Criticism and Ideology: A Study in Marxist Literary Theory

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In this new edition of his 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.
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Overview

In this new edition of his 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.
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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.”
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“Eagleton is a combative, fiercely articulate and witty Marxist literary critic.”—The Nation

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

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

“Genuinely illuminating.”—Time Out

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844670802
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Publication date: 8/15/2006
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,497,392
  • 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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Table of Contents

1 Mutations of critical ideology 11
2 Categories for a materialist criticism 44
3 Towards a science of the text 64
4 Ideology and literary form 102
5 Marxism and aesthetic value 162
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