A refreshing alternative to voluminous literature anthologies, this compact, inexpensive, and diverse collection of fiction, poetry, and drama provides a concise yet complete introduction to the study of literature. Organized chronologically within each genre, the wide range of selections features both classic and contemporary authors, presenting a diversity of forms and voices. Individual Fiction, Poetry, and Drama introductions provide an overview for reading and analyzing each genre, defining key terms in context. Biographical headnotes highlight common themes and ideas in the author's body of work. Individuals who want a brief overview of the 3 literary genres.Gwynn, R. S. is the author of 'Literature A Pocket Anthology', published 2006 under ISBN 9780321366290 and ISBN 0321366298.