The Literature Student's Survival Kit: What Every Reader Needs to Know / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Who was Absalom? What was Deism? When was the Industrial Revolution? How do you tell a strong rhyme from a weak? And what do you do when panic sets in at the approach of exams?
The Literature Student’s Survival Kit gives students embarking on a literature degree all the background information they need to stay afloat. It brings together the essential biblical, classical, historical, and academic material in a one-stop reference book that includes:
- An overview of the Bible, its books, characters, episodes, and places.
- A guide to classical mythology
- Timelines that situate literary figures in relation to historical events and key social, cultural, and linguistic changes
- Information on individuals, events, movements, and concepts that had an impact on the literature of each period
- A glossary of literary terms, with a separate section on poetry
- Advice on how to handle essays and exams at university level.
Written in a clear and accessible style, The Literature Student’s Survival Kit will enable students to approach their studies with confidence.
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About the Author
Ian Littlewood has taught for many years at the University of Sussex as well as at universities in France, America and Japan. He is the author of a number of books on literature, travel and history, including The Writings of Evelyn Waugh (1983), literary guides to Paris and Venice (1987 and 1991), The Idea of Japan (1996), Sultry Climates (2001) and the Rough Guide History of France (2002).
Table of Contents
1. Surviving the Bible.
Books of the Bible.
The Bible in English.
2. Surviving the Classics.
3. Surviving History.
Dictionary of Background Information.
The Roman Conquest to the Wars of the Roses.
The Tudors to the Commonwealth.
The Restoration to the American Revoluation.
The Romantics and the Nineteenth Century.
The Twentieth Century.
4. Surviving the Academy.
Reading about Literature.
Poetry: Poetic Forms, Rhyme, Meter.
The Critical Background.
Writing about Literature.
A Survivor's Guide to Grammatical Terms.
A Survivor’s Guide to Fifty Common Errors.
A Survivor’s Guide to Writing Essays.