Legacies

  • AUTHORS: Jan Zlotnik Schmidt; Lynne Crockett; Carley Rees Bogarad
  • ISBN-13: 9781133435372 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 1632 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 5th Edition
  • ©2013     Published
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Overview

About The Product

Embark on the literary journey of a lifetime with LEGACIES: FICTION, POETRY, DRAMA, NONFICTION, 5th Edition! This four-genre literature anthology challenges you to think, read, and write critically. From Lao-tzu and Sophocles, to Sandra Cisneros, Charles Simic, and Suzan Lori-Parks, you'll discover the best of the traditional, multicultural, and world literature canons, as well as exciting new contemporary works that encourage you to question, observe, probe, and critique what you are reading. In addition, you'll find an array of assignments designed to develop your writing abilities, from journal entries and critical analysis essays, to literary arguments and research papers.

Features

  • The literary argument chapter and "Write an Argument" assignments throughout the book provide many opportunities for students to analyze arguments and write their own persuasive essays.
  • More than 30% of the literature is new, including an excerpt from a graphic novel in every anthology chapter, as well as additional stories, poems, plays, and essays.
  • Reading clusters (e.g., Modern Love/Fiction, and The Ideal vs. The Real World/Poetry) allow students to explore a theme in depth while focusing on a single genre.
  • Essays on controversial topics are paired to stimulate argumentative thinking, writing, and debate.
  • Online literature and contextual information are provided for each theme.
  • Appendix on Visual Rhetoric helps student read, analyze, and write about visuals such as paintings, websites, and graphic literature.
  • The anthology engages students with masterpieces of the traditional and non-traditional canons, world literature, and contemporary writing.
  • Crossing the Genres clusters open each chapter, tying readings from each genre together through questions and writing assignments.
  • Single-genre thematic clusters deepen students' understanding of individual genres.
  • Practical information on the research process and documentation is provided, including the use of online resources.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Jan Zlotnik Schmidt

    Jan Zlotnik Schmidt, a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, who earned her BA from the University of Rochester in 1969, her MA from the University of Wisconsin in 1970, and her PhD from Syracuse University in 1977, teaches courses in composition, autobiography, creative writing, American literature, women's literature, and Holocaust studies. Her poetry has been published in many journals, including KANSAS QUARTERLY, CREAM CITY REVIEW, SYRACUSE SCHOLAR, ALASKA QUARTERLY REVIEW, HOME PLANET NEWS, and PHOEBE. She has published two volumes of poetry--WE SPEAK IN TONGUES (the Edwin Mellen Press, 1991) and SHE HAD THIS MEMORY (the Edwin Mellen Press, 2000)--and two collections of autobiographical essays--WOMEN/WRITING/TEACHING (SUNY Press, 1998) and WISE WOMEN: REFLECTIONS OF TEACHERS AT MIDLIFE, co-authored with Dr. Phyllis R. Freeman (Routledge, 2000).

  • Lynne Crockett

    Lynne Crockett is an Associate Professor and Writing Program Administrator at SUNY Sullivan, a small, two-year college in the Catskill Mountains of New York. She received her PhD in Victorian literature from New York University in 2004. Crockett writes a monthly column for the SHAWANGUNK journal in Ellenville, New York, in addition to publishing creative nonfiction.

  • Carley Rees Bogarad

New to this Edition

  • Reading selections are organized by genre and by intriguing themes, including new topics such as Road Trips, Masculinities and Femininities, and American Dreams Lost and Found.
  • Reading clusters (including Visions of Haunting and Family/Fiction and Immigration/Poetry) allow students to explore a theme in depth while focusing on a single genre.
  • A new student essay, "The Second Generation of the Holocaust", in Chapter 14 analyzes a sequence of panels from a graphic novel.
  • Updated and expanded coverage of MLA documentation style in Appendix A, "The Research Process and MLA Documentation", includes numerous models that help students correctly apply the latest citation guidelines when writing about literature.
  • New coverage of postmodernism now appears in Appendix B, "Critical Approaches to Literature".

Components

Teacher Components

  • Poetry 21 CD-ROM (Stand Alone Version) for Parini’s The Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry and The Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry, Brief Edition  (ISBN-10: 1413014178 | ISBN-13: 9781413014174)
    Whether you are teaching a traditional or an online course, or just exploring a new interest, Poetry21 provides everything you'll need-from over 400 poems with background information on the poets, to videos of live poetry slams. Everything you would do with a traditional book and notebook-close reading and note taking, scansion and analysis-Poetry21 now brings together into one interactive CD-ROM. In addition, Poetry21 gathers in one place audio/video resources that bring the sights and sounds of the coffee shop and the classroom together right on your desktop. Ask your Cengage Learning representative how to package Poetry21 with this text.
    Price = 67.00

Student Supplements

  • Poetry 21 CD-ROM (Stand Alone Version) for Parini’s The Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry and The Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry, Brief Edition  (ISBN-10: 1413014178 | ISBN-13: 9781413014174)
    Whether you are teaching a traditional or an online course, or just exploring a new interest, Poetry21 provides everything you'll need-from over 400 poems with background information on the poets, to videos of live poetry slams. Everything you would do with a traditional book and notebook-close reading and note taking, scansion and analysis-Poetry21 now brings together into one interactive CD-ROM. In addition, Poetry21 gathers in one place audio/video resources that bring the sights and sounds of the coffee shop and the classroom together right on your desktop. Ask your Cengage Learning representative how to package Poetry21 with this text.
    Price = 67.00