Roddy Doyle: The Essential Guide

Roddy Doyle: The Essential Guide

by Jonathan Noakes, Margaret Reynolds
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

In Vintage Living Texts, teachers, students and any lover of literature will find the essential guide to the major works of Roddy Doyle. Also included is an exclusive in-depth interview with Roddy Doyle relating specifically to the novels under discussion.

Roddy Doyle's themes, genre and narrative techniques are put under scrutiny and the emphasis

See more details below

Overview

In Vintage Living Texts, teachers, students and any lover of literature will find the essential guide to the major works of Roddy Doyle. Also included is an exclusive in-depth interview with Roddy Doyle relating specifically to the novels under discussion.

Roddy Doyle's themes, genre and narrative techniques are put under scrutiny and the emphasis is on providing a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels. Amongst many other features you'll find inspirational reading plans and contextual material, suggested complementary and comparative reading and an indispensable glossary.

Featuring the texts: Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, The Van and A Star Called Henry.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This reading guide is part of the "Living Texts" series, which also includes volumes on Martin Amis, Toni Morrison, and Salman Rushdie. In addition to sections containing reading activities related to Doyle's The Barrytown Trilogy, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, and The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, it includes a brief, genial interview with the author himself, selected extracts from critical writings on Doyle's work, a short biographical outline, a select bibliography, and a glossary of literary terms. Notably absent is a section on Doyle's last novel, A Star Called Henry. The series preface states, "Students will find that these guides are like a good teacher." While that's unlikely, this title's low list price may appeal to high school students, low-level undergraduates, and reading groups. For libraries, on the other hand, this is strictly an optional purchase.-William D. Walsh, Georgia State Univ., Atlanta Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-This book focuses on the Irish author perhaps best known for his novel The Commitments; its main purpose is to serve as an interactive reading guide. Each chapter highlights one novel, guiding readers with questions about themes, characters, and style. Although scant biographical information is included, the short interview with Doyle sheds much light on his style and themes. This title may be too detailed for average students looking for quick information, but those in AP classes might find it quite useful.-Elizabeth M. Reardon, McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448139156
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Series:
Vintage Living Texts , #10
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
0 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >