1st Edition

Contemporary Marxist Literary Criticism

By Francis Mulhern Copyright 1992
    278 Pages
    by Routledge

    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    Marxism has had an enormous impact on literary and cultural studies, and all those interested in the field need to be aware of its achievements. This collection presents the very best of recent Marxist literary criticism in one single volume.

    An international group of contributors provide an introduction to the development, current trends and evolution of the subject. They include such notable Marxist critics as Tony Bennett, Terry Eagleton, Edward W. Said, Raymond Williams and Fredric Jameson. A diverse range of subjects are analysed such as James Bond, Brecht, Jane Austen and the modern history of the aesthetic.

    Introduction; Chapter 1 On Literature as an Ideological Form, Etienne Balibar, Pierre Macherey; Chapter 2 Free Particulars, Terry Eagleton; Chapter 3 Pandora’s Box, Cora Kaplan; Chapter 4 Jane Austen and Empire, Edward W. Said; Chapter 5 The Moment of Truth, Franco Moretti; Chapter 6 The Bloomsbury Fraction, Raymond Williams; Chapter 7 Theory of the Avant-garde and Critical Literary Science, Peter Bürger; Chapter 8 Beyond the Cave, Fredric Jameson; Chapter 9 Marxism and Popular Fiction, Tony Bennett; Chapter 10 Licensed to Look, Michael Denning; Chapter 11 Lessons from Brecht, Stephen Heath;


    Francis Mulhern