Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Essay

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McGraw-Hill, 1990 - 1746 pagine
This textbook provides students with an approach to literary works that emphasizes the reading process as an active enterprise, involving thought and feeling, as well as the intellectual acts. It introduces the traditional literary elements by means of discussions closely tied to works in each of the four genres: fiction, poetry, drama, and the essay in which the students are asked to return to certain works to reconsider them from different perspectives. Regarding the poetry section two special features are included: a substantial number of poems in translation (35 trans. fr. 8 languages) and a special selection of poetic transformations (the way poets have modified their own and other artists' work by means of.

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CHAPTER Reading Stories
3
CHAPTER Types of Short Fiction
19
CHAPTER Elements of Fiction
26
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Informazioni sull'autore (1990)

Robert DiYanni received a B.A. from Rutgers University in 1968 and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 1976. He has taught at Queens College of the City University of New York, New York University, Harvard University, and Pace University. He has written articles and reviews on various aspects of literature, composition, and pedagogy. He has written numerous books including The McGraw-Hill Book of Poetry, Women's Voices, Like Season'd Timber: New Essays on George Herbert, and Modern American Poets: Their Voices and Visions.

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