Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

Author: Robert DiYanni

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073124452

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1680

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Like its larger counterpart, the compact Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama by Robert DiYanni features student-centered approaches to literature--from experience to interpretation to evaluation--and an emphasis on making connections between texts and thinking critically about literature. Known for its clear presentation of the formal elements of literature and literary analysis, this compact anthology effectively balances classic, modern, and contemporary works across the three major genres, blending well-known writers with a diverse gathering of newer, international figures. This literary breadth is supplemented by extensive coverage of writing about literature, making this book an excellent text for introduction to literature courses as well as literature-based composition courses.


Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

Author: Robert DiYanni

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072558067

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1760

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This paperback version of Robert DiYanni's Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama presents 55 stories; 334 poems; 16 plays and offers the refreshing New Voices of authors who are writing today, in addition to classic works, eight Authors in Context, and an engaging Transformations chapter.


an introduction to fiction, poetry, and drama

Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia

Publisher: Longman Pub Group


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 2218

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The most popular introduction of its kind, Literature 8/e, reflects a balance of classic works along with contemporary and non-Western authors. Writer's Perspectives sections give commentary on the craft of writing and revising from authors which provide insight and a more human perspective on literature and the writing process. Writing Critically sections expand coverage of composition with accessible and pragmatic suggestions on writing. Critical Approaches to Literature section provides three essays on every major school of criticism with sections on gender criticism and cultural studies. More than 150 photographs, author portraits, production shots of plays, and actors in performance-gives readers important perspectives. New casebooks on Flannery O'Connor and Raymond Carver, as well as two new drama casebooks: Sophocles and Shakespeare. New Stories and poems have been added. Two new plays: Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound and Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape. A New Glossary of Literary terms has been added.

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approaches to reading and writing about literature and film

Author: Gilbert H. Muller,John Alfred Williams

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780072512908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 169

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This brief guide introduces students to reading and writing about fiction, poetry, drama, and film; surveys major critical approaches to these genres; and illustrates the importance of understanding works in the context of time and culture.

Literature and Politics Today: The Political Nature of Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

The Political Nature of Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 161069936X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 377

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Focusing on the intersection of literature and politics since the beginning of the 20th century, this book examines authors, historical figures, major literary and political works, national literatures, and literary movements to reveal the intrinsic links between literature and history. • Covers numerous authors from around the world ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to the modern era • Enables students to better understand literary works central to the curriculum by considering them in their political contexts • Helps readers to use literature in order to learn about modern political and social issues across cultures and better appreciate the political significance of contemporary writings • Contains a number of "gateway" entries that survey entire national literatures, thereby giving readers an introduction to the authors who are important within those literatures • Assists students in evaluating rhetorical strategies and political views, thus fostering critical thinking in support of the Common Core State Standards

Application of literary elements: Characters on Charles Baxter’s 'Gryphon'

Author: Jane Vetter

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640186273

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 7

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, Coastal Georgia Community College, Brunswick, Georgia, USA (Coastal Georgia Community College, Brunswick, Georgia, USA), 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Fictional characters often appear to readers as real people with authentic actions, thoughts and speech even though they are an author’s construct, intended to help a story to develop, to deepen and to come to life. Writer Robert DiYanni reasons in his book Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama that readers have to look into characters in order to find out more about “their function and significance in the story.” (54) But what exactly is a character? The website Merriam-Webster Online defines character as “one of the persons of a drama or novel”, and “a person marked by notable or conspicuous traits.” Victoria Henderson, a student of the University of North Carolina, further points out within the Glossary of Literary Terms that “[c]haracters are extremely important because they are the medium through which a reader interacts with a piece of literature. Every character has his or her own personality, which a creative author uses to assist in forming the plot of a story or creating a mood.” According to DiYanni, characters can be identified as major and minor, static and dynamic (54). The major character is the dominating core of a story and is also known as protagonist “whose conflict with an antagonist may spark the story’s conflict.” (54) Minor characters are generally used to support and illuminate the more significant individuals within the story (54).

An Introduction to Literary Studies

Author: Mario Klarer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135084785

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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In this classic beginner's guide to English literature, Mario Klarer offers a concise and accessible discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts, looking at: definitions of key terms such as literature and text the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and film periods and classifications of literature theoretical approaches to texts the use of secondary resources guidelines for writing research essays The new and expanded edition is fully updated to include: a wider range of textual examples from world literature additional references to contemporary cinema, a section on comparative literature an extended survey of literary periods and genres recent changes in MLA guidelines information on state-of-the-art citation management software the use and abuse of online resources. The book also features suggestions for further reading as well as an extensive glossary of key terms.

