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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum MLA Update Edition

Author: Laurence M. Behrens
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134586328
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. " "

An Introduction to the Study of Literature

Author: William Henry Hudson
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 8171560652
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Literature

Literature Is A Vital Record Of What Men Have Seen In Life, What They Have Experienced Of It, What They Have Thought And Felt About Those Aspects Of It. Fundamentally An Expression Of Life Through The Medium Of Language, Literature Accordingly Needs To Be Systematically Studied. The Present Book Is A Treasure In This Direction Owing To Its Concise And Easily Comprehensible Elucidation Of Ways Of Studying The Varied Genre Of Literature Poetry, Prose Fiction, Drama, Short Story, Essay And Criticism.A Great Contribution Of W.H. Hudson A Prominent 19Th Century Literary Figure, The Present Book Is Planned As A Guide And Companion To One S Own Study. It Is Self-Contained, Highly Interesting And Suggestive In Itself. It Is Hoped That It Will Prove Immensely Useful To All Those Readers For Whom Literature Is Primarily A Means Of Enjoyment And A Help To Life.

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.


Author: Laurie G. Kirszner
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers
ISBN: 0030679990
Release Date: 1999-07-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The first three-genre introduction to literature text to address the changing canon is now the first to include a comprehensive guide for writing about literature-with full coverage of critical thinking, argument, and the writing process. Teachers themselves, Kirszner & Mandell take students through each step of the research and writing process, helping them to craft literary analyses and arguments and to understand that writing about literature is a process of discovery, examination, and debate. Combining the broadest selection of literature available with time-proven and class-tested instruction, LITERATURE: READING, REACTING, WRITING, Sixth Edition, remains the most useful and student-friendly introduction to literature text available.