Literature--reading, Reacting, Writing

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Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1997 - College readers - 2095 pages
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[The editors's] practice is to place [nontraditional or contemporary] works where they belong, alongside the "classics": to integrate new with old, familiar with unfamiliar, inviting students to discover new works and to see familiar works in new contexts. Thus, [their] goal in this anthology remains what is has been from the start: not just to expand the literary canon, but also to expand the personal canons of both students and instructors.... [The goal is] to encourage students both to appreciate works representing diverse literary subjects, styles, and perspectives and to recognize their own roles in bringing these diverse works into their personal literary canons by reading, reacting to, and writing about them. -Pref.

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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

Contents

Understanding Literature
1
Thinking Critically
8
The Function of Literary Criticism
14
Copyright

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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.

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