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Literary theory : the basics

Author: Johannes Willem Bertens
Publisher: Abingdon [England] : Routledge, 2008.
Series: The basics
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Providing the ideal first step in understanding the often bewildering world of literary theory, this text is an easy-to-follow and clearly presented introduction to this fascinating area.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johannes Willem Bertens
ISBN: 9780415396714 0415396719 9780415396707 0415396700 9780203939628 020393962X
OCLC Number: 854792696
Description: ix, 248 pages
Contents: 1. Reading for meaning: practical criticism and New Criticism --
2. Reading for form I: Formalism and early structuralism, 1914-60 --
3. Reading for form II: French structuralism, 1950-75 --
4. Political reading: the 1970s and 1980s --
5. The postructuralist revolution: Derrida, deconstruction, and postmodernism --
6. Poststructuralism continued: Foucault, Lacan, and French feminism --
7. Literature and culture: the new historicism and cultural materialism --
8. Postcolonial criticism and theory --
9. Sexuality, literature, and culture --
10. Ecocriticism --
11. Conclusion.
Series Title: The basics
Responsibility: Hans Bertens.


Exploring a range of topics from Marxist and feminist criticism to post-modernism and new historicism, this book includes coverage of: the developments in post-colonial and cultural theory;  Read more...


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'Clear, vigorous and often creatively provocative, Hans Bertens's historical overview of western literary theory is one of the very best introductions currently available.' - Michael Worton, Read more...

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