What do Chaucer, Alice Munro, Langston Hughes, and Naomi Klein have in common? The fifth edition of Introduction to Literature! Examining three genres - essay, poetry, and short fiction - readers will find this diverse collection of Canadian and world writers compelling and engaging. Ranging from the 16th century to contemporary times, the editors of Introduction to Literature organize selections in chronological order. Providing an introduction to each genre and author biographies, this anthology balances historical background with form. Readers not only learn about the context of the selections, but also develop an appreciation of authors as social contributors and commentators.