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A Short Guide To Writing About Literature

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Part of Longman's successful Short Guide Series, A Short Guide to Writing about Literature,11/e, emphasizes writing as a process and incorporates new critical approaches to writing about literature. The eleventh edition continues to offer students sound advice on how to become critical thinkers and enrich their reading response through accessible, step-by-step instruction.   This highly respected text is ideal as a supplement to any course where writing about literature or literary studies is emphasized.

Synopsis:

Part of Longman's successful Short Guide Series, A Short Guide to Writing about Literature,11/e, emphasizes writing as a process and incorporates new critical approaches to writing about literature.

Table of Contents

I. JUMPING IN. 

1. What is Literature, and Why Write About It?

2. The Writer as Reader: Reading and Responding.

3. The Reader as Writer: Drafting and Writing.

4. Two Forms of Criticism: Explication and Analysis.

5. Other Kinds of Writing About Literature.

 

II. STANDING BACK: THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT LITERATURE.

6.  Literature, Form, and Meaning 

7. What Is Interpretation?

8. What Is Evaluation?

9. Writing About Literature: An Overview.

 

III. UP CLOSE: THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT LITERARY FORMS.

10. Writing About Fiction: The World of the Story.

11. Writing About Drama.

12. Writing About Poetry.

13. Writing About an Author in Depth.

 

IV. INSIDE: STYLE, FORMAT, AND SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS.

14. Style and Format.

15. Writing a Research Paper.

 

Appendix A: Two Stories.

    James Joyce, Araby.

    Eudora Welty, A Worn Path.

Appendix B: Literary Research: Print and Electronic Resources.

Appendix C: Glossary of Literary Terms.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321330734
Publisher:
Longman
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Academic
Author:
Cain, William
Author:
Barnet, Sylvan
Author:
Cain, William E.
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Exposition (rhetoric)
Subject:
Report writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
10
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Short Guides Series
Publication Date:
March 2005
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.24x5.52x.82 in. .99 lbs.

Related Subjects

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