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Learn how to write about literature the convenient, affordable way! Combining the broadest selection of literature available and time-proven writing instruction, *2009 MLA Update Edition - COMPACT Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing*,Seventh Edition, provides all the help you need to succeed in class and make literature a part of your life. This useful, reader-friendly text provides step-by-step guidance through the entire research and writing process. You¿ll also learn to craft literary analyses and arguments, and that writing about literature is a process of discovery, examination, and debate. The text includes a comprehensive guide to writing about literature, with full coverage of critical thinking, argument, and the writing process. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the *2009 MLA HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS OF RESEARCH PAPERS*, Seventh Edition.