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1st Edition

A Practical Reader in Contemporary Literary Theory

ISBN 9780134425672
Published April 1, 1996 by Routledge
508 Pages

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Book Description

This introduction to practicing literary theory is a reader consisting of extracts from critical analyses, largely by 20th century Anglo-American literary critics, set around major literary texts that undergraduate students are known to be familiar with. It is specifically targeted to present literary criticism through practical examples of essays by literary theorists themselves, on texts both within and outside the literary canon. Four example essays are included for each author/text presented.

Table of Contents

1.  William Shakespeare's "Hamlet". (Critics): J. Lacan, T.S. Eliot, J. Rose, E. Showalter, C. Belsey   2.  William Wordworths "Intimations of Immortality Ode". (Critics): C. Brooks, G. Hartmann, M. Levinson  3.  George Eliot's "Middlemarch". (Critics): R. Williams, F. R. Leavis, T. Eagleton, C. MacCabe, J. Hillis Miller  4.  Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre". (Critics): V. Woolf, Marxist-Feminist Collective, S. Gilbert and S. Gubar, G. Spivak  5.  Oscar Wilde. (Critics): Eve Sedgwick, J. Dollimore, T. Eagleton, J. Bristow  6.  Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness". (Critics): F. R. Leavis, T. Todorov, C. Achebe, E. Said  7.  James Joyce's "Ulysses". (Critics): W. Iser, F. Jameson, J. Derrida, R. Williams  8.  Berthold Brecht. (Critics): W. Benjamin, T. Adorno, L. Althusser, H. Marcuse  9.  Toni Morrison's "Beloved". (Critics): P. Nicholls, P. Gilroy, M. Henderson, H. Bhabha  10.  Salmon Rushdie. (Critics): P. Waugh, A. Ahmad, G. Spivak, T. Brennan.

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