Texts and Contexts: Writing about Literature with Critical Theory

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HarperCollins College Publishers, 1994 - Academic writing - 266 pages
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Gives students practical advice that not only shows them how to write about literature, but also introduces them to the most exciting ideas about the meaning and methods in literary interpretation. Explains and illustrates contemporary critical theories as they apply to a variety of literary texts. These theories include reader-response, new criticism, as well as biographical, historical, new historical, psychological, deconstruction and feminist criticism.

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Lynn steers past the shoals that sunk my pedagogical interest in the Guide for the Perplexed lit theory survey, first, by providing clear examples of how each school of thought reads, and by ... Read full review

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I bought this book for a required College English class. It is an extremely informative guide to several major critical theories. It includes clear explanations of each theory and provides relevant ... Read full review


Deconstructive Criticism
New Criticism
Practicing New Criticism

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Steven Lynnis the dean of the University of South Carolina Honors College and Louise Fry Scudder Professor of English.

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