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Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense, 12th Edition

  • Thomas R. Arp Southern Methodist University
  • Greg Johnson Kennesaw State University
  • ISBN-10: 1285052056  |  ISBN-13: 9781285052052
  • 1632 Pages
  • © 2015 | Published
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An authoritative bestseller for over fifty years, PERRINE'S LITERATURE: STRUCTURE, SOUND, AND SENSE continues to be an essential and highly effective introduction to literature for today's students. Written for students beginning a serious study of literature, the text introduces the fundamental elements of fiction, poetry, and drama in a concise and engaging way, addressing vital questions that other texts tend to ignore, such as “Is some literature better?” and “How can it be evaluated?” A remarkable selection of classic, modern, and contemporary readings serves to illustrate the elements of literature and ensure broad appeal to students of diverse backgrounds and interests. Updated with new stories, poems, and plays by some of the finest authors of any era, the twelfth edition remains true to Perrine's original vision while addressing the needs of a new generation of students.

Features and Benefits

  • Laurence Perrine's exceptional introductions to the elements of literature have provided the template for imitators for more than fifty years. Updated with only the lightest touch, these concise guides to understanding fiction, poetry, and drama remain true to their original vision-and true to the serious study of literature.
  • The unique chapters on evaluating literature speak directly to students, with straightforward answers to the essential questions that most introductions to literature ignore: “Is some literature better?” and “How can it be evaluated?”
  • Exemplary literary selections throughout the text not only bring the elements of literature to life in crystal detail; they also represent the best and most important literature that many students will study in college.
  • The drama section is populated with both classic and contemporary pieces, with a number of one-act plays providing breadth for student analysis.
  • In poetry and fiction, a compact anthology of additional selections for further reading provides enough examples to permit the comparative study by which literary merit is judged.
  • Following the fiction chapters, a special section containing three stories each by three writers-a classic (D.H. Lawrence), a modern (Flannery O'Connor), and a contemporary (Joyce Carol Oates)-offers students an in-depth study into the writings of these selected authors.

Table of Contents

Preface xxvi
Professional Acknowledgments xxix
Foreword to Students xxxi

I. Why Write about Literature?
II. For Whom Do You Write?
III. Two Basic Approaches.
1. Explication.
2. Analysis.
IV. Choosing a Topic.
1. Papers That Focus on a Single Literary Work.
2. Papers of Comparison and Contrast.
3. Papers on a Number of Works by a Single Author.
4. Papers on a Number of Works with Some Feature Other than Authorship in Common.
V. Proving Your Point.
VI. Writing the Paper.
VII. Writing In-Class Essays or Essay Tests.
VIII. Introducing Quotations.
1. Principles and Guidelines.
IX. Documentation.
1. Textual Documentation.
2. Parenthetical Documentation.
3. Documentation by Works Cited.
4. Documentation of Electronic Sources.
X. Stance and Style.
XI. Grammar, Punctuation, and Usage: Common Problems.
1. Grammar.
2. Punctuation.
3. Usage.
XII. Writing Samples.
1. Fiction Explication.
2. Fiction Analysis.
3. Poetry Explication.
4. Poetry Analysis.
5. Drama Explication.
6. Drama Analysis.
1. Reading the Story.
Reviewing Chapter One. Richard Connell, “The Most Dangerous Game.” Tobias Wolff, “Hunters in the Snow.” Suggestions for Writing. Understanding and Evaluating Fiction.
2. Plot and Structure.
Reviewing Chapter Two. Graham Greene, “The Destructors.” Alice Munro, “How I Met My Husband.” Kazuo Ishiguro, “A Family Supper.” Suggestions for Writing.
3. Characterization.
Reviewing Chapter Three. Alice Walker, “Everyday Use.” Katherine Mansfield, “Miss Brill.” James Baldwin, “Sonny''s Blues.” James Joyce, “Araby.” Suggestions for Writing.
4. Theme.
Reviewing Chapter Four. F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Babylon Revisited.” Anton Chekhov, “Misery.” Eudora Welty, “A Worn Path.” Nadine Gordimer, “Once upon a Time.” Suggestions for Writing.
5. Point of View.
Reviewing Chapter Five. Willa Cather, “Paul''s Case.” Shirley Jackson, “The Lottery.” Katherine Anne Porter, “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall.” Ernest Hemingway, “Hills Like White Elephants.” Suggestions for Writing.
6. Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasy.
Reviewing Chapter Six. Nathaniel Hawthorne, “Young Goodman Brown.” Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Gabriel García Márquez, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.” Ray Bradbury, “There Will Come Soft Rains.” Suggestions for Writing.
7. Humor and Irony.
Reviewing Chapter Seven. Lorrie Moore, “You''re Ugly, Too,” Mark Twain, “Cannibalism in the Cars.” Albert Camus, “The Guest.” John Updike, “A & P.” Suggestions for Writing.
8. Evaluating Fiction.
Reviewing Chapter Eight. Guy de Maupassant, “The Necklace.” Edith Wharton, “Roman Fever. Suggestions for Writing.
D. H. Lawrence, “Odour of Chrysanthemums,” “The Horse-Dealer''s Daughter.” “The Rocking-Horse Winner.”
Flannery O''Connor, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find.” “Good Country People.” “Everything That Rises Must Converge.”
Joyce Carol Oates, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” “Life After High School.” “A Brutal Murder in a Public Place.”
Raymond Carver, “What We Talk about When We Talk about Love.” Kate Chopin, “The Story of an Hour.” William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily.” Susan Glaspell, “A Jury of Her Peers.” Zora Neale Hurston, “Spunk.” Henry James, “The Real Thing.” Jhumpa Lahiri, “Interpreter of Maladies.” Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas.” Bernard Malamud, “The Magic Barrel,” Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener.” Edgar Allan Poe, “The Cask of Amontillado.”
1. What Is Poetry?
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “The Eagle.” William Shakespeare, “Winter.” Wilfred Owen, “Dulce et Decorum Est.” Reviewing Chapter One. Understanding and Evaluating Poetry. William Shakespeare, “Shall I compare thee to a summer''s day?” Robert Hayden, “The Whipping.” Emily Dickinson, “I like a look of Agony.” Gwendolyn Brooks, “The Bean Eaters.” William Carlos Williams, “The Red Wheelbarrow.” Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “Constantly risking absurdity.” Elizabeth Bishop, “Filling Station.” Langston Hughes, “Suicide''s Note.” Cleopatra Mathis, “Survival: A Guide.” Billy Collins, “Introduction to Poetry.” Linda Pastan, “Prosody 101.” Suggestions for Writing.
2. Reading the Poem.
Thomas Hardy, “The Man He Killed.” Philip Larkin, “A Study of Reading Habits.” A. E. Housman, “Is my team plowing.” Reviewing Chapter Two. John Donne, “Break of Day.” Emily Dickinson, “There''s been a Death, in the Opposite House.” Ted Hughes, “Hawk Roosting.” John Keats, “Ode on Melancholy.” Elizabeth Bishop, “In the Waiting Room.” Sylvia Plath, “Mirror.” Natasha Trethewey, “Collection Day.” Linda Pastan, “Ethics.” Adrienne Rich, “Storm Warnings.” Suggestions for Writing.
3. Denotation and Connotation.
Emily Dickinson, “There is no Frigate like a Book.” William Shakespeare, “When my love swears that she is made of truth.” Mary Oliver, “Spring in the Classroom.” Exercises. Reviewing Chapter Three. Langston Hughes, “Cross.” William Wordsworth, “The world is too much with us.” Robert Frost, “Desert Places.” Natasha Trethewey, “Accounting.” Sharon Olds, “35/10.” Kay Ryan, “Tree Heart/True Heart.” Suggestions for Writing.
4. Imagery.
Robert Browning, “Meeting at Night.” Robert Browning, “Parting at Morning.” Exercises. Reviewing Chapter Four. Gerard Manley Hopkins, “Spring.” William Carlos Williams, “The Widow''s Lament in Springtime.” Emily Dickinson, “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain.” Adrienne Rich, “Living in Sin.” Seamus Heaney, “The Forge.” Robert Frost, “After Apple-Picking.” Robert Hayden, “Those Winter Sundays.” Elizabeth Bishop, “Electrical Storm.” Wallace Stevens, “The Snow Man.” John Keats, “To Autumn.” Suggestions for Writing.
