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Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound,…

Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense (original 1970; edition 2014)

by Greg Johnson (Author)

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Title:Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense
Authors:Greg Johnson (Author)
Info:Cengage Learning (2014), Edition: 12, 1632 pages
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Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense by Laurence Perrine (Editor) (1970)



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I originally snagged this from my father who was ready to cart it off to the used bookstore - he'd used it when teaching high school decades ago. I had this idea that I'd make some book art out of it, because I was certain there'd be nothing in it that would appeal to me. But of course I decided to read it before getting out the scissors, and that's when I discovered the short story Two Bottles of Relish by Lord Dunsany. I'm not a huge fan of Dunsany, but nothing else I've read of his reads quite like this one. And it's apparently a bit hard to track down (not the play, that seems to be all over the place). So now I must hang on to the book.

Somehow I'm not terribly upset.
  bookishbat | Sep 25, 2013 |
  pastorroy | Aug 20, 2013 |
The best introductory literature anthology in existence. ( )
  jensenmk82 | Sep 22, 2009 |
Very enjoyable and stimulating collection of short stories, poetry, and plays. ( )
  wktarin | Jul 4, 2008 |
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This anthology is intended for the student who is beginning a serious study of imaginative literature. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the principal forms of fiction, poetry, and drama. Each section begins with a simple discussion of the elements of the form and is illustrated by carefully selected stories, poems, and plays. Each section also includes an anthology of additional selections for further reading. In this book we seek to give the student a sufficient grasp of the nature and variety of literary works, some reasonable means for reading them with appreciative understanding, and some basic principles for making literary judgments. Our objective is to help the student to understand, enjoy, and prefer good works of literature.

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