English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Sweeping across two millennia and every literary genre, acclaimed scholar and biographer Jonathan Bate provides a dazzling introduction to English Literature. The focus is wide, shifting from the birth of the novel and the brilliance of English comedy to the deep Englishness of landscape poetry and the ethnic diversity of Britain's Nobel literature laureates. It goes on to provide a more in-depth analysis, with close readings from an extraordinary scene in King Lear to a war poem by Carol Ann Duffy, and a series of striking examples of how literary texts change as they are transmitted from writer to reader.

The narrative embraces not only the major literary movements such as Romanticism and Modernism, together with the most influential authors including Chaucer, Donne, Johnson, Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens and Woolf, but also little-known stories such as the identity of the first English woman poet to be honoured with a collected edition of her works. Written with the flair and passion for which Jonathan Bate has become renowned, this book is the perfect Very Short Introduction for all readers and students of the incomparable literary heritage of these islands.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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While exploring towering works, Bate remins us that literature can also be terrific fun. ( Christopher Hirst. The Independent)

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Jonathan Bate is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at the University of Warwick. Among his many books are John Clare: A Biography (Farrar Straus Giroux), which won Britain's two oldest literary prizes, the Hawthomden and the James Tait Black, a best-selling book on Shakespeare for the general reader, The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador, UK and OUP, USA), and a major intellectual biography of Shakespeare in the cultural context of the Elizabethan Age ( The Soul of the Age. He is also chief editor of The RSC Shakespeare: Complete Works (Macmillan UK/Random House Modern Library USA).

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 172 x 110 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Sweeping across two millennia and every literary genre, acclaimed scholar and biographer Jonathan Bate provides a dazzling introduction to English Literature. The focus is wide, shifting from the birth of the novel and the brilliance of English comedy to the deep Englishness of landscape poetry and the ethnic diversity of Britain s Nobel literature laureates. It goes on to provide a more in-depth analysis, with close readings from an extraordinary scene in King Lear to a war poem by Carol Ann Duffy, and a series of striking examples of how literary texts change as they are transmitted from writer to reader. The narrative embraces not only the major literary movements such as Romanticism and Modernism, together with the most influential authors including Chaucer, Donne, Johnson, Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens and Woolf, but also little-known stories such as the identity of the first English woman poet to be honoured with a collected edition of her works. Written with the flair and passion for which Jonathan Bate has become renowned, this book is the perfect Very Short Introduction for all readers and students of the incomparable literary heritage of these islands. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780199569267

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2010. Softcover. Condizione libro: New. First edition. 11 x 17 cm. English Literature ? A Very Short Introduction, by Jonathan Bate, offers an informed overview of English literature as seen by a famous critic. Summary of the Book Based on two millennia of every literary genre of English language, the author offers a comprehensive introduction to English literature in this title. It traces the beginning of novel-writing, the genius of English comedy, and the depths of Englishness in landscape poetry. The book also delves into the rich ethnic diversities from which Britain?s Nobel literary laureates emerged. In-depth analysis of significant scenes from King Lear and a war poem by Carol Ann Duffy are also included. It not only deliberates on literary movements like Modernism and Romanticism, but also on the less talked about territories of English literature. This title serves as an exhaustive guide for all students of A-level and undergraduate English Literature courses, with an appeal to the general reader as well. Printed Pages: 179. Codice libro della libreria 94786

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Descrizione libro 2010. Condizione libro: New. 113mm x 175mm x 12mm. A renowned critic, biographer, and Shakespeare scholar, Jonathan Bate provides in this Very Short Introduction a lively and engaging overview of the literature that Jorge Luis Borges called "the.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 179 pages. 0.158. Codice libro della libreria 9780199569267

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