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61. More Book Lust: Recommended Reading
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61. More Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
by Nancy Pearl
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Catlog: Book (2005-04-13)
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
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The response to Nancy Pearl's surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian and winner of the 2004 Women's National Book Award even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearl's encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue; but readers over 50 must read the same number of pages as their age) became a standard MO.

Once again organized by topic, this sprightly follow-up includes an array of titles in nearly 150 eclectic categories, including Plots for Plotzing (highly unusual storylines), Animal Love (in which humans fall in love with animals), The Autobiographical Gesture (memoirs about complex lives), Child Prodigies (child characters who are called on to perform great and sometimes heroic acts), Nagging Mothers, Crying Children (true tales from the frontlines of parenting), and Libraries and Librarians. Both a valuable reference and a vastly enjoyable read, More Book Lust offers a wealth of enthusiastic, quirky reading recommendations. ... Read more

62. Madame Bovary's Ovaries : A Darwinian Look at Literature
by DAVID P. BARASH, Nanelle R. Barash
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Truly Novel Approach to Literature
Don't let the fact that Madame Bovary's Ovaries is a fun read fool you; the ideas contained within will forever change the way that you read fiction.Barash and Barash have managed to cogently describe their clever new way to analyze literature.It makes so much sense, you'll ask yourself "why didn't I think of that".In fact, you'll wonder why generation upon generation of English Lit. professors failed to pick up where Darwin left off.

I think it's safe to say that just about any lover of literature will enjoy a fresh perspective of their old favorites after reading Madame Bovary's Ovaries.

5-0 out of 5 stars Witty, insightful and a fabulous read!
Madame Bovaries Ovaries was simply delightful. This is the perfect book for anyone interested in science, literature or both!

This book offers a new look at the "human condition" so often referred to as a mysteriously intangible entity by dry literary critics.The Barashes simply suggest that this "condition" is a biological one, governed by (but not limited to) Darwinian principles.

Their friendly and straightforth style makes this book a joy to read. Its more like a lively conversation than literary criticism.

Their Darwinian look at literature was never dry nor heavy handed.The Barashes provide a refreshing new look at literature in a style that is witty, casual and ironic. ... Read more

63. Lewis Carroll: The Complete, Fully Illustrated Works, Deluxe Edition (Literary Classics)
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Catlog: Book (1995-08-30)
Publisher: Gramercy
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Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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This beautiful, 868-page leather-bound volume contains a delightfulcollection of stories from one of history's most beloved children's authors.Lewis Carroll's stories are still as fresh and appealing as when they were firstpublished more than a century ago. John Tenniel's original illustrationsaccompany the Alice stories and bring to life the wildly popular characters sowell known to us all: the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, and apassel of others.

Carroll, one of 11 children, knows his audience well. His stories--clever,provocative, and bizarre--capture the imaginations of children worldwide. Thougha prolific storyteller from childhood, he went on to become a mathematician, a fact evidenced by the Tangled Tales serial, which contains amathematical equation in each installment.

Other stories included in this collection are "The Hunting of theSnark," which was composed backward, in a sense, when inspiration for thetale came by way of the last line; "Rhyme? And Reason?"; the Sylvieand Bruno books; and the original Alice story, "Alice's AdventuresUnderground," penned and illustrated in Carroll's own hand. Two never-before-printed poems, originally inscribed in two storybooks and presented asmementos to a little girl and boy, conclude this enchanting collection. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Not from the same mold
When I read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking and What Alice Saw There, I fell in love with the imagination of Lewis Carroll who could create such a world. I loved the characters and the plain craziness. As a kid, that imaginary world where nothing APPEARED to make sense was just fun. I had so much fun acting out the different parts and pretending that I was at a tea-party with the Mad-Hatter. It's a classic for kids because it lets them use their imagination without the constraints of reality. It's far healthier than sitting in front of a computer or TV. But as a book for adults, it's still a classic. Many people, understandably, just see illogical nonsense and get frustrated with that. I don't claim to understand all of it, but remember, Lewis Carroll was a mathematician. Do you realize that Through the Looking Glass is a chess game? Anyway, it's a nice change from trashy Danielle Steele novels or similar pieces of work that are like TV shows on paper. They don't allow people to think or to discuss or use their imagination. They, perhaps more than Lewis Carroll, make reading a frustrating and nonsensical activity.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Dream with Meaning
What a story! I loved Alice in Wonderland from beginning to end. It explains how some dreams can be plain nonsense to dreams that can be a lesson that you could never forget. Especially when you attend a tea party with a Mad Hatter, a March Hare, and a dormouse, or have a long conversation with a caterpillar. And also when you witness a screaming baby turn into a "handsome" pig. It is wacky, wild book, but it has some good morals. I learned that you have to be careful what you wish for, and always be ready for anything unexpected. It was exciting, hilarious, and had that wonderful touch of fantasy that makes you want to keep on reading. I recommend this book for all ages, from a forty year-olds to six year-olds. What a great book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Most complete of his complete works.
This is the only one i've found recently that has "Phantasmagoria" and the handwritten "Alice's adventures underground".

