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A Short Guide to Writing About Literature
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A Short Guide to Writing About Literature

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Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Harper Collins
Format: Paperback USED
ISBN: 0673521273
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In its first five editions, A Short Guide to Writing About Literature became widely regarded as the most readable and the most helpful book on the subject.

Now in its sixth edition, the text gains new strength from its greatly increased use of student writing. In addition:

In Part One:

• Emphasis on the close link between reading and writing

• Insights on getting ideas by annotating texts, listing, keeping a journal, and freewriting

• Focus on students asking themselves questions to get writing ideas

In Part Two: 

• Separate chapters on Writing about Essays, Fiction, Drama, Poetry, and Film

• Checklists of questions for readers to ask themselves as they read examples of each genre

In Part Three:

• Coverage of style and format, writing a research paper, and writing essay examinations

• Full texts of "Young Goodman Brown" and "The Lottery"


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Last Updated: 25 September 2017