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Beginning theory (third edition): An introduction to literary and cultural theory (Beginnings) By Peter Barry

Beginning theory (third edition): An introduction to literary and cultural theory (Beginnings)
by Peter Barry

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Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for well over a decade now. This new and expanded third edition continues to offer students and readers the best one-volume introduction to the field. The bewildering variety of approaches, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled. Unlike many books which assume certain positions about the critics and the theories they represent, Peter Barry allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles and concepts have been grasped. The book has been updated and includes two new chapters, one of which (Literary theory - a history in ten events) innovatively surveys the course of theory, while the other (Theory after 'Theory') maps the arrival of new 'isms' since the second edition appeared in 2002. Liberal humanism - Structuralism - Post-structuralism and deconstruction - Postmodernism - Psychoanalytic criticism - Feminist criticism - Lesbian/gay criticism - Marxist criticism - New historicism and cultural materialism - Postcolonial criticism - Stylistics - Narratology - Ecocriticism - Presentism/Transversal poetics/New aestheticism/Historical formalism/Cognitive poetics. -- .

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GOR002601549
Title
Beginning theory (third edition): An introduction to literary and cultural theory (Beginnings)
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Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Manchester University Press
Year published
Number of pages
352
ISBN 10
0719079276
ISBN 13
9780719079276
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