Literature

Literature
Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia
Publsiher: Longman Publishing Group
Total Pages: 2324
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780321183309
ISBN 13: 0321183304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature Book Review:

Literature, 9/e, the most popular introduction of its kind, is organized into three genresFiction, 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.

Backpack Literature

Backpack Literature
Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia
Publsiher: Longman Publishing Group
Total Pages: 1232
Release: 2015-01-15
ISBN 10: 9780321968128
ISBN 13: 0321968123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Backpack Literature Book Review:

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLiteratureLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLiteratureLab, search for: 013404763X / 9780134047638 Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing Plus MyLiteratureLab - access card package Package consists of: 0133931269 / 9780133931266 - Glue-in Access Card 0133931277 / 9780133931273 - Inside Star Sticker 0321968123 / 9780321968128 - Kennedy/Gioia, Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing MyLiteratureLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For introductory courses in Literature. Cultivate a Love of Literature... The smallest and most economical member of the Kennedy/Gioia family, Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, 5/e is a brief paperback version of the discipline's most popular Literature anthology. Backpack Literature introduces college students to the appreciation and experience of literature in its major forms and develops the student's ability to think critically and communicate effectively through writing. The book is built on the assumption that great literature can enrich and enlarge the lives it touches. Both editors, literary writers themselves, believe that textbooks should be not only informative and accurate but also lively, accessible, and engaging. Also Available with MyLiteratureLab ® This title is also available with MyLiteratureLab - an online resource that works with our literature anthologies to provide engaging experiences to instructors and students. Students can access new content that fosters an understanding of literary elements, which provides a foundation for stimulating class discussions. This simple and powerful tool offers state-of-the-art audio and video resources along with practical tools and flexible assessment. The Literature Collection eText within MyLiteratureLab includes more than 700 selections and valuable multimedia resources--including professional performances, biographies of key authors, contextual videos, interactive student papers--that bring literature to life.

Ezra s Invisible Backpack

Ezra s Invisible Backpack
Author: Hannah Cohen,Dina Rock
Publsiher: BiblioKid Publishing
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN 10: 1736325841
ISBN 13: 9781736325841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ezra s Invisible Backpack Book Review:

"In a world where mental health remains stigmatized and language around emotions is yet to be taught, people of all ages move through life with a heaviness they're unable to describe. Ezra's Imaginary Backpack creates language around struggles all of us have but aren't able to communicate. Ezra's Imaginary Backpack fills a gaping hole left by the lack of education around emotion identification, mental health and the power of empathy. This book should on the shelf of every home, classroom, and therapist's office as a necessary resource for people of all ages. " —Endorsement by Sydney Gideon, LSW at Symmetry CounselingTo the world, Ezra seems like a typical, happy fourth grader, yet making friends and joining groups can be overwhelming for him. His teacher introduces the idea that everyone has an "invisible" backpack with bricks that others cannot see. These bricks represent obstacles, emotions, and worries that people carry with them each day. From this, Ezra begins to realize that a smile on the outside doesn't always reflect what's happening on the inside.EZRA'S INVISIBLE BACKPACK is a picture book that shows us how kindness and communication with those around us can go a long way in making our classmates feel understood. The invisible backpack is a concrete tool for children to utilize in their daily lives to better express their emotions. It's the perfect book to inspire empathy and empower children to identify and understand their emotions. Plus, go further with discussion questions and tools at the back of the book that encourage positive mental health. A fantastic book for parents, teachers, and counselors alike!

Into the Wild

Into the Wild
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-09-22
ISBN 10: 0307476863
ISBN 13: 9780307476869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into the Wild Book Review:

Krakauer’s page-turning bestseller explores a famed missing person mystery while unraveling the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. "Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." —New York Times In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled McCandless. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

Literature and the Writing Process

Literature and the Writing Process
Author: Elizabeth McMahan,Susan Day,Robert Funk
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1179
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780130327413
ISBN 13: 0130327417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature and the Writing Process Book Review:

Offers a wealth of literary selections as material for students to read and write about. The authors furnish both responsive and critical writing topics in each chapter.

