In The Conspiracy of the Text, first published in 1986, Jeff Adams looks at an early stage in childhood to examine the ways in which children create social organisation and moral order. Adams shows how certain narratives, such as fairy tales, serve as a foundation for this system, and does this through a fascinating linguistic analysis of a young girl’s reading of her favourite fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast. This title will be of interest to students of literary theory and linguistics.
1. The Structure of the Text and the Process of Reading 2. Beauty and the Beast and its Reading; Appendices; Bibliography; Index
This set reissues 27 books on literary theory originally published between 1965 and 1992. Top academics in the field examine different aspects of literary theory, including structuralism, post-structuralism, stylistics and semiotics, and approach these theories in a variety of ways. This set will be of particular interest to students of literature and literary theory.