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Eagleton, Terry 1943-

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Works: 419 works in 1,906 publications in 6 languages and 53,321 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Anecdotes  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Conceptor, Other, Contributor, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN94, 128
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Literary theory : an introduction by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
154 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This classic work is designed to cover all of the major movements in literary studies in this century. Noted for its clear, engaging style and unpretentious treatment, Literary Theory has become the introduction of choice for anyone interested in learning about the world of contemporary literary thought. The second edition contains a major new survey chapter that addresses developments in cultural theory since the book's original publication in 1983, including feminist theory, postmodernism, and poststructuralism."--BOOK JACKET
The meaning of life a very short introduction by Terry Eagleton ( )
30 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 3,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We have all wondered about the meaning of life. But is there an answer? And do we even really know what we're asking? Terry Eagleton takes a stimulating and quirky look at this most compelling of questions: at the answers explored in philosophy and literature; at the crisis of meaning in modern times; and suggests his own solution to how we might rediscover meaning in our lives. - ;We have all wondered about the meaning of life. But is there an answer? And do we even really know what we're asking? Terry Eagleton takes a stimulating and quirky look at this most compelling of questions: at the a
Holy terror by Terry Eagleton ( )
16 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Terry Eagleton's examination of the idea of terror draws on political, philosophical, literary, and theological sources to trace a genealogy from the ancient world to the modern day. Ranging from the cult of Dionysus, through Shakespearian tragedy and the politics of Danton and Hegel, to the thought of Freud and Lacan, it takes in en route ideas of God, freedom, the nation, the sublime, and the unconscious. It also examines the problem of evil, and devotes a concluding chapter to the idea of tragic sacrifice and the scapegoat."--Jacket
The idea of culture by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
31 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book Eagleton launches a critique of postmodern 'culturalism,' arguing for a more complex relation between culture and nature, and trying to retrieve the importance of such concepts as human nature from a non-naturalistic perspective. His book sets its face against a certain fashionable populism in this area, as well as drawing attention to the deficiencies of elitism. It makes radical inquiry into the reasons, both creditable and discreditable, why 'culture' has come in our own period to bulk as large as it does, and proposes that it is time, while acknowledging its significance, to put it back in its place
Marxism and literary criticism by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
60 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
M̀arxism and Literary Criticism is amazingly comprehensive for its brief format. Eagleton has been able to sum up the main areas of Marxist criticism in the West today.' -From the Times Literary Supplement
On evil by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this witty, accessible study, the prominent Marxist thinker Terry Eagleton launches a surprising defence of the reality of evil, drawing on literary, theological, and psychoanalytic sources to suggest that evil, no mere medieval artefact, is a real phenomenon with palpable force in our contemporary world
Reason, faith, & revolution : reflections on the God debate by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the one hand, Eagleton demolishes what he calls the "superstitious" view of God held by most atheists and agnostics and offers in its place a revolutionary account of the Christian Gospel. On the other hand, he launches a stinging assault on the betrayal of this revolution by institutional Christianity. There is little joy here, then, either for the anti-God brigade -- Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens in particular -- nor for many conventional believers. --from publisher description
The illusions of postmodernism by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
31 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this critique, Terry Eagleton explores the origins and emergence of postmodernism, revealing its ambivalences and contradictions. Above all he speaks to a particular kind of student, or consumer, of popular "brands" of postmodern thought. --From publisher's description
The event of literature by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What makes a work of literature good or bad? How freely can the reader interpret it? Could a nursery rhyme like Baa Baa Black Sheep be full of concealed loathing, resentment and aggression?In this accessible and delightfully entertaining book, Terry Eagleton addresses these intriguing questions and a host of others. How to Read Literature is the book of choice for students new to the study of literature and for all other readers interested in deepening their understanding and enriching their reading experience. In a series of brilliant analyses, Eagleton shows how to read with due attention to tone, rhythm, texture, syntax, allusion, ambiguity and other formal aspects of literary works. He also examines broader questions of character, plot, narrative, the creative imagination, the meaning of fictionality, and the tension between what works of literature say and what they show. Unfailingly authoritative and cheerfully opinionated, the author provides useful commentaries on Classicism, Romanticism, Modernism and Postmodernism alongside spellbinding insights into a huge range of authors, from Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Samuel Beckett and J.K. Rowling."--Jacket
Ideology : an introduction by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
43 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a book designed both for newcomers to the topic and for those already familiar with the debates, Terry Eagleton unravels the many different meanings of ideology, and charts the history of the concept from the Enlightenment to postmodernism
