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The Anatomy of Literary Studies (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Marjorie Boulton


198 pages

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First published in 1980, The Anatomy of Literary Studies provides students of English Literature with a clearer understanding of the significance and scope of the subject and a comprehensive background to its study. It gives pointers towards intellectual integrity and advice on independent study, libraries, essay writing and examinations. This reissue of Marjorie Boulton’s classic work will be of particular value to students studying English at university or those applying to a course who would like a fuller understanding of what it might entail.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Why study literature? 2. Flying solo 3. Is the syllabus silly? 4. Do we murder to dissect? 5. Relevance and reverence 6. Owning, borrowing, consulting 7. Editions 8. The author and the critics 9. Some ways of misjudging 10. Some ways of misreading 11. Figs, dates and reasons 12. Background knowledge 13. Instruction and discussion 14. A few favourite fallacies 15. Some rudiments of study technique 16. Essays and papers 17. Examinations 18. Some useful books; Notes

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