Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell
- PORTABLE LITERATURE: READING, REACTING, WRITING, Ninth Edition, includes all of the essential classic and contemporary readings along with brief introductions to the literary genres and useful study questions and prompts, providing everything students need in a convenient and affordable format.
- The text opens with a down-to-earth, accessible guide to writing about literature, providing students with a solid foundation from which to approach readings, assignments, and discussions throughout the course.
- Over eight editions, this brief but thorough Introduction to Literature text has been consistently praised for its clarity and student friendliness. In the ninth edition, Kirszner and Mandell continue to bring their student-centered approach to discussions of literary elements, including stories, poems, and plays that students are sure to find relevant and interesting.
- The text includes five sample student papers, carefully selected to provide students with examples of effective responses to assignments frequently used in Introduction to Literature, Composition, and Argument courses.