The Bedford Introduction to Literature

Author: Michael Meyer
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1457608278
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Literary Collections

The Bedford Introduction to Literature is a best-seller for a reason: It brings literature to life for students, helping to make them lifelong readers and better writers. Classic works drawn from many periods and cultures appear alongside a strong showing from today’s notable authors. There is plenty of support for students, with a dozen chapters of critical reading and writing support, helpful sample close readings, writing assignments, and student papers. And, because everyone teaches and learns a little differently, there are lots of options for working with the literature, including case studies on individual works and themes that everyone can relate to. In-depth chapters on major authors like Flannery O’Connor and Emily Dickinson take students deeper into their work, and the new tenth edition features a chapter on the fiction of Dagoberto Gilb, created in collaboration with the author himself — one more way that the anthology showcases literature as a living, changing art form.

The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature with 2009 MLA Update

Author: Michael Meyer
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 0312677294
Release Date: 2010-06-17
Genre: Literary Collections

The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature is designed to bring literature to life — and to make students lifelong readers. As an instructor of literature and writing, editor Michael Meyer understands that a particular challenge in today’s classroom is that students may not see literature as relevant to their lives. They may have difficulty reading it critically and lack confidence in their writing skills. With these factors in mind, Meyer has put together a lively collection of literature drawn from many periods, cultures, and voices, with an excellent representation of contemporary authors, women authors, and authors of color. These works are presented with more than a dozen chapters of critical reading and writing support, and a generous helping of sample close readings, writing assignments, and student papers. And, because everyone teaches a little differently, the book offers more options for working with the literature than any comparable anthology — including in-depth chapters on major authors and case studies on individual works and universal themes.

Literature to Go

Author: Michael Meyer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312624125
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Literary Collections

"Literature to Go is the long-trusted anthology, The Bedford Introduction to Literature, sized and priced to go...[it] is a brief and inexpensive collection of stories, poems, and plays supported by class-tested, reliable pedagogy and unique features, that bring literature to life for students"--Pref.

Poetry An Introduction

Author: Michael Meyer
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1457607301
Release Date: 2012-08-03
Genre: Literary Collections

Flexible enough for any poetry course, this text is designed to make your students lifelong lovers of poetry. It combines classic poetry with today’s hippest verse, mixing in lots of contemporary life, humor, and universal themes. In-depth chapters on authors such as Emily Dickinson and Billy Collins reveal the real-life contexts in which poets create. There is also plenty of support for students — with thorough chapters on the poetic elements, six sensible chapters on critical reading and writing, and many helpful sample close readings, writing assignments, and student papers.

The Bedford Introduction to Drama

Author: Lee A. Jacobus
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1457606321
Release Date: 2012-09-14
Genre: Literary Collections

Offering a broad survey of drama from the ancient Greeks to the present — including many new contemporary prize-winners — The Bedford Introduction to Drama has the plays you want to teach in a collection flexible enough to serve your needs in a variety of courses. Fifty-four chronologically arranged plays are illuminated by insightful commentaries and casebooks that enrich students’ contextual understanding and encourage critical thinking. Concise introductions for each historical period and play emphasize theater design, staging, and acting style, and a wealth of photographs and illustrations help students visualize plays in performance. A fresh new design highlights the rich contextual features and additional help for students including a guide to writing about drama, a glossary, and new cross-references to a robust companion Web site.

Writing about Literature

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 031265684X
Release Date: 2010-12-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines


Thinking and Writing about Literature

Author: Michael Meyer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312248741
Release Date: 2000-09-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Thinking and Writing about Literature combines three books in one — a writing about literature text, an introduction to literature, and a thematic anthology — all working together to help students become better academic writers and better literary readers.

We Have a Deal

Author: Natalie Reynolds
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781785780332
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Business & Economics

SHORTLISTED FOR 'BEST COMMUTER READ', CMI MANAGEMENT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 How do you ask for a promotion, deliver tough news to clients, or secure investment for your new business? The answer is negotiation. It is the most important skill you can develop to get what you want in business and life. No matter how much experience you’ve got, We Have a Deal can help you to improve your negotiation skill – developing an awareness of your habits and abilities, recognising what’s really going on in a deal, and building a flexible approach that is confident and appropriate to each situation. Negotiation expert Natalie Reynolds moves beyond the old-fashioned rules of deal making to explore why people react the way they do in certain situations and how can we use that knowledge to get a good deal. Her five-step DEALS method has helped individuals and organisations to excel at all kinds of negotiation, from clinching a pay rise to resolving disputes, from developing partnerships to shaking hands on multi-million dollar deals. We Have a Deal will help you to overcome obstacles, work with different personalities and in varied cultures, and develop an intelligent and flexible approach will empower you to get the best deal, every time. 'Natalie's advice is always smart, concise and pragmatic. We Have a Deal represents the accessible new school of negotiation expertise, enabling you to succeed in today's world.' Bella Vuillermoz, Director, Sky 'We Have a Deal acts as a rallying cry to all women that they can and should speak up and ask for what they want.' Linda Babcock, Carnegie Mellon University, co-author of Women Don't Ask

