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Genre (05 - Old Edition)by John Frow
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"Genre" is a key means by which we categorize the many forms of literature and culture. But it is also much more than that: in talk and writing, in music and images, in film and television, genres actively generate and shape our knowledge of the world. Understanding genre as a dynamic process rather than a set of stable rules, this book explores: - The relation of simple to complex genres - The history of literary genre in theory - The generic organization of implied meanings - The structuring of interpretation by genre - The uses of genre in teaching John Frow's lucid exploration of this fascinating concept will be essential reading for students of literary and cultural studies.
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