Terry Eagleton





Terry Eagleton


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in Salford, The United Kingdom
February 22, 1943

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Widely regarded as Britain's most influential living literary critic & theorist, Dr Eagleton currently serves as Distinguished Prof. of English Literature at the Univ. of Lancaster & as Visiting Prof. at the Nat'l Univ. of Ireland, Galway. He was Thomas Warton Prof. of English Literature at the Univ. of Oxford ('92-01) & John Edward Taylor Prof. of English Literature at the Univ. of Manchester 'til '08. He returned to The Univ. of Notre Dame in the Fall '09 semester as Distinguished Visitor in the English Dep't.
He's written over 40 books, including Literary Theory: An Introduction ('83); The Ideology of the Aesthetic ('90) & The Illusions of Postmodernism ('96).
He delivered Yale's '08 Terry Lectures & gave a Gifford Lec
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‘For the Posh and Powerful, Not For Riff-Raff Like You’ … the critic deconstructs the party promises

The title of the Conservative party manifesto is “Forward, Together”, presumably because “Backward, Apart” isn’t much of a vote catcher. The prime minister’s mind-numbing mantra, “strong and stable government” (anyone for the weak and turbulent kind?) crops up twice in consecutive lines on the fi...

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Literary Theory: An Introdu...

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Why Marx Was Right

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After Theory

3.84 avg rating — 766 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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The Meaning of Life

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Marxism and Literary Criticism

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Reason, Faith, and Revoluti...

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How to Read Literature

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Ideology: An Introduction

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On Evil

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How to Read a Poem

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“After all, if you do not resist the apparently inevitable, you will never know how inevitable the inevitable was.”
Terry Eagleton, Why Marx Was Right

“A socialist is just someone who is unable to get over his or her astonishment that most people who have lived and died have spent lives of wretched, fruitless, unremitting toil.”
Terry Eagleton, Ideology: An Introduction

“Genuine equality means not treating everyone the same, but attending equally to everyone’s different needs.”
Terry Eagleton, Why Marx Was Right



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