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How to Analyze the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald
     

How to Analyze the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald

by Maggie Combs
 

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Children's Literature - Janice DeLong
Using the works of American icon, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Combs clearly demonstrates the process of literary criticism. Beginning with an explanation of critical theory, moving through the purpose, application and formulation of a thesis statement, and concluding with methods of supporting the thesis, the author uses examples and visual clues to assist the novice writer of the essay or research paper in navigating the murky waters of critical analysis. Four chapters are devoted to Marxist, historical, feminist, and biographical criticism. Combs uses sidebars and other visual cues to demonstrate each detail being discussed in the chapters. In addition to the process of criticism, biographical sketches, complete with photos, round out information on the life of Fitzgerald. Additional study aids include "You Critique It" sections to apply the principles the reader has just discovered; a timeline of Fitzgerald's life; a glossary; a resources section including bibliography, further readings, and web links. The volume closes with the address, phone number, and website of the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum. A part of the "Essential Critiques" series, this volume will be a valuable resource on the library shelves of high schools and universities. Reviewer: Janice DeLong

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617830921
Publisher:
ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/15/2011
Series:
Essential Critiques Set 2 Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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