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|Preface to the Second Edition|
|Introduction: What is Literature?||1|
|1||The Rise of English||15|
|2||Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, Reception Theory||47|
|3||Structuralism and Semiotics||79|
|Conclusion: Political Criticism||169|
Posted March 11, 2010
Although this book does encompass as much theories as a Norton Anthology, the book accomplishes its purpose. This would be great starter point for a college student majoring in English. Especially if your main focus is within the Structuralism theory then this book will give you a broad researcher's review of the theory. I would recommend for someone who does a lot of academic or scholarly writing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 1, 2003
Eagleton's book remains the most helpful, and the most witty and enjoyable, introduction to the study of literary theory around. First published a decade ago, it has lost none of its zest for debate and none of its clarity in describing some rather heavy issues and ideas. Highly recommended. I would not teach a course in literary theory without it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.