Janet E. Gardner


"I love I, and assign it in all my literature courses. It’s concise, thorough, and economical, with well-chosen examples and smart advice."
- Bonni Miller, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

"An economic, uncluttered guide with excellent model essays at a great price."
- Stephen Adams, Westfield State University

"I love the chapters on reading, the statement that literature does not have ‘hidden’ meanings, and its length [portable size]."
-Marisa Sikes, Austin Peay State University

"I love how simply the information is presented. It is not at too low a level, yet it is readable."
-Dr. Kristin Redfield, Forsyth Technical Community College


"Literature: A Portable Anthology provides engaging and diverse literature. The chapters on reading and writing about literature are clear, thorough, and very helpful. The tips and checklists address many of the issues that students struggle with when writing literary analysis. The sample assignments and essays provide excellent models."
-Lori J. Franklin, Northern New Mexico College

"A marvelous compendium of old and new pieces that is affordable and portable. It also has the advantage of excellent sections on writing about literature and useful features such as a glossary of literary terms."
-Sherry E. Moore, Eastern Oklahoma State College

"I think Literature: A Portable Anthology combines a successful range of texts with a reasonable price. The anthology is extensive enough to work well in a literature survey course without feeling excessive."
-Nikola Champlin, University of Iowa