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

Free eBook A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature download ISBN: 019506948X
Author: Wilfred L. Guerin,Lee Morgan,Jeanne C. Reesman,John R. Willingham,Earle G. Labor
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 3 edition (October 1, 1992)
Language: English
Pages: 416
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: History and Criticism
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by Wilfred Guerin (Author), Earle Labor (Author), Lee Morgan (Author), Jeanne C. Reesman (Author), John R. Willingham (Author) & 2 more.

by Wilfred Guerin (Author), Earle Labor (Author), Lee Morgan (Author), Jeanne C. ISBN-13: 978-0195394726. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.

Earle Labor, George A. Wilson Professor of American Literature, Centenary College. Lee Morgan, Professor Emeritus of English, Centenary College. Jeanne C. Reesman, Ashbel Smith Professor of English, University of Texas at San Antonio. John R. Willingham, Late, Professor Emeritus of English, University of Kansas. Previous Publication Date(s). December 2004 October 1998 October 1992.

Lee Morgan, Brown Professor Emeritus of English, both at Centenary College

Lee Morgan, Brown Professor Emeritus of English, both at Centenary College. -Donald D. Kummings, University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Lee Morgan, Brown Professor Emeritus of English, both at Centenary College.

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. Lee Morgan, Brown Professor Emeritus of English, both at Centenary College.

Wilfred L. Guerin, Earle G. Labor. I like how they use six different works (Hamlet, Frankenstein, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, "Everyday Use", "Young Goodman Brown", and "To His Coy Mistress") to help explain the literary approaches.

Wilfred Guerin, Earle Labor, Professor of English Lee Morgan. Ranging from traditional approaches to the most contemporary perspectives, such as feminist and gender studies, cultural studies, and postcolonial studies, A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature offers readers a variety of clearly articulated approaches to interpreting literature.

by Earle G. Labor, John R. Willingham, Wilfred L. Guerin, et a.

by Wilfred L. Guerin & Earle Labor & Lee Morgan & Jeanne C. Reesman & John R. Willingham. The surprise is the only way to new discoveries. Be playful! ― Gordana Biernat.

For over twenty-five years a favorite of instructors and students around the world, this comprehensive guide to the major critical approaches to literature has been thoroughly revised to reflect the explosion of critical theories and the radical expansion and revision of the literary canon that have taken place in recent decades. Two entirely new chapters cover feminist approaches and structuralism and poststructuralism, and there are substantial new sections on recent neo-Marxist theories, dialogics, hermeneutics, the new historicism, and reader-response criticism. In addition, bibliographic references have been updated and expanded throughout. Combining the best features of competing texts, the Handbook not only defines and outlines the development of all the major critical-interpretive perspectives, with copious references to the most important and influential sources, but offers detailed practical applications of the various approaches to the same four literary works--a unique feature that gives students both a dramatic demonstration of the strengths of each approach and a memorable set of models for the interpretation of other literary works. Organized for flexibility, the Handbook can be taught as a continuous unit or adapted to fit courses organized by genre, and is equally successful as an introductory survey for beginning students and as a reference and bibliographic guide for graduates. Offering a practical yet scholarly blend of applied criticism and pedagogy in an engaging style and an accessible format, this new edition of the Handbook is an invaluable companion for today's students of literature and literary criticism.
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This is a highly interesting book for anybody who is a lover of literature. I would recommend this book to professionals and any other people who like to read well written books.
This book introduces different approaches to the interpretation of literature (fiction). Both traditional and non-traditional approaches, including historical-biographical approaches, formalist approaches, psychological approaches, mythological approaches, feminist approaches, cultural approaches, structuralist approaches and other approaches.
Throughout the book, the same examples are used (including Hamlet and Huckleberry Finn). The book is very clear and easy, yet extremely informative.
Why do I, an information scientist without background in literature, review this book here on Amazon? Because I find that it is a very relevant book for students in library schools, one that can be used in my "domain analytic" approach to library and information studies.
The classification and indexing of literature (fiction and non-fiction) is core activity for information professionals. This book demonstrates, that the interpretation of a book (say Hamlet) depends on the theoretical outlook of the interpreter. A book can be indexed or classified in many ways. Each approach or paradigm in a strong way is a theory about how a book should be interpreted, and has strong implication on how it should be indexed or classified in an ideal library. My impression is, however, that librarians and information specialist seldom uses such theory, when they discuss indexing or classification principles (e.g., for fiction). Most often they base their principles on empirical methods or common sense, which in my opinion is not enough.
too many marking inside the book.
It was in absolute perfect condition!
This book is a wonderful tool for understanding literature. It provides an overview of literary criticism that is thorough enough for most to understand and specific enough to educate the reader on what they need to know to understand and apply the critical approaches well. From formalism to feminism to literary Darwinism, this book covers a wide variety of approaches and gives good examples of how to apply them to literature. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read and wants to go a level deeper or to anyone who studies literary criticism.
There are easy books that discuss critical literary theory and there are dense ones. A HANDBOOK OF CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LITERATURE falls under the 'easy' category. A barometer for distinguishing the two can often be found in how often the author uses the terms 'dialectic' and 'mythopoetic' within the same sentence. Fortunately for the novice, authors Guerin, Labor, Morgan, Reesman and Willingham have written a text clearly designed for those who will be taking their first undergraduate course in literary theory. This text was originally written in 1966, when twentieth century critical theory was more or less limited to what the authors call the 'traditional' approaches, which then encompassed the New Criticism (only the text itself counted--no biographical or autobiographical material was deemed relevant), the Freudian/Psychoanalytic (the dim recesses of the author's psyche and personality were indelibly rooted in the work), the Mythical/Archetypal (enduring images or 'archetypes' transcended all cultures to emerge in all works), and Feminist (gender emasculation and castration were unconsciously infused into any work written by a male).

The explanations given to these discrete variations are well explained and bedrock. For the literary novice who wishes to know a feminist interpretation of say, Marvel's "To His Coy Mistress," this novice could do worse than to study the two pages given to this poem. The problem with this text is that it gives scant attention to recent approaches. The authors lump together in one chapter called "Additional Approaches" the following: Aristotelian Criticism, Genre Criticism, Marxist Criticism, Structuralism, Postructuralism, Deconstruction, Phenomenological Criticism, and Reader-Response Criticism. What I got from this chapter was a sort of Monarch Notes version, which, considering the level of difficulty involved in each, is not necessarily a bad thing. On the whole, Guerin et al have written and updated a valuable first text on critical theory that invites the reader to pursue the sort of inquiry that is required on the graduate level. Recommended.
Well condition!!! Much appreciated!!! Especially when it is come from an independent book store. Thanks Oxford university press for getting their jobs done.
Great book! Super helpful in teaching with a critical engagement framework. A must have.