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Writing Essays About Literature

Author : Katherine O. Acheson

ISBN10 : 9781770482777

Publisher : Broadview Press

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 1654

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Book Summary: This book gives students an answer to the question, “What does my professor want from this essay?” In lively, direct language, it explains the process of creating “a clearly-written argument, based on evidence, about the meaning, power, or structure of a literary work.” Using a single poem by William Carlos Williams as the basis for the process of writing a paper about a piece of literature, it walks students through the processes of reading, brainstorming, researching secondary sources, gathering evidence, and composing and editing the paper. Writing Essays About Literature is designed to strengthen argumentation skills and deepen understanding of the relationships between the reader, the author, the text, and critical interpretations. Its lessons about clarity, precision, and the importance of providing evidence will have wide relevance for student writers.

Writing Essays About Literature

Author : Kelley Griffith

ISBN10 : 1133007740

Publisher : Nelson Education

Number of Pages : 480

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 1605

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Book Summary: Widely used in introductory literature courses as a style guide or as a supplement to anthologies, this book provides valuable guidelines for interpreting literature and writing essays. It includes full-length selections as well as essays. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing Essays About Literature: A Brief Guide for University and College Students - Second Edition

Author : Katherine O. Acheson

ISBN10 : 1770487980

Publisher : Broadview Press

Number of Pages : 232

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 698

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Book Summary: This book gives students an answer to the question, “What does my professor want from this essay?” Using a single poem by William Carlos Williams as the basis for the process of writing a paper, it walks students through the processes of reading, brainstorming, researching secondary sources, gathering evidence, and composing and editing the paper. Writing Essays About Literature is designed to strengthen argumentation skills and deepen understanding of the relationships between the reader, the author, the text, and critical interpretations. Its lessons about clarity, precision, and the importance of providing evidence will have wide relevance for student writers. The second edition has been updated throughout and provides three new complete sample essays showing varying approaches to the final essay.

The Great Gatsby (with Audio & Text)

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald

ISBN10 :

Publisher : East West Studio

Number of Pages : 500

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 486

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Book Summary: The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Set on the prosperous Long Island of 1922, The Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its fictional narrative. That era, known for profound economic prosperity, the development of jazz music flapper culture, new technologies in communication (motion pictures, broadcast radio, recorded music) forging a genuine mass culture; and bootlegging, along with other criminal activity, is plausibly depicted in Fitzgerald's novel. Fitzgerald uses many of these societal developments of the 1920s that were to build Gatsby's stories from many of the simple details like automobiles to broader themes like Fitzgerald's discreet allusions to the organized crime culture which was the source of Gatsby's fortune. Fitzgerald depicts the garish society of the Roaring Twenties by placing the book's plotline within the historical context of the era.

How to Write Critical Essays

Author : David B. Pirie

ISBN10 : 1134948883

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 140

Category : Education

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Book Summary: This invaluable book offers the student of literature detailed advice on the entire process of critical essay writing, from first facing the question right through to producing a fair copy for final submission to the teacher.

A Room of One's Own

Author : Virginia Woolf

ISBN10 : 1913724247

Publisher : Renard Press Ltd

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Education

Viewed : 1996

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Book Summary: In October 1928 Virginia Woolf was asked to deliver speeches at Newnham and Girton Colleges on the subject of ‘Women and Fiction’; she spoke about her conviction that ‘a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction’. The following year, the two speeches were published as A Room of One’s Own, and became one of the foremost feminist texts. Knitted into a polished argument are several threads of great importance – women and learning, writing and poverty – which helped to establish much of feminist thought on the importance of education and money for women’s independence. In the same breath, Woolf brushes aside critics and sends out a call for solidarity and independence – a call which sent ripples well into the next century. 'Brilliant interweaving of personal experience, imaginative musing and political clarity' — Kate Mosse, The Guardian 'Probably the most influential piece of non-fictional writing by a woman in this century.' — Hermione Lee, The Financial Times

The Wisdom of Crowds

Author : James Surowiecki

ISBN10 : 0307275051

Publisher : Anchor

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Business & Economics

Viewed : 1948

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Book Summary: In this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant—better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. With boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, Surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our companies, and think about our world.

