Lives Through Literature: A Thematic Anthology

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9780130170064: Lives Through Literature: A Thematic Anthology

For freshman/sophomore-level courses in Introduction to Literature and Composition and Literature.

This culturally diverse, gender-balanced anthology is organized by seven themes of human relationships: Parents and Children, Sisters and Brothers, People in Love, Wives and Husbands, Friends and Enemies, Students and Teachers, and People Alone. Within each category, readings are also grouped by subthemes and subject clusters—often based on essential mythical or biblical themes. The text also features four example-filled chapters on reading skills, critical analysis, and writing about literature.

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Lives Through Literature, Third Edition is a thematic anthology designed to teach and encourage student participation in the study of literature, critical thinking, and writing. Literary texts are interwoven to demonstrate interrelationships of life experience as expressed in sacred and secular myths, parables, folktales, fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama. Because it is culturally diverse and gender-balanced, Lives Through Literature, Third Edition offers a wide variety of appealing and relevant readings through its seven universals themes.

Within each section, annotated selections are grouped by subthemes and subject clusters, providing readers the opportunity for studying variations on a theme. Text support includes focus questions for each selection, discussion and writing topics for each genre, cross-genre writing topics for each thematic section, an Alternate Chronological Contents, a Glossary of Literary Terms, and short biographical sketches for each author. Four comprehensive sections are devoted to discussions of literary analysis and strategies for thinking and writing about literature.

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