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Short Guide to Writing About Literature Second Canadian Edition, 2nd edition

  • Sylvan Barnet
  • Reid Gilbert
  • William Cain

Published by Pearson Canada (June 2nd 2003) - Copyright © 2003

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Overview

Designed for English literature survey courses at the university level.

A Short Guide to Writing About Literature, provides useful guidance and a comprehensive introduction to writing about stories, plays, poems, essays, and films from a Canadian perspective, using Canadian examples.

Table of contents



Preface.


A Key to Types of Writing Assignments.

I. JUMPING IN.

 1. The Writer as Reader: Reading and Responding.

 2. The Reader as Writer: Drafting and Writing.

 3. Two Forms of Criticism: Explication and Analysis.

 4. Other Kinds of Writing About Literature.

II. STANDING BACK: THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT LITERATURE.

 5. What is Literature?

 6. What is Interpretation?

 7. What is Evaluation?

 8. Writing About Literature, An Overview.

III. UP CLOSE: THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT LITERARY FORMS.

 9. Writing About Essays.

10. Writing About Fiction: The World of the Story.

11. Writing About Drama.

12. Writing About Poetry.

13. Writing About Film.

IV. INSIDE: A GRAMMAR SKETCH, STYLE, FORMAT, AND SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS.

14. Grammar, Syntax, Style, and Format.

15. Writing a Research Paper.

16. New Approaches to the Research Paper: Literature, History, and the World Wide Web.

17. Essay Examinations.

Appendix A: James Joyce, “Araby”.

Appendix B: Thomas King, “Borders”.

Appendix C: Glossary of Literary Terms.

Index.

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