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Criticism and Ideology: A Study in Marxist Literary Theory
     

Criticism and Ideology: A Study in Marxist Literary Theory

by Terry Eagleton
 

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Terry Eagleton is one of the most important—and most radical—theorists writing today. His witty and acerbic attacks on contemporary culture and society are read and enjoyed by many, and his studies of literature are regarded as classics of contemporary criticism.

In this new edition of his groundbreaking treatise on literary theory, Eagleton seeks to

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Terry Eagleton is one of the most important—and most radical—theorists writing today. His witty and acerbic attacks on contemporary culture and society are read and enjoyed by many, and his studies of literature are regarded as classics of contemporary criticism.

In this new edition of his groundbreaking treatise on literary theory, Eagleton seeks to develop a sophisticated relationship between Marxism and literary criticism.

Ranging across the key works of Raymond Williams, Lenin, Trotsky, Brecht, Adorno, Benjamin, Lukacs and Sartre, he develops a nuanced critique of traditional literary criticism while producing a compelling theoretical account of ideology.

Eagleton uses this perspective to offer fascinating analyses of canonical writers, including George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad, Henry James, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce and D.H. Lawrence.

The new introduction sets this classic book in the context of its first appearance and Eagleton provides illuminating reflections on the progress of literary study over the years.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
“The author's most remarkable volume.”
The Guardian
“Eagleton is second to none among cultural critics writing in the English language today.”
The Nation
“Eagleton is a combative, fiercely articulate and witty Marxist literary critic.”
Times Higher Education Supplement
“Eagleton is informative, witty and wise.”
Time Out
“Genuinely illuminating.”
Time Magazines Higher Education Supplement
“Eagleton is informative, witty and wise.”
From the Publisher
“The author’s most remarkable volume.”—Choice

“Eagleton is second to none among cultural critics writing in the English language today.”—The Guardian

“Eagleton is a combative, fiercely articulate and witty Marxist literary critic.”—The Nation

“Eagleton is informative, witty and wise.”—Times Higher Education Supplement

“Genuinely illuminating.”—Time Out

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844670802
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
08/15/2006
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow, University of Manchester. His other books include Ideology; The Function of Criticism; Heathcliff and the Great Hunger; Against the Grain; Walter Benjamin; and Criticism and Ideology, all from Verso.

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