5. Figurative Language 1: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Apostrophe, Metonymy.
Langston Hughes, “Harlem.” Emily Dickinson, “It sifts from Leaden Sieves.” Anne Bradstreet, “The Author to Her Book.” John Keats, “Bright Star.” Exercise. Reviewing Chapter Five. Linda Pastan, “Traveling Light.” Emily Dickinson, “I taste a liquor never brewed.” Sylvia Plath, “Metaphors.” Philip Larkin, “Toads.” John Donne, “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning.” Andrew Marvell, “To His Coy Mistress.” Suggestions for Writing.
6. Figurative Language 2: Symbol, Allegory.
Robert Frost, “The Road Not Taken.” Walt Whitman, “A Noiseless Patient Spider.” William Blake, “The Sick Rose.” Seamus Heaney, “Digging.” Robert Herrick, “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time.” George Herbert, “Peace.” Exercises. Reviewing Chapter Six. Elizabeth Bishop, “Pink Dog.” Richard Wilbur, “The Writer.” Clive James, “Whitman and the Moth.” Robert Frost, “Fire and Ice.” Sylvia Plath, “Lady Lazarus.” Emily Dickinson, “Because I could not stop for Death.” John Donne, “Hymn to God My God, in My Sickness.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Ulysses.” Suggestions for Writing.
7. Figurative Language 3: Paradox, Overstatement, Understatement, Irony.
Emily Dickinson, “Much Madness is divinest Sense.” John Donne, “The Sun Rising.” Countee Cullen, “Incident.” Marge Piercy, “Barbie Doll.” William Blake, “The Chimney Sweeper.” Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ozymandias.” Exercise. Reviewing Chapter Seven. William Wordsworth, “A slumber did my spirit seal.” John Donne, “Batter my heart, three-personed God.” Seamus Heaney, “Mid-Term Break.” W. H. Auden, “The Unknown Citizen.” Lucille Clifton, “in the inner city.” Linda Pastan, “The Gardener.” Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess.” Suggestions for Writing.
8. Allusion.
Robert Frost, “Out, Out-”. William Shakespeare from Macbeth (“She should have died hereafter”). Reviewing Chapter Eight. Linda Pastan, “The Maypole.” e. e. Cummings, “in Just-.” John Milton, “On His Blindness.” Edwin Arlington Robinson, “Miniver Cheevy.” Sharon Olds, “My Son the Man.” Margaret Atwood, “Siren Song.” T. S. Eliot, “Journey of the Magi.” William Butler Yeats, “Leda and the Swan.” David Musgrave, “On the Inevitable Decline into Mediocrity of the Popular Musician Who Attains a Comfortable Middle Age.” Suggestions for Writing.
9. Meaning and Idea.
A. E. Housman, “Loveliest of Trees.” Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Reviewing Chapter Nine. Elizabeth Bishop, “Cootchie.” Robert Frost, “Design.” e. e. cummings, “O sweet spontaneous.” Walt Whitman, “When I Heard the Learn''d Astronomer.” John Keats, “On the Sonnet.” Billy Collins, “Sonnet.” Natasha Trethewey, “Southern History.” Rita Dove, “Kentucky, 1833.” William Blake, “The Lamb.” William Blake, “The Tiger.” Suggestions for Writing.
10. Tone.
Denise Levertov, “To the Snake.” Emily Dickinson, “A narrow Fellow in the Grass.” Michael Drayton, “Since there''s no help.” Billy Collins, “Picnic, Lightning.” Reviewing Chapter Ten. William Shakespeare, “My mistress'' eyes.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Crossing the Bar.” Thomas Hardy, “The Oxen.” John Donne, “The Flea.” Elizabeth Bishop, “Exchanging Hats.” Natasha Trethewey, “History Lesson.” Matthew Arnold, “Dover Beach.” Philip Larkin, “Church Going.”
Suggestions for Writing.
11. Musical Devices.
Ogden Nash, “The Turtle.” W. H. Auden, “That night when joy began.” Theodore Roethke, “The Waking.” Gerard Manley Hopkins, “God''s Grandeur.” Exercise. Reviewing Chapter Eleven. William Shakespeare, “Blow, blow, thou winter wind.” Gwendolyn Brooks, “We Real Cool.” Maya Angelou, “Woman Work.” Edgar Allan Poe, “The Bells.” Sharon Olds, “Rite of Passage.” Mary Oliver, “Music Lessons.” William Stafford, “Traveling through the dark.” Suggestions for Writing.