2-0 out of 5 stars Better for a child
I read this book recently because I never had as a child. I love the disney movie and through the looking glass film, so I decided that I needed to give the book a shot. I am 21 now, and the book was a bore to me. Those two films were very similar to the book, I recomend them instead (which is something I don't usually do.) It could not keep my interest because there was to much going on to fast. I do believe a child would get a kick out of it, but as for me, nope.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK!!!
Alice, a young girl who follows the White Rabbit into his hole where there are many unexpected thing that Alice never thinks of it before. Here Alice will shrink or grow depending upon her drinking or eating. First shrinking occurs when she drinks a labeled bottle "drink me", but when she eats the cake that noted, "eat me", she grows up. Moreover, she still meets the Mouse and other animals that are swimming away from the large pool of tears that Alice created while she grows up. When all arrive the shore, they try to get dry by a Caucus-race that suggests by the Dodo. Then, Alice continues to chase the White Rabbit. Now he returns and commands Alice to find him a fan and groves in his house. Here she drinks from an unlabeled bottle that causes her growing until fill up the house. She is getting into a trouble, however, she can escape by eating a small piece of cake, and runs into the woods where she meets a hookah - smoking Caterpillar who teaches to shrink or grow by eating a mushroom. Next, she goes to the Duchess house where she and a baby pig escape together by helping from the grinning Cheshire Cat. After leaving the baby pig, she stops at the March Hare's house, where she gets involved in the Mad party with the March Hare, the Hatter and the Dormouse. Not so long, Alice leaves and comes to the hall and finds a little golden key. Now she can open the door enter to the beautiful garden where she has to play croquet with the Queen of Hearts who often shouts "off with her o/ his head". It is a dangerous game. Then, the Queen leads Alice to meet the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle who tell her the story of the lobster quadrille and the school experiences. At the end, Alice becomes a witness, and also is accused in a trail in the case of the stolen tart. She wakes up before judging and finds all are dream and finds herself on the riverbank where starts the story.

The readers are able to guess easily what the story is about from the tile. But, when the book is read, it could hardly know what will happen next. That is because the whole book is full of unexpected things. However, the children or the adults can read it with enjoyment according to the fit imaginations that the author expresses through the written characters and the pictures to the reader. ... Read more

64. Literature Across Cultures (4th Edition)
by Sheena Gillespie, Terezinha Fonseca, Anthony P. Pipolo
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Publisher: Longman
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This thematic introduction to literature is distinguished by its inclusion of both traditional and contemporary writers, writers from the British and American tradition, ethnic writers from the United States, and writers from other cultures. A newly revised pedagogy highlights brevity, clarity, and accuracy, providing simple and effective strategies for reading and writing about literature. Readers are asked to observe, reflect on, and comment upon the social, political, and cultural aspects of the literature being examined in order to develop a thorough understanding without filtering through too much technical writing. The literature itself is organized thematically into units, each including stories, poems, and plays arranged in clusters to provoke personal, analytical, and critical responses.For those interested in studying literature from other cultures. ... Read more

65. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism
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The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism presents a staggeringly varied collection of the most influential critical statements from the classical era to the present day. Edited by scholars and teachers whose interests range from the history of poetics to postmodernism, from classical rhetoric to ériture féminine, and from the social construction of gender to the machinery of academic superstardom, The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism promises to become the standard anthology in its field.

An Unrivaled Collection: The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism offers nearly twice the number of selections in other leading anthologies and more twentieth-century selections than any other text (including anthologies devoted solely to the twentieth century). This historical breadth of coverage and depth of selection—especially within the twentieth century—make The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism the perfect choice for nearly any theory and criticism course.

Continuity and Connections: The works in The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism have been chosen not only because they are individually important but also because they speak to each other, providing students with a rich portrait of the ongoing "critical conversation." Where appropriate, the editors link classical, medieval, and early modern critics to contemporary theorists and movements as well as to other classical, medieval, and early modern critics. Throughout the twentieth-century selections, the editors trace the complex web of interrelated ideas and explicit influences.

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• General Introduction: A 30-page introduction surveys the history of criticism and theory and provides an overview of the many schools and movements that make up the contemporary theoretical landscape.

• Headnotes: Each of the 169 figures represented in The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism is treated in an informative headnote that not only introduces the writer's life and thought but also connects the writer to other critics, theorists, and movements.

• Bibliographies: Each author headnote is followed by a selected bibliography. A detailed, annotated general bibliography at the end of the volume is divided into historical periods and major schools and movements. This material makes The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism a valuable reference for scholars as well as a useful teaching anthology.

• Annotations: In the Norton tradition, The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism's annotations are extensive, helpful, and as unobtrusive to students' own interpretive work as possible. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking
Being an English major I've had my share of anthologies. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism stands out to me because it offers direct access to the writers and their essays rather than filtered, explained, and dissected discussions of them. It allows for the opportunity to explore what the author had to say in their own voice. Unfortunately that means some selections are more difficult to read than others. The trade-off is knowing that what you are reading is the source of the idea rather than a reflection of it. While I bought this book as a class requirement, reading it (and I am nowhere near done) has offered me new perspectives to not only view literature, but the world in general. That is probably the best thing I can say about this book. The worst? It's not a light read -- literally! Having to tote this brick around campus for a semester was not a pleasant experience regardless of how interesting the essays are.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent but Incomplete
This criticism anthology is well put together but is lacking in certain authors. While many of the selections are used give a wide range of a particular author's work, some of the authors used in the work are not fully represented.

Sir Philip Sidney, Giambattista Vico, Alexander Pope, William Wordsworth, Gyorgy Lukacs, Langston Hughes, Laura Mulvey and several others only have one work each in the book. Granted, you can't put all the works these authors have to offer, but some of them are heavy hitters in the criticism world and I find it hard to believe that they are poorly represented in a work such as this. Hopefully, in future editions these authors will better represented.

5-0 out of 5 stars A darn good anthology
As I set out to perform the presumptuous task of reviewing what I consider the bible of criticism, I want to make something quite clear: I am reviewing the book not as a literary critic, which I am not, but as a consumer, which I am, since I did pay the hefty price for this massive tome. I am no expert on this subject of Literature, but I would like to become one some day and I thought this a good place to start. I have not quite completed Leviathan (that is the name I gave my Norton Anthology in question here) but I have been reading this in between novels for coming on two years now and I feel I am able to give it the old thumbs up or thumbs down (note: there is no essay in the book covering the critical theory behind thumb pointing). My verdict is thumbs UP, with 5 stars (they don't get into star ratings either). Let it be stated that many of the worlds all-time great minds are represented here and the essays selected are historic and far beyond my reproach. The physical quality of the book is marvelous and the type is flawless; I have found no typos in the 1800 (out of 2500) finely printed pages I have read. The selection headings are invaluable, in-depth analyses of the essays that follow, and they all seem as if written by the same anonymous, deft hand.

