This Thing Called Literature : Reading, Thinking, Writing

This Thing Called Literature : Reading, Thinking, Writing

Description

What is this thing called literature? Why should we study it? And how?

Relating literature to topics such as dreams, politics, life, death, the ordinary and the uncanny, this beautifully written book establishes a sense of why and how literature is an exciting and rewarding subject to study. Bennett and Royle delicately weave an essential love of literature into an account of what literary texts do, how they work and what sort of questions and ideas they provoke.

The book's three parts reflect the fundamental components of studying literature: reading, thinking and writing. The authors use helpful, familiar examples throughout, offering rich reflections on the question `What is literature?' and on what they term `creative reading'.

Bennett and Royle's lucid and friendly style encourages a deep engagement with literary texts. This book is not only an essential guide to the study of literature, but an eloquent defence of the discipline.


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Details

Author(s)
Andrew Bennett, Nicholas Royle
Format
Paperback | 160 pages
Dimensions
133 x 197 x 9.4mm | 181g
Publication date
06 Jul 2015
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
ROUTLEDGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
1st ed.
ISBN10
1408254018
ISBN13
9781408254011
Bestsellers rank
60,051