This anthology provides broad coverage for the three genres of literature--fiction, poetry, and drama--and exceptionally clear presentation of the elements of literature. The text has a clear and up-to-date chapter on critical theory that features helpful checklists. It also features Robert DiYanni's well-known three-part pedagogy that presents each of the three genres in light of a reader's experience, interpretation, and evaluation. The compact edition includes full coverage of writing about literature with 2 student papers in each chapter, incorporates a beautifully illustrated poetry section with four-color art, author biographies, and in-depth cverage of 8 writers: D.H. Lawrence, Flannery O'Connor, Sandra Cisneros, Emily Dickenson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Sophocles (containing both Oedipus and Antigone), and Shakespeare (containing both Hamlet ant Othello).
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This text provides broad coverage for the three genres of literature: fiction; poetry; and drama. It includes full coverage of writing about literature.About the Author:
Robert DiYanni is Professor of English at Pace University, Pleasantville, New York, where he teaches courses in literature, writing, and humanities. He has also taught at Queens College of the City University of New York, at New York University in the Graduate Rhetoric Program, and most recently in the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University (1968) and his Ph.D. from the City University of New York (1976). Robert DiYanni has written articles and reviews on various aspects of literature, composition, and pedagogy. His books include Literature: Reading, Fiction, Poetry, Drama and the Essay; The McGraw-Hill Book of Poetry; Women’s Voices; Like Season’d Timber: New Essays on George Herbert; and Modern American Poets: Their Voices and Visions (a text to accompany the Annenberg-funded telecourse, Voices and Visions). With Kraft Rompf, he edited The McGraw-Hill Book of Poetry, (1993) and The McGraw-Hill Book of Fiction (1995). With Pat Hoy, he edited Encounters: Readings for Inquiry and Argument (1997).
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