9781405859141

An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory

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  • ISBN13:

    9781405859141

  • ISBN10:

    1405859148

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 5/28/2009
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Fresh, original and compelling,An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theoryis the essential guide to literary studies. The market-leading introduction to literature, criticism and theory, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to studying literature, and introduces theory in a non-threatening way Fully updated to take into account new theory - such as eco-criticism This new edition is supported by a companion website, which will contain additional, downloadable chapters on How to Read and How to Write

Author Biography

Andrew Bennett is Professor of English at the University of Bristol. He has also authored Ignorance: Literature and Agnology (MUP) and Wordsworth Writing (CUP). Nicholas Royle is Professor of English at the University of Sussex. He is the author of The Uncanny (MUP) and Jacques Derrida in the Routledge Critical Thinkers Series.

Table of Contents

The beginning
Readers and reading
The author
The text and the world
The uncanny
Monuments
Narrative
Character
Voice
Figures and tropes
Creative writing
Laughter
The tragic
History
Me
Eco
Animals
Ghosts
Moving pictures
Sexual difference
God
Ideology
Desire
Queer
Suspense
Racial difference
The colony
Mutant
The performative
Secrets
The postmodern
Pleasure
War
The end
Glossary
Select bibliography of other introductory texts and reference works
Literary works discussed
Bibliography of critical and theoretical works
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