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    DescriptionTerry Eagleton is one of the most important - and most radical - theorists writing today. His witty and acerbic attacks on contemporary culture and society are read and enjoyed by many, and his studies of literature are regarded as classics of contemporary criticism. In this new edition of his groundbreaking treatise on literary theory, Eagleton seeks to develop a sophisticated relationship between Marxism and literary criticism. Ranging across the key works of Raymond Williams, Lenin, Trostsky, Brecht, Adorno, Benjamin, Lukacs and Sartre, he develops a nuanced critique of traditional literary criticism, while producing a compelling theoretical account of ideology. Eagleton uses this perspective to offer fascinating analyses of canonical writers, including George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce and D.H. Lawrence. However, he distances himself from a simplistic application of Marxist categories and shows how ideology can play a productive and subversive role in their work.


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    Title
    Criticism and Ideology
    Subtitle
    A Study in Marxist Literary Theory
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terry Eagleton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844670802
    ISBN 10: 1844670805
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15710
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.6
    BIC subject category V2: DSA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 495
    DC22: 801, 801.95
    BISAC V2.8: LIT006000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PN98.C6 E2 2006
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    31 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow, University of Manchester. Among his many books are Figures of Dissent, After Theory, Holy Terror and Literary Theory: An Introduction.
    Review quote
    "The author's most remarkable volume."--"Choice""Eagleton is second to none among cultural critics writing in the English language today."--"The Guardian""Eagleton is a combative, fiercely articulate and witty Marxist literary critic."--"The Nation""Eagleton is informative, witty and wise."--"Times Higher Education Supplement""Genuinely illuminating."--"Time Out"