Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing

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Dryden Press, Jul 26, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1546 pages
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Features Contains both classic and contemporary works of fiction, poetry, and drama--all class-tested by the authors with their students. Chapter 2 provides an in-depth discussion on how to write about literature. Eight model papers, five of which are source based, include multiple drafts along with annotations and commentary. Three casebooks in each of the genres present resources that students can use to supplement their reading or use as source material for a research project. Checklists in each chpater are designed to help sutdents generate, explore, focus, and organize ideas about writing about literature. Reading and Reacting questions ask students to interpret and evaluate what they have read. Critical Perspective questions promote critical thinking by asking students to respond to analytical, interpretative, or evaluative comments critics have made about the work. An appendix explains and illustrates the most up-to-date information on MLA documentation style. Contents1. Understanding LiteratureWhat Is LiteratureLuisa Valenzuela, All about SuicideWole Soyinka, Telephone ConversationThinking Critically2. Reading and Writing about LiteratureReading LiteratureMaya Angelou, My ArkansasWriting about LiteratureTwo student papersPart I. Fiction3. Reading and Writing about FictionUnderstanding FictionReading FictionAlberto Alvaro Rios, The Secret LionWriting About FictionThree student papers

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I loved this book! It has a great selection of literature in it and good examples of writing (including examples of the actual writing process, which is very important). I had to buy this for one of ... Read full review

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PLOT
3
SETTING
18
STYLE TONE AND LANGUAGE
34
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Laurie Kirszner is a bestselling author and a practicing teacher who is well known nationally. Kirszner, together with coauthor Stephen R. Mandell, has written bestsellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any introductory literary anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from Developmental to Literature.

Stephen Mandell is a bestselling author and a practicing teacher who is well known nationally. Mandell, together with coauthor Laurie G. Kirszner, has written bestsellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any introductory literary anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from Developmental to Literature.