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EBOOK or PDF (Literary Theory For Beginners) author Mary Klages

Turalists who thought language is a #We Use To Describe #use to describe an structured world around us to the postmodernists who basically say that language IS the actual structure of the world and changes in language do in fact change the world itselfNot an easy read for a technologybusiness person like me but it was enjoyable hence 3 stars No couldn t do it I tried Read about half of it and really wanted to find some redeeming ualities First it wasn t for beginners Second parts weren t even theory She had a whole chapter on Freud and why he is obsolete "so don t even ive him space or just ive him a mention " don t even ive him space or just ive him a mention a chapter Then there were the illustrations which should have been serious and technical considering the subject matter and should have one with what was on the pageI Mesagerul get the feeling that the author is probably a better lecturer than writer It really takes a different person to write versus to teach All in all I would listen to a lecture by her but I don t think I d read another book by herThis was from a freeiveaway on Goodreads. M Klages takes on the two most freuently asked uestions about literature and makes it all fun What does the work MEAN What is the deeper hidden or symbolic meaning Did the author intend all these meanings Are any and all meanings present in the text Are all meanings eually validWhat does the work DO Why is literature important What effect does it have on the reader How can literature be a force for social changeSo sit back relax and take it all in. Sy to read overview of a vast subject My Copy Was A Gift copy was a ift Goodreads First Reads This book is very interesting informative and entertaining Unlike the rest of the books I ve read in the For Beginners series it isn t "a comic book But I imagine that it would have been impossible to et all of the " comic book But I imagine that it would have been impossible to et all of the told about in this book into a comic book I learned a lot from this book I had an engineering education and an 18 years career in technology and business I had my share of fiction novels but I didn t have the faintest clue what does it mean to study literature as a serious disciplineI picked this book because I am harboring some fantasies of writing a fiction novel or novella and I was hoping to #Learn Some Techniues Or Secret Recipes The #some techniues or secret recipes The in that sense was extremely disappointing however it opened my eyes to a field of studies I was completely oblivious toLiterary theory is concerned with the meaning and use of language and this book does a reat job explaining the different philosophical schools in that regard starting from struc. Owledge her uniue skills as a teacher and the delightful illustrations of Frank Reynoso help us understand why literature matters how it affects us and how it reflects history culture and diversity Here are ways of thinking about literature not just reading it methods of study and frameworks of interpretation from classical humanism all the way up to psychoanalysis ender and ueer theory race postcolonialism and yes postmodernismWith wit and wisdo. Literary Theory For BeginnersRead this as a refresherSimple enough TO KEEP UP WITH THOUGH TO keep up with though to honest I don t think a person with zero background on theory would understand everything I liked this introduction I learnt a lot and ready to dive deeper into literary theory This is an excellent introductory read for anyone who has even the mildest interest in literary theory Klages defines and dissects the premises of some of the most influential literary criticism lenses and does so in an entertaining personable manner As an English Lit Major it was a refreshing review of some of the topics I encountered in my curriculum but also provided insight into theories that had escaped my awareness until now I will also "Be Reading Some Of Her Recommendations Of Literary Theory Works " reading some of her recommendations of literary theory works at the end of the book I love when authors do this My only caution is to readers who dislike when an author blatantly writes her personal opinion on academic topics as this book is full of authorial opinion on literary movements and theorists Literary Theory for Beginners provides an ea. Have you heard the terms structuralism and deconstruction and postmodernism but aren't really sure what they mean Have you taken a whole course on literary criticism but are still feeling lost Here s the book you need to sort it all out and enjoy doing soIn Literary Theory For Beginners Mary Klages takes you into her classroom cuts through the jargon and explains the ABCs and the DEFs as #Well In Terms You #in terms you et your head around Her breadth of kn. ,

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