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Cain, William E. 1952-

Works: 57 works in 212 publications in 1 language and 11,216 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  History  Handbooks and manuals  Sources  Fictional autobiographies  Sea stories  Style manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: PS1855, 808.0668
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Most widely held works by William E Cain
A historical guide to Henry David Thoreau ( Book )
15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,022 libraries worldwide
A short guide to writing about literature by Sylvan Barnet( Book )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 896 libraries worldwide
Part of Longman's successful Short Guide Series, A Short Guide to Writing about Literature emphasizes writing as a process and incorporates new critical approaches to writing about literature. The twelfth edition continues to offer students sound advice on how to become critical thinkers and enrich their reading response through accessible, step-by-step instruction. This highly respected text is ideal as a supplement to any course where writing about literature or literary studies is emphasized. Part I (Chs. 1-5) emphasizes the close connections between reading and writing, reflecting the need for good writers to be effective, analytic readers. Part II (Chs. 6-9) offers strategies and practical guidelines for understanding how literature "works" (form and meaning), and for understanding the differences between interpretation and evaluation. Part III (Chs. 10-15) explores the differences between writing about fiction, drama, and poetry, and includes an in-depth look at the writing of a single author (Langston Hughes). Part IV (Chs. 16-17) offers guidance for writing academic papers including research and formatting. Appendices include two stories that are the subjects of student essays in the book, a glossary of literary terms, and a quick review quiz. A wealth of student papers, including preliminary notes, drafts, and revisions of drafts appear throughout the book. Checklists on a variety of topics offer brief, effective guidelines. - Publisher
The crisis in criticism : theory, literature, and reform in English studies by William E Cain( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 809 libraries worldwide
"This book is a statement of my views on a number of problems in literary theory and contemporary criticism. But it is also - as any theoretical study must be - a progress report, a record of inquiry that has not yet concluded. In a sense, a book on "theory" cannot really end. At a certain point, work on it ceases, even though one continues to think critically and skeptically about the problems - and the solutions - that the book contains." -- Preface. p. xi
Teaching contemporary theory to undergraduates ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
William Lloyd Garrison and the fight against slavery : selections from the Liberator by William Lloyd Garrison( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
"William Lloyd Garrison and the Fight against Slavery: Selections from The Liberator provides a substantial and wide-ranging selection of writings from The Liberator, the antislavery newspaper founded in 1831 by the preeminent abolitionist of his day, William Lloyd Garrison. The 41 selections offer the opportunity to read and analyze, firsthand, a broad spectrum of Garrison's writings on issues related to slavery. An extensive introductory essay provides historical background on slavery and abolitionism in America as well as a compelling narrative of the events in Garrison's career. Also included are questions to consider when reading Garrison's writings; illustrations, including photographs of Garrison and other famous abolitionists; a chronology of Garrison's life; and a bibliography and index."--Jacket
Teaching the conflicts : Gerald Graff, curricular reform, and the culture wars ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
F.O. Matthiessen and the politics of criticism by William E Cain( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Reconceptualizing American literary/cultural studies : rhetoric, history, and politics in the humanities by William E Cain( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Philosophical approaches to literature : new essays on nineteenth- and twentieth-century texts ( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
C.L.R. James : his intellectual legacies by Selwyn R Cudjoe( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Emmanuel Appadocca, or, Blighted life : a tale of the boucaneers by Maxwell Philip( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 libraries worldwide
A son revenges himself on his father by becoming a pirate. He is Emmanuel Appadocca, a mulatto in the Caribbean whose white father, a sugar planter, abandoned him and his black mother. A reprint of an 1854 novel by a Trinidadian writer
Making feminist history : the literary scholarship of Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
An introduction to literature: fiction, poetry, drama by Sylvan Barnet( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Fiction, poetry, & drama
Literature for composition : essays, fiction, poetry, and drama by Morton Berman( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
The Little, Brown reader by Marcia Stubbs( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
This best selling text offers students a balance of contemporary and classic readings that are engaging and promote critical thinking and thoughtful writing
American literature ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
A little literature : reading/writing and argument by Sylvan Barnet( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The Blithedale romance : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Presents an annotated edition of Hawthorne's novel based on the Brook Farm socialistic experiment which George Ripley started in 1841 with the help of fellow Transcendentalists; and includes a selection of background and source material, and critical essays
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