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A Future for Criticism.

Author: Catherine Belsey
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
Series: Blackwell manifestos.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Future for Criticism considers why fiction gives so much pleasure, and the neglect of this issue in contemporary criticism. : Offers a brief, lively, and accessible account of a new direction for critical practice, from one of Britain's most prominent literary theorists and critics; Proposes a new path for future criticism, more open to reflecting on the pleasures of fiction; Written in a clear, jargon-free style,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Belsey, Catherine.
A Future for Criticism.
Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Belsey
ISBN: 9781444393392 1444393391
OCLC Number: 700706075
Description: 1 online resource (161 pages).
Contents: A Future for Criticism; Contents; Preface; 1 Pleasure: Have we neglected it?; 2 Piety: Haven't we overdone it?; 3 Biography: Friend or foe?; 4 Realism: Do we overrate it?; 5 Culture: What do we mean by it?; 6 History: Do we do it justice?; 7 Desire: A force to reckon with; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Blackwell manifestos.

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A Future for Criticism considers why fiction gives so much pleasure, and the neglect of this issue in contemporary criticism. : Offers a brief, lively, and accessible account of a new direction for critical practice, from one of Britain's most prominent literary theorists and critics; Proposes a new path for future criticism, more open to reflecting on the pleasures of fiction; Written in a clear, jargon-free style, and illustrated throughout with numerous examples.

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"Laudably eschewing jargon, she draws up a very readable manifesto for change in critical practice which would require critics to be more reflective about the pleasure of reading fiction and Read more...

 
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