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Literature and Society: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Nonfiction (4th Edition)

 
 
 
 
Literature and Society: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Nonfiction (4th Edition)
Author: Pamela J. Annas - Robert C. Rosen
ISBN 13: 9780131534575
ISBN 10: 131534572
Edition: 4
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2006-03-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 1536
List Price: $90.80
 
 

An enriching introduction to the diverse and exciting world of literature, this anthology offers a broad collection of short fiction, poetry, drama and nonfiction selections written by a diverse group of writers who represent different social classes, races, genders, cultures, and sexual orientations.

Organizes selections around five socially relevant themes–Growing Up and Growing Older; Women and Men; Money and Work; Peace and War; and Varieties of Protest. Shows how literary technique serves larger purposes–the recreation of experience, the exploration of ideas, the analysis of social issues–and how these larger purposes themselves shape literary form. Explains the ways in which literary form creates meaning, and provides a strong emphasis on writing about literature throughout, with a full chapter on all stages of the writing process –generating ideas, developing a thesis, discovering a form, drafting, revising, and editing–plus numerous excerpts from sample papers and journals.