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Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed

Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed (Hardback)

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Continuum's Guides for the Perplexed are clear, concise and accessible introductions to thinkers, writers and subjects that students and readers can find especially challenging. Concentrating specifically on what it is that makes the subject difficult to fathom, these books explain and explore key themes and ideas, guiding the reader towards a thorough understanding of demanding material. This Guide provides an advanced introduction to literary theory from basic information and orientation for the uninformed leading on to more sophisticated readings. It engages directly with the difficulty many students find intimidating, asking 'What is "Literary Theory"?' and offering a clear, concise, accessible guide to the major theories and theorists, including: humanism; structuralism; poststructuralism; psychoanalytic approaches; feminist approaches; queer theory; ideology and discourse; new historicism; race and postcolonialism; postmodernism. The final chapter points to new directions in literary and cultural theory.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theory Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 23/11/2006 ISBN-13: 9780826490728  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Mary Klages is Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.

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