12. Rhythm and Meter.
George Herbert, “Virtue.” Exercises. Reviewing Chapter Twelve. William Blake, “Introduction” to “Songs of Innocence.” Walt Whitman, “Had I the Choice.” George Gordon, Lord Byron, “Stanzas.” Elizabeth Bishop, “Insomnia.” Sylvia Plath, “Old Ladies'' Home.” Linda Pastan, “To a Daughter Leaving Home.” Robert Browning, “Porphyria''s Lover.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Break, break, break.” Anne Sexton, “Her Kind.” Suggestions for Writing.
13. Sound and Meaning.
Anonymous, “Pease Porridge Hot.” A. E. Housman, “Eight O''Clock.” Alexander Pope, “Sound and Sense.” Emily Dickinson, “I heard a Fly buzz-when I died.” Exercise. Reviewing Chapter Thirteen. Wilfred Owen, “Anthem for Doomed Youth.” Margaret Atwood, “Landcrab.” Pattiann Rogers, “Night and the Creation of Geography.” Maxine Kumin, “The Sound of Night.” Adrienne Rich, “Aunt Jennifer''s Tigers.” Galway Kinnell, “Blackberry Eating.” William Carlos Williams, “The Dance.” Suggestions for Writing.
14. Pattern.
George Herbert, “The Pulley.” John Keats, “On First Looking into Chapman''s Homer.” William Shakespeare, “That time of year.” Dylan Thomas, “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night.” Exercises. Reviewing Chapter Fourteen. Elizabeth Bishop, “One Art.” Sylvia Plath, “Mad Girl''s Love Song.” William Shakespeare, “From Romeo and Juliet.” John Donne, “Death, be not proud.” William Butler Yeats, “The Folly of Being Comforted.” Claude McKay, “The White City.” Spencer Reece, “My Great-Grandmother''s Bible.” Paul Laurence Dunbar, “We Wear the Mask.” Robert Frost, “Acquainted with the Night.” Seamus Heaney, “Villanelle for an Anniversary.” Robert Herrick, “Delight in Disorder.” Ben Jonson, “Still to be neat.” Suggestions for Writing.
15. Evaluating Poetry 1: Sentimental, Rhetorical, Didactic Verse.
Reviewing Chapter Fifteen. “God''s Will for You and Me.” “Pied Beauty.” “A Poison Tree.” “The Most Vital Thing in Life.” “Lower New York: At Dawn.” “Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802.” “Piano.” “The Days Gone By.” “We play at Paste-.” “If I can stop one Heart from breaking.” “When I have fears that I may cease to be.” “O Solitude!” Suggestions for Writing.
16. Evaluating Poetry 2: Poetic Excellence.
John Donne, “The Canonization.” John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn.” Emily Dickinson, “There''s a certain Slant of light.” Robert Frost, “Home Burial.” T. S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” William Butler Yeats, “Sailing to Byzantium.” Wallace Stevens, “Sunday Morning.” Langston Hughes, “The Weary Blues.” Elizabeth Bishop, “The Fish.”
