Donelson literature for todays young adults
Literature for Today's Young Adults, 9th Edition
Literature for Today's Young Adults by Kenneth L. Donelson
The recapturings of Eden surface haphazardly in De Quincey's early writings, chiefly in the "Pleasures of Opium" segment of the original Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, where "De Quincey's imagination can freely integrate the world around him into a harmonious vision, drawing the heterogeneous into an encompassing pattern of the mind's acts and its possessions" p. The pleasures of opium invitably give way to the pains, and there is an equal sense of "personal incapacity to regain the lost community" p. De Luca's is a comprehensive study in that it follows this imaginative struggle to its fullest consummation and then chronicles its inevitable demise. The high point of imaginative victory comes quite late in De Quincey's career, in the "dream-fugues" of The English Mail-Coach and Suspiria de Profundis. For the last time in these works, De Quincey was able to bring order from chaos, concord from discord in a "visionary autobiography. From this point on, De Luca posits, imagination faded, leaving De Quincey to makepeace with the external world, to come to terms with the loss of his vision: "Thus in triumphing, as he says he does, over opium addiction De Quincey triumphs over imagination itself and reenters the world of ordinary experience" p.
Literature for Today's Young Adults, 7th Edition
With new features and thoroughly updated, the number one text in Young Adult Literature continues to help teachers learn how to motivate teenagers to become life-long readers. Read more Read less. No customer reviews. Share your thoughts with other customers.
Thoroughly updated and with new features, Literature for Today's Young Adults, Eighth Edition , the number one book in Young Adult Literature, continues to help teachers learn how to motivate teenagers to become life-long readers. Writing with the belief that students will have a better chance of becoming life-long readers if they have choices and enjoy what they read, renowned authors Alleen Nilsen and Ken Donelson offer a comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to young adult literature framed within a literary, historical, and social context. The authors provide teachers with criteria for evaluating books of all genres, from poetry and nonfiction to mysteries, science fiction, and graphic novels. Coverage of timely issues such as pop culture and mass media have been added to help teachers connect with students' lives outside the classroom.