A Writer's Country: A Collection of Fiction and Poetry


by: Knorr, Jeff
Format: Paperback

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Product Description Compiled by the editors of the award-winning Clackamas Literary Review, this anthology of twenty short stories and fifty poems gives readers the opportunity to read from a broad range of styles, perspectives, and generations spanning the last century. The anthology is not separated by genre, as are most literature anthologies available today (but rather loosely co-mingles poems and stories according to gradually developing themes); and places canonized writing, and some lesser known yet accomplished writing, together under the same cover. Includes Writer biographies. Features works by James Joyce, Alice Munro, Alice Walker, Gracey Paley, Tim O'Brien, Jamaica Kincaid, Bobbie Ann Mason, William Faulkner, Gabriel Garcia Márquez, John Cheever, Raymond Carver, Melissa Pritchard, Jorge Luis Borges, John Wolff, Ernest Hemingway, Anton Chekhov, Carolyn Forche, Flannery O'Connor, Mary Robinson, Gary Soto, Sharon Olds, Joy Hado, Rohert Hayden, Gary Thompson, Wiliam Stafford, Walt McDonald, Alberto Rios, Theodore Roethke, Marilynne Chin, Gary Snyder, Linda Hogan, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Anne Sexton, Daisy Zamora, Lucille Clifton, Emily Dickinson, Stephen Dobyns, Octavio Paz, James Haggard, Lanston Hughes, Rita Dove, Carolyn Kizer, Naomi Shihab Nye, Donald Hall, Jimmy Santiago Boca, Maya Angelou, Claribe Alegria, Elizabeth Bishop, James Dickey, Richard Hugo, Denise Levertov, Mary Oliver, James Wright, Jim Harrison, Robert Frost. For anyone interested in Twentieth-Century short stories or poems or Creative Writing (fiction and poetry). From the Back Cover Designed to be a companion anthology for Creative Writing courses or used in an Introduction to Literature course, A Writer's Country is a textual tool for instructors who want a brief anthology without the apparatus. About the Author JEFF KNORR: A specialist in both technical writing and poetry at Clackamas Community College, Jeff coordinates the department's efforts in computer-assisted instruction. Jeff and his co-author Tim Schell have also launched the Clackamas Literary Review, a prestigious national literary magazine, which offers a contest and poetry, fiction, and essays by leading writers. TIM SCHELL: Committed to promoting writing, Tim also created the Clackamas Literary Review and serves as co-editor with Jeff Knorr. He specializes in the teaching?and writing?of fiction at Clackamas. He has won the prestigious Martindale Prize for Long Fiction in 1993 and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for a story published in 1995. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Preface A Writer's Country was conceived with two purposes in mind: (1) to provide a companion anthology to creative writing courses and (2) to provide an anthology that could be used for an introduction to literature course. For both of these cases, we have tried to provide an anthology wherein students of writing and literature have the opportunity to read from a broad range of styles, perspectives, and generations spanning the last century. These selections, although arranged to be a cohesive collection, provide a glimpse into the varied terrain of the lives and hearts of the writers, the characters represented, and the regions from which they come. It is our hope that A Writer's Country will be an appealing anthology for creative writing instructors to use as a companion reader to their creative writing texts. It could also act as a textual tool for instructors who would like to have readings available to students but who use their own apparatus to teach. A Writer's Country will also be appealing to graduate-level creative writing instructors that it will provide the students a rich assortment of canonized literature as well as contemporary voices that instructors often want their students to find in literary journals. Outside of creative writing, A Writer's Country will be a manageable anthology for an introduction to literature course for both Eng


Product Code: 9780130274410
ISBN: 0130274410
Publisher: Prentice-Hall
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Number of Pages: 336 pages
Languages: english
Edition: No Information
Dimension: 5.91 x 0.91 x 9.02 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds