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Texts and contexts : writing about literature with critical theory

Author: Steven Lynn
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins College Publishers, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Gives students practical advice that not only shows them how to write about literature, but also introduces them to the most exciting ideas about the meaning and methods in literary interpretation. Explains and illustrates contemporary critical theories as they apply to a variety of literary texts. These theories include reader-response, new criticism, as well as biographical, historical, new historical,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
College readers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Lynn
ISBN: 0065000994 9780065000993
OCLC Number: 28633710
Description: xxi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Critical worlds: a selective tour --
Unifying the work: New criticism --
Creating the text: Reader-response criticism --
Opening up the text: Deconstructive criticism --
Connecting the text: Biographical, historical, and new historical criticism --
Minding the work: Psychological criticism --
Gendering the text: Feminist criticism --
Investigating the work: Research and documentation.
Responsibility: Steven Lynn.

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Gives students practical advice that not only shows them how to write about literature, but also introduces them to the most exciting ideas about the meaning and methods in literary interpretation. Explains and illustrates contemporary critical theories as they apply to a variety of literary texts. These theories include reader-response, new criticism, as well as biographical, historical, new historical, psychological, deconstruction and feminist criticism.

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