In Search Of Authority (Paperback)
  • In Search Of Authority (Paperback)
zoom

In Search Of Authority (Paperback)

(author)
£34.50
Paperback 282 Pages / Published: 30/04/2007
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
In Search of Authority is the most engaging introduction to literary theory available today.
This is the third edition of a book that has been widely used to introduce undergraduates to the field of literary theory. Its distinctive quality is the way in which it makes complex literary theories, such as structuralism, deconstruction, and post-modernism, accessible to students by relating these theories to students' own enjoyment in reading literature. Each theory is illustrated by several applications of the theory to well-known literary works.
Based on a reader-response approach to literature, In Search of Authority begins with an up-to-date account of the status of literary theory in the 21st century, including a response to recent debates about the "post-theory" question. It concludes with a discussion of how an understanding of literary theory can lead to the empowerment of the individual reader, and of how the authority of the professor can be gradually transferred to the student.
This third edition has been revised and updated throughout. Each chapter ends with several questions to help students check their understanding of the key ideas in the chapter.

Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781551117676
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 370 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

"In Search of Authority is the best discussion I know for giving our students a theoretical framework in which to think. The study questions, new to this edition, go right to the heart of key issues." -- Jeffrey R. Smitten, Utah State University

"The appeal of this book, and its distinctiveness, lie in the genuinely reader-friendly nature of the author's arguments and style." -- TLS

"Finally, a literary theory primer with a mind of its own, a language that's accessible, and a voice that's engaging!" -- Fred Gardaphe, Columbia College, Chicago

"Bonnycastle's fluid commentary and consistently generous understanding make this an excellent introduction to literary theory." -- Terry Goldie, York University

You may also be interested in...

Poetic Form
Added to basket
£20.99
Paperback
Barthes: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
How to Read and Why
Added to basket
A Reader on Reading
Added to basket
Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Added to basket
The Ancients and the Postmoderns
Added to basket
Modern Criticism and Theory
Added to basket
What is Literature?
Added to basket
How Fiction Works
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Japanese No Dramas
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Poetics
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Postmodern Condition
Added to basket
Intertextuality
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.