9780816612512

Literary Theory : An Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780816612512

  • ISBN10:

    081661251X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/1/1996
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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
Introduction
The Rise of English
Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Reception Theory
Structuralism and Semiotics
Post-Structuralism
Psychoanalysis
Political Criticism
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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