Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice / Edition 5

Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice / Edition 5

by Charles E. Bressler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205791697

ISBN-13: 9780205791699

Pub. Date: 11/04/2010

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, 5/e presents the thirteen basic schools of twentieth-century literary theory and criticism in their historical and philosophical contexts. Unlike other introductions to literary criticism, this book explores the philosophical assumptions of each school of criticism and provides a clear

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Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, 5/e presents the thirteen basic schools of twentieth-century literary theory and criticism in their historical and philosophical contexts. Unlike other introductions to literary criticism, this book explores the philosophical assumptions of each school of criticism and provides a clear methodology for writing essays according to each school's beliefs and tenets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205791699
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
11/04/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

1Defining criticism, theory, and literature1
2A historical survey of literary criticism20
3Russian formalism and new criticism50
4Reader-oriented criticism72
5Modernity and postmodernism : structuralism and deconstruction96
6Psychoanalytic criticism142
7Feminism167
8Marxism191
9Cultural poetics or new historicism212
10Cultural studies : postcolonialism, African-American criticism, and queer theory233
Literary selections270

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