Marxism and Literary Criticism / Edition 2

Marxism and Literary Criticism / Edition 2

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by Terry Eagleton, Eagleton Terry
     
 

Is Marx relevant any more? Why should we care what he wrote? What difference could it make to our reading of literature? Terry Eagleton, one of the foremost critics of our generation, has some answers in this wonderfully clear and readable analysis. Sharp and concise, it is, without doubt, the most important work on literary criticism that has emerged out of the… See more details below

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Is Marx relevant any more? Why should we care what he wrote? What difference could it make to our reading of literature? Terry Eagleton, one of the foremost critics of our generation, has some answers in this wonderfully clear and readable analysis. Sharp and concise, it is, without doubt, the most important work on literary criticism that has emerged out of the tradition of Marxist philosophy and social theory since the nineteenth century. For this Routledge Classics edition the author has written a startling and challenging new preface, which explains the continuing relevance of this pioneering work for the twenty-first century. For anyone interested in literature this book is essential reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415285841
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Routledge Classics Edition
Preface
1Literature and history1
Marx, Engels and criticism1
Base and superstructure3
Literature and superstructure8
Literature and ideology15
2Form and content19
History and form19
Form and ideology23
Lukacs and literary form25
Goldmann and genetic structuralism29
Pierre Macherey and 'decentred' form32
3The writer and commitment35
Art and the proletariat35
Lenin, Trotsky and commitment38
Marx, Engels and commitment41
The reflectionist theory45
Literary commitment and English Marxism50
4The author as producer55
Art as production55
Walter Benjamin56
Bertolt Brecht and 'epic' theatre59
Form and production62
Realism or modernism?65
Consciousness and production67
Notes71
Select Bibliography79
Index83

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