Literature: Reading and Writing with Critical Strategies

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Pearson/Longman, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1213 pages
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Steven Lynn's ground—breaking Literature: Reading and Writing with Critical Strategies energizes literary study by demonstrating, step by step, how to use critical approaches to engage literary texts and evolve critical arguments. Plentiful examples demonstrate the process of thinking and writing about literature—progressing from a blank page to an insightful response and, ultimately, to a final essay —using a variety of critical theories as invention strategies. A richly diverse selection of classical and contemporary works —short stories, poems, and plays — is included.

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Contents

The Possibilities of Literary Meaning i
1
How Meaning Is Made
3
How Invention Strategies Shape the Process
13
How Invention Strategies Shape the Process
14
Why It Matters
29
Critical Strategies at Work
37
ReaderResponse Criticism
39
New Criticism
67
Revisions
634
ALAN DEVENISH Icarus Again
642
Two Case Studies
643
Reading Gwendolyn Brooks
668
More Poems
695
MICHAEL HARPER Dear John Dear Coltrane
714
PHILIP LARKIN A Study of Reading Habits
722
CLAUDE MCKAY We Must Die
728

Deconstruction
91
Good and Evil
112
Political Criticism
122
Biographical Historical and New Historical Criticism
181
Psychological Criticism
243
Fiction
271
Elements of Fiction
273
Two Case Studies
315
More Stories
373
Poetry
567
Elements of Poetry
569
Recognizing Kinds
582
Poetic Conversations
594
Williams
615
God?
617
Love among the Sheep
628
JOHN CROWE RANSOM Bells for John Whiteside s Daughter
734
JOHN UPDIKE ExBasketball Player
740
Drama
745
Elements of Drama
747
Galaxy
751
Three Case Studies
795
Critical Viewpoints
950
Critical Viewpoints
1027
More Plays
1055
Research and Documentation
1101
Editing and Revising
1127
Editing and Revising
1128
Brief Biographies of Selected Poets
1143
Glossary of Literary and Critical Terms
1160
Acknowledgments
1181
Index of First Lines of Poems
1199

About the author (2004)

Steven Lynn is Senior Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Carolina.

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