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An Introduction to Literary Studies
     

An Introduction to Literary Studies

by Mario Klarer
 

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In this classic beginner's guide to English literature, Mario Klarer offers a concise and accessible discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts, looking at:

  • definitions of key terms such as literature and text
  • the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and film
  • periods and classifications of literature

Overview

In this classic beginner's guide to English literature, Mario Klarer offers a concise and accessible discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts, looking at:

  • definitions of key terms such as literature and text
  • the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and film
  • periods and classifications of literature
  • theoretical approaches to texts
  • the use of secondary resources
  • guidelines for writing research essays

The new and expanded edition is fully updated to include:

  • a wider range of textual examples from world literature
  • additional references to contemporary cinema, a section on comparative literature
  • an extended survey of literary periods and genres
  • recent changes in MLA guidelines
  • information on state-of-the-art citation management software
  • the use and abuse of online resources.

The book also features suggestions for further reading as well as an extensive glossary of key terms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135084783
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/19/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Mario Klarer is Professor of English at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He is Vice president of the Austrian Association for American Studies.

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