The authors of ACCESS LITERATURE believe that everyday culture is the access point from which students can begin to understand literature. With its 53 fiction readings, 314 poems and 14 plays, ACCESS LITERATURE provides students with a grounding in the traditional canon while also presenting the diverse and exciting voices of contemporary literature such as avant-pop and metafiction, and protest and performance poetry (including hiphop). Everything has been assembled with the student in mind; for example, in chapter 13, Langston Hughes is presented as a celebrity rather than a prize-winning poet.
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Barbara Barnard, a poet and fiction writer in her own right, teaches at Nassau Community.
David Winn teaches at Hunter College. He is very well versed in contemporary issues in literature and in popular culture and its relationship to literature. Together they are a fine team.
"Compiled by people who are intelligently aware of the aspects of popular culture that our students live with and respond to...and [who have] a real feeling for the kind of writing that can excite and involve students today."
"...fresh, creative, appeals to various learning styles, makes literature an extension of other modes found in everyday media, treats literature as accessible..."
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Book Description Wadsworth Publishing, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110155069667