Writing About Literature: Essay and Translation Skills for University Students of English and Foreign Literature

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Routledge, 16. feb. 2005 - 184 sider
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Writing about Literature combines detailed practical and scholarly advice with a sense of the scope and creative possibilities of literary criticism, empowering the student reader to make his or her own discoveries and experiments with language. In addition, it gives valuable guidance on adult language learning and translation skills for students of foreign literature.

This handy, accessible guide covers all aspects of the essay-writing process, including:

  • preliminary reading and choosing and researching a topic
  • referencing and presentation
  • computer use
  • style, structure, vocabulary, grammar and spelling
  • the art and craft of writing
  • scholarly and personal insights into the problems and pleasures of writing about literature.

Written in an entertaining and informative way and containing a wealth of practical advice and scholarly insights, this wise, witty and helpful book should be on every literature student's bookshelf.

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Not the most helpful book I've read: it seemed mainly to be a vehicle for showing off the author's knowledge of literature, rather than a useful guide to the student of literature. In some ways quite dated, now - the paragraph about Google being a drug made me smile. Læs hele anmeldelsen

Indhold

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Reading
4
Chapter 3 Research
22
Chapter 4 Essay topics
34
Chapter 5 Structure
36
Chapter 6 Writing
39
Chapter 7 Some common bad advice
61
Chapter 8 Spelling punctuation and grammar
64
Chapter 9 Foreign languages and literature
95
Chapter 10 Referencing
116
Chapter 11 Presentation
123
Chapter 12 Willpower
129
Notes
132
Bibliography
138
Index
140
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Om forfatteren (2005)

Judith Woolf is a Senior Lecturer at the University of York, where she teaches English and Italian literature.

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