Backpack Literature An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/15/2015
  • Publisher: Pearson
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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.


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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.

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