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Sylvan Barnet (1926–2016)

Forfatter af A Short Guide to Writing About Art

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Sylvan Saul Barnet was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 11, 1926. During World War II, he served in the Army for two years. He received a bachelor's degree in English from New York University in 1948 and a master's degree in 1950 and a doctorate in 1954 from Harvard University. For the next vis mere three decades, he taught freshman writing and literature at Tufts University. He wrote or edited numerous textbooks including An Introduction to Literature, A Short Guide to Writing About Literature, A Short Guide to Writing About Art, The Study of Literature: A Handbook of Critical Essays and Terms, and Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing: A Brief Guide to Argument. In the early 1960s, he decided that his students at Tufts University needed an edition of Shakespeare with each play in a separate volume including an introduction and study aids. He presented the idea to editors at the New American Library. The editors approved of the idea and Barnet became the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series. He was the co-author with William Burto of Zen Ink Paintings, which was published in 1982. He died of cancer on January 11, 2016 at the age of 89. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af Sylvan Barnet

A Short Guide to Writing About Art (1981) 960 eksemplarer
Eight Great Tragedies (1957) — Redaktør — 382 eksemplarer
Eight Great Comedies (1958) — Redaktør — 346 eksemplarer
Types of Drama: Plays and Essays (1972) 116 eksemplarer
A Dictionary of Literary Terms (1960) 58 eksemplarer
The Genius of the Irish Theater (1960) — Redaktør — 58 eksemplarer
A Short Guide to College Writing (2001) 48 eksemplarer
The Genius of the Later English Theater (1962) — Editor & Introduction — 36 eksemplarer
Zen ink paintings (1982) 22 eksemplarer
Nine modern classics; an anthology of short novels (1973) — Redaktør — 19 eksemplarer
Harper Anthology of Fiction (1991) — Redaktør — 12 eksemplarer
Aspects of the Drama: A Handbook (1962) 11 eksemplarer

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Genius might be a bit...strong...for a number of these plays. They are standard issue morality plays from the early English theatre, and many of them are rather tedious. There are some truly great works in here, such as MacBeth and Marlowe's Faust. Jonson's Volpone completes the trifecta of worthy plays. I'm afraid Milton's Samson Agonistes left me cold. It probably reads better as poetry than as a play, but even then, it was too repetitive, and way too much logorrhea.
Devil_llama | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 28, 2019 |
A drama text book so the essays were a little dry, but a good broad collection of plays spanning the centuries.
Jane-Phillips | Mar 23, 2018 |
I read this textbook for a sophomore level composition class. It's main focus is on teaching students to write argumentative essays. It contains several good essays on controversial topics that are worth reading. Highlights include essays by Jonathan Swift, Plato, Rush Limbaugh, and Thomas More (to name a few); and poetry by Robert Frost, Andrew Marvell, and Kate Chopin. The essays were thought provoking and well written.

HSContino | May 20, 2016 |


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