PORTABLE LEGACIES: FICTION, POETRY, DRAMA, NONFICTION engages students with the best selection of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction in a single anthology. An affordable, convenient alternative to full-length—or even compact—introduction to literature texts, PORTABLE LEGACIES: FICTION, POETRY, DRAMA, NONFICTION involves students in complex and exciting “legacies of human thought”—literary and cultural traditions from 500 B.C. to the first decades of the twenty-first century. Designed for the Literature for Composition course, this is the only thematically arranged anthology to examine works of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction together in thematic clusters that “Cross the Genres.” With selections ranging from the most popular traditional and contemporary authors at home to masterpieces of world literature, PORTABLE LEGACIES: FICTION, POETRY, DRAMA, NONFICTION encourages students to question, observe, probe, connect, and critique.
Table of Contents
Part I: ACTS OF INTERPRETATION.
1. Critical Thinking and Critical Analysis of Literature.
2. The Reading Process.
3. The Writing Process: Writing the Essay about Literature.
4. Forms of Arguments about Literature.
Part II: THEMATIC ANTHOLOGY.
5. Identity and Rites of Passage.