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Reading Between the Lines - Annabel Patterson

Reading Between the Lines

Paperback Published: 4th March 1993
ISBN: 9780415092418
Number Of Pages: 352

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Annable 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 she 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 neo-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 moderation will be a welcome attribute 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: 9780415092418
ISBN-10: 0415092418
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 4th March 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1