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Reading Between the Lines - Annabel Patterson

Reading Between the Lines

Hardcover Published: 4th March 1993
ISBN: 9780415092401
Number Of Pages: 352

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Annabel Patterson's Reading Between the Lines tackles the hottest topic in literary studies today: the Great Books Debate' and the question of teaching the canon of English literature. In doing so it provides a superbly formulated moderate stance between the Western canon's radical opponents and its zealous protectors. This is the first major work to mediate successfully between conservative proponents of the traditional approach to literary education, and those who insist that literature is an empty category filled only according to society's needs. Its astute and sane analysis will be a welcome contribution to the debate.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 3
Just Reading or Reading Plato's Lawsp. 11
Couples, Canons, and the Uncouth: Spenser-And-Miltonp. 36
A Petitioning Societyp. 57
The Egalitarian Giant: Representations of Justice in History/Literaturep. 80
The Small Cat Massacre: Popular Culture in the 1587 "Holinshed"p. 117
Quod Oportet versus Quod Convenit: John Donne, Kingsman?p. 160
The Good Old Causep. 210
Sleeping with the Enemyp. 276
Postscript: The Return from Theoryp. 318
Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9780415092401
ISBN-10: 041509240X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 4th March 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1