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Practicing Theory And Reading Literature: An Introduction

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Provides an accessible introduction to the study of contemporary literary theories and their applications to a range of literary texts. This is an elementary introduction where the emphasis is on practice, and in this respect it complements A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory.
Unknown Binding, 206 pages
Published August 1st 1989 by University Press of Kentucky (first published July 28th 1989)
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N.J. Ramsden
It's a long time since I read this now, but I remember it being one of those books I used a lot as an undergrad (well, compared to other theory books anyway... none of which I read as thoroughly as I should). The advantage of this one is its hands-on approach and accessible structure; want to know about Marxist analysis or how Deconstruction deals with texts? There are short practical examples to illustrate the main points.

Granted, it's a bit dated now – there's not a hint of Ecocriticism, for e
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A fountain of information!!!
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