Shakespeare and society; critical studies in Shakespearean drama by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
27 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Criticism and ideology : a study in Marxist literary theory by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
52 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this new edition of his treatise on literary theory, Eagleton seeks to develop a sophisticated relationship between Marxism and literary criticism. Ranging across the key works of Raymond Williams, Lenin, Trotsky, Brecht, Adorno, Benjamin, Lukacs and Sartre, he develops a nuanced critique of traditional literary criticism while producing a compelling theoretical account of ideology."--BOOK JACKET
Why Marx was right by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, the author takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with. Taking ten of the most common objections to Marxism, that it leads to political tyranny, that it reduces everything to the economic, that it is a form of historical determinism, and so on, he demonstrates in each case what a woeful travesty of Marx's own thought these assumptions are. In a world in which capitalism has been shaken to its roots by some major crises, this book is as urgent and timely as it is brave and candid. Written with wit, humor, and clarity
Nationalism, colonialism, and literature by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
28 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The three essays in this volume were originally published as individual pamphlets by the Field Day Theatre Company in Derry, Nothern Ireland. Founded in 1980 as a theatre cmpany, Field Day has eveolved as a publisher concerned with the typically Irish blend of political and cultural (mainly literary) forces which requires fresh analysis in view of the existing Irish political crisis. As a result, Field Day has published a series of pamphlets, in groups of three, to which the three essays printed here are the most recent contribution. Each of the essays deals with a different aspect of nationalism and the role of cultural production as a force in understanding the aftermath of colonization. In his essay, Terry Eagleton identifies two decolonizing stages: the achievement of national autonomy and personal autonomy. Frederic Jameson discusses the problematic relationship between the Third World and the "first world". Edward Said focuses on the poetry of Yeats and the role it played in the "liberationist" movement of decolonization
The ideology of the aesthetic by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
45 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scholars & rebels in nineteenth-century Ireland by Terry Eagleton ( )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Terry Eagleton's book provides a novel account of Ireland's neglected 'national' intellectuals. This extraordinary group, including such figures as Oscar Wilde's father William Wilde, Charles Lever, Samuel Ferguson, Isaac Butt and Sheridan Le Fanu, was a kind of Irish version of 'Bloomsbury' (they were doctors, lawyers, economists, writers and amateurs, rather than academics). Their work, much of it published in the pages of the Dublin University Magazine, was deeply caught up in networks of kinship, shared cultural interests, and intersecting biographies in the outsized village of nineteenth-century Dublin. Eagleton explores the preoccupations of this remarkable community, in all its fascinating ferment and diversity, through the lens of Antonio Gramsci's definitions of 'traditional' and 'organic' intellectuals, and maps the nature of its relation to the young Ireland movement, combining his account with some reflections on intellectual work in general and its place in political life."--BOOK JACKET
The function of criticism : from the Spectator to post-structuralism by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
45 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After theory by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For anyone forced to wrestle with the likes of Derrida, Barthes, and Kristeva during their college days, Terry Eagleton needs no introduction. His primer on literary theory was (and remains) an indispensable guide to the postmodern era in the humanities. Now he argues that the age of cultural theory has come to a close - and looks at what should follow. Tracing the rise and fall of postmodern ideas from the 1960s through the 1990s, Eagleton explores the factors that brought them to the forefront, and with characteristic wit, offers a candid assessment of the resultant gains and losses." "As After Theory argues, rather than shy away from big questions and grand narratives, today's global political situation demands we pay attention to a range of topics that have largely gone ignored by the academy and public alike - from fundamentalism to objectivity, religion to ethics, being to non-being."--Jacket
Myths of power : a Marxist study of the Brontës by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
44 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Myths of Power sets out to interpret the fiction of the Bront︠ sisters in light of a Marxist analysis of the historical conditions in which it was produced. Its aim is not merely to relate literary facts, but by a close critical examination of the novels, to find in them a significant structure of ideas and values which related to the Bront︠s' ambiguous situation within the class-system of their society. Its intention is to forge close relations between the novels, nineteenth-century ideology, and historical forces, in order to illuminate the novels themselves in a radically new perspective. When originally published in 1975 (second edition in 1988), it was the first full-length Marxist study of the Bront︠s and is now reissued to celebrate 30 years since its first publication. It includes a new Introduction by Terry Eagleton which reflects on the changes which have happened in Marxist literary criticism since 1988, and situates this reissue of the second edition in current debates on literary theory
Exiles and émigrés; studies in modern literature by Terry Eagleton ( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Eagleton, T. 1943-
Eagleton, T. F. 1943-
Eagleton, T. F. (Terry F.), 1943-
Eagleton, Terence
Eagleton Terence 1943-....
Eagleton, Terence F. 1943-
Eagleton, Terence Francis
Eagleton, Terence Francis 1943-
Eagleton, Terry
Eagleton, Terry F. 1943-
Ēgkleton, Teri 1943-
Ēnkleton, Teri 1943-
Īgltons, Terijs 1943-
Igŭltŭn, Teri 1943-
איגלטון, טרי 1943-
إيغلتون، تيري، 1943-
تيري إيجلتون، 1943-
イーグルトン, T
イーグルトン, テリー
イーグルトン, テリー 1943-
テリー・イーグルトン 1943-
伊格尔顿, 特里 1943-
特里‧伊格尔顿 1943-
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