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Read online Literary Theory: An Introduction.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Literary Theory: An Introduction Written in this work appeared as Professor Eagleton explains at the watershed of two very different decades It could not anticipate what was to come after neither could it grasp what had happened in literary theory in the light of where it was to lead by Terry Eagleton

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Literary Theory: An Introduction
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Category:Non fiction, Literary criticism, Theory, Philosophy, Criticism, Literature
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Literary Theory: An Introduction, Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate, Why Marx Was Right, The Meaning of Life, After Theory, How to Read Literature, How to Read a Poem, Marxism and Literary Criticism, On Evil, Ideology: An Introduction
Terry Eagleton s witty and polemical i Reason Faith and Revolution i is bound to cause a stir among scientists theologians people of faith and people of no faith as well as general readers eager to understand the God Debate 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 br br There is little joy here then either for the anti God brigade Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens in particular nor for many conventional believers Instead Eagleton offers his own vibrant account of religion and politics in a book that ranges from the Holy Spirit to the recent history of the Middle East from Thomas Aquinas to the Twin Towers, As heralded everywhere from NPR to the pages of the i New York Times Magazine i a new era is underway in our colleges and universities after a lengthy tenure the dominance of postmodern theory has come to an end In this timely and topical book the legendary Terry Eagleton one of our best known public intellectuals i Boston Globe i traces the rise and fall of these ideas from the s through the s candidly assessing the resultant gains and losses What s needed now i After Theory i argues is a return to the big questions and grand narratives Today s global politics demand we pay attention to a range of topics that have gone ignored by the academy and public alike from fundamentalism to objectivity religion to ethics Fresh provocative and consistently engaging Eagleton s latest salvo will challenge everyone looking to better grasp the state of the world, His thought is redneck yours is doctrinal and mine is deliciously supple br br Ideology has never been so much in evidence as a fact and so little understood as a concept as it is today From the left it can often be seen as the exclusive property of ruling classes and from the right as an arid and totalizing exception to their own common sense For some the concept now seems too ubiquitous to be meaningful for others too cohesive for a world of infinite difference Here in a book written for both newcomers to the topic and those already familiar with the debate Terry Eagleton unravels the many different definitions of ideology and explores the concept s tortuous history from the Enlightenment to postmodernism br br i Ideology i provides lucid interpretations of the thought of key Marxist thinkers and of others such as Schopenhauer Nietzsche Freud and the various poststructuralists As well as clarifying a notoriously confused topic this new work by one of our most important contemporary critics is a controversial political intervention into current theoretical debates It will be essential reading for students and teachers of literature and politics, 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 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 along with spellbinding insights into a huge range of authors from Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Samuel Beckett and J K Rowling