AN INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDIES

Third edition

 

 

In this classic beginner's guide to English literature, Mario Klarer offers a concise and accessible discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts, looking at:

definitions of key terms such as literature and text

the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and film

periods and classifications of literature

theoretical approaches to texts

the use of secondary resources

guidelines for writing research essays.

The new and expanded edition is fully updated to include:

a wider range of textual examples from world literature

additional references to contemporary cinema

a section on comparative literature

an extended survey of literary periods and genres

recent changes ...

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