Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

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Presents the eleven basic schools of twentieth-century literary theory and criticism in their historical and philosophical contexts.  Unlike other introductions to literary criticism, this text explores the philosophical assumptions of each school of criticism, provides a clear methodology for writing essays according to each school's beliefs and tenets, and features accessible student-generated sample essays.

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The fourth edition of the bestselling Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice showcases various schools of 20th century criticism in historical and philosophical contexts. 

 

New features include:

 

   A new chapter on queer theory.

   Every chapter has been revised with new introductions with appropriate new critical vocabulary, critical terms, further readings sections, and web sites.

   New student essays

   Structuralism and Deconstruction have been combined into one section to make the material clearer and more streamlined.  

   The addition of Plotinus, Giovanni Boccaccio, Joseph Addison, Percy Pysshe Shelley, and Mikhail Bakhtin.

 

 

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