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Texts and Contexts : Writing About Literature with Critical Theory

Texts and Contexts : Writing About Literature with Critical Theory - 5th edition

Texts and Contexts : Writing About Literature with Critical Theory - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780321449078

ISBN10: 032144907X

Texts and Contexts : Writing About Literature with Critical Theory by Steven Lynn - ISBN 9780321449078
Edition: 5TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published:
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Texts and Contexts : Writing About Literature with Critical Theory by Steven Lynn - ISBN 9780321449078

ISBN13: 9780321449078

ISBN10: 032144907X

Edition: 5TH 08

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Summary

This popular, step-by-step guide presents a user-friendly introduction to contemporary critical theories-from new criticism to cultural studies-so readers can gain a deeper understanding of literature. Texts and Contexts 5eguides readers step-by-step through the application of a particular theory, giving them clear, practical examples. The text provides a wealth of writing strategies, examples, and practice materials that assist in explaining the assumptions underlying the various critical theories. Literary criticism, writing about literature, literary theory.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

1. An Introduction, Theoretically Textual Tours Checking Some Baggage Anything to Declare Recommended Further Reading

2. Critical Worlds: A Selective Tour New Criticism Brendan Gill, fromHere at"The New Yorker" Reader-Response Criticism Structuralist and Deconstructive Criticism Historical, Postcolonial, and Cultural Studies Psychological Criticism Political Criticism Other Approaches Works Cited Recommended Further Reading

3. Unifying the Work: New Criticism The Purpose of New Criticism Basic Principles Reflected Archibald MacLeish,Ars Poetica Radicals in Tweed Jackets How to Do New Criticism Film and Other Genres The Writing Process: A Sample Essay Gwendolyn Brooks,The Mother Preparing to Write Shaping Drafting Practicing New Criticism Lucille Clifton,forgiving my father Questions Stephen Shu-ning Liu , My Fatherrsquo;s Martial Art Questions Ben Jonson,On My First Son Questions &nb