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The Literary Theory Handbook By Gregory Castle,

  • Title: The Literary Theory Handbook
  • Author: Gregory Castle
  • ISBN: 9780470671955
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Literary Theory Handbook introduces students to the history and scope of literary theory, showing them how to perform literary analysis, and providing a greater understanding of the historical contexts for different theories.A new edition of this highly successful text, which includes updated and refined chapters, and new sections on contemporary theories Far reachingThe Literary Theory Handbook introduces students to the history and scope of literary theory, showing them how to perform literary analysis, and providing a greater understanding of the historical contexts for different theories.A new edition of this highly successful text, which includes updated and refined chapters, and new sections on contemporary theories Far reaching in its inclusion of a detailed history of theory and in depth discussions of major theories and movements Four distinct perspectives on theory historical, thematic, biographical, practical are carefully intertwined, so that key concepts, terms and ideas are developed in different contexts and cross referenced, in the text and in the index Includes alphabetically arranged biographies designed for quick reference, and sample readings to illustrate the practical application of theory
    The Literary Theory Handbook The Literary Theory Handbook introduces students to the history and scope of literary theory showing them how to perform literary analysis and providing a greater understanding of the historical con

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    1. Not a complete theory textbook, but helpful in giving an overview, directions, important influential figures, and showing a lineage between different schools of thought, philosophers, and so on It s a helpful companion to any larger theory reader, and also a good graduate level intro to theory on a broad spectrum.

    2. The worst lit theory I ve ever read Turgid, incomprehensible, pretentious Everything that everybody hates about academic writing is present here, turned up to eleven It also fails at its stated aim of being an introduction to literary theory, for if I hadn t already been familiar with a bunch of these terms and concepts and movements, I would have been completely lost I was often lost anyway, thanks to Castle s inability to write a sentence that doesn t contain three quotes, two theorist namedro [...]

    3. It is not really fair for me to give this one star, as it is a book for university students Someone on a literature website recommended it when I wondered how many accepted ways there were of analyzing novels Marxist, feminist, post colonial and so on I understood very little of this book What I needed was a bluffer s guide to literary theory At one point I was reminded of a Jean Luc Godard film I saw on telly from his political phase in which grainy black and white images of model train went ro [...]

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