Literary Theory : An Anthology, Paperback

Literary Theory : An Anthology Paperback

Edited by Julie Rivkin, Michael Ryan

Part of the Blackwell Anthologies series

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This anthology of classic and cutting-edge statements in literary theory has now been updated to include recent influential texts in the areas of Ethnic Studies, Postcolonialism and International Studies.

This is a definitive collection of classic statements in criticism and new theoretical work from the past few decades.

All the major schools and methods that make up the dynamic field of literary theory are represented, from Formalism to Postcolonialism.

It enables students to familiarise themselves with the most recent developments in literary theory and with the traditions from which these new theories derive.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1336 pages, 0
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9781405106962



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As an anthology this was done well. The beginning sections for each chapter explains the literary theory/criticism. Some of them are easier to understand than others. There were parts that were written for a higher academic level than what I am at. It bothered me that the editors put some of these selections in when it is obviously written to be a college type textbook. On the other hand, they chose some very good essays that really showed the critiques that we were learning about.

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