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Literature: A World of Writing Stories, Poems, Plays, and Essays 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0321364890
ISBN-10: 0321364899
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What Students Are Saying

 

“This is awesome. I love it.”
Sherri Hash, Student at Somerset Community College

 

 

“The illustrations and colors are extremely rich! It's also very convenient that information about the region is offered because not everyone is aware of global cultures, themes, and issues.”
Tania Kelley, Student at University of the Incarnate Word

 

“Color coordination is very important and a smart idea to help the student find certain selections in the book. Very well thought of!  This is excellent.”
David Fortin, Student at Lehigh Carbon Community College

 

 

What Professors Are Saying

 

“I especially liked the way the text starts off by making it clear that critical analysis is argument. The breadth and depth of the topics covered and the emphasis on the higher cognitive nature of engaged reading and writing make this text very appealing to me.”
Dr. J. Lynn Barrett - Florida State College at Jacksonville

 

“I especially like the focus on world literature and universal themes. The introduction to the “Literature of Asia” provides important context and a provocative spring-board for exploring the literature.  The visual embellishment is this chapter is wonderful.”   
Jeniffer Strong – Central New Mexico Community College

 

“Kudos to Pike and Acosta for creating such an interesting, illuminating, and user-friendly text.”
Rebecca M. Whitten – Mississippi State University

From the Back Cover

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 HERE, AT LAST, IS AN ANTHOLOGY

YOUR STUDENTS WILL WANT TO READ.

 

Y ears in the making, Literature begins with an extensive, richly illustrated

writing section that shows students how to read critically and write effectively.

A unique blend of classic and contemporary selections allows you to introduce your

students to a dynamic, ever-evolving world of stories, poems, plays, and essays.

Four unique casebooks focus on world literature and include a brief, colorful tour

of the culture and history of four regions. Casebooks discuss the Literature of Europe,

Literature of Africa, Literature of Asia, and Literature of the Americas.

 

All this for less than the cost of a sweatshirt in the campus bookstore.

 

How can you go wrong?

 

Adopt Pike and Acosta’s Literature: A World of Writing today.

Your students will thank you for it.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 1 edition (January 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321364899
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321364890
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1 x 10.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #549,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

David Pike grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and attended Swarthmore College. After working for a year in Philadelphia, he moved to New York to study at Columbia University, where he received an M.A. in French and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. After two years at the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia, he began teaching in the Department of Literature at American University in 1995. His courses include introductions to literature and to film as well as urban culture, cinema studies, modernism, and Dante. His books include Canadian Cinema since the 1980s: at the Heart of the World (2012), Metropolis on the Styx: The Underworlds of Modern Urban Culture, 1800-2001 (2007), Subterranean Cities: The World Beneath Paris and London, 1800-1945 (2005, shortlisted for the Modernist Studies Association book prize), and Passage Through Hell: Modernist Descents, Medieval Underworlds (1997, awarded the Gustave O. Arlt Award from the Council of Graduate Schools). He is co-author with his wife Ana M. Acosta of Literature: A World of Writing (2nd ed., 2012) and co-general-editor with David Damrosch of the Longman Anthology of World Literature (2nd edition, 2008), and has published widely on 19th- and 20th-century urban literature, culture, and film. He is currently at work on studies of subterranean settings on film, of the nineteenth-century underground after the nineteenth century, and of Cold War bunkers since the end of the Cold War.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By IVYSTARR on September 21, 2011
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I was very glad to buy this literature book. I like the global and diverse content, the exercises in critical thinking and the stories are awesome. For the price, it is a precious gem!!!
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By Karen on November 26, 2012
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I have been using this book for my English class at school and it has been one of the best purchases I have made. At my school's book store it costs approximately $80. I only paid (rounded off) $14 for it through this seller. It was a great investment, because I have used it all semester and it is just a good book to have. Thank you.
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By Kunal Lalwani on September 29, 2012
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By ANNIE HERNANDEZ on February 22, 2014
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I received it before I expected and the condition was impeccable! 5 stars to the Planet Books. I wish they had newer versions and more selections! But its understandable they cannot have every book. Still that is not enough to lose a single star!
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I used this for a class. thanks its was helpful. will most likely resell to another student who needs this book as well.
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