Iris Murdoch: The Essential Guide

Iris Murdoch: The Essential Guide

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by Jonathan Noakes, Margaret Reynolds
     
 

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In Vintage Living Texts, teachers, students and any lover of literature will find the essential guide to the major works of Iris Murdoch. Iris Murdoch'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… See more details below

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In Vintage Living Texts, teachers, students and any lover of literature will find the essential guide to the major works of Iris Murdoch. Iris Murdoch'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. Featured texts: The Black Prince, The Sea, The Sea, The Bell'I didn't realise just how good the series was until I started working closely with it. The questions are so thoughtful and probing-the texts really do occupy their own niche between guides purely for teachers and the ubiquitous student crib, and are much better than either' Head of English, Newington College, Australia

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Gr 9 Up-Introductions to the writers' lives and works. Byatt includes suggestions for understanding the novels Possession, Angels & Insects, and A Whistling Woman. The second volume is a guide to The Bell, The Black Prince, and The Sea, the Sea. Each book begins with an author interview; the material that follows contains suggested activities and issues to focus on within each chapter of the works under discussion in order to become aware of the language, themes, allusions, ideas, etc., present in them. Students are asked to examine, compare, ask questions about, research key elements of the novel, and so on, choosing activities that suit their needs. The result is a closer reading of the works, and an individual response by each reader, rather than a dictated criticism. Useful guides for honors or AP English classes.-Pat Bender, The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781448139149
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Series:
Vintage Living Texts , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
0 MB

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