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LITERARY THEORY

A literary theory places current approaches in the wider context of aesthetics, science and political economy. Written as 45 evaluative, jargon-free and largely self-contained chapters, this 170,000 word study surveys the many theories of art, writing, and truth. A free pdf ebook.

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LITERARY CRITICISM

A concise guide to the schools of literary criticism: some seventeen schools are noted in this 150 page free guide, and ten schools covered in detail — traditional, the new criticism, rhetoric approaches, stylistics, metaphor approaches, post-structuralist, myth criticism, etc. approaches. A free pdf ebook.

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WRITING POETRY

A free 568-page book on verse writing as an art form — a practical guide to writing verse in traditional, Modernist and Postmodernist styles. Illustrated with copious examples, this guide bridges the gap between self expression and the production of professional work. A free pdf ebook.

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PUBLISHING POETRY

Written with the beginning in mind, but covering all that the advanced publisher will need to exploit today's new publishing opportunities, this Publishing Poetry Handbook is thorough, up to date and practical: explaining what you need to do at each step. A free pdf ebook.