Overview

In Vintage Living Texts teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Ian McEwan. This guide will deal with his themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will be accompanied with likely exam questions, and contexts and comparisons - as well as providing a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels.
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Ian McEwan: The Essential Guide

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Overview

In Vintage Living Texts teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Ian McEwan. This guide will deal with his themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will be accompanied with likely exam questions, and contexts and comparisons - as well as providing a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This new series succeeds admirably in its goal of presenting readers with "an intelligent and accessible introduction to key works of contemporary literature." Requiring readers to think critically and intelligently, these guides encourage thorough evaluation of the works discussed (three or four per author), dissecting particular scenes as well as themes and genres and including analyses with page references and stimulating reading activities. Each also provides an author biography, a select bibliography, suggested texts for complementary/comparative readings, and a glossary of literary terms. Also featured are extracts from reviews, often offering different viewpoints on the same title. The most attractive feature is the in-depth interview conducted with the author, which gives readers a perspective not found in most literary guides and elicits topics for further thought and discussion. Recommended for academic, school, and public libraries.-Erica Swenson Danowitz, American Univ. Lib., Washington, DC Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781448137251
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/31/2012
  • Series: Vintage Living Texts , #16
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 250 KB

Meet the Author

The Series Editors of Vintage Living Texts have, between them, more than thirty years teaching experience at senior school and undergraduate level. Their association with Vintage - and with the Vintage authors - guarantees a series that is lively and informative and fun.
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Table of Contents

Vintage Living Texts: Preface
About this series 1
Content 1
How to use this series 2
Who are these books for? 3
Ian McEwan
Introduction 5
Interview with Ian McEwan 10
Vintage Living Texts
The Child in Time
Reading guides 27
Reading activities: detailed analysis 29
Contexts, comparisons and complementary readings 69
Enduring Love
Reading guides 81
Reading activities: detailed analysis 83
Contexts, comparisons and complementary readings 119
Atonement
Reading guides 127
Reading activities: detailed analysis 129
Contexts, comparisons and complementary readings 164
Vintage Living Texts: Reference
Selected extracts from reviews 171
Glossary of literary terms used in this book 187
Biographical outline 191
Select bibliography 193
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