Critical Thinking Concise Edition

Author: William Hughes
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781460405468
Release Date: 2015-10-23
Genre: Philosophy

Critical Thinking is a comprehensive introduction to the essential skills of good reasoning, refined and updated through seven editions published over more than two decades. This concise edition offers a succinct presentation of the essential elements of reasoning that retains the rigor and sophistication of the original text. The authors provide a thorough treatment of such central topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies, how to recognize and avoid ambiguity, and how to distinguish what is relevant from what is not. A companion website provides a range of interesting supplements, including interactive review materials, supplemental readings, and writing tips.

Literature and Its Writers

Author: Ann Charters
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 145760647X
Release Date: 2012-08-03
Genre: Literary Collections

Literature is a conversation — between writers and other writers, and between writers and readers. In Literature and Its Writers, Ann and Samuel Charters complement a rich and varied selection of stories, poems, and plays with an unparalleled array of commentaries about that literature by the writers themselves. Such "writer talk" inspires students to respond as it models ways for them to enter the conversation. In the sixth edition, the Charters continue to entice students to join the conversation, with adventurous and intriguing new literary works, more detailed coverage of literary elements, and more help with reading and writing. This anthology is now available with video! Learn more about VideoCentral for Literature.

The Bedford Handbook

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1457683032
Release Date: 2016-10-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The best college writers succeed because they practice writing, reading, thinking, and researching on a regular basis. The Bedford Handbook, Tenth Edition, fosters a culture of practice with how-to instruction for college writing tasks, with advice that allows students to pivot among disciplines, and with more print and digital activities than any other college writing resource. The tenth edition is our most practical ever. And because you have a wider range of college writers than ever before, the handbook offers more opportunities to personalize instruction and content. Adaptive quizzing, rhetorical grammar content, and a variety of flexible custom options make it easy to tailor the book to your students’ needs and your program’s needs in a way that no free Web content can. The Bedford Handbook can be packaged at a significant discount with one of two innovative digital products. Writer’s Help 2.0, Hacker Version is a complete online resource powered by smart search, which means students get the writing help they need even when they aren’t familiar with composition terms. It includes full searchable Hacker content, diagnostic tests, assigning and tracking tools, more than 300 exercises, and LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. LaunchPad Solo for Hacker Handbooks is a robust practice platform with nearly 400 exercises, activities, and LearningCurve quizzes. No matter how you choose to use The Bedford Handbook, you can depend on publisher support for training, workshops, and the personal service you’ve come to expect from Bedford/St. Martin’s.

The Bedford Reader

Author: X. J. Kennedy
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319083663
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Long one of the most popular composition readers on the market, The Bedford Reader provides compelling readings by excellent writers. It takes a practical and flexible approach to the rhetorical methods, focusing on their uses in varied writing situations. The popular "Writers on Writing" feature illustrates the many ways writers create meaning from what they read and experience, and the Kennedys' instruction helps students connect critical reading to academic writing. The twelfth edition provides even more helpful guidance for students on critical reading and writing, a new appendix with advice on APA documentation, and an updated selection of compelling readings. The print text is now integrated with e-Pages for The Bedford Reader, designed to take advantage of what the Web can do, with provocative new essays and multimodal selections.

The Brief Bedford Reader

Author: X. J. Kennedy
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781457672903
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A compact version of one of the most popular composition readers available today—at a significant savings to students—The Brief Bedford Reader provides 45 compelling readings by excellent writers and all the practical instructional material of the full-length book to connect critical reading to academic writing. The unique "Writers on Writing" feature illustrates the many ways writers create meaning from what they read and experience. The twelfth edition provides even more helpful guidance for students on critical reading and writing, a new appendix with advice on APA documentation, and an updated selection of compelling readings. The print text is now integrated with e-Pages for The Brief Bedford Reader, designed to take advantage of what the Web can do, with provocative new essays and multimodal selections.