Encyclopedia of Literary Critics and Criticism

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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An update of Salem Press's 1987 title Critical Survey of Literary Theory, this completely revised and expanded edition is a very useful and in-depth resource. The two-volume set includes 375 entries on both Western and non-Western literary traditions, from the start of criticism with the Greeks through postmodernism. Varying in length from a couple of long paragraphs to several pages, the entries are of four different types: on individuals, surveys of literary periods, essays on critical theories, and definitions of key concepts. The entries on individuals, such as Roland Barthes and Jacques Derrida, investigate in detail the critic's thinking and influence. The surveys of literary periods cover different schools or time periods, including 20th-century French, British, and American theory. The criticism essays explain 28 different schools such as reader-response and semiotics, while terms covered in the short-definitions sections range from the surreal to the pastoral. More extensive in scope (both in geographical range and time periods) than other like references, this work will serve students and reference librarians well. Highly recommended for academic libraries.--Neal Wyatt, Chesterfield Cty. P.L., Richmond, VA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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This two-volume text provides a clear, wide-ranging and authoritative guide to Western literary theory and criticism past and present, with some entries on non-Western traditions. The 374 entries are listed alphabetically and range from 800 to 14,500 words. They present individuals biography, influence, prinicipal criticism, other major works and literary forms, theories, concepts, and chronological surveys. Coverage includes critics who have impacted English literature, those important for their own national traditions, and many thinkers and writers not known primarily for their literary theory. Indexes and cross-references help readers to explore themes systematically, and all the entries have bibliographies and suggestions for further reading. The first edition appeared in 1987 as the
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579581442
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Edition description: NEW ED..
  • Pages: 1500
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 3.80 (d)

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