English literature : a very short introduction /

Sweeping across two millennia and every literary genre, acclaimed scholar and biographer Jonathan Bate provides a dazzling introduction to English Literature. The focus is wide, shifting from the birth of the novel and the brilliance of English comedy to the deep Englishness of landscape poetry and...

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Main Author: Bate, Jonathan
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series:Very short introductions ; 249.
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Summary:Sweeping across two millennia and every literary genre, acclaimed scholar and biographer Jonathan Bate provides a dazzling introduction to English Literature. The focus is wide, shifting from the birth of the novel and the brilliance of English comedy to the deep Englishness of landscape poetry and the ethnic diversity of Britain's Nobel literature laureates. It goes on to provide a more in-depth analysis, with close readings from an extraordinary scene in King Lear to a war poem by Carol Ann Duffy, and a series of striking examples of how literary texts change as they are transmitted from writer to reader.
Physical Description:xii, 179 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-174) and index.
ISBN:9780199569267
0199569266