Postmodern Literary Theory: An Introduction

4.09 avg rating
( 33 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780631200017: Postmodern Literary Theory: An Introduction
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In this brilliantly provocative and comprehensively informative introductory text, Niall Lucy shows the student how postmodern literary theory works, what its origins are, and what its consequences.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"You couldn't use terms like 'text' in an English course without incurring the disapproval of some crusty old moralist...."

"In a postmodern world, literature is just another text.... "

"Forget depth: think surface! ...... everything is a text."

In this brilliantly provocative and comprehensively informative introductory text, Niall Lucy shows the student how postmodern literary theory derives from a late eighteenth-century romantic tradition. In that tradition the literary was conceived as inseparable from the literary theoretical. But for postmodernism, Lucy argues, what was once the romantic space of the literary becomes a general plane of human existence. There, concepts of identity, origin and truth are seen as multiple and structureless assemblages rather than as grounds for understanding human "being" and culture.

Lucy uses the work of Hobbes, Johnson, Rousseau, Kant, Nietzsche, Freud, and Heidegger to historicize his analysis. Levi-Strauss, Barthes, Baudrillard, Derrida, Kristeva, Lyotard, Deleuze and Guattari, and Hassan are among the more recent theorists with whom he engages. His discussion embraces not only "theorists" but also"'writers", including Acker, Auster, Barth, and Pynchon. Lucy's concluding response to the fascinating range of problems and issues he reveals is to propose a pragmatic and ethical, poststructuralist way ahead.

About the Author:

Niall Lucy teaches in the School of Humanities at Murdoch University. He is the author of Debating Derrida (1995), as well as numerous articles on poststructuralism and postmodernism.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780631200000: Postmodern Literary Theory: An Introduction

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0631200002 ISBN 13:  9780631200000
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, 1997
Hardcover

9788126548309: Wiley Postmodern Literary Theory : An Introduction

Wiley, 2014
Softcover

9781405124652: Postmodern Literary Theory: An Introduction

Wiley-..., 1997
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Niall Lucy
Published by Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd/Blackwell (2005)
ISBN 10: 0631200010 ISBN 13: 9780631200017
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Vikram Jain Books
(New Delhi, India)

Book Description Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd/Blackwell, 2005. Softcover. Condition: New. You couldn`t use terms like `text` in an English course without incurring the disapproval of some crusty old moralist. "In a postmodern world, literature is just another text. " "Forget depth: think surface! . everything is a text." In this brilliantly provocative and comprehensively informative introductory text, Niall Lucy shows the student how postmodern literary theory derives from a late eighteenth-century romantic tradition. In that tradition the literary was conceived as inseparable from the literary theoretical. But for postmodernism, Lucy argues, what was once the romantic space of the literary becomes a general plane of human existence. There, concepts of identity, origin and truth are seen as multiple and structureless assemblages rather than as grounds for understanding human "being" and culture. Lucy uses the work of Hobbes, Johnson, Rousseau, Kant, Nietzsche, Freud, and Heidegger to historicize his analysis. Levi-Strauss, Barthes, Baudrillard, Derrida, Kristeva, Lyotard, Deleuze and Guattari, and Hassan are among the more recent theorists with whom he engages. His discussion embraces not only "theorists" but also"`writers," including Acker, Auster, Barth, and Pynchon. Lucy`s concluding response to the fascinating range of problems and issues he reveals is to propose a pragmatic and ethical, poststructuralist way ahead. In this brilliantly provocative and comprehensively informative introductory text, Niall Lucy shows the student how postmodern literary theory works, what its origins are, and what its consequences. Printed Pages: 296. Seller Inventory # 23512BV

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.25
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Niall Lucy
Published by Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd/Blackwell (2005)
ISBN 10: 0631200010 ISBN 13: 9780631200017
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BookVistas
(New Delhi, India)

Book Description Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd/Blackwell, 2005. Softcover. Condition: New. "You couldn`t use terms like `text` in an English course without incurring the disapproval of some crusty old moralist." "In a postmodern world, literature is just another text. " "Forget depth: think surface! . everything is a text." In this brilliantly provocative and comprehensively informative introductory text, Niall Lucy shows the student how postmodern literary theory derives from a late eighteenth-century romantic tradition. In that tradition the literary was conceived as inseparable from the literary theoretical. But for postmodernism, Lucy argues, what was once the romantic space of the literary becomes a general plane of human existence. There, concepts of identity, origin and truth are seen as multiple and structureless assemblages rather than as grounds for understanding human "being" and culture. Lucy uses the work of Hobbes, Johnson, Rousseau, Kant, Nietzsche, Freud, and Heidegger to historicize his analysis. Levi-Strauss, Barthes, Baudrillard, Derrida, Kristeva, Lyotard, Deleuze and Guattari, and Hassan are among the more recent theorists with whom he engages. His discussion embraces not only "theorists" but also"`writers," including Acker, Auster, Barth, and Pynchon. Lucy`s concluding response to the fascinating range of problems and issues he reveals is to propose a pragmatic and ethical, poststructuralist way ahead. In this brilliantly provocative and comprehensively informative introductory text, Niall Lucy shows the student how postmodern literary theory works, what its origins are, and what its consequences. Printed Pages: 296. Seller Inventory # 23512

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.25
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Niall Lucy
Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom (1997)
ISBN 10: 0631200010 ISBN 13: 9780631200017
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In this brilliantly provocative and comprehensively informative introductory text, Niall Lucy shows the student how postmodern literary theory works, what its origins are, and what its consequences. Seller Inventory # AAH9780631200017

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Niall Lucy
Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom (1997)
ISBN 10: 0631200010 ISBN 13: 9780631200017
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In this brilliantly provocative and comprehensively informative introductory text, Niall Lucy shows the student how postmodern literary theory works, what its origins are, and what its consequences. Seller Inventory # AAH9780631200017

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Niall Lucy
Published by Blackwell 1997-11-14, Oxford (1997)
ISBN 10: 0631200010 ISBN 13: 9780631200017
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Blackwell 1997-11-14, Oxford, 1997. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780631200017

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.47
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Lucy, Niall
Published by Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 10: 0631200010 ISBN 13: 9780631200017
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Wiley-Blackwell. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0631200010 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.2253683

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Niall Lucy
Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN 10: 0631200010 ISBN 13: 9780631200017
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description John Wiley and Sons Ltd. Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780631200017

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Niall Lucy
Published by Wileyand#8211;Blackwell (1997)
ISBN 10: 0631200010 ISBN 13: 9780631200017
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Wileyand#8211;Blackwell, 1997. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780631200017

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

LUCY
Published by John Wiley & Sons (2017)
ISBN 10: 0631200010 ISBN 13: 9780631200017
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description John Wiley & Sons, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2017; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780631200017_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 60.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.02
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Niall Lucy
Published by Wileyand#8211;Blackwell (1997)
ISBN 10: 0631200010 ISBN 13: 9780631200017
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Wileyand#8211;Blackwell, 1997. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780631200017

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 61.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.49
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book