Short Guide to Writing About Literature, A, 9th Edition

By Sylvan Barnet, William E. Cain

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 16, 2002

Table of Contents

I. JUMPING IN.

 1. The Writer as Reader: Reading and Responding.

 2. The Reader as Writer: Drafting and Writing.

 3. Two Forms of Criticism: Explication and Analysis.

 4. Other Kinds of Writing About Literature.

II. STANDING BACK: THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT LITERATURE.

 5. What Is Literature?

 6. What Is Interpretation?

 7. What Is Evaluation?

 8. Writing About Literature: An Overview.

III. UP CLOSE: THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT LITERARY FORMS.

 9. Writing About Fiction: The World of the Story.

10. Writing About Drama.

11. Writing About Poetry.

12. Writing About an Author in Depth.

IV. INSIDE: STYLE, FORMAT, AND SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS.

13. Style and Format.

14. Writing a Research Paper.

15. New Approaches to the Research Paper: Literature, History, and the World Wide Web.

16. Essay Examinations.

Appendix A: Two Stories.

James Joyce, Araby.

Eudora Welty, A Worn Path.

Appendix B: Literary Research: Print and Electronic Resources.

Appendix C: Glossary of Literary Terms.

Credits.

Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poems.

Index of Literary Terms.

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