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This thing called literature : reading, thinking, writing

Author: Andrew Bennett; Nicholas Royle
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is this thing called literature? Why should we study it? And how?Relating literature to topics such as dreams, politics, life, death, the ordinary and the uncanny, this beautifully written book establishes a sense of why and how literature is an exciting and rewarding subject to study. Bennett and Royle delicately weave an essential love of literature into an account of what literary texts do, how they work and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bennett, Andrew, 1960 December 2-
This thing called literature
(OCoLC)881167725
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Bennett; Nicholas Royle
ISBN: 9781317698296 1317698290 1322983569 9781322983561 9781315779041 1315779048
OCLC Number: 903674850
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 160 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; 1. Studying literature; What is this thing called literature?; What's the point of studying literature?; The sky is not the limit; Literature and other worlds; Politics of literature, literature of politics; Life and death; Literature and magical thinking; The ordinary and the everyday; Creative reading; Part I: Reading; 2. Reading a poem; 3. Reading a novel; Questions for the novel; 4. Reading a short story; 5. Reading a play; Prologue to reading Shakespeare; To the ancient feast; Afterwards; Part II: Thinking. 6. Thinking about literature1. Thinking about literature involves thinking about thinking.; 2. Thinking about literature is thinking about everything in the world.; 3. Thinking about literature allows you to think another person's thoughts.; 4. Thinking about literature can also entail not thinking.; 5. Thinking about literature teases us into thought.; 6. Thinking about literature is thinking about nothing.; 7. Thinking about literature is virtual thinking.; 8. Thinking about literature is like thinking about silent film. 9. Thinking about literature should be rigorous, exacting, disciplined, hard. 10. Thinking about literature is not thinking about any old thing.; 11. Thinking about literature prompts you to think ultimate thoughts.; 12. Thinking about literature is not an order.; 7. Thinking critically; Part III: Writing; 8. Writing an essay; 9. Creative writing: the impossible; 10. Writing short fiction; Appendix: the wordbook; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle.

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What is this thing called literature? Why should we study it? And how?Relating literature to topics such as dreams, politics, life, death, the ordinary and the uncanny, this beautifully written book establishes a sense of why and how literature is an exciting and rewarding subject to study. Bennett and Royle delicately weave an essential love of literature into an account of what literary texts do, how they work and what sort of questions and ideas they provoke. The book's three parts reflect the fundamental components of studying literature: reading, thinking and writing. The authors use helpf.

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"A very shrewd, lively, and at times irreverent introduction to literary study, which explains that thinking about literature is thinking about everything else, including thinking." Jonathan Culler, Read more...

 
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