Literature: An Introduction to Critical Reading, Compact Edition

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For introductory undergraduate courses in literature. Clear, student-friendly writing and an impeccable treatment of the technique of critical reading make this text a powerful and engaging learning tool. This compact text focuses on helping students read and understand literature from various critical theory perspectives. The inclusion of women and cross-cultural writers encourages students to approach literature from a variety of critically valuable viewpoints, reinforcing an underlying premise that there are many valid interpretations of literature. An emphasis on understanding the critical elements and how they work in conjunction leads students to apply what they have learned when developing a thorough, satisfying critical interpretation.

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This new text takes an interpretations approach to literature and its elements. Covering the genres of short fiction, poetry, and drama, it is appropriate both for literature courses and for composition courses. The goal of this text is to help students read and see literature from a variety of critical perspectives. The student's concerns, responses, and interpretive abilities are fostered by this approach.

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LITERATURE: AN INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL READING, COMPACT EDITION, is designed for the introductory literature course and focuses on developing skills associated with close reading. At the same time, it permits a range of critical approaches to short fiction, poetry, and drama. The selections engage the interest of the modern student while offering a remarkable range of nationalities, historical periods, and authors: canonical, marginalized, and contemporary. The collection includes 40 short stories, 318 poems, and 11 plays.

www.prenhall.com/jacobus—Prentice Hall's exclusive FREE COMPANION WEBSITE® that accompanies this anthology offers tools and support to make it easy for students and instructors to integrate this online study guide with the text. This site is a comprehensive resource that is organized according to the chapters within the text and features a "Writing about Literature" section, interactive timeline, easy navigational bar, and information on literary theory.

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