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By Frank Lentricchia,Andrew DuBois,John Crowe Ransom,Cleanth Brooks,Kenneth Burke

ISBN-10: 0822330261

ISBN-13: 9780822330264

ISBN-10: 0822330393

ISBN-13: 9780822330394

An anthology of exemplary readings by way of the various 20th century’s most well known literary critics, Close Reading provides a variety of responses to the query on the center of literary feedback: how most sensible to learn a textual content to appreciate its which means. The full of life creation and the chosen essays offer an outline of shut interpreting from New feedback via poststructuralism, together with works of feminist feedback, postcolonial conception, queer concept, new historicism, and more.

From a 1938 essay by way of John Crowe Ransom during the paintings of latest students, Close Reading highlights the interaction among critics—the methods they reply to and are prompted by means of others’ works. To facilitate comparisons of method, the gathering contains discussions of a similar basic texts via students utilizing varied serious methods. The essays specialise in Hamlet, “Lycidas,” “The Rape of the Lock,” Ulysses, Invisible guy, loved, Jane Austen, John Keats, and Wallace Stevens and demonstrate not just what the participants are studying, but in addition how they're reading.

Frank Lentricchia and Andrew DuBois’s assortment is an important device for instructing the historical past and perform of shut reading.

Contributors. Houston A. Baker Jr., Roland Barthes, Homi Bhabha, R. P. Blackmur, Cleanth Brooks, Kenneth Burke, Paul de guy, Andrew DuBois, Stanley Fish, Catherine Gallagher, Sandra Gilbert, Stephen Greenblatt, Susan Gubar, Fredric Jameson, Murray Krieger, Frank Lentricchia, Franco Moretti, John Crowe Ransom, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Helen Vendler

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