Intimations

Author : Zadie Smith

ISBN10 : 0735241198

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 96

Category : Literary Collections

Viewed : 831

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Book Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of O Magazine’s “top 20 of 2020” On TIME’s 2020 “Must-Read” list Deeply personal and powerfully moving, a short and timely series of essays on the experience of lock down, by one of the most clear-sighted and essential writers of our time "There will be many books written about the year 2020: historical, analytic, political and comprehensive accounts. This is not any of those--the year isn't half-way done. What I've tried to do is organize some of the feelings and thoughts that events, so far, have provoked in me, in those scraps of time the year itself has allowed. These are above all personal essays: small by definition, short by necessity." Crafted with the sharp intelligence, wit, and style that have won Zadie Smith millions of fans, and suffused with a profound intimacy and tenderness in response to these unprecedented times, Intimations is a vital work of art, a gesture of connection, and an act of love--an essential book in extraordinary times.

How to Write Essays and Dissertations

Author : Alan Durant,Nigel Fabb

ISBN10 : 131786798X

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 184

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 636

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Book Summary: The first book that literature students should read, this guide reveals the distinct set of skills, conventions and methods of essay and dissertation writing. Taking students through the various stages of writing, from planning to final submission, it offers specific guidelines and a lively, detailed commentary on actual examples of student work at each stage.

Steps to Writing Well, 2016 MLA Update

Author : Jean Wyrick

ISBN10 : 1337517852

Publisher : Nelson Education

Number of Pages : 672

Category : Education

Viewed : 1886

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Book Summary: With the most coverage of the writing process of any rhetorical writing guide, STEPS TO WRITING WELL has helped thousands of students learn to write effective academic essays. Jean Wyrick's text is known for its student-friendly, approachable tone and the way it presents rhetorical strategies for composing essays in an easy-to-follow progression of useful lessons and activities. With thoughtful instruction, almost 40 student and professional readings, and a wealth of short and long assignments, the text gives students the models and practice they need to write well-constructed essays with confidence. This 13th edition features useful new visual learning aids; many new student samples, professional readings, and advertisements; new essay assignments that promote using sources and multiple rhetorical strategies; a new organization for expository writing assignments and research; and updated discussions of drafting and reading multimodal texts. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Steps to Writing Well with Additional Readings, 2016 MLA Update

Author : Jean Wyrick

ISBN10 : 1337280941

Publisher : Nelson Education

Number of Pages : 768

Category : Education

Viewed : 1926

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Book Summary: With the most coverage of the writing process and the most professional readings, STEPS TO WRITING WELL WITH ADDITIONAL READINGS has helped thousands of students learn to write effective academic essays. Jean Wyrick’s text is known for its student-friendly, approachable tone and the way it presents rhetorical strategies for composing essays in an easy-to-follow progression of useful lessons and activities. With thoughtful instruction, almost 70 student and professional readings, and a wealth of short and long assignments, the text gives students the models and practice they need to write well-constructed essays with confidence. This 10th edition features useful new visual learning aids; many new student samples, professional readings, and advertisements; new essay assignments that promote using sources and multiple rhetorical strategies; a new organization for expository writing assignments and research; and updated discussions of drafting and reading multimodal texts. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Common Writing

Author : Stefan Collini

ISBN10 : 0191076775

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 384

Category : History

Viewed : 360

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Book Summary: In a series of penetrating and attractively readable essays, Stefan Collini explores aspects of the literary and intellectual culture of Britain from the early twentieth century to the present. Common Writing focuses chiefly on writers, critics, historians, and journalists who occupied wider public roles as cultural commentators or intellectuals, as well as on the periodicals and other genres through which they attempted to reach such audiences. Among the figures discussed are T.S. Eliot, Graham Greene, J.B. Priestley, C.S. Lewis, Kingsley Amis, Nikolaus Pevsner, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Christopher Hitchens, and Michael Ignatieff. The essays explore the variety of such figures' writings - something that can get overlooked or forgotten when they are treated exclusively in terms of their contribution to one established or professional category such as 'novelist' or 'historian' - while capturing their distinctive writing voices and those indirect or implicit ways in which they position or reveal themselves in relation to specific readerships, disputes, and traditions. These essays engage with recent biographies, collections of letters, and new editions of classic works, thereby making some of the fruits of recent scholarly research available to a wider audience. Collini has been acclaimed as one of the most brilliant essayists of our time, and this collection shows him at his subtle, perceptive, and trenchant best. Common Writing will appeal to (and delight) readers interested in literature, history, and contemporary cultural debate.

