This volume provides an introduction to literature; it contains a broad selection of literature - from the contemporary to the canonical, the serious to the humorous, and the poignant to the whimsical. It now includes a contemporary selection of stories, works by Gish Jen, Andrea Barret and Rick Bass as well as old favorites by Joyce, Hemingway, and O'Connor. It also contains poetry and plays by a number of contemporary and classical authors.
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"I was rather impressed with some of the selections in the short story section, in that the editors seem to be paying a bit more attention to current writers and offering a broader range of cultures."
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Book Description Harcourt School, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0030137683