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An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory, 3/e

An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory,  3/e

  • Andrew Bennett
  • Nicholas Royle
  • Author: Andrew Bennett
    • ISBN:9788131718773
    • 10 Digit ISBN:8131718778
    • Price:Rs. 649.00
    • Pages:356
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available


    Critically, literary theory is a core subject in the study of literature. but theory— especially when it takes the form of ‘-isms'—can often be intimidating or boring for students. bennett & Royle have avoided simply giving potted summaries of ‘-isms' and instead present brief essays on a range of key critical concepts, all of which have more or less familiar names. These concepts are put into practice through readings of particular literary texts.

    Table of Content

    1. The beginning
    2. Readers and reading
    3. The author
    4. The text and the world
    5. The uncanny
    6. Monuments
    7. Narrative
    8. Character
    9. Voice
    10. Figures and tropes
    11. Creative writing
    12. Laughter
    13. The tragic
    14. History
    15. Me
    16. Ghosts
    17. Moving pictures
    18. Sexual difference
    19. God
    20. Ideology
    21. Desire
    22. Queer
    23. Suspense
    24. Racial difference
    25. The colony
    26. Mutant
    27. The performative
    28. Secrets
    29. The postmodern
    30. Pleasure
    31. War
    32. The end

    Salient Features

    • A new chapter on Film. This chapter explores the ways in which literature helps us to think about film, and, correspondingly, how studying film helps us to think about literature.
    • A new chapter on Creative Writing .
    • A new chapter on the Mutant: exploring general issues of mutation and mutability, including environmental issues, genetic engineering and cloning.
    • A new chapter on War: exploring the questions 'what is war?', 'what is war literature?' and 'in what ways is literary or cultural theory itself at war?'
    • All existing chapters updated and revised in light of recent developments in the field.
    • Updated and expanded further reading sections.