Summary: New Drama Chapter:
"The Author's Work as Context: William Shakespeare"
Pushing students beyond their natural curiosity about Shakespeare's life, this new chapter calls attention to stylistic and thematic currents running through Shakespeare's work and encourages students to read Shakespeare actively and critically.
Evaluation Chapters Revised
"Evaluating" (fiction, poetry, drama) chapters have been reconceived to guide ...show morestudents toward determining and declaring the basis on which they are making their evaluative judgments.
New Introduction: "What is Literature?"
Alison Booth's insightful introduction discusses questions concerning the nature of "literature," the value of reading and writing about it, and the history of "the canon."
Fourteen new stories, seventy-six new poems, and four new plays offer an unbeatable selection of both classic and contemporary works. Among the new selections are pieces by Carol Shields, Jhumpa Lahiri, Stephen Crane, Billy Collins, Lorrie Moore, James Joyce, Eavan Boland, Thom Gunn, Andrew Hudgins, Jorie Graham, Gail Mazur, August Wilson, Lillian Hellman, Paula Vogel. ...show less
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