Literature: A Pocket Anthology

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R. S. Gwynn
Longman Publishing, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 1376 pages
3 Reviews
A refreshing alternative to voluminous literature anthologies, this compact, affordable, and diverse collection of fiction, poetry, and drama provides a concise, yet complete, introduction to the study of literature. Twenty-seven new selections-17 poems, 6 short stories, and 4 plays-include works from Daniel Orozco and Jorge Luis Borges, Billy Collins and Linda Pastan, August Wilson and Tennessee Williams. "Appendix A: Writing About Literature" now includes sample student essays for all three genres and offers organizational strategies, research methods, and MLA citation style. A revised general introduction, "Experience, Experiment, Expand: Three Reasons to Study Literature," now gives greater emphasis to the connection between literature and the reader's experience. Book jacket.

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User Review  - Joseph - Goodreads

an anthology of wonderful short stories and classic poetry perfectly filtered for the convenient and inconsistent literature buff like myself. Excellent writing, low commitment, and classic reading in small doses. What is not to love?! Read full review

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User Review  - matt - Goodreads

great selection of contemporary poetry. Eclectic, international, wide-ranging choices of writers and materials. Really highly recommended! Read full review

About the author (2006)

Gwynn teaches English Liturature at Lamar University.

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