How to Read Literature by Terry Eagleton

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Read How to Read Literature Online Free - What makes a work of literature good or bad? How freely can the reader interpret it? Could a nursery rhyme like Baa Baa Black Sheep be full of concealed loathing, resentment and aggression? In this accessible, delightfully entertaining book, Terry Eagleton addresses these intriguing questions and a host of others. How to Read Literature is the book of choice for students new to the study of literature and for all other readers interested in deepening their understanding and enriching their reading experience. In a series of brilliant analyses, Eagleton shows how to read with due attention to tone, rhythm, texture, syntax, allusion, ambiguity, and other formal aspects of literary works. He also examines broader questions of character, plot, narrative, the creative imagination, the meaning of fictionality, and the tension between what works of literature say and what they show. Unfailingly authoritative and cheerfully opinionated, the author provides useful commentaries on classicism, Romanticism, modernism and postmodernism along with spellbinding insights into a huge range of authors, from Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Samuel Beckett and J. K. Rowling.

Title : How to Read Literature
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ISBN : 0300190964
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 216 pages


Bill rated it ★★★★☆

January 27, 2018

At first glance, this is a straightforward book. Written by a clear-thinking critic in pellucid prose, it is entitled How to Read Literature and consists of five chapters headed “Openings,” “Character,” “Narrative,” Interpretations,” and “Value.” Tell me, what could be more straightforward than t...

Araz rated it ★★★☆☆

September 29, 2017

من شأن هذا الكتاب أن يغير نظرتك لقراءة الأدب من خلال عرض مجموعة من الأمثلة التي تتضمن أشهر الروايات العالمية ، من خلالها يمارس الكاتب نمطاً خاصاً من التحليل والنقد بأسلوب شفاف ليتلمس القارئ بعض خفايا تلك الروايات والتعمق فيها في سردها وشخصياتها وحبكتها وقيمتها الأدبية والأخلاقية والمعنوية، يحاول...

golyatkin rated it ★★★★★

March 02, 2016

Bu kadar eğlendiğim, kahkaha attığım başka bir kitap okumadım :) Okumak isteyenler için kitabın çok sayıda kitap hakkında, bol miktarda spoiler içerdiğini belirteyim. Eleştiri olduğu için bu kaçınılmaz bir durum ancak bilmeyenler olabilir. "Edebiyat, etrafı dalkavuklarla çevrili sonsuz güçlü bir...

Nandakishore rated it ★★★☆☆

October 04, 2015

I have always liked to read books on literary theory - to know the gears and cogs that mesh and grind within the machine known as "literature". We all know that the written word immediately does not become literature; nor do most of the stories and poems we read. We also know that stories we real...

Emma rated it ★★★☆☆

August 02, 2016

A readable introduction to approaching literature in a more structured, insightful way. Definitely one for beginners, it's funny and evaluative but at the more basic end of the literary criticism scale. It covers a good range of titles, many of which I haven't read (on the TBR they go) and the th...

Volkan rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2017

ben zevkle okudum. bugüne kadar edebiyat üzerine sadece romanlarını ilgiyle takip ettiğim yazarların metinlerini ve yine o yazarlar üzerine yazılanları okumuştum. bu kitap gibi edebiyatı daha genel anlamda işleyen bir şey okumamıştım. bence kitap genel olarak zihninizi açmaya; bir metne bakabilece...

Ludmilla rated it ★★★★☆

July 14, 2015

Özellikle Üçüncü Polis'in ilk paragrafı ve ayrıntılı Büyük Umutlar incelemesi şahane. Harry Potter ve diğer küçük değiniler de bonus. Çeviri çok özenli ama imkânınız varsa orijinal dilinden okumanızı tavsiye ederim zira vurgular, kullanılan kelimeler, dizilis vs de inceleniyor. Türkçe baskıda bu...

Udeni rated it ★★★★★

October 09, 2016

"Like clog dancing, the art of analysing works of literature is almost dead on its feet." Terry Eagleton is never better than when grumpy. And here, the old curmudgeon takes on an entertaining and erudite ramble through books. Less of a how-to guide and more of an opinion-piece, this book is Eagle...

hayatem rated it ★★★★★

April 30, 2017

"الأدب يدور عن التجربة المحسوسة للغة، وليس عن الاستعمال الفعلي لها فحسب. " تيري ايغلتون يتناول ايغلتون في الكتاب عدة شواغل أدبية ومفاهيمية ولغوية بمنهجية نقدية لطبيعة الأدب ووسائل تحليله بأنساقه البنيوية، مع عنايته بالجذور الميثولوجية . الشخصيات ، الحبكة، الحوار، اللغة، وأمور فنية أخرى، كتتبع البناء...

Bloodorange rated it ★★★☆☆

September 25, 2016

The first chapter (Openings) and the last part of the final chapter (Values), where Eagleton analyses fragments of prose and poetry are fabulous, like a live session with an inspiring professor. But as for the middle - I am not sure I can imagine who this book was written for; am under impression...

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