Literature and Politics Today: The Political Nature of Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

Literature and Politics Today: The Political Nature of Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

By: M. Keith Booker (editor)Hardback

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Focusing on the intersection of literature and politics since the beginning of the 20th century, this book examines authors, historical figures, major literary and political works, national literatures, and literary movements to reveal the intrinsic links between literature and history. * Covers numerous authors from around the world ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to the modern era * Enables students to better understand literary works central to the curriculum by considering them in their political contexts * Helps readers to use literature in order to learn about modern political and social issues across cultures and better appreciate the political significance of contemporary writings * Contains a number of "gateway" entries that survey entire national literatures, thereby giving readers an introduction to the authors who are important within those literatures * Assists students in evaluating rhetorical strategies and political views, thus fostering critical thinking in support of the Common Core State Standards

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M. Keith Booker is professor of English and director of the Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies program at the University of Arkansas.

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/03/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781610699358
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 377
  • ID: 9781610699358
  • weight: 1039
  • ISBN10: 1610699351

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