Kim Addonizio Sonnenizio, “on a Line from Drayton.” Sherman Alexie, “The Facebook Sonnet.” W. H. Auden, “Musée des Beaux Arts.” Jimmy Santiago Baca, “Main Character.” Aphra Behn, “On Her Loving Two Equally.” Elizabeth Bishop, “First Death in Nova Scotia.” Elizabeth Bishop, “Manners.” Elizabeth Bishop, “Seascape.” Gwendolyn Brooks, “a song in the front yard.” George Gordon, Lord Byron, “She Walks in Beauty.” Amy Clampitt, “Witness.” Lucille Clifton, “good times.” Henri Cole, “Mask.” Henri Cole, “My Weed.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “Kubla Khan.” Billy Collins, “The Dead.” Billy Collins, “The Golden Years.” Billy Collins, “The History Teacher.” Billy Collins, “Weighing the Dog.” Stephen Crane, “War Is Kind.” Countee Cullen, “Tableau.” Countee Cullen, “Yet Do I Marvel.” e. e. cummings, “Buffalo Bill''s defunct.” e. e. cummings, “the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls.” Emily Dickinson, “A Clock stopped.” Emily Dickinson ''“Faith” is a fine invention.'' Emily Dickinson, “I died for Beauty-but was scarce.” John Donne, “Song: Go and catch a falling star.” John Donne, “The Apparition.” John Donne, “The Good-Morrow.” Mark Doty, “Pescadero.” Rita Dove Persephone, “Falling.” Paul Laurence, “Dunbar Sympathy.” Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson, “I Sit and Sew.” Stephen Dunn, “Don''t Do That.” Carolyn Forché, “The Colonel.” Robert Frost, “Birches.” Robert Frost, “Mending Wall.” Allen Ginsberg, “A Supermarket in California.” Donald Hall, “My Son, My Executioner.” Thomas Hardy “Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?” Thomas Hardy, “The Ruined Maid.” Seamus Heaney, “Follower.” Seamus Heaney, “Human Chain.” Seamus Heaney, “The Skunk.” George Herbert, “Love.” A. E. Housman Terence, “this is stupid stuff.” A. E. Housman, “To an Athlete Dying Young.” Langston Hughes, “Aunt Sue''s Stories.” Langston Hughes, “Mother to Son.” Langston Hughes, “Negro Servant.” Langston Hughes, “Theme for English B.” Randall Jarrell, “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner.” Ben Jonson, “To Celia.” John Keats, “La Belle Dame sans Merci.” John Keats, “Ode to a Nightingale.” John Keats, “This living hand.” Galway Kinnell, “After Making Love We Hear Footsteps.” Yusef Komunyakaa, “Facing It.” Stanley Kunitz, “The Portrait.” Philip Larkin, “Aubade.” Sydney Lea, “Bald Sentiment.” Audre Lorde, “Black Mother Woman.” Archibald MacLeish, “Ars Poetica.” Christopher Marlowe, “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.” Judson Mitcham, “Stroke.” Marianne Moore, “Silence.” Pat Mora, “Immigrants.” Meghan O''Rourke, “Apartment Living.” Joyce Carol Oates, “Undefeated Heavyweight, 20 Years Old.” Sharon Olds, “I Go Back to May 1937.” Sharon Olds, “The Planned Child.” Sharon Olds, “The Victims.” Mary Oliver, “The Black Snake.” Dorothy Parker, “Résumé.” Linda Pastan, “The Burglary.” Katha Pollitt, “Moth.” Ezra Pound, “Salutation 1.” Adrienne Rich, “Poetry: I.” Edwin Arlington, “Robinson Richard Cory.” Theodore Roethke, “I knew a woman.” Theodore Roethke, “My Papa''s Waltz.” Christina Rossetti, “Song.” Christina Rossetti, “Up-Hill.” Anne Sexton, “Young.” William Shakespeare, “Let me not to the marriage of true minds.” Charles Simic, “Evening Walk.” Charles Simic, “Grayheaded Schoolchildren.” Stevie Smith, “Not Waving But Drowning.” Gary Soto, “Small Town with One Road.” Edmund Spenser, “One day I wrote her name upon the strand.” Wallace Stevens, “Anecdote of the Jar.” Wallace Stevens, “Disillusionment of Ten O''clock.” Dylan Thomas, “Fern Hill.” Natasha Trethewey, “Blond.” Natasha Trethewey, “Miscegenation.” John Updike, “Ex-Basketball Player.” Walt Whitman, “A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim.” William Carlos Williams, “Spring and All.” William Wordsworth, “I wandered lonely as a cloud.” William Wordsworth, “My heart leaps up when I behold.” James Wright, “Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy''s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota.” William Butler Yeats, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree.” William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming.” William Butler Yeats, “The Song of Wandering Aengus.” William Butler Yeats, “The Wild Swans at Coole.”
1. The Nature of Drama.
Reviewing Chapter One. Understanding and Evaluating Drama. Susan Glaspell, TRIFLES. Jane Martin, RODEO. Lynn Nottage, POOF! Edward Albee, THE SANDBOX. David Ives, TIME FLIES.
Suggestions for Writing.
2. Realistic and Nonrealistic Drama.
Reviewing Chapter Two. Henrik Ibsen, A DOLL HOUSE. Tennessee Williams, THE GLASS MENAGERIE. Luis Valdez, LOS VENDIDOS. Suggestions for Writing.
