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Landmarks in English literature

Author: Philip Gaskell
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philip Gaskell's insights, gained over many years as a teacher of English literature, form the basis of this guide to the subject that explains the technicalities of fiction, poetry and drama.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Englisch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Gaskell
ISBN: 074861060X 9780748610600 0585159122 9780585159126
OCLC Number: 38894095
Description: ix, 173 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Literary Canon. General principles. Chronological charts. Cultural evolution. Canonical authors. The canon and modern critical theory. The instability of the canon. The canonical list: medieval, renaissance, neoclassical, romantic, modernist --
2. Fiction. The nature of fiction. Structure. Plot and suspense. Author and narrator. Point of view. Setting. Character. Dialogue and monologue. Symbolism and allegory. Intertextuality and metafiction. Seven novels --
3. Poetry. The nature of poetry. Metre. Sound. Language. Seven poems --
4. Drama. The nature of drama. Techniques and constraints. Origins and early development. Later development --
App. Creative Writing --
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Responsibility: Philip Gaskell.

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A comprehensive guide to writers and their works which helps people understand where the books they read belong in the history and development of literature, see how they work technically, and  Read more...

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You get a real sense of the writer as an enthusiastic and discerning teacher - he even made me enjoy reading about writers I don't like! -- Gail Wylie, University of Edinburgh Gaskell has set out to Read more...

 
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