Literature: reading fiction, poetry, drama, and the essay

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McGraw-Hill, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1746 pages
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This textbook provides students with an approach to literary works that emphasizes the reading process as an active enterprise, involving thought and feeling, as well as the intellectual acts. It introduces the traditional literary elements by means of discussions closely tied to works in each of the four genres: fiction, poetry, drama, and the essay in which the students are asked to return to certain works to reconsider them from different perspectives. Regarding the poetry section two special features are included: a substantial number of poems in translation (35 trans. fr. 8 languages) and a special selection of poetic transformations (the way poets have modified their own and other artists' work by means of.

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CHAPTER Reading Stories
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CHAPTER
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CHAPTER Elements of Fiction
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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).

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