Close Reading: The Basics

1st Edition

David Greenham

Published August 6, 2018
Reference - 180 Pages
ISBN 9781138562226 - CAT# Y381395
Series: The Basics

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Close reading is the most essential skill that literature students continue to develop across the full length of their studies. This book is the ideal guide to the practice, providing a methodology that can be used for poetry, novels, drama, and beyond. Using classic works of literature, such as Hamlet and The Great Gatsby as case studies, David Greenham presents a unique, contextual approach to close reading, while addressing key questions such as:

  • What is close reading?
  • What is the importance of the relationships between words?
  • How can close reading enhance reading pleasure?
  • Is there a method of close reading that works for all literary genres?
  • How can close reading unlock complexity?
  • How does the practice of close reading relate to other theoretical and critical approaches?

Close Reading: The Basics is formulated to bring together reading pleasure and analytic techniques that will engage the student of literature and enhance their reading experience.


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