Reading and Writing About Literature

Reading and Writing About Literature

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For undergraduate-level courses in First-Year English Introduction to Literature, Writing about Literature, and Introduction to Fiction. This student-friendly text identifies eight theoretical approaches to reading and writing about literature. Each chapter provides detailed discussions of how students can use these traditional and contemporary approaches to enhance their ability to analyze, enjoy, and study literature. Presents a unique focus on ethics and personal experience in writing about literature.show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Longman Inc
  • New Jersey, United States
  • English
  • 0130279749
  • 9780130279743

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This approachable text identifies eight theoretical approaches to reading and writing about literature. Each chapter provides detailed discussions of how students can use these traditional and contemporary approaches to enhance their ability to analyze, enjoy, and study literature. The text also presents a unique focus on ethics and personal experience in writing about literature.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction. 2. Reader-Response Criticism. 3. Formalist Criticism. 4. Ethical Criticism. 5. Civic Criticism. 6. Cultural Criticism. 7. Feminist Criticism. 8. Psychological Criticism. 9. Deconstructive Criticism. 10. The Research Essay.show more

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