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Reading in an age of theory

Author: Bridget Gellert Lyons
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At a time when theory seems to dominate academic thought, how can "close reading" justify itself as a cogent and sophisticated interpretive strategy? In Reading in an Age of Theory, twelve distinguished scholars discuss the relationship of theory to reading, an important topic for both teachers and students of literature. Focusing on the work of Richard Poirier, one of the most influential proponents of close  Read more...
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Named Person: Richard Poirier; Richard Poirier
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bridget Gellert Lyons
ISBN: 081352430X 9780813524306 0813526884 9780813526881
OCLC Number: 35990219
Description: xiii, 192 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Reading Poirier pragmatically / Ross Posnock --
The Franco-American Dialogue: A Late Twentieth-Century Reassessment / Edward W. Said --
Love is for the Birds: Sartre and La Fontaine / Leo Bersani --
King Lear, Edmund Burke, and the French Revolution / David Bromwich --
Listening to the Words: David, St. Mark, Emily Bronte, and the Exorbitancies in Narrative / Barry V. Qualls --
The Morning Twilight of Intimacy: "The Pupil" and What Maisie Knew / Margery Sabin --
James and "Ideas": "Madame de Mauves" / Millicent Bell --
Persuasion and the Life of Feeling / Thomas R. Edwards --
Robert Frost and the Renewal of Birds / John Hollander --
Frost's "obvious" Titles / Anne Ferry --
"What is the matter, trow?": A Rhetoric of Obscurity / Frank Kermode --
Making it Expressive: Ibsen's Language / Robert Garis.
Responsibility: edited by Bridget Gellert Lyons.

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Focusing on the work of Richard Poirier, a proponent of close reading, the contributors explore both the theoretical dimensions of the subject and practical applications to works by Shakespeare,  Read more...

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