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by Edgar V. Roberts,Henry E. Jacobs

eBook Literature: An Introduction to Reading And Writing download ISBN: 0131838199
Author: Edgar V. Roberts,Henry E. Jacobs
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall; 7 edition (July 18, 2003)
Language: English
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Dedicated to the interlocking processes of reading and writing, this book contains carefully chosen literary . Edgar V. Roberts (b. 1928) Edgar V. Roberts is a native of Minneapolis, and he attended the Minneapolis public schools.

Dedicated to the interlocking processes of reading and writing, this book contains carefully chosen literary selections, and each chapter contains detailed information on and sample essays for writing about literature.

by Edgar V. Roberts (Author), Henry E. Jacobs (Author).

When Edgar Roberts taught literature and composition, a large part of his courses involved essay-writing assignments. He dedicated a substantial amount of his class time to explaining how students should prepare their writing assignments.

Introduction to Literature; Freshman Composition, second semester, where the focus is on writing about literature. This best-selling anthology of fiction. WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE: Integrated coverage of writing about each of the elements in EVERY chapter.

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When Edgar Roberts taught literature and composition many years ago, a large part of his course work involved essay writing assignments.

1 - Introduction: Reading, Responding To, And Writing About Literature, 00. What Is Literature, and Why Do We Study It? . What Is Literature, and Why Do We Study It? 0 (r) Types of Literature: The Genres, 0 (r) Reading Literature and Responding to It Actively, 0. GUY DE MAUPASSANT The Necklace, 0. Reading and Responding in a Computer File or Notebook, 00 (r) Writing Essays on Literary Topics, 00 (r) Major Stages in Thinking and Writing (Discovering Ideas, Preparing to Write, Making Initial Drafts, and Completing the Essay), 00 (r) Discovering Ideas ("Brainstorming") (r) The Need to Present an Argument when Writing Essays about Literature, 00 (r) Preparing to.

Home . Details for: Literature :an introduction to reading and writing . By: Roberts, Edgar V. Contributor(s): Jacobs, Henry E. Material type: BookPublisher: Upper Saddle River, . Pearson Prentice Hall,2007. Subject(s): Literature Exposition (Rhetoric) Literature - Collections College readers Report writingDDC classification: 80. 668 Online resources: Table of contents only. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title.

Edgar V. Roberts, Henry E. Jacobs. Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing (Hardcover). ISBN: 0135356830 (ISBN13: 9780135356838). Published March 11th 2006 by Pearson Prentice Hall. Author(s): Edgar V. ISBN: 0131732781 (ISBN13: 9780131732780).

Comments: (7)
Wow what a deal. Better than expected. The book only has one corner dent otherwise perfect.
I bought this as a college textbook and decided to keep it on my bookshelf.
The paperback is both a collection of short stories and a very informative guide to college level English 1A and 1B or 101 and 102 critical thinking and writing of papers.
This book is roughly 2,000 pages long, the font size too small to be easily readable, and the paper wafer-thin. There is a huge amount of stories, poems and drama - but once again difficult to read due to the small print and thin paper.

The authors' commentaries and insights are not easily comprehensible. There are long, flowery descriptions lauding the virtues of fine literature and poetry - but when it comes down to actually analyzing and dissecting a text, they have not imparted to the reader the skills to do so. At the end of each story / poem there are several cryptic questions that leave me floundering to answer. When I look up literary terms, the examples they give are trite and do not clearly convey the meaning of the term. For example, when discussing how to write down the "idea" a story expresses, the best part of a paragraph is spent explaining why the statement "It's a nice day" is not a mind-provoking observation of the weather. Rather, if one wants to express an idea about the weather, you should be more assertive - "A nice day has a light breeze." This example is so simplistic, it is almost condescending to read. However, I am still at a loss as to forming an analytical assertion about a piece of literature...
Back in the day before I had to "disability retire" from teaching in a then community college, I was enraptured by the choices and breadth of the Roberts and Jacobs selections. I used the book teaching Honors Composition II (reading, in-class discussion, writing about mostly short stories, and using a "literary link" which I'd help students find to the subjects of their required research papers; ex: the "misfortunes" of the death penalty tied to Susan Glaspell's short story "A Jury of her Peers" and her play--same subject--"Trifles" both in the same edition). As years progressed and book prices skyrocketed, I sought the Roberts & Jacobs' Compact edition and found it a good sturdy paperback with most of the best selections still inside: "Story of an Hour,' "The Shawl," "The Cask of Amontillado," "A Worn Path," "Soldier's Home." Perhaps my gushing over the selections (entire class would put together the reading list of short stories and we'd connect them to poetry or plays also in the Compact Edition (ex: Alice Munro's "A Found Boat" and e.e. cummings' "in Just spring"). What pleased me most at semester's end were two things: we had REALLY USED the book; after all it was a comp class and not strictly a lit class, and two, students kept their books instead of selling them back because they'd found other selections they liked or they wanted to have a reasonably inexpensive lit anthology for their families.
Now the community college is a full-fledged College, and the Compact Edition is used in all Comp II classes. I was glad to have left that treasure behind me.
I rented this textbook. My only complaint is that it's a little worn in the edges and kind of flops around because I think the binding may be a little loose.
exactly as described . . . thank you