The first order of business in the way of criticism for me is the nature of some of the selections, which are undeniably political with little or no relevance to literary theory. I can understand including Marx for laying the foundation for further essays about Marxist literary theory, but do I really learn about literature from Franz Fanon's essay on how a country can best recover from the end of colonialism? Or what about the irrelevant social criticisms of Theodore Adorno? Perhaps the most pessimistic, depressing, and idiotic things I have ever read. This is the only essayist whom I wish did not make the cut. In one essay he goes so far to offend as to outright assert that human laughter is a sign of moral and intellectual decay, among many other absurdities. Aside from Adorno, the non-relevant essays are very good and worth reading anyway, so I was not too bothered by it, but be forewarned there is a big chunk of political, social and linguistic theory here, much of which has only a tenuous (at best) relationship to what most people consider to be Literature.

My second criticism may perhaps have to do more with my own mistaken expectations and therefore unfair, but I would not be surprised if there are other like-minded consumers out there. I was expecting to learn more about literary history, style, modes, technique, devices, genres, and the like. I was also hoping to read classic criticism of classic works. There is none of that here except obliquely. You will not, for examples, learn anywhere in this book what the Romantic period of literature was all about, or how writers use plot and dialogue to convey meaning. You will not find a lot on the why verse and meter were once dominant modes of literary focus whereas prose is now. And lastly, you will not read a great exposition on Hamlet or Job. I think it would be more appropriate to call this an "Anthology of Theories OF Criticism", or better yet just "Anthology of Literary Theory", not "...Theory AND Criticism." The essays are mostly about the philosophical nature of literature and how to study, interpret, and teach it. My silly notion was that an anthology of both theory and criticism would have examples of the great critical writings, not just the theory behind them.

4-0 out of 5 stars Complex, but complete
This tome is complete, historically and culturally. Some of the reading is a bit jarring because of all the psychoanalytical jargon, but this anthology is a very thorough canon of articles about literary theory and criticism. If you're looking for a light read, this isn't for you. If you want depth and analysis, then you've found your anthology.


5-0 out of 5 stars Best Available Twentieth Century Anthology
While this is undoubtedly the best anthology of its kind I am aware of and, as other reviewers note, the selection of twentieth century theorists is extremely rich, I do find that that it isn't as strong as I had hoped on earlier periods. Inevitably, no anthology could ever be all-inclusive, but it is surprising when someone like Carlyle, for instance, who is mentioned in a number of the introductory prefaces, doesn't warrant an entry in his own right. Nor is there any Ruskin, which is a *huge* hole. I was also surprised that the Romantic Theory section did not have a selection of Keats' theorising- a very strange omission indeed.

If you are predominantly interested in pre-twentieth century theory, this is not your oracle. From a glance at the index, it's obvious that more than half the anthology is twentieth century material. Perhaps, given the profusion of criticism in the twentieth century, two volumes would have achieved a more effective historical survey. That said, as a twentieth century anthology, this is exemplary. The indexes, bibliographies, tables of content,etc render the material much easier to negotiate than one would have expected and the introductory prefaces which appear before each author's selection are concise, insightful and would be especially useful for students struggling with some of this material for the first time. These prefaces open up further trails of enquiry both within and beyond the anthology, allowing readers to easily pinpoint the relevant theorists for their areas of interest. ... Read more

66. Children's Literature: An Invitation to the World (with Children's Literature Database CD-ROM, Version 2.0)
by Diana Mitchell
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Catlog: Book (2002-11-08)
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Children's Literature: An Invitation to the World is written and organized in a manner that engages the readers and that will instill confidence in teachers when selecting and using literature in their teaching. Readers are asked to take a world view of literature-what it is; how to recognize one's own; how to recognize an author's-and encouraged to see children's literature through a lens that includes people not like themselves. The book tackles tough issues such as gender and racial bias and how they can be insidiously promoted in literature. No other book on the market engages readers more than this one. Rather than just presenting topics, the book asks "What can we learn from them?" In addition, the first-person narrative involves readers in the discussion, rather than simply presenting content to them.Elementary and middle school teachers, curriculum developers and anyone interested in children's literature. ... Read more

