Literature and Society: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Nonfiction (4th Edition)

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9780131534575: Literature and Society: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Nonfiction (4th Edition)

An enriching introduction to the diverse and exciting world of literature, this anthology offers a broad collection of short fiction, poetry, drama and nonfiction selections written by a diverse group of writers who represent different social classes, races, genders, cultures, and sexual orientations. Organizes selections around five socially relevant themes–Growing Up and Growing Older; Women and Men; Money and Work; Peace and War; and Varieties of Protest. Shows how literary technique serves larger purposes–the recreation of experience, the exploration of ideas, the analysis of social issues–and how these larger purposes themselves shape literary form. Explains the ways in which literary form creates meaning, and provides a strong emphasis on writing about literature throughout, with a full chapter on all stages of the writing process –generating ideas, developing a thesis, discovering a form, drafting, revising, and editing–plus numerous excerpts from sample papers and journals.

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Literature and Society is a thematically organized collection of short fiction, poetry, drama and nonfiction selections by a diverse group of writers representing a wide range of voices -- in gender, age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, social class. The anthology 1) offers a broad spectrum of selections--drawn from the traditional and the contemporary and from a wide variety of sectors of the literary world, 2) organizes the selections around socially relevant themes that students can relate to directly, and 3) provides strong pedagogical support for understanding the various forms of literature and for writing about them.

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“The Editor’s purpose and approach seems to be similar to my goals in finding a text for an introductory literature classroom:  having apparatus but not weaving it through the whole text, including depth and diversity of authors, using themes to guide students into the wonders of literature while making it easier to understand by (thematic) context.  They also emphasize the connectedness between literature and culture, giving the text social and political dimensions that I value…”

                        --ElyceRaeHelford, MiddleTennesseeStateUniversity

 

This thematic anthology features comprehensive writing coverage that highlights both the writing process and how to write about fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction.  It introduces and explains literature with reading selections centered on five enduring themes–Growing Up and Growing Older, Women and Men, Money and Work, Peace and War, and Varieties of Protest. 

 

Annas/Rosen Literature and Society Website (www.prenhall.com/annas)

 

This FREE Website includes:

~Chapter objectives

~Interactive exercises (Multiple choice and essay questions)

~Dynamic Web Links about important literary figures

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