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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (8 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0748640258
  • ISBN-13: 978-0748640256
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 1.5 x 15.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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An up-to-date guide for students ... Each chapter is contributed by leading scholars from the University of Edinburgh. --Times Higher Education

About the Author

Dermot Cavanagh is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Edinburgh. Alan Gillis teaches creative writing as well as modern and contemporary poetry at the University of Edinburgh. Michelle Keown is Lecturer in English Literature and the University of Edinburgh and specialises in Postcolonial literature and theory, particularly that of the Pacific region. James Loxley works on Renaissance and early modern poetry and drama, especially the work of Ben Jonson; the literature and political discourse of the civil war period and the writing of Andrew Marvell; and contemporary literary theory, particularly issues of performativity. Randall Stevenson is Professor of Twentieth-Century Literature.

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The cover of this book lists 5 editors, at least 3 of whom have doctorates, and 1 of whom is a professor. Imagine my surprise, then , that this solecism slipped through; "...Language is comprised of a multitude of idioms". NO IT ISN'T; it may be composed of, it may consist of, it may even comprise. BUT NOT COMPRISE OF!!!!!
At this level of scholarship, this is extremely sloppy.
Some of the essays are helpful but some are simply baffling. For example, "...the most we can say about a 'great' work of literature is that it is a particularly impressive failure". I have no idea what that means. My fault, I'm sure, but as an introduction I find this guide lacking.
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I purchased this to accompany me on my first year of an English degree at Edinburgh University, and it has proved very useful. It has been written, and edited, but lecturers and professors of the English department at the university, and as such has proved very helpful for their lectures as well. A lot of the stuff they have taught in class are given more depth when the articles are read from their written essays as well.

This book would also be useful for studenst from other universities too, since it provides an excellent and accessible starting point for credible essay sources. Essays regarding poetry, drama and narrative are all covered over multiple different topics within each literary genre, as well as more broad introductory essays over such as questions as 'What is literature?' as well as others. These are questions which all first year undergraduate literature students will study, so this book proves very useful for this demographic.

The table of contents is clear and concise, and the book itself is not overly large, with it being very easy to find the section you need. The font size is also nice, not too small or too large, and so it makes reading the articles less of a jaunt. I particularly like the section at the end of each essay which provides a list of further related works which you can look up. This is also very useful for essay writing, and shortens the search for sources considerably once you've found the topic you are studying.
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A verx interesting book . it arrived in time, wrapped into a rain-proof envelope. It is a book you should have when studying english literature
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