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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 read
ing 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.
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:9TH 11 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Longman, Inc. Published: 01/18/2010 International: No
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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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