67. A Celebration of Literature and Response: Children, Books, and Teachers in K-8 Classrooms, Second Edition
by Marjorie R. Hancock
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Catlog: Book (2003-07-22)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Reinforced by teachers' experiences in actual classrooms, this book provides a wealth of ideas for projects, readings, and response-based activities that will engage all learners in the joy of reading and responding to literature. It blends an appreciation of children's books across all genres with an emphasis on meaningful instructional strategies for literacy programs. Coverage of multicultural/international literature helps illustrate the universality of themes in children's literature—providing a basis for establishing a library of literature that expresses the totality of children's experiences and speaks to children from all cultures and backgrounds.Coverage is based on Louise Rosenblatt's transactional theory of reader response, and organized around five main “celebrations” that the author uses as a framework for uniting the findings of reader-response theory with quality children's literature and exemplary reflective, literature-based practice. Includes expanded coverage on multicultural/international literature—including numerous examples of children's literature written and published in other countries. Includes extensive coverage of reader responses to literature—oral and written responses, as well as those made through the visual arts.For teachers of Children's Literature.@SUBBULLET = Introduces future teaches to the full range of children's responses to literature—encourages the use of a variety of strategies to elicit authentic, heartfelt, meaningful responses from pupils.@BULLET = An appendix on children's literature awards.@SUBBULLET = Highlights exemplary children's literature across all genres—focuses students' attention on established standards and offers guidance for choosing literature that meets such standards.@CONTENTSBEG = @BREAKER = CONTENTS@PARTHEAD = I. CELEBRATING LITERATURE, RESPONSE, AND TEACHING.@CHLIST = 1. Literature, Teaching, and Reader Response: Balancing Books and Readers in the Classroom.@CHLIST = 2. Reader Response to Literature: From Rosenblatt's Theory to Research to Classroom Practice.@PARTHEAD = II. CELEBRATING LITERATURE AND LITERARY GENRES.@CHLIST = 3. The Art of the Picture Book: The Balance of Text and Illustration.@CHLIST = 4. Traditional Tales and Modern Fantasy: The Domain of Imagination.@CHLIST = 5. Poetry: The Power and Pleasure of Language.@CHLIST = 6. Realistic and Historical Fiction: The Boundary of Reality.@CHLIST = 7. Nonfiction: The Realm of Biography and Informational Books.@CHLIST = 8. Multicultural and International Literature: Appreciating Cultural and Global Diversity.@PARTHEAD = III. CELEBRATING RESPONSE CONNECTIONS TO LITERATURE.@CHLIST = 9. Talking About Books: From Oral Response to Literature Circles.@CHLIST = 10. Literature Response Journals: Written Reflections during Reading.@CHLIST = 11. Literature as a Model for Writing: Apprenticing the Author's Craft.@CHLIST = 12. Drama, Art, and Music: Expressive Arts as Response.@CHLIST = 13. Response to Nonfiction: Blending Efferent and Aesthetic Response.@PARTHEAD = IV. CELEBRATING INTERTEXTUAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONNECTIONS.@CHLIST = 14. Interdisciplinary and Intertextual Connections: Response through Literature Clusters, Theme Explorations, and Twin Texts.@PARTHEAD = V. CELEBRATING RESPONSE GROWTH THROUGH ASSESSMENT.@CHLIST = 15. Documenting Response to Literature: Authentic Perspectives.@CHLIST = Appendix A: Children's Book Awards and Recognition.@CHLIST = Appendix B: Professional Resources.@CHLIST = Appendix C: Children's Literature and Technology.@COPYRIGHT = © 2004, @PAGES = 448 pp., @BINDING = Paper@ISBN = 0-13-110902-2@TCODE = 1090O-6@COURSECODE = SE0306:@COURSENAME = Children's Literature / Methods@COURSECODE = HE0415:@COURSENAME = Children's Literature@CGPAGE = Course Guide Page@CONTENTSEND = @BREAKER = SUPPLEMENTS<P> Generic Supplements@SUPPLEMENT = ESOL Strategies for Teaching Content: Facilitating Instruction for English Language Learners (0-13-090845-2) @SUPPLEMENT = The Portfolio Planner: Making Professional Portfolios Work For You (0-13-081314-1) @SUPPLEMENT = Positive Behavioral Supports: Five Plans for Teachers (0-13-042187-1) @SUPPLEMENT = Surviving Your First Year of Teaching: Guidelines for Success (0-13-032573-2) @OTHERBREAKER = OTHER TITLES OF INTEREST@OTHERTITLE = Jacobs/Tunnell, Children's Literature, Briefly, 3/E, 2004 (0-13-049924-2)@OTHERTITLE = Norton/Norton, Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children's Literature, 6/E, 2003 (0-13-042207-X)@OTHERTITLE = Hillman, Discovering Children's Literature, 3/E, 2003 (0-13-042332-7)@OTHERTITLE = Darigan/Tunnell/Jacobs, Children's Literature: Engaging Teachers and Children in Good Books, 2002 (0-13-081355-9)@OTHERTITLE = Jacobs/Tunnell/Darigan, Children's Literature Database, A Resource for Teachers, Parents and Media Specialists, 2/E, 2002 (0-13-094618-4)@OTHERTITLE = Ertmer, Education on the Internet: 2002-2003 update, ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Okay but lacking real depth
I chose this book for a children's literature class that I lead based mostly on cost.The other recommended texts in this area are very expensive and I wanted my students to be able to purchase quality trade books as well.I need to supplement the reading a great deal because of the cursory nature of the chapters regarding various genres.For the money, it's a fine text but be aware that it leaves out a great deal that that other books - such as Norton's Through the Eyes of a Child from the same publisher - cover in greater depth.

4-0 out of 5 stars Hands-On Children's Literature
Marjorie Hancock introduces teachers to some of the best titles in Children's Literature. Going beyond mere introductions, she suggests methods for implementing various response methods and for integrating Children's Literature into the classroom.She has taken the effort toinclude titles for both elementary and middle school classrooms in onevolume, so that teachers are able to become acquainted with a wide varietyof genres as well as titles. An especially impressive section is herchapter on poetry, where she not only defines the various forms, butprovides examples of each style. This is a concise volume, andit doeslack the pictures that many other texts have. The references to children'sliterature websites, and authors' homepages are a valuable resource tooland help integrate modern technology with the printed page -- a skill thatis sorely needed as we enter the new millenium. ... Read more

68. On Dialogue
by David Bohm, Lee Nichol
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Catlog: Book (1996-12-01)
Publisher: Brunner-Routledge
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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"During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, television, air travel and satellites has woven a network of communications which puts each part of the world into almost instant contact with all the other parts. Yet, in spite of this world-wide system of linkages, there is, at every moment, a general feeling that communication is breaking down everywhere, on an unparalleled scale."

