Backpack Literature (2nd Edition)

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9780205551033: Backpack Literature (2nd Edition)

The smallest and most economical member of the Kennedy/Gioia family, Backpack Literature, 2/e, features the authors’ collective poetic voice which brings personal warmth and a human perspective to the discussion of literature, adding to students’ interest in the readings. 

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BACKPACK LITERATURE
An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing
Second Edition

X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia

Carry literature in your backpack as well as in your heart. With new contemporary and classic selections and an emphasis on writing, Backpack Literature will motivate you to read, think, and write about literature! You’ll like the size because it easily fits into your backpack and makes taking the book to class a breeze.

Backpack Literature includes a powerful range of stories, poems, and plays that will give you a chance to meet some of the world’s most memorable characters. Written by two published poets, Kennedy and Gioia, this textbook is lively, accessible, and engaging. When you read literature, you learn how to see the world from another person’s point of view–an ability that will benefit you in your professional and personal life.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SECOND EDITION

  • New–6 stories, 50 poems, and 3 plays add to the rich array of contemporary and classic voices you’ll find in Backpack.
  • New–More than a dozen production photos illustrating Othello’s major scenes and characters to help you visualize the action of the play.
  • New–Chapter 28 includes step-by-step coverage of the writing process and shows you how to put your thoughts into writing by developing a workable thesis and supporting it with evidence. Easy-to-use checklists help to keep you on track.
  • New–Annotated student sample papers let you see how other students have tackled their writing assignments.

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