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This classic work is designed to cover all of the major movements in literary studies in this century. Noted for its clear, engaging style and unpretentious treatment, Literary Theory has become the introduction of choice for anyone interested in learning about the world of contemporary literary thought. The second edition contains a major new survey chapter that addresses developments in cultural theory since the book's original publication in 1983, including feminist theory, postmodernism, and poststructuralism.
Terry Eagleton is Thomas Warton Professor of English at the University of Oxford.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Second Edition|
|Preface to the First Edition|
|The Rise of English|
|Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Reception Theory|
|Structuralism and Semiotics|
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