Critical Approaches to Fiction

Author: Shiv Kumar Kumar,Keith F. McKean

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126902958

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

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Critical Approaches To Fiction Is Designed To Offer The Post-Graduate Student, And The General Reader, A Comprehensive Cross-Section Of Some Of The Best Critical Material Available On The Theory And Practice Of Fiction. Within The Compass Of This Volume, The Authors Have Included Representative Essays By Such Eminent Critics And Writers As Saul Bellow, Eudora Welty, Mark Schorer, Philip Rahv And Wayne C. Booth. This Book Covers, Every Significant Aspect Of Fiction Plot, Character, Language, Theme, Setting And The Diverse Modes Of Presentation.It Is Earnestly Hoped That This Book Would Be Found Eminently Useful Both By Teachers And Students Of Indian Universities.

Western Literature in China and the Translation of a Nation

Author: S. Qi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137011947

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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This book studies the reception history of Western literature in China from the 1840s to the present. Qi explores the socio-historical contexts and the contours of how Western literature was introduced, mostly through translation and assesses its transformative impact in the cultural, literary as well as sociopolitical life of modern China.


Eine Tragödie

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843032939

Category: Drama

Page: 124

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William Shakespeare: Othello Erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt von Christoph Martin Wieland (1766). Die vorliegende Übersetzung stammt von Wolf Graf Baudissin. Erstdruck in: Shakspeare's dramatische Werke. Übersetzt von August Wilhelm Schlegel. Ergänzt und erläutert von Ludwig Tieck, Bd. 8, Berlin (Georg Andreas Reimer) 1832. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2013. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: William Shakespeare: Sämtliche Werke in vier Bänden. Band 4, Herausgegeben von Anselm Schlösser. Berlin: Aufbau, 1975. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Lovis Corinth, Othello, 1884. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature

Author: Gilbert H. Muller,John Alfred Williams

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780070442467

Category: Fiction

Page: 1148

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THE McGRAW-HILL INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE, now in its second edition, presents a dynamic and diverse anthology for literature and composition courses. Designed with an eye for both the uniqueness and the universality of outstanding literature, this text offers a unified, multicultural approach to the meaning, form, technique, and values in fiction, poetry, and drama. Organized by genre, the anthology contains three sections - fiction, poetry, and drama - each with a prefatory essay. Within each section are self-contained chapters arranged around literary selections that reveal the application of specific techniques. The extensive anthologies that follow are arranged alphabetically and provide a rich selection of both classic and contemporary authors as well as a broad range of women, ethnic, and international authors to advocate both a truly American and a pluralistic collection of literature.

Literature and Gender

Author: Lizbeth Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135636001

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

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Literature and Gender combines an introduction to and an anthology of literary texts which powerfully demonstrate the relevance of gender issues to the study of literature. The volume covers all three major literary genres - poetry, fiction and drama - and closely examines a wide range of themes, including: feminity versus creativity in women's lives and writing the construction of female characters autobiography and fiction the gendering of language the interaction of race, class and gender within writing, reading and interpretation. Literature and Gender is also a superb resource of primary texts, and includes writing by: Sappho Emily Dickinson Sylvia Plath Tennyson Elizabeth Bishop Louisa May Alcott Virginia Woolf Jamaica Kincaid Charlotte Perkins Gilman Susan Glaspell Also reproduced are essential essays by, amoung others, Maya Angelou, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, Toni Morrison, Elaine Showalter, and Alice Walker. No other book on this subject provides an anthology, introduction and critical reader in one volume. Literature and Gender is the ideal guide for any student new to this field.

Die Tochter des Uhrmachers


Author: Kate Morton

Publisher: Diana Verlag

ISBN: 3641208351

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Birchwood Manor 1862: Der talentierte Edward Radcliffe lädt Künstlerfreunde in sein Landhaus am Ufer der Themse ein. Doch der verheißungsvolle Sommer endet in einer Tragödie – eine Frau verschwindet, eine andere stirbt ... Über hundertfünfzig Jahre später entdeckt Elodie Winslow, eine junge Archivarin aus London, die Sepiafotografie einer atemberaubend schönen Frau und die Zeichnung eines Hauses an einer Flussbiegung. Warum kommt Elodie das Haus so bekannt vor? Und wird die faszinierende Frau auf dem Foto ihr Geheimnis jemals preisgeben?

Digital Literary Studies

Corpus Approaches to Poetry, Prose, and Drama

Author: David L. Hoover,Jonathan Culpeper,Kieran O'Halloran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134262752

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

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Digital Literary Studies presents a broad and varied picture of the promise and potential of methods and approaches that are crucially dependent upon the digital nature of the literary texts it studies and the texts and collections of texts with which they are compared. It focuses on style, diction, characterization, and interpretation of single works and across larger groups of texts, using both huge natural language corpora and smaller, more specialized collections of texts created for specific tasks, and applies statistical techniques used in the narrower confines of authorship attribution to broader stylistic questions. It addresses important issues in each of the three major literary genres, and intentionally applies different techniques and concepts to poetry, prose, and drama. It aims to present a provocative and suggestive sample intended to encourage the application of these and other methods to literary studies. Hoover, Culpeper, and O’Halloran push the methods, techniques, and concepts in new directions, apply them to new groups of texts or to new questions, modify their nature or method of application, and combine them in innovative ways.