The Task of the Critic: Terry Eagleton in Dialogue

The Task of the Critic: Terry Eagleton in Dialogue


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The Task of the Critic: Terry Eagleton in Dialogue by Terry Eagleton

The leading literary theorist dissected in interview.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844673407
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 12/08/2009
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow, University of Manchester. His other books include Ideology; The Function of Criticism; Heathcliff and the Great Hunger; Against the Grain; Walter Benjamin; and Criticism and Ideology, all from Verso.

Matthew Beaumont is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at University College London. He is the author of Utopia Ltd.: Ideologies of Social Dreaming in England 1870–1900 (2005), and the co-author, with Terry Eagleton, of The Task of the Critic: Terry Eagleton in Dialogue (2009). He has edited or co-edited several collections of essays: As Radical as Reality Itself: Essays on Marxism and Art for the 21st Century; The Railway and Modernity: Time, Space, and the Machine Ensemble; Adventures in Realism; and Restless Cities. He is currently writing a book about nightwalking in cities, Midnight Streets.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction Matthew Beaumont xi

1 Salford/Cambridge 1

2 New Left/Church 29

3 Individual/Society 65

4 Politics/Aesthetics 101

5 Criticism/Ideology 130

6 Marxism/Feminism 151

7 Theory/Practice 191

8 Oxford/Dublin 219

9 Culture/Civilization 247

10 Death/Love 276

Conclusion 305

Bibliography 315

Index 333

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