50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know

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Quercus Publishing, Mar 1, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 208 pages
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Literature suffers from appearing both deceptively easy and dauntingly difficult. We all like to think we can read a novel and understand what 'genre', 'style' and 'narrative' mean, but do we really understand them fully and how they can enrich our reading experience? How should we approach the works of great writers such as William Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens and Jane Austen? And what can we hope to learn from apparently difficult ideas such as 'hermeneutics', 'affective fallacy' and 'bricolage'? '50 Literature Ideas you Really Need to Know' is the essential guide to all the important forms, concepts, themes and movements in literature.

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User Review  - WD County - Goodreads

In my library are over two dozen books on writing. Some are reference books: dictionaries, thesauri, and such. Some are craft books: plot, character development, scene, conflict, and the like. John ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nisah Haron - Goodreads

I wish I had found this book while writing my thesis last year. This book explains a lot if literary concepts. Read full review

About the author (2011)

John Sutherland is Emeritus Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London and a visiting professor at the California Institute of Technology. He has published 20 books, edited 30 more and written many articles on a variety of publications. His most recent books are The Boy Who Loved Books: A Memoir (2007) and How to Read a Novel: A User's Guide (2006). He also writes a weekly column for the Guardian, and is a former Chairman of the Booker Prize.

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