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Arguing about Literature: a Guide and Reader

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ISBN-10: 1319035329

ISBN-13: 9781319035327

Edition: 2nd 2017

Authors: John Schilb, John Clifford

List price: $101.99
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More and more, first- year writing courses foreground skills of critical analysis and argumentation. In response, Arguing about Literature first hones students’ analytical skills through instruction in close critical reading of texts; then, it shows them how to turn their reading into well-supported and rhetorically effective argumentative writing. From the authors of the groundbreaking and widely adopted Making Literature Matter, Arguing about Literature economically combines two books in one:  a concise guide to reading literature and writing arguments, and a compact thematic anthology of stories, poems, plays, arguments, and other kinds of texts for inquiry, analysis and research. The…    
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Book details

List price: $101.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/9/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1248
Size: 6.19" wide x 9.00" long x 1.72" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

John Clifford is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he teaches literature, writing, and theory. During the summer he teaches literary response at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and reading theory at Northeastern's Martha's Vineyard Workshops. He has taught writing at Queens College, CUNY, and was a high school English teacher and chairman for ten years in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Ph.D. in 1977 from New York University