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    DescriptionWhat makes a work of literature good or bad? How freely can the reader interpret it? Could a nursery rhyme like Baa Baa Black Sheep be full of concealed loathing, resentment, and aggression? In this accessible, delightfully entertaining book, Terry Eagleton addresses these intriguing questions and a host of others. "How to Read Literature" is the book of choice for students new to the study of literature and for all other readers interested in deepening their understanding and enriching their reading experience. In a series of brilliant analyses, Eagleton shows how to read with due attention to tone, rhythm, texture, syntax, allusion, ambiguity, and other formal aspects of literary works. He also examines broader questions of character, plot, narrative, the creative imagination, the meaning of fictionality, and the tension between what works of literature say and what they show. Unfailingly authoritative and cheerfully opinionated, the author provides useful commentaries on classicism, Romanticism, modernism, and postmodernism along with spellbinding insights into a huge range of authors, from Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Samuel Beckett and J. K. Rowling.

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    How to Read Literature
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terry Eagleton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 395 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300190960
    ISBN 10: 0300190964

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15710
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
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    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    BISAC V2.8: LIT007000
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    B&T General Subject: 495
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    B&T Approval Code: A28400000
    BISAC V2.8: LIT012000
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    DC23: 801.95
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/PHILAS
    LC classification: PN49 .E25 2012
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Terry Eagleton is Distinguished Professor of Literature, University of Lancaster, UK. One of the most influential literary critics in the English-speaking world, he is the author of more than 40 books on literary theory, postmodernism, politics, ideology, and religion, among them his best-selling Literary Theory: An Introduction. He lives in Northern Ireland, UK.
    Review quote
    "A pleasingly readable overview of what we talk about when we talk about books. . . . Incisive and honest."--Michael Washburn, "Boston Globe"--Michael Washburn "Boston Globe "