Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing (4th Edition)

Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing (4th Edition)

by X. J. Kennedy

ISBN-10: 0205151663
ISBN-13: 9780205151660
Publisher: Longman
Edition: 4 - 2011

Book Description

The smallest and most economical member of the Kennedy/Gioia family, Backpack Literature is a brief paperback version of the discipline's most popular introduction to literature anthology. Like its bigger, bestselling predecessors, Backpack Literature features the authors' collective poetic voice which brings personal warmth and a human perspective to the discussion of literature, adding to students' interest in the readings.   New selections have been added including four new one-act plays to help “ease” students into the study of this genre. The new plays include two comedies-- David Ives’s, Sure Thing and Jane Martin’s Beauty—as well as Terrence McNally’s poignant Andre’s Mother and  Edward Bok Lee’s experimental drama El Santo Americano.