ISBN-10:
0073124265
ISBN-13:
9780073124261
Pub. Date:
01/01/2007
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama / Edition 6

Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama / Edition 6

by Robert DiYanni
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Overview

This anthology offers a lively introduction to the study of fiction, poetry, and drama, and is appropriate for introduction to literature courses as well as literature-based composition courses.

Known for its clear presentation of the formal elements of literary analysis, DiYanni's Literature effectively balances classical, modern, and contemporary works across the three major genres, blending well-known writers with a diverse gathering of newer, international figures. This literary breadth is supplemented by extensive coverage of writing about literature, making DiYanni an excellent resource for literature instructors who want a full-featured anthology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073124261
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Robert DiYanni is Professor of English at Pace University, Pleasantville, New York, where he teaches courses in literature, writing, and humanities. He has also taught at Queens College of the City University of New York, at New York University in the Graduate Rhetoric Program, and most recently in the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University (1968) and his Ph.D. from the City University of New York (1976).

Robert DiYanni has written articles and reviews on various aspects of literature, composition, and pedagogy. His books include Literature: Reading, Fiction, Poetry, Drama and the Essay; The McGraw-Hill Book of Poetry; Women’s Voices; Like Season’d Timber: New Essays on George Herbert; and Modern American Poets: Their Voices and Visions (a text to accompany the Annenberg-funded telecourse, Voices and Visions). With Kraft Rompf, he edited The McGraw-Hill Book of Poetry, (1993) and The McGraw-Hill Book of Fiction (1995). With Pat Hoy, he edited Encounters: Readings for Inquiry and Argument (1997).

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: READING (AND WRITING ABOUT) LITERATURE
Reading Literature
The Pleasures of Reading Literature
The Pleasures of Fiction
The Dog and the Shadow
Learning to Be Silent
*Reading the Parable in Context
The Pleasures of Poetry
Robert Frost, Dust of Snow
*Reading Frost's poem in Context
The Pleasures of Drama
Understanding Literature: Experience/ Interpretation/ Evaluation
Writing About Literature
Reasons for Writing about Literature
*Reading a play in Context
Ways of Writing about Literature
The Writing Process
Drafting
Revising
Editing
PART ONE: FICTION
CHAPTER 1: READING STORIES
Luke, The Prodigal Son
The Experience of Fiction
The Interpretation of Fiction
*Reading in Context
The Evaluation of Fiction
John Updike, A&P
The Act of Reading Fiction
Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour
Chapter 2: TYPES OF SHORT FICTION
Early Forms: Parable, Fable, and Tale
Aesop, The Wolf and the Mastiff
Petronius, The Widow of Ephesus
The Short Story
The Nonrealistic Story
(and more...)

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