Agitations

Author : Arthur Krystal

ISBN10 : 9780300145601

Publisher : Yale University Press

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: This book examines the role of temperament and taste in the forming of aesthetic and ideological opinions. In provocative chapters about reading and writing, about the relation between life and literature, about knowledge and certainty, about God and death, and about a gradual disaffection with the literary scene, the book demonstrates that opposing points of view are based more on innate predilections than on disinterested thought or analysis.

Writing in the Dark

Author : David Grossman

ISBN10 : 9781429996167

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Number of Pages : 144

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1013

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Book Summary: Recent essays on Israel, literature, and language from one of the country's most respected and best-loved voices Throughout his career, David Grossman has been a voice for peace and reconciliation between Israel and its Arab citizens and neighbors. In six new essays on politics and culture in Israel today, he addresses the conscience of a country that has lost faith in its leaders and its ideals. This collection, Writing in the Dark, includes an already famous speech concerning the disastrous Second Lebanon War of 2006, the war that took the life of Grossman's twenty-year-old son, Uri. Moving, humane, clear-sighted, and courageous, touching on literature and artistic creation as well as politics and philosophy, these writings are a cri de coeur from a heroic voice of reason at a time of uncertainty and despair.

Essays on Literature

Author : Thomas Carlyle

ISBN10 : 0520974468

Publisher : Univ of California Press

Number of Pages : 880

Category : Literary Collections

Viewed : 1997

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Book Summary: Essays on Literature brings together ten of the most important literary reviews and essays written by the acclaimed Victorian philosopher, social critic, and essayist Thomas Carlyle. Spanning his writing career, the essays allow the reader to track Carlyle's development as a reviewer and stylist, the evolution of his perennial themes, and the tremendous impact of his writing on the development of British and American literature. In keeping with the Norman and Charlotte Strouse Edition of the Writings of Thomas Carlyle, these essays are accompanied by a thorough historical introduction to the material, extensive notes providing historical and cultural context while expanding on references and allusions, and a textual apparatus that carefully details and explains the editorial decisions made in reconciling the many editions of each essay.

Wild About Books

Author : Michael Wilding

ISBN10 : 1925801985

Publisher : Australian Scholarly Publishing

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Wild About Books – essays on books and writing, about reading them and writing them, and publishing them and collecting them and preserving them in libraries. Essays about the shared experience of literature, the art and craft of writing, the pleasures of reading, the survival of five hundred years of print culture, together with reflections and suggestions on creative writing, on what to do, and how to do it, and on what I’ve done, and why I wrote this book and how I wrote that one, together with anecdotes from other writers’ experiences, from writers in person, and from the books they have written. ‘What strikes one first … is Wilding’s keen sense of literary integrity … an ironic, witty, highly educated, and in its indirect way, passionate authorial persona who has believed in literature as a life of principle, has seen many of the bases of that belief assaulted by abstruse theory, trendy anti-realism, and sinecure-seeking cynicism, and yet still in the face of everything, is able to make the affirming act through the agency of fiction … No one in English writes better fiction about the process of writing than Wilding.’ – Don Graham, Antipodes ‘A career that is remarkable for how prolific and innovative it has been in so many areas, whether Wilding was working as a short story writer, novelist, critic, editor, commentator, anthologist, or publisher. Few Australian writers have successfully ventured so much and for so long. Moreover, a surprising coherence exists among this variety. Wilding’s work is driven by his political radicalism, which seems as much to do with a probing, sometimes acrid, intelligence, as sentiment.’ – Peter Pierce, Dictionary of Literary Biography

