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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 is a book to lead readers beyond the boundaries of self and see the world through the eyes of others. Built on the assumption that great literature can enrich and enlarge the lives it touches, this text was developed with two primary goals: to introduce college students to the appreciation and experience of literature in its major forms and to develop students abilities to think critically and communicate effectively about and through writing.