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A handbook of critical approaches to literature / Wilfred L. Guerin ... [et al.].

Guerin, Wilfred L. (Added Author).

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J.N. Desmarais Library PN 81 G8 2005 30007008947656 Circulation (3rd floor) Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0195160177 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780195160178
  • Physical Description: xvi, 424 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 5th ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Getting started: the precritical response -- First things first: textual scholarship, genres, and source study -- Historical and biographical approaches -- Moral and philosophical approaches -- The formalist approach -- The psychological approach: Freud -- Mythological and archetypal approaches -- Feminisms and gender studies -- Cultural studies -- The play of meaning(s): reader-response criticism, dialogics and structuralism and poststructuralism, including deconstruction.
Summary, etc.:
"Now in its fifth edition, A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature has become both a standard introduction to the close reading of literature and an invaluable resource for English graduate students. It offers students and other readers a variety of ways to interpret a piece of literature, ranging from historical/biographical and moral/philosophical approaches through the formalist, the psychological, the mythic and archetypal, and into such contemporary perspectives as feminist criticism and cultural studies."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject: Criticism.

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