Owen Holland

Introducing Literary Criticism

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From Plato to Virginia Woolf, Structuralism to Practical Criticism, Introducing Literary Criticism charts the history and development of literary criticism into a rich and complex discipline.

Tackling disputes over the value and meaning of literature, and exploring theoretical and practical approaches, this unique illustrated guide will help readers of all levels to get more out of their reading.
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    🌟shared an impressionlast year
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    It's a great book. It introduces you to the "literature history" and how it has been influenced by a lot of things, specially philosophy and critical theory.

    Another really good feature is at the end of the book there's a list with a lot of recommended books if you want to go further.


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    The best way of becoming a literary critic, then, is to read widely in the work of other literary critics, while also paying careful attention to the literary critic’s object of study.
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    Literary criticism is a practice perhaps best learned through imitation.
    Moomin Summerhas quotedlast year
    It is a concise survey of a tradition of literary criticism formed in Anglo-Saxon universities in the 19th and 20th centuries, oriented around syllabuses that have tended largely to rely upon certain exclusions

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