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Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell join forces to bring college and university students an affordable resource in their textbook Portable Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing, 2009 MLA Update Edition, ISBN 9780495904564. This book serves as a condensed version to the full-length editions of this popular introductory literature text. The inclusion...
Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell join forces to bring college and university students an affordable resource in their textbook Portable Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing, 2009 MLA Update Edition, ISBN 9780495904564. This book serves as a condensed version to the full-length editions of this popular introductory literature text. The inclusion of both classical and modern readings offers students wide-ranging coverage of literature coupled with concise introductions to the various literary genres as well as helpful study questions and prompts for application of content. This latest edition has also been revised to include the guidelines presented in the 2009 MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell are both nationally recognized, best-selling authors and practicing instructors. They have together written several market-leading books for a wide range of English markets. Kirszner and Mandell strategically organize the concepts and reading selections in Portable Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing, 2009 MLA Update Edition across four sections and 30 chapters. Part I serves as 'A Guide to Writing About Literature' with chapters presenting strategies for reading and writing about literature, writing literary arguments, as well as documenting sources and avoiding plagiarism. Part II delves into works of 'Fiction' with reading selections from such authors as Ernest Hemingway, Kate Chopin, William Faulkner, Shaun Tan, and Edgar Allan Poe. Part III presents facets and selections of 'Poetry.' Poets featured include William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Robert Browning, and William Wordsworth. The final section of this book is that of part IV devoted to 'Drama.' Authors included in these final pages are that of Anton Chekhov, Jose Rivera, William Shakespeare, David Ives, and Sophocles.
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