The question of how we can communicate better is at the heart of On Dialogue. This revised and expanded edition is the most comprehensive documentation to date of best-selling author David Bohm's dialogical world view.
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4-0 out of 5 stars A very helpful book.
When you work with people, or as a matter of fact, when you live among people, as we all do, having some knowledge about how interactions work are essential. David Bohm's book On Dialoge is a very handy book on this topic.

In our world everything happens so fast, with modern technology, television, computers, air travel and sattelites. There is a network of communications which has influence on our everyday life. Just push a button and you are in contact with people from all over the world.

How we communicate is a question for all of us. And in On Dialogue David Bohm is helping us to at least find some answers.

The book enlightens topics as on communication, on dialogue, the nature of collective thoughts and many more. We read from the foreword: "Perhaps most importantly, dialogue explores the manner in witch thought is generated and sustained at the collective level."

Read this book, and you will learn alot about your own life, the life you are bond to live in interaction with people around you.

Britt Arnhild Lindland

4-0 out of 5 stars As usual a superb book.
Bohm has a certain style in his writing which makes him stand out from others who write on similar topics. One aspect is his willingness to suspend his own viewpoint, at least to some degree, by introducing his approach to communication on an intimate level. This does not mean the kind of intimacy between lovers but it is of the same kind. What does this mean ? It means that it is communication without the presence of walls/barriers which interfere with the ability of one person to give rise to the same meaning in the mind of the other. This is the essence of communication at its most basic. The 'normal' mode of cummunication which takes place between people nowadays is way short of this ideal. The social barriers and thought constructions which are firmly embedded in the mind of most induce various automatic or reflex reactions when questions or comments are made which are in some way outside of the "allowed" list. These reactions can vary from fear, the most common, to anger and eventually in extreme cases to violence. How do they arise ? Through purely reflex reactions generated from countless experiences which promote a protective response because of the "existence" of the self. I say existence in inverted commas because Bohm denies this has any reality. Bohm uses his dialogue mode of communication to let people face their thought reflexes and stay with them ie staying aware while their mind and body undergoes its automatic reactions. Only this allows the mind to go beyond these usually unconscious reactions and proceed into a place where creation can occur. This means the creations of new ideas rather than a fallback into the old ones. This form of communication is far from easy to undergo and reactions of fear would be common as would eventual anger and frustrations as the self attempts to dominate in some way by either trying to control the dialogue or hide from it. This is overcome by staying with the discomfort until it dissipates by itself.

Dialogue offers much more than the current ways of communication such as discussions or negotiations which never face the serious issues. Bohm stresses the pathless approach, ie one where no direct goal is provided and no leader selected. This has some similarity to tribal councils practised by native Americans for example.

In this book Bohm through examples and ideas develops this mode to something useful for all of society. Bohm always leaves room for ideas to be generated from his own beginnings. As usual a superb book.

4-0 out of 5 stars To experience a sense of dialogue read this book.
Author Bohm, David. Year (1996) Title On Dialogue, Publisher Routledge: New York, NY Pages 95 Comments On Dialogue provides the reader with the feeling of dialogue. The effect while reading is akin to the movement from alpha to beta brain waves. An aura develops around one's thinking and experience that is qualitatively different than usual. It has the feel of the deep night dialogues round the campfire. It engenders thinking on a different level. Read this book if you are interested in the story behind the story on dialogue as mentioned by Senge and if you are attracted to exploring ideas on thinking about thinking. Do not read this book if you are looking for a quick, easy, step by step requiring no egagement process for developing dialogue. The writing style is a flowing narrative. The complexity lies in the topic not in the language usage. Highligts: · A clear understanding of suspending assumptions. · Experiencing the mood of dialogue for self dialogue. · Dialogue means no purpose, no agenda, and not doing anything. · Thought is the problem- it's the ideas that matter. · The importance of observation of content and process. · The introduction to the concept of participatory thought. · The increased understanding of the concept of the implicate order ... Read more

69. Water and Dreams: An Essay on the Imagination of Matter (Bachelard Translation Series)
by Gaston Bachelard
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Gaston Bachelard, master dreamer of the elements, animates the waters of the soul with his stirring, fluid imagination. With the subtlety of a poet, he ranges from the surface of water with its reflective narcissism to the very depths where water flows into death. Clear waters, deep water, the Charon Complex, water in combination with other elements, maternal waters, water's morality, violent water, water's voice. ... Read more

70. Writing Up Qualitative Research (Qualitative Research Methods)
by Harry F. Wolcott
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"I believe Wolcott has achieved his purpose admirably. . . Writing Up Qualitative Research contains many useful suggestions to help both the novice and the experienced writer. . . . If you follow the suggestions in the book, you will get your own work written and it will be well written."

--Madelaine Ramey in Evaluation Practice

"I have just finished a qualitative case study based almost entirely on interviews with engineering students. The two sources on which I depended most heavily were Robert Stake’s The Art of Case Study Research and Harry F. Wolcott’s Writing Up Qualitative Research. I have heard others sing the praises of different works and I have referred to them, but favor the two mentioned."

--Terry C. Hall, Ed.D. Independent Scholar

"This book is timely in attempting to offer a path for beginning and perhaps more important, controlling and finishing written work for sharing with a wide but critical audience. The chapter headings provide a flavor of the book--reading about writing; getting going; keeping going; tightening up; finishing up; getting published. . . . This is a stimulating and worthwhile book for everyone attempting to cope with writing up their findings from this exciting form of research." --Journal of Osteopathic Education "Written in an easy-to-read, conversational-tone, Writing Up Qualitative Research is useful and interesting and will be an important aid to graduate students working on their dissertations. It will also enable recent doctorates who accept university positions to advance in their profession through writing and publishing."

--Harvard Educational Review

"His consistent use of the first person and a conversational style . . . makes the book a pleasure to read. . . . It is not that Wolcott’s ideas are new. Indeed, much of what he has written is also covered by other writers. The difference is that his presentation is written in such an engaging style that it is more likely to be read."

