Content Area Reading



        Abbs, Peter and John Richardson. The Forms of Poetry: a practical study guide for

                   English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,1990.

        Bloom, Harold. The Art of Reading Poetry. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2004.

        Heaney, Seamns and Ted Hughes ed. The Rattle Bag. London: Faber and Faber,1982.

        McRae, John. The Language of Poetry. London: Routledge, 1998.

        Padel, Ruth. 52 Ways of looking at a Poem. London: Vintage Books, 2002.

        Strand, Mark and Eavan Boland. The Making of a Poem. London: W.W. Norton &

                   Company, 2001.



        Bruccoli, Matthew. Ed. New Essays on The Great Gatsby. Cambridge: Cambridge

                   University Press, 1985.

        Chambers, John B. The Novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald. London: MacMillan, 1989.

        Eble, Kenneth. F. Scott Fitzgerald. New York: Twayne Publishers Inc., 1963.

        Hindus, Milton. F. Scott Fitzgerald: An Introduction and Interpretation. New York: Holt,

                   Rinehart and Winston Inc., 1968.

        Kazin, Alfred. Ed. F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Man and His Work. New York: Collier MacMillan

                   Publishers, 1974.

        Mizener, Arthur. Ed. F. Scott Fitzgerald. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc., 1963.

        Piper, Henry Dan. Fitzgerald’s The great Gatsby: The Novel, the Critics, the Background.

                   New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1970.

        Way, Brian. F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Art of Social Fiction. London: Edward Arnold, 1980.


Short Story

        Bell, James Scott. Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure. Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books,


        Gardner, John. The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers. New York: Vintage

                   Books, 1991.

        Gioia, Dana and R.S. Gwynn. The Art of the Short Story. New York: Pearson Longman,


        Gwynn, R.S. Fiction – A Pocket Anthology. New York: Pearson Education, Inc., 2009.

        Kempton, Gloria. Write Great Fiction: Dialogue. Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books, 2004.

        Knight, Damon. Creating Short Fiction: the Classic Guide to Writing Short Fiction.

                   New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1997.

        Kress, Nancy. Elements of Fiction Writing: Beginnings, Middles & Ends. Ohio: Writer’s

                   Digest Books, 1993.

        Kress, Nancy. Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint. Ohio: Writer’s

                   Digest Books, 2005.

        Noble, William. Elements of Fiction Writing: Conflict, Action & Suspense. Ohio:

                   Writer’s Digest Books, 1994.

        Rozelle, Ron. Write Great Fiction: Description & Setting. Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books,




        Aspinall, Dana. Ed. Critical Essays: The Taming of the Shrew. New York and London:

                   Routledge, 2002.

        Bloom, Harold. Ed. Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations: The Taming of the Shrew.

                   London: Chelsea House, 1988.

        Bloom, Harold. Ed. Bloom’s Shakespeare through the Ages: The Taming of the Shrew.

                   London: Blooms Literary Criticism, 2007.

        Thompson, Ann. Ed. The New Cambridge Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew. New

                   York: Cambridge University Press, 1984.




        Bergan, Ronald. Film. London: Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2006.

        Giannetti, Louis. Understanding Movies. 12th ed. New York: Allyn & Bacon, 2010.

        Hunt, Robert Edgar, John Marland and Steven Rawle. Basics Film-making: the language

                   of film. USA: AVA Publishing SA, 2010.


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