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    May I ask some help with a review I must do for school?

    Discussion in 'The Art of Critique' started by sophia_esteed, Mar 6, 2008.

    Just like it sounds, there is the review of a book I must do for an exam.
    But, I'm not really skilled at reviewing, so I thought I would ask for some help.
    The book is Jeanette Winterson's "The Passion".
    From where do I start reviewing a book?
    I mean, content-wise, character-wise, plot-wise and everything-else-wide...?
    How do I extract all these kinda contents and how do I treat them?
    And what about intertextual material?
    I mean, like when an author quotes another author/piece of work or embeds myths and the like whithin the text...how do I notice there is this kinda material inside a book and how do I extract such contents? How do I treat them?
    It's my very first time (never did something like this at school/university and never took courses which explain how to do so - Italian school/university sucks when it comes down to teach how do this kinda things; it's all theory, theory, theory and what someone else wrote on someone else...).
    Please, please help! I'm really at a loss. :confused:
    Oh, and if this isn't the right forum to ask so, please, forgive me.
     
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    this entire section is pretty much about reviews and reviewing.
    start at the top by cogito and read the posts all through this section.
    cog's are full of great advice.
     
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    Ok, thanks!
     
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