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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 via a number of the 20th century’s premiere literary critics, Close Reading offers a variety of responses to the query on the center of literary feedback: how top to learn a textual content to appreciate its that means. The full of life advent and the chosen essays supply an summary of shut studying from New feedback via poststructuralism, together with works of feminist feedback, postcolonial idea, queer thought, new historicism, and more.

From a 1938 essay through John Crowe Ransom in the course of the paintings of up to date students, Close Reading highlights the interaction among critics—the methods they reply to and are prompted via others’ works. To facilitate comparisons of method, the gathering contains discussions of an analogous basic texts via students utilizing assorted serious methods. The essays specialize in Hamlet, “Lycidas,” “The Rape of the Lock,” Ulysses, Invisible guy, liked, Jane Austen, John Keats, and Wallace Stevens and display not just what the participants are analyzing, but additionally how they're reading.

Frank Lentricchia and Andrew DuBois’s assortment is a vital instrument 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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