By Frank Lentricchia,Andrew DuBois,John Crowe Ransom,Cleanth Brooks,Kenneth Burke

An anthology of exemplary readings by way of the various 20th century’s most suitable literary critics, Close Reading provides a variety of responses to the query on the middle of literary feedback: how most sensible to learn a textual content to appreciate its that means. The vigorous creation and the chosen essays offer an outline of shut interpreting from New feedback via poststructuralism, together with works of feminist feedback, postcolonial concept, queer conception, new historicism, and more.

From a 1938 essay via John Crowe Ransom in the course of the paintings of latest students, Close Reading highlights the interaction among critics—the methods they reply to and are stimulated through others’ works. To facilitate comparisons of method, the gathering contains discussions of a similar fundamental texts by way of students utilizing assorted severe methods. The essays specialise in Hamlet, “Lycidas,” “The Rape of the Lock,” Ulysses, Invisible guy, loved, Jane Austen, John Keats, and Wallace Stevens and show not just what the members are examining, but additionally how they're reading.

Frank Lentricchia and Andrew DuBois’s assortment is an important software for educating the heritage and perform of shut reading.

Contributors. Houston A. Baker Jr., Roland Barthes, Homi Bhabha, R. P. Blackmur, Cleanth Brooks, Kenneth Burke, Paul de guy, Andrew DuBois, Stanley Fish, Catherine Gallagher, Sandra Gilbert, Stephen Greenblatt, Susan Gubar, Fredric Jameson, Murray Krieger, Frank Lentricchia, Franco Moretti, John Crowe Ransom, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Helen Vendler

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