Literary Theory

Literary Theory

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by Jonathan Culler
     
 

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What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature…and does it matter? These are the kinds of questions Jonathan Culler addresses, and he illuminates a subject often perceived as impenetrable. In addition to outlining the ideas behind various schools (including deconstruction, semiotics,

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What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature…and does it matter? These are the kinds of questions Jonathan Culler addresses, and he illuminates a subject often perceived as impenetrable. In addition to outlining the ideas behind various schools (including deconstruction, semiotics, structuralism, and post-colonialism), he offers insights into theories about the nature of language, meaning, interpretation, poetics, rhetoric, narrative, and readership.

 

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"An excellent idea, these Very Short Introductions; a new concept from OUP."--The Guardian

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ISBN-13:
9781402782121
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
A Brief Insight
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
970,085
File size:
14 MB
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