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In Defense of Reading
By Daniel R. Schwarz

In Defense of Reading

Teaching Literature in the Twenty-First Century

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In Defense of Reading by Daniel R. Schwarz

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Written by influential scholar-critic and award-winning Daniel R. Schwarz, In Defense of Reading: Teaching Literature in the Twenty-First Century is a passionate and joyful defense of the pleasures of reading. This stimulating book provides valuable insights for teachers and students on why we read and how we read when we embark on "the odyssey of reading."* Provides valuable insights into why and how we read* Addresses issues and problems in the contemporary university and offers insights into the future* Explores the life of the mind, the rewards and joys of committed teaching, and the relationship between teaching and scholarship in the contemporary university* Draws on the author's forty years of teaching experience* Following his long term commitment to close reading and historicism, Schwarz shows how the best literary criticism must both respect text and context* Contains insightful and important readings of a broad range of texts, including those by Joyce, Woolf, Conrad, Forster, Gordimer, and Spiegelman's Maus

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405130998
ISBN-10: 1405130997
Format: Paperback
(231mm x 157mm x 17mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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How to Succeed in College and Beyond by Daniel R. Schwarz How to Succeed in College and Beyond, Paperback (February 2016)

How to Succeed in College and Beyond is an insightful, inspired guide to the undergraduate experience that helps students balance the joy of learning with the necessity of career preparation.

Reading the European Novel to 1900 by Daniel R. Schwarz Reading the European Novel to 1900, Hardback (September 2014)

Offers a close reading of individual texts with attention to their cultural and canonical context. This title examines the history and evolution of the novel to 1900 and defines each author's aesthetic, cultural, political, and historical significance.

In Defense of Reading by Daniel R. Schwarz In Defense of Reading, Hardback (September 2008)

What happens when we read imaginative literature? What do we learn from reading such texts? Reading complements our experience, sharpens our perceptions, gives us insight into how other humans live, enables us to understand other cultures and periods, and gives us aesthetic pleasure.

Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel 1890-1930 by Daniel R. Schwarz Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel 1890-1930, Paperback (September 2004)

Presents an insightful study of British fiction in the first half of the twentieth century. This book sets the modern British novel in its intellectual, cultural and literary contexts. It features close readings of Hardy's "Jude the Obscure", Conrad's "Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim", and Lawrence's "Sons and Lovers" and "The Rainbow".

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Author Biography - Daniel R. Schwarz

Daniel R. Schwarz is Frederic J. Whiton Professor of English and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University, where he has taught since 1968. He is the recipient of Cornell's College of Arts and Sciences Russell Award for Distinguished Teaching. Schwarz has published numerous books, including Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel 1890-1934 (2004), Broadway Boogie Woogie: Damon Runyan and the Making of New York City Culture (2003), Rereading Conrad (2001), Imagining the Holocaust (1999), Reconfiguring Modernism: Explorations in the Relationship Between Modern Art and Modern Literature (1997), and Reading Joyce's Ulysses (1987; new ed. 2004).

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