Bringing writers to readers brings readers to writing.
Today’s students do read―we know that they read a significant amount of email, text messages, web pages, and even
magazines. What many do not do is read in a sustained way. Many do not come to college prepared to read long texts, nor
do they come with the tools necessary to analyze and synthesize what they read. Nick Delbanco and Alan Cheuse have
proven in their own teaching that when you improve students’ ability and interest in reading, you will help them improve
their writing. A new part 1 in this edition frontloads information for students on both the writing process and the
critical use of sources.
Bringing writers to students, brings students to writing.
Literature: Craft and Voice is an innovative Introductory Literature program designed to engage students in the reading
of Literature, all with a view to developing their reading, analytical, and written skills. Accompanied by, and
integrated with, video interviews of dozens of living authors who are featured in the text, conducted by authors Nick
Delbanco and Alan Cheuse specifically for use with their textbook, the book provides a living voice for the literature
on the page and creates a link between the student and the authors of great works of literature. The first text of its
kind, Literature: Craft and Voice offers a more enjoyable and effective reading experience through its fresh, inviting
design and accompanying rich video program.