Approaching Literature: Reading + Thinking + Writing
"Approaching Literature has been designed to give even reluctant students a comfortable way in to literature. The authors Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl set out to use contemporary literary works as entry points to canonical literature and to make the instruction in reading and writing welcoming and accessible to all students, not just potentialEnglish majors. With its affordable price, its streamlined and student-friendly text and its commitment to showcasing the most engaging and diverse literary works publishing right now, all students will find something in Approaching Literature that allows them to experience meaningful immersion into the world of literature." -- Summary from publisher's website.
Schakel, Peter J. and Jack R. Ridl. Approaching Literature: Reading + Thinking + Writing Faculty Publications, 2012.