Released on 2013-03-05Categories Literary Criticism

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

Author: Steven J. Venturino, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781615643271

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 297

From Plato to Freud to ecocriticism, the book illustrates dozens of stimulating-and sometimes notoriously complex-perspectives for approaching literature and film. The book offers authoritative, clear, and easy-to-follow explanations of theories that range from established classics to the controversies of current theory. Each chapter offers a conversational, step-by-step explanation of a single theory, critic, or issue, accompanied by concrete examples for applying the concepts and engaging suggestions for related literary readings. Following a section on the foundations of literary theory, the book is organized thematically, with an eye to the best way to develop a real, working understanding of the various theories. Cross-references are particularly important, since it's through the interaction of examples that readers most effectively advance from basic topics and arguments to some of the more specialized and complicated issues. Each chapter is designed to tell a complete story, yet also to reach out to other chapters for development and debate. Literary theorists are hardly unified in their views, and this book reflects the various traditions, agreements, influences, and squabbles that are a part of the field. Special features include hundreds of references to and quotations from novels, stories, plays, poems, movies, and other media. Online resources could also include video and music clips, as well as high-quality examples of visual art mentioned in the book. The book also includes periodic "running" references to selected key titles (such as Frankenstein) in order to illustrate the effect of different theories on a single work.
Released on 2013-03-05Categories Literary Criticism

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism

Author: Steven J. Venturino, PhD

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241885567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 717

From Plato to Freud to ecocriticism, the book illustrates dozens of stimulating-and sometimes notoriously complex-perspectives for approaching literature and film. The book offers authoritative, clear, and easy-to-follow explanations of theories that range from established classics to the controversies of current theory. Each chapter offers a conversational, step-by-step explanation of a single theory, critic, or issue, accompanied by concrete examples for applying the concepts and engaging suggestions for related literary readings. Following a section on the foundations of literary theory, the book is organized thematically, with an eye to the best way to develop a real, working understanding of the various theories. Cross-references are particularly important, since it's through the interaction of examples that readers most effectively advance from basic topics and arguments to some of the more specialized and complicated issues. Each chapter is designed to tell a complete story, yet also to reach out to other chapters for development and debate. Literary theorists are hardly unified in their views, and this book reflects the various traditions, agreements, influences, and squabbles that are a part of the field. Special features include hundreds of references to and quotations from novels, stories, plays, poems, movies, and other media. Online resources could also include video and music clips, as well as high-quality examples of visual art mentioned in the book. The book also includes periodic "running" references to selected key titles (such as Frankenstein) in order to illustrate the effect of different theories on a single work.
Released on 2005-05-03Categories Literary Criticism

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Critical Reading

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Critical Reading

Author: Amy Wall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440696428

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 405

The essential guide to looking at literature with your own two eyes. What students know about Shakespeare, Orwell, Dickens, and Twain is primarily what their instructors tell them. Here's a book that teaches the students how to move on to the next level-evaluate and read critically on their own, trust their own opinions, develop original ideas, analyze characters, and find a deeper appreciation for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and more. * Ideal companion for college students and accessible for the casual reader as well * Covers fiction, poetry, narrative nonfiction, biographies and memoirs, essays and editorials, and newspapers, magazines, and journals * Features examples from published writing * Includes a reading list and a glossary of literary terms
Released on 2009-08Categories Language Arts & Disciplines

Book Review Index 2009

Book Review Index 2009

Author: Dana Ferguson

Publisher: Book Review Index Cumulation

ISBN: 1414419120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1296

View: 245

Book Review Index provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. The up-to-date coverage, wide scope and inclusion of citations for both newly published and older materials make Book Review Index an exceptionally useful reference tool. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. Book Review Index is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.
Released on 2007Categories Self-Help

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Handwriting Analysis

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Handwriting Analysis

Author: Sheila R. Lowe

Publisher: Alpha

ISBN: PSU:000060626936

Category: Self-Help

Page: 318

View: 416

An updated manual explains how to use handwriting analysis to understand an individual's character, personal values, love issues, and career ambitions, offering hundreds of real-life handwriting samples to illuminate how handwriting reflects each person's most important traits. Original.