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Literary Theory and Criticism: An Oxford Guide

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This volume offers a comprehensive account of modern literary criticism, presenting the field as part of an ongoing historical and intellectual tradition. Featuring thirty-nine specially commissioned chapters from an international team of esteemed contributors, it fills a large gap in the market by combining the accessibility of single-authored selections with a wide range ...more
Paperback, 598 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Karl Steel
Sep 02, 2009 Karl Steel rated it really liked it
So far the best single guide I know. The Bennett and Royle is superb, but they to often resort to the suspended law of non-contradiction. Waugh, by contrast, gives us a great many voices and approaches, and, moreover, by combining both thematic sections and traditional review of schools, provides tools both for the usual intro to lit theory course and far more ambitious courses. Overall, the tendency in Waugh could be said to be typically that of the UK, in that its interests tend towards explor ...more
GONZA
Dec 01, 2014 GONZA rated it liked it
When I chose this book I was searching for something onnicomprehensive about literature critics and in a way I got it, but probably I should have chosen something easier because this book keep many information for granted so I was a little bit lost from times to times. Next time I'd choose something smaller to approach this argument step by step.

Quando ho scelto questo libro, l'ho fatto perché stavo cercando qualcosa onnicomprensivo sulla critica letteraria e per certi versi era il libro giusto,
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Roy Kenagy
Jun 20, 2011 Roy Kenagy marked it as to-read
I was trained in the New Criticism, oh so many years ago. I've kept up fairly well since then, but my primary focus has been aesthetics and cognitive theory, and I feel the need to fill in my occasionally haphazard knowledge of the last 40 years of literary theory. This text should do comfortably as I begin my re-retirement, and the bibliographies make sense as a further guide to the hard stuff.
Kylie Day
Mar 13, 2016 Kylie Day rated it really liked it
I read this book due to my studies in literature.
Geetanjali Tara Joshi
Aug 07, 2012 Geetanjali Tara Joshi rated it really liked it
extensive, hardcore and very informative!
Rania
Aug 26, 2013 Rania rated it it was amazing
Very important guide..
Robert Brown
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Eng 203. A page turner.
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