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by X. J. Kennedy

  • Author: X. J. Kennedy
  • ISBN: 067352552X
  • ISBN13: 978-0673525529
  • ePub: 1849 kb | FB2: 1692 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literary
  • Publisher: Good Year Books (January 1, 1999)
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 569
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Literature : An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry and Drama ePub download

This textbook gives deep coverage to the areas of short fiction, drama, and poetry. It contains an astounding amount of information.

J. Kennedy, after graduation from Seton Hall and Columbia, became a journalist second class in the Navy ( Actually, I was pretty eighth class ). His poems, some published in the New Yorker, were first collected in Nude Descending a Staircase (1961). This textbook gives deep coverage to the areas of short fiction, drama, and poetry. There are quite a number of full stories, poems, and plays-although I have not counted, I would say that the number could be approaching 1000.

This textbook gives deep coverage to the areas of short fiction, drama, and poetry. Since then he has written six more collections, several widely adopted literature and writing textbooks, and seventeen books for children, including two novels.

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Literature, 9/e," the most popular introduction of its kind, is organized into three genresFiction, Poetry, and Drama. Authors Joe Kennedy and Dana Gioia provide inviting and illuminating introductions to the authors included and to the elements of literature. An introduction to a balance of contemporary and classic stories, poems, and plays. Coverage of writing about literature is also included. For those interested in literature.

This book looks like it is the whole text, when in fact we only received the Part 1 Fiction portion of the text. I expected to get the whole textbook with all sections, drama, poetry, and writing included. I am very frustrated by this false labelling as I now have to figure out how to get the Poetry and Drama segments of the text for my class. I did not get what was expected :( Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 9 months ago. Sadly, I only got the poetry part and we haven't even used the poetry part. My feelings are hurt and this information should have been disclosed

MARGARET ATWOOD From popular fiction and drama, both classic and contemporary, we are acquainted with many stereotyped characters

MARGARET ATWOOD From popular fiction and drama, both classic and contemporary, we are acquainted with many stereotyped characters. But usually we recognize, in the main characters of a story, human personalities that become familiar to us. If the story seems true to life, we generally find that its characters act in a reasonably consistent manner and that the author has provided them with motivation: sufficient reason to behave as they do.

Publisher:Pearson Education (US). Book Binding:Paperback. Kennedy and Dana Gioia bring personal warmth and a human perspective to this compact, paperback anthology.

Kennedy also wrote a series of children's poetry books ("Brats"), translated Aristophanes' Lysistrata into .

English 111 Textbook. The cover is missing, but the rest of the book is intact. X. J. Kennedy, Dana Gioia. 268 results X J Kennedy Dana Gioia Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing New York Longman 2010 Type: Chapter. ISBN-10: 1-269-97004-6. English 111 Textbook. View PDF. Save to Library.

This is the seventh edition in very good condition
sobolica
It's the best anthology I've seen in 50 years. It has detailed explanations of all the literary areas it covers, and sample student essays which greatly help freshmen transitioning from high school to college. The 13th edition is a slight but not a significant improvement. I have bought several copies to lend to students still waiting for theirs to arrive. Be sure to get the portable edition, which divides the heavy hard cover book into four paperback books which will save your arm by carrying far less weight to the classroom. These editors make it easy to learn and easy to teach Freshman English, which I have done for ten years. Rental is cheaper, but this is a book you will want to keep.
Malarad
This textbook gives deep coverage to the areas of short fiction, drama, and poetry. It contains an astounding amount of information. There are quite a number of full stories, poems, and plays--although I have not counted, I would say that the number could be approaching 1000.

The authors have done a great job in selecting writings to illustrate concepts. All of the selected writings are good, in the objective sense--they contain deep meaning. Of course, personal taste is subjective, and my experience was that some of the writings were thoroughly enjoyable, and none were quite intolerable.

There are also questions after pieces of literature to help the reader achieve more insight than they might of their own devices, small sections that offer tips on writing, light biographies and case studies of various authors. Throughout the course I have made lists of various authors I found to be particularly interesting, for further reading on my own time.

This singular textbook was, for the purpose of my class, equivalent to a boxed set which contains each of the treated topics in a separate book. The page numbers corresponded exactly to those of the books in the boxed set. I saved a good bit of money in purchasing this, and I much prefer a single textbook to a clumsy boxed set.

I like this textbook enough that now that my class is done, I am still considering whether to keep it for independent learning or sell it to recoup some of the cost.
Coron
Great bound volume of literary texts and excellent break downs of plot and so forth. I have it only 3 because there is absolutely no good way to find the stories; no glossary, or table of contents with pages. My professor has chosen stories for us. So I find myself perusing through the thousands of pages searching for the stories.
PC-rider
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As far as textbooks go, this is becoming a favorite of mine. I wish I had actually bought it. It has hundreds of writings, and my class is only covering a couple dozen. It's a great introductory textbook to some of the most respected and well-known writers for each category!
For faculty, it's being used in my English 2020: Introduction to English Literature class. :)
TheSuspect
Was WAY less expensive than the edition in the school store, and had SO much more to read as well, but lacked the information/assignments being in the same place as the edition my school was using. I had to snap pictures of the assignments from a fellow student, and all but one of the stories needed (but I'd found it online) were present.
Stylish Monkey
I bought this book for my Intro To Lit class. It is definitely one of those text books you keep for future reference. Kennedy does such a wonderful job of collectimg some of the most interesting works out there from classics to modern. More only complaint is the paper. The paper is like Bible paper. It is very thin so note taking is a bit of a pain but I still highly recommend it.
Taun
Definitely agree with other reviews - the choice of paper is terrible. The pages are made of bible-style pages, almost thinner in my opinion. They will rip very easily so do be careful flipping pages. Much like bible pages, the pages in this book are see-through onto the back side and next page as well. I suggest inserting a white piece of computer paper behind the page you are reading if you find it irritating to have words bleeding through. The book is fine though you might want to save yourself some cash in buying this book - about 3/4th of the content of the book are public domain books that you can download via Amazon Kindle for free.
Brand new book and it's actually relatively cheap, compared to some other sites and my school. I thought the fiction and drama parts were actually really entertaining, for being something that I had to read for school. Personally, I wasn't a big fan of the poetry part; however, they had a giant variety of poets, including my favorite, so it's forgivable and I think that if you like poetry, then you'd like that section. I haven't read the writing section because my teacher didn't have us read that, but if it's like the rest of the sections, then it's got to be great!
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