Compact Bedford Introduction To Literature 7e & Comment For A Writers Reference 5e Michael Meyer

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Compact Bedford Introduction To Literature 7e & Comment For A Writers Reference 5e  by  Michael Meyer

Compact Bedford Introduction To Literature 7e & Comment For A Writers Reference 5e by Michael Meyer
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ReadingWide and well-balanced range of classic and contemporaryliterature includes 62 stories (21 new), 417 poems (100 new), and 22 plays (4 new) by major authors inside and outside the literary canon.The best in-depth coverage of selected majorMoreReadingWide and well-balanced range of classic and contemporaryliterature includes 62 stories (21 new), 417 poems (100 new), and 22 plays (4 new) by major authors inside and outside the literary canon.The best in-depth coverage of selected major authors:Once again, chapters in each genre section provide the option of more intensive study of selected authors.

Collections of multiple works by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Flannery OConnor, Alice Munro (new), Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Sophocles, and Shakespeare include biographical and critical information, chronologies, a wide range of secondary materials, questions for writing and discussion, and complementary critical readings.Albums of contemporary and world literatureshowcase the work of celebrated authors—such as Tobias Wolff, Bessie Head, Martin Espada, Anna Akhmatova, and Brian Friel—who are not frequently anthologized.

All selections are accompanied by background information and by questions linking them with more familiar literature.The most comprehensive drama section in an introduction to literatureagain offers 22 plays—4 of them new—with the best selection of contemporary plays. In addition to many classic works of drama and in-depth treatment of Sophocles and Shakespeare, the fifth edition features a Critical Case Study on Henrik Ibsens A Doll House, a Cultural Case Study on David Henry Hwangs M. Butterfly, expanded albums of contemporary and world drama, and a new sampling of photographs featuring plays in performance.Thinking149 Perspectives (27 new)throughout the book—including criticism, interviews, images, and biography—offer discussion and writing topics as well as models of various critical approaches.The most sensible and useful coverage of literary theoryintroduces students to 9 contemporary theoretical approaches, now including discussion of cultural and gender studies.

A Critical Case Study for each genre—on Barn Burning, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and A Doll House—further illustrates contemporary theoretical approaches with 4 analyses of each work. In addition, a new Cultural Case Study for each genre focuses students on cultural criticism.Two Complementary Critical Readingsfor each author treated in depth illustrate how different approaches can be applied to a single work.

Questions accompanying these readings guide students in analyzing the assumptions behind a particular approach.A Glossary of Literary Termsprovides thorough explanations of more than 200 terms central to the study of literature.WritingWriting material integrated throughout the bookincludes five chapters—three on genre-specific writing—that cover every step of the writing process and offer advice on many different kinds of assignments.

In addition, Questions for Writing units offer advice on using research, writing about an author covered in depth, and applying a critical approach.12 sample student papersillustrate the topics covered in these chapters and offer concrete models for a wide range of assignments.Questions and assignmentsmore than 2,000 occasions for writing accompany the selections.Quick-reference chartof all the writing about literature features is provided on the inside front cover to make writing advice easy to locate.About the Author:Michael Meyer has taught introductory writing and literature courses for over twenty-five years—since 1981 at the University of Connecticut and before that at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the College of William and Mary.In addition to being an experienced teacher, Meyer is a highly regarded literary scholar.

His scholarly articles have appeared in distinguished journals such as American Literature, Studies in the American Renaissance, and Virginia Quarterly Review. An internationally recognized authority on Henry David Thoreau, he is a former president of the Thoreau Society and the coauthor (with Walter Harding) of The New Thoreau Handbook, a standard reference source. His first book, Several More Lives to Live: Thoreaus Political Reputation in America, was awarded the Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize by the American Studies Association. He is also the editor of Frederick Douglass: The Narrative and Selected Writings and the author of The Little, Brown Guide to Writing Research Papers, Third Edition.

He is the author or editor of several Bedford Books, including The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature, Fourth Edition (1997)- Poetry: An Introduction, Second Edition (1998)- and Thinking and Writing about Literature (1995).



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