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.
"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.
The Bedford Introduction to Literature is designed to be your go-to place for everything your students need to succeed in the AP Literature course — and in college. Along with Michael Meyer’s extensive and accessible reading and writing advice, your students will find an unsurpassed collection of classic and contemporary works including pieces never before found in an anthology, like stories by Z.Z. Packer, Kim Addonizio, and Dennis Lehane; poems by Kevin Young and Kay Ryan; and plays by Elaine Jarvik and Jon Robin Baitz. The 20 stories, 90 poems, and 4 plays new to this edition represent traditional, multicultural, contemporary, and popular literature — and include classics that have long made classroom discussion come alive. The Bedford Introduction to Literature not only helps your students succeed on the exam, but invites them to see writers as real people and literature as a living art.
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.
Author: Lee A. Jacobus
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
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.
Author: Michael Meyer
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.
Author: X. J. Kennedy
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
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.
Author: Catharine A. MacKinnon
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2017-04-17
The miniscule motion of a butterfly’s wings can trigger a tornado half a world away, according to chaos theory. Catharine A. MacKinnon’s collected work on gender inequality—including new pieces—argues that the right seemingly minor interventions in the legal realm can have a butterfly effect that generates major social and cultural transformations.
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.
In this delightful, funny, and moving first novel, a librarian and a young boy obsessed with reading take to the road. Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both a kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten- year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home. The precocious Ian is addicted to reading, but needs Lucy's help to smuggle books past his overbearing mother, who has enrolled Ian in weekly antigay classes with celebrity Pastor Bob. Lucy stumbles into a moral dilemma when she finds Ian camped out in the library after hours with a knapsack of provisions and an escape plan. Desperate to save him from Pastor Bob and the Drakes, Lucy allows herself to be hijacked by Ian. The odd pair embarks on a crazy road trip from Missouri to Vermont, with ferrets, an inconvenient boyfriend, and upsetting family history thrown in their path. But is it just Ian who is running away? Who is the man who seems to be on their tail? And should Lucy be trying to save a boy from his own parents?
Author: Laurence M. Behrens
Release Date: 2016-07-21
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
"For courses in Writing across the Curriculum or Writing in the Disciplines. " " "Thisversionof" " " " Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum" " " has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook(April 2016)* " Effective writing skills for students of all majors and interests One of the best-selling interdisciplinary composition texts for over twenty-five years, " Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum " guides readers through the essential college-level writing skills of summary, critique, synthesis, analysis, and research. The 13th Edition is divided into three parts. Part one, Structures and Strategies, takes readers step by step through the process of writing papers based on source material, explaining and demonstrating how summaries, critiques, syntheses, and analyses can be generated from the kinds of readings individuals will encounter later in the book and throughout their academic careers. Part two, Brief Takes, bridges the gap between writing instruction and readings with a series of step-by-step exercises. The anthology in part three provides a wide range of carefully selected, cross-disciplinary readings, including two new chapters on rumor and advertising. Topics are engaging and students will appreciate how these topics correspond to their interests in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. "* The 8th Editionintroduces sweeping changes to thephilosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the increasing mobility of texts, MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following. " "