An Introduction to Literary Studies, Paperback Book

An Introduction to Literary Studies Paperback


In this classic beginner's guide to English literature, Mario Klarer offers a concise and accessible discussion of central issues in the study of literary texts, looking at: * definitions of key terms such as literature and text * the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and film * periods and classifications of literature * theoretical approaches to texts * the use of secondary resources * guidelines for writing research essays The new and expanded edition is fully updated to include: * a wider range of textual examples from world literature * additional references to contemporary cinema, a section on comparative literature * an extended survey of literary periods and genres * recent changes in MLA guidelines * information on state-of-the-art citation management software * the use and abuse of online resources.

The book also features suggestions for further reading as well as an extensive glossary of key terms.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9780415811903

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