An Introduction to Literature Criticism and Theory

An Introduction to Literature Criticism and Theory

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This book presents the key critical concepts in literary studies today, avoiding the jargonistic, abstract nature of much 'theory'. The authors explore crucial issues in contemporary criticism and theory by focusing closely on a range of texts, from Chaucer to Achebe and from Milton to Morrison.show more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 158.76g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130109142
  • 9780130109149

Table of contents

1. The Beginning 2. Readers and Reading 3. The Author 4. The Text and the World 5. The Uncanny 6. Narrative 7. Character 8. Voice 9. Figures and Tropes 10. Laughter 11. The Tragic 12. History 13. Me 14. Sexual Difference 15. God 16. Ideology 17. Desire 18. Suspense 19. Racial Difference 20. The Performative 21. Secrets 22. The Postmodern 23. Pleasure 24. Queer 25. Ghosts 26. The Colony 27. Monuments The Endshow more

About Andrew Bennett

Andrew Bennett teaches in the Department of English, University of Bristol and Nicholas Royle teaches at the School of English & American Studies, University of Sussex.show more

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