How to Do Theory
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How to Do Theory

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This succinct introduction to modern theories of literature and the arts demonstrates how each theory is built and what it can accomplish.
Represents a wide variety of theories, including phenomenological theory, hermeneutical theory, gestalt theory, reception theory, semiotic theory, Marxist theory, deconstruction, anthropological theory, and feminist theory.
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 26th 2005 by Wiley-Blackwell
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The only thing I like about this book is the idea behind its structure. The content and style on the other hand don't really work. Its promise to the reader is attractive, in terms of discussion theory. Its approach with examples is important. However, I don't quite understand the theories and their relation to the examples. Maybe it's me, maybe the work is not clear enough... Either way, I still prefer Terry Eagleton's introduction to Literary Theory.

Oh and I should add that if a literary theor...more
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