3. Tragedy and Comedy.
Reviewing Chapter Three. Sophocles, OEDIPUS. William Shakespeare, OTHELLO, THE MOOR OF VENICE. Molière, THE MISANTHROPE. Anton Chekhov, A MARRIAGE PROPOSAL. Oscar Wilde, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. Suggestions for Writing.
Eugene O''Neill, BEFORE BREAKFAST. Meredith Oakes, MIND THE GAP. Lorraine Hansberry, A RAISIN IN THE SUN. Wendy Wasserstein, TENDER OFFER.

What's New

  • The twelfth edition reflects an increased focus on contemporary writers likely to be more familiar and appealing to a broad range of students. New stories include multiple works by such authors as Flannery O'Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost. Contemporary poets Billy Collins, Seamus Heaney, Sharon Olds, and Pulitzer Prize-winning and National Book Award-winning poet Mary Oliver are represented, as are dramatists Jane Martin and Wendy Wasserstein.
  • Short stories new to the volume include works by Bernard Malamud, best-selling novelist Elizabeth Berg, and 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout, author of a novel in stories (OLIVE KITTERIDGE). Joyce Carol Oates's “A Brutal Murder in a Public Place” and Edgar Allan Poe's “The Cask of Amontillado” (replacing “The Tell-Tale Heart”) also appear for the first time.
  • Authors new to this edition for fiction include Ray Bradbury, Raymond Carver, Guy de Maupassant, Kazuo Ishiguro, Lorrie Moore, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton. D.H. Lawrence replaces James Joyce as one of the “Three Featured Writers,” and two of his three stories are new.
  • This edition includes a “Contemporary Collection” of five poets, whose inclusion in the anthology is identified by a boxed format in the table of contents. They include Billy Collins, Seamus Heaney, Sharon Olds, Linda Pastan, and, for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey. The twelfth edition also has a “Featured Poets” section that includes John Donne from the Renaissance, John Keats (new) and Emily Dickinson from the nineteenth century, and Robert Frost and Elizabeth Bishop (new) from the modern era.
  • More than 75 poems are new to this edition. Poets whose works appear in the book for the first time include Sherman Alexie, Henri Cole, Mark Doty, Stephen Dunn, Donald Hall, Clive James, Yusef Komunyakaa, Stanley Kunitz, Sydney Lea, Christopher Marlowe, Judson Mitcham, Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson, David Musgrave, Joyce Carol Oates, Meghan O'Rourke, Edgar Allan Poe, Katha Pollitt, Spencer Reece, and James Wright.
  • New plays in the twelfth edition include works by Anton Chekhov, Lorraine Hansberry, Meredith Oakes, Eugene O'Neill, and Oscar Wilde.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Thomas R. Arp

Thomas R. Arp received a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan (1954) and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship to Stanford University. In 1955–1956, he produced educational television for the University of Michigan. He received an M.A. in 1960 and a Ph.D. in 1962 -- both from Stanford. He taught at Bowdoin College, Princeton University, University of California at Berkeley, Hull University (England), and Southern Methodist University. Macmillan published his volume THE FORM OF POETRY in 1966, and he received a Fulbright lectureship at University of Bucharest (Romania) in 1969–1970. Arp joined Laurence Perrine in preparing revised editions of SOUND AND SENSE, STORY AND STRUCTURE, and LITERATURE: STRUCTURE, SOUND, AND SENSE beginning in 1982. He became sole author of the books in 1997 and was joined by Greg Johnson in 2002. Dr. Arp passed away in 2015.

Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson received an M.A. in English from Southern Methodist University and a Ph.D. in English from Emory University. Dr. Johnson is the author of 12 books of fiction, poetry, criticism, and biography, including LAST ENCOUNTER WITH THE ENEMY (Johns Hopkins, 2004), WOMEN I'VE KNOWN: NEW AND SELECTED STORIES (Ontario Review, 2007), the novel STICKY KISSES (Alyson Books, 2001), and several books on Joyce Carol Oates, including INVISIBLE WRITER: A BIOGRAPHY OF JOYCE CAROL OATES (Dutton, 1998) and JOYCE CAROL OATES: CONVERSATIONS 1970–2006 (Ontario Review, 2006). He joined the author team of PERRINE'S LITERATURE in 2002 and has been the sole author since Thomas Arp's passing in 2015.