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Literary Theory

An Introduction

By Terry Eagleton

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| Softcover | 9780816612413

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    The author's thesis in this book is clear, which is that there is no such thing as "Literary Theory," and any literary work should be read in light of it's social, historical, especially political backgrounds. With limited space, Eagleton introduces ...(continue)

    The author's thesis in this book is clear, which is that there is no such thing as "Literary Theory," and any literary work should be read in light of it's social, historical, especially political backgrounds. With limited space, Eagleton introduces several main theories in the history of literary theory (explained and criticized), from Russian Formalism to Psychoanalysis (and he reviewed Feminism and Post-Colonialism in the Afterwords of the 2nd edition). As a real beginner in this field, my opinion is that the theories are introduced in a concise manner, and for me it's clear and understandable. But I don't really think the author spend enough paragraphs to satisfactorily explain why all those theories are defective, and have failed to provide a solid basis for literature. Sometimes I just feel the conclusions come so fast, and that makes he's own argument not very convincing to me.

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    鄭焙隆 said on Feb 18, 2011 | Add your feedback

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    Un piccolo compendio sulla storia della teoria letteraria, assurto presto a classico.

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    Caboto said on Jun 12, 2009 | Add your feedback

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    Literary Theory: An Introduction (Revised Edition)

    A highly readable and eloquent introduction to some of the most important literary theories in history. A must-read for all those confused by the current dogmatic discussion about the culture of and the power struggle in Hong Kong.

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    秋盈 said on Jan 14, 2008 | Add your feedback

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    一方面有些誨澀難解,另一方面則是自己也一直沒有"好,來讀完它"的決心.......,暫且束之高閣唄。

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    失衡‧感 said on Jun 4, 2007 | Add your feedback

Book Details

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  • English Books
  • Softcover 252 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0816612412
  • ISBN-13: 9780816612413
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
  • Publish date: 1983-09-01
  • Dimensions: 64 mm x 903 mm x 1,418 mm
  • Also available as: Paperback , Hardcover
  • In other languages: other languages 繁體書 , 简体书
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