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Following the death of Raman Selden, Widdowson has substantially revised this text. New material has been added on key areas of literary theory, and there are now chapters on New Criticism, and Postmodernist and Postcolonialist theories. The chapter on feminist theories has been expanded.
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This 4th edition aims to retain the valuable features of the original book; brevity, even coverage of the main literary theories and useful further readings and bibliographies. At the same time the new edition adds new material on 'contemporary' literary theories, such as: cultural materialism, post-colonial theory, feminist theory, Black British, African-American, Asian, Caribbean theory, and Gay and Lesbian theory.From the Back Cover:
The liveliest and most readable and reliable guide to contemporary literary theory, Raman Selden's classic text is now available in an updated Third Edition, substantially revised to bring you into the vanguard of current theory.
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Book Description Prentice-Hall, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0745006035