Featuring culturally rich and diverse literature, this anthology weaves critical thinking into every facet of its writing apparatus and guides students through the process of crafting their personal responses to literature into persuasive arguments. With engaging selections, provocative themes, and comprehensive coverage of writing, Madden's anthology is sure to capture the reader's imagination.Exploring Literatureopens with five chapters dedicated to writing and arguing about literature. An anthology follows, organized around five themes. Each thematic unit includes an ethnically diverse collection of short stories, poems, plays, and essays, as well as a case study that explores literature from various perspectives. For anyone interested in reading and reacting to compelling literature.Madden, Frank is the author of 'Exploring Literature Writing and Arguing About Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Essay', published 2006 under ISBN 9780321366306 and ISBN 0321366301.