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Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Bressler, Charles E.

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9780131534483: Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

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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This introduction to literary theory and criticism -- its historical development and the variety of theoretical positions or schools of criticism -- is designed to help students make conscious, informed, and intelligent choices concerning their own methods of literary interpretation.

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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. 

 

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·   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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