How Literature Works: 50 Key Concepts

How Literature Works: 50 Key Concepts

John Sutherland


How Literature Works is an critical publication for any reader looking a better appreciation in their favourite novel, poem, or play. It bargains a full of life and simple advisor to literary considering. With a sequence of compact essays, the popular literary critic John Sutherland--widely trendy for his wit and transparent reasoning--strips away the obscurity and pretension of literary research. His ebook deals concise definitions and transparent examples of the fifty techniques that each one publication fanatics may still know.

It comprises easy descriptive phrases (ambiguity, epic), the middle vocabulary of literary tradition (genre, style), and units hired by means of authors (irony, defamiliarization). extra commonly, How Literature Works explores the animating techniques in the back of literary concept (textuality, sexual politics), strains the forces that influence literature's position within the genuine global (obscenity, plagiarism), and grapples with the way forward for studying (fanfic, e-book).

For any reader who desires to get the main out of the literature they learn, Sutherland's brief sharp ebook will either tell and delight.

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