--Contemporary Sociology

"Excellent advice on getting started, keeping going and crafting your writing towards appropriate audiences, and much of the advice offered is as applicable to quantitative as to qualitative work. Wolcott’s booklet provides the ideal complement to Richardson’s more reflexive discussion by offering us a down-to-earth guide as to ''how to do it.''. . . Clear, practical tips given with the obvious weight of experience behind them. . . . Recommended reading for anyone out there despairing of ever starting to turn that pile of transcripts into written form (and indeed for all those lucky enough to have already started)."

--Social Research Association

News Researchers across the social sciences all face the same inherent problem--how to write up their findings once the research stage is completed. Now, in Writing Up Qualitative Research, Harry Wolcott draws on years of personal experience to take researchers step by step through the final stage of the research process. He examines key problems in writing qualitative research and explores alternative ways of coping with these problems. Written in a lively, informal style, this practical volume shows researchers how to begin the writing process, how to edit, and how to get published. Wolcott also addresses the problem of ensuring that whatever the researcher has recorded--from observations, interviews, or archival research--is included in the final write-up.

Writing Up Qualitative Research is an essential resource for anyone engaged in social research for whom the link between conducting research and writing it up seems more like an obstacle than an opportunity.

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71. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 2 C: The Twentieth Century
by M.H. Abrams
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With adoptions at over 1,300 colleges and universities in its first semester; the Seventh Edition of The Norton Anthology of English Literature continues to be the indispensable anthology. Like its predecessors, the Seventh Edition offers the best in English literature from the classic to the contemporary in a readable, teachable format. More selections by women and twentieth-century writers, a richer offering of contextual writings and apparatus fully revised to reflect today's scholarship make the Seventh Edition the choice for breadth, depth, and quality.

For the first time ever, the acclaimed Norton Anthology of English Literature is available in six separate volumes, each of which cover a specific period of English lit and focus on the wide range of writers and literature, with full annotation and commentary. Adapted unabridged from the full Norton Anthology, this volume is ideal for focused study or specific coursework in the period. ... Read more

72. The Divine Comedy: The Inferno/the Purgatorio/the Paradiso
by Dante Alighieri, John Ciardi, Dante Alighieri
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Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise-the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful but slightly dated classic
This is an undisputed classic, which I'm sure is even more poetic and lovely in the original Middle Italian, but it's not as accessible to the modern reader or as well-aged as other Medieval classics like the Decameron or El Cid. The average modern reader isn't going to know who all of these people being referred to are; some of them were people that were very well-known to a person of Dante's time, but unless you're a scholar of Medieval history, chances are you're not going to be too familiar with most of them. And most people also no longer study the ancient Greeks and Romans as thoroughly as students did in Dante's day; the average person won't know who all of these figures are, from either mythology or actual history, since most schools no longer have an emphasis on Greek, Latin, and the ancient world. If you constantly look down at the footnotes, the flow of the story is interrupted, but if you don't, you won't have much idea about what's going on.

This book isn't just about presenting a work of beautiful poetry, which was inspired by Dante's great unrequited love Beatrice, in an attempt to immortalise this woman, this great love, for all time. It's also a not-so-subtle way of getting back at his enemies, by putting them in Hell or Purgatory, or having people "prophesise" what will happen to those enemies in the future. His supporters and the people whom he loves and admires are mostly in Purgatory and Paradise. It also really tows the Church line, with all of these different circles and rings of Hell for specific crimes (some of which, like suicide, homosexuality, and fortune-telling, are no longer considered sins or worthy of Hell today), and makes apologies for these horrible punishments. However, at least Dante is evolved enough to actually question the reason for why so and so is in Hell, or some point about Christian doctrine he doesn't understand, and he only comes to believe it is true and valid after he's had it explained to him (albeit by someone who has an agenda to get that pov across). At least he's questioning this stuff instead of accepting it blindly.

Another dated thing about this book is that, what with the constant barrage of carnage on the news today, and whole generations who are familiar with images from concentration camps, war zones, suicide bombings, genocides, and school shootings, the average modern reader probably won't be too fazed by descriptions of people frozen in ice, people turning into monsters and then back into people, or Satan himself. But above all, despite the Church propaganda, plethora of references which mean nothing to the average modern reader, and Dante's way of getting revenge on his enemies by putting them in Hell, the overall themes are timeless. This is a story about rising from hopelessness and despair, to a place where people are miserable but have hope of getting better, and finally to more and more enlightened and beautiful places of joy, love, and peace. Dante's story begins when he wakes up in the Wood of Error, not sure how he got there or how he lost the true way, and the remedy for getting his life back on the right track is this both physical and symbolic journey from despair to hope.

5-0 out of 5 stars 10 stars would not be enough!!
The Divine Comedy" was written in Toscan by the Florentinian Dante Aligheri 700 years ago and is one of the most important texts ever written. Dante Aligheri is, along with Miguel de Cervantes, Willian Shakespeare and the Portuguese Luis de Camões, one of the most important writers of History, but we have to remember that Dante Alligheri was born some 250 years before each one of the latter.

"The Divine Comedy" was first published in the beginning of the 14th century and narrates a vision Dante Alligheri had of his visit to Hell (Dante's Inferno), the Purgatory and to the Heavens (Paradiso), where he is guided by the Latin poet Virgil and later on by his muse, Beatrice, deceased some years before. His narrative is full of devout catholic sentiments and he spares no expenses in narrating the torments perpetrated in Hell, described in details, where each ring or level is reserved for each different earthly infraction that the penitent has commited when alive. The company of Virgil, a permanent resident of the first hell ring, the Limbo, is a magistral coup by Dante Aligheri and adds lustre to the text.

