Literature: The Evolving Canon / Edition 2

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205175154
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1698
  • Product dimensions: 6.78 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Literature: Reading into Writing 1
2 Reading Fiction 14
3 Character 22
4 Plot 38
5 Setting 56
6 Theme 71
7 Point of View 85
8 Tone 110
9 Symbolism 125
10 Writing about Fiction 140
11 A Fiction Writer's Career: Alice Munro 163
12 A Fiction Writer's Career: James Baldwin 194
13 A Fiction Anthology 230
14 Responding to Stories 458
15 Reading Poetry 534
16 Sound and Sense in Poetry 547
17 Voice in Poetry 564
18 Rhyme and Meter in Poetry 590
19 Fixed Forms in Poetry 615
20 Imagery in Poetry 638
21 Figures of Speech in Poetry 654
22 Symbol, Allegory, Myth, and Allusion in Poetry 665
23 Poetry in Translation 687
24 Writing about Poetry 704
25 A Poet's Career: Adrienne Rich 721
26 A Poet's Career: Gary Snyder 746
27 An Anthology of Poetry 767
28 Responding to Poems 944
29 Reading Plays and Watching Theater 998
30 Greek Drama and the Origins of Tragedy 1011
31 Shakespearean Drama 1082
32 Comedy: From Greece to Shakespeare and Beyond 1191
33 French Neoclassical Drama 1257
34 Realism in Drama 1305
35 Drama in the Modern Age 1438
36 Writing about Drama 1569
37 Responding to Plays 1582
Casebook 1613
Appendices 1637
A: Critical Perspectives 1638
B: Researching and Documenting a Paper about Literature 1653
C: Glossary 1663
Index of First Lines of Poetry 1685
Index of Authors and Titles 1689
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