THE McGRAW-HILL INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE, now in its second edition, presents a dynamic and diverse anthology for literature and composition courses. Designed with an eye for both the uniqueness and the universality of outstanding literature, this text offers a unified, multicultural approach to the meaning, form, technique, and values in fiction, poetry, and drama. Organized by genre, the anthology contains three sections - fiction, poetry, and drama - each with a prefatory essay. Within each section are self-contained chapters arranged around literary selections that reveal the application of specific techniques. The extensive anthologies that follow are arranged alphabetically and provide a rich selection of both classic and contemporary authors as well as a broad range of women, ethnic, and international authors to advocate both a truly American and a pluralistic collection of literature.