Writing about Literature A Guide for the Student Critic

ISBN-10: 1551117436
ISBN-13: 9781551117430
Edition: 2nd 2013
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Broadview Press
Publication date: 6/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 202
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Writing About Literature introduces students to critical reading and writing through a thorough and engaging discussion of the field, but also through exercises, interviews, exemplary student and scholarly essays, and visual material. It offers students an insider's guide to the language, issues, approaches, styles, assumptions, and traditions that inform the writing of successful critical essays, and aims to make student writers a part of the world of professional literary criticism.Much of the discussion is structured around ways to analyze and respond to a single work, Stephen Crane's story "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky." The book presents specific examples of both student writing and professional academic writing, showing how to polish an essay from an "F" to an "A."This second edition is updated throughout and includes a new chapter on "Reading and Writing about Poetry;" the chapter uses Robert Kroetsch's poem "This Part of the Country" as the unit of analysis and includes an interview with the poet about his process.

W.F. Garrett-Petts, James Hoffman , and Ginny Ratsoy are associated with Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. Whose Culture Is It, Anyway? and its predecessor, The Small Cities Book , both grew out of a long-running Community-University Research Agreement administered through TRU.

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