9780199691340-0199691347-Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction

ISBN-13: 9780199691340
ISBN-10: 0199691347
Edition: 2nd
Author: Culler, Jonathan
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 184 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780199691340
ISBN-10: 0199691347
Edition: 2nd
Author: Culler, Jonathan
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 184 pages

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Acknowledged authors Culler, Jonathan wrote Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction comprising 184 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0199691347 and 9780199691340. Since then Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.89 or rent at the marketplace.

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What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this new edition of his highly popular Very Short Introduction. Culler, an extremely lucid commentator and much admired in the field of literary theory, uses easy-to-grasp examples as he outlines the ideas behind schools of criticism that can otherwise be quite daunting, such as deconstruction, semiotics, and postcolonial theory. He explains "theory" not by describing warring "schools" but by sketching key "moves" that theory has encouraged, and by speaking directly about the implications of theory for thinking about literature, human identity, and the power of language.

In this Second Edition, Culler includes much new material, including a discussion of the "death of theory," a look at topics such as trauma theory, ecocriticism, and the link between the theory of narrative and cognitive science, plus a new chapter on "Ethics and Aesthetics." The book also includes updated bibliographies. Shedding light on everything from literature and social identity, to poetry, poetics, and rhetoric, Literary Theory is a welcome guide for all lovers of literature.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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