 The Individual and Society 771
Ch. 13 Men, Women, God, and Gods 908
Appendix A: Research Papers 1049
Appendix B: Remarks about Manuscript Form 1068
Appendix C: A Glossary of Terms 1073
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poems 1091
Index of Terms 1097

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