Literature: A World of Writing Stories, Poems, Plays, and Essays

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Literature A World of Writing Stories, Poems, Plays, and Essays is an exciting new full-color introduction to literature anthology with compelling visual pedagogy and a rich selection of thematically organized readings that make new literature familiar and familiar literature new.  An extensive writing handbook shows students how to read critically and guides them through the process of writing arguments using dynamic visual tools to convey key concepts.  Outstanding selections, engaging visual pedagogy, superior writing instruction – all for 20% less than comparable texts!  Key concepts are presented visually using idea maps, fill-in boxes, and annotations that enable students to grasp main ideas more effectively.  Diverse texts are presented in four casebooks called, "Reading Globally, Writing Locally."

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 HERE, AT LAST, IS AN ANTHOLOGY

YOUR STUDENTS WILL WANT TO READ.

 

Y ears in the making, Literature begins with an extensive, richly illustrated

writing section that shows students how to read critically and write effectively.

A unique blend of classic and contemporary selections allows you to introduce your

students to a dynamic, ever-evolving world of stories, poems, plays, and essays.

Four unique casebooks focus on world literature and include a brief, colorful tour

of the culture and history of four regions. Casebooks discuss the Literature of Europe,

Literature of Africa, Literature of Asia, and Literature of the Americas.

 

All this for less than the cost of a sweatshirt in the campus bookstore.

 

How can you go wrong?

 

Adopt Pike and Acosta’s Literature: A World of Writing today.

Your students will thank you for it.

About the Author:

David L. Pike is Professor of Literature at American University, where he teaches courses on urban culture and the underground, cinema, modernism, Dante, Roman literature, and the novel. He is the author of Metropolis on the Styx: The Underworlds of Modern Urban Culture, 1800 –2001(Cornell UP, 2007); Subterranean Cities: The World beneath Paris and London 1800–1945 (Cornell UP),shortlisted for the 2006 Modernist Studies Association book prize;Passage through Hell: Modernist Descents, Medieval Underworlds (Cornell UP), recipient of the 1997 Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities from the Council of Graduate Schools and a Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 1997; and articles on urban culture, subterranean studies, film, and medieval literature. He is co-general editor of the Longman Anthology of World Literature.

 

Ana M. Acosta is Associate Professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Her book, Reading Genesis in the Long Eighteenth Century: From Milton to Mary Shelley, was published by Ashgate in 2006. She has published articles on religion, science and Enlightenment and is currently at work on a book-length project entitled “Theaters of Enlightenment: Imagined Encounters between Science and Religion in 18th-century Culture.”  She has twice been the recipient of a Whiting Fellowship, has received two PSC-CUNY awards, and was chosen in 2008 by the students at Brooklyn College as a Role Model in the conference “Standing on the Shoulders of Others.”

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