Language, Literature, and Critical Practice: Ways of Analysing Text

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Text analyses

Martin Heidegger on Georg Trakl's 'A Winter Evening'

6

Jacques Derrida and Paul de Man on Percy Bysshe Shelley's The Triumph of Life

8

William Empson on William Wordsworth's 'Prelude'

11

Paul de Man on William Wordsworth's 'Prelude'

12

Marianne Dekoven on Gertrude Stein's 'Portrait of Mabel Dodge at the Villa Curonia'

22

Michael Halliday on 'The teacher taught the student English'

26

Deirdre Burton on Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

30

Beng Huat Chua on the preliminary report of the Canadian Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism

33

Tanya Reinhart on an interviewer/patient discourse

35

Gunther Kress on a speech therapist's transcript

38

Ruqaiya Hasan on William Yeats's, 'The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water'

51

Samuel Jay Keyser on Wallace Stevens's 'The Death of a Soldier'

52

Walter Nash on D.H. Lawrence's 'Odour of Chrysanthemums'

53

Donald Davie on Percy Bysshe Shelley's 'To Jane: the Invitation'

59

Jonathan Holden on Nancy Willard's 'Walking Poem'

68

Christopher Ricks on William Empson's 'Note on Local Flora'

69

Merle Brown on Wallace Stevens's 'The Motive for Metaphor'

70

Cleanth Brooks on William Faulkner's 'An Odor of Verbena'

74

Cleanth Brooks on William Faulkner's 'The Marble Faun'

74

Donald Davie on Percy Bysshe Shelley's 'The Cloud'

77

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Series Editor's Introduction to the Interface Series xi
  • Foreword xv
  • Acknowledgements xvi
  • Text Analyses xvii
  • Preface 1
  • 1 - How Texts Mean: Reading as Critical/Political Practice 5
  • 2 - Language, Literature and Scientific Fictions 45
  • 3 - Reading Literary Texts: Traditions, Assumptions, Practices 57
  • 4 - Reading Texts Closely: Language, Style and the 'Buried Life of Words' 88
  • 5 - The Linguistics of Text: Structures and Strictures 117
  • Afterword 167
  • Notes 170
  • Bibliography 176
  • Index 207
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