This Thing Called Literature

This Thing Called Literature

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What is this thing called literature? Why should we study it? And how? Relating literature to topics such as dreams, politics, life, death, the ordinary and the uncanny, this beautifully written book establishes a sense of why and how literature is an exciting and rewarding subject to study. Bennett and Royle delicately weave an essential love of literature into an account of what literary texts do, how they work and what sort of questions and ideas they provoke. The booka€™s three parts reflect the fundamental components of studying literature: reading, thinking and writing. The authors use helpful, familiar examples throughout, offering rich reflections on the question a€˜What is literature?a€™ and on what they term a€˜creative readinga€™. Bennett and Roylea€™s lucid and friendly style encourages a deep engagement with literary texts. This book is not only an essential guide to the study of literature, but an eloquent defence of the discipline.A good essay, then, tends to establish its parameters in the opening paragraph: it describes and defines its territory and often tries ... There is no hard-and-fast rule about this, of course, but for a 2, 000-word essay this might mean half a dozenanbsp;...

Title:This Thing Called Literature
Author:Andrew Bennett, Nicholas Royle
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-02-11


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