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Beginning Theory - Beginnings (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 01/02/2009
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Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for well over a decade now. This new and expanded third edition continues to offer students and readers the best one-volume introduction to the field. The bewildering variety of approaches, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled. Unlike many books which assume certain positions about the critics and the theories they represent, Peter Barry allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles and concepts have been grasped. The book has been updated and includes two new chapters, one of which (Literary theory - a history in ten events) innovatively surveys the course of theory, while the other (Theory after 'Theory') maps the arrival of new 'isms' since the second edition appeared in 2002. Liberal humanism - Structuralism - Post-structuralism and deconstruction - Postmodernism - Psychoanalytic criticism - Feminist criticism - Lesbian/gay criticism - Marxist criticism - New historicism and cultural materialism - Postcolonial criticism - Stylistics - Narratology - Ecocriticism - Presentism/Transversal poetics/New aestheticism/Historical formalism/Cognitive poetics.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719079276
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
Edition: 3rd edition


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Always reassuringly urbane, and often witty...Barry's book remains important, especially as a work of mediation between those who would innately be inclined to 'take' or 'leave' theory. Martin Blocksidge, The Use of English: The English Association Journal for Teacher of English, 01/03/2012 -- .

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“The most useful book I ever bought!”

I would recommend this book for anyone studying an English based subject at University. I was studying English Literature and it came in use for most of the courses I took. Whether it was a tiny reference for a method... More

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