What s Inside Your Backpack

What s Inside Your Backpack
Author: Jessica Sinarski
Publsiher: National Center for Youth Issues
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN 10: 1953945244
ISBN 13: 9781953945242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What s Inside Your Backpack Book Review:

All around us, children are carrying backpacks that are heavy with more than just textbooks. Each day, they also bear the weight of difficult life experiences and intense feelings. Zoey Harmon just wants to feel light-hearted and carefree. Unfortunately, she keeps getting weighed down by pesky "books" in her backpack, like Worry and Shame. Much to her surprise, she's not the only one! Zoey learns that the adults in her life deal with difficult feelings too! Luckily, they have some ideas that can help her set aside the books she's not meant to carry. Will it be enough to help her unload the heaviest book of all? "You look a little worried, kiddo," Zoey's mom said, giving her a squeeze. "Sometimes I need a bright thought to help me when I'm feeling upset. Here, try this." She slid a bookmark into Zoey's hand. Zoey looked down and read: Imagine with Hope. "What's this?" asked Zoey. "When we don't know what to expect, worry wants us to imagine with fear, to think about all the worst possibilities. This is a little reminder I use to think of the good things that might happen when I imagine with hope instead." While there are no quick fixes for all of life's complex problems, What's Inside Your Backpack? highlights some of the ways we can nurture resilience in body and mind. Using the metaphor of books and bookmarks, author Jessica Sinarski offers gentle, effective strategies to help children impacted by trauma. By sharing their burdens with people they trust, kids can lighten their load and realize just how strong and courageous they really are!

Gothic and Racism

Gothic and Racism
Author: Cristina Artenie
Publsiher: Universitas Press
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN 10: 1988963141
ISBN 13: 9781988963143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gothic and Racism Book Review:

The perception of the Other has changed while a predilection for othering has endured. Our primary goal with this collection of essays is to contribute to the nascent field of Postcolonial Gothic Studies, understood binomially as a postcolonial version of “Gothic studies” and as the study of “postcolonial Gothic.”

An Introduction to Fiction

An Introduction to Fiction
Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia
Publsiher: Longman Publishing Group
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2004-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780321322838
ISBN 13: 0321322835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Fiction Book Review:

"Fiction 9/e," is a collection of short stories65 in allwhich offers a wide ranging view of classic and contemporary writers. An introduction to a balance of contemporary and classic stories. Casebooks offer in-depth look at an author or clusters of works, for example "Edgar Allen Poe." Authors Joe Kennedy and Dana Gioia provide inviting and illuminating introductions to the authors included and to the elements of fiction. Coverage of writing about literature is also included. For interested in learning more about fiction.

Conversations with Dana Gioia

Conversations with Dana Gioia
Author: John Zheng
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2021-01-15
ISBN 10: 1496832051
ISBN 13: 9781496832054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Dana Gioia Book Review:

Conversations with Dana Gioia is the first collection of interviews with the internationally known poet and public intellectual, covering every stage of his busy, polymathic career. Dana Gioia (b. 1950) has made many contributions to contemporary American literature and culture, including but not limited to crafting a personal poetic style suited to the age; leading the revival of rhyme, meter, and narrative through New Formalism; walloping the “intellectual ghetto” of American poetry through his epochal article “Can Poetry Matter?”; helping American poetry move forward by organizing influential conferences; providing public service and initiating nationwide arts projects such as Poetry Out Loud through his leadership of the National Endowment for the Arts; and editing twenty best-selling literary anthologies widely used in American classrooms. Taken together, the twenty-two collected interviews increase our understanding of Gioia’s poetry and poetics, offer aesthetic pleasure in themselves, and provide a personal encounter with a writer who has made poetry matter. The book presents the actual voice of Dana Gioia, who speaks of his personal and creative life and articulates his unique vision of American culture and poetry.

Nomenclatural Poetization and Globalization

Nomenclatural Poetization and Globalization
Author: T. Ankumah
Publsiher: African Books Collective
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2014-10-20
ISBN 10: 9956792527
ISBN 13: 9789956792528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nomenclatural Poetization and Globalization Book Review:

This prolific collection of essays, with contributions from scholars from across several disciplines, on the practice and implications of namingNomenclatural Poetization and Globalizationexplores diverse concerns in onomastics, such as cultural and ethnic implications as well as individual identity formation processes in the age of Globalization and extends these to a variety of contemporary theories of appreciation and internationalization.

