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Figures of Dissent By Terry Eagleton

Figures of Dissent by Terry Eagleton

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This is a collection of Terry Eagleton's best criticisms and book reviews. His skill in this field is notable: never content merely to assess the ideas of a writer, Eagleton, in his inimitable style, always paints a vivid theorectical fresco as the background to his engagement with the texts.

Figures of Dissent Summary

Figures of Dissent: Critical Essays on Fish,Spivak,Zizek and Others by Terry Eagleton

Playwright, literary theorist, fine analyst of the works of Shakespeare, the Brontes, Swift and Joyce, scourge of postmodernism, autobiographer -- Terry Eagleton's achievements are many and his combative intelligence widely admired and respected. His skill as a reviewer is particularly notable: never content merely to assess the ideas of a writer and the theses of a book, Eagleton, in his inimitable and often wickedly funny style, always paints a vivid theoretical and political fresco as the background to his engagement with the texts. In this collection of more than a decade of such bracing criticism, Eagleton comes face to face with Stanley Fish, Gayatri Spivak, Slavoj Zizek, Edward Said, and even David Beckham. All are subjected to his pugnacious wit, scathing critical pen, and brilliant literary investigations.

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"Eagleton has confirmed his standing as second to none among cultural critics writing in the English language today." -- Guardian "Eagleton's ... wit, his earthy had-headedness, and razor-sharp style often had me in stitches ... and how many theorists can make you bust a gut pondering the arcane terms of poststructuralism?" -- Newsday

About Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton is Professor of Cultural Theory and John Rylands Fellow, University of Manchester. Previous books published by Verso include Ideology, The Function of Criticism, Healthcliff and the Great Hunger, Against the Grain, Walter Benjamin, and Criticism and Ideology.

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GOR006555753
Figures of Dissent: Critical Essays on Fish,Spivak,Zizek and Others by Terry Eagleton
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Verso Books
2005-05-01
224
1859843883
9781859843888
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