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Contexts for Criticism

3.36  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Designed to help readers discover the fundamental issues of literary interpretation.
Paperback, 538 pages
Published October 30th 2002 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published July 31st 1987)
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Dec 13, 2011 Courtney rated it really liked it
This is probably the first time in my entire life that I've read a textbook cover to cover. Minus the index, of course.

Yes, it was assigned reading for a course, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Some of the essays were, in the words of my professor, "difficult as hell" to grasp at first (Jacques Derrida, anyone?), but Keesey does a solid job explaining and defining the different approaches to literary criticism.
Jul 08, 2008 Matt rated it really liked it
Shelves: in-class
A good introduction to critical concepts. As my professor pointed out, Keesey provides good introductions for the various schools of criticism.
Aug 03, 2011 Lauren rated it really liked it
Blah. Lit Crit.

Just blah.
Oct 27, 2009 Scott rated it really liked it
Reading it for a class.
Nov 20, 2012 Dray rated it liked it
Shelves: college-crap
Behold! a textbook
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