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A Short Guide to Writing about Literature, Pearson New International Edition eBook, 12th Edition

Sylvan Barnet
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A Short Guide to Writing about Literature, Pearson New International Edition eBook, 12th Edition

By Sylvan Barnet, William E. Cain
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Overview
Author
Sylvan Barnet
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Edition
12th
ISBN
9781292056449
Published Date
10/11/2013
A Short Guide to Writing about Literature emphasises writing as a process and incorporates new critical approaches to writing about literature.

This edition continues to offer students sound advice on how to become critical thinkers and enrich their reading response through accessible, step-by-step instruction. This highly respected text is ideal as a supplement to any course where writing about literature or literary studies is emphasised.

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  • Part I emphasises the close connections between reading and writing, reflecting the need for good writers to be effective, analytic readers.
  • Part II offers strategies and practical guidelines for understanding how literature "works" (form and meaning), and for understanding the differences between interpretation and evaluation.
  • Part III explores the differences between writing about fiction, drama, and poetry, and includes an in-depth look at the writing of a single author (Langston Hughes).
  • Part IV offers guidance for writing academic papers including research and formatting.
  • Appendices include two stories that are the subjects of student essays in the book, a glossary of literary terms, and a quick review quiz.
  • A wealth of student papers, including preliminary notes, drafts, and revisions of drafts appear throughout the book.
  • Checklists on a variety of topics offer brief, effective guidelines.
Table of contents
  • PART 1 - Jumping In
  • 2—THE WRITER AS READER: READING AND RESPONDING
  • 3—THE READER AS WRITER: DRAFTING AND WRITING
  • 4—TWO FORMS OF CRITICISM: EXPLICATION AND ANALYSIS
  • 5–OTHER KINDS OF WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE
  • PART 2 - Standing Back: Thinking Critically about Literature
  • 6–LITERATURE, FORM, AND MEANING
  • 7–WHAT IS INTERPRETATION?
  • 8–WHAT IS EVALUATION?
  • 9–WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE: AN OVERVIEW
  • PART 3 - Up Close: Thinking Critically about Literary Forms
  • 10—WRITING ABOUT FICTION: THE WORLD OF THE STORY
  • 11–GRAPHIC FICTION
  • 12–WRITING ABOUT DRAMA
  • 13—WRITING ABOUT POETRY
  • 14–POEMS AND PICTURES NEW
  • 15–WRITING ABOUT AN AUTHOR IN DEPTH
  • PART 4 Inside: Style, Format, and Special Assignments
  • 16–STYLE AND FORMAT
  • 17–WRITING A RESEARCH PAPER
  • INDEX OF AUTHORS, TITLES, AND FIRST LINES OF POEMS
  • INDEX OF TERMS