9781405179218

Literary Theory

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  • ISBN13:

    9781405179218

  • ISBN10:

    140517921X

  • Edition: Anniv.
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-31
  • Publisher: Blackwell Pub
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Summary

25th Anniversary Edition of Terry Eagleton's classic introduction to literary theory First published in 1983, and revised in 1996 to include material on developments in feminist and cultural theory Has served as an inspiration to generations of students and teachers Continues to function as arguably the definitive undergraduate textbook on literary theory Reissue includes a new foreword by Eagleton himself, reflecting on the impact and enduring success of the book, and on developments in literary theory since it was first published Eagleton is a prolific writer, literary critic and public intellectual, most famous for his work in Marxist literary theory, and his lively writing style

Author Biography

Terry Eagleton is John Edward Taylor Professor of English Literature at the University of Manchester.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Anniversary Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction: What is Literature
The Rise of English
Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Reception Theory
Structuralism and Semiotics
Post-Structuralism
Psychoanalysis
Conclusion: Political Criticism
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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