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    Description"This concise and lucid volume offers a satisfying survey of all the major theories, from structuralism in the 1960s to deconstruction today, that have made academic criticism both intriguing and off-putting to the outsider." --New York Times Book Review" ""Literary Theory" has the kind of racy readability that one associates more often with English critics who have set their faces resolutely against theory. It's not just a brilliant polemical essay; it's also a remarkable feat of condensation, explication, and synthesis." --Sunday Times "(London) "A concise guide to the most interesting and mystifying trends in the study of literature over the last fifty years." --The Nation" This classic work covers 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. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Literary Theory"'s debut, Terry Eagleton reflects on the state of theory in academia today, the growth of antitheory (itself an interesting theoretical subject), its common-if problematic-place among survey coursework, and theory's continued relevance to scholarly pursuits. In this contemporary, retrospective moment, as scholars critically analyze the incredibly broad impact of the theoretical movement, Literary Theory "remains an essential initiation to the intellectually stimulating world of theoretical analysis. Terry Eagleton is John Edward Taylor professor of English literature at the University of Manchester. His numerous books include The Meaning of Life, How to Read a Poem, " and After Theory."


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    Title
    Literary Theory
    Subtitle
    An Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terry Eagleton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 331 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780816654475
    ISBN 10: 0816654476
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25710
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.6
    BIC subject category V2: DSA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 495
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 801, 801/.95, 801.95
    B&T Approval Code: A23100000
    BISAC V2.8: LIT006000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PN94 .E2 2008B
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Publisher
    University of Minnesota Press
    Imprint name
    University of Minnesota Press
    Publication date
    14 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Minnesota