Literature

  • AUTHORS: Laurie G. Kirszner; Stephen R. Mandell
  • ISBN-13: 9781111836962 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 2144 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 8th Edition
  • ©2013     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

Combining the broadest selection of readings with time-proven and class-tested instruction, LITERATURE: READING, REACTING, WRITING, Eighth Edition, remains the most useful and student-friendly introduction to literature text available. The text includes a comprehensive guide to writing about literature with full coverage of critical thinking, argument, and the writing process. Teachers themselves, authors Kirszner and Mandell take you through each step of the research and writing process, helping you to craft literary analyses and arguments and to understand that writing about literature is a process of discovery, examination, and debate.

Features

  • This comprehensive text features the broadest selection of literature available, with every story, poem, and play carefully chosen for its appeal to a range of instructors and students, while abundant critical, cultural, and contextual material demystifies literature by helping students understand the world in which it was created.
  • Over seven editions, this thorough but accessible introduction to literature text has been consistently praised for its clarity and student-friendliness. Teachers themselves, Kirszner and Mandell bring their student-centered approach to discussions of literary elements, including examples of stories, poems, and plays that students are sure to find relevant and interesting.
  • The text opens with a down-to-earth, accessible guide to writing about literature, providing students with a solid foundation from which to approach readings, assignments, and discussions throughout the course. The text also includes Kirszner and Mandell's celebrated writing checklists as well as useful questions and writing suggestions throughout.
  • The abundant sample student papers included in the text were carefully selected to provide students with useful examples of effective responses to assignments frequently used in introduction to literature, composition, and argument courses. Several papers are source-based, and three are presented in multiple drafts, providing additional insights into the writing process.
  • Two chapters on using and documenting sources and avoiding plagiarism complement Kirszner and Mandell's innovative Casebooks for Reading, Research, and Writing, which provide deeper contexts for popular stories, poems, and plays and help to jumpstart students' own research papers by presenting useful models and extensive source material.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Laurie G. Kirszner

    Laurie G. Kirszner is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Kirszner, together with coauthor Stephen R. Mandell, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.

  • Stephen R. Mandell

    Stephen R. Mandell is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Mandell, together with coauthor Laurie G. Kirszner, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.

New to this Edition

  • A new Chapter 11, "Fiction Sampler: Graphic Fiction," engages students with a broad range of visual narratives from the literary canon.
  • Updated sampler chapters in fiction, poetry, and drama showcase representative selections from four popular literary subgenres, involving students in the variety and diversity of literature through brief, accessible works.
  • A new, innovative visual glossary appears throughout Part 3, "Poetry," clarifying and illuminating unfamiliar terms and concepts within poems.
  • A new student paper, "The Literary Merit of Video Games," in Chapter 5 illustrates an effective literary argument, and a new student essay exam answer in Chapter 8 offers a useful model for writing under pressure.

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