THE HABIT OF DOUBT: LITERATURE & CRITICAL THINKING (AN INTRODUCTION)

Madeleine Murphy

ISBN-13: 978-1-935987-63-5

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Suggested Retail: $49.95

$49.95

Description

With fewer adults reading for pleasure, and with the culture turning away from the humanities, why study literature? This book offers an answer to this question. Designed for a college-level composition class, it introduces students not only to literature but also to the value of literature. The book includes:

  • Explanations, exercises and assignments to help students think about literature, develop a theory of reading, and analyze texts;

  • Explanations, exercises and assignments to help students understand the basic principles of logical analysis (induction and deduction) and how literature supports it;

  • Fiction and non-fiction readings clustered around topics and current controversies;

  • Sentence-level and composition exercises to support college writers.

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About the Author(s): Madeleine Murphy

Madeleine Murphy was educated in Europe, earning her undergraduate degree in English Literature from King's College, Cambridge, and an M.Litt from the University of Edinburgh. She has been teaching college-level composition in California for over twenty years.

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