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Book Review and Literary Essay

This course focuses on production nonfiction writing that many practicing poets and fiction writers engage in: writing individual book reviews, and composing literary essays on a contemporary writer's career, on the influence of one writer on another, or on cultural themes involving contemporary writers. Such essays are ways of writing about literature in other than scholarly articles, while using critical methods common to scholars and creative writers in workshop. Students will study and discuss samples of the genre while writing their own essays and reviews.

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