ISBN-10:
0321026500
ISBN-13:
9780321026507
Pub. Date:
07/14/1999
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
A Short Guide to Writing About Literature / Edition 8

A Short Guide to Writing About Literature / Edition 8

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Overview

Essential reading for every aspiring literary critic, this popular text offers a short course on how to write analytically about stories, plays, poems, and films. The new edition contains expanded checklists of questions readers can ask themselves to generate ideas for writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321026507
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/14/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 423
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

I. JUMPING IN.

1. The Writer as Reader: Reading and Responding.

2. The Reader as Writer: Drafting and Writing.

3. Two Forms of Criticism: Explication and Analysis.

4. Other Kinds of Writing about Literature.

II. STANDING BACK: THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT LITERATURE.

5. What is Literature?

6. What is Interpretation?

7. What is Evaluation?

8. Writing About Literature: An Overview.

III. UP CLOSE: THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT LITERARY FORMS.

9. Writing About Fiction: The World of the Story.

10. Writing About Drama.

11. Writing About Poetry.

12. Writing About an Author in Depth.

IV. INSIDE: STYLE, FORMAT, AND SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS.

13. Style and Format.

14. Writing a Research Paper.

15. New Approaches to the Research Paper: Literature, History, and the World Wide Web.

16. Essay Examinations.

Appendix A: Two Stories.

James Joyce, Araby.

Eudora Welty, A Worn Path.

Appendix B: Literary Research: Print and Electronic Resources.

Appendix C: Glossary of Literary Terms.

Credits.

Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poems.

Index of Literary Terms.

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