Virgil leads Dante too through the Purgatory, where, contrary with what happens in the Inferno where there is no salvation, the souls are suffering with a view to a future life in Heaven. Dante is the first and only human being that put his feet into this after life regions, and things get increasingly intense and sometimes dangerous to him. Also to be noted is the disposition of Dante to here and there sting his earthly political opponents, which were not few, banning them to hellish confines.

The final visit to the supreme heavenly region, where he meets Beatrice, is suffused with catholic symbology, fully explained by Dante, who embroiders the descriptions with all the richness of his language. You end the book asking for more, and sensing intensively the powerful richness of Dante's vocabulary. I hope you enjoy the Divine COmedy as much as I did. Good reading.

3-0 out of 5 stars A bit overrated
It may well be that I would rate this work higher if I could read it in the original. There's a great deal of energy behind it. But to me, something about it feels forced. When I read, e.g. Tolkien or Marion Zimmer Bradley, I don't have the sense that the author is answerable to any authority or has any agenda other than to write out from him- or herself -- other than to tell a good story which needs to be told. But it feels to me as if Dante made up his mind to write a great epic, and although the work clearly expresses his personal feeling as well -- his love for Beatrice and Virgil, for example --it was cleanly supportive of the Roman church. He was -- it seems to me -- in some measure being a good boy and in some measure venting for past wrongs, particularly in the Inferno. My favorite book is the Paradiso. There seems to me more there for the mytholgical mind to hold onto. But when I read Shakespeare or Goethe, something in me is deeply satisfied in a way it is not satisfied by Dante.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best There Ever Was
This is, simply, the best translation of the greatest piece of literature ever written. Not even the works of Shakespeare can surpass Dante's towering epic and its multi-layered, symphonic grandeur. Ciardi's translation, as one other reviewer here has already stated, almost sounds Italian. It is fluid, accessible, and beautiful and doesn't attempt to painstakingly preserve Dante's terza rima, a rhyme scheme that is beyond the scope of the English language (in Italian, everything seems to rhyme with everything else). This work moved me unlike any other--Dante's journey through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven is told with shocking genius and flawless detail. Every word is golden, every line contains a whole universe beneath its simple facade. The love, the effort, the genius, and the authenticity that went into this gloriously panoramic poem are without rival--nothing can compete with The Divine Comedy.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's not a Real Story But I Think There's Somethin' We Might
...found important. Dante describes three places in this book. In hell are awful things: fire, ice, awful smell, pain. In purgatory there's less awful things. The paradise is described a place where is happy people. Well, some are very happy, some one are not so but aren't that sad either. The upper you are, the happier you are. The hell is desribed also like this. The lower you are the more pain you feel. There's different kinds of crimes that these people have done.

This is a great book! I love it! It's quite long but you don't have to read it word by word. The pictures are also quite good! ... Read more

73. The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period
by William St Clair
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Most people believed that reading significantly influenced minds, attitudes, and actions during the centuries when printed paper was the only means by which texts could travel across time and distance. William St. Clair offers a very different picture of the past from those presented by traditional approaches through quantified information he provides on book prices, print runs, intellectual property, and readerships gathered from over fifty publishing and printing archives. ... Read more

74. Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice (3rd Edition)
by Charles E. Bressler
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5-0 out of 5 stars Must-Have for Anyone with an interest in Literary Criticism
Literary Criticism is one field of study that, no doubt, confuses most people with all the "-isms". Charles Bressler's book is a very useful tool in sorting out all these "-isms". This is a well-organized book: each chapter focuses on a different theory and discusses the theory's historical development, assumptions, methodology and even has questions for analysis (great help when writing a paper). The chapter culminates in two essays of application of that particular theory. This is the most popular and widely-circulated book among Lit Majors in my university. And this is one that you should definitely own. ... Read more

75. America Firsthand : Volume One: Readings from Settlement to Reconstruction
by Robert D. Marcus, David Burner, Anthony Marcus
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76. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. 2 B: The Victorian Age
by Stephen Greenblatt, M.H. Abrams
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With adoptions at over 1,300 colleges and universities in its first semester; the Seventh Edition of The Norton Anthology of English Literature continues to be the indispensable anthology. Like its predecessors, the Seventh Edition offers the best in English literature from the classic to the contemporary in a readable, teachable format. More selections by women and twentieth-century writers, a richer offering of contextual writings and apparatus fully revised to reflect today's scholarship make the Seventh Edition the choice for breadth, depth, and quality.

For the first time ever, the acclaimed Norton Anthology of English Literature is available in six separate volumes, each of which cover a specific period of English lit and focus on the wide range of writers and literature, with full annotation and commentary. Adapted unabridged from the full Norton Anthology, this volume is ideal for focused study or specific coursework in the period. ... Read more

77. The Necessary Shakespeare
by David Bevington
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Extracted from the best-selling Complete Works of Shakespeare, 4/e by David Bevington, The Necessary Shakespeare offers the most comprehensive scholarly apparatus, with the most often taught-necessary-of Shakespeare's work, creating a truly concise yet complete anthology. Includes complete texts of the 20 most popular plays, plus the complete sonnets.Attention to history context through photographs, maps, a royal genealogy of English, and other important source material.Four-color inset of art and photographs enhance one's reading of the works.Reader-friendly design in a two-column format with line glosses and annotations on the same page as the primary text.Back matter includes historial maps, the genealogy, a glossary of terms, bibliography of further reading, and textual and source information. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Professor White is upset
This isn't my review. I heard Professor David Allen White, Shakespeare professor extraordinaire at the U. S. Naval Academy, last night on the Hugh Hewitt radio show. He was furious upon receiving the latest edition of this book to find that all of the notes and introduction have been larded with post-modernist criticism and political correctness. He says he can't teach from this book any more. He cites such nonsense as claiming that Amelia is the true heroine of Othello; As You Like It is about homoeroticism; yadda yadda yadda.