Backpack Literature

Backpack Literature
Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dana Gioia
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1296
Release: 2019-01-11
ISBN 10: 9780134756790
ISBN 13: 0134756797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Backpack Literature Book Review:

"An anthology of readings in fiction, poetry, and drama genres. Includes questions and exercises. Includes end of chapter terms to review. Writing coverage includes how to write research papers and MLA style"--

A Backpack a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka

A Backpack  a Bear  and Eight Crates of Vodka
Author: Lev Golinkin
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 0385537786
ISBN 13: 9780385537780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Backpack a Bear and Eight Crates of Vodka Book Review:

"[A] hilarious and heartbreaking story of a Jewish family’s escape from oppression."--The New York Times A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help awaiting in Vienna. Years later, Lev, now an American adult, sets out to retrace his family's long trek, locate the strangers who fought for his freedom, and in the process, gain a future by understanding his past. Lev Golinkin's memoir is the vivid, darkly comic, and poignant story of a young boy in the confusing and often chilling final decade of the Soviet Union. It's also the story of Lev Golinkin, the American man who finally confronts his buried past by returning to Austria and Eastern Europe to track down the strangers who made his escape possible . . . and say thank you. Written with biting, acerbic wit and emotional honesty in the vein of Gary Shteyngart, Jonathan Safran Foer, and David Bezmozgis, Golinkin's search for personal identity set against the relentless currents of history is more than a memoir—it's a portrait of a lost era. This is a thrilling tale of escape and survival, a deeply personal look at the life of a Jewish child caught in the last gasp of the Soviet Union, and a provocative investigation into the power of hatred and the search for belonging. Lev Golinkin achieves an amazing feat—and it marks the debut of a fiercely intelligent, defiant, and unforgettable new voice.

Literacy Bags 2264

Literacy Bags  2264
Author: Kathy Howell,Alisa Webb
Publsiher: Creative Teaching Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2002-10-01
ISBN 10: 1574719351
ISBN 13: 9781574719352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literacy Bags 2264 Book Review:

"This resource presents each letter of the alphabet as a mini-unit designed to give children practice with fundamental language, math, science, social studies, writing, and thinking skills"--Page 3.

The Repressed Expressed

The Repressed Expressed
Author: Ndi, Bill F.,Ankuma, Adaku T.
Publsiher: Langaa RPCIG
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-01-17
ISBN 10: 9956764620
ISBN 13: 9789956764624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Repressed Expressed Book Review:

Through multiple points of resistance, The Repressed Expressed underscores how hard it is to build a community in any nation with no beneficial qualities of hope and transparency. This informative collection of essays highlights that wherever stability and order are lacking, the universal appeal is to express that which is suppressed. Also, like a map or guidebook, The Repressed Expressed indicates how people in such geographical prisons strive to transform their agitation into spiritual and political pathways, free of pain and hurt from, and anger towards a dirty and corrupted world. It thus, underpins discord and brings to the fore the authority’s penchant for heaping abuse upon those caused to live in fear. In short, The Repressed Expressedis an impressive compilation of literary evidence informing scholarship on opinions and beliefs relating to repression, its expression, and the immeasurable associated cost.

Backpack

Backpack
Author: Emily Barr
Publsiher: Headline
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2010-11-11
ISBN 10: 0755381599
ISBN 13: 9780755381593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Backpack Book Review:

Tansy has to escape from her London life. She's desperate to get away from her media job, her coke habit, her dead mother and her selfish boyfriend. But she finds travelling through Asia more smelly than romantic and, besides, she's missing her boyfriend. However, she is determined not to give in, give up or go home. As she travels further east she begins to enjoy her journey - until murder starts to follow her and the trip becomes much more adventurous than she had anticipated.

The Lightning Thief

The Lightning Thief
Author: Rick Riordan
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-02-02
ISBN 10: 1423140346
ISBN 13: 9781423140344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lightning Thief Book Review:

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Book #1 in the NYT best-selling series, with cover art from the feature film, The Lightning Thief.

Two Roads Diverged and I Took Both

Two Roads Diverged and I Took Both
Author: Melanie Mayer
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010-06
ISBN 10: 1452028656
ISBN 13: 9781452028651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Roads Diverged and I Took Both Book Review:

Two Roads Diverged and I Took Both: Meaningful Writing Instruction in an Age of Testing presents theories, research, and practical ideas for classroom writing instruction, specifically in the areas of: the reading-writing connection, the social aspect of writing, grammar instruction, teaching mainstreamed special education or English Language Learners, and assessment. The book's premise is that when research-based best practices are applied, student writing quality is improved and authentic learning takes place, which will also promote success on state-mandated writing assessments; but preparing students to write primarily for assessments does not promote excellent writing for life.

