An introduction to literature : fiction, poetry, and drama by Sylvan Barnet; William Burto; William E Cain

By Sylvan Barnet; William Burto; William E Cain

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The friends that have it I do wrong Whenever I remake a song, Should know what issue is at stake: It is myself that I remake. qxd 5/21/08 6:41 PM Page xxxix Letter to Students xxxix in the humanities in general that you may take. We go further. We think that these skills in reading and writing are important for your development as an educated adult. Becoming an alert reader and an effective writer should be among the central goals of your education, and they are goals that An Introduction to Literature is designed to help you reach.

And bring hither the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat, and be merry. ’ And they began to be merry. “Now his elder son was in the field, and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. ’ And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him. qxd 5/16/08 11:58 AM Page 12 12 Chapter 1 / Reading and Responding to Literature unto him,‘Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.

Finally, we are also grateful for valuable suggestions made by Barbara Harman, X. J. Kennedy, Carolyn Potts, Marcia Stubbs, Helen Vendler, and Ann Chalmers Watts. SYLVAN BARNET WILLIAM BURTO WILLIAM E. qxd 5/21/08 6:41 PM Page xxxviii LETTER TO STUDENTS We hope that you already enjoy reading literature and that An Introduction to Literature will help you enjoy it even more. But as you begin your course this semester with our book, we want to say a little more about why we wrote it, how we believe it can help you, and in what ways we think it can deepen and enrich your pleasure in studying literature.

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