"We assume that appreciation begins in delighted attention to words on a page." ---------_____ X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia This simple statement is the guiding principle behind the most popular literature text of its kind. The authors, with Mark Bauerlein, have now applied that principle to the seemingly complex world of literary terms. Simple, clear and concise, this little handbook is one of the most practical study tools you can lay your hands on.X. J. Kennedy is the author of 'Handbook of Literary Terms: Literature, Language, Theory (2nd Edition)', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205603565 and ISBN 0205603564.