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Author Altick, Richard D. (Richard Daniel), 1915-2008.

Title The art of literary research / Richard D. Altick and John J. Fenstermaker
Edition Fourth edition
Published New York : Norton, [1993]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  808.0072 A4682/a/1993  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 353 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1. Vocation -- 2. The Spirit of Scholarship. 1. Error: Its Prevalence, Progress, and Persistence. 2. Examining the Evidence. 3. Two Applications of the Critical Spirit: Fixing Dates and Testing Authenticity -- 3. Some Scholarly Occupations. 1. Textual Study. 2. Problems of Authorship. 3. The Search for Origins. 4. Tracing Reputation and Influence. 5. Cultivating a Sense of the Past -- 4. Finding Materials -- 5. Libraries -- 6. Making Notes -- 7. The Philosophy of Composition -- 8. The Scholar's Life
Summary Presents a guide to the purposes, methods, and pleasures of research in English and American literature. Traces recent developments in the field, including the use of the computer to gather and store information and the ongoing revision of the literary canon under the impact of women's studies, African-American studies, and other movements
Analysis Literature Research
Literature Research
Notes Previous ed.: 1981
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-279) and index
Subject American literature -- Research -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Criticism -- Authorship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
American literature -- Research -- Methodology.
English literature -- Research -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
English literature -- Research -- Methodology.
Literature -- Research -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Criticism -- Authorship.
Literature -- Research -- Methodology.
English-speaking countries -- Intellectual life -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Author Fenstermaker, John J.
LC no. 91036247
ISBN 0393962407