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Literary Theory: The Basics (2001)
by Hans Bertens
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0415186641, Paperback)Tackling literary theory for the first time can seem a daunting task, it but it can be rewarding. This accessible guide provides the ideal first step in understanding theory, as the author:
-- leads you through the major approaches to literature which are signaled by the term "literary theory"
-- places each critical movement in its historical (and often political) context
-- illustrates theory in practice with examples from much-read texts
-- suggests further reading for those especially interested in a particular critical approaches
-- shows not only that theory can make sense but that it can radically change the way you read.
Covering all the basics and much more, this is the ideal book for anyone interested in how we read and why that matters.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:48 -0400)
Providing the ideal first step in understanding the often bewildering world of literary theory, this text is an easy-to-follow and clearly presented introduction to this fascinating area.
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