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    DescriptionFresh, original and compelling, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory is the essential guide to literary studies. Starting at 'the beginning' and concluding with 'the end', the book covers topics that range from the familiar (character, narrative, the author) to the more unusual (secrets, pleasure, ghosts). Eschewing abstract isms, Bennett and Royle successfully illuminate complex ideas by engaging directly with literary works - so that a reading of Jane Eyre opens up ways of thinking about racial difference, whilst Chaucer, Raymond Chandler and Monty Python are all invoked in a discussion of literary laughter. Each chapter ends with a narrative guide to further reading and the book also includes a glossary and bibliography. The fourth edition has been revised to incorporate two timely new chapters on animals and the environment. A breath of fresh air in a field that can often seem dry and dauntingly theoretical, this book will open the reader's eyes to the exhilarating possibilities of both reading and studying literature.


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    Title
    An Introduction to Literature Criticism and Theory
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Bennett, By (author) Nicholas Royle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 392
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 580 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781405859141
    ISBN 10: 1405859148
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15710
    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
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
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    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
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    B&T General Subject: 495
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    Abridged Dewey: 401
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    DC22: 801
    B&T Approval Code: A23150000
    DC22: 801.95
    B&T Approval Code: A23100000
    BISAC V2.8: LIT006000
    LC classification: PN45 .B39 2009
    Thema V1.0: DSA
    Edition
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    LONGMAN
    Publication date
    16 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Andrew Bennett is Professor of English at the University of Bristol, UK. Nicholas Royle is Professor of English at the University of Sussex, UK.
    Back cover copy
    Fresh, original and compelling, "An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory "is the essential guide to literary studies. Starting at 'the beginning' and concluding with 'the end', the book covers topics that range from the familiar (character, narrative, the author) to the more unusual (secrets, pleasure, ghosts). Eschewing abstract "isms," Bennett and Royle successfully illuminate complex ideas by engaging directly with literary works - so that a reading of "Jane Eyre" opens up ways of thinking about racial difference, whilst Chaucer, Raymond Chandler and Monty Python are all invoked in a discussion of literary laughter. Each chapter ends with a narrative guide to further reading and the book also includes a glossary and bibliography. The fourth edition has been revised to incorporate two timely new chapters on animals and the environment. A breath of fresh air in a field that can often seem dry and dauntingly theoretical, this book will open the reader's eyes to the exhilarating possibilities of both reading and studying literature. Andrew Bennett is Professor of English at the University of Bristol and Nicholas Royle is Professor of English at the University of Sussex.
    Table of contents
    1. The beginning 2. Readers and reading 3. The author 4. The text and the world 5. The uncanny 6. Monuments 7. Narrative 8. Character 9. Voice 10. Figures and tropes 11. Creative writing 12. Laughter 13. The tragic 14. History 15. Me 16. Eco 17. Animals 18. Ghosts 19. Moving pictures 20. Sexual difference 21. God 22. Ideology 23. Desire 24. Queer 25. Suspense 26. Racial difference 27. The colony 28. Mutant 29. The performative 30. Secrets 31. The postmodern 32. Pleasure 33. War 34. The end Glossary. Select bibliography of other introductory texts and reference works. Literary works discussed. Bibliography of critical and theoretical works