As a part of the Penguin Academics series,Inside Literatureoffers students a compact and portable volume with state-of-the-art scholarship, streamlined editorial apparatus, and an affordable price. Unlike bulky, expensive alternatives that indulge in process-oriented overkill,Inside Literatureis designed for instructors who prefer to offer their students general strategies for approaching texts and generating things to say about them. Inside Literaturetakes a pragmatic approach. In the introductory chapters, students learn how to apply strategies for reading and responding thoughtfully to the literature -- short stories, poetry, drama, and essays -- that follows, grouped around six engaging themes.R. S. Gwynn is the author of 'Inside Literature: Reading, Responding, Arguing (Penguin Academics Series)', published 2006 under ISBN 9780321438744 and ISBN 0321438744.