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A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature (original 1966; edition 1998)

by Wilfred L. Guerin, Earle Labor, Lee Morgan, Jeanne C. Reesman, John R. Willingham1 more, John Willingham

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Title:A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature
Authors:Wilfred L. Guerin
Other authors:Earle Labor, Lee Morgan, Jeanne C. Reesman, John R. Willingham, John Willingham
Info:Oxford University Press, USA (1998), Edition: 4, Paperback, 432 pages
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A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature by Wilfred L. Guerin (1966)



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Pros: informative for me; classical and clear text-book style writing
Cons: lacking comparison among approaches; the limitation section is missing for most approaches. Not sure if the authors do not want to offend other school of thoughts.. disappointing if that is the case. ( )
  sphinx | Jun 19, 2008 |
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Morgan, Leemain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Now in its fourth edition, A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature has become a standard introduction to the close reading of literature. It offers students and other readers a variety of ways to interpret a piece of literature, ranging from traditional approaches through the formalist, the psychological, the mythic and archetypal, and into such contemporary approaches as feminist criticism and cultural studies. Applying these diverse approaches to the same five works, the book shows students how various methods offer different insights, enriching their response to and understanding of the individual work. This fourth edition features a new chapter on cultural studies and the inclusion and interpretation of Alice Walker's singularly rich short story, "Everyday Use."

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