Writing in the Kitchen

Author : David A. Davis,Tara Powell

ISBN10 : 1626742103

Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 714

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Book Summary: Scarlett O’Hara munched on a radish and vowed never to go hungry again. Vardaman Bundren ate bananas in Faulkner’s Jefferson, and the Invisible Man dined on a sweet potato in Harlem. Although food and stories may be two of the most prominent cultural products associated with the South, the connections between them have not been thoroughly explored until now. Southern food has become the subject of increasingly self-conscious intellectual consideration. The Southern Foodways Alliance, the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, food-themed issues of Oxford American and Southern Cultures, and a spate of new scholarly and popular books demonstrate this interest. Writing in the Kitchen explores the relationship between food and literature and makes a major contribution to the study of both southern literature and of southern foodways and culture more widely. This collection examines food writing in a range of literary expressions, including cookbooks, agricultural journals, novels, stories, and poems. Contributors interpret how authors use food to explore the changing South, considering the ways race, ethnicity, class, gender, and region affect how and what people eat. They describe foods from specific southern places such as New Orleans and Appalachia, engage both the historical and contemporary South, and study the food traditions of ethnicities as they manifest through the written word.

Selected Literary Essays

Author : C. S. Lewis

ISBN10 : 0062313738

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 100

Category : Religion

Viewed : 1905

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Book Summary: Selected Literary Essays includes over twenty of C. S. Lewis’s most important literary essays, written between 1932 and 1962. The topics discussed in this volume range from Chaucer to Kipling, from "The literary impact of the authorized version" to "Psycho-analysis and literary criticism," to Shakespeare and Bunyan, and Sir Walter Scott and William Morris. Common to each essay, however, are the lively wit, the distinctive forthrightness, and the discreet erudition which characterize Lewis's best critical writing.

The Hidden Machinery: Essays on Writing

Author : Margot Livesey

ISBN10 : 1941040691

Publisher : Tin House Books

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Literary Collections

Viewed : 1374

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Book Summary: A masterclass for those who love reading literature and for those who aspire to write it. “Read everything that is good for the good of your soul. Then learn to read as a writer, to search out that hidden machinery, which it is the business of art to conceal and the business of the apprentice to comprehend.” In The Hidden Machinery, critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author Margot Livesey offers a masterclass for those who love reading literature and for those who aspire to write it. Through close readings, arguments about craft, and personal essay, Livesey delves into the inner workings of fiction and considers how our stories and novels benefit from paying close attention to both great works of literature and to our own individual experiences. Her essays range in subject matter from navigating the shoals of research to creating characters that walk off the page, from how Flaubert came to write his first novel to how Jane Austen subverted romance in her last one. As much at home on your nightstand as it is in the classroom, The Hidden Machinery will become a book readers and writers return to over and over again.

Literature and the Writing Process

Author : Elizabeth McMahan Deceased,Susan X. Day,Robert Funk,Linda Coleman

ISBN10 : 0134163389

Publisher : Pearson

Number of Pages : 1104

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: For courses in Literature for Composition, Writing About Literature, and Introduction to Literature. Great literature as a path to learning writing and critical-thinking skills Great literature is always thought provoking, always new – why not use it to improve your writing skills and sharpen critical thinking? Literature and the Writing Process combines an introductory anthology with detailed instruction in the writing process. By seamlessly integrating literature and composition into one multi-purpose text, the authors enable you to enjoy, understand, and learn from imaginative literature – and to write clearly and intelligently about what you’ve learned. Text writing assignments use literature as a tool of critical thought, a method for analysis, and a way of communicating ideas. Careful integration of rhetorical instruction with the critical study of literature guides you through the allied processes of analytical reading and argumentative writing. As a result, readers learn how to write essays about the major features that are involved in interpreting short stories, poems, and plays. Also available with MyLiteratureLab ® This title is also available with MyLiteratureLab – an online resource that works with our literature anthologies to provide engaging experiences to instructors and students. Students can access new content that fosters an understanding of literary elements, which provides a foundation for stimulating class discussions. This simple and powerful tool offers state-of-the-art audio and video resources along with practical tools and flexible assessment. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLiteratureLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLiteratureLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLiteratureLab, search for: 0134272544 / 9780134272542 Literature and the Writing Process Plus MyLiteratureLab without Pearson eText – Access Card Package, 11/e Package consists of: 0133931269 / 9780133931266 MyLiteratureLab without Pearson eText - Glue-in Access Card 0133931277 / 9780133931273 MyLiteratureLab without Pearson eText – Inside Star Sticker 0134117905 / 9780134117904 Literature and the Writing Process