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Close reading : the reader

Close reading : the reader

Author: Frank Lentricchia; Andrew DuBois
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2003.
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An anthology of exemplary readings by some of the 20th century's foremost literary critics, this volume presents a wide range of responses to the question at the heart of literary criticism: how best to read a text and understand its meaning. Contributors include Houston Baker, Roland Barthes and Kenneth Burke.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Close reading.
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2003
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Lentricchia; Andrew DuBois
ISBN: 0822330261 9780822330264 0822330393 9780822330394
OCLC Number: 50034784
Description: viii, 391 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Close reading : an introduction / Andrew Dubois --
Poetry : a note on ontology / John Crowe Ransom --
Keats's Sylvan historian : history without footnotes / Cleanth Brooks --
Symbolic action in a poem by Keats / Kenneth Burke --
The Ekphrastic principle and the still movement of poetry; or Laokoon revisited / Murray Krieger --
Examples of Wallace Stevens / R.P. Blackmur --
How to do things with Wallace Stevens / Frank Lentricchia --
Stevens and Keat's "To autumn" / Helen Vendler --
"Lycidas" : a poem finally anonymous / Stanley Fish --
Literary history and literary modernity / Paul de Man --
Acts of cultural criticism / Roland Barthes --
Nostalgia for the present / Fredric Jameson --
The Mousetrap / Catherine Gallagher, Stephen Greenblatt --
Jane Austen's cover story (and its secret agents) / Sandra Gilbert, Susan Gubar --
Jane Austen and the masturbating girl / Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick --
Ulysses and the twentieth century / Franco Moretti --
To move without moving : an analysis of creativity and commerce in Ralph Ellison's Trueblood episode / Houston A. Baker, Jr. --
The world and the home / Homi Bhabha.
Responsibility: edited by Frank Lentricchia and Andrew DuBois.
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