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Like its larger counterpart, the compact "Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama" by Robert DiYanni features student-centered approaches to literature--from experience to interpretation to evaluation--and an emphasis on making connections between texts and thinking critically about literature. Known for its clear presentation of the formal elements of literat ...more
Paperback, 1680 pages
Published October 9th 2006 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published 2003)
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Used this to teach a dual enrollment English 112 class and found it to be a great collection. Has some great in-depth poetry sections. And the selection of short stories was wonderful. The drama section includes some nice, succinct plays. My students were pleasantly surprised by how much they enjoyed readings from this text.
Monique
I read this book for school.
B.R. Depue
We are still reading this book in class lol. But, so far, I've really liked it. It has some good stories; it has some bad. It all just depends on the reader. I do hope that there will be several more good stories in this that I'll have to read as I finish my semester in AP Literature and Composition.
Mel
My husband got this as part of an AP training class for preview. I read it for the short stories, which I loved, especially since there were several stories from some of my favorite authors which I hadn't yet read. I skipped the plays section, as I really dislike plays.
Laura
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This book was bought for my literature class. I have read some of the readings, poetry and drama and plan to continue reading this book.
Mary Gabel
AP English Lit has read the following plays from DiYanni:
Hamlet
King Lear
Othello
Thales
the source of poetry and Essay
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