He said that if Shakespeare were handed this book, he'd burn it.

This review may not get published, so I have tried to contact the good Professor to post his own.

5-0 out of 5 stars Shakespeare's Greatest Hits
I always thought it was wasteful of English professors to make students buy a Complete Shakespeare when only half of the plays (at most) were studied. "The Necessary Shakespeare" provides a sensible alternative: the 20 most-often studied plays, all the sonnets, and all the critical apparatus you could want. It even has an index to characters, which you don't often see. Highly recommended. ... Read more

78. Religion and Sexuality in American Literature (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture)
by Ann-Janine Morey
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Through the voice of American fiction, Religion and Sexuality in American Fiction examines the relations of body and spirit (religion and sexuality) by asking two basic questions:How have American novelists handled the interaction between religious and sexual experience?Are there instructive similarities and differences in how male and female authors write about religion and sexuality?Using both canonical and noncanonical fiction, Ann-Janine Morey examines novels dealing with the ministry as the medium wherein so many of the tensions of religion and sexuality are dramatized, and then moves to contemporary novels that deal with moral and religious issues through metaphor. Based on a sophisticated and selective application of metaphor theory, deconstruction, and feminist postmodernism, Morey argues that while American fiction has replicated many traditional animosities, there are also some rather surprising resources here for commonality between men and women if we acknowledge and understand the intimate relationship between language and physical life. ... Read more

79. Harbors and High Seas, 3rd Edition : An Atlas and Georgraphical Guide to the Complete Aubrey-Maturin Novels of Patrick O'Brian, Third Edition
by Dean King, John B. Hattendorf
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This indispensable guide to navigating the well-loved Aubrey-Maturin novels has been updated, with new chapters devoted to the final books in the series. Harbors and High Seas includes maps created exclusively for each of the novels in this world-renowned series.
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2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I am very disappointed with Dean King's efforts here. Where is this great prodigy of maps that the book seems to promise? Much of the book is taken up with summaries of PO'B's novels. If I want to know what happened in the books I will read them, I don't need to pay 21 American dollars for that. And most of the content that is not summary is written descriptions entitled 'Here and There'. Can Mr. King possibly think his accounts will succeed in enabling we hopeless lubbers to comprehend intricate harbors and locations where the great O'Brian's have not? In the Post Captain chapter, do we find a map of Chaulieu where Aubrey fights the Polychrest until she sinks under him? No we do not. This book should be filled cover to cover with detailed charts and maps. It falls far and sadly short of expectations. I urge anyone not having been duped into purchasing it already to refrain from doing so.

4-0 out of 5 stars More than a reference
Harbors and High Seas gets more use from me than the lexicon reference to the Aubrey Maturin series, A Sea of Words. I skimmed through Harbors and High Seas after each O'Brian book the last time through; leaving alone the clearer geographical detail, this really adds depth to O'Brian's already convincing world.

I would recommend this highly to fans of the series who feel bereft at its close and long to return, to poke around a little themselves. Harbors and High Seas is full of taking off points, tangents to the stories that the curious reader can follow up on. A print of the decrepit Temple, reproduced here, might spark you to pursue some detail or other about Napoleon's Paris. The discussion of the many Desolation Islands has lots of little sides to it that could reward some curiosity. Like the stories, this is a sort of open-ended invitation into the historical setting, you might say.

Harbors and High Seas is a "companion" to the series, a complement to it, not just a reference to be consulted when you're muddled. Don't just refer to it -- read it for fun.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fine Atlas Chronicling Aubrey/Maturin Adventures
Dean King's "Harbors and High Seas" is a good atlas chronicling the exploits of Captain "Lucky Jack" Jack Aubrey and ship's surgeon Dr. Stephen Maturin from the fateful meeting in "Master and Commander" through "The Commodore". The maps - which are drawn by William Clipson - are a fine guide tracing the major routes undertaken by Aubrey's ships (and Maturin's personal espionage missions on behalf of the British government) across the globe. Each chapter corresponds with the O'Brian novel, without giving away much with regards to plot (though the maps themselves offer quite a few spoilers). Admittedly this is a bit expensive to acquire - though hopefully the paperback edition will be much less expensive - but may nonetheless be regarded as an important companion to the O'Brian novels which any diehard fan of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin may wish to possess.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not Bad but Not Great
Harbors is a good effort to try and geographically place events in the Aubrey/Maturin series. For the number of pages, however, I would have wanted more maps and less exposition by Mr King. And while he does not give away plot points in his book summaries, the maps themselves necessarily identify major battles or meetings; beware of spoilers!

The maps themselves are rather basic, but in their favor Mr King does place as well as possible fictitious places as well as actual.

If you find a good deal, then by all means add it to your collection. It's not a bad book, and until a better version is published (which is doubtful) it does an adaquate job.

5-0 out of 5 stars 5 stars!- absolutely!
My hat goes off to Dean King for Harbours. It is an excellent book that is extremely helpful when navigating Patrick O'Brian's novels. Keep them coming Dean! ... Read more

80. Literature : An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, Compact Edition, Interactive Edition (4th Edition)
by X. J. Kennedy, Dana M. Gioia
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Literature, Compact 4/e, the concise edition of the most popular introduction of its kind, is organized into three genres¤Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. As in past editions, the authors' collective poetic voice brings personal warmth and a human perspective to the discussion of literature, adding to students' interest in the readings.An introduction to a balance of contemporary and classic stories, poems, and plays. Casebooks offer in-depth look at an author or clusters of works, for example “Latin American Poetry.” Authors Joe Kennedy and Dana Gioia provide inviting and illuminating introductions to the authors included and to the elements of literature. Coverage of writing about literature is also included.For those interested in literature. ... Read more

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