Literature: The Evolving Canon / Edition 1

Literature: The Evolving Canon / Edition 1

by Sven P. Birkerts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205142222

ISBN-13: 9780205142224

Pub. Date: 02/28/1993

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

The Evolving Canon sounded the theme of a rapidly changing world, and proposed a fresh approach to reading and responding to literature. The spread of electronic communications continues to advance the cause of global awareness and emphasizes the need for supple and adaptable reflexes. For the teacher and student of literature his means developing a cosmopolitan set…  See more details below

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The Evolving Canon sounded the theme of a rapidly changing world, and proposed a fresh approach to reading and responding to literature. The spread of electronic communications continues to advance the cause of global awareness and emphasizes the need for supple and adaptable reflexes. For the teacher and student of literature his means developing a cosmopolitan set of perspectives and keeping a grasp on the accumulated legacy of many centuries. This book has been written and revised --to meet these needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205142224
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1625

Table of Contents

1Literature: Reading into Writing1
2Reading Fiction14
3Character22
4Plot38
5Setting56
6Theme71
7Point of View85
8Tone110
9Symbolism125
10Writing about Fiction140
11A Fiction Writer's Career: Alice Munro163
12A Fiction Writer's Career: James Baldwin194
13A Fiction Anthology230
14Responding to Stories458
15Reading Poetry534
16Sound and Sense in Poetry547
17Voice in Poetry564
18Rhyme and Meter in Poetry590
19Fixed Forms in Poetry615
20Imagery in Poetry638
21Figures of Speech in Poetry654
22Symbol, Allegory, Myth, and Allusion in Poetry665
23Poetry in Translation687
24Writing about Poetry704
25A Poet's Career: Adrienne Rich721
26A Poet's Career: Gary Snyder746
27An Anthology of Poetry767
28Responding to Poems944
29Reading Plays and Watching Theater998
30Greek Drama and the Origins of Tragedy1011
31Shakespearean Drama1082
32Comedy: From Greece to Shakespeare and Beyond1191
33French Neoclassical Drama1257
34Realism in Drama1305
35Drama in the Modern Age1438
36Writing about Drama1569
37Responding to Plays1582
Casebook1613
Appendices1637
A: Critical Perspectives1638
B: Researching and Documenting a Paper about Literature1653
C: Glossary1663
Index of First Lines of Poetry1685
Index of Authors and Titles1689

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