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The crafty reader, Robert Scholes

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The crafty reader
Title
The crafty reader
Statement of responsibility
Robert Scholes
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This latest book from the well-known literary critic Robert Scholes presents his thoughtful exploration of the craft of reading. He deals with reading not as an art or performance given by a virtuoso reader, but as a craft that can be studied, taught, and learned. Those who master the craft of reading, Scholes contends, will justifiably take responsibility for the readings they produce and the texts they choose to read. Scholes begins with a critique of the New Critical way of reading ("bad for poets and poetry and really terrible for students and teachers of poetry"), using examples of poems by various writers, in particular Edna St. Vincent Millay. He concludes with a consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of the fundamentalist way of reading texts regarded as sacred. To explain and clarify the approach of the crafty reader, the author analyses a wide-ranging selection of texts by figures at the margins of the literary and cultural canon, including Norman Rockwell, Anais Nin, Dashiell Hammett, and J.K. Rowling. Throughout his discussion Scholes emphasises how concepts of genre affect the reading process and how they may work to exclude certain texts from the cultural canon and curriculum
Cataloging source
COCUF
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
The crafty reader, Robert Scholes
Label
The crafty reader, Robert Scholes
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1npz7p
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-250) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: Reading as a Craft""; ""Reading Poetry: A Lost Craft""; ""Reading the World: Textual Realities""; ""Heavy Reading: The Monstrous Personal Chronicle as a Genre""; ""Light Reading: The Private-Eye Novel as a Genre""; ""Fantastic Reading: Science Fantasy as a Genre""; ""Sacred Reading: A Fundamental Problem""; ""Conclusion: A Crafty Reader""; ""Works Cited""; ""Index""
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Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 260 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281729200
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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