Literary Conversation: Thinking, Talking, and Writing About Literature / Edition 1

Literary Conversation: Thinking, Talking, and Writing About Literature / Edition 1

by Patsy Callaghan, Ann Dobyns
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205168973

ISBN-13: 9780205168972

Pub. Date: 12/04/1995

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

Designed for introductory literature courses, LITERARY CONVERSATION presents critical thinking, reading, and writing strategies designed to elicit successful interpretation of literary works. The book invites readers to join widening and concentric circles of conversation, beginning with the interaction of the reader with the voices in the literary…  See more details below

Overview

Designed for introductory literature courses, LITERARY CONVERSATION presents critical thinking, reading, and writing strategies designed to elicit successful interpretation of literary works. The book invites readers to join widening and concentric circles of conversation, beginning with the interaction of the reader with the voices in the literary work, and expanding to include the contributions of other readers, the dialogues of the disciplinary community, and finally the voices of other experienced readers in published criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205168972
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/04/1995
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Interpretation as Conversation: The Reader, the Writer, the Work1
Ch. 2Interpretation as Shared Inquiry: Finding Questions, Examining Answers23
Ch. 3Interpretation as Experience: Reading and Writing to Respond53
Ch. 4Interpretation and Informed Analysis: Making Observations, Perceiving Patterns, Recognizing Conventions97
Ch. 5Interpretation and Responsible Reasoning: Developing the Literary Argument129
Ch. 6Interpretation within a Literary Community: Reading with Experienced Readers163
Appendix: Coming to Terms: Literary Language and Its Uses223

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