30-Second Literature (inbunden)
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Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
160
Utgivningsdatum
2020-03-03
Förlag
The Ivy Press
Illustratör/Fotograf
50 color illustrations
Illustrationer
50 color illustrations
Dimensioner
258 x 193 x 15 mm
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594 g
ISBN
9781782408444
30-Second Literature (inbunden)

30-Second Literature

The 50 most important forms, genres and styles, each explained in half a minute

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Whether you're looking for a new author or genre to explore, 30-Second Literature provides you with summaries of the major literary genres, styles and histories. Part of the best-selling 30-Second series, this introductory guide to literature is split into 7 chapters that cover: The History of Literature - from Sanskrit to Modernism The Novel - in all its glorious genres Literary Prose - non-fiction from diaries to philosophies Poetry - from the sonnet to the haiku Drama - interesting theatrical forms and genres Literary Devices - the techniques authors use in their works Literary Styles - the features and history of different styles of writing Each topic is summarised in 300 words and contains a small bibliography for you to expand your bookworm horizons. You can also brush up on literary terms ahead of that book-club meeting, as each chapter features its own glossary. Interspersed throughout the book are profiles of key literary figures that have impacted one of our most beloved hobbies. Literature is not just any written work; it is work that has stood the test of time, that is most widely thought to be of lasting merit. Just how particular books are elevated to literary status, reflects the values and judgements of society and mirrors the development of civilisation. This book is a broad overview of the multitude of voices used to describe our human experience. If you like this, you might also be interested in 30-Second Mythology . . .
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Ella Berthoud is a bibliotherapist at the international School of Life, prescribing literary cures to readers everywhere. She is the author of The Art of Mindful Reading, The Novel Cure and The Story Cure, and read English Literature at Cambridge University. Ella regularly gives talks on reading ailments and mindful reading at bookstores and festivals across the UK. She lives with her family in West Sussex.

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Introduction History of Literature GLOSSARY The oral tradition Early literature Sanskrit literature Medieval literature Early modern literature Modern literature Profile: Hilda Doolittle Modernist literature Postcolonial literature The Novel GLOSSARY The birth of the novel Epistolary novel Historical novel Science fiction Crime Profile: Fyodor Dostoevsky Horror Utopia/Dystopia Fantasy Romance Graphic novel Young adult LGBTQ+ Literary Prose GLOSSARY Short story Diary Autobiography & memoir Profile: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Philosophical works Religious texts Poetry GLOSSARY Epic poem Free verse Sonnet Ode Profile: Hafez Ballad Haiku Ghazal Drama GLOSSARY Tragedy Comedy Profile: Aristophanes Melodrama Theater of the absurd Passion play Political play Literary Devices GLOSSARY Irony Allegory Profile: Jorge Luis Borges Symbolism Anthropomorphism Personification Foreshadow & flashback Literary Styles GLOSSARY Narrative voice Realism Profile: Ali Smith Satire Gothic Postmodernism Stream of consciousness Appendices Resources Notes on contributors Index Acknowledgements