Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing, Compact

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Prentice Hall PTR, Jan 1, 1998 - College readers - 1504 pages
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A brief, paperback version of the best-selling Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing, this compact fifth edition retains all the outstanding features of the original book. In addition to carefully chosen literary selections, each chapter contains detailed information on the sample essays for writing about literature.

Offers a balanced collection of works by male and female authors of different ethnic, political, economic, cultural, and religious backgrounds; including 42 stories, 288 poems, and 12 dramatic works. The book includes photographs of selected writers, biographies of all the poets, a glossary of literary terms, and a chronological list of the authors.

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Contents

READING RESPONDING
1
Reading and Responding in a Journal 11 Writing Essays
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Reading and Writing about Fiction
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Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Edgar V. Roberts (b. 1928) Edgar V. Roberts is a native of Minneapolis, and he attended the Minneapolis public schools. After a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, he studied at the U of Minnesota, where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and also a study fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.During his teaching career he taught at Minnesota, the U of Maryland Overseas Division, Wayne State U, Hunter College, and Lehman College. In the 1980s he served as Chair of the Lehman English Department, and is now a Professor Emeritus there. Along with a number of articles on the drama of Henry Fielding, he edited two eighteenth-century plays: John Gay's The Beggar's Opera (1968) and Fielding's The Grub-Street Opera (1969). Professor Roberts's Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing-now going into its eighth edition-which he wrote and edited jointly with Henry E. Jacobs (dec'd) of the U of Alabama, was first published in 1986. In addition, Professor Roberts is the Prentice Hall author of Writing About Literature (1964), now in its eleventh edition, along with the brief eleventh edition. In the early 1990s, PBS created their "Introduction to Literature" television series, using as their accompanying text the third and later editions of Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing. Professor Roberts lives in the Edgemont area of Greenburgh, New York. He loves music and singing, and he regularly attends New York's Metropolitan Opera. For years he has been a devoted and diligent jogger. One of his major educational principles is that the study of literature, music, and art should be directed toward thedevelopment of analytical thought, which is vital in every aspect of applied and theoretical knowledge.

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