What's new in December 2021

December 9, 2021

Three new Introductions have been published this month. Find out more:

  • American Poetry: A Very Short Introduction, by David Caplan, proposes a new theory of American poetry. Written in engaging language and enlivened with illuminating examples, it shows that two characteristics mark the vast, contentious literature.  
     
  • Planetary Systems: A Very Short Introduction, by Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, reveals the astonishing variety of planetary systems out there. It explores the insights gained about these other worlds from a new generation of telescopes.  
     
  • The Short Story: A Very Short Introduction, by Andrew Kahn, considers the continuity and variation in key structures and techniques in the short story, such as the beginning, the creation of voice, the ironic turn or plot twist, and how writers manage endings.   

 

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