Materials Practices and Politics of Shine in Modern Art and Popular Culture

Materials  Practices  and Politics of Shine in Modern Art and Popular Culture
Author: Antje Krause-Wahl,Petra Löffler,Änne Söll
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-06-03
ISBN 10: 1350192902
ISBN 13: 9781350192904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials Practices and Politics of Shine in Modern Art and Popular Culture Book Review:

Shine allures and awakens desire. As a phenomenon of perception shiny things and materials fascinate and tantalize. They are a formative element of material culture, promising luxury, social distinction and the hope of limitless experience and excess. Since the early twentieth century the mass production, dissemination and popularization of synthetic materials that produce heretofore-unknown effects of shine have increased. At the same time, shine is subjectified as “glamor” and made into a token of performative self-empowerment. The volume illuminates genealogical as well as systematic relationships between material phenomena of shine and cultural-philosophical concepts of appearance, illusion, distraction and glare in bringing together renowned scholars from various disciplines.

Windfalls

Windfalls
Author: Jean Hegland
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN 10: 1416584897
ISBN 13: 9781416584896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Windfalls Book Review:

The acclaimed author of Into the Forest mines our fears and explores our capacity to love in this epic tale of modern motherhood. Young and pregnant, Cerise and Anna make very different decisions about how to direct their lives. While teenaged Cerise struggles to support herself and her young daughter, Anna finishes college, marries, and later gives birth to two daughters of her own. After the birth of her second child, a tragic accident tears Cerise's life apart, and she loses her already tenuous position in society. As the story progresses--and Cerise's and Anna's lives interweave and inexorably approach each other--both women are dramatically, forever changed. Unforgettable, awe-inspiring, and grippingly honest, Windfalls is a daring and mesmerizing tale.

Housing the Environmental Imagination

Housing the Environmental Imagination
Author: Peter Quigley
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2011-10-18
ISBN 10: 1443834750
ISBN 13: 9781443834759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Housing the Environmental Imagination Book Review:

The last few decades have seen an explosion of interest in literature and the sense of place. Many essays, books and presentations have explored the aesthetics, politics, and urgency of understanding and appreciating the unique qualities of coasts, mountains, deserts, bioregions, and more. Little attention, however, has been given to the process of establishing residence in these special places and what it means to make a life there. Housing the Environmental Imagination focuses directly on this omission by examining the writing, houses, and lives of Thoreau, Robinson Jeffers, Gary Snyder, Wendell Berry, Scott Russell Sanders, Arne Naess, Mary Austin, Jack London, and many others. In addition to addressing the lack of study on this theme of living in place, Quigley adds a crucial additional element: living and writing in place. The unique aspect of this study is the selection of those writers whose writing project is inseparable from the living project. In other words, without the cabin at the pond, there would be no Walden. The same can be said of Snyder’s Kitkitdizze and Jeffers’ Tor House and Hawk Tower. Therefore, it’s Quigley’s intention to throw open the issue of the meaning of houses and to explore the role houses play in the lives of some of the more well-known nature writers. Thoreau is cited by Quigley as a good point of departure for examining the meaning and role of houses: “Most men appear never to have considered what a house is.” In this way, Quigley claims to have identified a new genre of writing and in the process pushes back against postmodern approaches. This writing, connected inseparably to house and region, depends on and is anchored in experience and to a world of natural processes and values. An interesting aspect of the book is the way Quigley takes this basic formula (place, house, writing) and examines how lifestyle and ritual are associated with place, house and writing. In addition, this triad also is seen to work its way forward in different historical times and pressures. Quigley examines the different political, social and architectural pressures felt by these writers in the 19th, and early and late 20th centuries. The conclusion of this study points forward, however, as the title of the last chapter suggests: “Alternative Futures.” Quigley takes as his guiding theme throughout, two polar thoughts from Thoreau that govern the writers under examination as well as Quigley’s approach. Thoreau championed the heroic virtue of the imagination in practical terms by urging folks to move “confidently in the direction of [one’s] dreams.” By doing so, if one “endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Again the practical and the imaginative are brought together with Thoreau’s other claim that it is “vain to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.” Nature, war, individualism, love, family, stone, wood, glass, ocean, mountains, farming, community and more come together in this broad ranging discussion. This is a book about writers in place, but it also is about rethinking how we might live the best lives we can, every day. Essentially this book addresses the long standing question “And how shall we live?” http://housesinthepoeticwild.org/